Dwapara Yuga

Dwapara Yuga Books
It is recommended to shop around for rare items since one site may have them for $100+ and another for $10.

A student following the information within each of these books could easily produce a list of hundreds of titles. The following are just a short list, or beginning point. It's especially important to read outside of any one group's publications since each group emphasizes themes important to itself and downplays others. At the time of writing information was primarily still in books but today the are 100x more resources spread across the World Wide Web.

List from 2007 AD (Dwapara 307)

Ascending Kali Sandhi 1500-1700 then Ascending Dwapara Yuga Sandhi 1700-1900


  • 1894 The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar (Dwapara 194)
  • 1933 Astrological World Cycles by Tara Mata (Dwapara 233)
  • 1936 A Search in Secret India by Paul Brunton
  • 1946 Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda (Dwapara 246)
  • 1947 Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
  • 1953 The worldly philosophers by Robert Heilbroner
  • 1956 Books that changed the world by Robert Downs
  • 1964 Modern Warfare by Roger Trinquier
  • 1969 Priceless Precepts by Kamala Silva
  • 1973 The Road Ahead by Swami Kriyananda

  • 1980 Christ Consciousness by Norman Paulsen
  • 1985 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda "M"
  • 1990 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
  • 1991 Treasures Against Time by Brenda Lewis
  • 1992 The Spiritual Seekers Guide by Steven S. Sadleir
  • 1993 Trilogy of Divine Love by Durga Mata
  • 1995 Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo
  • 1996 Divine Romance by Yogananda
  • 1997 Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies by Jim Schnabel

  • 2000 Journey to self-realization by Yogananda
  • 2001 Autobiography of a spiritually incorrect mystic by Osho
  • 2001 When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
  • 2002 Out of the Labyrinth by Swami Kriyananda
  • 2002 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 2004 The Palgrave companion to North American Utopias
  • 2004 Way of the warrior by Reid and Croucher
  • 2006 The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Kriyananda
  • 2006 The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  • 2006 Paramhansa Yogananda Life Portrait and Reminiscences by Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta

  • 2006 A Collection of Biographies of four Kriya Yoga Gurus by Swami Satyananda
  • 2007 Revelations of Christ by Swami Kriyananda

Updated in 2022 (Dwapara 322) list



Current Affairs


Books tied to the original 2007 blog


Dwapara Yuga and Yogananda - Poor Richard
Dwapara Yuga and Yogananda Book

From the fall of Rome to the Renaissance almost nothing new was discovered. Man looked back to the great learning of classical civilization for inspiration: admiring their thinkers and architects but incapable of equaling them. In turn, those ancients looked back further, to a previous "Golden Age." Why did civilization fall and then rise again? In 1920, the Indian Yogi Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi", came to the United States with the answer. With his message of simple living and high thinking, he became the most popular speaker in the country. This short (~100 pages) book deals with Yogananda and the New Age he described: Dwapara Yuga.


Astrological World Cycles - Tara Mata
Astrological World Cycles by Tara Mata

This is the 75th anniversary edition of the tour de force series of articles in Paramhansa Yogananda's East-West magazine demonstrating the connection of the astronomical phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes with the great cycles of world history, astrology and ancient Hindu Scripture. Tara was an astrologer, direct disciple and chief editor of the Indian yogi Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the 1946 spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi". Tara's articles were based on the work of Yogananda's guru, Sri Yukteswar. At the time of publication in the early 30s, yoga and Yogananda were relatively unknown. Tara helped build Yogananda's organization, SRF, and indirectly inspired the creation of its largest spin-off, Ananda, formed by its vice-president Swami Kriyananda. Over the past decades interest has dramatically increased as many of the guru's predictions have been proven.

Poor Richard

Poor Richard was a pen name used in the original blog and books as an homage to Ben Franklin, America's founding father. At the time of writing around 2007 there was a lot of online trolling due to the lawsuits between the two prominent California-based Yoga groups. The views expressed are my own and not intended to reflect the views of any other individual or organization. Any profits from the books were donated to the One Laptop per Child Charity (OLPC) funding computers for children in the developing world.