Cuchama and Sacred Mountains

W.Y. Evans-Wentz

“W.Y. Evans-Wentz, great Buddhist scholar and translator of such now-familiar works as The Tibetan Book of the Dead and The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, spent his final years in California. There, in the shadow of Cuchama, one of the Earth’s holiest mountains, he began to explore the astonishing parallels between the spiritual teachings of America’s native peoples and that of the deeply mystical Hindus and Tibetans… To Cuchama, “Exalted High Place,” came the young Cochimi and Yuma boys for initiation into the mystic rites for their people. In solitude they sought and received guidance and wisdom. In this same way, the peoples of ancient Greece, the Hebrews, the early Christians, and the Hindus had found access to inner truth on their own holy mountains; and in this same way must the modern person find the path to inner knowing.”

Publisher: Ohio University
Paperback: 196 pages