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’:
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.
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'.