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The Future Realisation: Pondicherry February 1-28, 2014: Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India


themother-tfrThe objective of Aeon Centre of Cosmology for this first ‘Future Realisation’ exhibition was to present a comprehensive overview of the temple vision the Mother had in the early days of January 1970 in a manner that could be appreciated by a wider public. The exhibition, which ran 18 days (9-27 February 2014) presented its Pondicherry audience with an aspect of the Mother’s genius that has been entirely ignored by her followers. The content of the exhibition was based on recordings of the Mother’s own description of what she saw of the inner chamber of the temple in the subtle plane, and upon a floor plan of the Chamber which she drew up with an engineer, bearing very exact measurements of all the relevant items so that, as she requested, the Chamber could be reproduced on this material plane with great precision, just as she saw it.

The exhibition commenced with a beautiful image of the Mother with flowers at her feet and by Sri Aurobindo’s lotus – ‘the Lotus of the Avatar’ and his teachings on the simultaneously Transcendent, Cosmic and Individual Divine:

‘While the Divine is One, it is also manifold…It is at once Transcendental, Cosmic and Individual. By knowing the eternal unity of these three powers of the eternal manifestation, God, the Cosmos and the Individual self, and their intimate necessity to each other, we come to understand existence itself…’. (The Synthesis of Yoga)

Visitors then proceeded in counter-clockwise fashion to view the measurements and dimensions of the Mother’s vision. Midway through the circle, visitors where shown a breathtaking view of Sri Aurobindo’s symbol perfectly embracing the Mother’s Temple within the sacred shalagrama, as well as a view of the similarities between the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Mother’s Temple (her original vision/measure, not what was constructed in Auroville). The last half of the exhibition/journey took viewers through some of the implications, applications and revelations made using the keys of the Mother’s supramental gnosis, including an accurate understanding of the dasavatars of Vishnu in the context or framework of the Precession of the Equinoxes and the Astrological Ages, and a stunning portrayal of the precision of the supramental consciousness in terms of the body, geography and destiny of India.


TFR Pondicherry Photo Album

The Future Realisation (Pondicherry) Video series









Panchanga Ganitam Conference 24-26 December 2010: Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India


Aeon Centre of Cosmology’s Director, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, was invited to speak at the First National Conference on Panchanga Ganitam in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India, 24-26 December 2010. She spoke on the topic of ‘The Importance of Makar Sankranti in Hindu Calendar Reform’, presenting the position that the Tropical Zodiac is the 12 month year used by the ancient Vedic civilisation and that the Nirayana or constellational system in use throughout most of India is an error born of science:

‘[S]cience introduced the idea that there had to be a separation between rasis and the fourfold measure of the ecliptic plane where the planets including Earth circumambulate the Sun – that is, a separation between the Equinoxes and their corresponding zodiacal signs, Aries/Mesha and Libra/Thula. This is an aberration that persists until today. In the effort to be ‘scientific’, given the predominant role of astronomy when it became separated from astrology, the method of time reckoning of the ancient world, including Vedic India, was discarded in favour of the new model based on the contemporary discipline, astronomy.’

She alerted the panel and audience that some 60 temples in Tamil Nadu had just correctly celebrated Makar Sankranti, or the entrance into the sign of Capricorn (Makar) on the Winter Solstice of 2010 instead of 23 days late as per the Nirayana system.

Panchanga Ganitam Conference Photo Albumpanchanga-ganitam-conference-25dec2010-thea-overlap2


The Convergence Conference September 2008: Kodaikanal, Southern India


2008-conference-group3In September of 2008, in conjunction with the Fall Equinox, Aeon Centre of Cosmology held a 6-day conference at the Carlton Hotel in Kodaikanal which focused on ‘Applications of The New Cosmology to the Individual, the Nation and the World.’

ACC Director Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea) shared her vision of The New Way, which allows for a deeper understanding and experience of the tremendous pressure that the Divine Mother is exerting on the Earth to force the Birth of a new collectivity. Participants were invited into consider and discuss keys of knowledge which help individuals experience these labour pains, not escape them; so as to survive the great act of compression to which humanity is now subjected.

Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom May, 2006: Aeon Centre of Cosmology


In May of 2006, the Movement for the Restoration of Vedic Wisdom [MRVW] was launched at Aeon Centre of Cosmology via the publication of a Manifesto entitled ‘The Zero, the Veda, and the Divine Measure of the Year’. The MRVW committee was headed by ACC director Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea) and members included Rajah Rajagopal Tondaiman, Rani Sarubala R Tondaiman (Mayor of Tiruchi City Corporation), Thiru Sai Srinivasan, Dr. Patricia R. Heidt and Robert E. Wilkinson.

As a result of the work of the MRVW committee, 60 temples in Tamil Nadu celebrated Makar Sankranti in conjunction with the Winter Solstice rather than some 23-24 days late as per the miscalculations of nirayana astrologers.

Download the MRVW booklet in PDF format

The New Way ‘Intensive’ August, 2005: Aeon Centre of Cosmology



In early August of 2005 Aeon Centre of Cosmology hosted a 9-day ‘Intensive’ study program, immersing students in the Supramental cosmology. Participants studied the Individual or 3rd level of the Supramental Descent and were sent home with the newly published Volume 3 of Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet’s book, The New Way – A study in the Rise and Establishment of a Gnostic Society as well as a poster of the Gnostic Circle and a folder of images depicting the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in light of various geometries and principles of the Supramental or ‘New Way’ cosmology.

This Intensive, began upon the heels of the historic 2005 Maharashtra floods in which a meter of rain fell in parts of Mumbai on 26 July. Due to this record deluge, four participants from the U.S. were stuck in the Mother’s birthplace in Paris in transit to the Mumbai airport which was shut down. Another registered student was turned back home and never made it to the Intensive. Three days into the Intensive the four arrived and the group realised that the structure of the group turned out to mirror the structure of the Mother’s Symbol. the_mothers_symbolThea held the centre point of the inner circle, and the four who arrived via Paris formed the four arms of the middle symbol and joined the ‘outer circle’ of 12 participants who were already in attendance. In this manner, students saw first hand how the Supramental Shakti organises circumstances with great control to establish itself in material creation.

Skambha Flora and Fauna

Vedic Hymn of Creation       Rigveda, X. 129




            The unmanifest was not then, or the Manifest; spatial depths or heaven beyond were not. What encompassed, where, who nurtured it? What ocean, profound, unfathomable, pervaded?

Death was not then or immortality. Neither night’s nor day’s confine existed. Undisturbed, self-moved, pulsated the One alone. And beyond that, other than that, was naught.

Darkness there was; at first hidden in darkness this all was undifferentiated depth. Enwrapped in voidness, that which flame-power kindled to existence emerged.

Desire, primordial seed of mind, in the beginning, arose in That. Seers, searching in their heart’s wisdom , discovered the kinship of the created with the uncreate.

Their vision’s rays stretched afar. There was indeed a below, there was indeed an above. Seed-bearers there were, mighty powers there were. Energy below, will above.

Who knows the truth, who can here proclaim whence this birth, whence this projection? The gods appeared later in this world’s creation. Who then knows how it all came into being?

Whence this creation originated; whether He caused it to be or not, He who in the highest empyrean surveys it, He alone knows, or else, even He knows not!


                        (Jeanine Miller, The Vedas; B.I. Publications, 1974)






At first was neither Being nor Nonbeing.

There was not air not yet sky beyond.

What was its wrapping? Where? In whose protection?

Was Water there, unfathomable and deep?


There was no death then, nor yet deathlessness;

of night or day there was not any sign.

The One breathed without breath, by its own impulse.

Other than that was nothing else at all.


Darkness was there, all wrapped around by darkness,

and all was Water indiscriminate. Then

that which was hidden by the Void, that One, emerging,

stirring, through power of Ardor, came to be.


In the beginning Love arose,

which was the primal germ cell of the mind.

The seers, searching in their hearts with wisdom,

discovered the connection of Being in Nonbeing.


A crosswise line cut Being from Nonbeing.

What was described above it, what below?

Bearers of seed there were and mighty forces,

thrust from below and forward move above.


Who really knows? Who can presume to tell it?

Whence was it born? Whence issued this creation?

Even the Gods came after its emergence.

Then who can tell from whence it came to be?


That out of which creation has arisen,

Whether it held it firm or it did not,

He who surveys it in the highest heaven,

He surely knows—or maybe He does not!

                                                 (Raimundo Panikkar, The Vedic Experience,

                                     All India Books, Pondicherry, 1977)





Then was neither Existent nor Non-Existent.

The mid-world was not, nor the sky nor what is beyond.

What enveloped it? And where? In whose protection?

What was the Water, unfathomable and deep?


Then was neither death nor deathlessness,

Nor any indication of day and night.

The One breathed without breath by its self-law.

Other than that was nothing else, nor aught beyond it.


In the beginning was darkness hidden by darkness,

And all was an ocean of Inconscience. When

That lay concealed by endless fragmentation, the One came

To be by the power of his infinite austerity.


In the beginning that moved as desire within,

Which was the first seed of mind.

The seers, having meditated in their hearts

Discovered the connection of the Existent in the Non-Existent.


A ray stretched out that cut the Existent from the Non-Existent;


What was there below? What was above?

There were impregnators, there were mighty forces,

There was self-law below, and a Will above.


Who truly knows? Who here may declare it?

Whence it is born? Whence indeed this creation?

Even the gods were subsequent to the world’s emergence;

Then who knows from whence it arose?


That out of which this creation has come into being,

Whether it upheld it or if it did not?

He who is the Lord of all this in the highest heaven

Surely knows it, or perhaps He does not!

                                                (V. Madhusudan Reddy, The Vedic Epiphany,

                                                Vol. 1; Institute of Human Study, 1991)

The Tenth Day of Victory – Chapter 24

Chapter 24 of The Tenth Day of Victory, Volume 1, is currently only available via purchase of the book. Click HERE to order.

[Intro Quotes for Volume 6.5]

‘If when though art doing great actions and moving giant results, thou canst perceive that THOU art doing nothing, then know that God has removed His seal from thy eyelids.

‘If when though sittest alone, still and voiceless on a mountain-top, thou canst perceive the revolutions though art conducting, then hast the divine vision and art freed from appearances.’

Sri Aurobindo
‘Thoughts and Aphorisms’

‘… The Puranas have been much discredited and depreciated in recent times, since the coming in of modern ideas coloured by Western rationalism and the turning of the intelligence under new impulses back towards the earlier fundamental ideas of the ancient culture. Much however of this depreciation is due to an entire misunderstanding of the purpose, method and sense of the mediaeval religious writings. It is only in an understanding of the turn of the Indian religious imagination and of the place of these writings in the evolution of the culture that we can seize their sense…

‘…In their avowed intention they are popular summaries of the cosmogony, symbolic myth and image, tradition, cult, social rule of the Indian people continued, as the name Purana signifies, from ancient times. There is no essential change, but only a change of forms. The psychic symbols or true images of truth belonging to the Vedic age disappear or are relegated to a subordinate plan with a changed and diminished sense: others take their place more visibly large in aim, cosmic, comprehensive, not starting with conceptions drawn from the physical universe, but supplied entirely from the psychic universe within us…’.

Sri Aurobindo
‘Foundations of Indian Culture’
Chapter XIV