Discover the Powers and Secrets of the Ancient Arts of True Magic. Transcribed directly from the archived field notes and journals of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet, this book contains detailed narratives of Hawking’s experiences and conversations with a powerful practitioner of the ancient B’on art of magic. These narratives provide unprecedented first-hand accounts of demonstrations of psychokinetic abilities and in-depth descriptions of the apprenticeship and the esoteric knowledge that allows the acquisition of such extraordinary abilities.
For centuries the remote realm of Tibet has been a fabled land of mystery and magic. Secluded from the rest of the world by its isolated setting on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau—the highest in the world, with an average elevation of almost 15,000 feet—Tibet is home to the forgotten 4000 year-old kingdom of Zhang Zhung, the ancient culture of the original pre-Buddhist B’on religion. According to their own histories, B’on was founded in 16,000 BC by the earliest known Buddha, Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, who renounced his life as a prince to become a monk, achieved enlightenment, and composed a body of teachings that enable attainment of the highest knowledge and power, known as the “Four Portals.”
A group of highly esoteric teachings setting forth the true nature of physical reality and techniques of powerful elemental magic, the “Four Portals” are of extreme antiquity. The first extant traces of the teachings appear as part of the lore of the Zhang Zhung culture, but they are believed to have originated far earlier. Being an exceedingly restricted body of knowledge, said to convey enormous powers, the teachings disappear from the historical record for some 2600 years, not to reemerge until the 7th century AD in the arcane scriptures of the pre-Buddhist B’on religion in the Himalayan highlands of Nepal.
The rare esoteric teachings of the “Four Portals” contain enormous amounts of elemental magic, in keeping with their view of the cosmos as a psycho-physical unity, able to be manipulated in heightened states of awareness through clandestine techniques and practices. These highly esoteric teachings begin and end with a profound premise: “The Universe is but a mirage which exists in the mind, springs from it, is controlled by it, and sinks into it.”
To understand this premise in a contemporary context, we may consider the following remarks from the legendary physicist Max Planck, Nobel Prize winner, originator of Quantum Mechanics, and close associate of Albert Einstein: “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of the existence of consciousness. The mind is the matrix of all matter.”