Over the ages, a rich treasury of powerful knowledge has been discovered, yet remains largely unknown to the Western world. Records of this wisdom are like the fragmented relics of a shipwreck; vastly more of the great knowledge of the past has stayed hidden than has been revealed. The earliest accounts of our world’s ancient cultures were composed long after certain truths had lapsed from human memory, or were considered secrets far too powerful, or too sacred, to be revealed. Yet legends inevitably arose in which fragments of those truths were preserved.
Drawn from the archived journals and field notes of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet, this book explores one of the most captivating of all ancient legends, a story that for thousands of years has fascinated and inspired millions. Stretching across Asia in a vast crescent extending 1,500 miles with over 110 peaks rising to elevations of 25,000 feet or more, the Great Himalayan Range cradles the most isolated areas of Earth’s landmass. Towering ice peaks nearly six miles high conceal remote, lushly forested valleys.
Since the dawn of the earliest civilizations on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (the Himalayan highlands of Tibet), the mysterious inner region of this Great Range has inspired countless stories of a hidden sanctuary of great masters possessed of all-encompassing knowledge. Although arising from sources greatly separated both geographically and chronologically, the legends are remarkably consistent, varying only in details. The scriptures of the 4000 year old pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture are thought to be the earliest extant references, yet the same hidden realm is represented in many ancient traditions; the sacred B’on treaties, texts of the Kalki lore, the Puranas, the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, in the even older Kalachakra Mulatantra, and in the ancient wisdom traditions of civilizations throughout Asia and beyond.
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. Yet, if this mysterious hidden realm still exists, who—or what—lives there? Why do they stay so carefully concealed? What knowledge do they possess? What powers? If encountered, what would they want us to know?
Journey into a fabled lost realm deep in the Himalayas to explore answers to these profound questions and discover knowledge that for long millenniums has remained hidden under the most intense silence. Entertaining and richly enlightening, this anthology is an incomparable read for anyone seeking greatly expanded knowledge and personal power. A Kindle Unlimited Book. Kindle Edition page count 225. For more information, please see the book’s Amazon page. Thank you.
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M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to 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 Himalayas, 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, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric and metaphysical nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., COO, 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 Himalayas. Heather is an devoted adventurer, trekker, equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, B.Phil., contributor, researcher and coordinator for Wisdom Masters Press, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and ardent equestrian.