Recorded by Satprem, a disciple of the Mother, in the course of numerous personal conversations with her, Mother's Agenda is the complete logbook of her exploration in the cellular consciousness of the human body. It covers 23 years of experiences which parallel some of the most recent theories of modern physics, and are perhaps the key to man's passage to the next species.
This 6,OOO-page work in 13 volumes represents the day-to-day account over 22 years(1951-1973 ) of Mother's exploration into the body consciousness and her discovery of a "cellular mind", capable of restructuring the nature of the body and the laws of the species as drastically as, one day, the first stammerings of a "thinking mind" transformed the nature of the ape. It is a timely document of experimental evolution, involving a revolution in consciousness that alters the laws of the species. Whatever the appearances, we are not at the end of a civilisation but at the end of an evolutionary cycle. Are we going to find the passage to the next species, or perish? As scrupulously as a scientist in his laboratory, Mother goes back to the origin of matter's formation, to the primordial code, and there, 'by chance', stumbles upon the mechanism of death - upon the very power that changes death - and upon a 'new' Energy which curiously parallels the most recent theories on the subatomic nature of Matter. The key to Matter contains the key to death ... as well as the key to the next species.
This time Mother has found the "passage," what she calls the "new consciousness," that which will open a new world to us, much as an amphibian created a new air by shattering for the first time the surface of the waters: "I don't know what is happening; it's a state of intense vibration, like lightning-fast waves, so fast that they seem motionless. And I go to America, I go to Europe... Never has this body been so happy; these cells, other cells - there was life everywhere, consciousness everywhere; all the other bodies were itself!" At the same time, all our physiological aches and pains vanish: "There is as if a dilation of the cells; limits dwindle, fade, then pains go away physically." And this is not "another world," it is the earth, our earth, but experienced in a different way: "It's as if we had entered an unreal falsehood, and everything vanishes the moment we get out of it; it doesn't exist! And all the artificial means of getting out, including nirvana, are worthless. SALVATION IS PHYSICAL! It is here, it is here. Everything else, including death, truly becomes a lie - there is no disappearance, no 'life and death'!..." And while she breaks through the walls of our glass bowl, the whole world is in revolt, including the people around her, as if under the pressure of a new air: "A huge number of desires that it [Mother's body] die, everywhere, they are everywhere! ... The whole gamut, from the worries in people around me, the longings for a quick end, to the restless desires: free at last! ... I would like not to be put in a box; the cells are conscious... What is going to happen? I don't know. This defies every habit." A new species very much defies the world's old habit. Will the world accept her, or will it ultimately remove her?
The Mother born in Paris on February 21, 1878, in a very materialistic, well-to-do family, she completed a thorough education in music, painting and higher mathematics. A student of the French painter Gustave Moreau, she knew well the great Impressionist artists of the time. She later became acquainted with Max Théon, an enigmatic character with extraordinary occult powers who, for the first time, gave her a rational explanation of the spontaneous experiences she had had since her childhood. He taught her occultism during two long visits to his estate in Algeria. In 1914, she visited the French colonial city of Pondicherry in India, where she met Sri Aurobindo, who had sought refuge there from the British. She returned permanently to Pondicherry in 1920 via Japan and China. When Sri Aurobindo withdrew to his room in 1926 to work out a new power of evolution in matter, she organized and developed his Ashram, and tried in vain to awaken the disciples to a new consciousness. In 1958, after Sri Aurobindo's departure, she in turn withdrew to her room to grapple with the Problem -- the change in the cells' consciousness: the great Opening. From 1958 to 1973, she slowly uncovered the Great Passage to the next species and a new mode of life in matter, and narrated her extraordinary exploration to Satprem. This is the Agenda.