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Dr. Georg Feuerstein Ph.D (27 May 1947 – 25 August 2012) was a German Indologist specializing in the philosophy and praxis of Yoga. Feuerstein authored over 30 books on mysticism, Yoga, Tantra, and Hinduism. He translated, among other traditional texts, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.



Feuerstein was born in Würzburg, Germany. He moved to England to do his postgraduate research at Durham University and subsequently lived for 23 years in the United States. In 2004, Georg and his wife and spiritual partner, Brenda L Feuerstein, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada and in 2012 he became a citizen of Canada, where he died 25 August 2012.[1]


Ken Wilber has called him "probably Gebser's foremost American interpreter".[2]

Historian of religions Mircea Eliade called Feuerstein's The Philosophy of Classical Yoga, "one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga".[3]



  1. ^ Aug 26. "yoga scholar georg feuerstein dead at 65". Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ Second Response to Allan Combs
  3. ^ "The Philosophy of Classical Yoga". The Listener. 103: 661. 1980. 

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