The New Alchemy: To Turn You On

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Containing talks from two early meditation camps, this volume features Osho speaking on the theosophist, Mabel Collins. He speaks of the intensity and totality needed by meditators, the relationship between sex and death, the role of the master, and pain caused by active meditations. He also answers basic questions such as, Why meditate? Why seek? What is the difference between mind and consciousness... between surrender and blind faith? How can I be wholehearted in meditation? He answers many specific questions about his different techniques. The appendix, Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on the Path, presents Osho's reasons for cathartic techniques.
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From the introduction:
"The discourses contained in this volume were given in early 1973 at two meditation camps conducted by Bhagwan Shree, the first at Anand Shila and the second at Mt. Abu. (...) The first series, which comprises the major portion of the book, is based on Light on the Path, a theosophical work that was transmitted to mankind through the vehicle of Mabel Collins. (..)
The meditation techniques that Bhagwan Shree led after each discourse (which are discussed extensively in the appendix, which contains the second, though earlier, series of talks) were a push in the direction of the path."
The preface and chapters 1 - 17 were recorded in the Bikaner Palace Hotel, Mt Abu, April 6 - 14, 1973. There, they were on each day the second, English part of the discourse. (The earlier Hindi parts were published as Sadhana-Sutra (साधना-सूत्र), which has later been translated to English as The Voice of Silence.) All events except the first evening ended with a meditation guided by Osho: in the mornings dynamic, and in the evenings tratak.
From comparing the text of this book with The Voice of Silence, it is clear that Osho's Hindi and English parts had the same subject and often the same structure, but they differ in many details.
The 17 chapters of the Appendix were in fact recorded earlier, at Anand Shila Meditation Camp near Bombay, Feb 9 - 17, 1973. There, they were on each day the second, English part of the discourse. (The earlier Hindi parts were published as Samadhi Ke Sapt Dwar (समाधि के सप्त द्वार), not translated to English yet.) All events except the first evening ended with a meditation guided by Osho: in the mornings dynamic, and in the evenings tratak.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
Feb 9, 1973 to Apr 14, 1973 : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
36, consisting of:
  • Introduction by Ma Satya Bharti (not included in the number of chapters).
  • A five-page preface, which is a talk from Osho at the start of the Mt Abu meditation camp. (Its text is not part of the CD-ROM, but it is actually named lecture #1 on the audio-tapes and mp3s of this series.)
  • 17 main chapters. Of these, chapter 6 and 7 are actually one lecture, as heard on the audio, where it is called "#7".
  • A 15-page chapter: "A Period of Silence - A History of the Anand Shila Meditation Camp" by Ma Satya Bharti, describing her personal experiences during the camp.
  • The "Appendix - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on the path", consisting of 17 chapters.
(see table of contents)


editions

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The New Alchemy: To Turn You On

Talks on Mabel Collins' Light on the Path

Year of publication : 1978
Publisher : Rajneesh Foundation
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 0-88050-098-0 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 280
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : First edition March 1978, 5,000 copies. © copyright 1978 Rajneesh Foundation.
Size : 222 x 147 x 28 mm
Author as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Published by Ma Yoga Laxmi
Editor: Ma Satya Bharti
Design: Sw Anand Yatri; Ma Prem Tushita
Photography: Sw Krishna Bharti
Printed by B.B. Nadkarni at New Thacker's Fine Art Press Pvt. Ltd., Mahalaxmi, Bombay 400 011
We gratefully acknowledge the use of excerpts from Light On the Path, M.C. Theosophical University Press, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., 1960. Chapters 1 - 17 are based on excerpts from this text.
Introduction: Ma Satya Bharti
  • Cover back & spine & front.

  • Cloth cover.

  • Endpaper-front.

  • Pages II - III.

  • Pages IV - V, Table of contents.

  • Pages VI - VII.

  • Pages VIII - IX, Introduction.

  • Pages X - XI.

  • Pages XVI - 1.

  • Pages 10 - 11.

  • Pages 14 - 15.

  • Pages 30 - 31.

  • Pages 156 - 157.

  • Pages 158 - 159, A Period of Silence.

  • Pages 160 - 161.

  • Pages 162 - 163.

  • Pages 164 - 165.

  • Pages 166 - 167.

  • Pages 168 - 169.

  • Pages 170 - 171.

  • Pages 172 - 173.

  • Pages 174 - 175.

  • Pages 176 - 177.

  • Pages 282 - 283.

  • Endpaper-back.

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    The New Alchemy: To Turn You On

    Innermost Secrets of Consciousness

    Year of publication : 2009
    Publisher : Osho Media International
    Edition no. :
    ISBN 8172612354 (click ISBN to buy online)
    Number of pages : 224
    Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
    Edition notes :

    table of contents

    edition 1978
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    Preface Preface 6 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 36min audio
    1 Surrendering to What Is 7 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 50min audio
    2 The Sense of Separateness 7 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 35min audio
    3 The Desire for Sensation 8 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 49min audio
    4 Desiring the Unattainable 8 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 29min audio
    5 The Power That Shall Make You Nothing 9 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    2h 2min audio
    6 Seeking the Way 9 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 50min audio
    7 Fragments with No Coherence 9 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 50min audio
    8 The Silence That Follows the Storm 10 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 38min audio
    9 Thou Has Reaped 10 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 14min audio
    10 Obeying the Warrior Within 11 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 38min audio
    11 The Song of Life 11 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 29min audio
    12 The Lesson of Harmony 12 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 48min audio
    13 Penetrating the Hearts of Men 12 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 26min audio
    14 To Loosen the Bonds of Personality 13 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 31min audio
    15 The Path Is Found 13 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 28min audio
    16 The Final Secret 14 Apr 1973 am Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 45min audio
    17 The Voice That Is Soundless 14 Apr 1973 pm Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
    Mount Abu, meditation camp
    1h 13min audio
    18 A Period of Silence -
    A History of the Anand Shila Meditation Camp
    by Ma Satya Bharti
    Appendix 01 Appendix 1 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 9 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 23min audio
    Appendix 02 Appendix 2 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 10 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 20min audio
    Appendix 03 Appendix 3 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 10 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 54min audio
    Appendix 04 Appendix 4 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 11 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 26min audio
    Appendix 05 Appendix 5 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 11 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 40min audio
    Appendix 06 Appendix 6 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 12 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 37min audio
    Appendix 07 Appendix 7 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 12 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 30min audio
    Appendix 08 Appendix 8 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 13 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 29min audio
    Appendix 09 Appendix 9 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 13 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 49min audio
    Appendix 10 Appendix 10 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 14 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 55min audio
    Appendix 11 Appendix 11 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 14 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 36min audio
    Appendix 12 Appendix 12 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 15 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 51min audio
    Appendix 13 Appendix 13 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 15 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 31min audio
    Appendix 14 Appendix 14 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 16 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 37min audio
    Appendix 15 Appendix 15 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 16 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 36min audio
    Appendix 16 Appendix 16 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 17 Feb 1973 am Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 36min audio
    Appendix 17 Appendix 17 - Catharsis and Meditation: Steps on The Path 17 Feb 1973 pm Anand Shila, Bombay, meditation camp 1h 28min audio