Time & Imperishability
by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet


Time and Imperishability coverSummary: This book is a collection of essays in which the author discusses the serious error of the Buddhist tradition which equates the word Maya – which actually means Measure – with the word Illusion. Ms. Norelli-Bachelet's supramental and integral cosmology directly addresses the question of Time and Measure, and re-introduces lost Vedic knowledge of "the Divine Maya". The reader is led to view and consider profound truths of Reality by which the Being and Becoming, the Unmanifest and the Manifest, the Static and the Dynamic are equally Divine. In these essays Time is understood as the vehicle, the medium for the Absolute or Supreme consciousness to BE and to BECOME. Ms. Norelli-Bachelet conveys an intimate knowledge of this principle which integrates the Spiritual and Physical dimensions and grants the individual an irreversible vision of unity.

The Capricorn Hieroglyph on the map of India: '. . . it is known to all students of astrology that tradition states India is ruled by Capricorn. Thus it should not be surprising to find that the sign's hieroglyph exactly coincides with the nation's geographical delineation. Yet the perceptive observer will be immediately confronted with questions . . . that demand to be answered, such as: when did this hieroglyph come into being? and where? If it is as ancient as we know, then how could the geography of India have been known at a time when apparently no means existed to allow for its geophysical observation? . . . we are faced with the fact that the two do coincide, and the correspondence is undeniable.' pp. 186-187

Paperback, diagrams, 210 pp., 1997; ISBN: 0-945747-90-X - $18.00



'. . . for Time is that mysterious condition of universal mind which alone makes the ordering
of the universe in Space possible.' – Sri Aurobindo, The Upanishads

Introduction: '. . . the measure [of the year] in vogue today [in India] is not Vedic. It is the measure of the degeneration that took hold of the spiritual realisation when the Vedic Fullness became undermined through perceptions of voids and nothingness and illusion. These are now the encumbrances that must be shed before the nation can be made sound and whole again.'

Part I – Transcendence and the Immanence of the One: 'Time's function in the material universe is to draw the compact, involved elements held in the Seed to fruition. Time is thus the motor of Consciousness. It draws out and into extension that which arose at the Origin, at the moment of passage of the Unmanifest to the Manifest. This passage is the bridge connecting statics to dynamics. Time is movement, or rather it gives forth a body of itself in the cosmic principle of perpetual motion, or dynamic consciousness . . . Time is the propeller and stands in the inner recesses of material creation and urges, propels it onward to completion, to fulfilment of its inherent purpose . . . .' p. 16

Twastri's Bowl from PNB's Time and ImperishabilityPart III - Twashtri's Bowl: 'And this bowl of Twashtri new and perfected you made again into four . . . .' Rig Veda

'Twastri or Vishwakarma, the Vedic divine architect, fashioned a bowl, it is said. What is the meaning of this act – in the context of the Rig Veda and its relevance for us today, on this planet, and particularly in India? In the previous article a connection was established between the zodiac and the Rig Veda by means of their common focal point, the measure of our year. . . . For the ancient rishis the year was not something elusive and insubstantial. It was, as it were, a vessel or a womb upholding and gestating different aspects of creation.' pp. 175-176

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