The Yogis of India have known the secret power of water for centuries, but here all is revealed for Western readers. In this lost classic of New Thought philosophy-an early “New Age” attitude wildly popular at the turn of the 20th century-one of its most influential thinkers reveals: . the benefits of drinking hot water . how water can unclog the “sewer” of the intestinal tracts . when to take advantage of the Hindu “internal bath” . the scientific way to bathe . and much more. American writer WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (1862-1932)-aka Theron Q. Dumont-was born in Baltimore and had built up a successful law practice in Pennsylvania before professional burnout led him to the religious New Thought movement. He served as editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and as editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books-including Arcane Formula or Mental Alchemy and Vril, or Vital Magnetism-under numerous pseudonyms, some of which are likely still unknown today.