Legends are the hazy shards of history; far more of the secrets of the past have been lost than preserved. The earliest chronicles of history began long after certain realities had faded from human memory—legends arose to preserve those realities.
Perhaps the most enduring of all legends is the mystery of a sanctuary of great masters concealed deep in the majestic Himalayan Mountains. Although arising from sources greatly separated both geographically and chronologically, the legends are remarkably consistent. The ancient B’on treaties are thought to be the earliest extant references, yet the same hidden realm is represented in many ancient traditions; the scriptures of the pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture, texts of the Kalki mythology, the Puranas, the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, and in the even more ancient Kalachakra Mulatantra. The B’on treaties refer to the hidden sanctuary as Olmolungring, Hindu histories as Aryavarth, Chinese as Hsi Tien, and Russian traditions as Belovoyde.
In recent history, an esoteric treatise composed in the early 1500s by the Third Panchen Lama, Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup, revealed that he had been gifted a remarkable visit to the hidden realm, and referred to it, in Tibetan, as Shambhala I lam-yig. A rare manuscript written in 1592 by Antonio Monserrate, a Spanish missionary to the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, speaks of his experiences in a remote valley in the mountains where great sages and masters resided. A remarkably similar account is found as recently as the 1700s, written by the esteemed Sixth Panchen Lama, Lobsang Palden Yeshe.
Years ago, in a secluded inner region of the Himalayas, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced upon a small valley nestled deep in the remote wilderness. There, surrounded by vast snowfields and towering ice peaks, he encountered a village where he had the privilege of meeting extraordinary men and women—introduced to him as “masters” and “adepts”—possessed of knowledge and powers virtually unknown to the Western world.
Transcribed directly from the archived field notes and journals of Hawking’s five years in Nepal and Tibet, this book contains detailed narratives of Hawking’s experiences with these remarkable individuals, providing rare, first-hand accounts of their dialogues and the profound esoteric knowledge they revealed. For untold millenniums this knowledge has been known only to a privileged few, extraordinary revelations too long concealed in silence. An incomparable book for anyone on a spiritual path or seeking greater knowledge and personal power.
April 2016 Release. 15 Chapters, 37 Subsections. Kindle Edition page count 352 (estimated using Amazon’s ‘Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count’ system, actual page count may vary depending on the reading device used). Includes Reference Citations and a Supplemental Material Section. For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page.
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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, ‘The Living Part of a Legend,’ and the new presentation, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with their 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.