…left his body on 16th December 2012 in Madrid, Spain, aged 66.
Premesh (aka Alan Bassett) was born in Key West, Florida in 1946. He was only recently diagnosed with cancer and his sudden and quick departure has taken everybody by surprise.
Meerananda writes: “My dear lover, my beautiful partner and my best friend Premesh said to me a few days before his death, ‘Don’t worry, my love, we are on top of the mountain and death doesn’t exist. The only thing which is important is love and meditation.’ And the day he left his body he said, ‘Death and Bliss.’ He was conscious, in peace and with a smile on his face. His love is forever in my heart and I share it with all of you.”
Premesh took sannyas in Pune in 1981 and worked on the Meera Crew in Rajneeshpuram. In 1987 he returned to Pune where he stayed for ten years. Many will remember him as a Mystery School black-robe and giving Tarot readings at Prem’s. After Osho left his body he moved back to the USA and joined the Osho Academy in Sedona. He later ran transpersonal therapy and meditation workshops in Europe, India, Brazil, and US. He stayed for longer periods in Cologne, connected to the Uta Centre and giving ‘Osho Mystic Tarot’ sessions at the small disco. He also visited Switzerland where he gave sessions at the Theatre Spectacle in Zurich.
In recent years he has made himself a name as an author of esoteric science fiction thrillers which were inspired by his years in India, Osho’s meditations, his travels through India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. He lived in the mountains of Spain with his lover Meerananda.
Osho News has recently written a review about his trilogy of esoteric science fiction thrillers: The Ashoka Chronicles
Oh my friend, now you’re gone, flown away, left the ill body behind. I always remember our looong hours of writing, reflecting, talking and drinking bottles of Kingfisher in Prem’s garden restaurant, way back in 1987, Osho Mystery School, Pune. Later you came to visit us in our Osho Center in Zurich; we sat at the lake side and many people benefitted from your wonderful Tarot card readings. You loved to hike in the Swiss mountains… Just a month ago you told me about our ‘old’ friend Anurodh who left this plane – the two of you may be meeting now. And yes, your books have arrived at my beloved’s house. I’ll enjoy reading them and feeling your sense of humour, your free spirit, your love. You have enriched my life with your beautiful presence. I see you travel lightly into a new adventure, namaste, dear one ♥
Dear Premesh, just heard the news that you have gone beyond. I remember you so well though I haven’t seen you for many years. You are such a beauty, funny, wise. A complete individual and a great friend. I wish you well wherever you are. All love.
Your friend Adarsha
Premesh, beloved friend – we only connected late in our lives and only for such a short time. Yet I felt I knew you since forever; you so much touched my heart with your laughter and joy! Although I knew your body was ill I felt certain you would jump that hurdle too. Fly high… until we meet again… With love always,
Dear beloved Premesh, we first met at Osho Leela 1 in England when you came to lead the Self Love group. What a group! Went soooo deep, with your wise and loving support and guidance. Now you have taken off and left this world. I am sure you are exploring and enjoying where ever you. Fare well and much love,
Beloved Premesh, I am stunned, shocked and all those things which happen when this news comes so suddenly. I have wonderful memories of our times in Seattle and Pune. Was looking forward to meeting again in Europe. Much love and appreciation for you. Love,
Beloved Premesh, I very much enjoyed hanging out with you, talking to you. We had hoped that we could meet again some time in Europe. Now it has to be another life, another time. If what Osho says is true that we are all reborn, then some parents somewhere will be very delighted to get such a sweet Premesh-baby! Much love,
Utterly utterly shocked to hear of your passing. I remember you with so much love from our time together in The Mystic Ring. Now I’ve no excuse not to read your novels! Travel well brother,
Beloved Premesh, I hope lightbeings can read Facebook… Well, you surely are able to read our hearts from where you are now. I celebrate your life, dear mystic brother. Thank you for being a friend and fellow explorer. Songs of bliss and love to you….
Beloved Friend, I find my heart heavy with grief upon hearing the news of your passing. I have loved you like the brother I never had since we met in the Pune Mystery School. My only regret is we haven’t spoken or hugged or looked into each other’s eyes for a long time. Your friendship has been total – why should it end now? You will be missed… and you are a big wake up call for me not to waste anymore time! Thank you for modeling what it means to be a loving man.
Beloved Premesh, out of words, hearing of your passing, so suddenly. Good memories of you, your smile, your open face, a willing and connecting heart… Memories of connecting in Pune and later on FB. Fly on beloved…
… so totally unexpected … I still feel you present somehow … sadness is there … you are going before us … I wonder why … so much Love to you … thank you for your Being with us …
We were in Poona 1 same time … was always nice to share with you … and we all go, one after the other … that’s life and we are all really lucky to be on this path. With Love,
Thank you Premesh, you touched my heart, you made it work, you taught me what ‘to be connected with the source’ was and … you trusted me. It was a privilege to share with you a small ‘peace’ of this journey, eternally grateful. Gracias Premesh, por tocar mi corazón, enseñarme lo que es estar conectado con la fuente y confiar en mi. Es un privielgio haber compartido contigo un trocito de este viaje, Gracias.
Memories from a long time ago but still vibrant and resonating in my heart: You were the Tarot magician for me and many others, teaching the secrets of card-laying so elegantly and humorously. You were, and still are, a very trustworthy man just by the way you are. We shared great parties together and what’s even more important, you always had a kind of open secret hanging around you which made you a person with a charisma. Now, my beloved friend, your time has come to travel further. Thank you for being part of my life. The next step is completely yours. Our connection is one of love and celebration.
I am Alan’s (Premesh to you) first wife, Sarah Yaun Bassett. I gave birth to our two sons, Christopher Alan and Robert Sherrod Bassett. Alan was a good man with a good heart. He was kind and gentle as a father to our sons, while I was dictatorial and stern. I thought at the time someone had to be tough or our kids would not get a balanced view.
The Master I serve is not Osho or Buddha. I serve Jesus Christ, the living Messiah, who will return to earth one day. At that time every knee will bow to Him and Him alone. I am sold on Jesus Christ and His gift to all of us, His death on the cross and His blood for the remission of sins, our sins. Jesus came to earth to die for our sins. Yes, man is sinful in every way. God said, “The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all, who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Jesus also said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him might be saved and have eternal life.” John 3:16
You have heard the truth and read it here, now it is your responsibility to act on it and believe it or not. No one can come to God unless drawn through Jesus Christ.
My prayer for you is you who read this if you have a heart to hear will hear and act on the truth given to you.
Father God touch hearts at this site to understand these words and You, the true and living God of all gods. Help them to understand there is One who came upon this earth, You sent to save man from sin and death, Jesus Christ. He is more than a prophet, He is God in the flesh, He is the living word, and He is Savior of the world. Amen