Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Maya 2012 - Is it Relevant

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet discusses the Mayan calendar, evolutionary cycles, the significance of 2012 in terms of evolution of consciousness, Carlos Casteneda, and the new world:

Friday, August 05, 2011

Twashtri's Bowl and the Zodiac

Twashtri's Bowl as shown in Time & Imperishability
© Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 1997.

David: Hello, In "India: The Vast, The True, The Right", [Time & Imperishability, PNB 1997, p. 175] it is written that the day is divided into four parts: Cosmic Dawn, Cosmic Midnigt, Cosmic Sunset and Cosmic Midday, this seems counter-intuitve to me as one would suppose the midday to follow the dawn. In the article "Twashtri's bowl" the order is given as Cosmic Dawn, Cosmic Midday, Cosmic Sunset and Cosmic Midnight. What can be the reason for this?

Lori: The forward flow of the ZODIAC/VEDIC YEAR is from: Aries-Dawn, Cancer-Midnight, Libra-Sunset, and Capricorn-Midday. Yet the DAY itself unfolds in the reverse order, from Dawn to Midday, etc. ... as does the PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES which precesses backwards through the Zodiac. Hence both directions are demonstrated in the course of time. ... I will send the question on to Thea, in case she feels like adding something.

Thea: The reason is that we can move through the wheel in both directions according to the annual rotation or the Precessional which relates to the passage of the Ages and the Manifestations.

For the human being the progression is annual. The individual soul 'falls' into the darkness (unknowing, unconsciousness) just as described in The Magical Carousel in the fourth chapter. But this 'fall' is also a protection, as in the mother's womb. If the questioner has a copy of that book, he will understand the significance of moving to Cosmic Midnight.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Auroville gropes in the dark after having rejected the Mother's Temple vision and plan


 A Commentary for students of the New Way on:

LOSING FAITH IN FAITH:
a brief examination of the youth in Auroville

by Carissa Devine

by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet


I have just read Carissa Devine’s research paper on the condition of Auroville. According to her paper she has put all hope for Auroville’s rescue in the youth. At the same time she holds that the young of Auroville are necessarily a product of the conditioning they receive from their parents and the older generation of Aurovilians. In her words, the youth of today lack those ‘precious blessings given by the Mother’ in the early days when the Mother was physically present. ‘…Without the Mother here to inspire directly, this responsibility is passed to the parents and the community itself’ (p.4).

This is, to put it bluntly, a clear case of the blind leading the blind. But the solution the author recommends is to respect the youth, to listen to it and to provide the right atmosphere and freedom to explore and perhaps to discover the role they will play in the establishment of a life Divine on Earth. Of course what is lacking entirely is the vision encapsulated in the Inner Chamber’s original plan for the Matrimandir. If that had been set in place, the Chamber of the Mother’s vision would have had the power to create the atmosphere that would have set in motion the means for the establishment of the right conditions in that field for the manifestation of exactly the gnostic essence of the Mother’s original plan/vision. More specifically, the Chamber of her vision is the supramental Gnosis upon which the new world must be built. It is the ‘seed’ out of which that world evolves. The proof lies in the continuous flow of Knowledge that has come out of the Chamber when, as I have done, it is made the foundation for the city-consciousness to find support and inspiration. One of its principal, proven attributes is a power to attract and repel elements seeking entry into its ‘system’. This is essential. It is not a human choosing but a Divine imposition.

The Mother created a new model of the universe in her original plan. It must be looked upon as a cosmos with the Chamber as its central Sun. When there is a ‘centre that holds’, in the reverse words of the poet, this cosmos comes into being. It is a complete system similar to our solar system; but centrally placed, like our physical Sun, is a core of Gnosis. This is its foundational harmony. And similar to a majestic tree that evolves from a tiny seed, so too the community that is drawn into this fledgling cosmos can only evolve into instruments capable of furthering the contents of the central Seed. It cannot be otherwise because these are the supramental Laws that govern the evolution of a gnostic community, based on the Supramental Vision which the Mother had the ability to draw down into our atmosphere by her superior ability to Measure – as Sri Aurobindo has explained of the Vedic Divine Maya.

Having stated the above, let us examine the situation in Auroville that has taken shape after the now-famous 18 days during which time, in early January of 1970, the Mother sought to defend her vision before the non-believers (see www.matacom.com, The Matrimandir Talks). It was then that the Mother’s vision was rejected as the heart of the fledgling township. The current situation in Auroville is described in the researcher’s paper under discussion. However, the author does not have the keys to that Gnosis, as we find in the Mother’s original plan of the Chamber, which would cause her to analyse the situation differently. Her paper is based on sociological guidelines, coloured by her interpretation of how to allow the Mother’s inspiration of Auroville to take shape. But this is not the way of Gnosis – which indicates that all is perfectly as it should be in Auroville: there is a void at the township’s centre in lieu of a core of Fullness, a gnostic Plenum. And what we see in Auroville today is perfectly descriptive of that void, – the constructed inner room of the Matrimandir. There is no lie; all is perfectly as it should be. Nothing can take shape in Auroville that does not conform to the central Void.

On the other hand we have the three volumes of The New Way that reveal exactly what evolves from the gnostic Plenum. Once more, there is no lie. With the Mother’s vision in the core – very minutely described in the pedestal and globe of her original plan as presented in The New Way – only the supramental Gnosis can and must evolve, facilitated by the impeccable and compelling control of Mahakala.

This is the Age of Aquarius; it stands opposite to the Age of Leo in the zodiacal wheel. The latter saw the rise of the Great Pyramid and Sphinx at Giza. The construction of those monuments of a superior civilisation, may have been executed in a society established on a hierarchical structure. The sage would have given a plan and this would have been executed by instruments perhaps unaware of the higher meaning and essence contained in the plan. That was another Age; our times require a universal spread of the Knowledge. Returning to our subject, it would not have been sufficient for the residents of Auroville to have become engaged in an exercise identical to what was experienced in a former Age. This time the executors had to understand and accept the gnostic content of the Mother’s vision and plan. It was all perfectly arranged for this to come about; but unfortunately those executors – and the Auroville community as a whole –  rejected that vision and replaced it with a simple architect’s interpretation based on his ego projections. This is what stands at the centre of the township. This is what the community consciously chose. That choice is reflected in the dark crystal on a see-through stand in the actual room, contrary to the Mother’s design: a translucent Globe on a geometrically perfect Pedestal.

I write that it was all perfectly planned by the Supramental Shakti to carry the construction of this ‘new model of the universe’ into the new Age in keeping with its universal character: conscious participation is the choice offered to those who wish to form that foundation for the new race of supramentalised beings. The first step should have been to construct that edifice based on the awareness of its supramental content. Therefore, pari passu with the construction, even before anything had been built, toward the end of her life the Mother poured forth the Inner Chamber’s supramental gnosis, all of which was placed before the residents of Auroville.

Not one vibrated to the Mother’s vision; not one fought for her plan to provide that gnostic Plenum at the heart of the project. The result is there for all to examine: Auroville gropes in the dark, while those who have accepted her vision and used her original plan as a ‘philosopher’s stone’ to understand the nature of Supermind, rejoice in the wisdom that is continuously flowing from that Plan. And to assure the right choice, the Third in the Solar Line was entrusted with the task of passing on the knowledge of the Mother’s plan before anything had been finalised in the construction. Lamentably, that Knowledge from the very beginning was rubbished by the community. The Third had no other task but this: to bring down and to formulate the gnostic content of the Mother’s plan so that it could be the Guide, the Guru for the community: not the Third herself, but the Chamber alone.

This was accomplished with meticulous care. The result is we have brought into the world, we have established on this Earth the ‘seed’ of that Gnostic Plenum. And from there the new world arises.

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet
Director, Aeon Centre of Cosmology
South India, 31.7.2011



Note: Post title by Lori Tompkins

Monday, July 25, 2011

Questions to Sri Aurobindo's Followers

Harish Kumar sent his Open Letter to Aurobindonians with the following note to Tusar Mohapatra of Savitri Era blog. Tusar initially refused to publish the letter, cc’ing me a copy of the following exchange on July 21st, which he published on his blog under the title:


Harish: Hi Tusar, As a follower of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, I would like to address the Aurobindonian Community, which is dedicated to furthering the dreams and aims of Sri Aurobindo. I have certain questions for which I would like answers from His followers. Since you are one of the leading lights of the Aurobindo Movement and have a blog which is objective and is dedicated to the quest for truth, I would like to address the Aurobindonian Community through your forum. I hope you will accede to my request. Love & Regards, Harish Kumar

Tusar: If you are interested in my views then I would repeat that the “Third” claim is unacceptable and repulsive. Please disclose your age, occupation, location, contact number, and postal address so that frank exchange of views is possible in future. You may approach Robert or Lori for publishing your “Questions to Aurobindonians” article.

Harish: Tusar, If you read the letter "Questions to Aurobindonians" sent to you, you will see that it was an invitation to REFUTE THE CLAIMS of "The Third". I want people to refute her claims, based on evidence, intellectual criticisms, or even Yoga (if possible) and any other valid means acceptable in civilized debate and discussion.

Regarding me, I have been a student of Sri Aurbindo for more than two decades and actively involved in studying and spreading His works. For the past few years I have been a student of Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet and her Yogic works and taken a deep interest in her teachings especially concerned with the descent and action of the Supermind in this world. Her teachings with regard to Gnostic Time and its role in the evolution of consciousness is path-breaking and unparalleled in breadth and depth.

I am 37 years old and I live in the city of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka. I am self-employed.



Update: After reading Harish's response, Tusar published the Open Letter under the title: 'I want people to refute her claims, based on evidence, intellectual criticisms, or even Yoga'.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Open Letter to the Aurobindonian Community

by Harish Kumar

Sri Aurobindo dedicated his life to bringing about the manifestation of the truth-conscious Supermind on this planet, so that it would become the governing principle of life on Earth. His Integral Yoga was aimed at the establishment of a Divine Life and the divinisation of matter by dethroning Mind and making Supermind the primary instrument of the new creation.

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (known as Thea to her students) has in her works given a complete exposition of the descent and action of Supermind in this world. She has given the keys (by way of number-power, zodiacal tradition and the sacred sciences) to understand the action of Supermind  and how one can consciously participate in the evolution (supramentalisation) of humankind and the establishment of a gnostic society.  By unveiling the secrets of the ancient zodiac, she has objectively established the fact that India is the Guru amongst nations, whereas others make this claim merely out of nationalistic fervour and by way of repeating the old formulas.

Thea's cosmology has proven empirically that Sri Aurobindo is Vishnu's 9th Avatar according to rigorous Vedic prescriptions, she has proven that Sri Aurobindo's most conclusive victory was the process of his death and return, what exactly that means in the Supramental Manifestation, and why it was necessary. She has presented the Formula he cemented in his own symbol and shown how it has worked meticulously in India particularly through two Lines, Solar and Lunar, and how the entire development of the new independent India has taken place accordion to His Formula.

Yet, we neither see an enthusiastic acceptance nor an informed criticism of her works.  Why exactly are her prescriptions wrong? What exactly is the mechanism of the operations of Supermind, if not the one explained by Thea? We do not hear anything on these lines. Instead all we hear is mindless accusations levelled against her, ad hominem attacks, false charges and accusations of self-glorification from self-styled spokespersons of the community.

Scientific progress happens through a process of developing a hypothesis and testing it against observable phenomenon. If the observed phenomenon does not correspond to the hypothesis, it is discarded and a new one is propounded which explains the reality around us.

Occultism, as the Mother opined, is also a science since it is reproducible. Occult experiments have a universal validity and can be tested. Nobody accused Einstein of self-glorification when he proposed The Theory of Relativity to explain the orbital eccentricity of Mercury. Rather it was tested against observable data and on this strength it was accepted or rejected. Those who put their faith in Newtonian Mechanics and disagreed with Einstein gave valid reasons for doing so and did not spend their time making ad hominem attacks against Einstein.

If Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet is wrong, what exactly is the view and tested hypothesis of the Aurobindonian Community regarding the mechanism of the Supramental Descent and its establishment as the governing principle on this planet? What exactly is the mechanism and its time-frame, if any, for its descent and demonstrable action? What is their opinion on the Return of Sri Aurobindo and the role he would play in the creation of a gnostic society? If he would be the prototype of the Gnostic Being, would the descent of Supermind be initiated by his return and if so, how and when would this take place?

Sri Aurobindo stated that India is conscious of her mission in the world and is waiting for the exterior means of its manifestation. What is the Aurobindonian Community doing to facilitate those means? In what way has its failure to rise to this momentous occasion negatively affected conditions in India and delayed its promised renaissance?

Can I have the answers to these questions?

Harish Kumar

About me: I have been a student of Sri Aurbindo for more than two decades and actively involved in studying and spreading His works. For the past few years I have been a student of PNB and her Yogic works and taken a deep interest in her teachings especially concerned with the descent and action of the Supermind in this world. Her teachings with regard to Gnostic Time and its role in the evolution of consciousness is path-breaking and unparalleled in breadth and depth. I wish to be a part of this journey and fulfill my destiny as traveller in Gnostic Time and a companion of the Divine descending into Matter.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Wiki War & a Statement by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet Regarding Her 'Detractors'

Lori Tompkins

In early December of 2006 I informed Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet that a Wikipedia biography page regarding her had been deleted, along with several other Wikipedia pages regarding Aeon Center of Cosmology and her published books which I had recently created. In my research into why the pages were terminated and why mention of Ms. Norelli-Bachelet’s work was continually deleted from the pages where she should be objectively mentioned as a significant and controversial contributor and author on matters concerning Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, the Matrimandir, Integral Yoga, etc., I came to find that M. Alan Kazlev, a member of the Auroconference group (hostile to Ms. Norelli-Bachelet and her work), was responsible for much of the dismissive, image-distorting and reality-distorting page ‘discussions’ with regard to Ms. Norelli-Bachelet.

I sent the following Wikipedia ‘discussion’ comment by Kazlev, regarding a deletion he made in 2005 to the Matrimandir page, to Ms. Norelli-Bachelet:

‘Ms Norelli-Bachelet has also made rather extreme claims about her own spiritual attainment (that she is an avatar equal to Sri Aurobidno and the Mother that (with only one exception on auroconf) no-one takes seriously.’ – M Alan Kazlev 8 July 2005 14:46 (UTC)

Ms. Norelli-Bachelet (who published many of her first books at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram presses in the 1970s and who is taken seriously enough by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram that her written work is collected in their Archives in one place under her name) made the following comment on December 3rd regarding the persistent misrepresentation of her ‘claims’:

‘My detractors - those in Auroconference or Auroville or connected to Auroville, and now surfacing in Wikipedia strongly - are constantly spreading the idea abroad that I am seeking to establish myself either in the Mother's place, or else taking over the Ashram, or proclaiming myself an Avatar 'equal to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother'.

This is truly slanderous because at no place in any of my published works, or letters, do I promote myself in this way. I have consistently stated that I HAVE MY OWN PLACE, I do not need to 'take over the Mother's'. As the Third, what would be the point? It would be totally inconsistent with the new cosmology that I have formulated. This charge reveals that those who make them have never studied anything I have written. In all my published works I do nothing more than record research - true it is of a YOGIC order, but they are basically compilations, legitimate RECORDS OF YOGA, just like any scientist would do. They are not written to promote myself or to gain followers.

Paulette of Auroville sought to add significant weight to this slander by stating that I had to leave the Ashram because my spiritual claims were rejected. I exposed this falsehood through [‘The Day of the White Peacock’]. (see http://www.matacom.com/Template2.htm)

As for the Avatar business, I use the term Solar Line to describe the components of this new cosmology. I am the third in that Line. This is the terminology I prefer to use.’

Kazlev has repeated the misrepresentation of Ms. Norelli-Bachelet’s 'claims' in his website (http://www.Kheper.net). His summary of her ‘influence and present status’ (as of 15 December 2006) includes: ‘Inflated claims to be an avatar equal to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.’ Elsewhere he writes, ‘This is the woman who would later claim to be the successor of, and more than that, the avataric equal of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother ...’

Kazlev's interpretation of Ms. Norelli-Bachelet’s claims reflects his own 'understanding' of the situation and his own bias (and the 'understanding'/bias of those concerned, negatively or positively with Ms. Norelli-Bachelet's yoga) rather than the truth of the situation. The truth of the situation (as I have found out in the course of my own misuse of the ‘avatar’ word) is that Ms. Norelli-Bachelet does not promote herself as an 'avatar equal to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother'. Evidence to the contrary is requested of Kazlev, and lack thereof will hopefully persuade him to dis-continue publicizing his biased and truth-distorting commentary about Ms. Norelli-Bachelet’s 'claims'.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Yugas & the Precession of the Equinoxes

Bejoy Satheesan has given me permission to publish an exchange he had with PNB regarding her seeing of the Vedic Yugas:

Namaste Mata Patrizia Norelli Bachelet,

I have been browsing vigoursouly in the internet for valuable info that might lead to unravel the mysteries of this Universe and one very important key word that made me pause was your name - Mata Patrizia Norelli Bachelet.

Your thesis on the precession of equinoxes and the measurement of the Yugas made me do some research myself and even though I am not feeling confident to talk to a person like you who is an master on the subject, let me pen these simple mathematical findings for your evaluation and feedback.

You contrasted the opinion of the general world that the Vedic idea of Yuga which is 4320000* years in fact must be interpreted as arc seconds.

Let me join you on that.

Its said that the equinox precess approximately 50 arc seconds per earth year. So it would take 86400 earth years to precess 4320000 arc seconds ( which is [1200 degress ) ....

Regards,
Bejoy Satheesan
Cherkara Thandayan House,
Vatanappally, Kerala State.
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* Bejoy has figured one too many zeros figure for the yuga. The Yugas and Bejoy's calculations/error will be addressed in 'Comments' to this post.
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Thea (PNB) gave the following response to Bejoy and asked me to address his calculations (see 'Comments' on this exchange)

Dear Bejoy,

I need to clarify from the beginning that I truly believe what we have inherited from the Middle Ages regarding the Yugas is not really the way things ARE out there. Somehow this 'tradition' got established and passed on, just like the wrong calendar in use based on the Nirayana (sidereal) system. These things get established by some authority or another; and then everyone goes on repeating them, and the errors compound. The situation has reached the absurd point where it is believed that Kaliyuga will last 432,000 years!

What was important in the formulation from the beginning, in my view, was the Divine Measure of 432,000. That is the key. And then multiples of that Measure. However, there is a method that is far more accurate and can help you to really understand these vast movement, all the way down to our own times. Moreover, the system I offer is based on the Hindu Line of Ten Avatars; so straightaway a very important part of the Tradition is brought up to date and made valid. No one has done this to my knowledge. These are just quaint tales, as far as Hindus are concerned - and in this I include the Gurus and Pundits who should know better. No one can give you PRECISION. But without precision the cosmic harmonies make no sense.

If you want to learn about these things, please join our Preparatory Study Group which is starting up now. Several of my pupils are providing teaching for those who have just come upon my work and wish to enter deeper studies, but for which there must be a preparation. I encourage you to take this first step. You will not regret it.

Blessings, Thea (Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet)