I found this small booklet at either a book store or garage sale, I don't really remember. It's from the 1930's, for a meditation and metephysical goup called The Institute of Mental Physics. It was headed by Edwin Dingle who was one of the first folks to introduce this sort of thing to the US.
It's indicitive on where LA got it's new age reputation as being a place where folks from wherever could come and try something new. Literally. This sort of Tibetan mysticism must have seemed like it was from Mars back then.
The group has since relocated the Joshua Tree and the building is now housed by a Korean Presbyterian Church.