Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for more than forty years, as both a practitioner and an author. He is the author or coauthor of nineteen books, including Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path and his latest, American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West, which was named one of the top ten religion books of the year by both the Huffington Post and the American Library Association’s Booklist. A public speaker and workshop leader, he has given presentations at venues throughout the country and has appeared in national media. He is an ordained Interfaith Minister and spiritual counselor, and recently founded Spiritual Wellness and Healing Associates (SWAHA) in Los Angeles. He blogs regularly on the Huffington Post and Elephant Journal. His websites are www.AmericanVeda.com and www.PhilipGoldberg.com.