Astrological World Cycles - Original First Edition, Copyright 1933
This is the 75th anniversary edition of the tour de force series of articles in Paramhansa Yogananda's East-West magazine demonstrating the connection of the astronomical phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes with the great cycles of world history, astrology and ancient Hindu Scripture. Tara was an astrologer, direct disciple and chief editor of the Indian yogi Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the 1946 spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi." Tara's articles were based on the work of Yogananda's guru, Sri Yukteswar. At the time of publication in the early 30s, yoga and Yogananda were relatively unknown. Tara helped build Yogananda's organization, SRF Inc., and indirectly inspired the creation of its largest spin-off, Ananda, formed by its vice-president Swami Kriyananda. Over the past decades interest has dramatically increased as many of the guru's predictions have been proven.
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If one wants to read the original book without added comments by Poor Richard- it can be found free online by searching online. This book has comments that do not represent Tara Mata, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, who was Yogananda's, chief editor. She was on the Board of Directors for Yogananda's organization Self-Realization Fellowship. SRF did not spin out to any other organizations. Ananda mentioned in this book was started by Kriyananda who was unanimously asked to leave SRF by the full board of directors of SRF.
Although occasionally dense and a little dogmatic there are some real gems and insights to be found in this short, profound work. In a sense it is a testament to her inspired strengths and relative human failings.
The publisher's description above is the book in miniature - requires a bit of work to follow but loaded with information.
Tara (born Laurie Pratt) came from an intellectually brilliant family, related to both Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) and Mitt Romney, presidential candidate. Her grandfather, Orson Pratt, was the editor for Joseph Smith, Jr.
Yogananda said of Tara: "It is not necessary for her to meditate in this life. By editing my writings, and because she came here a highly realized soul, she does not require this. I have already set her place for her in heaven."
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KRIYA YOGA LINE OF GURUS