|Format||Hardcover (215 x 143mm)||Edition||First thus|
|Series||No of pages||320|
"At the age of fourteen [i.e. c1936], I read what was for me an extraordinary book: With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet, by Alexandra David Neel. This Polish woman of indefatigable courage, determination and resource managed, disguised as a Lama, to penetrate the forbidding barriers around that mysterious country, gained permission to stay, and placed herself under the tutorship of a true Lama. She describes various esoteric practices, some of which she learned, including the creation by thought of a 'familiar'; in her case of a jovial fat monk who soon got out of her control and had to be de-materialised." (Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, p.10-11/1979ed)
First published in English as With Mystics & Magicians in Tibet by John Lane/The Bodley Head Ltd, 1931. The first paperback edition appeared in 1936 as Penguin No.68. The first US edition was published by Claude Kendall (New York, 1932).
Also referenced in Benjamin Creme (1996), The Ageless Wisdom Teaching, p.61.
|Original title||Mystiques et Magiciens du Thibet|
|Original publication year||1929|
|Original publisher||Librairie Plon|