Yogi Ramacharaka · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for librariesWilliam Walker Atkinson December 5, — November 22, was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement. He is the author of the pseudonymous works attributed to Theron Q. Dumont and Yogi Ramacharaka. He wrote an estimated books, all in the last 30 years of his life. He was mentioned in past editions of Who's Who in America , in Religious Leaders of America , and in several [ quantify ] similar publications. His works have remained in print more or less continuously since He began his working life as a grocer at 15 years old, probably helping his father.
Advanced course in Yogi philosophy and oriental occultism
Sub-titled The Yogi Philosophy of Physical Well-Being , it was first published, remarkably enough, in , one of the first—if not the first—books written about Hatha Yoga in English for a popular audience. His publisher, the Yogi Publication Society YPS , which in the early s was headquartered in Chicago, tells the following story about him. Born in India around , YR like several of the seekers in this book ventured out early in life to hunt for the Truth. We next hear about the wanderers almost 30 years later, in Now 94, and sensing that he would soon shuffle off his mortal coil, YR deputized Baba to spread his teaching near and far. Baba realized that such a gathering would make the perfect bully pulpit, so off he went to the US.
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Atkinson, writing as Ramacharaka, helped to popularize Eastern conce……pts in America, with Yoga and a broadly-interpreted Hinduism being particular areas of focus. Ramacharaka's Advanced Course in Yoga Philosophy and Oriental Occultism remains widely respected as an excellent primer for the Western layman, despite the fact that it reached years old in and is understandably dated in some respects. He was born on December 5, , in Baltimore, Maryland. He went into business as a young man and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in and the Illinois bar He underwent a profound change after experiencing a nervous breakdow…n. He found healing through New Thought metaphysics and moved to Chicago where he emerged as a major advocate of the new faith.