William W. Atkinson

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William W. Atkinson AKA William Walker Atkinson AKA Yogi Ramacharaka AKA Theron Q. Demont probably also AKA Swami Bhakta Vishita, AKA Swami Panchadasi AKA Bhakti Seva, all published by his own Yogi Press, AKA Theodore Sheldon AKA The Three Initiates AKA Magus Incognitus may have also been Yogi Ramacharaka or A. P. Mukerji or Elias Gewurz

America 1862 - 1932

Teachers: Emma Curtis Hopkins; Baba Bharata; P. B. Randolph; Jakob Bohme; Salomon Trismosin; Hiram E. Butler; William James; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Sir Francis Bacon; John Locke ; Thurlow Weed;

Students: Paul Foster Case; George William Russell AKA AE; Max Freedom Long; Serge Kahili King; J. B. Hare aka John Bruno Hare; Dr. Frank B. Robinson ,(1886-1948) of "Psychiana" ; Edward E. Beales; Charles F. Haanel; Prentice Mulford, 1834 – 1891; Clint Marsh;

Friends: Charles Fillmore; Sydney Flower; Eduard E. Beals ; Laurion, L. William de Laurence; A.P. Sinnett; A.E. Waite; Charles Leland; Edouard Schure; Elias Gewurz; Charles Stansfeld Jones; Henry Thomas Hamblin; J.F.C. Fuller; Mabel Collins; Mary Anne Atwood, 1817- 1910, author of A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery, with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers, 1850; Paul Foster Case;

Organizations: Yogi Publication Society in Chicago; "Atkinson School of Mental Science"; New Thought Movement of Chicago;

Author: The Kybalion with Paul Foster Case and perhaps one other author; Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life; The Arcane Teachings; Arcane Formula or Mental Alchemy; Vril, or, Vital Magnetism; Dynamic Thought: The Law Of Vibrant Energy; How To Read Human Nature; The Law Of New Thought; Mastery Of Being; Memory Culture; Mental Fascination: Side Light Manual No. 1; Reincarnation And The Law Of Karma; Self Healing By Thought Force; Secret Of Success; Subconscious And The Superconscious Planes Of Mind; Solar Plexus: Abdominal Brain; Art And Science Of Personal Magnetism: The Secrets Of Mental Fascination; likely author of The Hindu Book of Astrology, 1902; likely - The Science of Breath, Raja Yoga, Yoga Lessons for Developing Spiritual Consciousness; 12 vol. Personal Power series - Vol. I: Personal Power or Your Master Self, Vol. II: Creative Power or Your Constructive Forces, Vol. III: Desire Power or Your Energizing Forces, Vol. IV: Faith Power or Your Inspirational Forces, Vol. V: Will Power or Your Dynamic Forces, Vol. VI: Subconscious Power or Your Secret Forces, Vol. VII: Spiritual Power or The Infinite Fount, Vol. VIII: Thought Power or Radio-Mentalism, Vol. IX: Perceptive Power or The Art of Observation, Vol. X: Reasoning Power or Practical Logic, Vol. XI: Character Power or Positive Individuality, Vol. XII: Regenerative Power or Vital Rejuvenation; Memory: How to Develop, Train, and Use It, 1919; Practical Mind-Reading - a course of lessons on Thought-Transference, Telepathy, Mental Currents, Mental; Rapport, etc, 1907; The Inner Consciousness, 1908; Practical Mental Influence; Thought Vibration, 1906; The Secret of Success;

Comments: Eastern philosophy; Yoga; Qabalist; Rosicrucian ; Theosophy; Memory; while not a huckster, and the Yogi Publications are very handsome hard covers well worth their price, his constant use of pseudonyms to fill out his Authors is reminiscent of some other publishing houses which owned a house name under which multiple authors wrote books, starting in the late 1800s. Most of these books, or pamphlets, were cheap, poorly printed, and advertised in comics, mens magazines and Occult monthlies. Such names as Sepharial, Cheiro, Raphael controlled by smart business men like Henri Gamache and William De Laurence disregarded copyrights and author royalties in search of more money for less. Even H. Spencer Lewis, the 1st Imperator of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), made his fortune in this shadow advertising world. Eventually, the estates of these publishers sold the rights to their invented authors, and they are still used today in weekly magazines sold at the supermarket;

Resources: http://williamwalkeratkinson.wwwhubs.com/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Walker_Atkinson; http://yogipublicationsociety.com/; http://www.healthresearchbooks.com/pages/books_list.php?origin=author&author=Atkinson,%20William%20Walker ; for Yogi Ramacharaka, see - http://darkbooks.org/collection/Yogi-Ramacharaka.html; read here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/astro/hba/index.htm ; for his A. P. Mukerji persona, read - http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/dsc/index.htm; listen to him at http://librivox.org/author/1095 as both Theron Q. Demont & Yogi Ramacharaka; listen to The Three Initiates here - http://librivox.org/the-kybalion-by-the-three-initiates/ ; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41478 ;