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The Sacred Mountain


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Travellers and Pilgrims at Mount Kailas in Western Tibet, and the Great Universal Symbol of the Sacred Mountain

By John Snelling,    With a Foreword by Christmas Humphreys

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Published by East West Publications, London, 1983, 1st UK Edition, D/w (slight staining), Nr. Fine.   Mount Kailas (or Kailash, 6,638 metres) in remote Western Tibet is arguably the most sacred mountain in Asia.  Venerated by the sacred of four great religions (Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon-po), many make the pilgrimage to it including the arduous 32 mile circumnavigation of the mountain.  John Snelling has examined the narratives of the relatively few Western visitors to Mount Kailas and has produced a chronicle of the exploration of this part of Western Tibet, while also examining the strong religious connotations of the peak.  Illustrated with maps, rare photographs and line drawings.

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Weight0.65 kg