Swāmī Agehānanda Bhāratī (अगेहानन्द भारती) (Vienna, April 20, 1923 – New York, May 14, 1991) was the monastic name of Leopold Fischer, professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University for over 30 years. He was an academic Sanskritist, a writer on religious subjects, and a Hindu monk in the Dasanami Sannyasi order.
- The Tantric Tradition. London : Rider, 1966.
- The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism. Santa Barbara, CA : Ross-Erikson. 1976.
- The Ochre Robe : An Autobiography. Second Revised Edition, with New Epilog. Santa Barbara, CA : Ross-Erikson, 1980. ISBN 0-915520-28-1
- Brief academic biography at the homepage of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
- Agehananda Bharati, 1923-1991 by Shauna Arth, 2003, the Anthropology Biography Web
Bibliography and book review
- Selected Publications of Prof. Agehananda Bharati at the homepage of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University
- Review of The Light at the Center by Brad Darrach, Time Magazine September 13, 1976
Articles available online
- Fictitious Tibet: The Origin and Persistence of Rampaism, an article published in Tibet Society Bulletin (Bloomington, Ind.), Vol. 7, 1974
- Excerpts from The Light at the Center on LSD and zero-experiences
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