Avatar Meher Baba and the Trail of Tears
A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Journey
Paperback—5¼ x 8¼
166 color and b&w illustrations
With this well-researched “pilgrim’s guide,” the reader is able to follow Avatar Meher Baba’s 1952 automobile journey across America. The author traces Meher Baba’s route along the Cherokee Trail of Tears to his accident and crucifixion in Prague, Oklahoma.
In the tradition of pilgrim’s guides, the book reveals the history and associations of the places Meher Baba visited along the way. The author especially focuses on American Indian history.
The book features 166 color and b & w photos of the sites where Meher Baba stayed, rare and historic Cherokee and other American Indian photographs, personal photos from the author’s own journey, and more.
About the Author
Julia Ross was born in Oklahoma, became a Baba Lover in the late 1960s, and began researching Meher Baba’s accident in Prague, Oklahoma, in the early 1970s with David Fenster.
After living in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, she became aware that Meher Baba’s 1952 journey followed one of the
routes of the Cherokee Trail of Tears. She merged her meticulous research of Meher Baba’s journey and accident with her research of American Indian history to write Avatar Meher Baba and the Trail of Tears. Julia also was one of the editors of Mehera-Meher: A Divine Romance, by David Fenster.
Julia now lives near the Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.