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Magic and Mystery in Tibet:  Alexandra David-Neel

 

wow.

 

What a presence she must have been!

She's becoming something of an archetypal hero for me.

Her presence, through the paper is vibrant and palpable.

I'm welcoming her as an honored guest in my home

She's been good for me, though her first words came like thunder and radical shift... it's the welcome thunder of nourishing rain.

 

This is my second foray into her process and experiences... and so far it's more glancing and topical.

Though I'm but knee deep in...

 

yup... got a sincere respect crushy on Ms David-Neel

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51 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

Magic and Mystery in Tibet:  Alexandra David-Neel

 

wow.

 

What a presence she must have been!

She's becoming something of an archetypal hero for me.

Her presence, through the paper is vibrant and palpable.

I'm welcoming her as an honored guest in my home

She's been good for me, though her first words came like thunder and radical shift... it's the welcome thunder of nourishing rain.

 

This is my second foray into her process and experiences... and so far it's more glancing and topical.

Though I'm but knee deep in...

 

yup... got a sincere respect crushy on Ms David-Neel


I have that book too.

 

Quite scary with the part on tulpa.

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On 2/9/2020 at 2:39 AM, silent thunder said:

Magic and Mystery in Tibet:  Alexandra David-Neel

 

wow.

 

What a presence she must have been!

She's becoming something of an archetypal hero for me.

Her presence, through the paper is vibrant and palpable.

I'm welcoming her as an honored guest in my home

She's been good for me, though her first words came like thunder and radical shift... it's the welcome thunder of nourishing rain.

 

This is my second foray into her process and experiences... and so far it's more glancing and topical.

Though I'm but knee deep in...

 

yup... got a sincere respect crushy on Ms David-Neel

 

If you like this, you may also like:

 

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I'm currently reading Ted Chiang - very talented!

He wrote the story from which the movie Arrival was developed.

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 2:39 AM, silent thunder said:

Magic and Mystery in Tibet:  Alexandra David-Neel

 

I love this book.  Its not an exaggeration for me to say that it was life-changing.  There are so many deep insights to be found within it.

 

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2 hours ago, ऋषि said:

I love this book.  Its not an exaggeration for me to say that it was life-changing.  There are so many deep insights to be found within it.

 

On 2/9/2020 at 12:31 AM, Earl Grey said:


I have that book too.

 

Quite scary with the part on tulpa.

 

Have either of you read the book she co-wrote with her son Lama Yongden?

The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhism?

 

Her presence and message delivered in that book rolled through me like thunder to deep effect... indeed the right words at an auspicious moment.  Ripe soil.  The ramifications and reverberations continue to dissolve old paradigm structures.  Quite a gift.  Not a little unpleasant either (where resistance to shedding skin is present).

 

I'm reading the magic book, just for more of her words and her presence.  I've no longer any gravity or interest in descriptions of sorcerer's abilities, nor the supra-natural skills of high level practitioners... it's Alexandra's demeanor, that is cutting through the words like light through fog for me. 

 

Her presence is palpable in her words as few other authors I've ever read.

Strong resonance.  Her one word message in Secret Oral Teachings coalesced years of emerging insights for me.

 

Like i said... quite the respect crushy on Ms David-Neel.

 

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2 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

 

 

Have either of you read the book she co-wrote with her son Lama Yongden?

The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhism?

 

Her presence and message delivered in that book rolled through me like thunder to deep effect... indeed the right words at an auspicious moment.  Ripe soil.  The ramifications and reverberations continue to dissolve old paradigm structures.  Quite a gift.  Not a little unpleasant either (where resistance to shedding skin is present).

 

I'm reading the magic book, just for more of her words and her presence.  I've no longer any gravity or interest in descriptions of sorcerer's abilities, nor the supra-natural skills of high level practitioners... it's Alexandra's demeanor, that is cutting through the words like light through fog for me. 

 

Her presence is palpable in her words as few other authors I've ever read.

Strong resonance.  Her one word message in Secret Oral Teachings coalesced years of emerging insights for me.

 

Like i said... quite the respect crushy on Ms David-Neel.

 

 

Haven't heard of it, but the next time I'm in the US, I will pick up a copy. 

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7 hours ago, steve said:

 

If you like this, you may also like:

 

13490893.jpg

 

 

 

 

I'm currently reading Ted Chiang - very talented!

He wrote the story from which the movie Arrival was developed.

 

41160292._UY630_SR1200,630_.jpg

I'm considering purchasing these... but am curious.

 

Are these books devoted to supra-natural phenomenon?  Or are they focused on insight and character?

 

The only thing drawing me to the Magic and Mysteries book is how it reveals the character of Ms. David-Neel in how she deals with the people and nature she's engaged with.

 

The supra-natural elements in any conversations have lost all gravity for me any longer it seems...

 

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A Step Away From Paradise documents a journey a group of people made trying to find a hidden spiritual land that only rarely reveals itself to the mortal world. There are supernatural elements but it is very much about the people and life in the wilds of Himalaya. 

Exhalation is fiction leaning toward fantasy/scifi but very intelligent.

I didn't mean to link the two, just making one recommendation and sharing something I'm currently reading and enjoying.

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1 hour ago, steve said:

A Step Away From Paradise documents a journey a group of people made trying to find a hidden spiritual land that only rarely reveals itself to the mortal world. There are supernatural elements but it is very much about the people and life in the wilds of Himalaya. 

Exhalation is fiction leaning toward fantasy/scifi but very intelligent.

I didn't mean to link the two, just making one recommendation and sharing something I'm currently reading and enjoying.

Thanks for the descriptions.  Ordering both :)

 

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Read this one a little while ago but don't think I posted about it here...

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On 2/10/2020 at 2:14 PM, silent thunder said:

 

 

Have either of you read the book she co-wrote with her son Lama Yongden?

The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhism?

 

Her presence and message delivered in that book rolled through me like thunder to deep effect... indeed the right words at an auspicious moment.  Ripe soil.  The ramifications and reverberations continue to dissolve old paradigm structures.  Quite a gift.  Not a little unpleasant either (where resistance to shedding skin is present).

 

I'm reading the magic book, just for more of her words and her presence.  I've no longer any gravity or interest in descriptions of sorcerer's abilities, nor the supra-natural skills of high level practitioners... it's Alexandra's demeanor, that is cutting through the words like light through fog for me. 

 

Her presence is palpable in her words as few other authors I've ever read.

Strong resonance.  Her one word message in Secret Oral Teachings coalesced years of emerging insights for me.

 

Like i said... quite the respect crushy on Ms David-Neel.

 

 

In particular her accounts of working with lamas and also her personal insights into practices, especially chod and so forth were my favorite parts.  I was able to get a tangible glimpse of tibet that was unique in terms of how real it felt.  It was also a different time - in the book IIRC it mentioned the current Dalai Lama as riding out to war with his troops while fighting against the chinese.

 

I will have to check out that book you mentioned, thanks.

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