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Darkness Over Tibet - Theodore Illion

Darkness Over Tibet - Theodore Illion

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The German traveller Theodore Illion was one of

the first travellers to penetrate Tibet while it was still

sealed off from the outside. Illion, who spoke fluent

Tibetan, had to disguise himself as a wandering

Tibetan monk in order to escape detection, as it was

illegal for any foreigner to be in Tibet.

He began planning his trip in 1932 and left

Germany in 1934. After several years of adventures

and hairaising narrow escapes with death, he returned

to Germany to write Ratfelhaftes Tibet, published in

Hamburg in 1936. His books were quickly translated

into English and published by Rider & Company in

London: IN SECRET TIBET (1937) & DARKNESS

OVER TIBET (1938).

DARKNESS OVER TIBET, is an extremely rare

book. Illion made some chance acquaintances which

led to contacts with wise men and black magicians. He

then was invited to live and study in an underground

city in central Tibet. His subsequent escape and

hair-raising journies are classic travel writing of the

1930's. It is believed that Illion's accounts of Tibet

were instrumental in persuading the Nazi government

of Germany to send yearly expeditions into Tibet. The

first volume, IN SECRET TIBET, recounts the first

episodes of Illion's fascinating adventures in Central

Asia.



The German traveller Theodore Illion was one of

the first travellers to penetrate Tibet while it was still

sealed off from the outside. Illion, who spoke fluent

Tibetan, had to disguise himself as a wandering

Tibetan monk in order to escape detection, as it was

illegal for any foreigner to be in Tibet.

He began planning his trip in 1932 and left

Germany in 1934. After several years of adventures

and hairaising narrow escapes with death, he returned

to Germany to write Ratfelhaftes Tibet, published in

Hamburg in 1936. His books were quickly translated

into English and published by Rider & Company in

London: IN SECRET TIBET (1937) & DARKNESS

OVER TIBET (1938).

DARKNESS OVER TIBET, is an extremely rare

book. Illion made some chance acquaintances which

led to contacts with wise men and black magicians. He

then was invited to live and study in an underground

city in central Tibet. His subsequent escape and

hair-raising journies are classic travel writing of the

1930's. It is believed that Illion's accounts of Tibet

were instrumental in persuading the Nazi government

of Germany to send yearly expeditions into Tibet. The

first volume, IN SECRET TIBET, recounts the first

episodes of Illion's fascinating adventures in Central

Asia.

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