Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth behind the Myth of Shangri-la

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Quest Books, Oct 1, 1996 - Social Science - 309 pages
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For thousands of years, stories have been told about an inaccessible garden paradise hidden among the icy peaks and secluded valleys of the Himalayas. Called by some Shangri-la, this mythical kingdom, where the pure at heart live forever among jewel lakes, wish-fulfilling trees, and speaking stones, has fired the imagination of both actual explorers and mystical travelers to the inner realms. In this fascinating look behind the myth, Victoria LePage traces the links between this legendary Utopia and the mythologies of the world. Shambhala, LePage argues persuasively, is "real" and may be becoming more so as human beings as a species learn increasingly to perceive dimensions of reality that have been concealed for millennia.
  

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Contents

The Mountain
1
The Quest for Shambhala
3
The Mandalic Mirror
21
A Wreath of Religions
40
The Cosmic Mountain
61
A Trafficway of Angels
78
The Perfection of the Shortest Path
95
Prophecies of Shambhala
114
The Garden of the Tree of Life 15 5
159
Where is the World Axis?
174
Seedbeds of Civilization
190
The Pythagorean Y
209
An Alternative Science
227
A Sign for the New Millennium
251
Notes
271
Index
297

The Hidden Directorate
132
The Tree
153

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About the author (1996)

Victoria LePage has published numerous articles on the new spiritual paradigm emerging in cultures worldwide and is the author of Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-la, published in ten foreign languages. She lives in Australia.

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