Magic and Mystery in Tibet

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Souvenir Press Limited, 2007 - Mysticism - 272 pages
Alexandra David-Neel journeyed through Tibet in the 1920s. Recording her discoveries, many of them extraordinary feats of magic and mysticism, she describes the Buddhist monks who live naked in freezing temperatures, who can run for days at a time, how they use telepathy and can defy gravity, the psychic sports practised.

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User Review  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

An oft-times very difficult book to get through, as the author is very thorough in her examination of mystical and magical practices in Tibet. In some ways, it's a bit more of a textbook than it is a ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Alexandra David-Neel was one of the great travel writers and an authority on Tibetan Buddhism, her writings on Buddhism became a great influence on writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. She continued to travel and write until her death at 101 years old.

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