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The Pliocene Period, the sprouting of the human branch

Article 33: During the Pliocene, large polar ice caps start to develop. Some apes come down from the trees and start to exist on the plains in Africa. Australopithecus afarensis, like Lucy, lives in East-Africa.

Captivating Rishikesh

Situated close to Haridwar, Rishikesh invites for an extended stay, writes Bhagawati.

Travelling in India B.S. (Before Sarod)

An extract from a diary by Chinmaya Dunster, dated 1979.

“Help my people there…”

Veena remembers an incident involving Arvind - and Osho!

You’re a Fountain of Love

The joy of singing and dancing in abundance that stays with us forever! Video of Music Group in Pune, 1979.

The Oligocene Period, horses, deer, camels, elephants, primates, cats and dogs

Article 31: On land, mammals begin to dominate in this period, except in Australia. They continue to grow larger and larger, in good harmony with the expansion of grasslands and prairies.

Consumer Craze for Assault Rifles

With soaring sales of military assault rifles for personal use, the gun debate is still sharply divided in the USA, writes Prem Geet.

Islamic Art and Culture in Iran

Part 3 of Mahendra's journey notes and photos in Iran.

The Rug

In the early nineties, Srajan set out to visit Almora, located in the foothills of the Himalaya.

Narendra with his Orange Tibetan Hat

Punya remembers working as a bus driver in Rajneeshpuram.

Things I Learned from the Water

The second article in a series of four on meditations about purification by fire, water, earth, and air by Prem Geet.

The Eocene Period, birds ruling a warm world

Article 30: In the Early Eocene, the Earth is a greenhouse world. Life is small and living in cramped jungles. There is nothing over the weight of 10 kilograms. At the top of the food chains are huge birds.

Light within Shadow

A personal reckoning of 13 years of commune life - by Priya Huffman

Osho’s Ideas in Poland

Satya Vedant attended and was one of the speakers during the recent International Medical Conference and Health Festival in Poland on April 16, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Inner Ecology: The Only Way to Building a Healthy Humanity

Full transcript of Satya Vedant's speech at the International Medical Conference and Health Festival in Poland on April 16, 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Airplane Game

When Madhuri quit the game...

The Paleocene Period, mammals growing bigger and occupying new niches

Article 29: The Early Paleocene sees the recovery of the Earth, after the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous. During this period mammals grow bigger and occupy a wider variety of ecological niches.

Road Signs Warn Pedestrians Not To Use Smartphones

Swedish artists design and erect signs in Stockholm to stop people endangering themselves and others, reports Chris Graham in The Telegraph, UK, on May 27, 2016.

Anxiety

An insight by Jivan

Smartphones: Are you a User or an Addict?

Some thoughts about the 'escape from reality', illusions and health risks provided by the use of smartphones.

The NoPhone

A satirical security blanket that phone addicts are really taking seriously. Jessica Leber reports on fastcoexist.com.

The Cretaceous Period, the first days for flowers and the last days for the dinosaurs

Article 28: A most important event in the Cretaceous, at least for terrestrial life, is the first appearance of flowering plants. At the end of the period, volcanic eruptions are poisoning the atmosphere and an asteroid hits the Earth.

River Rafting on the John Day

… which was then known as Radha River, writes Srajan.

Things I Learned from the Fire

The first article in a series of four on meditations about purification by fire, water, earth, and air by Prem Geet.

The Jurassic Period, a festival for the dinosaurs and for the first birds flying in the skies

Article 27: During the Jurassic Period, the supercontinent Pangea splits apart. The period is a golden age for the large herbivorous dinosaurs. The Jurassic also sees the first birds, including Archaeopteryx.

Tantra: A Tale of Seekers and Sexploitation

The history of a spiritual movement that continually needs to remake itself - by Subhuti

Tantra: Breaking Rules, Setting Boundaries

Temptation and seduction: ­the struggle to keep within the rules as a Tantra instructor. Excerpted from Margot’s upcoming book ‘Sex, Love and Awakening’.

The Triassic Period, new life in-between two major extinctions

Article 26: During the Triassic, the survivors of the Permian extinction spread and recolonize. Coelophysis is an early dinosaur. Near the end of the period, the first mammals evolve.

Stillpower

Prem Geet explores stillpower vs. willpower

The Permian Period, supercontinent Pangea and Earth’s largest mass extinction

Article 25: By the beginning of the Permian, many of the continents of today meet in supercontinent Pangea. The end of the Permian is the largest mass extinction recorded in the history of life on Earth.

Light was Matter and Matter was Light

Karunesh writes about an experience that occurred in Pune, 1978.

Satori and Clowning

Punya interviews Mouji and Ganga about their workshop.

The Carboniferous Period, the building of coal beds and the invention of the egg

Article 24: The Carboniferous Period answers the question "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" definitely. This period is famous for its vast swamp forests, the primary source of the carbon for the coal beds we are burning

Row, Row Your Boat

Srajan reflects on nursery rhymes in general and one in particular...

The Devonian Period, the age of the fish

Article 23: The Devonian is notable for the rapid diversification in fish. Near the end of this period, a mass extinction event occurs, considered to be the second of the 'big five' mass extinction events of Earth’s history.

Ancient Sites in Iran

Mahendra continues his journey in Iran, this time not as a hiker but as an art lover.

The Silurian Period, the first vascular plants

Article 22: The Silurian sees the healing of the Earth. The warm, stable climate provides for one of the most significant developments: the arrival of the first plants to colonize the land.

By Train from Beijing to Lhasa

A photo-video by Pankaja from her journey by train with two friends from the Chinese capital to Lhasa in Tibet.

The Fez Experience

Srajan writes about the Sacred Music Festival of Fez, Morocco, that takes place every year in May. He had traveled, in 1997, together with Pravina and, as a surprise, met Sadhana and Siddho there as well.

Visiting the Motherland

Bhagawati writes: At times India hauntingly calls to come again and stay for a while...

Satori Process combined with Creative Expression

Ganga talks to Punya about her passion.

The Ordovician Period, the beginning of the colonization of the land

Article 21: Perhaps the most groundbreaking occurrence of the Ordovician is the colonization of the land. The end of the Ordovician is a ‘Snowball Earth’ period, the first mass extinction in the history of our planet.

From Meher Baba to Osho with Love

Purushottama's writes about his taking sannyas in his book 'From Lemurs to Lamas: Confessions of a Bodhisattva'

I Expect More From You

Ageh Bharti remembers a particular incident that happened between Osho and him.

NFL 2016 Super Bowl 50 Halftime: The Chakra War

Super Bowl 50 is an American football game to determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL).

The Cambrian Period, springtime in the history of life on our planet

Article 20: The Cambrian is the springtime for life on our planet. It is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil record.

The Proterozoic Period, cradle of early life

Article 19: Many of the most exciting events during the history of the Earth and of life occur during the Proterozoic. Stable continents first appear as well as the first living organisms.

In Praise of Poetry

Priya Huffman's thoughts on a not-much-talked-about subject.

Surrender – the Disappearing Act

Leela relates how surrender can happen in many ways.