Discover the Unknown Kingdom and its Profound Knowledge. You are invited to take an unprecedented journey into a fabled world to explore ancient knowledge virtually unknown to the modern world.
Sweeping in an immense arc across South Asia is the Great Himalayan Range, an uninterrupted 1,500 mile crescent of mountains with over 110 peaks rising to elevations of 25,000 feet or more. Extending from Kashmir’s 26,600 foot Naga Parbat through Tibet’s 25,445 foot Namcha Barwa, the vast range of the Himalaya cradles the most isolated areas of Earth’s landmass. Yawning gorges as deep as 16,000 feet and ice peaks towering nearly six miles high shelter remote, lushly forested valleys.
For thousands of years, the largely inaccessible and unexplored inner portion of this wilderness has been known in esoteric literature as the Great White Island, and has inspired countless stories and legends that it conceals a kingdom of great masters possessed of transcendent wisdom and power.
On an extended trek into the remote inner range of the Himalaya, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on a small valley deep in the rugged wilderness. Surrounded by towering ice peaks, he encountered a beautiful village, a mysterious realm referred to by its residents as Siddhalaya. Siddha, in Sanskrit, denotes a high adept or master; alaya means the abode of—for Siddhalaya is said to be the ‘Kingdom of the Masters.’
From Hawking’s journal of that day: “The village is small and ancient, yet very beautiful. Seemingly overhead, rising nearly six miles into the sky, towers the great Himalayan massif of Dhaulagiri. Vast snowfields roll upward from evergreen forest to immense blue-white glaciers and ragged cliffs of ancient ice. Far above, magic colors appear, shimmer and disappear, silent reflections in clouds that sail across iced granite on high, swift journeys. Nestled in a valley below the snowfields, in dense emerald-green forest by a pure azure lake, the village spreads its river-stone structures. To the north, eagles glide in the sunny mist; the clouds drift and a high forest comes into view, threaded by waterfalls. To the east, across the crystal lake, more shining waterfalls flow down out of the clouds. As I gaze, Dhaulagiri’s peaks appear and vanish in the lavender and gray of high clouds. Over everything there lies an immortal light, a luminous brightness like transparent silver.”
Hawking’s discovery marked the beginning of a series of extraordinary encounters and experiences. Soon after arriving he realized, a bit like Columbus or Marco Polo, that he had discovered a world far stranger and vastly more profound than he could ever have imagined. In that isolated community he had the privilege of meeting a number of remarkable men and women—introduced to him as ‘masters’ and ‘adepts’—possessed of wisdom, knowledge and power virtually unknown in the Western world.
Transcribed directly from the journals and field notes Hawking recorded of his encounters with these sages, this book contains detailed narratives of his experiences and conversations, providing detailed, first-hand accounts of their esoteric knowledge and power. 2017 Edition, Kindle e-reader page count 243 (estimated, actual page count varies depending on the reading device used). Includes Reference Citations and a Source Material Anthology. A Kindle Unlimited Book. For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page.
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M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric and metaphysical nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., COO, contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas. Heather is an devoted adventurer, trekker, equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, B.Phil., contributor, researcher and coordinator for Wisdom Masters Press, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and ardent equestrian.
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