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Andrea • 1 year ago

Alexandra David-Néel, a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist[1][2][3], and writer, most known for her visit to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels.

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Alexandra David-Néel born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David (born in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne on 24 October 1868, and died in Digne-les-Bains, on 8 September 1969) was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist and writer, most known for her visit to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. Her teachings influenced beat writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg.

Initiations and Initiates in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel.

Alexandra David-Néel ° Famous for adventures in India, China and Tibet, and the books recording these, she is best known for her daring journey to Lhasa over the Trans-Himalayas in midwinter 1924. She was disguised as a beggar/pilgrim and eluded soldiers, brigands and officials of the British Empire. She became the first European woman to reach Tibet's forbidden capital, and she remains the most accurate, extensive source on the arcane Buddhist practices of a vanishing world.

Alexandra David-Neel --She saw a lot in her 100 years. She crossed the Alps, cycled though Europe and studied Hinduism in Indian and Buddhism in China. In France she wrote some of the most essential travel books ever.

English travel writer and explorer Rosita Forbes. From 1920 to 1921, she was the first European woman to visit the Kufra Oasis in Libya.