Marjorie Waterhouse was one of the earliest pupils of Hari Prasad Shastri and became Warden of Shanti Sadan on his passing in 1956. She had a fully enlightened understanding of the spiritual path and its goal, and a gift in presenting the highest teachings in an approachable way. Her focus is always on how to practise the spiritual Yoga, and on clarifying the reasons why one should practise and seek the spiritual goal of life. Her exposition of the higher power that lies unsuspected ‘behind the mind’, and of man’s latent capacity for intuition and inspiration, is perhaps unique in the spiritual literature of the West. Yet alongside the most inspired insights, there is always a considerate and good-humoured appreciation of the challenges facing people in the early stages of the Path.