The Hermetic Hour for Thursday, June 9th, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. will present a very special program, hosted by Poke Runyon, discussing the mystical, historical and political aspects of the legendary Central Asian lost kingdom of Shambhala, and the Buddhist Tantric initiation into its mysteries called Kalachakra. Our very special call-in guest speaker will be Professor Andrei Znamenski, author of the new book "Red Shambhala," from Quest Publications. He has researched the ancient and modern history of this Eastern "Holy Grail" quest from hitherto closed Russian files. We will learn the real story behind adventures stranger than any Indiana Jones might have imagined. We will discuss the inner secrets of Kalachakra, and Shambhala, and how they were miss-used by Tsarists, Reds, Nazis, and militant Buddhists themselves. The web of mysticism and intrigue surrounding this apocalyptic Armageddon prophecy and its political implications has been the basis of a score of thrillers, conspiracy theories, and secret societies. Although we will debunk some of the Theosophic channelings behind the modern myth, the real story is perhaps even more exotic and exciting. Get set for a ride into high adventure, magick, and intrigue, from Blavatsky and Dorjieff, through Ungern-Sternberg, to Nicolas Roerich, Henry Wallace, and FDR's "Shangrila." Andrei Znamenski has the inside track. This is one you don't want to miss.
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