The New Spirituality, G. van Vrekhem
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When Georges van Vreckhem passed away on 31st August, 2012, he left behind a number of unpublished essays. Some of these were based on his talks in Auroville at the end of 2011, when he had started a second series of lectures on a wide variety of topics related to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Cyclone Thane, which hit Auroville at December 30, 2011, disrupted these talks; they were delayed again in the second quarter of 2012, due to health problems. Georges planned to restart the lectures in September 2012 but his passing away decided differently.
The essays deal with topics on the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, such as The Aurobindonian Revolution; Sri Aurobindo and the Future of Humanity; True Philosophy; Matter; The Closing of the Western Mind; The Fall; The Integration of the Four Varnas and the New Dharma; Overman: the Transitional Being; The Metamorphosis of an Avatar; Aswapati and Sri Aurobindo; and Occultism.
Also included are several articles that have been published in various magazines, such as Auroville Today, Mother India and The Advent, and in the book The Journeying Years by Dianna Bowler.
The book further contains two articles on World War II – Lest We Forget and Churchill’s Mission – which reveal fairly unknown aspects of the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It has three articles on Auroville and two In Memoriams (Satprem and Amil Kiran). It concludes with some autobiographical texts, such as on Georges’ meeting with The Mother.
This book has been published in honour of Georges and in recognition of his immense work in helping to understand the life and work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.