We are excited to inform you that Crystal Clarity Publishers is moving
to Los Angeles!
Crystal Clarity is dedicated to teaching principles and practices that
help individuals develop an expanded, divine awareness, and to
demonstrate practically how to apply these principles to every facet
of life: business, family, health, education, and spirituality. Our
offerings, based on the spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda
and our founder, Swami Kriyananda, strive to combine the highest
insights of the East with the practical-mindedness of the West.
In a sense, Los Angeles is a return home as the original inspiration
for Crystal Clarity began when Swami Kriyananda met his guru,
Paramhansa Yogananda, in Los Angeles in 1948.
We invite you to participate in this new incarnation of Crystal
Clarity by sharing our offerings with your friends. Do you have a
favorite Crystal Clarity book, album, or video? Please tell your
friends. Do you know a local bookstore? Share our catalog with them.
Also, if you are in Los Angeles, come and visit us at Ananda LA, 11870
Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
You can continue to order books through our website, email, or phone
(information below). If you are a wholesale customer, we will be
launching a wholesale part of our website for online orders.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Joy to you!
Nayaswamis Narayan & Dharmadevi for
Crystal Clarity Publishers
P.S. We’d thought you’d enjoy learning more about Crystal Clarity’s
deeper meaning and our “Joy Symbol” logo:
WHAT DOES CRYSTAL CLARITY MEAN?
Crystal Clarity means to see oneself, and all things, as aspects of a
greater reality; to seek to enter into conscious attunement with that
reality; and to see all things as channels for the expression of that
reality. It means to see truth in simplicity; to seek always to be
guided by the simple truth, not by opinions; and by what is, not by
one’s own desires or prejudices. It means striving to see things in
relation to their broadest potential. In one’s association with other
people, it means seeking always to include their realities in one’s
own. (From Kriyananda’s book Cities of Light.)
ABOUT OUR LOGO
Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda and Crystal Clarity, had a vision
of this symbol. It took some time and multiple attempts to get it in
the right form on paper. He wrote:
“The mountain peak at the bottom symbolizes the soul’s aspiration
toward God; the graceful upward curve of the slopes suggests joyous
rather than merely arduous ascension.
The sweep upward and outward from the mountaintop, ending in the
figure of a bird, symbolizes the Bird of Paradise—the human soul
soaring upward and outward in joyous circles to embrace all beings in
its quest for enlightenment.
The bird itself, finally, is also like an arrow, its shape the
complement of that of the mountain below. Thus, every upward
aspiration of the soul is met by a corresponding descent of divine
grace. The devotee should make a conscious effort to bring down into
his daily life the peace and joy he attains in meditation.
The descending bird symbolizes, finally, the avatar who, after finding
God, descends again to help other aspiring souls. As Paramhansa
Yogananda once said: “Lord, give Thyself that I may give Thee to
all. That is the highest prayer.”
For our logo, we use this symbol combined with the gold ring and blue
field of the spiritual eye.