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Father Yod ~ aka YaHoWha ~ (July 4, 1922 - August 25, 1975) was the American owner of one of the first health food restaurants in the Country, The Source Restaurant, on Sunset Strip, who founded a Spiritual community in the Hollywood Hills known as the Source Family. He was also lead singer of the commune's experimental psychedelic rock band, Ya Ho Wha 13.

James Edward Baker was born on July 4, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Baker earned the Silver Star as United States Marine in World War II and became an expert in Jujitsu. He moved to California to become a Hollywood stuntman and became influenced by the Nature Boys, a Los Angeles-based group of beatniks who lived a natural, vegetarian lifestyle, and lived "according to Nature's Laws." Baker also studied philosophy, religion, and esoteric spiritual teachings, even becoming a Vedantic monk for a time. He later became a follower of Yogi Bhajan, a Sikh spiritual leader and teacher of Kundalini Yoga.

In 1969, Baker founded the Source Restaurant in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles, on the Sunset Strip. The restaurant served organic vegetarian food, with such celebrity regulars as John Lennon, Julie Christie, and Marlon Brando.

Baker left Yogi Bhajan in the late 1960s and created his own philosophy, based on Western mystery tradition. Changing his name to Father Yod and, later, Ya Ho Wha, he became the patriarch to a commune of young people who considered him their Spiritual Father. The group, known as the Source Family, lived together in a Hollywood Hills mansion and was supported by the earnings of the Source Restaurant, which was very profitable during its peak.

Its members kept some of the doctrines of the Source Family secret; however, they generally adopted a way of life that promoted natural health, organic vegetarian diets, communal living, and utopian ideals.

Music was an integral part of the Source Family and many members were musicians. Father Yod formed them into an improvisational psychedelic rock band called YaHoWha 13, with himself as a lead singer. In 1973 the band began making limited pressings of their jam sessions, eventually releasing nine albums that were sold at the Source Restaurant for ten dollars each. The original recordings have become valuable to collectors of underground music. Celebrities such as Earth, Wind & Fire would buy Source records out of the back of the restaurant.

See or the Source Foundation's FaceBook page for more info, books & music.

The Mystic Road

Make Haste Slowly

Authored by Father Yod ~ YaHoWha
Edition: 4

Make Haste Slowly


A few are born with great powers of concentration . . . Others gain it by years of laborious endeavor.

These exercises will bring results
With a minimum of effort in a very short time.

JOIN E AQUARIAN (the editor) and others in DOING THE MYSTIC ROAD - APRIL 20, 2014 ! That's 4/20 . . . We will share discussions and support for you as you make progress along The Mystic Road !

Just follow the book wherever you are.
Some weeks are as short as 5 minutes a day for that week and the longest is 43 minutes a day.
They average about 23 minutes a day.

The satisfactory life is a life of continual growth. There is no such thing as standing still.

One must either rise steadily, or he will gradually sink into oblivion. It matters not whether one's worldly wealth is ten dollars or ten million. The rule is the same. Every person, whether rich or poor, who has the intelligence to understand this and follow the rule of life, has need of the development offered by the Mystic Road. It frees him from the chains of misfortune and protects him from the cruel buffetings of fate. It replaces poverty of soul and purse with plenty, and renders secure the possessions of life's desires through the conscious control of the creative element.


The greatest devil in the universe is fear, and the greatest crime is ignorance - ignorance of the marvelous power innate in every human being. Either in this or a future life you will have to undergo the triple evils of ill-luck, want and deprivation until you have learned to conquer them through your divine heritage of power: in other words, to be born again mentally through the unfoldment of your mind.

The sooner you realize this truth and act upon the biblical promise, "Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you," the sooner will you enter into the promised land of good and plenty and your world will become for you what it was intended to be, a world of continuous enjoyment. By applying the sacred, oriental, occult knowledge of the workings of the mind, nerves, and nerve centers enables you by the devotion of only a few minutes a day of your spare time to develop your powers to an unbelievable degree. A few minutes a day is not study. It is the conscious unfoldment and direction of the undeveloped portions of your mind so that they work continuously for you. The real basis of the power developed is by means of two things. First, the development of the ability to use the universal life energy which is everywhere and which is closely akin to electricity.

At the start you may doubt the existence of such a force, but long before you have finished the instruction all such doubt will be removed. The development of the nerve centers or plexuses, particularly the plexus of power, is the second thing.

A brief preparation is necessary before you can start these developments. This preliminary instruction is covered by the first few lessons. Do not slight these initial lessons. They are an absolute necessity for what will follow and, in addition, they possess great value in themselves. In fact, if you went no further than the first few lessons the value to you would be many times the cost of the slight effort involved. After the ability to control power has been developed, there will be given to you in the final lessons the secret key which will give you the exact methods to follow in order to divert these powers to the fulfillment of your own desire.

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Publication Date:
1496144651 / 9781496144652
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.5" x 9.25"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth

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