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In this work, Syman tells the surprising story of yoga's transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.
Stefanie Syman, a literature graduate of Yale, was a founder of Feed, an early, award-winning Web magazine. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Yoga Journal. A native of Los Angeles, she lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and has practiced yoga for more than fifteen years.
Table of Contents
|Thoreau's Experiment||p. 26|
|The Guru Arrives||p. 37|
|Swami Vivekananda's Legacy||p. 62|
|The Making of an American Guru||p. 80|
|Theos Bernard's Spiritual Heroism||p. 116|
|Margaret Woodrow Wilson "Turns Hindu"||p. 143|
|Uncovering Reality in Hollywood||p. 160|
|Hatha Yoga on Sunset Boulevard||p. 179|
|Psychedelic Sages||p. 198|
|How to Be a Guru Without Really Trying||p. 233|
|Marshmallow Yoga||p. 256|
|The New Penitents||p. 268|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 359|
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