ISBN-10: 0486226824

ISBN-13: 9780486226828

ISBN-10: 1940849586

ISBN-13: 9781940849584

For centuries Tibet has been referred to as the final domestic of poser, the hidden, sealed land, the place historic mysteries nonetheless continue to exist that experience perished within the remainder of the Orient. Many males have written approximately Tibet and its mystery lore, yet few have really penetrated it to profit its historic knowledge. between these few was once Madame Alexandra David-Neel, a French orientalist. A training Buddhist, a profound historian of faith, and linguist, she really lived in Tibet for greater than 14 years. She had the nice honor of being bought by means of the Dalai Lama; she studied philosophical Buddhism and Tibetan Tantra on the nice facilities; she reflected in lonely caves and on wind-swept iciness mountains with yogi hermits; and she or he even witnessed forbidden corpse-magic within the forests. Her studies were unique.
Magic and secret in Tibet tells the tale of her studies in Tibet, between lamas and magicians. it really is neither a commute booklet nor an autobiography yet a examine of psychic discovery, an outline of the occult and mystical theories and psychic education practices of Tibet. She tells of serious sages and sorcerers that she met; of the approach of monastic schooling; the good academics and their disciples; Tibetan folklore approximately their religious athletes; reincarnation and reminiscence from past lives; intricate magical rites to procure siddhis; the terrible necromantic magic of the pre-Buddhist Bonpa shamas; psychological visualization workouts to create disembodied proposal types (tulpas); visions; phenomena of actual yoga, keep watch over of the physique warmth mechanism; respiring workouts; sending “messages at the wind”; and lots more and plenty related material.
An strange element of Madame David-Neel’s publication is that she herself skilled the various phenomena she describes, but she describes them with precision and in a matter-of-fact demeanour, allowing the reader to attract his personal conclusions approximately validity, interpretation by way of psychology, and price. rather attention-grabbing for the fashionable experiencer are her certain directions for tumo (the yoga of warmth regulate) and production of notion projections.

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