In People of Shambhala’s latest podcast, Andrei Znamenski speaks about Roman von-Ungern-Sternberg, alittle-known but important character in late revolutionary and early-Bolshevik Russia. A fanatical monarchist, von-Ungern-Sternberg wanted to save Russia — and by extension European and Asian nations — from Bolshevism and the upheavals of revolution, and sought support for his worldview and militarism in Tibetan mysticism.
Von-Ungern-Sternberg took many wrong ideological turns, and his self-imposed mission ended in failure. Yet, this strange and enigmatic character represents some of the darker aspects of the convergence of the early twentieth century fascination with Tibetan legend, mysticism, and magic with geopolitical aims.
Andrei Znamenski’s Amazon profile
MagusWest, Andrei Znamenski’s Youtube channel.
The Beauty of the Primitive by Andrei Znamenski.
Red Shambhala by Andrei Znamenski.
The Bloody Baron by James Palmer.
The Baron’s Cloak by Willard Sunderland.
Buddhists, Occultists and Secret Societies in Early Bolshevik Russia: an interview with Andrei Znamenski
Music by Lino Rise (www.linorise.de)
Lino Rise — “Initiate Frame I”.