THE LATEST BOOK! Veena Schlegel has just published her fifth book called Farewell to Song Mountain. This is a sequel to her previous book A Mountain in China and records her further travels to the sacred Song Mountain and more discoveries of its ancient heritage. Her experiences are rare and enthralling and are illustrated by many photographs in the book as well as many more, in colour, on her Instagram page.
She fascinates her readers with her lively narrative about living in the small village of Shilipu in rural China and the changes she experiences as the local villagers come to grips with China’s era of unprecedented rapid growth. Despite embracing the changes coming their way, the locals maintain their mellow equilibrium and continue to support this foreigner in their midst with typical friendliness and generosity.
Interwoven with the author’s insights, a deeper search emerges as she explores the rich spiritual heritage of the area: Taoism, Buddhism and Zen – her personal quest — as well as travelling further afield to ancient spiritual sites such as Wutai Shan and Dunhuang.
Farewell to Song Mountain is available as a paperback and an ebook on all Amazon sites. For example: