Paolo Tiberi shows that he is a true visionary
with his retelling of tales from a magical, far away land.
In order to lend to the mystery of the tales he searched
for a mythical place where common life would merge with
the intellectual people of privilege. The result is a series
of tales that are sure to become legendary. The land that
holds this mystique is the land of Altai. It has been untouched
by humans for thousands of years, but its strength comes
from the land; therefore its legend remains. There has never
been another place like Altai where spirituality and mysticism
meet common life and draw strength from it.
Depending on the region of this wonderful Earth that you
are from, the land of Altai may be referred to as Altay.
The name Altai has origins from the word Altan; which means
golden mountains in the Mongolian dialect. Altai lies securely
in a mountain range in central Asia. At this spot Russia,
China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan come together. The rivers
Irtysh and Ob also join together and bring vital lusciousness
to the secluded mountainous area.
The Altay Mountains are one of the most serene and beautiful
locations on Earth. They remain that way because of their
exclusiveness. People who want to see them in their most
splendid light must journey to get there. The journey is
not always easy, but it is definitely worth it and full
of reward once you’ve arrived. Quiet mountain lakes reflect
snowy peaks, while alpine meadows carpeted with wildflowers
cover gently rolling valleys. The highest peaks are covered
with majestic glaciers that feed hundreds of mountain streams
and rivers. The rivers make a slow cascading descent down
the mountains into bodies of torrent water. Off to the north
of the mountains you will see flat, grassy steep stretches
of land. Those gloriously and brilliant emerald green pastures
reach into the borders of Russia and are on the border of
the Altay Mountains, which also shelter the primordial Taiga
Forest. Few other places can compete with the beauty of
the Altay Mountains. This magical area of the world is sparsely
populated and remains a favorite destination for photographers,
hikers, artists, mountaineers and those who love nature.
Tundra & Taiga offers you a memorable trip to the heart
of the “Golden Mountains”.
The Altay mountain range stretches for 2,000 kilometers
from north-west to south-east. It forms a natural border
between Mongolia and Russia. Altai is lost in the wilderness
of central Asia and remains an autonomous Russian republic
that is drastically different from the rest of the country.
Altai is nestled right between Siberian Taiga lands, Mongolian
semi-deserts and Kazakh’s towering peaks. Its remoteness
and secret regal beauty remain preserved because it cannot
be damaged by the elements the modern world invites into
many lands. It’s as if a shield of protection is rooted
in its very soil.
The forests are lush and unspoiled. Mountains and rivers
have large animal habitats that make the area rich for hunting
and amazing glimpses into the life of rare wild animals
if they deem you lucky enough to see them. When you add
in an amazing 300-year-old oak tree that stands proudly
as the king of Taiga, the Castle of Mountain Spirits that
emanates deep rooted wisdom, and a most mysterious towering
formation of rocks that resembles the ruins of a once regal
castle and Altai honey – renowned across Russia for its
purity and flavor – you will see just the start of the mythical,
magical, and inspirational qualities that have allured those
who were seeking a higher purpose for their lives. This
region flourishes in every aspect because it reaches out
through the energy in all its elements to draw people in
to learn the wisdom and knowledge that make them more fruitful.
SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS &
James Hilton, a popular British author, wrote about such
a magical place back in 1933. His bestselling novel, Lost
Horizon, immortalized a mystical, beautiful Utopia in Middle
Asia referred to as Shangri-la.
was snugly nestled in a hidden valley beyond the Himalayas,
past the towering points of the icy peaks of the Kun Lun
mountain range, and sheltered a mysterious community of
sages. In this exotic Utopia enlightened masters who possessed
the secrets of longevity and incredible mystical and psychic
powers lived, studied, and taught to those with an open
Legend and tale have always indicated that Hilton modeled
his fictional Trans-Tibetan Utopia on a similar legendary
place in Asia called Chang Shambhala, northern Shambhala
(so-called to distinguish it from another town called Shambhala
to the south, in India). Chang Shambhala was a place known
to be the utmost of bliss and Hilton had read about it in
the memoirs of Abbé Huc - a Catholic missionary who
had travelled through Tibet’s mystical regions in the nineteenth
century. Abbé learned about the kingdom of Shambhala
from the Buddhist followers of the Panchen Lama in Shigatse.
These Buddhists were members of an arcane brotherhood who
claimed that the mystical kingdom lay somewhere between
the Tien Shan and the Altai mountains. It was believed that
this kingdom lye in the Dzungaria Basin.
Huc was not the only source for Hilton to obtain information
about the secret kingdom. Since the end of the Middle Ages,
Catholic missionaries went out on countless missions in
efforts to convert the Tibetans and Chinese to Christianity.
Every time they arrived back from their journey’s they would
be filled with wondrous stories about this magical, rich
place that was somewhere in Middle Asia. They described
it as a natural paradise in which all the inhabitants were
full of wisdom and justice reigned. There was no suffering
and old age like in other parts of the world. It was indeed
a place where the spirits from above had brought down favorable
blessing upon its very land and people.
This hidden paradise is an idyllic region that embraces
peace and beatitude that only come from spiritual practices
that are initiated by a great wisdom that has been passed
down for centuries. Buddhists call it the only “pure land”
on earth. A gentleman named Andrew Tomas has coined it an
“Oasis of Peace” – a beacon shining in the darkness of the
Andrew Tomas, a popular Russian writer on esoteric topics,
stated that Shambhala was located between 45 and 50 degrees
north latitude - possibly somewhere in the Karakorum Range
northwest of Mt. Kailas in the Trans-Himalayas. He may have
received his information in Shanghai from his contemporary
and close acquaintance, Nicholas Roerich (1886 – 1947),
the famous Russian artist and mystic who explored the vast
Central Asian terrain searching for the hidden kingdom from
1924 to 1928.
Another belief that Tomas had was that Shambhala is the
world headquarters of the Greater Mysteries. This means
that its inhabitants are adept in the highest philosophies
and the most advanced scientific knowledge known to man.
A vast network of caverns and tunnels exist under the mountains
and according to the Greek Armenian magus, George Gurdjieff,
these subterranean caverns have sheltered secret schools
of magic from the earliest times known for man to exist.
The highest Shambhalic initiations are believed to take
place in such underground refuges to the present day and
are unsuspected by most the world due to their secrecy and
In the Western world, the Shambhalic legend is assumed to
belong exclusively to the Tibetan Buddhist belief-system,
but this is not true. Nearly all races have enshrined in
their folklore a sacred paradisiacal place - one that is
hidden and incorruptible – that closely resembles Shambhala
in spiritual richness and complete euphoria. In essence,
it is a gateway to higher worlds that only those gifted
with mystical vision can fully become attuned to and see
in its entirety.
This meeting place between heaven and earth has drawn shamans
and seekers of spiritual enlightenment into its realm for
countless millennia. It’s documented back to the seventh
century BC. The Greeks were mesmerized by legends about
a source of great wisdom in the arctic land of the Hyperboreans
(at-the-back-of-the-north-wind). This place was renowned
for its paradisiacal bliss and the enlightenment it provided.
When one was living at the Hyperboreans they could live
for thousands of years in perpetual harmony with each other,
while absorbing the wisdom of the celestial planes.
Centuries later, the Greek sage Apollonius of Tyana journeyed
beyond the Trans-Himalayas in quest of what was then known
as the Abode of the Gods. But, in the East, among the peoples
of Central Asia, India, China, Mongolia and southern Siberia
the legend of Shambhala always flourished most strongly.
In these areas the kingdom, which was ruled by the “King
of the World”, was widely believed to be the holiest place
on earth. It was also believed to be the headquarters of
a brotherhood of high initiates who have managed to keep
their identity a secret and their power source in High Asia
for untold millennia. This kingdom is thought to be the
magnetic focal point of consciousness even for those Masters
scattered in every other quarter of the globe. It brings
unity to them at certain times and channels it into one
powerful body of pure, unadulterated energy that is centralized
in High Asia.
In Western culture, there is still much debate about the
reality of these spiritual Masters who were first popularized
by Madame Blavatsky. As the world seeks more answers they
have gained more awareness in the public eye. Their mysterious
occult hierarchy is being revealed at far less remote and
otherworldly locations than esoteric tradition has always
envisioned it. In fact, among serious researchers today,
a picture is emerging of a hidden enclave operating in a
dual capacity as a source of both spiritual and earthly
wisdom. Consequently, it is far more involved in world affairs
than many might like to believe. The Masters are undoubtedly
gaining greater credence as countless books appear disclosing
their central place to the influential new age cults. You
can also see it secretly weaving a web in the shadows of
covert geopolitical intrigues and conspiracies across the
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