National Geographic : 1921 Sep
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE PRAYER-FLAGS SET UP NEAR THE GRAVE OF A PROMINENT TIBETAN As the tinkling temple bells of Mandalay direct one's thoughts to unseen forces, so the Tibetan prayer-flags flutter in the wind, which bloweth where it listeth and is seldom still (see page 309). Photographs by Dr. A . L. Shelton WHERE PRAYERS ENCOMPASS THI EARTH In Tibet, the land of mechanical prayer, the winds and waters are utilized in seeking the favor of gods and devils. Huge piles of stones, each inscribed with a prayer, parallel the trails and dot the landscape (see text, pages 309 and 312).