Highlights of the New Way Cosmology
Prepared by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea)
While living in Rome, in January of 1971 a series of mystic experience began that impacted the future course of my life. As of 1965 all my efforts were dedicated to various methods of self-perfection. As a part of these efforts, at the same time I began an in-depth study of astrology which I practiced professionally over the years when I lived in Rome. My reputation spread in that field as one having unusual insights beyond the conventional interpretations. What was evident even at that early stage was that astrology had little to do with forecasting and predicting the future; it was above all a path of higher knowledge. This approach, I realized, was the role it had always played in what is known as the perennial knowledge, as a part of initiation rites.
However in 1971, an impasse had been reached. It seemed I could go no further on my own. It was in this atmosphere that certain intense mystic/yogic experiences began as a part of an initiation conducted by the Mother, Sri Aurobindo’s co-worker, who presided over the Ashram in Pondicherry South India many thousands of kilometers away. The result was that nine months later I found myself in India at the Mother’s feet (see Tenth Day of Victory, Volume One, Aeon Books, 2005).
From that point onwards, like a sponge I absorbed the yogic knowledge from the Mother, resulting in certain keys of higher knowledge that allowed me to decipher a complex architectural plan of the sanctum sanctorum of a temple the Mother had ‘seen’ in the subtle plane (1970) and transcribed into Earth measurements. Thereafter, that piece of sacred architecture became the centerpiece of my work (see The New Way 1-3, Aeon Books). At that point my work could no longer be described as astrology; it was more appropriately cosmology – and even more appropriately an applied cosmology to distinguish it from contemporary scientific cosmology which is largely speculative. This new cosmology cannot be formulated speculatively; it is only perceived through its existential proof, failing which the cosmic harmonies that are the backdrop of the factual proof remain hidden to the uninitiated.
After the Mother left this plane (1973) by simply following the clues she passed on to me, I was able to formulate an Indocentric Cosmology, first of its kind, since the Puranic Age. Clearly if India is to fulfil her role as Guru of the World in this new age, there has to be factual proof of that lofty destiny and not merely national pride. This proof is provided in all my publications.
The main components of the cosmology are a totally new perception of Time and Destiny. The key of knowledge that allows this new vision to become applied is called the Gnostic Circle (The Gnostic Circle, Aeon Books, 1975). Further as a result of deciphering the Mother’s sacred architectural plan, the Geometry of Time evolved as the main tool of application to appreciate India’s central role in the centuries to come. Though these are subjects that have been honored and well documented in the ancient traditions of the subcontinent – as we find in the Puranic Cosmology where Mount Meru/India is the centre of a number of continents that fan out from that centre – an UPDATIING is essential at certain intervals to make it a living tradition, above all shorn of superstition. The latter comes into being when knowledge is absent.
There are in-built safeguards in the Tradition that serve to cleanse the culture of superstition when required. It is, as it were, a clearing away of cobwebs that come into being with the passage of time. This is the central purpose of the appearance of the Vishnu Line of Ten avatars, who, the Gita tells us and the new cosmology amply confirms, come yuge-yuge precisely for this updating, via the cosmic credential provided by their very births in Earth Time. This highlights the important role the official calendar plays in eliminating superstition (www.puraniccosmologyupdated.com).
Apart from writing and publishing many volumes on these matters, at Aeon Centre of Cosmology where I reside, classes are held, online and in person on The New Way, as it has come to be called. Conferences have been held on the premises from time to time. Currently to give a wider public the opportunity to appreciate the Mother’s genius in the sacred sciences and her ability to make them Indocentric in a world that has only known Eurocentrism for the past several thousand years, ACC designed an exhibition entitled The Future Realisation, for a visual impact of the stunning diagrams that form the basis of the new Indocentric cosmology and the role India is to play in the world today as the hub of the new age – an updating of the Mt. Meru concept. But this time it has been achieved using contemporary tools provided by science, such as longitude and latitude coordinates that have integrated the entire globe. This means that again superstition is eliminated and a factual scientific foundation is offered to verify what the ancients knew through their superior intuition.
As an example, the location of ACC was not an arbitrary choice; it was chosen by yogic realization that had the capacity to release energies at a specific point that can be confirmed by the new geo-cosmology, another central key of the New Way in its advanced applications. This same geo-cosmology has recenty been employed to ‘’hear’’ the voice of Ganga through her physical measurements (the monograph, Ganga, soul of Indian culture, 2015). The New Way thus offer a perfect blending of Time and Space using contemporary coordinates that can be verified by any lay person simply with a world atlas.
Q & A with Thea (Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet)
Series Two, Part 1:
Integrating a Higher Principle – The Bane of Incompleteness
(24 January, 2012)
Highlights Of The Video
‘Let’s start with the map of evolution – the zodiac. Imagine it as one circle. This is the ecliptic divided into 12. Imagine this circle as the year of 12 months, divided into four by the solstices and equinoxes. This is the measure of the Earth. This is what she offers to the system. Up to now we have only known three parts: the physical, vital and mental. Each of these levels or planes of consciousness correspond as well to the structure of our society: the physical is labor and agriculture for instance, energy and economics is the vital/emotional and the mental part is our government and military ). These four parts of the circle pertain to one individual or to the whole society – it is one circle.
The circle – the zodiac, divided into four
(Thea, The Gnostic Circle, 4th edition, White Falcon Press, 2020)
Up to now our evolution has taken us through only 3 stages – the 4th part of the circle has been a void; because it has been unknown. We’ve pushed it off to a ‘heaven’ or someplace out there. It is this last quarter we are in the process of integrating. But to get there we must go through the critical portion of the 3rd quarter, known as Scorpio. This ancient sign has two symbols – the lowly scorpion and the higher aspect, the eagle. We are now in the process of raising the Scorpion to the Eagle. What does this mean?
Our present humanity lives in a state of fear on this Earth – when we die we go to an eternal heaven or hell. We want something better than this: an evolution based on knowledge, not fear. We stand at this critical point now – before the last quarter, the unknown. What has to be done is this: we have to bring the contents of the 4th quarter – which is thought of as heaven – down to earth. And this needs to be a conscious passage, that is, a conscious death. What that means is that – at death, we need to make it to that heaven, out there – as a conscious process and bring it back to Earth. Change the entire structure – go from 3rd quarter to the 4th.
This 4th quarter is what Sri Aurobindo calls the ‘Supermind – Truth Consciousness ’. We know only ‘mind’ – humanity is using the mental principle to run the show now. So you have a science that is largely unconscious, they don’t see the goal or purpose of this planet – they cannot solve the problems we are facing. Or you have the ‘fear factor’: we will die and go to eternal hell, which is totally unprovable. Evolution based on Knowledge does not include fantasies that you have to believe regarding heaven or hell.
Or there are the sceptics and those who do not believe in any continuity after death. In fact, as it stands now, life does end at death. If you are reborn, you have to start over and over again, because there is no knowledge of your past; it is all incomplete, there is no conscious passage ‘to the other side’. It is this that has to change, the forging of a conscious passage.
We are going against the current. Sri Aurobindo started the process – he told us, not only is my path different, but the goal is different – to bring ‘heaven’ to earth. I stepped in, as a cosmologist. I am able to show in my work there is no division between this side and that. I have shown a series a births that were arranged before, at some earlier time, and have now taken birth in perfect harmony with Time. How does this happen? What is this critical threshold we can’t breach that seems beyond us? What do we need for this to happen?
You need a capacity to make a conscious transition at death from this life to the next. Mind cannot do that; Supermind can do that. Certain people have the ability to carry on this labor and make breakthroughs, until all the crusts are eliminated – and there is a certain maturing that has taken place. Supermind, or this Truth-consciousness is like a plant that is now emerging above ground. It has revealed an entire new body of knowledge with the minute details of how all this is to take place. Gradually it eliminates the false, or old spiritual paths that have been incomplete. We do not have to live a life of fear, or with fantasies of ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’.
Our Earth has been like a foetus in gestation, thousands of years. It is only now, in this Age of Aquarius, we can speak of a real creation. Or filling that 4th quarter. It is the time of the ‘birth’.
You can understand how theories of ‘illusion’ came about. How was the Buddha to deal with the suffering of mankind? What his compassionate soul did was to deny the suffering – deny reality. And then the religions that followed during the Age of Pisces, during the last two thousand years, all said there is a better place beyond this suffering Earth.
This cemented the idea of the ‘Earth is illusion’. This is the idea that is being changed, and it is so radical, you wonder if it can be done! It is not a matter of eliminating anything… all spiritual paths of the past contribute to where we are now. But like the Buddha, these paths, these realisations, were incomplete. They could not go beyond this. And Nothing, absolutely Nothing, changed on this earth.
I’m talking about a very ancient movement – this movement of spirituality which may have started thousands of years, it is moving on with a particular goal in mind. It has come to this moment when the child can be born. No one questioned all this until Sri Aurobindo. He started the reversal process and I stepped in as the third in the Line. This is radically new: what we have considered ‘heaven’ – where you lived after death, ‘on the other side’ – is to be lived, here on Earth.
People have such vested interests – they have built all their lives on incomplete perceptions – so these old formations do not want to give up, to change very easily. But for those who are seeking the new, who want knowledge, you can use the cycles of TIME and see how Heaven can be brought to Earth, how and when it takes place, when the child is born. If you can see that, you don’t despair. BUT, it is hard, because this great movement of evolution has no sentimentality. You see something like 9/11 in America or 26/11 (here in India). I see these as noble sacrifices that move us forward to where we are now. You have to have an equinimity and know there is going to be a certain amount of dissolution, maybe destruction, which has to happen to move toward the new. It is hard for me too, this labor is hard.