Heaven Lies Within Us by Theos Bernard
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Heaven Lies Within is a fascinating exposition of Yoga (in particular Hatha Yoga), its practice and philosophy, set in the context of the author's travels and researches in India. Join Theos Bernard on his autobiographical journey from death's door to radiant health through the practices of yoga. Follow his travels to India where he meets a yogic master who leads him through a strict regime of daily practices on his quest for inner peace and enlightenment. This is a must read for any serious yoga students or those looking for mystical answers. In addition to his scholarship, Bernard had a fascinating life of travel and adventure, and was only the third American to visit Lhasa. The circumstances of his death are unknown, but he disappeared on his way to a Tibetan monastery in a remote area of the Indian Himalaya.
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi + 326pp. Original red cloth with black title.
Condition: Missing dust jacket. Fading on spine. Some fading, small stains, fraying, and wear on front and back covers. Staining on inside binding (see pics). Some pencil writing (underlining) on inside. Otherwise good condition.
Theos Casimir Bernard (1908 – 1947) was an American scholar of Indic and Tibet religion, an accomplished practitioner of Yoga, and a pioneer of Indian and Tibetan studies in the United States.