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Links to more current writings

From February of 2010, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet has been publishing many of her new articles at Puranic Cosmology Updated. Other related and more current websites regarding the Supramental Yoga and Cosmology include: Continue reading ‘Links to more current writings’

Peter Heehs’s Betrayal and an Ashram in Upheaval – Two Sides of the Same Mistake

Lives of Sri Aurobindo book coverAward-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz recently wrote an article on the factors leading to the current economic crisis for Vanity Fair entitled ‘Capitalist Fools’ which begins, ‘What were the critical decisions that led to the crisis? Mistakes were made at every fork in the road – we had what engineers call a “system failure,” when not a single decision but a cascade of decisions produce a tragic result.’ Stiglitz proceeds to discuss five specific mistakes that led towards the current morass of the U.S. economy. Each faulty choice was based on the same central flaw – the same faulty idea, world view and philosophy that dictated U.S. financial policy since 1987, when Alan Greenspan was put in charge of the Federal Reserve. He closes the article with the following conclusion and a confession by Greenspan:

‘The truth is most of the individual mistakes boil down to just one: a belief that markets are self-adjusting and that the role of government should be minimal. Looking back at that belief during hearings this fall on Capitol Hill, Alan Greenspan said out loud, “I have found a flaw.” Congressman Henry Waxman pushed him, responding, “In other words, you found that your view of the world, your ideology, was not right; it was not working.” “Absolutely, precisely,” Greenspan said. The embrace by America—and much of the rest of the world—of this flawed economic philosophy made it inevitable that we would eventually arrive at the place we are today.’

After reading the article I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be a godsend if those whose will it has been to protect the yoga and legacy of Sri Aurodindo and the Mother would make such a sincere and public inquiry into the question of what central flaw and subsequent series of mistakes have led to longtime ashramite, Peter Heehs’s betrayal of their cause and to the crisis this betrayal has created in the Integral Yoga community? Would any be willing to recognize and admit that such a flaw exists and inevitably marches them towards collapse from the inside out?’ Continue reading ‘Peter Heehs’s Betrayal and an Ashram in Upheaval – Two Sides of the Same Mistake’

A Calendar that Unifies - Questions and answers on reforming the Hindu Calendar

Q. I have before me a letter written by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1953 to the Calendar Reform Committee. He wrote, ‘Now that we have attained independence, it is obviously desirable that there should be a certain uniformity in the calendar for our civic, social and other purposes and this should be based on a scientific approach to the problem…’ It’s been many years since this message was written, nothing has happened. What is your interest in bringing up this issue again?
A. It is not exactly that nothing happened. That Committee did indeed agree on a calendar for the nation; but in what concerns ‘other purposes’ the result was unfortunate. In the same letter Pandit Nehru remarks that there are some 30 calendars in use and that this causes a certain confusion. It was made worse confounded by the fact that there is no agreement on the actual starting point of the calendar year among Hindus, unlike for civic purposes with the government having adopted the calendar in use throughout the world. Continue reading ‘A Calendar that Unifies - Questions and answers on reforming the Hindu Calendar’

The Question of Alignment and the iconic 2012

Written for students of the New Cosmology by Thea (Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet) Director, Aeon Centre of Cosmology January 24, 2009.

Something more must be said of the Earth’s axial tilt at 23.20 degrees since it plays a role in the fantasies, if they may be so called, of many new-age groups. If I am not mistaken, even Edgar Cayce spoke of a future re-alignment of this axis at an unspecified time which would cause wide-spread destruction. Over our recorded period of history this 23 degree tilt has been in place – and certainly for an untold number of years before our times. In my view, the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza reveals that the ancients had the tilt on their minds as well. Continue reading ‘The Question of Alignment and the iconic 2012′

‘La Salle du Mensonge’

Written for students of the New Cosmology by Thea (Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet) Director, Aeon Centre of Cosmology, Skambha, 22.1.2009, 11 am. [This article was referenced in The Question of Alignment and the iconic 2012]

The MotherIn early Ashram days there was a reading room where all the daily newspapers were kept and the sadhaks could read. It still exists. At a certain point the Mother was asked to name the room. She called it, La Salle du Mensonge, or the Room of Falsehood. If this was true in her time, imagine what she would feel about the state of the media in today’s world. Continue reading ‘‘La Salle du Mensonge’’

Is the True Significance of Immortality Day Lost on Followers of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother?

Sri AurobindoThe 26 November Mumbai Attacks fell on the 82nd anniversary of Immortality Day, and 36 years exactly after the Mother gave the following ‘Immortality Day’ message:

‘Before dying, falsehood rises in full swing. Still people understand only the lesson of Catastrophe. Will it have to come before they open their eyes to the truth? I ask an effort from all so that it has not to be. It is only the truth that can save us; truth in words, truth in action, truth in will, truth in feelings. It is a choice between serving the truth or being destroyed.’ – The Mother, 26 November 1972

            Do these synchronicities fall into the mind’s waste bin of random coincidence? Is it at all significant that the passage of the Indian Constitution also transpired on 26 November, in 1949? Continue reading ‘Is the True Significance of Immortality Day Lost on Followers of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother?’

More on Makar Sankranti & the Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

An excerpt taken from Movement of Restoration of Vedic Wisdom:

‘From antiquity the Vedic/Hindu civilization has been founded upon certain eternal truths, forming the basis of the ancient dharma. It is a mythic civilization, rooted in the cosmic harmonies which permeate every facet of its culture, not merely as a passive reflection of a static cosmos, but as an applied dynamic knowledge. With the passage of the Ages, knowledge of these laws and harmonies became clouded over. The ancient Vedic scriptures, repository of these immutable truths, succumbed to interpretations which fragmented their original unity. As a consequence their sublime truths were either misinterpreted or lost. Continue reading ‘More on Makar Sankranti & the Winter Solstice’

Conference on Vedic Calendar Reform

Movement for Restoration of Vedic Wisdom iconDear Friends, I am happy to announce that the one day Conference on Vedic Calendar at Kumbakonam conducted by Madam Thea on 9th December 2008 ended successfully.The Conference was held at Hotel Le Garden’s Le Senate Board Room and exactly 48 persons participated. The attendees included the followers of Vethadri Maharishi, RSS group, H.R. & C.E. Department officers, lawyers, some musicians and Press people. The Conference started with Sri Ganapathi and Sri Saraswathi vandhana followed by Vedic chantings. Madam Thea was then honored with shawls and garlands after which the Conference started. As usual, Madam Thea gave a brilliant lecture on Vedic Cosmology, Makar Sankranti and the importance of correct time and date for Hindu festivals. The Talk was illustrated with necessary pictures and diagrams.

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Makar Sankranti and the Winter Solstice

Solstace and Equinox image[I was recently asked in a study group] to write something about the approaching Winter Solstice celebrated in India as its most important cosmological ritual, the Makar Sankranti. As most of you will know by now, the Solstices and Equinoxes are the balancing points of our journey, both individual and collective, around the Gnostic Circle. Indeed, we reproduce the movement of the Earth in its revolution around the Sun on the basis of the laws of correspondence in which “a day equals a year”. The Solstices and Equinoxes mark off the four divisions of the 24 hour day as Dawn, Noon, Sunset and Midnight. Those of you who have observed your passage through the Circle on the basis of these divisions will appreciate the accuracy of this Cosmic symbolism and also the indispensable need of an accurate measure to insure the correct starting point of your journey.  The need of a true measure becomes even more important when applied to collectivities because even a slight inaccuracy can make the difference between Dharma and Adharma, truth or falsehood.

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India and America in the New Order

Lincoln and Gandhi Bhavan's JournalAn Interview with Thea conducted
by Dr. Patricia Heidt, March 2008
Published in Bhavan’s Journal
June 15 & 30, 2008

Q: There has been a lot of news here in India on the upcoming elections in the USA. A month ago when the primaries began the front page of THE HINDU was full of the results, along with big photos. In your cosmology you put the India-USA axis as a central tenet. So how do you assess all that is happening now? Continue reading ‘India and America in the New Order’






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