Altai: Places of Power. Shangri-la and Northern Shambhala
James Hilton, a popular British author, wrote about a mystical place back in 1933. His bestseller, Lost Horizon, immortalized a beautiful, magical Utopia in Middle Asia referred to as Shangri-la.
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 mind.
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.
Travel to Altai, Russia: Mountains and Places of Power
We spent two weeks in the Altai - in this stunning edge-rich nature, only
slightly affected by human activity. We came here the first time and were
certainly fascinated surrounding splendor nature, always felt ourselves in
complete harmony with nature. By the second day here you get balance of mind,
body and soul. Who was in the Altai once always come back here again. Our Altai
is majestic mountain peaks, natural monuments and artifacts of the past,
mountain lakes, pine forests, honey apiaries, mountain valleys and clear air of
forests - they call us back, call us to stay here.