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The Yogis Of India

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Originally published in 1938, this book is a fascinating look at the yogis of India at that time, both fakir and fake. The witty and instructive author of New Guinea Gold has now visited India and has made a careful study of the supposed supernatural powers of the Hindu mystic. M. Demaitre warns the reader that the more picturesque performers are very likely to be in the employment of a travel agency, and that their usual repertoire would disgrace any competent European conjurer. At the same time he admits to having been very thoroughly mystified on several occasions. For the benefit of more serious students there is a sound exposition of the theory and practice of contemplation and the book is illustrated with some enlightening and unusual photographs.

Clothbound hardback, no dust jacket. Some wear to the cover and spine has lead to minor unevenness of the pages. Some mottling/foxing evident.
Pencil marks inside, but text and photographs are clear.

Item details

Author(s):
Edmond Demaitre
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Geoffrey Bles
Title:
The Yogis Of India

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Originally published in 1938, this book is a fascinating look at the yogis of India at that time, both fakir and fake. The witty and instructive author of New Guinea Gold has now visited India and has made a careful study of the supposed supernatural powers of the Hindu mystic. M. Demaitre warns the reader that the more picturesque performers are very likely to be in the employment of a travel agency, and that their usual repertoire would disgrace any competent European conjurer. At the same time he admits to having been very thoroughly mystified on several occasions. For the benefit of more serious students there is a sound exposition of the theory and practice of contemplation and the book is illustrated with some enlightening and unusual photographs.

Clothbound hardback, no dust jacket. Some wear to the cover and spine has lead to minor unevenness of the pages. Some mottling/foxing evident.
Pencil marks inside, but text and photographs are clear.

Author(s):
Edmond Demaitre
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Geoffrey Bles
Title:
The Yogis Of India

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