The Rubin Tibet and the Occult
Prof. Znamenski details the zealous Bolshevik commissar Gleb Bokii's and renowned occult writer Alexander Barchenko's attempts to use Tibetan Buddhist wisdom to conjure a divine era of Communism by tapping into a power of mysterious Shambhala, a prophecy about a land of pure mystical bliss where inhabitants enjoyed god-like capabilities .
For all those interested in the secret machinations that often occur behind political movements, this program is for you! Blackmail, ritualistic blood sacrifice, tantric "avenging" lamas, fiery psychic visions from masters of a Great White Brotherhood and a magical black stone that fell from heaven, Red Shambhala reveals that real-life history is at times far stranger than fiction.
Andrei Znamenski will sign copies of Red Shambhala after the program. The book is on sale at the Rubin Museum shop @ $17.95 / $16.15 Rubin Members
The Nazi Expedition: To the Ends of the World
Wednesday, February 1 at 1:00 p.m.
This German television (ZDF) documentary explores the 1938 expedition to Tibet led by Ernst Schäfer, with the support of Heinrich Himmler. The expedition sought proof for some of the more far-fetched mythic theories about Aryan origins. Learn More