Book Reviews of Forbidden Journey: The Life of Alexandra David-Neel

Forbidden Journey: The Life of Alexandra David-Neel
Forbidden Journey The Life of Alexandra David-Neel
Author: Michael Foster, Barbara Foster
ISBN-13: 9780062503459
ISBN-10: 0062503456
Publication Date: 11/1987
Pages: 363
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Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Gives good background info on the politics leading up to the time of Alexandra's travels, and really sheds light on the person she was and just how unusual her travels were for the time.
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The life of a facinating woman starts in Paris, moves on to Belgium,investigates the society of the supreme Gnosis,London. She discovers the Theosophical Society in Paris and Buddism and other oriental philosophies.
In 1891 Alexandria Departs to India, in 1895 sings with the Opera Comique in Indochina. She later publishes a libertarian essay, undertakes second Asian Sojourn. In 1912 meets prince Sidkeong of Sikkim, glimpses Tibet, and has two interviews with the Dali Lama.
During her lifetime she lives as a hermit in the Himalayas,tours Japan and Korea, lives among monks at Kum Bum monastery, and lives in China during the Sino-Japanese War!