Discover the Unknown Kingdom. You are invited to take an unprecedented journey into a fabled world to explore ancient knowledge virtually unknown to the modern world. Sweeping in an immense arc across South Asia is the Great Himalayan Range, an uninterrupted 1,500 mile crescent of mountains with over 110 peaks rising to elevations of 25,000 feet or more. Extending from Kashmir’s 26,600 foot Naga Parbat through Tibet’s 25,445 foot Namcha Barwa, the vast frozen fortress of the Himalaya cradles the most isolated areas of Earth’s landmass. Yawning gorges as deep as 16,000 feet and ice peaks towering over five miles high shelter remote, lushly forested valleys.
For thousands of years, the largely inaccessible inner portion of this wilderness has been known in esoteric literature as the Great White Island, and has inspired countless stories and legends that it conceals a kingdom of great masters possessed of transcendent wisdom and power.
Years ago, on an extended trek into the remote inner range of the Himalaya, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on a small valley deep in the wilderness. Surrounded by towering ice peaks, he encountered a beautiful village, a mysterious realm referred to by its residents as Siddhalaya. Siddha, in Sanskrit, denotes a high adept or master; alaya means the abode of—for Siddhalaya is said to be the ‘Kingdom of the Masters.’
Hawking’s discovery marked the beginning of a series of extraordinary encounters and experiences. In that isolated community he had the privilege of meeting a number of remarkable men and women—introduced to him as ‘masters’ and ‘sages’—possessed of wisdom, knowledge and power virtually unknown in the Western world.
Transcribed directly from the journals and field notes Hawking recorded of his encounters with these sages, this book contains detailed narratives of his experiences and conversations, providing detailed, first-hand accounts of their esoteric knowledge and power. As entertaining as it is richly enlightening, this is an incomparable read for anyone on a spiritual path or seeking expanded knowledge and personal power. A Kindle Unlimited Book. 2020 Edition, Kindle e-reader page count 320. For more information, please see the Amazon description and ‘Look Inside’ feature. Thank you.
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M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.