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“Seeing in Understanding” during these uncertain times, Part 4In 1986 Thea was invited by the late Jagdish Kapoor, founder and editor of World Affairs: Journal of International Issues to present a paper in Delhi at a symposium titled, The Human Condition. Thea could not attend but her paper was published in his Journal along with the other presentations. At the time it was a startling and remarkable analysis of Sri Aurobindo’s statement: ‘At present mankind is undergoing an evolutionary crisis in which is concealed a choice of its destiny…’

We should not be surprised at this present planetary crisis, states Thea; it was/is totally predictable - the outcome of thousands of years of spiritual ideologies that have denied or neglected the Earth. We are reaping the consequences of all the many waves of spiritual visions which have swept across the planet, both from East and West, encouraging believers to see this material Earth as a place of suffering and a prison from which to escape.

The good news, as she would call it, is that as the old world collapses into chaos and decay, there is at the same time ‘a work in progress’, a new ‘blueprint’ being evolved. The outcome is a planetary society.

This short article is as relevant today in 2020 as the day it was written over 30 years ago. Thea cautions us: turning to the old and outdated spiritual ideologies will not be of much help during this ‘crisis of evolution’ as Sri Aurobindo calls it. In fact, these ‘other-worldly’ views must give way to the emerging ‘higher evolutionary laws’ that are the foundations for a new species and a new society…

Read the full article in The Vishaal Newsletter, 1987 found at this link:

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1 month ago

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The Magical Carousel, a Zodiacal Odyssey ~ excerpt from Chapter 2 - TAURUSThe Magical Carousel, a Zodiacal Odyssey

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea)

Republished, Notion Press, 2017

An Evolutionary Journey Through the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac

An Excerpt from CHAPTER 2 – Taurus

Matter

In they go and behold! a land so different from Aries, of greens and browns and lovely rolling hills, with fruit trees galore full of sweetly singing birds and flowers swarming with bees. Pom-pom realises he has Hunter’s handkerchief still in his hand and that in the excitement he forgot to give it back. Well, who knows, a handkerchief might come in handy on such an arduous journey, and so he puts it in his pocket.

At the sight of the fruit trees all around them the children remember they are quite hungry. They see one special tree which has the most beautiful fruit and seems just ripe to eat. It stands all alone in the middle of a very lush grazing pasture fenced off from the rest of the land. Val and Pom-pom are no exception to the rule and they are determined to climb the fence and to eat precisely the fruit of this special tree.

Up and over they go and soon are gorging themselves on luscious green apples. They eat so much that before long they become very drowsy. With their stomachs so full and the excitement of Zodiacland, the air heavy-laden with the strong scent of flowers and trees in bloom, they fall into a peaceful and profound sleep.

After a long time that cannot be counted by Earth clocks, for time in Zodiacland has a meaning other than what we know, Val is awakened by great gusts of hot air being blown into her face and sounds of ‘snort- snort-spoof’. She opens her eyes and there, face to face, is an enormous bull. Her fright is so great that she jumps to her feet and runs behind the

tree, calling to Pom-pom. Meanwhile the bull doesn’t understand what the shouting and panic is about because all he wants is his favourite spot to sleep on.

“If you’ll just move over,” he assures them, “I won’t disturb your rest.

There’s room for the three of us.”

Slowly, however, it begins to dawn on Bull that something peculiar is going on; after all what are these creatures doing in his private grazing land? Without wanting to bother them with his curiosity he politely begins to question the motive of their presence.

The children blurt out all their previous adventures and Bull blinks his eyes in astonishment. He can hardly follow their tale and thinks it so delightful that he is determined to take them home to his mistress who loves a good story now and then, if she can ever stay awake long enough to listen and refrain from eating! In fact, it is time for the special banquet that takes place about now in honour of the Sun’s entry into Taurus.

“What luck for you both, and for me, because my mistress will surely reward me for bringing such a charming addition to our festivities.”

To be continued…

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2 months ago

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“Seeing in Understanding” during these uncertain times, Part 2Introduction:

There continues to be a lot of information available for ‘these ‘uncertain times’. For us, Thea’s 9th chapter from The Gnostic Circle - the Age of Aquarius - gives the best sense of what is really happening. Her opening statement sets the stage: in the Precession of the Earth, we have moved from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius – in fact we are only 2 degrees into this Age. She takes us through the three cycles within this age, each 720 years, and shows the predominant influence based on the cosmic harmonies of the Earth.

Under the influence of Uranus, in the FIRST decanate (of 720 years) the earth herself is revealing her cosmic structure, not through science, not through spirituality, but through what Thea calls ‘a third way’ – a New Way. In the second cycle of 720 years, she states’ the body of a new language will be shaped’ – referring to the need for a ‘language of unity’ to express the fuller sense of unity which inevitably will evolve and move across the world. And in the last cycle of 720 years, the Aquarian ‘wave’ will be complete, a group of ‘gnostic’ people will have ‘seen and understood’ the plan of the Divine Mother; a new faculty, ‘the mind of light’ will replace our limited mental vision of who we are and the purpose of the earth’s evolution.

An excerpt from: The Gnostic Circle, Chapter 9: The Aquarian Age

‘OUT OF THE darkness and into the light: this is the Earth’s present destiny. From the waters of Pisces, where the soul of the Earth experienced the intimate communion with the Supreme and took the essential steps in the attitude of surrender, the evolution now proceeds towards the victory through Knowledge, through identity with the universal consciousness, and into a phase of mass transformation, a breath vast, extensive and universal in its scope, which will not leave any hidden recesses or dark corners in the fight for a total victory of Truth.

It is only now that we can truly say ‘the Sun of Knowledge illumines the horizon’, for the Sun itself, the Divine in the physical manifestation, is the upholder of our times, and for the next 2,100 years, we will proceed toward the condition of full identity with the truth-consciousness that is symbolised by the Sun. We move into the Age fully equipped with the necessary powers to accomplish the task. Unlike the Piscean Age where the higher range of possibilities - as epitomised by Neptune - were not active until the very last century of the Age, in this present era we are already working with the full power of Uranus, the force of the higher expression of Aquarius. In fact, this power, which is the power of transformation, was the first to appear in the higher gamut. Afterwards came Neptune, and then finally Pluto.

The specific characteristic of our present Aquarian Age, the 98th section of the Greater Circle, is that the usual methods of doing things that have been considered adequate for thousands of years are now being upturned. In the simplest manner mankind will be brought to live in a consciousness of Truth whereby very shortly it will fully understand that all its suffering is self-inflicted, not an inherent part of the evolution, nor does this represent the goal toward which we move. This goal is Perfection, - but perfection itself is not a static condition. We can say, Perfection is not static; it is an eternal Becoming, being at each moment what the Lord wills and therefore always what should be. It is the celestial harmony unfolding itself into Eternity, and as such each moment is in itself a perfection. We shall come to understand during this Age that ‘each moment is in itself a Perfection.’ Illness, suffering, anguish, and Ignorance - the source whereupon all the others feed - are not a permanent part of the plan. These are only temporary manifestations, part of the illusion of Prakriti. This seems impossible to believe because we are so habituated to our suffering. To conceive of a life without pain seems almost impossible for Earth beings, let alone to speak of life without death. Yet this too shall come. The very things we find most impossible, most incomprehensible, most threatening to the comfortable and crushing rut the evolution presently knows, shall come to pass. This is the Age of the Universal Transformation, the very time that our pain shall change to its opposite, when we shall be made to see that all pain and suffering is only a distortion of the Divine Bliss. And this will not be accomplished merely by a withdrawal into a nirvanic paradise, a detachment from the flesh and its experiences in such a manner that the consciousness alone will be liberated, leaving Matter in its disintegrating condition, or else an acceptance of pain and the Ignorance by seeing ‘the Divine in All’. The physical itself is now to know the divine ananda. …’



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2 months ago

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“Seeing in Understanding” during these uncertain times - Part 1According to The Economic Timesreport, 26 March, 6:49 IST the number of Covid 19 Cases was confirmed to have crossed the 600 mark, including 43 cured and discharged and 10 deaths. (Health Ministry of India). Despite the low number of cases, Prime Minister Modi issued a nationwide ‘stay at home’ lock down for 21 days to contain the spread of the virus.

Naturally, Thea’s students, living here at Skambha have been talking about the virus and its meaning. The question of ‘what would Thea say about all this’ is on everyone’s lips. Thea was ‘the earth’; she wrote extensively about its present ‘depressed condition’ and the pivotal place this planet held in the evolution of what Sri Aurobindo called, The Supramental being.

In The Gnostic Circle, which Thea wrote in 1974, the year following the Mother’s passing, Thea introduces her readers to The Map of the 12 Manifestations. According to the Precession of the Ages, she places our Earth in the 9thManifestation, and writes ‘as we enter the final round in any given Great Circle we know that the point has been reached where the civilization is nearing its culmination and its destiny is pressing to be fulfilled.’

The 9th Manifestation of our Earth is under the influence of Sagittarius. You can learn about the influence of this 9th sign of the Zodiac from these excerpts from Chapter 7, ‘The Body Transformation and the Earth’s Atmosphere’:

‘THE EARTH, TOGETHER with man, must undergo a transformation, - its atmosphere must change if on its body it is to house a species of a finer substance.

Transformation of the Earth’s atmosphere is a near reality, we are witnesses to this fact and no doubt within our lifetimes we shall come to know the extent and meaning of this transformation. The atmosphere of the Earth is like the aura of a person which is a protective sheath he carries with him permanently. This sheath is a reflection of what he is in his inner being as well as the condition of the cells which constitute his physical form. What ‘soils’ this aura, as it were, is his ego, the element of falsehood and the Illusion.

In the same way the Earth has a ‘soiled’ aura, polluted due to the unconsciousness of the races who inhabit her. And the time approaches for her to shed this sack, which will then signify a total transformation, the extent of which we ignore.

There are many signs to indicate that we are moving toward this liberation, the principal one being the excursions into outer space by Earthmen. The whole of our present 9th Manifestation hinges precisely on the factor of travel,and expansion and penetration into realms unknown and unexplored. This is the main attribute of Sagittarius, the sign of our Manifestation. In a host of ways we can see how this element of travel is a key to our times…

…The refinement of Mind into a more perfect instrument will signify radical changes in the behaviour patterns for the Earth species; yet the most radical will be noticed in the field of spiritual evolution. This change is perceivable to us during our times, - discernible, that is, from the study of the first scriptures that have come down to us. If we look to the movement of spirituality as recorded in the old scriptures we see the difference - namely that though the being was spiritualised and on the road to perfection, it was nonetheless a mental approach or, shall we say, an exaltation of the human capacities, an inherent belief that man could do, could acquire power, and sustain a will that would prevail over the myriad circumstances of life.

As we move closer to a spiritualisation of the entire being we perceive that this attitude is replaced by one of surrender, where man recognises his ultimate limitations in front of the vast, absolute Being. He understands that the way which is closer to truth is to allow this Power to act through him, to prepare the instrument that he is, to recognise that he cannot do unless the Power wills that it be so; and to understand that the power he believes himself to possess and to be the originator of is only the Great Mother, who allows him to believe himself the creator for as long as it is necessary to do so.

The scriptures of old, particularly those pertaining to cosmic harmonies, were for the most part directed toward the acquisition of the power to control or change events; to know these harmonies in order that one might alter one’s destiny or use the knowledge perhaps to harness a force that would bring the realisation of God closer. All this is in the process of being changed. The more deeply one penetrates the secrets of the Cosmos, the more fully one perceives the fallacy in such seekings. As Mind prepares to receive the higher Light it becomes more evident that the purpose of these studies is another.

The Split that we have mentioned has to do precisely with this change, though initially it appeared to be a reversal of the process. In the beginning of the Manifestation there was a powerful movement that actually seemed to carry the Work in an opposite direction. It served to pave the way for the development of the physical sciences, but its effect on spirituality was to bring about a dark period that would one day need to be surpassed and corrected if the real goal was to be reached. The emphasis on the realisation of the static Divine, wherein the Ignorance is left to reign over the lower planes, is essentially the reason for the lamentable condition in which man finds himself and his planet today; it brought him to detach from an active involvement in the universe and left science free to occupy itself with certain essentials that were better left in the hands of the spiritually enlightened. The threat of nuclear warfare is one outcome of the Spirit-Matter split, where unenlightened beings appear to control, in a certain way, the destiny of the Earth. Most religions we know today are responsible for the same fault.

Christianity, though carrying the message of the divinisation of Matter, which is the deeper meaning of the Christ’s teachings, fell back into the inevitable and comfortable belief in a divine life beyond this universal existence. Faced with an overwhelming movement of the Ignorance, the apparently unredeemable condition and impositions of the flesh, and the stubborn behaviour patterns in humankind which constitute the lower nature of man, the spiritual leaders and their followers believed that the only way to keep the fire of God alive in the hearts of men was to convince them that in spite of this impossible creation, with all its pain and agony, God is and is waiting to carry their souls to Him upon their death or in then deeper states of meditation. Though God may not be apparent in Creation, in the Beyond He is sure to be fully known...and so the unity of Creation was lost to the perceptive faculties of mankind.

For thousands of years then we see that this has served to isolate man more and more from his brethren and his surroundings, from the experience of the Divine Mother who alone can open in him the full understanding of the unity of creation. Such isolation, even and in particular in the spiritual world, brought the difficulty of indifference and irreverence toward the Cosmos, and the very planet we inhabit. The planet itself lost its pulsating life. Nature became man’s enemy and toward her man assumed an egotistical and wicked air. Today the consciousness of the ‘being’ of the Earth is perhaps lower than at any point in the evolution of the planet.

But the truth is nonetheless preserved in almost every major teaching and religion today, for each religious body awaits the ‘return’ of the Messiah, the Christ, the Buddhist Lord Maitreya, the last Imam (the Mahdi) of the Muslims, and so on. The universal waiting for the return of the Teachers, so intrinsic a part of the signs Sagittarius (the Teacher or the coming Saviour) and Aquarius (the universal scope), is merely humanity’s unconscious inherent understanding that as yet the full reign of Truth has not come, that no leader, no matter how enlightened, no matter how high his or her message, no matter how sublime the plane from where he or she has descended, has completed the task; their missions as yet remain apparently unfulfilled and the heaven of man’s intimate vision has not yet been fully established upon this Earth. The awaited Returns have no other reality than to announce to mankind through the media of religious doctrine, prophetic vision and inspired writings of the sages that the process of divinisation of the Earth has not been abandoned and is still being effected and is, moreover, drawing nearer to completion each day, in an ever more accelerated fashion. The ‘second coming’ of whatever order is the advent of the power for universal uplifting.

The time is upon us in this Aquarian Age to bring about a universal transform- ation of consciousness and to open man up to the consciousness of the universe, to expand in the Sagittarian way beyond the present limits of his mental instrument and prepare for the descent of a power and light that will allow him to live in the consciousness and being of the Whole. This is the Aquarian universality, the vision of Unity, and the Sagittarian impulse to reach the planes of the consciousness of Truth.’

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Recommended reading: The Gnostic Circle, A synthesis in the harmonies of the cosmos by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea)

Book summary: patrizianorellibachelet.com/TGC.html

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The bougainvillea and jacaranda are in full bloom at Aeon Centre of Cosmology during this particularly special March Equinox. ...

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