Book: A Discovery of an Unparalleled Kind (The Living Part of a Myth, Five Years in the Valley of Masters Book 1) by M.G. Hawkingcategories: Book, Esoteric, Enlightenment, Inspirational, Visionary, Metaphysical, Manifesting, Goddess, Nepal, Himalayan, Abundance, Wisdom, Adventure
M.G. Hawkingabout this book: Sweeping in an immense arc across South Asia is the "Top-of-the-World," the Great Himalayan Range. Beginning with Kashmir's 26,600 foot Naga Parbat and ending at Tibet's 25,445 foot Namcha Barwa, it comprises an uninterrupted 1,500 mile long stretch of mountains with over 110 peaks rising to elevations of 24,000 feet or more. For thousands of years, the largely inaccessible inner portion of this vast wilderness has been known in esoteric literature as the Great White Island, and has inspired countless myths and legends.
In a secluded part of that inner range, some 40 years ago, I chanced upon a valley nestled below ice peaks so high as to appear overhead. In that isolated valley I encountered a tiny village, a village so exceedingly remote, and an existence so mythical, that it does not appear on extant maps. On ancient maps it was sometimes marked as Bhala, or Bhalapada (Sanskrit; path to Bhala.) Yet I learned that it has one other, more vital name: Siddhalaya. Siddha, in Sanskrit, denotes a high adept or master; alaya means the abode of—for this village is said to be in the valley of the masters.
In that valley, I had the privilege of meeting a number of extraordinary men and women—introduced to me as "masters" and "adepts"—possessed of knowledge and power virtually unknown to the Western world. In one of my initial encounters with a man called Amitra, said to be a true master, I asked what, exactly, it means to be a master. He smiled and responded: "A master is an adept who is also a teacher, one who teaches essence, the means by which one may perceive, embrace and express great awareness. At this time there are many more adepts than you might imagine, but few masters—teachers—for reasons you will soon learn. But now, we will think of this; what is an adept, a Siddha? An interesting question, is it not? Most simply put—demystified, you might say—an adept is simply one who has broken the boundaries of ordinary perception and thereby functions in a vastly expanded reality. Adepts experience themselves and the entire nature of reality in a way inexpressibly different than what the ordinary masses believe possible. It is society and culture that predetermine what you perceive of life, what you believe yourself to be, what powers you believe yourself to have, and what you are able to accomplish. What you are exposed to and what you are taught, from a very early age through your entire life, largely defines and determines perception, and that conditioning ordinarily excludes all but a tiny reflection of the true reality and the true nature of your inherent power. The reality of the masses is a consensual, communal reality. It is a pinhole through which they perceive only an infinitesimal portion of the Real."
As the reader may easily imagine, I quickly realized that, a bit like Columbus or Marco Polo, I discovered a world far stranger and far more portentous than any I could have imagined. It is without doubt a world which the ordinary, outside world would find thoroughly unbelievable. I spent over five years in Siddhalaya, traveled into the highlands of Tibet, explored ancient ruins, and much more. Those adventures inspired me to write a book series chronicling what I saw, learned, and experienced. The purpose of these books, then, is to reveal a fabled land and the exceedingly rare esoteric knowledge and practices of profoundly enlightened individuals.
A Discovery of an Unparalleled Kind (The Living Part of a Myth, Five Years in the Valley of Masters, Book One) First U.S. Edition. 70,125 words, includes excerpts from Book Two.
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