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So speaks a character in Two Strange Tales, a pair of novellas in which Westerners are caught up in the uncanny realm of Eastern religion and magic. In "Nights at Serampore, " three European scholars, traveling deep in the forests of Bengal, are inexplicably cast into another time and space where they witness the violent murder of a young Hindu wife. In "The Secret of Dr. Honigberger, " a respectable Rumanian physician vanishes without a trace after experimenting with yogic techniques in his quest for the legendary invisible world called Shambhala.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570626630
ISBN-10: 1570626634
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), a native of Rumania, was a leading scholar of religion, widely known for his writings on the history of religion, the structure of myth, and spiritual symbolism, including "Shamanism, Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, " and "A History of Religious Ideas. " He also wrote autobiographical works as well as numerous stories, novels, and plays. Fiction offered him a unique complementary way to explore some of the themes of his scholarly work, such as sacred time and space.

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