James Hilton, Lost Horizon and the idea of Shangri-la

Just where is Shangri-la situated and how has it affected the Western imagination? The notion of lost civilizations has always inspired English literature and popular culture. We look at the enormous popularity of James Hilton’s classic book Lost Horizon, its influences and afterlives. From Madame Blavatsky to the fascinating fantasies of Lobsang Rampa, this talk will examine why we ache for another way of living beyond history and reality.


This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Lost Horizon, James Hilton
  • The Third Eye, T. Lobsang Rampa
  • Madame Blavatsky: Mother of Modern Spirituality, Gary Lachman
$65 Limited

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07 Nov

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