Science Background

Scott Virden Anderson About

Science has been my first love from the time I was a boy, encouraged directly by my father with chemistry set, rocks and minerals, Indian arrow heads, microscope, and telescope. He had hoped to be a man of science himself, but was thwarted by the Great Depression, and Sputnik 1, launched when I was eleven, …

Yoga Background

Scott Virden Anderson About

I was in my final year as a science undergraduate at Harvard when I first met His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda in the Fall of 1967. I was profoundly impressed by the man and most especially by a number of striking experiences I had in his company. My initial response was a deep sense that …

Overview—My Life as “Hybrid” Prototype

Scott Virden Anderson About

 I’ve led a rather strange life over the past forty plus years—moving daily between two worlds: science and yoga. In each world I found precious few individuals with any familiarity with the other. Virtually none of my scientific colleagues over the years has known a thing about yoga—except perhaps here and there in recent decades …