THE PEOPLE OF THE CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS are among the longest-lived and happiest people on earth. Here for the first time is a book about these people and their way of life written by a representative of this ancient tradition. Murat Yagan was born into one of the noble families of the Caucasus, and has learned and lived the ways of the Abkhasian people, who, until early in this century, remained undisturbed in the remotest areas of the Caucasus Mountains.
Many spiritual traditions and mythologies have pointed to Kaf Mountain (The Caucasus) as a source of wisdom. Much research has proposed this region as the origin of the Caucasian race, and as the source from which civilization was seeded in the Fertile Crescent. The stories and songs of the Abkhasians give evidence of an unbroken line of human development lasting 26,000 years, long enough to discover practical solutions to the problems of life and achieve the highest level of physical, social, and spiritual well-being. The principles outlined in this book are applicable today, as they have been for countless centuries, and may help us to come closer to the harmony and balance of life that leads to longevity and spiritual well-being.