‘The Strategy, the Battle and the Nature of the Victory’ – Part 3




This is the 9th month, and the last ‘act’… It is clear, 3/6/9-0/1. Always this is the formula. 1983, 1986, 1989…and then the shift to 1990 – 0/1. Incredible. So, what can we expect of next year?

In 1983 I was central but unaligned. The Centre had not been ‘born’ – therefore I relied on IG and only when she intervened did a shift come. But it brought no real protection because it was external. Only the Point can provide true protection because it controls from within. It is self-sufficient. If that self-sufficiency is not there, then there is no real centre. A true centre is a ‘light unto itself’. And its protection is by the control it exerts on the periphery by its very being.

In 1983 this did not exist. Hence retreat was the only way. But this had nothing to do with Brooklyne. It was contraction in the extreme to forge the centre – and nothing else. As long as that got done everything else was irrelevant. Nothing can be considered to have been a loss then because the true purpose was served. If that had not been served then they were losses. Thus those ‘losses’ simply served the Purpose.

In 1986 the Centre existed but the objective (Purpose) was to bring the physical Base into being. Z’s role was openly for this. He was never meant to conquer, but he had to be up front to allow me the possibility to strengthen the Base. And so it was.

With this done 1989 presents an entirely different picture. Up front in the Battle. At the Centre/Base, and victorious. But no doubt 1990 will be the real year of Victory. After all, it is the 10th.

So, the 1980’s have been Durga’s War…




The West wastes. But it has imposed this ‘system’ on the East and the Third World. It overconsumed and it wasted; the East depletes and wastes away its resources. The West had an excess; this is why materially it is in better shape. India wasted away its resources – hence an increasing poverty over the decades. The British started the process, able to do so because of tamas. The latter is the Indian response to the caved in Centre, coupled with the lack of a true binary poise.




…This cycle is closing. What an extraordinary nine years it has been – the ennead of the Great Reversal. But it has been hard, so many losses, heartbreaks real and true. In order to bring that Reversal about those losses were needed, it seems…

But even in that there was an ‘increase’ of a sorts, of a fine sort: Skambha replaced Brooklyne; Bija replaced Willie, Gauri was replaced by the true Collies, or even by Shanka herself. This indeed was a controlled affair…

And the Horses? Who can replace Swati? No, he served his divine Purpose and gave that final push to the Reversal, lent his superior energies for that, and this released the energy. Therefore the horses came in abundance because that energy which they symbolise was released. And it was a mare who became the first after this Reversal. We were to start our own line, a new line. Perhaps this is why Shobha’s sire is unknown. As if it were Swati’s spirit and Sundari’s soul. No doubt she was conceived on 24 October – and then born in harmony with Sundari’s coming and going. There is no doubt.

So, the horses and the dogs reveal the increase, the expansion, and the new thing. Purebreds all. And Skambha replaces Brooklyne. And how spectacular it is. One, unique in the world. But, it is hard, everso hard.




…The feeling is one of consolidation. There is nothing of break up, weakness, even vulnerability. It is rather a feeling of solidity. Strength. Progress. And I know the time has come to break through this nearby crust once and for all.

It is a new time, a new cycle. These 9 months have been – are – so important because they are like the seed of 1989-1998. And what an important seed.

So, it means this consolidation here, at Skambha… I can see it almost like a radiation from here. What is coming requires this very solid base, the root. But what it is is the centre. It holds everything together. Without a centre that holds, nothing can be done.

And so, this cycle has seen the emergence of the Centre. That is what its finality has been: the Centre. And like the Plan and the proof it supplies of the Mother’s success, the very existence of Skambha shows that the occult Centre did indeed come into being. This winding-up year is the proof that the Centre holds.

One cannot assess the present by the past. This is a constant new discovery and it ‘creates its own conditions’. This means that while all the other 9-power years saw me change house and country, in 1980 it was a move within India. I did not have to leave. And in this 9 year it is not another departure. It is consolidation. This is because all the other cycles were as if drawing one to this centre, like an inward moving spiral. When we reached 1983-4 we had come to the ‘space’ of the Centre. We unveiled that, and we brought the Centre into being which is the real purpose of my birth. No one can do this but me. The 4th does not do this. He is. I do. I alone can bring the Centre into being. And it is done.

Thus, all those years from 1962 were meant to draw one closer and closer to the Centre – within and connected to without. This was done and Skambha immediately manifested. Now it is not a question of leaving here because this would mean I had failed. Then Skambha would not have manifested at all. Or else, it would mean that a failure set in as of 1986. But where is the indication of that? On the contrary. So far there is every indication that the only thing taking place now is consolidation of the Centre.

It is only natural that we should have to face all these troubles of late. This is part of the consolidation. Skambha must be located in a congenial atmosphere. Thus gradually one must go on conquering the circles. We have been dealing with the circles closest to us. Clear. And that, above all else, must be conquered. What this means is that the conquered circle actually serves then as a protection.

. . . The centre generates its own protection. It does this by conquering circle upon circle. But it does this FROM WITHIN. No outside help: from within.

This means transformation. This is the key. When it means an expansion from within it is not suppression, oppression, imposition. Because that would be the darkness pressing in. In any imposition it is the periphery that acts – which is the dark area. Like in the distorted temple: the walls press in, the area of darkness.

But when it is a central operation it is the light that expands and infiltrates and permeates those circles. Without knowing how it happens, the circles find the light infiltrating the darkness. This is why the way of transformation is not destructive. Also implied is dissolution. The dark element is dissolved. Broken up.

In the present case I see the same operation… But what they do not calculate is the presence of the Centre and what that means. They apply the old formulas which have succeeded all along. It is all darkness. And in that darkness these old tricks succeed. For they can succeed while there has not been a reversal. When there is a reversal then the old ways fail.

The old strives and thrives because of the Void and the consequent collapse. The Void permits the peripheral imposition. There is nothing central PUSHING  IT  OUT – repelling the Darkness. The action of repelling is important. When the centre does not exist that repelling is non-existent. All the fields are possessed by the Darkness. The old calls the shots… But the centre relentlessly presses out from within and conquers by simply BEING. It cannot do anything else but radiate. And in that radiation the circles are infiltrated and the darkness is dispelled.

How this works is that the Light is, the radiation is. But the darkness bears no relation to it. This is what I mean when I say that we are in different dimensions. Visually we can easily understand how this is so: Light is. If Light is, where is the darkness?

This is what is meant by Being. Light is. Light being, there is no darkness. Likewise, Darkness being, there is no light. The task of the Darkness is to prevent the Light from being lit. That is why the beginning requires care and a special protection by occultation. The Light is hidden under wraps, as it were. The Darkness must not be aware of its existence until the work is done: that is, until the Reversal. Then the victory is inevitable. The Centre is. After that the wraps can be taken off. Until then the Darkness is used to light the Core-Flame, to compress in and in, and this intense contraction causes the centre-core to be born. Then the Darkness is no longer needed for the operation. All along it had the impression that it was conquering and on the basis of its old formula and method, which until now succeeded because the Centre was a void. And not realising that they had been used to bring into being the centre, believing that they were always in control and victorious, they do not realise that a reversal has taken place. The central light and power starts expanding. Still they attack it according to the old way and believe to achieve the same results. Yet their attacks are again used as before in the creation of the centre, but this time the attacks are used to consolidate the spread of the Light.

This is why we say that the new creation is protected by being governed by other laws and in a dimension in which the Darkness cannot impinge. The reason is simply that the Light is. If the Darkness were to enter that dimension, it would simply cease to be darkness. It is transformed.

So, there are two ways for it: either it accepts transformation, or else it is continuously repelled, pushed farther and farther out into the void of space, beyond the periphery of the new cosmos. It is impossible for it to secure a foothold in the new cosmos. Remaining therein it is inevitably, unavoidably transformed. Resisting this, it is inevitably expelled from the System. This fact explains the laws operating in this work and the compulsions various people have felt to join or to run as far away as possible. Also explained is why The New Way, though printed in 1981, could not be released (from the Scorpion’s den) until AFTER the centre was unveiled in 1984, immediately after, and on Swati’s day. The Horse is that energy, that light expanding; while the Cow is the gestation of the Light (the 9-months contraction). Hence the cows in our work have contributed by the timings of their conceptions and gestations; while the Horse brought the expanding energy that spreads the Power through the system – expands …vishaal. It is so organic, so clean and clear and precise….




A beatitude lays over everything – a divine Love and Grace, truly. It is the closing of this hard but amazing cycle, and the opening of a new one… I can see Skambha taking shape, see its future more clearly now. We will have our beautiful paradise of a quiet yet stunning elegance, where power is the creator of this refinement, so it will not be effete. It will be strong, bold, daring, and overwhelming – and changing.

Skambha will not be ascetic. It will be rich in all ways…




I ‘see’ it so clearly: creation sprouting from another dimension centrewise, like a seed pushed open from another dimension. The seed is COMPRESSED into existence. It is squeezed out of the other dimension by contraction and then it exits into this one. From there it unfolds, having always a source of impulsion from the other dimension where Time gestates this activity. In that dimension – the Transcendent – time’s action is to contract, to diminish, to compress for the act of creating this material universe. But in this material universe of 9, time’s action is to expand. In both places time’s role is the source of Power. The drive. Space is simply the field for this play and it would be inert but for Time.

            It is not that only the material universe of 9 exists. There is simultaneously the subtle universe of the 0. Hence we say contraction and expansion are simultaneous, because those dimensions are simultaneous.

We speak of a ‘bridge’ to connect the two. But the Bridge always existed. What we mean is that in a binary world there is no Bridge because the interaction between one sun and the other, or one end of the pole and the other blocks the connecting bridge to the dimension where the immortal Source lies.

Thus, the actual birth process condemns us to being trapped in this plane with no connection to the other. A new alignment allows us to recover that contact and a new species arises. The separative consciousness which rules this world is because of this binary imprisonment.




I see more clearly now than ever the role of Neptune as the 8 and the connection to Mitra. It is truly the planet of the cosmic order, the Harmony. But this is only when Neptune and the 8 are taken in their role and position within the Gnostic Circle. Only then can the true function of Neptune be known and its connection to the 8.

    For so long now I have wanted to know the exact difference between what transpires in the 8th sign, Scorpio, and what passage over the 8th planet means. In what exact way are they different yet the same via the 8.

In Scorpio it is the core at stake. But this passage can only be understood in conjunction with the 4.5 Orbit. The shattering there is the strengthening of the core, or virtually to bring it into being. What is destroyed in the process, stripped, taken away, is what impedes that core from acting as the Stable Constant. At the same time the Light/fuel must be released. It must provide the fuel to reach the Summit of Whole Time.

This is what takes place in Scorpio. It is as if isolated – the core. With that anchor, the Core of Truth, passage through Scorpio must ensue. This is a work IN THE CORE not the periphery. Whereas in Aquarius and the crossing of Neptune’s orbit, the focus is entirely on the periphery. Hence it is the time par excellence when ‘each thing can be put in its place’.

The reason why this ordering becomes possible (inevitable) is simply because the former work has been done. The core is solid; Whole time has been experienced. It is the final touch given to the System. The core exists after passage through Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius, and then Capricorn. Thereafter the periphery can take shape around that core.

Applied to our own case, X is the element to stir up the periphery. He is an ‘agitator’ of a new kind – a periphery agitator. And he came just in time. He came on 28.8.1989. This was the approach to Neptune (in the Gnostic Circle), and just at the time when Neptune was being unveiled. Here at Skambha we were living the full esoteric Neptune. That is, the Neptune which is an indivisible part of the 9 planets in our solar system. How can any sense be made of this otherwise…

X’s role has been to demonstrate the lack of harmony between the parts (in the periphery). It is at Neptune’s point that this work gets done. In our case the harmony of the peripheral parts to the Centre, individually, had already been achieved. Then comes the complete process: the parts among themselves and to the Centre. And with this I have fully understood the work of the 8th sign and the 8th planet, and my heart is so full of gratitude for the LIVED EXPERIENCE which is the only way to acquire true Knowledge. I am grateful because I know that only You can arrange that lived experience. You, my Guru, the Supramental Shakti.

Everything has indeed been so controlled. So unbelievable. This proves Skambha’s role. Indeed, as I have written: the place where this cosmology is applied. And so it has been.

The peripheral work cannot be done unless first the core is in place and the parts are harmonised to that Centre. Only then can the final touch be given.


9 AM


This proves that the Gnostic Circle describes a supramental process, if there had ever been any doubt about it. The important key is the ability to harmonise the parts to the Centre and the parts among themselves and ALL TOGETHER to the Centre. This is the full, three-way harmony.

 In our ‘laboratory’ this process has been carried out in full. Now we are in the final stage, when it must all ‘come together’. This is the true time of Integration. Integration means this three-way harmony. The harmony exists but still disconnected. Integration is needed to bind it all together. This means the actual emergence of a new cosmos. One thing is Harmony – general and all-pervasive. Integration defines the cosmos, makes it a system, like our solar system. There is harmony in the universe. There would be no universe without harmony. But integration means the actual formation of the galaxies and solar systems. In other words, harmony is the governing principle. Integration is the binding principle. It knits the elements together into one whole, on the macrocosmic as well as the microcosmic level.

Because of this we mistakenly equate unity with the One, who is really the principle of Integration. It is simply a question of definition: the One is the principle of Integration which in a cosmic structure is the binding principle resulting from the great Reversal, from the compression/contraction to expanding, unfolding, evolving. Or the shift from 0 to 1, after the 9-6-3.

The level of the One is not where unity manifests. That is only in the 0, or that which stands behind the One. Like the drone (of Indian music). Out of that unity emerges the one, or the principle of Integration.

Why we say it is the first point of space is because it is the binding principle. If that principle could not manifest there would be no differentiation of space, no individualisation, no emergence of defined forms. For any form to come into existence a prerequisite is the Reversal which casts up the One, or the integer of the power to bind and integrate. But without Harmony the binding can be of chaotic substances and elements. Harmony cannot be separated from Integration for this reason. It is precisely the Harmony that is bound together by the One.

This is also the outer boundary of the System, like the shell of the Matrimandir. The temple is not simply the inner Chamber; like the work of the 1980s was not simply up to 1986 when the central shaft was completed. Then came 1987 and we extended the structure to the walls. Thereafter it was Neptune and the full power of the 8. This was the protective corridor. The power of protection comes from the completeness of the system. But in this ennead the 8 and 9 have been intermingled. And this is a permanent feature of our System. Pluto will periodically move into Neptune’s orbit. Therefore these two will always interact. That is, the work of the 8 and 9 will always be interconnected in a cosmic process. There is a splendid affinity between the two. The 8 knows no fulfilment without the 9 and relies entirely upon it for completion. This is why the 8 is the number of the perfect Surrender. The 8 leans upon the 9, or rather entwines itself around the 9, just like Neptune entwines itself in Pluto’s orbit when Pluto ‘invades’ its space. It is incorrect to view the position as Neptune becoming the last planet. Neptune can never replace Pluto. It is simply entwined in its orbit, accepting this ‘invasion’ and going along with it. It is Pluto who is the invader, who plunges the 9 into the 8.    What this indicates is simply what I have always stated: the 9 and the 0 are like the Serpent biting its Tail. Pluto shows us this turn back into the system and the fact that the 9 must invariably draw the circle to a close and open a new one by returning to the Source – in this case it is a dramatic plunge back into the System rather than a continued extension outward.

This must occur at the boundary of any System. There is a great curve, a swing back, a plunge into the system and a return to the Source. Pluto’s erratic orbit indicates this ‘closed system’. It does not mean that the universe is closed but only that within the totality there are individualised systems with defined boundaries. This factor is the work of the Third and Fourth Principles. They can never be separated. The two together present the material reality we know.




What an enormous change has taken place over these 9 years. Truly it is a reflection of the aphorism, from truth to greater truth… This work is exactly that; indeed, it should be the motto of ACC: From truth to greater truth…   It all began with that most unusual ‘enlightenment’ in 1971. Once the veils had been drawn aside then, growth was always in the light. Whatever movement made was accompanied by that Light. It was not a quest for the Light. It was the Power of Truth as a beacon, illuminating the way ahead; and at the same time it WAS the way. But because it had never been ‘opened’ before, it was the new way. The way of evolution, of growth, of progress…from truth to greater truth.

 1971-80 were clearly the years of the unveiling and bringing down of the Knowledge. The first three years, till 1974, were the years in which the instrument was honed; opened were the channels, the connection with the planes was done then. After that the full Knowledge could come and this work truly began in its own right. At that time the foundations began to be laid of the true New Way. The only thing of this which was carried over from the past was the plan of the Chamber. Indeed that ‘came’ to me only in 1974. Until that time it was a hidden cipher.

The coming together of the Chamber’s plan and the Gnostic Circle was the start of the New Way. Then the rest of the ennead consolidated that Knowledge through the lived experience which required the entanglements with the architects, etc. Without that it would have been sterile, lifeless and hence speculative and abstract. But once that was done, once The New Way was written and the sound foundations in Knowledge were laid, it was time to leave that laboratory and move on to the new one where that foundation could be the support or the ‘structure of the new consciousness-being’.

I look back at what I was in January of 1980 and I am amazed. It was a different world, a world of complete unknowing. This had nothing to do with that Foundation. Indeed, only that was sure and real and eternal. But it gave no signs of being a support for the edifice of the new world. There was yet a split, a chasm. The bridge clearly had not been built which would reveal the way in which the new Foundation would serve as such a support. Everything that transpired in this ennead served to reveal or to erect that bridge. At this point, ending 1989 and the close of this formidable ennead, the way is so much clearer ahead. That sense of unknowing is gone. That feeling of a chasm is gone. The structure has emerged ‘above ground level’, so to speak. It is visible, unveiled, exposed – and hence vulnerable. But at the same time it is now that outside support can come because the inner structure is in place. And it has been put in place by a process of exclusive inner growth. Even to the extent that there has been no outer authority to proclaim it: one has had to be one’s own authority and to proclaim oneself.

But this too has been a part of the way to construct the Bridge, for in this unveiling one unveiled the Core and the path of the new direction – into the core of creation and not beyond.

I see all the known ways as obsolete – all of them. Constantly seekers are given ‘proof’ of the undying truth of those ways. Ken Wilber’s is one in the story of the death of his wife. But there are others: the appearance of the Virgin Mary, the ‘miracles’ she and other deceased and living saints perform, even down to Sai Baba and his ‘miracles’ and the ‘grace’ which his followers feel flows from him to them – or any idol of worship for that matter.

But what exactly is proved by these happenings. It is simply that those ways produce those results. No one denies this; no one says that the miracles and grace and well-being felt by the devotees are false.

Nor are the realisations of the sadhaks of the different and varied paths fictitious. These ARE real happenings, real accomplishments. But, again, what does that mean? That is, What bearing does it have on the new creation?

None at all. Whatever I have mentioned here is valid and true for the old creation and the old consciousness it gave rise to – whether this be in the spiritual, philosophic, religious or even scientific domain. These happenings are real and valid within the boundaries of that old System. But they are valueless in the new cosmos. Since we have moved across the threshold dividing the old and the truly new, those ways cannot provide the answers. This means that people continue to experience their truth, but that it is a ‘relative’ truth. On those old foundations one cannot move ahead ‘from truth to greater truth’ for those ways never took up the challenge of constructing the Bridge because for all of them the Beyond was the highest of all truths and all ways converged there. Only the New Way unveils the bridge crossing the chasm by which entry is made into the new, emerging cosmos.


5.10.1989 – 3:45 AM


…This dream-experience shows me that the adversary is COLOSSAL. Just by sheer size it succeeds. I have no means to fight it, no weapons.

    (In the dream) I was looking out the window in my room, the side window at first, when I heard and spotted an airplane coming low, low, low. I realised it was headed for the pasture and it was like a fighter plane attacking Skambha. Its colour was dark brown, a model of the last World War.

Instead of coming for my room it stayed in the pasture occupied with what was happening there. By this time it was no longer a plane but a horse. HUGE, and gross – short-nosed, brown. It filled almost the entire paddock (of two acres). It went to Z’s hut and put its two front legs out like arms, around the hut, and pulled it forward, in an instant razing it completely to the ground.

But before that there was my ‘herd’ grazing. All I was concerned about was the animals. But though my feeling of anxiety was as it would be for my horses (and cows), especially my horses, this ‘herd’ of mine, grazing in the pasture, consisted of elephants mainly, and cows, I believe. The elephants were prominent, big, nice. They all started running in the direction of the well, and they left the horse-attacker watching them go; and though I didn’t see it, I presumed he had herded them away somewhere. What I did see was the ‘herd’ running off, as he razed the hut to the ground.

The point then was to retrieve this ‘herd’. At the same time I had to live in the fear of a new attack by this ‘horse’.

I hunted for my herd. Many scenes…the gist of it all was this search, and the feeling of utter helplessness.

I remember telling Y the news when he came. He suggested a gun. But it seemed as if he had not realised the enormity of the attack. I told him that for this beast one needed machine guns. Then it was a question of getting them and mobilising the defensive.

At a certain point I saw Y’s face ‘change’ and it took on a certain aspect of the attacker. I remember his mouth – black – slightly squarish. His face in general gave the appearance of this grossness, the same as the gross horse. It was a fleeting perception, but clear and unmistakable. I realised I was giving away the strategy to the agent, or whatever, of the attacker.

I was in a place like a hotel. Big. This ‘Y’ was coming in. I had to avoid being seen by him. All this entailed entreating help and mobilising forces to counterattack and retrieve the Herd. I was almost caught/seen by this ‘Y’, but I started moving swiftly, agilely. I saw a way to dodge him, taking a turn to a stairway. I went down this stairway (there was someone else with me, perhaps S…). I was telling her that this was a good way to get away from this ‘Y’, by jumping the rail at certain points and descending large stretches by these leaps.

In fact, we ended at the bottom. It was a sort of restaurant of the hotel, and it had an exit – this was the important part. One had reached an exit. For some reason that would free me from this ‘Y’. All I needed to do was to ‘cross the threshold’ of the door. I could see the grass outside, glistening as if covered in an early morning dew. Indeed, the restaurant was just opening for the day. But though I was right there and beginning to take the exit across this threshold, I woke up. Not that I couldn’t, just that the dream did not tell me whether I made it or not. Nor did it tell me anything about the lost herd. But it seemed by the end I had acquired a certain ‘agility’ and ability to escape, a defensive which was getting more agile by the end of the dream. But the fact is the dream did not indicate what was the fate of the Herd, nor whether or not I was out of reach of the Horse/Y. There was simply this able, agile flight, down, down, down. Then at the bottom this pleasant restaurant, readying itself to open for the day’s business, and it was on the ground floor and there was an exit, a threshold which I looked at for a long time, saw clearly in the dream.


Now in writing this it seems so utterly clear that this dream is merely a recapitulation, exact but in symbols, of what I have lived through since the beginning of this year’s cycle. And it amazingly recapitulates to the day – the crossing of the threshold and escape from the attack. But just as in real life, I have not a clue as to whether or not I have escaped, nor what exactly lies beyond that threshold. In some way there was the possible retrieving of the Herd beyond that crossing, which was also implied in my able flight, using an agile strategy. But the dream ended by my watching, looking at the threshold – and the unknown. I believe it is a recapitulation, not a prevision of the future and a new colossal attack. It is a recapitulation up to this exact moment in gnostic time.


10 AM


An incredible night and a rather astounding dream-experience. By now it is clear that the ‘horrific dream’ was a summary of all that has happened over the past nine months. And that force, so gross…and huge, massive. This was its main power, the size of it!

      Indeed, the whole local government machinery was launched against Skambha, and they wished to steal the Herds, for that is the ‘wealth’ of Skambha – elephants and cows, indeed. How interesting that the attack set the Herd galloping off, but I could not see where they had gone. This was part of the anxiety, I presumed that that force had captured them.

The whole dream was a defensive: how to protect myself from this attacker who, by his sheer size, was simply too much for me. And there it was in Y…that black mouth and something of the same grossness. A strange and fleeting transformation. All the time it was a search for a means to stay clear of that force, escape it. And finally the agility and ability to escape its attack…and then the portal, the sunlight beyond, the glimmering grass. The door was fully open, all I had to do was to cross it. There was a suspension of a sort at that point. Beyond that portal I knew, or somehow it was a part of the crossing, that the Herd would be retrieved and the attack dissolved. Interestingly I was gradually awakened from this dream, as if in slow motion, before I actually experienced the crossing. And this dream was so perfectly timed that it is astonishing. Right at the ‘threshold’, at the end of the cycle…Something indeed must lie beyond, but what?

There had to be a suspension at the portal because ‘time’ was not come on 5/10. It is today. It is now only. Or rather, it is that period of 5 days until the 6th that constitutes the crossing. One is at the 0/9 point and there is a suspension, as between inhalation and exhalation. One inhales at the 0/9 and through to the 4.5 point where one exhales. That is the ‘fuel’ which propels one up and through the rest of the Wheel. At the 0/9 there is suspension as between exhaling and intake; and the same at the 4.5 point.

One can see it reversely: 0/9, exhale, and 4.5 inhale, rising, increasing. But it is really not so. From 0/9 to 4.5 there is increase, gathering force, accumulating (breath). This is then let out to reach the peak. So there is decrease but only so that one can utilise that ‘fuel’ which has been gathered in the first 4½ years, or months, or days. That is why one has to let go of excess baggage at the 4.5, in order not to be encumbered in the rise; otherwise there is not enough fuel.

The increase or intake is generally in excess. One inhales more than what one needs, or what one can expel. In the expelling is where skill is required – in the regulation of just how much breath must be released so that one does not run out of fuel/breath before reaching the apex. The fuel must be efficiently regulated. This means no dispersion, no waste. All must go for the one Aim. Therefore seeing the aim and apex is essential. Otherwise one is deviated and uses the fuel for other than the true purpose which is to complete the journey of Whole Time.

How clear this is. And how clear a help the Gnostic Circle is because it allows us to know exactly when a movement is truly completed. The problem lies in this lack of knowledge. We think we have reached an apex, but in effect we have only come to the 6, or the Capricorn threshold, or whatever. Then we relax in our efforts (it is such a subtle shift), or we allow a dispersal because we believe it is ‘done’ – when it is only half done. But if we do not know this, we release whatever fuel may be left prematurely.

This image of breath is precious. It is the secret knowledge of pranayama. But perhaps a NEW pranayama, one that is clearly connected to Time and hence to the web of life. It is also an essential point in the body transformation and goes hand in hand with the new alignment – for this breathing mechanism, this circulation of prana is what propels us through life. That is the Horse (horse power!).

And so, I have come to understand why the hostile force was in the form of a gross, huge but stocky horse; just the contrary to what I know of the Horse – even my horses. The Thoroughbred is the most refined specimen and hence the swiftest. Even in its psychological make-up it is swift, high strung, nervous and temperamental. This is just due to its refinement, its heightened sensitivity.

But the horse-attacker of my dream-experience (which was first an airplane), was gross and heavy. Indeed, its huge size and stocky build made it lumber along and the Herd easily passed right by it, even big elephants, which it could not catch. I clearly remember seeing this, realising the Herd was passing right beside it; but by the time this realisation had set in, the Herd had already escaped and was off. It was then that it turned to the hut, put its legs and hoofs around it, pulled it toward itself and razed it to the ground.

So, that ‘fuel’ (horse) was besieged by inertia. Thus it was an apt symbol of the slow and inert government machinery: the bureaucracy whose duty it should be to provide the fuel and hasten things along. But really it attacks by its size, putting fear into people. And it sits in the field.

…But in dealing with that same force in Y, I began to demonstrate a certain ability and great agility to escape this attacker and reach the threshold… It was a swift glimpse, just seeing in a quick, fleeting moment that same ‘grossness’ in Y. Then I knew. But one had to be quick to perceive – otherwise the connection between the two would be missed and great harm would be done because in Y (as March demonstrated) the force was right in our midst, knew everything, all the strategies and protective measures.




It is interesting that one expels toxins when exhaling. That is the main benefit in deep exhalation. Thus it is perfectly correct to relate exhalation with the 4.5 to the 0/9, and passage through Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn and so on. In the ‘mental quarter’, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius, those ‘poisons’ are released. It is an important function.

   We humans take in oxygen, but we are not meant to take in toxic fumes from a polluted atmosphere. This is making expulsion of the poisons almost impossible because we are taking in poisons along with our increasing inhalation from 0/9 to 4.5. This means an even greater effort is required for elimination of the poisons through the Mental Quarter. And this explains the accelerated collapse of our times. It explains how the polluted environment is directly related to the collapse of our civilisation by this relation to breath and the analogy of fuel with its connection, above all, to time. Only the Gnostic Circle makes this connection.

The physical process cannot be separated or taken merely as a ‘symbol’. The actual physical pollution is an equal means to hasten the collapse. That ‘layer’ of the Earth-consciousness is polluted and that very layer is where the old draws its sustenance, its fuel, its breath. Thus, as it draws in it poisons itself more and more.

The new creation, to begin with, has to create its own new layer; and by correspondence, it must be housed in an atmosphere less polluted, full of trees which help to purify – such as Skambha. The Vedic sages knew this, they knew that certain plants and trees were especially potent purifying agents…providing a purification of the subtle sheaths.

Then the new creation must be governed by those laws and processes which allow it to draw fuel or breath from the new sheath that is slowly enveloping the Earth, as the old disintegrates. The holes over the Arctic poles are a physical demonstration of the disintegration. It indicates that the sheath is eating itself up. The holes grow bigger and bigger until the entire sheath is gone. Or else until enough new energy is permitted entry through these sheaths which will transform definitely and finally the old and make it too new, as all things are to be made new.

The Herd consisted of elephants and cows. This Herd is indeed the wealth of Skambha, just as in the Rig Veda there is constant reference to this Wealth embodied in the herds of Cows (rays), which the Dasyus – the ‘short-nosed’ hostiles – steal and hoard.

The Elephant is a symbol of Knowledge, and the Cow is the Light. This is truly the ‘wealth’ of Skambha and if an attack is to succeed, the loss which would be the only one to constitute any loss at all would be that herd of Knowledge and Light.

But it seemed in the dream that the inertia-ridden horse just happened upon the Herd and his arrival frightened them and set them fleeing. It was not that he was pointedly after them. It was not even clear whether later he caught them and kept them. The hunt would reveal all this and where and with whom they had gone. The attacker’s only real destruction was the hut which even in the dream I remarked to myself that I had often spoken of demolishing that very hut one day. Thus the attacker did me a service…But this made the onslaught no less fearsome and threatening to Skambha. In spite of his indirect service he was a menace that had to be dealt with.

And then we cross the threshold…of Time.



The Seeds of Undermining


Prominent thinkers the world over realise that the old order has come to an end. We witness the crumbling of iron barriers between nations, hitherto believed to be unshakable and resistant to any attempt at change. However, the question remains, What is to emerge in place of the old?

     I have shown in minute detail how the Measure of 9 and its inherent formula 9/6/3-0/1, has been active in the Indian subcontinent. But in India too in spite of this remarkable display of the power of gnostic time, the old order persists and we find no spirit in the nation bold enough to introduce the new. Consequently, we hear unending laments from the political opposition about the ‘dynastic rule’ of the Nehru family. I, for one, have often referred to the need to discard or drastically modify the actual parliamentary system of government precisely because its continued use OBLIGES this ‘dynasty’ to perpetuate itself. But the Opposition (as well as the ruling party) silences or disregards any voice that calls for a change in the system, often to the extent of accusing the innovator of wishing to introduce a dictatorship via, for example, the adoption of a presidential form of government. (How a presidential system can be equated with dictatorship is difficult to understand.) The result is that due to this resistance a thoroughly inadequate political structure must somehow serve as the vehicle for the Measure of 9 to hold the nation together.

India inherited its present system from the British. Many of the ills the nation suffers from can be traced to this factor: a ‘foreign’ system has been imposed upon a country which has not been allowed to breathe its independent breath and follow its own rhythms and expressions. This is easily appreciated in an assessment of the Indian model of parliamentary democracy compared to the British image of which it is meant to be a somewhat modified version.

To begin with, in Great Britain we have a true dynasty, a real and healthy monarchy. The monarch in England is not elected of course; he or she is a part of a lineage which cuts through time and is therefore independent of the uncertainties of political fortunes. Consequently, the enviable qualities of stability and continuity arise. They are not fictitious; they are real components of the national heritage.

However, this is not the Indian reality. Every effort has been made to create this situation in India via the office of President, which is meant to provide the same qualities of stability and continuity by being out of the political struggle of the various parties, whose members are elected to parliament approximately every five years on a representative basis. In this way the President stands outside of the political arena; and this, coupled with the fact that his election to office by members of Parliament ordinarily follows a different cycle than the parliamentary polls, is meant to provide that stability and continuity which the British system enjoys via its monarch.

However, we know that this is not the case. The British monarch and the Indian president have little in common because the former is not a construed but a real component based on a quasi organic, evolutionary fact. In contrast, the office of the Indian president is a fabricated imposition in an effort to mimic the British system by introducing a form of government which is supposed to produce the same results but without those legitimate components underlying the arrangement. Continuity and stability are characteristics which cannot be imagined or mentally devised. They come into being by virtue of a series of circumstances which organically confer these conditions in a process of natural development. They are not accommodations but come into being in harmony with certain essential ingredients found in the national psyche. When these conditions exist then stability and continuity become pillars for nation building.

Since this has been lacking in India the line of prime ministers – contrary to Great Britain – has had to serve as the element of continuity.  Indeed, the most politically uncertain period India has known since independence was certainly the 2½ years of Opposition rule, from 1977 to end 1979, when there was no member of the ‘Nehru Dynasty’ in office.

Thus in opposing change to some other form of government which would better accommodate this legitimate need for a vehicle capable of providing continuity and stability, the Opposition is condemning itself to continuous defeat at the polls, inasmuch as the Nehru Lunar Line is the means to hold the country together, given the inadequate system India has adopted for her political expression. This is an example of the failure to recognise and appreciate the true character of a nation and the measure of its individual pulsation.

A development of this nature was seen as inevitable, from the cosmological point of view. The most revealing hint of it was the date of Independence itself. Though significantly falling on Sri Aurobindo’s birthday, I have often pointed out that the number-power of the day was 8, just one short of the complete cycle of 9. This fact reveals that full independence from the British had not been attained on some levels. More was yet to come to bring the movement to the 9, or the completed process. Sri Aurobindo himself, in his message to the nation at the time of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi, commented on this very fact: Independence had occurred on his birthday and was a confirmation of his work, but the partitioned condition of the nation had to be healed to make the movement worthy of his highest aims.

The prominent position of the 8 also reveals that there is a residue of a sort which does not easily allow the movement to complete itself. This is explicitly the problem India now faces.

We see that British rule left this residue in the new Indian nation in the form of a political and administrative system which has in its general character no REAL connection with the national spirit. It was an imposition from outside, the result of colonial rule. The bureaucracy, for example, was devised to serve that rule rather than self-rule. Out of this, bearing no harmony with the true pulse of the nation, laws and methods of governing were imposed which to this day hinder rather than further the free and forward-moving thrust the country needs to faithfully fulfil its noble destiny along the lines arising from its own individual web of destiny. One specific aspect of this residue is the increasing chasm between the bureaucracy and the public, as if the public were the enemy of the administration rather than the elements to be served. The explanation for this lamentable situation is simply the fact that indeed the ‘natives’ were the enemy of the Raj and the administration was arranged in such a way as to permit that native populace to be effectively ruled by suppression of its any aspiration and effort at upliftment. The situation in India today, with the almost complete lack of openness (at a time when even the Soviet Union has opened its society) and the nefarious secrecy which characterise the Indian system are the inevitable outcome of the residue the country inherited and which she refuses to shake off.

However, this situation in a very profound sense mirrors the condition of our entire civilisation – east and west. The new must arise amidst the old; but for the true new way, it must somehow come into being uncontaminated by the old. Throughout the world nations and individuals face the same dilemma. We are born into a particular structure or environment. We must evolve within that, bearing the limitations which our heritage may foist upon us. Yet in the midst of these very ‘fields’, and no other, new structures must nonetheless arise.

India is no exception; indeed, her task is perhaps more complex than that of any other nation. But in spite of this limitation she has played out for over a century the patterns of her higher destiny which the new cosmology describes so thoroughly, regardless of any existing limitation. Nonetheless, it is precisely these limitations, this ‘residue’ which is burdening the nation at this critical crossroads of her destiny.


We do not place in doubt that India’s higher destiny is being fulfilled despite the inadequacy of the system within which this superior pattern must draw its lines. We cannot doubt insofar as the facts prove the victorious existence of this higher pattern which, like it or not, has been the pattern the nation has been made to adhere to. However, the 8 makes its presence felt constantly by a certain ‘baggage’ which the country totes on its back. Thus that extraneous element acts as a corrosive agent. It contaminates everything. It is like a parasite draining the host tree of its most vital substance. And as the tree grows, so does the parasite grow. Until a threshold is reached. Then either the tree develops sufficient strength to throw off the parasite, or the latter succeeds in destroying the tree which permitted its growth in the first place.

By examining certain original components such as the health and the condition of the soil and other environmental factors, the emergence of a parasite can more or less be predicted. Thus, given the conditions prevailing at the time of the independence movement (for I consider that we must study the matter from approximately 1857, the year of the Sepoy Rebellion and not just the actual year of Independence), the growth of this ‘parasite’ was easily predicted. Its forecasting required no special occult powers or clairvoyant capacities.

India stands at a crossroads of her destiny. The parasite this nation/tree bears is flourishing and threatens to destroy its host altogether. Indeed, the stronger the host grows the more nourishment and vital sap are made available to the parasitic appendage. At some point a drastic measure must be taken, for when the critical threshold is reached, to continue feeding the host tree simply means giving more and more power to the parasite to destroy the host or the element that sustains it and gives it its life. This becomes a self-defeating exercise. In the day-to-day functioning of a nation, a development of this sort is perceived in a number of ways, but the common characteristic of them all is the constant presence of a sense of waste, of pouring resources into what appears to be a black hole in the national field of consciousness-being, a bottomless pit, as it were. Over-population, of course, is an easy tool for this insatiable and destructive drainage. But there are many more, over-population being simply the most obvious.

This is a mathematical occurrence. The development follows organic lines, albeit of an order which the ordinary intelligence cannot perceive or accept, because these laws involve the play of forces, of energies which constitute the ‘body’ of a nation – any nation. Physical, to be sure, but a ‘body’ also animated by a vital force and held together by a ‘purpose’ which is lodged deep within the nation’s innermost psychic essence. A leader can be considered outstanding to the extent to which he or she is able to reach and draw out the nectar of that ‘purpose’ from the deep recesses of the nation’s soul.

Considering this play of forces – a unique combination for each nation – the pattern of India’s higher destiny has evolved. And according to this pattern, and no other, the nation’s political life has taken shape, particularly in these 42 years of its independent life. But the structure within which this superior model has had to express itself has been inadequate.

Put more simply, there is an essence and a form to all things in this material universe. In a world of disharmony such as ours, ruled by the Ignorance and the Falsehood (and I purposefully use these terms capitalised to lay emphasis on their cosmic origin and hence the evolutionary limitations imposed upon a species which must grow according to a certain cosmic tempo and a largely predetermined pattern), a cleavage exists between the two. Essence is always pure and true, but in a material universe, that same essence must be provided with the proper FORMS to express itself uncontaminated, undistorted and, above all else, not subjected to any imposition from external quarters which bear scant relation to that unique essence of being. Indeed, the single most indicative factor which allows us to identify the consciousness that reigns on Earth as one of Ignorance and Falsehood is that to one who sees, to one who has the capacity to penetrate beneath outer layers and see the soul-essence, it is apparent that along its evolutionary way, in the course of the development of these ‘limbs’ or forms, externals have oppressed that essence and it therefore does not find any fitting vehicle to express itself according to the truth of its essential being.




When we say that the nation has lost its ‘dharma’, and that it must re-establish this ‘dharma’, we mean something quite different than the spiritual leaders who, by the dozens, repeat ad nauseum this call. The point is precisely this: these fervent and well-meaning pleas receive no response, particularly from those quarters which appear to bear the greater responsibility for the decay, for the decline of the Dharma. Indeed, they are ‘crusted over’, so to speak. They are impenetrable. Thus, no amount of preaching will render them pliable, plastic and open to the light of the true Dharma.

     The problem is, once again, mathematical. There is a cleavage, a chasm between the psychic essence of the nation – or the seat of its inherent Dharma – and the external dimensions where the FORMS to express that Dharma in a material universe must evolve. The origin of the seeds for this cleavage date back hundreds of years, millennia in fact. To be precise, they initially surfaced about the time of Gautam the Buddha, over 2000 years ago. It was approximately then that the seeds were planted in the spiritual consciousness of the nation to UNDERMINE that Dharma. Over the ages those ‘seeds’, similar to the parasite in our analogy, have born their entirely predictable fruit.

But who in the nation can see the connection? Who can travel back through the corridors of Time and ferret out those turning points when the environment and the terrain were fertile for the insemination of those nefarious seeds of undermining which were destined to foist upon the nation, two thousand years into the far future, the contaminated ‘forms’ of a political system which is clearly and unmistakably the result of those ancient ‘seeds’?

Sri Aurobindo has equally clearly stated that ‘Kalki must come to correct the error of the Buddha’. Yet none, even his closest disciples, know with the exactitude demanded of the Supramental Manifestation which he heralded, just what his words mean. They too are the victims of the great Undermining, similar to the consciousness of the entire nation with its manifold avenues of expression – political, cultural, social, economic, and, above all, spiritual.

But the undermining was clear. It was unmistakable and the results were predictable, the seeds of ‘otherworldliness’ were sown over 2000 years ago. This simple fact, a ‘truth’ totally alien to the Indian Vedic spirit and soul, produced a schism in the energy field of the nation. The energies within that field then gradually became ranged on either side of the ever-widening chasm: spirit and matter. Simultaneously, an indelible line was drawn between Essence and Form. The two went off in tangents and apparently, at this stage of the development, they shall never again be able to meet.

Once more I must ask, Who in the nation can perceive this development with courage and boldness of spirit and can trace its origin back through the thick folds of Time? For even those who might perceive have not the impulse and intrepidity to formulate their perceptions boldly and to help the nation heal the chasm once and for all.

We witness the result of the incapacity: the spiritual leader’s voice becomes weaker and weaker and evermore distanced from the field in which this play of energies evolves. While that field becomes evermore choked by the rapidly increasing encumbrances of the parasites which this abandonment has produced: the most vigorous and creative energies of the nation have been posited ‘elsewhere’, in a beyond which now, on an increasing scale, has become defined as some far away paradise, a heaven or a plane of consciousness entirely apart and separate from this ailing planet Earth. Yet who, then, or which energies are to renew the national environment and restore its health if not those which are more finely tuned?

This is what is meant by ‘reestablishing the Dharma’. It has little or nothing to do with our moralistic notions, all of which are leaves and branches on the parasitic appendage and have no essential relation to the Tree. The Dharma responds to mathematics not sentiments.




The cleavage between essence and form plagues the entire world. A simple and rather obvious example is the campaign the Prince of Wales has felt himself obliged to carry on in the field of architecture, where his complaints tally with ours regarding essence and form, albeit his being concerned more with function and aesthetics. The questions are nonetheless related as he seeks to impress upon the community of architects that a form must not only be functional but it must also be in harmony with the total environment and aesthetically proper.

            And speaking of architecture, the corrosive fumes which exude from the chasm have even polluted the Mother’s own sublime architectural work, the effects of which were immediately evident in precisely the area we are describing: form and its inadequacy to express the inner truth.

I have revealed in the course of my work the mathematics of the problem: the Mother ‘saw’ a form – the inner chamber of her Temple. She saw this form because she identified  in consciousness with the spirit and deeper soul-essence of that particular form. She ferreted out its ‘purpose’, which then provided the mathematical formula for its exterior expression in a material universe. In a word, there was no cleavage, no distorting chasm. The vision cast up before her consciousness the exact ‘form’ which could faithfully and impeccably express that spirit/soul/purpose in our world of material forms. This was a unique achievement, unknown to our modern civilisation. But given this ‘intrusion’ by her truth-conscious penetration into our world lorded over by the Ignorance and the Falsehood, the presentation and preservation of that Vision have experienced untold difficulties. Finally, the ‘old measure’ prevailed and the cleavage became once again consolidated as essence and form became irrevocably separated in a physical building which, once again, imposes a distortion on essence.

However, in this case there is one consoling factor: the chamber’s essence-truth was able to survive and the dharma of that particular creation was saved. Not in the physical building in Auroville but in The New Way. It matters little at this stage that on the physical plane the chasm still imposes its falsehood because the inner truth has nonetheless created its pure channel (form) of expression in The New Way and the new cosmology – for these are equally ‘forms’. It is this that the world must come to realise.


The human being sees only the dense physical. One’s vision is closed to the deeper strata and the more subtle play of energies in dimensions hidden from the physical eye. This is precisely the result of the cleavage, the predictable effects of those Seeds of Undermining sown 2000 years ago. Consequently, I can state that there is no one in the nation who can perceive with mathematical precision the connection between the present inadequate political system in India and the ‘error of the Buddha’ which Sri Aurobindo stated must be ‘corrected by Kalki’.

To make confusion worse confounded, those very seeds of undermining have made it impossible to know who or what this ‘Kalki’ really is, and, by consequence, what that ‘dharma’ is which this Kalki is supposed to reestablish. For even the line of Ten Avatars, of which Kalki is said to be the 10th and last, has become contaminated. The Buddha himself has been lodged therein…and thus those ‘seeds’ found a secure niche in the psycho-spiritual evolving consciousness of the Indian nation.

The confusion and unknowing are great indeed. The ‘crusts’ provided by the folds of Time make the truth almost impossible to expose. Especially when the parasitic appendage has grown hardy and agile in its ability to survive the attempts by the host subject to cast off its draining serpentine form.

The only way to illumine this condition thoroughly is to make the connections I have outlined here, from the distant past to this chaotic present; and thereby to see clearly the root of the problem, a fearless penetration which alone can UPROOT the parasite. And to perceive how all structures (forms) which we rely upon to express essence – any essence – are distortions or products of those original undermining seeds which have the power to thwart the expression of the pure and full Dharma.

This is the situation prevailing in the political structure (form) of the nation. But, similar to the Mother’s vision which did survive in The New Way, the hidden pattern of India’s destiny has survived via the factual and undeniable existence of the Solar and Lunar Lines, the helical arrangement by which the nation is held together in spite of any attempts to undermine its essential unity.

However, and this is the most important point to highlight, the consequences of that undermining and the ‘form’ it has foisted upon the nation are apparent to all and daily the corrosive power extracts its pound of flesh. The obvious effects are a prevailing, increasing chaos and the insatiable voracity of a corrupted ‘system’ which is the most visible and effective tool of those original seeds of undermining. At this point the separation between Essence (dharma) and Form (the ‘system’) is complete. The latter IS India now – or at least this is the appearance; and indeed, it is the tactic or finality of the agents of the Falsehood: to strengthen and foster the growth of the parasite to such a degree that its ‘form’ (the system) appears to be the tree itself. That is, the one has so completely overtaken the other (while draining it of its sap of life and revitalising power) that none can see the original form which still hosts the parasite, or supports and fosters its growth.

This is the graphic image of the destruction of the Dharma, and how, at the very same time, it is the Dharma itself that SUPPORTS the degenerative form. The latter feeds off the Dharma, making the distortion and the disfiguration all the more difficult to detect. For indeed, who knows where to look for the origin of the decay? The Tree is covered entirely and stands totally occulted. At the same time, when the critical threshold is reached this intertwined existence serves to render correction of the problem impossible – for to attack the parasite which has so completely overtaken the host body would mean to destroy the Tree itself. This is the compulsion behind drastic revolution – especially those which turn violent, ruthless and bloody. The Chinese revolution, for example, brought a thorough and drastic cut with the past: China of ancient times is gone; the present China is something of a soulless structure wherein ‘form’ has become top-heavy as it were, and has smothered the soul of the nation to a large degree.

India has not yet reached that point. Indeed, the cosmological model arranged for the nation is the only thing that has prevented such a drastic occurrence. But again I must repeat, a crossroads has now been reached. Clear seeing based on real knowledge, the knowledge of these eternal truths, must be allowed to evolve new forms to express the soul of the nation without permitting that parasite to stamp out the country’s psychic imprints which have survived in its cultural body through unimaginably powerful onslaughts which would surely have destroyed the psychic fibre of a nation with a less potent force of destiny.

It is naive to believe that having survived this long the nation is out of danger. The truth is another: the time has come for bold measures to be taken in order to remake those inherited structures, the result of those ancient seeds of undermining, and to thus re-establish the Dharma on the basis of outer forms which are in harmony with the inner essence.


Today there is no such harmony. Hence the ‘system’ is thoroughly corrupted, contaminated, corroded – the ‘system’ which is supposed to be the very tool for implementation of essence, of policy and programmes and whatnot; as well as the corrective mechanism to lop off any growth on the tree of essence which might threaten its healthy and uncontaminated survival. When such a point arrives it is the signal that a major crossroads stands before us. The time for change – deep and thorough – has come.




We are saddled with false conceptions often dating back thousands of years. One is that the ‘spiritual truth’ is untouched by the corrosive substances of a material world – to the extent that that world became known as ‘maya’ and equated with ‘illusion’, when Shankara put the final nail in the coffin of the eternal dharma. Sri Aurobindo insistently pointed out this false conception and sought to redeem Maya by revealing its ancient Vedic sense to the world: measure, knowledge, the formative power of the Absolute. I have carried this work ahead and ‘materialised’ this effort somewhat by providing the seeker with the actual Divine Maya or Measure – that Golden Rod of ancient traditions whereby the enlightened ‘measure’ comes into being which eliminates the distortions or the disfiguring veils dividing Essence and Form. The ‘illusion of maya’ is that abysmal chasm with its exuding toxic fumes and not the material universe. Therein obscuring waves arise which cast the two worlds farther and farther apart, to the point where there seems to be no meeting ground at all, no possibility of the emergence of a connecting bridge…the effects of which are a totally separative existence and the loss of a ‘one world’ perception, the plague of our times. Pursuits of the spirit become one thing, the material another. The inadequate tools for governing which India is saddled with are the direct result of that abysmal chasm.

            In practical terms, what does this mean? How does it become reflected in the life of a nation? In India this has resulted in a totally ego-centric, egoistic consciousness replacing the wide and all-embracing vision of ancient times, those prior to the schism. The individual is out for his own personal gains; the state and community mean nothing to him at all. Increasingly we witness that corrosive elements cannot be corrected or eliminated. They are a ‘world unto themselves’. They abide in their own ‘universe’ or ‘space’. They are out of the reach of the usual channels (‘unaccountable’ is the common term), because they are the channels: the parasite is finally the tree.

New channels are sought to rectify the position; but they too arise from within the ranks of the already contaminated body/system, hence they themselves bear the corrosive seeds within and become additional means to further the contamination they are supposed to eradicate. We attempt to reform, we seek to introduce a new ‘raj’ in which local bodies are given more power, closer to the people and therefore more directly accountable to them. But the people respond with indifference and wisely point out that these bodies are also limbs of that parasite-ridden tree, parts of that ‘system’, the whole of which is contaminated, saddled with inadequate ‘forms’. Thus the well-intentioned move has no guarantee of success or that it will alter matters in any significant way. On the contrary. Many believe it will only spread the rot more deeply down and into the system and reach those (grass)roots of the Tree more easily. In other words, it is not truth or rightness that is spread through the system but rather the corrosive seeds. It is then that whatever slogan is adopted rings hollow. The ‘form’ is devoid of any resounding essence.

This is again mathematical. Inadequate forms will invariably, inevitably, predictably distort or corrode even the finest essence (intention). Thus, to bring about any REAL change, and consequent benefit to the people, one must go to the source; or rather, construct that ‘bridge’ and heal this age-old slowly but steadily growing chasm. This can be done only by persons of Knowledge.


And thus we stumble upon another ancient truth of the Indian polity: The Brahmin stood above kings, the man or woman of God-realisation was the highest and first ‘citizen’ of the nation and the one who inspired and advised kings, who guided the course of the kingdom and even, in certain instances, guided it through the turmoil of war. But in very ancient times, before those corrosive seeds of undermining were planted, the matter/spirit split did not exist. It exists today. Hence, where is the sage who lives in a unified consciousness which permits this superior guidance? We do not mean by ‘unified consciousness’ a union with God elsewhere, ‘up there’, away from this material plane and thus removed from the realities of existence in a universe of matter and subject to, as well as a participant in, the cosmic play of forces. By unified consciousness we mean one who ACCEPTS the world as the Body of the Lord, as the truth-essence in matter, and therefore a consciousness which is able to perceive the unbroken link between essence and form where lesser mortals fail. In a word, we mean a consciousness which has no difficulty whatsoever in perceiving the exact and unadulterated form or system or structure which is the only real channel for that essence to express itself in the world, on this planet Earth, at this precise crossroads in Time.

The present-day abounding crop of godmen, all of them, are incapable of providing this impeccable guidance because the current attitude is one of denial of the physical reality as being intrinsically real and true and equal to the subtle essence, not to speak of religions and religious leaders who gave up the struggle to establish a ‘heaven on Earth’ long ago. None see the truth of Form. Each and every one bears in his consciousness and in his very God-realisation, the seeds of that infamous Undermining of ages gone by, which the passage of Time has covered over in thick crusts and layer upon layer of now depleted and de-energised consciousness-soil.

Time is thus the agent of Maya, of that deceptive act of veiling. Time it is therefore who must be the instrument of UNVEILING. Time it was who nurtured, who gestated those seeds to produce the distorted forms which burden our civilisation today. Time it must be therefore who gestates and gives birth to new Seeds, the golden seeds of Truth-Consciousness which produce undistorted, uncontaminated forms of Itself. Time it is therefore who has provided us with the ‘formula’ for this superior operation: 9/6/3-0/1. People of Knowledge know this Formula and use it, and it alone, to build the uncontaminated structure of a new world.



27 October 1989



Earth’s Treasure


Love has come to us.

Not that love of petty emotion and pursuit,

Not the love of desire and dissipation,

Not the love that in its finding is lost.

Love lost is not love,

For love here can find expression

Only in the depths of Divine Intention.


Go forward then peoples of the earth!

Cast not a backward glance.

The mask called Death is vanquished

On the future’s threshold

The past is gone

And leaves only yesterday’s sigh,

Of things not worthy of remembrance.


Await Her coming in readiness.

The heart, that hearth of fire

Burns the brittle bonds of mind

That bind us to the downward pulls

Of uselessness and sloth of busyness.

She comes in a deft dance

Of whirlwind action midst a battle

With the shadowy clingings of things

That will not leave their hold

On Earth’s Treasure.




On Things Neptunian – Part 1

The happenings in the world today remind me of a book of prophecies sent to me in 1983 by an Italian student, ‘Le Profezie di Papa Giovanni’, Edizioni Mediterranee, Roma (1976). They are purported to be the work of the late pope John XXIII, covering the years 1935 to 2033. The student was intrigued when on page 149 he read of a certain woman, Patrizia, who, as the prophecy records, would bring about the dismantling of the wall dividing east and west Berlin and ultimately the unification of Europe.

  I have not studied the book to any great extent and I cannot vouch for its authenticity, nor what or who stands behind its publication. However, I too was intrigued by certain phrases in the text, – one in particular. The visionary makes this statement at the end of the prophecy, after describing the unification of Europe, ‘Peace be unto you, Patrizia, daughter of God.’

In addition to the words of the seer, whoever he may be and whatever the real origin of the text, we have the interpretations of the compiler, Pier Carpi. Regarding this ‘Patrizia’, he claims that she is an American, and, according to him, had been the president of the USA (which by then was united with South America). From the prediction itself I cannot understand how the compiler comes to this conclusion. In fact, I am not so sure that the text refers to only one woman, and that this Patrizia was the one who was supposed to have left her office, turned to Christ, and was then slain. According to Carpi’s interpretation, the circumstances of this woman’s death at the foot of the wall dividing Berlin, finally bring about its dismantling and the unification of Europe, east and west. He remarks that the prophet actually refers to Patrizia as ‘nothing less than daughter of God’. And this, of course is the point which captured the interest of my student.

Those who have studied the New Way can immediately recognise here a correspondence, knowing that the Third Power is indeed the Daughter Principle. For Christians this is not at all a common invocation; the question of a DAUGHTER of God never arises. It is only the Son, and to introduce a ‘daughter’ would be blasphemous. Yet this seer, supposedly the well-beloved John XXIII, refers to Patrizia in this unorthodox fashion.

Carpi claims that this ‘person would be connected to a certain ideological movement of great significance… The death of Patrizia would bring about another great conquest of civilisation…’ (p.150-51).

My impression of the prophecy is that there are some true images and a lot of mixture. It is as if the seer had tuned into a certain plane and made somewhat of a jumble of various things, all interconnected, but in ways different than what the final text hints at.

Thus, this ‘Patrizia’ could very well refer to the third member of the Solar Line, which, in effect, is the Daughter Principle and could therefore justify the seer’s invocation of her as ‘Daughter of God’; and all of this could also have a connection with the unification of Europe and the end to the wall which divides Berlin. This could well be a symbol of a work that is actually taking shape in Europe. Indeed, it is the core of Sri Aurobindo’s work in the world, especially at this third level of its manifestation. But whether this Patrizia is the same woman who ‘turned to Christ’ in the seer’s vision, is another matter. It is more likely that there is a mixture in the vision, a common occurrence except in very high degrees of prophetic capacity, which we rarely encounter.

The seer did indeed see what is now beginning to take shape: the unification of the two Europes, east and west. The wall of Berlin is indeed beginning to crumble. At the time this book was published, 1976, no one would have believed that such a possibility existed or that it could materialise as we are actually witnessing today. Thus there is something real in this vision and very specific clues are given; but there is much that is unclear and even in the connection of this woman with the unification of Europe, the link is far too ‘physical’. Rather, what we are dealing with is a work carried out in a dimension or in a ‘nuclear space’ which then has certain predictable effects in the world by the Laws of Correspondence, one of which is the unification mentioned above. The time for this to take place is certainly within the period of the action of the Third Power of the Solar Line.


Pertaining to the same work in the world, the ‘symbol’ closer to home is the unification of India; that is, the nations of the Indian subcontinent which suffered partition with the departure of the British in 1947. This unification is far more difficult to achieve – yet far more meaningful – than the European because the basis for the division was religious rather than political, though political forces made use of religious sentiment for the purpose of securing their ‘share of the cake’ at the time of the British withdrawal from India. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the problem standing in the way of unification of the subcontinent today is the schism religions produce and fortify. In numerous parts of the globe we see the very same divisive element at work and the wars which result from religious discord seem to be the most atrociously bitter. They seem to be unending and defy any attempt at reconciliation.

Clearly far more potent forces are brought into play when one deals with the spiritual and religious dimensions in the life of a nation than is the case with the political. To overcome these barriers one must penetrate very deeply into the human psyche, more deeply than any social or political reform or revolution can reach. And one must deal with occult forces operating in the world, above all else.

However, the goal of the New Way is a unification not only of Europe or India but of the whole Earth. Yet we must not get carried away by such statements into supposing that what is implied is a [is ‘one?] ‘one world’ in a rather sentimental and unrealistic fashion, which is often implied when spiritual leaders preach along these lines. For what we are dealing with is always diversity in unity. The unification of the planet is a CONCERT in which ‘each thing is in its place’, and thus Harmony can arise consisting of numerous distinct ‘notes’ which, because they have been brought together on the basis of a superior process and with a higher objective, will produce this new concert among nations. For this each nation must first realise its nationhood, its ‘soul’. Thus, we have been witnessing for the past century the first steps in this coming of age of each nation, an unveiling of the national soul which then must find its place within the greater symphony of nations. Nationhood is a permanent ingredient in the manifestation of unity. At the same time, each nation will have to work out its own pattern of government suited to its psychic impulses and the temperament of its people, the condition of its very land, its position on the globe, its cultural expressions and traditions, and so forth. There cannot be any ONE SYSTEM, and to expect this is to reveal an ignorance of the essence of the universal manifestation and the purpose of evolution on Earth.

Each nation has its own rhythms and expressions. In my work I have used India as a means of providing the seeker with a pattern for the nation which is not merely theoretical but factual. However, I propose in this article to discuss this arrangement from a different angle and in conjunction with a host of other relevant and interconnected facts. And by using this non-speculative model, based on facts, I propose to demonstrate where those who seek to change prevailing systems in favour of what they consider to be higher models or in harmony with a nation’s true soul, often fail to understand exactly what that right model may be. This is especially the case when the issue involves ‘esoteric’ teachings, or secret societies which are supposedly working behind the scenes to introduce these superior models based on occult teachings or purported schools of higher knowledge, like those to which the late pope John XXIII is believed by many to have had links. Inasmuch as the issue is one of secrecy and hidden connections and operations, it is not surprising that in all this the planet Neptune, in a very special sense, has a relevant part to play.


The Unveiling of Neptune


In closing this decade of Neptune as indicated by the new cosmology, we have been witnessing for the past six months spectacular breakthroughs in space exploration, particularly involving Neptune. Given the fact that the ‘unveiling’ of this most elusive of planets (according to traditional astrology) occurred in an exquisite harmony of gnostic time, I am pleased to describe for readers of VISHAAL what this unveiling means in the New Way and what, in fact, has actually been unveiled. To this end, I shall refer once again in this article to the precise work which has been accomplished in this ennead, beginning in 1980 and coming to a close this year, 1989. While the one closes, however, the new cycle opens. One ending is merely a new beginning. Thus, while we discuss the Neptune ennead, we are automatically revealing the foundations upon which the new ennead must be built.

            But I wonder if we shall see in the new ennead the same astonishing display of Time’s impeccable control within the context of the new cosmology. For Neptune, the ‘ruler’ of this closing ennead, is precisely the planet of the Cosmic Harmony. Students of traditional astrology have learned to associate Uranus with the art, and this is quite accurate. However, in Neptune we find a different nuance and one that must go hand in hand with the contribution of Uranus. Uranus is more especially the KNOWLEDGE. As the higher octave of Mercury (see The Gnostic Circle, Chapter 12), it operates in and through the mental plane and via the mental apparatus in the human being. The insights and the perceptions of the interconnection of things is a highly Uranian exercise.

To give an example, the body of Knowledge which forms the foundation of the New Way came in Uranus’ ennead, 1971 to 1980. This period witnessed perhaps the most colossal descent of Knowledge ever before experienced in the domain of these higher pursuits. It was the ennead/decade in which the inner chamber of the Mother’s Temple was not only ‘seen’ (1970) but deciphered as well. Perhaps never before has the world witnessed a happening of this order, where seeing and explaining arise simultaneously. Indeed, the explanation was part and parcel of the original vision. It was truly a Uranian feat where mind was infused with a higher light and inspiration and utilised strictly to provide the new and precise Language to convey this miracle of Seeing. But more than that, the Language too suffered no diminishing due to a hitherto unavoidable separation and consequent limitation. Indeed, all arose simultaneously, the seeing flowing into the description and the formulation in an entirely new process. If this had been restricted to one individual – in this case the Mother – we might not find it so surprising. Yet it is a process which involved TWO instruments working in unison through channels unknown and unseen by others.

To further emphasise the connection between Uranus and the new Knowledge as an aspect of Mercury’s higher octave manifestation, I must point out that most of my books containing this Knowledge were published in the decade of the 1970s. The only one published in Neptune’s period was The New Way, Volumes 1 & 2. However, the two volumes were written in 1977-78 and first went to press then, in that ill-fated first attempt at printing. Those volumes were fully a part of the work of that ennead, while Volume 3 is fully Neptunian in character and was written in 1983, during Neptune’s period. This allows me to make the distinction between the two planets.

While Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Drawn into the play in the latter is the emotional centre. In the case of Neptune it is the higher vital which is integrated. Indeed, The New Way’s 3rd volume was written from that centre. It is, properly speaking, the artist’s cosmology, or cosmology as the foundation for the new cultural expression in this Age of the Supermind. Uranus produced what we might call the new Science, while the ennead of Neptune unveiled the seed of a new Culture.

Rightfully speaking, what we are describing is simply the seeds or the nuclear breakthroughs which permit the evolution into the future of an unending display of creativity, be this in the field of the sciences or the arts. And finally, the special characteristic of the new consciousness now manifesting in the world through these channels begins to reveal certain distinctions: the dividing line between art and science is becoming tenuous and it is difficult to continue making the old separations. Art is science is cosmology and all the rest. That is, every area of human knowledge becomes infused with a new light by means of which the former barriers are brought down.

In my own experience I find it impossible to follow the old patterns, formulations, guidelines. A proof of this incapacity manifests in my books themselves. No one can catalogue them properly in libraries. In which section are they to be placed? Cosmology, science, astrology, philosophy, history, mysticism, art, architecture, archeoastronomy, occultism, yoga, numerology, mythology, political science, culture, new age this or that? The list is a long one and in this new knowledge there is material pertaining to every one of the above subjects – and SOMETHING ELSE.

It is this ‘something else’ that is the essential newness, the result of a newly-manifested light in the world, the truth-conscious Supermind. Its universal characteristic is a perception of unity and interconnectedness. When this faculty is really operating, its effect will be evident in whatever line of approach we take or discipline we pursue. There will always be this all-pervading connectedness, insofar as the act of perception arises in the truth-conscious experience. Whatever draws one’s attention will be thus seen as a universe of harmony, at the centre of which lies this single Sun-Core. Inasmuch as the act of seeing is centre-based, everything becomes infused with this one light radiating outward from the centre. The result is a difficulty to formulate or even categorise by respecting the old boundaries between one branch of knowledge and another. Clearly libraries in the new creation will have to be refashioned to accommodate this newness.

One can sense the dramatic change in our way of thinking and being which the above introduces. The crux of the experience lies precisely in this question of boundaries; and once again this draws our discussion to the planet Neptune and the significance of its spectacular unveiling in August of 1989, a year which drew the Neptunian ennead to a close with eyes the world over riveted on the extraordinarily beautiful images of what is presently the last planet in the System.


We approach the essence of the matter: These two decades now drawing to a close have unveiled the full extent of our solar system. In a word, what this signifies in the New Way is a recognition of our boundaries – but the ENHANCED kingdom of the Sun, augmented by the three outer planets which were discovered in each of the final three centuries of this millennium: Uranus in the 1700s, (and it is the 7th planet); Neptune in the 1800s (it is the 8th planet); and Pluto in the 1900s (the 9th planet). (See The Gnostic Circle, Chapter 12).

These sightings in harmony with the Gnostic Circle time-vision, and then further developed in the final three decades of the century (the 70s, the 80s, and the 90s), not only bring forth the deeper significance of the planets’ essence but their actual physical characteristics as well. The Gnostic Circle’s cosmology reveals the sense and purpose and interconnectedness in the happening, centred on the respective planet’s deeper truth as a part of this unique harmony; while science collaborates and through these space probes and the timings of the exploration, the physical is wed to the metaphysical, as it were. This, in my view, is the real function of cosmology, which, after all, means the reason (in the Greek sense, the governing principle in the universe) or wisdom operating in the cosmos. This is not merely function or physical operation; it is consciousness and purpose as well.

Finally, all this has culminated in the marvellous display of Neptune unveiled, just at the very time her own ennead was coming to an end. We must remember that in astrology Neptune is said to ‘rule’ Pisces, the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac. I call Neptune the higher octave of Venus, as stated; and since Venus is ‘exalted’ in Pisces (signifying the position of her most fulfilling expression), then the co-rulership of Neptune for Pisces is justified. Consequently, in viewing the images of Neptune which regaled the Earth in the last week of August, I could not fail to see a playback of The Magical Carousel and precisely the portion of the story that carries us into Pisces and the land of the higher Venusian expression of Neptune…


…Again the tornado whips around [the children] with mighty force, this time descending in an ultra-sonic plunge until a great splash is heard. And Val and Pom-pom find that the enormous gust of currents has charged into an apparently vast body of water, still spinning and thereby forming a radiant whirlpool. They are bounced hither and thither in the flow until suddenly they find themselves riding on the backs of two odd looking fishes, whirling in a circle in the magic whirlpool – but one going in one direction and the other in another, crossing each other’s path each time around.

Gloo gloo gloo gloo gloooooo

Gloo gloo gloo gloo gloooooooooooo



‘I can’t swiiiiiiiimmmmm…’

‘Swim! One of the Fishes shouts. ‘Ha! Ha! Ha! He says he can’t swiiiim. You’re in the cosmic sea! You’ve always been swimming in the cosmic seeeeaaaaa, only unawares.’

‘There’s no beginning and no end to this sea! You’ve always been in it. Gloo gloo gloo glooooooo!’

‘Pom-pom, these Fishes are mad! Maaaaaaaaaaad! Just hold tight, as best you caaaaaaaaaan…’

And round and round they whirl on the Fishes’ backs, a very joggily ride indeed, for the Fishes are springing along to the rhythm of a lively tune they whistle.

‘This is certainly a bouncey ride,’ Val yells to her Fish.

‘Bouncey, you say! Maybe, but have no fear. Even if you fall, where would you fall to? There’s not an end nor beginning you see, to this cosmic sea.’

Hippity-hop, bouncey-SPLASH!

‘Are we going to go on forever like this?’ Pom-pom asks his Fish, for he is getting rather dizzy.

The Fish responds:

‘Forever is never and never is forever,

and now is then and then is now,

and gone is coming and coming is gone,

and to be has been and been always was…

What was your question?’

‘Never mind.’

Gloo gloo gloo glooooooo

Really the whirlpool never seems to end. They go down and down in this sea that is no sea, of water that is not water. But at last the spin gets tighter and tighter, the Fishes are circling nearer to one another until finally, side by side, they announce:

‘It’s Piscesland and February 21st,

the beginning that starts an end

and the end that’s a beginning!’

And they send Val and Pom-pom off on a final spin through the rest of the spiral, and behold! at the end of the whirlpool they plop into a great blue-green bubble, suspended like a brilliant transparent star in the vast cosmic sea…’ (pp. 120-123)


As we read we are struck by the colour of this bubble-land of the Neptunian Pisces which the two children plunge into: it is sea blue-green, similar to the physical Neptune. But another happy coincidence in this work of continuous ‘coincidences’, is the way in which the editor of the New York Times chose to describe this most spectacular planetary viewing of the century in the newspaper’s 24 August 1989 issue…


‘At the edge of the solar system, in the twilight before the interstellar dark, floats a giant bubble of eggshell blue, girdled by delicate rings and a mottled pale pink moon. That’s the stunning vista now being transmitted by Voyager 2 as it enters the realm of the planet Neptune. Early tomorrow morning, 12 years and 5 days out from Earth…’ [Italics mine]


A ‘bubble’ indeed, at the edge of our planetary kingdom, or the ‘watery face of Neptune’, as the editor further on so rightly describes this splendour of transparent blueness. It took 12 years and 5 days for Voyager to reach the planet, we are informed. Similarly, the children in The Magical Carousel odyssey move through 12 signs until they reach the blue bubble, as if in the equation a year for a sign and thus through the full 360 degrees of the heavens that surround us. But there were five days more to Voyager’s odyssey, forcing us to recall that there are five days ‘out of the calendar’, according to ancient tradition the world over, the five days which bring our year to 365 days rather than a neat day for a degree of the 360. Voyager too adds those 5 days ‘out of the calendar’ to its count.

It must be recalled that Voyager 2 originally was meant to probe only Jupiter and Saturn. Similar to our odyssey in which the children are sent out to Saturn and then unexpectedly are brought to explore the full kingdom of the Sun and finally splash into the ‘watery faced bubble’ in the 12th and last stage of their voyage. And inside this cosmic wonder they gradually see all the zodiacal figures emerge from the sea of space and surround their suspended Bubble, each taking their place in the form of a ‘carousel’, so similar to the newly discovered rings of Neptune, and indeed all the outer planets.

I, for one, hold no other memory from childhood closer to my heart, till today tinged with a psychic sweetness, than that of the merry-go-round or the carousel, which gave us so much delight as children as we sat perched atop those utterly magical carved horses of such fine craftsmanship and invention. There is a distinct soul element in those memories, for indeed the Carousel is a cosmic design, thoroughly faithful to the symbol and the cosmic truth. We see this in the movements of the horses, as well as the entire Carousel itself, and we realise that the carousels of our youth provided us in every ride with the lived experience of the cosmic harmony, of the truth of the Earth’s being in space and in this planetary kingdom of the Sun.

The carousel horse, like the Earth in her 24-hour day, turns on its axis; at the same time, it moves up and down or tilts, making us recall the movement like a spinning top which the Earth makes in order to trace the precession of the equinoxes’ 25,920-year round; and then the horse/Earth moves around the carousel’s central axis, as the year of 365 days is marked. All the planetary harmonies are incorporated in the simple invention of the Carousel. And all of us, at one time or another, have experienced this simple, graceful truth of cosmic harmony. Like the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad of thousands of years ago, which described the cosmic truth in the symbol/figure of a Horse, so too the creator of our childhood carousel remained faithful to the symbol and gave us this magical mount whose essence is the universal expanse, ever in movement, ever tracing the lines of this exquisite Harmony.





Skambha  October of 1989


(to be continued)