Download e-book for iPad: Alexandra David-Neel: Portait of an Adventurer by Ruth Middleton

By Ruth Middleton

ISBN-10: 0877734135

ISBN-13: 9780877734130

This specific biography explores the internal trip of a girl whose outer lifestyles used to be an exciting tale of ardour and experience. Alexandra David-Neel (1868–1969), born in Paris to a socially favorite relatives, as soon as boasted, "I realized to run earlier than i may walk!" during a life of multiple hundred years, she was once an acclaimed operatic soprano, a political anarchist, a spiritual reformer, an intrepid explorer who traveled in Tibet for fourteen years, a pupil of Buddhism, and the writer of greater than 40 books. yet might be the main exciting of all her adventures was once the non secular seek that led her from a younger curiosity in socialism and Freemasonry to the lessons of the good sages of India and culminated in her initiation into the key tantric practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This publication finds the penetrating perception and braveness of a girl who surmounted actual, highbrow, and social limitations to pursue her religious quest.

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