Forbidden Mountains by Vivien Lougheed

Forbidden Mountains by Vivien Lougheed


Author: Vivien Lougheed
Publisher: Repository Press
Published: Revised edition 2013
ISBN: 0-920104-32-0
Pages: 387

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Vivien Lougheed and her long-time friend and colleague took the ultimate adventure. They travelled through the forbidden mountains of Tibet without raising the ire of the Chinese overlords, to visit some of the world's most holy places. These include Mount Kailash, considered by Buddhists to be the navel of the earth, the closest a mortal can get to nirvana. Mount Kailash, bearing the sacred Buddhist symbol, the reverse swastica on its face. It is also the headwaters of the Ganges, the Sutledge, the Brahmaputra and the Indus rivers. Each river is considered sacred by numerous Asian religions.

Tibetans call wandering spirits, those at home in the distance, Rgods. This includes people like Vivien and Joanne.

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