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encouraged Walska to purchase the 37-acre estate in Montecito that became Lotusland, traveled in many of the same circles. Swept up in the then-fashionable movement for Eastern-oriented self-exploration, Bernard opened a yoga teaching center in 1939 and published his experiences in magazines and books soon after. Devi published her own books on yoga in 1948 and 1953. Walska hosted one of Devi’s most famous pupils, Gloria Swanson, at Lotusland on several occasions. By the time Francina sat down with Devi for the interview for the Ojai Valley Voice, Devi’s physical and mental acuity were powerful testaments to her practice. Well into her 90s, she remained passionately engaged with the world. Photos that accompany the interview show a gray-haired, supple-bodied woman, her face enlivened by humor and curiosity. “When people ask, ‘When will you retire?,’ I say, ‘I don’t know. I am busier now than ever,’” Devi told Francina. “Just a few days ago, I was interviewed for the newspaper, the radio, and the television—all at the same time. The radio man asked, ‘How does it feel— aging?’ I said, ‘I don’t know how it feels…ask someone who’s aging.’” ●

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