Thank God for the internet and thank God for this website.
Ramacharaka was my guru before I knew what a guru was. I stumbled upon his books at "The Bodhi Tree" when I was 30 years old. I'm 63 now.
Ten years ago, all my belongings were stolen, including my collection of books printed by The Yogi Publication Society. These books are no longer in print, so it was a great loss to me and I'm overjoyed to find Ramacharaka's works on this website, and to discover Ramacharaka is William Atkinson. Can you imagine, of course I read William Atkinson's books and marveled at his wisdom which I felt at the time was "just as good as Ramacharaka...lol
Very shortly after I began studying and practicing Ramacharaka's teachings I was led to Swammi Muktananda and became a member of Siddha Yoga, that's when I realized that my firt Guru was really Ramacharaka. The teachings are the same because the truth is the truth, no matter where you find it.
Thank you for bringing Ramacharaka back to life in my life.