James H Bae, Author: James H. Bae is a practitioner of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga systems, as well as a scholar of Oriental medicine, Hindu and Buddhist art, and Eastern philosophy and culture. Bae is the author of Darshan: Sweet Sounds of Surrender, Smaranam: A Garland of Kirtan, and In a World of Gods and Goddesses: The Mystic Art of Indra Sharma, and writes for the Mandala deity mini-books.
Agni Deva, Contributor: Renowned for his sweet Gaudiya style kirtan, Agni Deva sings traditional songs with cross-over accompaniment. Agni Deva was born in Trinidad and moved to New York in his youth. His study of Vedic philosophy led him to discover the devotional music of West Bengal. In 1972 he began publicly performing bhajan and kirtan in the traditional Bengali style. He later toured with the South Asian Cultural Exhibition performing on university campuses across the United States and continues to perform today.