Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart

The impulse to believe the absurd when presented with the unknowable is called religion. Whether this is wise or unwise is the domain of doctrine. Once you understand someone's doctrine, you understand their rationale for believing the absurd. At that point, it may no longer seem absurd. You can get to both sides of this conondrum from here.

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Re: Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the H

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Praise for Andrei Znamenski's RED SHAMBHALA

"The lines between mystical seekers, secret policemen, spies, and charlatans constantly cross and blur in this fascinating, and at times astounding, story about the interplay of mysticism and politics in the shadow of Stalin's Russia."

-- Richard Spence, Professor of History, University of Idaho

"An amazing story, told by a fine scholar but written accessibly. It has larger-than-life characters against the background of a myth of Shambhala that haunted the Russian imagination as it did the Western, but with rather different consequences."

-- Mark Sedgwick, author, Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

"This groundbreaking investigation makes us aware that the sacred and the profane can share the same mythical milieu. A must-read book for people interested in the fuzzy area among mystique, esotericism, and politics."

-- Marcello De Martino, Ph.D., Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, Rome, and author of Mircea Eliade Esoterico

"Reads like the best of thrillers."

-- Willard Sunderland, Professor of History, University of Cincinnati
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