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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

Award-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’

What is meant by Ego according to Sri Aurobindo and his successors?

Sri Aurobindo“What is meant by Ego? According to Sri Aurobindo’s teachings and also his successors, what is meant by Ego? Is it different from the Self and if so how?” – H.K.

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One Evolution – Excerpts from ‘The Emerging Cosmos’

formation of solar system‘At present mankind is undergoing an evolutionary crisis in which is concealed a choice of its destiny.’ – Sri Aurobindo Continue reading ‘One Evolution – Excerpts from ‘The Emerging Cosmos’’

The Zodiac & the Perception of Unity – an Introduction to the 12 Signs of the Zodiac

The Zodiac, image by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet. . . no real understanding of the zodiac is possible without a perception of its unity. The zodiac is a symbol, in its complete form, of the human consciousness. But as this is equal to the All, made in God’s image so to speak, we also find in the zodiac the answer to many enigmas about our universe. These, as well as the mysteries of human consciousness, can only be unraveled on the basis of a unity of vision, of a sense of wholeness, of integrality. – Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, The Magical Carousel, Commentaries, p. 84 Continue reading ‘The Zodiac & the Perception of Unity – an Introduction to the 12 Signs of the Zodiac’

The Zodiac: Cancer, Leo & Virgo – a Summary from ‘The Magical Carousel’



Chapter IV – Cancer

Cancer is a Water sign, an element that corresponds to the soul. It is feminine and of Cardinal energy. From Aries, Cosmic Dawn, we progress to Cancer which represents Cosmic Midnight, the evolutionary movement being therefore into darkness. Continue reading ‘The Zodiac: Cancer, Leo & Virgo – a Summary from ‘The Magical Carousel’’

Extracts from a Dialogue with the Mother

The Mother's Agenda coverThe following excerpts from The Mother’s Agenda were published in The Vishaal Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4, following an article by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet titled, Change and Stability – the heart of the “New World”. The Mother’s expresses her experience:

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Change and Stability – the heart of the “New World”

Aion (Eternity) within the 12 signs of the Zodiac - a mosaic
[The following article by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet was originally published in The Vishaal Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 4, 1986]

“…This fullness of the means of life might be, by its power for a release from the incessant unsatisfied stress of his economic and physical needs, an opportunity for the full pursuit of other and greater aims surpassing the material existence, for the discovery of a higher truth and good and beauty, for the discovery of a greater and diviner spirit which would intervene and use life for a higher perfection of the being; but it is being used instead for the multiplication of new wants and an aggressive expansion of the collective ego.” -Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 28 Continue reading ‘Change and Stability – the heart of the “New World”’

A Tale of Two Temples

The Mother's Temple from The New Way by Patrizia Norelli-BacheletA summary of the significance of the Matrimandir inaugurationin Auroville based on the architects’ revised plan, paralleled by completion of the 36-year Supramental Yoga according to the Mother’s original vision and plan* Continue reading ‘A Tale of Two Temples’

The Supramental Change

The time has come to establish contact with the many people throughout the world who have vibrated to Sri Aurobindo’s message of a Supramental Manifestation upon Earth, who have understood that humanity stands at the threshold of a totally new development in the long history of its evolution, and who wish to be conscious participants in this great change that is upon us.

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