September 16, 2009

Savitri Era Learning Forum adopts a religious devotee approach

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Aurobindonian: Orthodox Aurobindonian - Sri Aurobindo and the Mother Mother
Blogs from within the Integral Yoga community
There don't seem to that many Aurobindonian bloggers around. A few are listed here.

Mirror of Tomorrow - blog by long time Aurobindo ashramite RY Deshpande, with discussion.

Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother - useful blog with lots of original quotations, discusses the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Savitri Era Learning Forum - Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother. - Family of blogs by Tusar N Mohapatra. I won't give all of them, there are too many, but if you go to the first one, Savitri Era Learning Forum (or SELF for short), which was started in 2005, you can follow the links to the others. Posts a huge amount of material, often totally unsorted, of anything that appears on the Web that is in any way related to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, usually with editrorial comment in the headings only. Adopts a religious devotee approach.

Barindranath Chaki's Blog - prolific blogger, essays on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, very much devotional / inspirational. See also All choice, Barin Chaki - blogspot. Also there is Aspiration - community forum started by Barin, unlike most generic New Age/Spiritual forums it has a strong Aurobindoanian emphasis, at least when I last checked (in this Barin is more successful that I was; I found it very difficult to get much interest in Integral Transformation happening when I was running the Esotericism and Spirituality forum)

Science, Culture and Integral Yoga (SCIY) - Aurobindonian multi-authored blog and webzine based on the coming together of the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and intellectual/postmodernist social commentary in approach. Founded by Rich Carlson, it is one of the few examples of Aurobindonians engaging with secular modernity, although some would say it is too secular. Totally unlike all the other (devotional or religious) blogs listed here. Yet I cannot but feel that in losing the religion, the fire of intensity is lost as well in thr blandness of modernity. The ideal then (which I haven't seen much of in SCIY) is to combine the best of both, while avoiding the limitations of each. [Essays: Integral Ideology, important essay by Rich Carlson, showing how religious, neo-liberal, and neo-conservative ideology have infiltrated Integral philosophy]

Mirapuri - Mirapuri and Miravillage were founded on 15th August 1978 by the musician, cyberartist and futurist Michel Montecrossa on commission of The Mother.

├ćon Group - A Corporation for Spiritual Renaissance - An international organization devoted to the promotion and distribution of the yogic works of the seer/cosmologist, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet - independent cosmology inspired by the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, who claims to be the avataric successor (yes, inflation) The associated Quantum Yoga / Supramental Cosmology website is by PNB student Lori Tompkins

Commentary by non-devotees
Why Sri Aurobindo Is Cool From What is Enlightenment? Com -" A freewheeling tour through the fascinating life and work of one of the twentieth century's greatest evolutionary pioneers. by Craig Hamilton." (a disciple of Andrew Cohen) Complete online essay. This is a good introduction for people inspired by the vital rather than the mental, who don't know anything about Sri Aurobindo or the Mother but would be receptive to or uninterested in these ideas

Haridas Chaudhuri
California Institute of Integral Studies - founded by Haridas Chaudhuri, a student of Sri Aurobindo, the CIIS avoids the reliance on the teachings of a single individual that characterises the Integral University and other Wilberian orthodoxy. Basically, then, New Paradigm / Alternative / Transpersonal (Stan Grof) / Left-leaning / Aurobindonian

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