A collection of articles, messages, letters, and conversations on the subject of education. Contents: Essays and conversations outlining an educational discipline aimed at developing all the principal faculties of the individual. Correspondence and conversations explaining various aspects of the teaching method known as 'free progress system' which is followed at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, India. Articles dealing with the fundamentals of physical education, with the disciplines and attitudes helpful to developing a strong, healthy and conscious body. Three dramas, written for the annual dramatic performance of the International Centre of Education.
About the Author:
Born in Paris in 1878, the Mother studied painting at an art studio and became an accomplished artist. Primarily interested in inner development, she was associated with several groups of spiritual seekers in France.
In 1914 she journeyed to India to meet the Indian mystic Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry and settled there permanently in 1920. For nearly fifty years, she was the head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, from its founding in 1926 until her passing in 1973. She also established a school, the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, in 1952, and an international township, Auroville, in 1968.