Alexandra David-Néel (born in Saint-Mandé, on 24 October 1868, and died in Digne-les-Bains, on 8 September 1969) was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, 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 Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, philosopher Alan Watts, and Theosophist Benjamin Creme.

Alexandra David-Néel (born in Saint-Mandé, on 24 October 1868, and died in Digne-les-Bains, on 8 September 1969) was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, 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 Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, philosopher Alan Watts, and Theosophist Benjamin Creme.

Alexandra David-Néel, a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, 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.

Alexandra David-Néel, a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, 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.

Alexandra David-Neel an amazing woman, her books are a must read!

Alexandra David-Neel an amazing woman, her books are a must read!

Alexandra David-Néel Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. Her teachings influenced Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, Alan Watts, and Benjamin Creme. Tulpas

Alexandra David-Néel Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. Her teachings influenced Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, Alan Watts, and Benjamin Creme. Tulpas

Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969) 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

Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969) 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

During a stay in London, she began to seriously study Eastern philosophies while learning the English language. October 24, 1889, she finally comes of age to move to Paris and join the Theosophical Society. Fascinated by the mystery of things and beings, she goes everywhere with great curiosity, attending various secret societies including Freemasonry.

During a stay in London, she began to seriously study Eastern philosophies while learning the English language. October 24, 1889, she finally comes of age to move to Paris and join the Theosophical Society. Fascinated by the mystery of things and beings, she goes everywhere with great curiosity, attending various secret societies including Freemasonry.

Jacqueline Worms de Romilly (26 March 1913 – 18 December 2010) was a French philologist, classical scholar and fiction writer. Because she was of Jewish ancestry, the Vichy government suspended her from her teaching duties during the Occupation of France. she was the first woman nominated to the Collège de France, and in 1988, the second woman to enter the Académie Française. She was also known for her work on the culture and language of ancient Greece, and in particular on Thucydides.

Jacqueline Worms de Romilly (26 March 1913 – 18 December 2010) was a French philologist, classical scholar and fiction writer. Because she was of Jewish ancestry, the Vichy government suspended her from her teaching duties during the Occupation of France. she was the first woman nominated to the Collège de France, and in 1988, the second woman to enter the Académie Française. She was also known for her work on the culture and language of ancient Greece, and in particular on Thucydides.

ISAK DINESEN (Karen von Blixen-Finecke, 1885-1962) Danish author, who wrote books in Danish, English, and French. Best known for "Out of Africa", her personal account of living in Kenya.  The Nairobi suburb where her African coffee farm once stood is now named "Karen".

ISAK DINESEN (Karen von Blixen-Finecke, 1885-1962) Danish author, who wrote books in Danish, English, and French. Best known for "Out of Africa", her personal account of living in Kenya. The Nairobi suburb where her African coffee farm once stood is now named "Karen".

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