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 due to complications from diabetes.
It was stated that Feuerstein was a founding member of the Indian Academy of Yoga, Benares Hindu University. This Academy came into being in 1981 and, while he is not listed as being a Founding Member, or having Foundation Membership in January 1981, his name does appear as one of the 130 Life Members of the Academy: he is number 28 on the list.
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- Ken Wilber has called him "probably Gebser's foremost American interpreter".
- 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".