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Photo Album 6

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The PBPF Photo Albums (numbered 1 through 9) were originally organized by the long-time resident of Wisdom’s Goldenrod, Carol DeAntoni. This was done several years after PB’s death, possibly with input from PB’s direct students Anthony and Ella May Damiani. Some albums have themes, such as Photo Album 3, which is primarily pictures of PB.

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PB black and white portrait

Portrait photograph of PB, B&W. In series with: PA2-021.

PB and another man standing outside in kimonos and hats

Photograph of PB and another man standing outside wearing kimonos and hats, B&W. In series with: PA6-009, PA-011, PA7-107. (Possibly Samuel Lohr (Shimmy), Jacques Masson's cousin in Cannes, France)

PB in kimono and white turban

Photograph of PB standing outside in a kimono and white turban, B&W.

PB in kimono and white turban

Photograph of PB standing outside in a kimono and white turban, B&W. Annotated: "PB!"

Man in kimono and hat

Cropped photograph of a man standing outside in a kimono and hat, B&W. In series with: PA6-003, PA6-011, PA7-107. (Possibly Samuel Lohr (Shimmy), Jacques Masson's cousin in Cannes, France)

Two men standing outside, one in white, the other in a kimono and hat

Cropped photograph of two men standing outside, one in white, the other in a kimono and hat, B&W. In series with: PA6-003, PA6-009, PA7-107. (Possibly Samuel Lohr (Shimmy), Jacques Masson's cousin in Cannes, France)

Gurunathan in Middle Age

Photoduplicate of: "Gurunathan in Middle Age" seated, B&W.

Krishna Menon seated in a chair with one leg crossed over the other

Portrait photograph of a man seated with one leg crossed over the other, B&W. Annotated on similar positive: "Krishna Menon"

Yogi Ramiah

Photograph of Yogi Ramiah walking, annotated: "P.B. in a hermitage, S India," and "…johns Ave. N.W.3," B&W. (Possibly Arunachala, Tamil Nadu,India)

Mother Krishna Bai

Portrait photoduplicate, captioned: "Mother Krishna Bai," B&W.

Krishna Menon in white button down seated in a chair

Portrait photograph of Krishna Menon wearing a white linen button down shirt seated in a chair, B&W. Annotated: "Krishna Menon"

Krishna Menon in lotus position

Portrait photograph of Krishna Menon seated in a lotus position, B&W. Annotated: "Krishna Menon"

Krishna Menon with closed eyes

Photograph, annotated: "Shri Krishna Menon," and "To Paul with many affectionate greetings from India + Krishna; Bombay, 23/9/53/"

Krishna Menon in lotus position

Photograph of Krishna Menon seated in a lotus position, annotated: "1944," B&W.

Swami Ramdas seated in lotus position outside

Photoduplicate of Swami Ramdas seated in lotus position outside, captioned: "Swami Ramdas," B&W.

V.S. Iyer

Portrait photograph of V.S. Iyer, B&W. In serie with: PA6-047.

V.S. Iyer outside with umbrella

Photograph of V.S. Iyer standing outside and holding an umbrella at his side, B&W. Annotated: "VS Iyer". Corresponding negative: IN-337.

V.S. Iyer outside with umbrella

Photograph of V.S. Iyer standing at the top of a hill, holding an umbrella at his side, B&W. Annotated: "VSI" Corresponding negative: IN-213.

V.S. Iyer holding a book in front of steps

Photograph of V.S. Iyer holding a book in front of a set of steps with a young girl standing by the doorway, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-394.

V.S. Iyer and the Yuvaraja of Mysore

Photograph, annotated: "VS yer + Yuvaraja of Mysore," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-398.

V.S. Iyer outside

Photograph of V.S. Iyer standing outside, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-207.

V.S. Iyer outside with umbrella

Photograph of V.S. Iyer standing outside with a closed umbrella, B&W. Annotated: "Holy, VSI". Corresponding negative: IN-382.

V.S. Iyer seated with people standing behind him

Cropped photograph of V.S. Iyer seated with people standing behind him, B&W. Annotated: "VSI"

V.S. Iyer standing outside

Portrait photograph of V.S. Iyer, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-043. In series with: PA6-031.

V.S. Iyer standing with cane

Photograph of V.S. Iyer standing in front of a hillside holding a cane, B&W.

V.S. Iyer standing with cane

Photograph of V.S. Iyer standing in building entryway with a cane, B&W.

V.S. Iyer standing in front of men at gathering

Cropped photograph of V.S. Iyer standing in front of various people at a gathering, B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-353.

Framed photograph of young V.S. Iyer and others seated on the ground

Photograph of five men seated on the ground, annotated: "To Dr. Paul Brunton PhD. With the most affectionate regards and best wishes of V. Subrahmanya Iyer, 12/9/39," and "Extreme Left: V.S. Iyer (age 25), Centre: late Jagadguru Sri Shankara of Sringeri Mutt," B&W. Back of photograph reads: "Extreme left - V. S. Iyer (age 25)" and "Centre - late Jagadguru Sri Shankara of Sringeri Mutt," in PB's handwriting.

Two men inside a structure with a thatched roof

Photograph of two men inside a structure with a thatched roof, color. (Possibly Sri Shankaracharya, 68th Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram)

Three men inside a structure with a thatched roof

Photograph of three men inside a structure with a thatched roof, color. (Possibly Sri Shankaracharya, 68th Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram)

Man in orange robes seated with other people standing nearby

Photograph of a man in orange robes seated with other people standing nearby, color. (Possibly Sri Shankaracharya, 68th Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram)

Illustration Sankara -

Illustration, annotated: "Sankara," red-tint monotone.

Framed photograph of Sai Baba

Framed photograph of Sai Baba seated on a rock, B&W. Annotated: "Sai Baba"

Sai Baba cobra

Postcard photograph of a cobra surrounded by flowers in front of a portrait of Sai Baba, annotated: "Sai Baba cobra," color.

Sai Baba out for biksha

Photograph, annotated: "Sai Baba," and captioned: "Baba out for biksha," B&W.

Sai Baba's procession

Illustration, captioned: "Sai Baba's Procession," B&W.

Indian man in western suit, seated

Photograph of an Indian man in western suit, seated, B&W. (Possibly Rao Venkata Kumara Mahipati Surya Rau, Maharaja of Pithapuram)

R.V.K.M. Surya Rau, Maharajah of Pithapuram

Photograph, annotated: "R.V.K.M. Surya Rau Maharajah of Pithapuram 6·5·1943," B&W.

Eeswara Swami, seated in lotus position

Photograph of Eeswara Swami seated in lotus position, captioned in SSI: "Eeswara Swami, Once a pupil of the Maharishee, but now an adept in his own turn, lives in a temple and instructs his own group of disciples." B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-356.

The late Sri Satchitananda Narasimha Bharati Jagadguru Shankara of Sringeri Monastery

Photograph, annotated: "The late Sri Satchitananda Narasimha Bharati Jagadguru Shankara of Sringeri Monastery," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-412.

The Maharishi Andavar, sitting on a throne surrounded with precious goods

Portrait photograph, annotated: "The Maharshi Andavar - South India," B&W. Annotated on similar photo: "Jungle Guru". (Possibly the Aandavargal in Meivazhi Salai, Tamil Nadu, India) In series with: PA1-077.

His Holiness Sri Ramaballa bhabharanji, 'Master' of Prince Amrawala of Bagasra

Photograph, annotated: "His Holiness Sri Ramaballa bhabharanji, 'Master' of Prince Amrawala of Bagasra," B&W. (Possibly Meivazhi Salai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind

Photoduplicate clipping, captioned: "Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind, Psychologist, Metaphysician and Divine of Amritsar, India," B&W.

Sri Bala Swami

Photoduplicate clipping, captioned: "Sri Bala Swami," B&W.

Shri Ramachandra Shankara Taki, alias Shri Bhai

Illustration clipping, captioned "Shri Ramachandra Shankara Taki alias Shri Bhai, Jogeshwari - Bombay," and "Shri Bhai in His usual Yogic Mood" B&W with colored text. Back of photograph reads: "How Shri Ramakrishna restored Young Devotees In Trance to Consciousness - 'While listening to the song, one or two young devotees fell into trance. The doctor examined their pulse and said, "It appears that they have no outward consciouness." Shri Ramakrishna gently passed his hand over their chest, and uttering in their ears the name of God brought them back to consciousness. Dr. Sarkar said to the Master, "It all seems to be your handiwork." The Master replied with a smile. "No, it is all due to His grace. The minds of these young men have not been scattered on wife, children, wealth or fame. So they are easily concentrated in the name of God." The doctor incidentally remarked that it was a little learning that was dangerous, but profundity of knowledge always made one humble. To this Shri Ramakrishna replied, "Yes, secular knowledge generally makes one dogmatic. Vanity of learning is one of the bondages of man. It is through divine grace that with so much erudition you are still free from it." "Sir." Sarkar said excitedly, "Why, I know almost nothing. I don't feel any humiliation in learning from others, even from these young men, and I can even touch their feet." "I also tell them," said the Master, "as long as I live, I can learn from other." '"

Rev. Founder Nakano

Photograph, captioned: "Recent picture of Rev. Founder Nakano," B&W. Back of photograph contains other photos, "Ananaian Central Observatory now under construction at Numazu City" and "Scenes of Spring Festival when portable shrines were brought out into street."

Sri Ram Devi

Clipped photograph, captioned: "Sri Ram Devi," B&W.

Sarayan Lirtha, seated in lotus position on a tiger skin

Illustration, annotated: "{Sarayan Lirtha?}," B&W.

Swami Omkarananda

Photograph, captioned: "Swami Omkarananda," B&W.

Guru of Sai Mirchandani - Pujya Baba Sai Giani

Illustrated clipping, captioned: "Pujya Baba Sai Giani," and "Guru of Sai Mirchandani," B&W.

Swami Narayanananda

Clipped photograph of Swami Narayanananda, captioned: "Works of: Swami Narayanananda," annotated: "Paste this in frontispiece my copy of 'Kundalini Yoga' USA," red monotone. Back of photograph reads: "THE PRIMAL POWER IN MAN OR THE KUNDALINI SHAKTI By: Swami Narayanananda Price Rs: 4/- Shillings 8. or $1.25 / An Abstract of Reviews: Mr. Harry Dikman-Renowned Yoga Student-Germany. On the Eastern horizon in the holy city of Rishis and Yogis has risen a bright star brilliantly shedding its light on most abstruse questions pertaining to the practice of Yoga. In his work: 'The Primal Power In Man or the Kundalini Shakti- Sri Swami Narayanananda has tackled a most subtle and intricate question, viz., The Mysterious Kundalini Shakti. Only a few writers dared to take up this difficult topic. Swamiji's views differ in various important points from those of his predecessors. But while the former authors expressed merely their opinions and theoretical probabilities Swami Narayanananda puts down his practical experiences covering nearly two decades of intense Yoga Abhyasa (practice). The learned author invites himself other Sadhakas to continue research in this line. And it is but logical that only experience got from direct perception has far more value than deductions from Shastraic (Scriptural) texts. The book deals not merely with the theory of Kundalini Shakti but gives practical advices - how to awaken It by various Mudras, Bandas and Pranayamas."

Mahendra Nath Gupta (called by his pupils The Master Mahasaya)

Photograph clipping, captioned: "M. at the foot of the Bel-tree at Dakshineswar on February 23 1927, and annotated: "Mahendra Nath Gupta: The disciple 'M' who recorded the words of his master Sri Ramakrishna, published as 'The sayings of R.' and also 'The Gospel of Ramakrishna,'" and "Called by his pupils The Master Mahasaya," B&W.

PB with three other people standing outside a house

Photograph of PB standing with three other people outside a house, color. (Possibly with T.M.P. Mahadevan in Switzerland)

PB and another man standing along a waterfront

Photograph of PB and a man standing along a waterfront, color. (Possibly with T.M.P. Mahadevan in Switzerland)

Sri Sri Dadaji (Sri Amiya Roy Chowdhury)

Portrait clipping, captioned: "Sri Sri Dadaji (Sri Amiya Roy Chowdhury)," B&W.

PB handwritten para - Occult

Clipping of PB handwritten para, "(Occult) Closing eyelids 80% can induce samadhi if {th?} are {bl?} same time"

Swami Swananda

Photograph portrait, annotated: "Swami Swananda (dead), former head Master of Ramakrishna Monks of India," B&W.

Woman with headscarf (La Mere)

Photograph of Mira Alfassa or The Mother, annotated: "La Mere Aurobindo Asram Pondichery," B&W. In series with: PA1-063.

Gayatri Devi and two women, Cohasset - July 1959

Photograph of Gayatri Devi and two women in Cohasset (Massachusetts in July 1959). Annotated: "Gayatra Devi Cohasset, July 1959," color.

Meher Baba outside with hands clasped in front of him

Photograph of Meher Baba standing outside in a breeze, annotated: "Another portrait of Meher Baba, Chapter 14," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-240.

Swami Jagadananda

Photograph, annotated: "Benares, Swami Jagadananda, Sanskrit teacher and Vedanta Guru to the Ramakrishna Order," B&W.

Wang Yang-Ming

Photograph of portrait, captioned: "Wang Yang-Ming, Ming Dynasty portrait in the collection of Huang Chieh (1874-1935): Photograph by Professor Kusumoto Masatsugu," B&W.

Deep Narain Singh of Lucknow

Photograph, annotated: "Deep Narain Singh of Lucknow," B&W. In series with: PA1-023.

Balyogeshwar Shri Sant Ji Maharaj

Flier advertisement for the Divine Light Mission, with photograph and quote by Balyogeshwar Shri Sant Ji Maharaj, with a note that says: "The enclosed was given to me in Birmingham." Quote reads: "Give me your love, I will give you peace. All I ask of you is your love. All I ask is your trust. And what I can give you is such peace as will never die. I declare that I will establish peace in this world. But what can I do unless men come to me with love in their hearts and a strong desire to know peace and truth?" B&W.

Swami Premananda

Cropped photograph, annotated: "Swami Premananda," B&W.

Ramakrishna's Room

Photograph, annotated: "Ramakrishna's Room," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-120, IN-164.

Hassan Street, alley with two men

Photograph of alleyway with two men, annotated: "Hassan Street," B&W. (Possibly V.S. Iyer)

Four men on a hillside in front of a building, Skandasram

Photograph of four men on a hillside, annotated: "Skandasram, B&W.

Portrait of a man in a suit and glasses (Al Cliffe)

Portrait photograph, annotated: "Al Cliffe," B&W.

K. S. Venkataramani

Sketched portrait, captioned: "K. S. Venkataramani, Sketch by a Wandering Sadhu Artist at Benares," and "His eyes are the eyes of a thinker, an idealist and a poet combined. Yet the sorrows of suffering peasants are reflected in their sad irises. Paul Brunton in A SEARCH IN SECRET INDIA," and annotated: "To Paul Brunton with the affectionate regards of K.S. Venkataramani 31.3.36," B&W.

Brother M

Photograph, annotated: "Bro M," B&W.

Sahabji Maharaj

Photograph, annotated: "Sahabji Maharaj," B&W. Captioned in SSI: "Sahabji Maharaj, Master of over one hundred thousand people who practise a mysterious form of Yoga." In series with: PA1-033.

Person seated on a throne in front of an elaborate mural of a sunrise or sunset

Photograph of a person seated on a throne in front of an elaborate mural of a sunrise or sunset, B&W. (Possibly Ceylonese royalty)

Nitish C. Laharry and daughters Mira and Bira

Magazine clipping photograph, captioned: "Above: Nitish C. Laharry, 1962-63 president of Rotary International, and his daughters Mira and Bira - his co-hostesses at the 1962 international assembly, where this photograph was taken." B&W

Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Announcement Invitation

Cropped announcement, captioned: "Announcement Invitation, His Holiness Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj of Delhi, India," and annotated: "Radmasoami Guru"

V. S. Iyer and Swami Siddheswarananda

Cropped photograph of V.S. Iyer and Swami Siddheswarananda standing outside of a building, B&W. Annotated on similar photograph: V.S. Iyer + Swami Siddheswarananda". In series with: PA1-095.

PB's garden in Vontikoppal

Photograph, annotated: "PB's garden Vontikoppal," B&W.

PB's house, Vontikoppal

Photograph, annotated: ""PB's house, Vontikoppal," B&W.

PB on bench

Photograph of PB seated on a white bench, B&W. (Possibly Martinus' garden, Copenhagen, Denmark)

PB's house Vontikoppal

Photograph, annotated: "PB's house, Vontikoppal," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-396.

A small snake

Photograph, annotated: "A small snake crawling in front of my hut - Tmallai" (Tiruvannamalai), B&W.

Sunrise at Cape Comorin

Photograph of a sunrise over clouds and the sea, annotated: "Sunrise at Cape Comorin," B&W.

Veranda of PB's cottage at Fernhill

Photograph, annotated: "Ferhnill, Veranda of my cottage," B&W. Corresponding negative: IN-232. In series with: PA6-167.

PB standing on a covered veranda in front of building

Photograph of PB standing on a covered veranda, B&W. In series with: PA6-165. (Possibly Fernhill, Mysore, India)

Tent in the woods

Photograph of a tent in the woods, B&W. (Annotated on similar photo: "Camping in the Himalayan forest") In series with: PA5-297.

Mountainside path with Yogi Pranavananda, The Author, three hillmen travelling on foot, Dhanaulti Jungle

Photograph, annotated: "Mountainside path, 1) Yogi Pranavananda, 2) The Author, 3) three hillmen travelling on foot," B&W.

Ra-Mak-Hotep

Portrait photograph, annotated: "Ra-mak Hotep," B&W.

Bungalow home in the forest with view of mountains

Photograph, annotated: "My Bungalow Home in the Forest, Tehri State," B&W. Corresponding negative: AS-091. (Possibly where PB wrote "Hermit in the Himalayas")

Pranavanada in Himalayas, Dhanaulti Jungle

Cropped photograph of Yogi Pranavananda in the Himalayas seated on a rock, B&W. Annotated: "Pranavananda in Himalaya". In series with: PA1-149, PA1-151, PA1-153. Corresponding negative: IN-212.