History is the relics of a shipwreck; far more of the of the past has been lost than found. Our accounts of world history begin long after origins have disappeared—legends arise to preserve and transmit those origins.
For thousands of years legends of the land of Olmolungring have fascinated and inspired millions with tales of a mystical world, known in our modern age as Shambhala. Scholars believe that Olmolungring is the historical precursor of a fabled land described in the oldest Sanskrit texts, a hidden realm of incredible beauty. The ancient pre-Buddhist B’on treaties regarding Olmolungring are thought to be the earliest extant references, but the same mythical realm is represented in diverse ancient literatures: The Kalki mythology, the Puranas, the ancient texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, and the even earlier Kalachakra Mulatantra. These writings relate that, in the beginning of this world, Olmolungring was the place to which celestial beings descended and created the hidden realm. They brought with them the highest mystical knowledge of all the worlds, making Olmolungring not only a place of peace and beauty, but the sanctuary of all wisdom, the true center of the spiritual world.
The ancient creation stories of indigenous cultures worldwide relate that their progenitors came from the stars. Native Americans recount that their antecedents were “The Sky People.” Egyptian mythology relates that their gods came from Orion and Sirius. The builders of Teotihuacan describe their gods as having descended from the heavens. The Sumerian, the Maya, and so many others, all express the same story in diverse ways in different languages—their ancestors came from the stars and fashioned human civilization. These cultures were greatly separated both geographically and chronologically, yet their legends are strikingly similar.
Absent an ember, there can be no smoke; there is a kernel of truth in all such ancient and enduring legends, and they cannot be easily, or wisely, dismissed. Could this legendary realm truly exist? In the modern age, where could such a place remain hidden?
Sweeping in an immense arc across Asia is the Great Himalayan Range, an uninterrupted 1,500 mile long crescent of mountains with over 110 peaks rising to elevations of 25,000 feet or more. The Himalaya cradles the most isolated areas of Earth’s landmass; towering ice peaks conceal remote, lushly forested valleys. For thousands of years, the inaccessible inner portion of that vast wilderness has inspired countless stories of a hidden society of masters possessed of great wisdom and power.
In a secluded part of that inner range, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced upon a valley deep in the rugged wilderness. Nestled in a mystical vale surrounded by vast snowfields rolling upward from evergreen forest to immense blue-white glaciers and encircled by Himalayan peaks so high as to appear nearly overhead, Hawking encountered a small village called Siddhalaya. Soon after arriving he realized, a bit like Columbus or Marco Polo, that he had discovered a world far stranger and vastly more portentous than he could ever have imagined. In Siddhalaya, Hawking experienced encounters with what he was told was a true ‘Ri-iha-mo,’ a Tibetan phrase meaning ‘celestial mountain goddess.’
Explore the opportunity to unlock great secrets of the ages, far-reaching revelations that for long millenniums have remained hidden under the most intense silence and secrecy. An unprecedented and extraordinary account that is inspirational, thought provoking, and richly enlightening, this is a book that will resound in your heart and mind long after the last words have been read. First Edition, Kindle page count 310.
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M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. He relishes exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences. He has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalaya, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, The Living Part of a Myth, and the new presentation, In The Valley of Mystic Gods, along with the associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time in Northern California with his wonderful team at Wisdom Masters Press, working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric and metaphysical nature. Heather Cantrell, contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalaya. She is an devoted adventurer, climber, trekker, equestrian and animal lover.