Magic and Mystery in Tibet

By Madame Alexandra David-Neel,

Book cover of Magic and Mystery in Tibet

Book description

For centuries Tibet has been known as the last home of mystery, the hidden, sealed land, where ancient mysteries still survive that have perished in the rest of the Orient. Many men have written about Tibet and its secret lore, but few have actually penetrated it to learn its ancient…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Magic and Mystery in Tibet as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Looking around me as a young man I found a grey world that had been stripped of all its glory and fabulousness by the exploitation and utilitarianism of human beings. 

Alexandra David-Neel was an amazing explorer. She was the first European woman to meet the Dalai Lama and in 1924 became the first to enter the forbidden Tibetan capital, Lhasa. She had already spent a decade travelling through China, living in a cave on the Tibetan border, where she learned about Buddhism from hermits, mystics, and bandits. 

She describes in this book how these people learnt such seemingly impossible skills…

From David's list on books that changed my life.

Want books like Magic and Mystery in Tibet?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Magic and Mystery in Tibet.

Browse books like Magic and Mystery in Tibet

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in China, Tibet, and occult?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about China, Tibet, and occult.

China Explore 570 books about China
Tibet Explore 40 books about Tibet
Occult Explore 82 books about occult