Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia by Andrei Znamenski continues to get great media attention!

Peter Gordon, with the Asian Review of Books, wrote a thorough, complimentary review of the book, saying, “Znamenski describes the myths and prophecies in some detail, but the story itself starts in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution. The Bolshevik secret police, and none other than Gleb Bokii, the chief cryptographer, had become interested in mysticism, telepathy and in the “ancient science” of Shambhala, whose existence they did not entirely discount. (One is tempted to snicker until one remembers the not dissimilar and far more recent work done by the CIA, immortalized in the book and film The Men Who Stare at Goats.)”  Click here to read the full interview, which was originally posted 7.14.11.


A. Millar, author of the European Son blog, published a post on August 6th that said, “I’ve been waiting for a good excuse to bring up Andrei Znamenski’s Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophesy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia. The coming exhibition of Buddhist art at New York’s Asia Society has provided one. Published by Quest Books (the publishing house of the Theosophical Society), Red Shambhala is a serious work of scholarship, that explores attempts to co-opt and manipulate Buddhism in Tibet and Mongolia by Russian Bolsheviks after the October Revolution, as well as other curious characters.”  Click here to read the rest of the post.


And, finally, A Russian-language newspaper, The Russian American, has posted an interview with Andrei. Click here to read the article… Several web browsers will translate the page for you if you’re interested but don’t speak the language!


Red Shambhala is available on Amazon.