Republished by Bamboo Leaf Press, this new modern edition includes a foreword by Richard Rosen, the renowned yoga teacher and writer. The printing is of the highest quality and has a stitch-binding that allows you to open the book flat on a desk without the pages falling out while reading.
Written almost 120 years ago, Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy is one of the first, if not the first, book about yogi philosophy written for a Western audience. It presents the fundamental teachings in a simple, charming, and straightforward style. Although the book is an introduction to this perennial philosophy, it covers a wide range of subjects such as:
- The physical, mental, and spiritual constitution of Man
- The different Planes of Reality
- The Astral world
- Thought dynamics
- The human aura
- Occult therapeutics
- Spiritual evolution
Nine mantras for meditation are also included to help readers along their spiritual path.
"You are the most precious thing - a living soul - and if you were destroyed the whole system of universes would crumble, for you are as necessary as the greatest part of it - it cannot do without you - you cannot be lost or destroyed - you are part of it all, and are eternal."
Yogi Ramacharaka is the pen name of spiritualist author William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) and probably a mystery collaborator well versed in Indian philosophy (to whom Atkinson himself actually attributed the books). The two of them published a series of books at the beginning of the 20th century with the purpose of demystifying Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. The first book, Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism, became an instant success and has been in print ever since. Atkinson was an attorney, author, publisher, businessman, and a leading figure in the New Thought Movement that studied ancient wisdom and Eastern philosophy. He wrote over a hundred books during the last thirty years of his life. In the foreword of this new edition from Bamboo Leaf Press, yoga teacher and writer Richard Rosen discusses the extraordinary work of Atkinson and explores the mystery and identity of his alleged collaborator.