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Yogananda, Paramhansa
Autobiography of a Yogi.
The Philosophical Library, New York, 1946. First edition of one of the most important spiritual books of the twentieth century, Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Harold Lloyd with unceasing blessings Paramhansa Yogananda "May you find the Infinite on the altar of these pages" Gold World Colony Encinitas, Calif March 12, 1947." The recipient Harold Lloyd was a silent film comedian and considered alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the era's most influential comedians, appearing in nearly 200 films. He was only the fourth to be honored with a concrete ceremony at Grauman's Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which preserved his hand prints, footprints, autograph and an outline of Lloyd's iconic glasses. Preface by Walter Evans-Wentz. In near fine condition. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association. Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He then travels across America lecturing and establishing his teachings in Los Angeles, California. In 1935, he returns to India for a yearlong visit. When he returns to America, he continues to establish his teachings, i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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