Limitless Sky - Life Lessons from the Himalayas
When a young Englishman raised in a repressive religious background finds himself confronted by a Nepalese jhankri shaman in the Bengal Himalaya, it is the start of an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery. The jhankri accepts David as his student and, over the coming years, leads him through a series of challenging initiations into an ancient tantric mountain tradition, which proves far more inspiring, rewarding and life-affirming than anything he could have imagined.
In this remarkable true story, David shares the wisdom gained from his transformative days in the mountains and a tradition, which, with its preference for the empathetic and practical rather than the faith-based and mystical, proves remarkably suited to Western rationality as a practical route to positive personal and even social change.
A stunning book, which I found enthralling ... a journey so vividly expressed and so seductive that the reader takes it all in easily and hungrily. Above all, I love the bravery, curiosity and honesty that streams from this immense adventure … A really remarkable and compelling book, full of wisdom, humour and beauty. - JOANNA LUMLEY
A thoughtful, strange and often startling account of going deeper than most Westerners do into the Nepalese tradition and philosophy ... Wonderful descriptions … - LIBBY PURVES, Midweek, BBC Radio 4
David Charles Manners is a great adventurer and a remarkable writer. – BILL RICHARDSON, author & CBC broadcaster