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Magic and Mystery in Tibet-Alexandra

Magic and Mystery in Tibet-Alexandra

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HIS is the
believe-it-or-not
story,of a strange land and a mysteri-
ous people
. It records the
author's fascinating experiences
while traveling for fourteen years
through forbidden Tibet
. It is a thrill-
ing story, told without bias or exagger-
ation, by one of the foremost of women
explorers
.
Alexandra David
-
Neel is the onlyEuropean woman to have been honored
with the rank of
a
Lama
. She speaksand writes all of the Tibetan dialectsfluently, and is a practising Buddhist
.
Having become,
as
she explains, a
.
complete Asiatic, and being recognized
as such by the people among whom shehas lived, she has gained the completeconfidence of the most important Lamasof the country. Her knowledge of Tibet
and its people comes to her, therefore,at first hand
.
She reveals here how Tibetan mystics
acquire the ability to live
n
aked
. i
n
zerotemperatures by generating a protective
body heat similar to that produced by
the bee; how they can run incredible dis-tances without rest, food or drink
; how
they cantalk to eachotherover
vast
distances without im lements of
f any
kind
by
a
strange sort of tel
epathy
;how
learn to float in air
ancT
walk on
water
; how they bring corpses back to
life
; and how they can actually createanimate objects
by
thinking
them into
existence
.
 
MAGIC
and
MYSTERY
in
TIBET

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