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By Ruth Middleton

This distinctive biography explores the interior trip of a lady whose outer existence was once an exhilarating tale of ardour and event. Alexandra David-Neel (1868–1969), born in Paris to a socially popular kinfolk, as soon as boasted, "I realized to run ahead of i'll walk!" during a life of multiple hundred years, she used to be an acclaimed operatic soprano, a political anarchist, a non secular reformer, an intrepid explorer who traveled in Tibet for fourteen years, a student of Buddhism, and the writer of greater than 40 books. yet possibly the main interesting of all her adventures was once the non secular seek that led her from a younger curiosity in socialism and Freemasonry to the lessons of the good sages of India and culminated in her initiation into the key tantric practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This publication unearths the penetrating perception and braveness of a girl who surmounted actual, highbrow, and social boundaries to pursue her religious quest.

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