Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Andrei Znamenski, author of "Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia". He was on a book tour at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills -- not a place you'd expect an audience of esotericists to show up. Alas, it was only me and my brother, but we had a good time talking with Mr. Znamenski. My bro is well-read on the subject matter of Shambhala, and I'm well-read on the subject of shamanism. It turns out Znamenski has an earlier book, "The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination". How did I miss this one? I admit I haven't read as deeply in current shamanic literature of late, being immersed in other topics, but I had to order a copy.
Znamenski is coming back to Atlanta on July 21st for a signing at Barnes & Noble in Buckhead -- a much better venue. Check out the links above and please come out if the book looks interesting to you. Let's get lots of people there for Mr. Znamenski!