Dr. Devananda Tandavan:
A Brief Biography
Dr. Devananda Tandavan, MD, was a member of the American Medical Association, the International College of Surgeons, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the American Federation of Astrologers, the International Reiki Association and the International Center of Homeopathy. He had been the president of one of Chicago's major hospitals and involved in the arcane science of nuclear surgery. But his love of humanity, medicine and healing took him into many traditions, ultimately incorporating the Indian Science of Life, Ayurveda, and the Indian astrological science, Jyotish, into his repertoire. Dr. Tandavan's many journeys in India and his years of personal meditation and sadhana under the guidance of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami endowed him with remarkable, syncretic insights into well-being and being well. He passed in 2003 at age 83, but his articles continue to guide many who need practical, proven techniques and lifestyle changes that will guide them in understanding how the body works, how the mind creates our physical and mental/emotional experiences and how life may be lived fully, joyfully and with a sense of the Divine that breathes life into us all.