Mother's Chronicles

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Volume 1: Mirra
Mother's background, from her maternal grandmother, parents and brother to her birth and childhood, mostly narrated in her own words, including her many extraordinary experiences. This book brings the reader up to the time of her marriage, when she was nineteen.

Volume 2: Mirra the Artist
Beginning with Mirra's marriage when she was nineteen, this book describes her life among the artists at the turn of the century, a crucial transitional period for Europe as well as India. It also tells us Mirra's experiences with illnesses, religions etc., all of which fuel her thirst to know, but leave her at an impasse.

Volume 3: Mirra the Occultist
In the first decade of the century, with the help of Max Théon and his remarkably clairvoyant wife, Mirra plunges deep into occultism – an exploration that leads her through many worlds, through the earth's past and future, meeting with breathtaking adventures and strange powers on her way.

Volume 4: Mirra – Sri Aurobindo
After having thoroughly explored the world of occult knowledge and seen the limitations of that dangerous world, Mirra now sets out on a voyage to the East. What lies at the end? Or rather ‘who’? Sri Aurobindo. This book glances at the backdrop – India of the ancient times – where Sri Aurobindo was born, and traces his growth in England, where he could see the limitations of modern times.

Volume 5: Mirra Meets the Revolutionary
This books looks at Indian history from the time of Sri Aurobindo's return from England until he left it all behind. How he revolutionized Indian politics from the mendicant policty of the Congress by straight away demanding Independence. The British government came to fear this champion of Nationalism as their ‘most dangerous’ adversary. Through it all, something else was growing within him.

Volume 6: Mirra in South India
This book starts with Mother's meeting with Sri Aurobindo in 1914 at Pondicherry. It is his story that we are told: how Sri Aurobindo reached Pondicherry clandestinely and lived there as a refugee, moving from house to house in sheer poverty, evading British spies and the constant threat of deportation. But also how he went deeper into his tapasya, “not of an ascetic kind but of a brand of my own” – a systematic exploration which sought to build the foundations for a new life on this earth.

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