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Lessons in Gnani Yoga - The Yoga of Wisdom (1909)

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Lessons in Gnani Yoga
Published1970s First editionNo
FormatHardcover (190 x 125mm) Edition
PublisherL.N. Fowler & Co Ltd Printing
ISBN0-85243-095-7 Printed byThe Camelot Press
CountryGreat Britain
Series No of pages289


Theosophy (or Ageless Wisdom) for beginners, originally published as monthly lessons of Yogi Philosophy.

Yogi Ramacharaka was a 2.6 degree initiate (Benjamin Creme, Share International No.3, April 1997, p.22), but the books written under his name were the co-production of his disciple Baba Bharata and US writer William Walker Atkinson.

Yogi Ramacharaka (India, 1799-1893) derived his philosophy from his research of books which he read mainly at lamaseries and monasteries around the East. Around 1865 he took Baba Bharata as his pupil, the son of a Brahmin family who was then eight years old. In 1893 he sent his disciple to the New World, where Baba Bharata proved an instant success as a speaker and met the New Thought writer and future co-author William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) towards the end of the 19th century. (Source: The Yogi Publication Society)

Books of earlier courses introducing readers to the concepts of the Ageless Wisdom teaching by the same author include Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy (1903), Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism (1905), and Raja Yoga (1906). Rather than an interpretation of the yoga aphorisms of Patanjali, the latter contains a discussion of Mabel Collin's Light on the Path.

Alice A. Bailey quotes from an adaptation of the Bhagavad Gita by Yogi Ramacharaka in the Foreword to The Labours of Hercules. Earlier she referenced another volume by Ramacharaka in her book The Soul and Its Mechanism (p.98-99).

Undated, but given the time it was purchased probably published mid- to late 1970s.


Original Edition

Lessons in Gnani Yoga
Original title
Original subtitle
Original publication year1909
Original publisherYogi Publication Society
Original countryUSA
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