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myth of Shangri-La

Peter Bishop

myth of Shangri-La

Tibet, travel writing and the western creation of sacred landscape

by Peter Bishop

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Published by Athlone in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tibet (China) -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    StatementPeter Bishop.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 308 p. ;
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17969836M
    ISBN 100485113694
    LC Control Number89001206


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Called by some Shangri-la, this mythical kingdom of jewel lakes, wish-fulfilling trees, and speaking stones has fired the imagination of both actual explorers and travelers to the inner realms. Shangri-la. An arcadia hidden in a remote, secluded valley. A vast, wind-swept plain cradled among the far away peaks of the Orient.

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The Myth of Shangri-la is not so concerned with the historical details of the exploration and development of Tibet as with the phenomenology of the imagination, the way Tibet was experienced and imagined in the Western world order. Bishop looks at where travellers were coming from more than where they were going, and in doing so he delineates Cited by: The "Shangri-La" of James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon may have been inspired by the Shambhala myth (as well as then-current National Geographic articles on Eastern Tibet).

Many New Age writers, notably James Redfield, have written about Shambhala. The E-Myth Revisited Review. A very interesting book. The fact that it’s old doesn’t make it any less valuable. If anything, The E-Myth Revisited is even more relevant today, as more people than ever start their own businesses – and more than ever fail.

Gerber advocates doing a lot of thinking on the front end to prevent you from maneuvering yourself into a situation you can’t get out of. For most people in the West, Shambhala, if it is known at all, is as remote from myth of Shangri-La book as Shangri-La, the mythical paradise that the novelist James Hilton immortalized in book and film.

Nevertheless, Shambhala is gradually becoming known and taking tangible shape in the West as one author after another has attempted to outline its Author: Victoria Lepage. The process of myth-making or the perpetuating of the myth of Shangri-la is not merely a harmless reverie. A myth has a power and reality of its own.

In the case of Tibet, the myth of Shangri-la has influenced the Western perception of the Tibetan political struggle. The West has interpreted the Tibetan struggle within the frame work of Shangri-la.

Approximately the first half of the book was a great deal of fun, but when the author leaves off direct consideration of the Shambhala myth and then insists upon connecting Shambhala with as many legends, myths, and fringe theories as she can imagine, or cram into the book, Shambhala becomes tedious and strained/5.

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The myth of Shangri-La: Tibet, travel writing, and the western creation of sacred landscape Item Preview His rich narrative and sustained recourse to diaries, letters, histories, and works of fiction make this a fascinating book that will be of interest to anyone interested in European cultural history and in the powers of the imagination.

The Myth of Shangri-La. The paradise city called Shangri-La is similar to other mystical places like El Dorado and Atlantis. The people of Shangri-La are said to have lived for hundreds of years, practiced traditional Buddhism ways, and existed in harmony with nature.

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Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical. Shangri-la. An arcadia hidden in a remote, secluded valley. A vast, wind-swept plain cradled among the far away peaks of the Orient.

Tibet. Beginning almost as a mere rumor in the mid-eighteenth century, Tibet evolved over the next century of industrialization into one of the last great sacred places of Victorian romanticism, taking on much of the mystery, power, and ambiguity. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bishop, Peter, Myth of Shangri-La.

London: Athlone, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. The Myth of Shangri-La: Tibet, Travel Writing and the Western Creation of Sacred Landscape. Peter Bishop.

Just like any other myth, the popularity of the myth Shangri-La was inevitably affected by the state of the world at any time. With a world economy wracked by the great depression, and the great powers sliding towards fascism, communism, and eventual world war, the idea of an escape in the mountains held an understandable appeal.

Shangri-La: Messing with a Myth. Rosa Llamas. The myth of Shangri-La as a utopian place of desire rests. () cites a gu est book entry in Sumts eling. Michael Wood discusses what he believes is the birthplace of Shangri-La.

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[Peter Bishop]. Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-La Book Review: Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-La by Victoria LePage (Quest Books ) While this book was quite thought-provoking and filled with unusual and fascinating information it somehow left me a little unsatisfied as to conclusions.

Ancient Origins articles related to Shangri-la in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. (Page 1 of tag Shangri-la). The myth of Shangri-La was born in with the novel by James Hilton "Lost Horizon". In his book, Hilton describes a paradisiacal place in the foothills of the Himalayas isolated from the outside world where people lived a harmonious and happy life.

Several places in India, Pakistan, Tibet and China claim to have inspired James Hilton. But throughout Asia, it is best known by its Sanskrit name, Shambhala, Shamballa, or Shangri-la.

Shambhala is described as a land of paradise. Photo credit: Naughty Dog-Uncharted. The legend of Shambhala is said to date back thousands of years, and reference to the mythical land can be found in various ancient texts. In the writer James Hilton coined the word 'Shangri-La' to describe such a place, when he gave that name to a hidden valley in the Himalayas in his novel LOST THE SEARCH FOR SHANGRI-LA acclaimed traveller and writer Charles Allen explores the myth behind the story.

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based Cold War ideology and policy helped to complement the theological mythology behind the U.S. supported Tibetan Dalai Lama and the theocratic landlord. Remembering Shangri-la’s Old Town. I first visited Shangri-la in Back then the unremarkable county town was more humbly known as Zhongdian 中甸, or rGyal-thang rDzong རྒྱལ་ཐང་རྫོང་ in Tibetan.

Zhongdian was a dusty place at the edge of the Tibet Plateau in Yunnan province with one paved road, which provided access to various tile-clad government offices, a. But Shangri-La is a myth, and Megan’s peaceful canyon life is just months away from being shattered by the Manson murders*, which will mark a new dark period in LA’s history.

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''Shangri-La was one of the West's most powerful utopian images,'' said Orville Schell, whose book, ''Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La From the Himalayas to. See Come Along to Hunza: The History of Shangri-LA, In Search of Shangri-LA: A Personal Journey to Tibet, Prisoners of Shangri-LA: Tibetan Buddhism and the West, Secrets of Shangri-LA: An Enquiry into the Lore, Legend and Culture of Nepal (Nirala Series, 18), Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-LA, The Myth of Shangri-LA: Tibet, Travel Writing and the Western Creation.An amazing number and variety of western observers have drawn upon the myth of Shambhala to inform their own worldviews, beliefs, or art.

These include James Hilton, who likely named his Himalayan paradise "Shangri-La" in the book Lost Horizon as a nod to the Shambhala westerners ranging from German Nazis to the Russian psychic Madame Blavatsky have shown a real fascination Author: Kallie Szczepanski.Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth behind the Myth of Shangri-la: Victoria LePage: Books - 5/5(2).