Initiations and Initiates in Tibet – Alexandra David-Nell (1931) (1st ed)


Initiations and Initiates in Tibet – Alexandra David-Nell (1931) (1st ed)


Title: Initiations and Initiates in Tibet

Author: Alexandra David-Neel, Fred Rothwell (trans.)

Publisher: Rider & Co., 1931. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Noticeable foxing to edges and slight foxing to pages, covers slightly faded, a few small annotations in pencil. Scarce. With black-and-white photographic plates. 224pp., app 9″ by 6″.

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Contents include:

Definition of Tibetan Mysticism
The Spiritual Guide
Nature of the Esoteric Doctrines
The Various Kinds of Initiation
The “Mani” Initiation
Dubthabs Rites
Gymnastics of Respiration
Daily Spiritual Exercises
How to Sleep

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Alexandra David-Néel (24 October 1868 – 8 September 1969) was a Belgian–French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet, when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels, including Magic and Mystery in Tibet which was published in 1929. Her teachings influenced the beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, the populariser of Eastern philosophy Alan Watts, and the esotericist Benjamin Creme.