Alexandra David-Neel: Portrait of an Adventurer

Alexandra David-Neel: Portrait of an Adventurer

by Ruth Middleton
     
 

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This unique biography explores the inner journey of a woman whose outer life was a thrilling story of passion and adventure. Alexandra David-Neel
(1868–1969), born in Paris to a socially prominent family, once boasted,
"I learned to run before I could walk!" In the course of a lifetime of more than one hundred years, she was an acclaimed

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This unique biography explores the inner journey of a woman whose outer life was a thrilling story of passion and adventure. Alexandra David-Neel
(1868–1969), born in Paris to a socially prominent family, once boasted,
"I learned to run before I could walk!" In the course of a lifetime of more than one hundred years, she was an acclaimed operatic soprano, a political anarchist, a religious reformer, an intrepid explorer who traveled in
Tibet for fourteen years, a scholar of Buddhism, and the author of more than forty books. But perhaps the most intriguing of all her adventures was the spiritual search that led her from a youthful interest in socialism and
Freemasonry to the teachings of the great sages of India and culminated in her initiation into the secret tantric practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This book reveals the penetrating insight and courage of a woman who surmounted physical,
intellectual, and social barriers to pursue her spiritual quest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834829251
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
907,404
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Ruth Middleton is a sculptor and writer who divides her time between France and the United States. This biography is based on her study of the private, unpublished correspondence, documents, manuscripts, and photographs preserved in the Archives of the Alexandra David-Neel Foundation in Digne, France.

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