Becoming a mountain : Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime. / Stephen Alter.
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- ISBN: 9781628725421 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth.This book is his account of a series of treks he took in the high Himalayas following his convalescence—to Bandar Punch (the monkey's tail), Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. He set himself this goal to prove that he had healed mentally as well as physically and to re-knit his connection to his homeland. Undertaken out of sorrow, the treks become a moving soul journey, a way...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Arcade Publishing, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1056 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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