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Beasts, Men and Gods

Ferdinand Ossendowski (1876-1945)

1. 00 - Glossary
2. 01 - Into the Woods
3. 02 - The Secret of My Fellow Traveler
4. 03 - The Struggle For Life
5. 04 - A Fisherman 05 - A Dangerous Neighbor
6. 06 - A River in Travail
7. 07 - Through Soviet Siberia 08 - Three Days on the Edge of a Precipice
8. 09 - To the Sayans and Safety
9. 10 - The Battle on the Seybi
10. 11 - The Barrier of Red Partisans
11. 12 - In the Country of Eternal Peace
12. 13 - Mysteries, Miracles and a New Fight
13. 14 - The River of the Devil
14. 15 - The March of Ghosts
15. 16 - In Mysterious Tibet
16. 17 - PART II, Mysterious Mongolia
17. 18 - The Mysterious Lama Avenger
18. 19 - Wild Chahars 20 - The Demon of Jagisstai
19. 21 - The Nest of Death 22 - Among the Murderers
20. 23 - On a Volcano
21. 24 - A Bloody Chastisement
22. 25 - Harrassing Days
23. 26 - The Band of White Hunghutzes 27 - Mystery in a Small Temple
24. 28 - The Breath of Death
25. 29 - PART III, On the Road of Great Conquerors
26. 30 - Arrested! 31 - Traveling by Urga
27. 32 - An Old Fortune Teller 33 - Death From a White Man Will Stand Behind You
28. 34 - The Horror of War 35 - In the City of Living Gods
29. 36 - A Son of Crusaders and Privateers
30. 37 - The Camp of Martyrs
31. 38 - Before the Face of Buddha
32. 39 - The Man With a Head Like a Saddle PART IV 40 - In the Blissful Garden of a Thousand Joys
33. 41 - The Dust of Centuries 42 - The Book of Miracles
34. 43 - The Birth of the Living Buddha 44 - A Page in the History of the Present Living Buddha 45 - The Vision of the Living Buddha
35. 46 - The Subterranean Kingdom 47 - The King of the World Before the Face of God
36. 48 - Reality of Religious Fantasy? 49 - The Prophecy of the King of the World in 1890

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“Beasts, Men and Gods” is an account of an epic journey, filled with perils and narrow escapes, in the mold of “The Lord of the Rings.”The difference is: it’s all true.Ferdinand Ossendowski was a Pole who found himself in Siberia and on the losing side during the Bolshevik Revolution. To escape being rounded up and shot, he set out with a friend to reach the Pacific, there to take ship back to Europe. During his journey he fell in with dozens of other military men who shared the same objective… but nearly every one of them perished on the way.It’s up to you to decide whether Ossendowski was threatened most by the beasts, by the men, or by the gods, or indeed, by the severe and uncompromising landscapes of Siberia, Mongolia, and China. That he survived at all seems improbable. The mystical mysteries and magics of Buddhism, “The Yellow Faith”, were woven about and through his sojourn and had no little part in his survival. Time after time he was put in the delicate position of being the bargainer between warring groups, and ultimately, only incredible luck and his friendship with the Hutuktu of Narabanchi Monastery saw him through.When published in the United States, this book caused a sensation and became a best-seller.