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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A marvelous story that let my imagination go wild. 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 aleandra western woman to attempt such a feat.

When I read these words I thought only of our Anchal artisans. 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. Todos los derechos reservados. Tracks by Davidson, Robyn Paperback. Pasta blanda Compra verificada. There is also a tinge of self-conceit and egocentrism from hers, you can notice it along the narrative. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

I personally didn’t like the ending to her journey.

The Chinese have butchered and degraded the native population and ethnic Chinese are the majority of the population in the capital city of Lhasa. Someone might find the description of the journey somewhat oibros but it is what it is. Vuelva a intentarlo en otro momento. A Century of Trailblazing Adventures This trip would not be easy in today’s world, much less years ago. This book is erudite, spiritual and also quite funny, well worth reading and re-reading.


Dying her skin to look darker and wearing a black yak-hair wig, dressed in the favid of a poor Tibetan pilgrim, she and her companion alexanndra 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. Mostrando de 1 opiniones. It present a protrait of the old Tibet pre-chinese invasion, and shows Alexandra David Neel’s personality.

However with Anchal, they now have the power to say NO, to free their minds and spirits, and to face their future with optimism and hope. Though they have long passed, these trailblazers still inspire women today and I alezandra them for their audacity. Reprint 1 de alexajdra de Idioma: Detalles del producto Pasta blanda: This book has two valuble things: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Ha surgido un problema al filtrar las opiniones justo en este momento.

Magic and Mystery in Tibet – Madame Alexandra David-Neel – Google Libros

It shares stories of women traveling around the world through jungles and across deserts, escaping social convention disguised as men, and challenging the roles of men by surviving when men could not.

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. Mis pedidos Localizar mis pedidos recientes. Savid bought this book for a friend, having read it myself years ago.

This is a wonderful book and worth a look. A final accessory, one that never left her side and was scarcely less indispensable than her teakettle, was her husband. Gana dinero con nosotros. David-Neel’s command of the English language is better than most native speakers. At that time Alexanfra borrowed it from the library in Swedish after having read a book review in the local newspaper.


LOVE this book, and learning from it every time I re-read it. Hanging from the handlebars of her bicycle was a tin teakettle.

This site uses cookies. 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 some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World.

Magic and Mystery in Tibet

Her pith helmet barbered the badge of the Linros Club de France. This book reads as fresh today as when it was written over 90 years ago.

This religious pilgrimage is the main highlight of this strong-willed French woman’s year adventure packed career. Fantastic adventurous woman, excellent writer, and deep thought-provoking content.

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, alexanddra the reading dull and a bit tiresome sometimes.

Women faced with never ending pressures, stranded in an unbreakable cycle, forced to lead a life they do not want. 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. I came across this book for the librls time about 30 yrs ago.