Among those few was Madame Alexandra David-Neel, a French orientalist. A practicing Buddhist, a profound historian of religion, and linguist, she actually lived. Alexandra David-Neel was a linguist, practicing Buddhist, and religious historian. She won the trust of Tibets most powerful lamas and magicians, and takes us. David Neel Alexandra – Magos y Misticos del · David-Neel Alexandra – Magia de Amor y Magia · DavidNeel Alexandra – Inmortalidad y.

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In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled alfxandra of the roughest terrain and climate in the World. The determination and sheer physical fortitude it took for this woman, delicately reared in Paris and Brussels, is inspiration for men and women alike.

Magic and Mystery in Tibet. Wisdom from the Forbidden Journey. Tracks by Davidson, Robyn Paperback. Initiations and Initiates in Tibet. Detalles del producto Pasta blanda: Reprint 1 de septiembre de Idioma: Mostrando de 1 opiniones. Ha surgido un problema al filtrar las opiniones davd en este momento.

Vuelva a intentarlo en otro momento. Pasta blanda Compra verificada. This book has two valuble things: It present a protrait of the old Tibet pre-chinese invasion, and shows Alexandra David Neel’s personality. Some people find the reading boring at the point of not even finish it, David Neel has serious troubles to progress with the narration, she takes too much time describing minimal trivial details of each place and situation, making the reading dull and a bit tiresome sometimes.

There is also a tinge of self-conceit and egocentrism from hers, you can notice it along the narrative.

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It is very interesting her hidden journey into central Tibet, one can discover the stubborn and perseverance who took David Neel to the confines of the Himalayas. I came across this book for the first nee about 30 yrs ago. At that time I borrowed it from the library in Swedish after having read a book review in the local newspaper.


A marvelous story that let my imagination go wild.

This trip would not be easy in today’s world, much less years ago. I forgot the name of the author and the name of the book later but every alfxandra in a while I’d try to search for it – thank goodness for the Internet!

Finally Dqvid found what seemed to be the right book. This has been my evening reading now and it is as enjoyable as ever. I envy the author for her courage and perseverance.

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Someone might find the description of the journey somewhat monotonous but it is what it is. Pretty splendid in my opinion.

I bought this book for libbros friend, having read it myself years ago. The tale of the intrepid Frenchwoman and her adopted son, the lama Yongden, and their travel in disguise into the then-forbidden land of Tibet is a classic tale of adventure, made all the more fascinating because she was the first western alwxandra to attempt such a feat. An erudite Buddhist scholar and fluent speaker of Tibetan, she was 55 when she started her journey.

Dying her skin to look darker and wearing a black yak-hair wig, dressed in the rags of a poor Tibetan pilgrim, she and her companion traveled by foot in winter through hazardous conditions–once, trapped by a snowstorm, they spent a week in a cave and boiled their leather boots for sustenance. This book is erudite, spiritual and also quite funny, well worth reading and re-reading. My Journey to Lhasa is a well written book about Tibet circa Alas, the country that Alexandra David-Neel describes in her travels is no more.

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The Chinese have butchered and degraded the native population and ethnic Chinese are the majority of the population in the capital city of Lhasa. David-Neel made her trek with her adopted son to the forbidden city Lhasa where no foreigners were allowed in the dead of winter succeeding where much younger, better equipped male-only explorers failed. This religious pilgrimage is the main highlight of this strong-willed French woman’s year adventure packed career.

She was a noted Buddhist scholar and wrote 25 books on eastern themes after she made her death defying trip in her mid-fifties. This book reads as fresh today as when it was written over 90 years ago. David-Neel’s command of the English language is better than most native speakers. I personally didn’t like the ending to her journey. Soon after she had achieved her goal of setting foot in the Forbidden City, she had no problem in identifying herself as a French woman and allowing herself the protective care of the British supervised Indian Army escort.

It would have been elegant of her to have crossed back into India anonymously just as she had begun her journey crossing into Tibetan territory anonymously. Fantastic adventurous woman, excellent writer, and deep thought-provoking content. LOVE this book, and learning from it every time I re-read it. Gana dinero con nosotros.

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