Autobiography of a Yogi


Letter from Yogananda


Bangle Booklet

The Astrological Bangle, shown at right, was made popular by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda's guru, Sri Yukteswar, created the Astrological Bangle formula based on very precise weights of pure gold, silver, and copper. You can read more about astrological bangles and how they work in Chapter 16 of Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi.

Discussion between Sri Yukteswar and Yogananda:

Swami Sri Yukteswar

Sri Yukteswar

Sri Yukteswar: "Mukunda (Yogananda's boyhood name), why don't you get an astrological armlet?"

Yogananda: "Should I, Master? I don't believe in astrology."

Sri Yukteswar: "It is never a question of belief; the only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is true. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief."

From Autobiography of a Yogi, Chapter 16, "Outwitting the Stars"

I have been responsible for the General Purpose Astrological Bangle for Ananda Church since 1985. The formula was given by Sri Yukteswar to Paramhansa Yogananda, and then to Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple who once was Vice President of Self Realization Fellowship.  Swamiji gave me the formula and the responsibility in 1985, and I use the exact formula as passed on by Sri Yukteswar, even using the method of joining the ends as Master did. Each bangle contains pure copper, pure silver, and over a Troy Ounce of pure (99.999%, 24Kt, fine) gold. They are an open bracelet that can be circled to fit any arm.

The three metals are heavy gauge wires that are weighed to match the Sri Yukteswar formula, and then twisted, joined at the ends and polished. The ends are left simple (and not covered with a ball), as this is the way Yogananda had them made at Mt. Washington before he left the body.

Price: Email us for a current price, and the price will be good for 2 weeks (remember to add 7.50% tax if you are a Californian). These bangles are sold at minimum cost. Jeweler's pricing would have them higher.

Please do not order until you get a price quote
. Please email me: kent at

Please let me know, when you email me, what city and country you are expecting a shipping quote to.

Ordering is simple. No need for membership numbers or birth dates or arm sizes or such. Just send money order or check to:

Kent White, Box 250
14618 Tyler Foote Rd
Nevada City CA 95959
(This address: for correspondence only – NO Valuables.)

AND include a note describing:
1) How to ship the bangle to you: UPS, US Mail, etc.(all methods are insured, but we like UPS, and they can deliver to you at work).
2) Proper address (UPS does not go to P.O. boxes).
3) Date needed by, if any.
4) For the booklet on "Care and Feeding" see this link as the booklet is free on this site.

Or phone the order desk at 530-292-3506, with either of these 3 cards: Visa, Master Card, or AMEX.

I always ship them insured, no matter how they are shipped.
(For rush orders we use Fedex and there is an additional fee of $75.)

Wait about 2 weeks, and the parcel will arrive.

In Master's joyful service,
kent at

"The bangle and its combination of metal as fixed by the Rishis emanate electronic ray (unseen to human eyes) which counteracts all planetary vibrations. Just as a lightning rod is affixed to a house to absorb the falling thunder and lightning, so the bangle is a lightning rod to absorb the ferocity of bad planetary rays falling on the body, when disease attacks as bad karma."

From Letter written by Paramhansa Yogananda to Rajarsi Janakananda