Theos Bernard

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Theos Bernard
Born 10 December 1908(1908-12-10) [1]
Los Angeles, California
Died Unknown, disappeared in September 1947, aged 40
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Arizona, LL.B. (1931); Columbia University, A.M. (1936), Ph.D. (1943)
Known for Early Western study of Hatha Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism
Noted work(s) "Penthouse of the Gods" (1939); "Hatha Yoga" (1944)
Spouse(s) Viola Wertheim (1934-8); Ganna Walska (1942-6); Helen Graham Park (1947)
Relative(s) Pierre Arnold Bernard (a.k.a. Oom the Omnipotent)

Theos Casimir Bernard (December 10, 1908 - unknown, disappeared in September 1947) was an American scholar, lecturer, and explorer, noted as a practitioner of Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism, the study of which he instituted at Columbia University.

Selected Bibliography

  • Bernard, Theos (1936), Introduction to Tantrik Ritual 
  • Bernard, Theos (1939), Heaven Lies Within Us 
  • Bernard, Theos (1939), Penthouse of the Gods: A Pilgrimage into the Heart of Tibet and the Sacred City of Lhasa  — a.k.a. "Land of a Thousand Buddhas"
  • Bernard, Theos (1944), Hatha Yoga: The Report of a Personal Experience  — Bernard's Ph.D. dissertation for Columbia University

References

  1. "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGHC-MDV : accessed 03 Mar 2014), Theos C Bernard, 1908.