Yogi Ramacharaka / William Walker Atkinson (December 5, 1862 – November 22, 1932)
These teachings were written and translated by William Walker Atkinson a former attorney in the late 1800’s who left his profession and devoted the rest of his life studying, teaching and publishing Yogi Philosophy teachings. William W. Atkinson translated a good portion of these teachings from two of the late Yogi Ramacharaka student’s who approach him in order to get their master teachings published, Mr. Williams was noted to be one of the well known leaders of the New Thought Movement at that time.
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The following are the books that William Walker Atkinson translated for Yogi Ramacharaka's teachings giving to him from two of the Yogi's students.
Sir John Woodroffe also known by his pseudonym
Sir Author Avalon (1865–1936)
Sir John George Woodroffe (December 15, 1865 January 18, 1936, also known by his pseudonym Arthur Avalon, was a British Orientalist whose work helped to create a deep wide interest in the West in Hindu philosophy and Yogic practices.
A former British attorney and high court judge living in Calcutta India in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s who studied and practice yoga under a Yogi Tantric Master (Sibchandra Vidarnava) in a Hindu monastery that specialized in Tantra Sastra and Mantra Sastra. His book The Serpent Power was a very rare book when it was published in 1919 and is still a rare book some 94 years later. The Yogi Master Dr. George King stated that “The Serpent Power” book has more deeper and sacred knowledge than “The Secret Doctrines” and it would take you 20 years just too truly understand a few pages of this book.
Helen P. Blavatsky (August 12, 1831 – May 8, 1891).
An advance Yogi Master, she came on the scene in the mid 1800’s and was instructed by the Great White Brotherhood, the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth to setup the Theosophical Society. About 20 to 30 years after founding the Theosophical Society just in United States alone they had reportedly over 100,000 followers. Helen P. Blavatsky is well known for her books ‘The Secret Doctrines, and ISIS Unveiled. She was also known for her extraordinary demonstrations of psychic abilities. Blavatsky helped found the Theosophical Society in New York City in 1875 with the motto, "There is no Religion higher than Truth". Its other principal founding members include Henry Steel Olcott (1832–1907), and William Quan Judge (1851–1896). After several changes and iterations its declared objectives became the following:
1.To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color. 2.To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Science. 3.To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
The following are some of her published books
Annie Besant (October 1, 1847 - September 20, 1933)
A very advance Student of H.P. Blavatsky, a former well known activist for women’s rights when it came to labor, civil and the right to vote. Annie Besant was an extraordinary orator, she was known for her ability to lecture on vast subjects and convey complicated subject lines in a simple to understand manner. Besant was a prolific writer and a powerful orator. In 1889, she was asked to write a review for the Pall Mall Gazette on The Secret Doctrine, a book by H.P. Blavatsky. After reading it, she sought an interview with its author, meeting Blavatsky in Paris. In this way she was converted to Theosophy. Besant's intellectual journey had always involved a spiritual dimension, a quest for transformation of the whole person. As her interest in Theosophy deepened, she allowed her membership of the Fabian Society to lapse (1890) and broke her links with the Marxists. When Blavatsky died in 1891, Besant was left as one of the leading figures in Theosophy and in 1893 she represented it at the Chicago World Fair.
In 1893, soon after becoming a member of the Theosophical Society she went to India for the first time. After a dispute the American section split away into an independent organization. The original Society, then led by Henry Steel Olcott and Besant, is today based in Chennai, India, and is known as the Theosophical Society Adyar. Following the split Besant devoted much of her energy not only to the Society, but also to India's freedom and progress. Besant Nagar, a neighborhood near the Theosophical Society in Chennai, is named in her honor.
The following are some of her published books
The following are some of his published books