American Mystic is dedicated to all those seeking true and lasting happiness. Ramana's story is gripping, frankly told, providing a fascinating glimpse into American culture and history beginning in the Great Depression and ending in the new millennium. His struggles, adventures and inner search, culminated on June 4, 1973 in his having a homecoming, an Awakening with a capital A. How many people can actually say that they have 'awakened' or 'found happiness?' Ramana did - and in these memoirs, he shares his journey and his thoughts about how this can happen for all of us. American Mystic is in the tradition of great spiritual memoirs, such as 'Autobiography of a Yogi' by Paramahansa Yogananda or 'Meetings with Remarkable Men' by Gurdjieff, giving us an inside and intimate view of the spiritual journey.