Baird T Spalding was a prominent American author and mystic whose six volume series ‘Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East’ sold over two million copies in the first half of the twentieth century. Spalding claimed to have visited India and Tibet with a research team in 1894 and met with immortal masters. His work is one of the definitive ‘magical autobiographies’ and remains an inspiration to many New Age authors today. Despite the popularity of his work, Spalding’s personal history remains obscure, and much of the material propagated about him today is not factual.
This website and blog is intended to provide a forum for research, information and discussion about Spalding’s life and books.
Please read frequently asked questions about Baird T Spalding to address common questions about Spalding and his 1894 trip to India, as documented in Life and Teaching.