Thursday, January 18, 2007

Auroville Today December 2006

Archive copies Auroville Experience Auroville Today The current issue December 2006
Over the 18 years of its existence, Auroville Today has covered many aspects of village life and Auroville's relationship with the villagers. But we have never focussed upon those who provide a much-valued service in many Aurovilians' homes – the household ‘ammas'. In the December issue of Auroville Today, we report on their lives, their aspirations, and how they view both their work and Auroville in general.
The issue further carries a report of an interaction of the new Secretary, Mr. M. Ramaswamy with Aurovilians. In the section Matrimandir there is an article describing the petal shields in the twelve meditation rooms around the Matrimandir. You'll also find a viewpoint on an appropriate Auroville economic model by Jean-Yves.
In an earlier issue of Auroville Today, October 2006, an article mentioned the inauguration of the statues of Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda in the Indian House of Parliament. “Was there any connection between these two spiritual giants?” asked a reader? “Yes there was,” answers Gilles Guigan, who describes Sri Aurobindo's experience of hearing Swami Vivekananda's voice in Alipore Jail in Kolkata. Suzie writes about her visit to Alipore Jail, and her experience meditating in the cell where Sri Aurobindo was imprisoned.
Is Auroville growing? Recent population statistics released by the Residents' Service indeed show that the population has increased to 1865 people – slow, but steady.
That Auroville's unit Deepam works with disabled village children is well-known. Lesser known it is that disabled children also are helped by Persian Sky, Auroville's healing horse. Read about how this in a catching article by Priya.
This issue also features inventor Mario, who has created so-called ‘Ambience harmonizers', a new home appliance that, by emitting charged sound-light, improves the atmosphere in one's living room. Further there is a report on the Auroville International meeting in Italy and the Formia experience; and a photo essay of Joanna, a woman from Poland who visited Auroville for a few months and whose articles and photographs featured in many of our last issues.
In the section ‘profiles' you will meet with Courage Residents who speak about the experience of building community. Then there is a reports on the play “Ophelia and O,” presented by the Auroville Theatre Group at the New Creation Dance Studio; and lastly, there is a report on the inauguration of Thamarai, on November12th, in a beautiful old Tamil house in Edaiyanchavadi village. Here follow a few of the articles. We wish you happy reading. Please subscribe if you want to read more, or ask for a free copy. Details are elsewhere on this web page.

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