A Brief History of the Hippie Trail

Series: Westerners in India. By Richard Gregory; Journey to the East The European concept of an epic overland journey to the east may have started with the conquests of Alexander the Great in Afghanistan and India around 325 BCE. But most in the west associate the idea with Marco Polo and his family in the late 13th century, …

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Early Western devotees of Sathya Sai Baba from the 1970s to the 1980s

Series: Westerners in India. Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s (1926 – 2011) early Western devotees and visitors to the ashram from the 1940s onwards… From The Hagiographer and the Avatar (2021) by Antonio Rigopoulos “Foreign interest in the guru of Puttaparthi grew rapidly, especially during the period 1965-1975. Through their testimony and books, a few select Westerners, primarily from …

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Early Western devotees of Sathya Sai Baba from the 1940s to the 1960s

Series: Westerners in India. Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s (1926 – 2011) early Western devotees and visitors to the ashram from the 1940s onwards… From The Hagiographer and the Avatar (2021) by Antonio Rigopoulos “Foreign interest in the guru of Puttaparthi grew rapidly, especially during the period 1965-1975. Through their testimony and books, a few select Westerners, primarily from …

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Jesus Lived in India: Suzanne Olsson

Suzanne Marie Olsson is an American author best known for investigating the bloodline and alleged tomb of Jesus in India. She wrote ‘Jesus in Kashmir, The Lost Tomb’ , research of the RozaBal in Srinagar, Kashmir alleged to contain the remains of Jesus, a claim first made widely known in the book titled ‘Book of Balauhar and Budasaf, the Ikmaj-ud-Din’, authored by …

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Somerset Maugham’s Swami

From the New York Times, A letter from India by David Shaftel. Books about Westerners seeking enlightenment in India seem to be everywhere these days, including in India itself. In Mumbai, Elizabeth Gilbert’s juggernaut of a memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love,” is prominently displayed in street corner bookstalls and hotel bookstores. Bootlegged copies are hawked to …

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Marilyn Monroe — The Complete Yoga Poses, by Eric Shaw

http://prasanayoga.com/marilyn-monroe-the-complete-yoga-poses/ Arguably, no movie star past or present is as enchanting as Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson, 1926 – 1962). Her classic beauty, projection of joy and innocence, knockout measurements, marriages to great men, acting skills, and consummate control of her career arc (including its dramatic end) make her biography both tragic and triumphant. Monroe’s life was a …

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Le yoga, une discipline millénaire

Besoin de prendre soin de vous ? Voici un moyen agréable de travailler sa souplesse, sans brutalité, à son rythme, tout en accédant à un apaisement mental : le yoga. Le yoga est une discipline venue d’Inde. Sa conception remonterait au IIème siècle avant Jésus-Christ. Il se développe en Occident au cours du XXème siècle.   https://www.ina.fr/contenus-editoriaux/articles-editoriaux/le-yoga-une-discipline-millenaire/

Yoga’s 20th-Century Evolution, in Classic Photographs

Written By: Lily Rothman, Liz Ronk A comprehensive survey by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance found that more than 36 million Americans practice yoga, with those people spending a combined $16 billion a year on accessories, classes and other yoga expenses. In addition, 80 million people who had never done yoga said they thought chances were good that they’d …

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