Philip Goldberg on Appropriation, Pragmatic Mysticism and the Americanization of Yoga (#17)

About the Author:

Philip Goldberg grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Los Angeles like the Dodgers before him. A professional writer for 45 years, he is author or coauthor of numerous books, all but one nonfiction. He is also a skilled public speaker, meditation teacher, and ordained Interfaith Minister. He leads tours to India and co-hosts the popular podcast Spirit Matters. His 2010 book, American Veda, which chronicles the impact of India’s spiritual teachings on the West, was named one of the top 10 Religion books of the year by Huffington Post and Library Journal. That was followed in 2018 by a biography: The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru.

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