Preface Book One “The Book of Beginnings” Summary of Book One Canto I “The Symbol Dawn” Opening Remarks The beginning of Creation pp. 1-2 Awakening to the Light pp. 2-3 The Descent of Light pp. 3-4 Fading of the Light pp. 5-6 Movement 1 Closing Remarks Movement 2 Opening Remarks Advent of the Divine Mother and the Earth’s response pp. 6-7 Savitri confronting the stroke of Destiny pp. 8-9 The Transition between Sleep and Waking p. 9 The Divine sacrifice in Matter pp. 9-10 Movement 2 Closing Remarks Book One Canto I Summary Canto II “The Issue” Opening Remarks The Edge of Time pp. 11-12 The law of Karma and the scroll of destiny p. 12 A Cosmic Battle pp. 12-13 The Strength of Stillness pp. 13-14 The Alchemist Energy of Love pp. 14-16 A Quick Review of Savitri’s Life and Work pp. 16-17 The Enigma of Human Life pp. 17-18 The Limitless Flame pp. 18-19 The Strength Within pp. 19-20 The Godhead, Hidden Behind the Machinery of Nature pp. 20-21 The Triumph of Fire p. 21 Closing Remarks for Book One Canto II Book One Canto II Summary Canto III “The Yoga of the King: The yoga of the Soul’s Release” Opening Remarks The Divine Representative upon Earth pp 22-23 The Flame of God or the Psychic Being p 23 Growth into the integral Godhead pp 23-24 Human life – a preparation p 24 Birth of a Seer pp 24-25 Vastness and Light pp 25-26 Awakening of Latent Powers pp 26-27 Contact with the Kingdom of the Gods pp 27-28 The Higher Worlds pp 28-30 Expansion of Consciousness pp 30-31 The Great Ascension of the Soul p 31 The One and the Many pp 31-32 An Inner Shift p 32 The Witness Self and Mastery over Nature pp 32-34 The Course of Progress in Yoga: the Rise and the Fall pp 34-35 Even the Great Must Rise and Fall pp 35-36 A Settlement in the Immutable pp 36-37 Workings of the Divine Shakti on the Fields of Human Nature pp 37-38 The Divine Downpour pp 38-39 Growth into Intuition p 39 Aswapati’s Ascension into the Wideness of Truth-Light pp 39-41 The Gifts of Intuition pp 41-42 A New Vision and a First Change pp 42-44 The Soul’s Release from Ignorance pp 44-45 Book One Canto III Summary Canto IV “The Secret Knowledge” Opening Remarks The Lost Immensities pp 46-47 The Chosen Human Vessel pp 47-48 Signals of Eternity pp 48-49 The Ignorant Mind’s View pp 49-50 The Yoga of the Earth pp 50-52 The Ignorant Vision of Man pp 52-53 The Immortal Gods pp 53-55 The Divine Promise of a Luminous Future p 55 Ignorance and Knowledge pp 55-57 The Realm of the Gods pp 57-58 The Great Promise and the Hope pp 58-59 The Divine Shakti Hidden behind Nature pp 59-60 The One Who Has Become the Many pp 60-61 The Two Who are One p 61 The Play of Purusha and Prakriti, Soul and Nature (1-2) pp 61-63 The Play of Purusha and Prakriti, Soul and Nature (3) pp 63-65 The Play of Purusha and Prakriti, Soul and Nature (4) pp 65-66 The Master of Existence Dwells Within Us pp. 66-67 Our Present State pp. 68 The Journey of Life pp. 68-69 The Sailor on the Flow of Time pp. 69-71 The Soul’s Journey and the Great Purpose Hidden in Creation pp. 71-73 Book One Canto IV Summary Canto V “The Yoga of the King: The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness” Opening Remarks Splendours of the Spirit, p. 74 The Law of Truth pp. 74-76 A New Possibility for the Earth pp. 76-77 An Unfinished Creation pp. 77-78 The Flame Burning in Silence and Solitude pp. 78-80 Towards the New and the Unknown p. 80 The Great Descent pp. 80-81 Emergence of the Superman pp 81-82 Towards the Illimitable pp 82-83 The Occult Forces behind Creation, pp 83-84 The Occult Workings of Nature, p 84 A Mediator Divinity, pp. 84-85 The Overmind Maya, pp 85-87 The Divine Maya, pp. 87-88 Web of Creation, pp. 88-89 Light of the Trinity Supreme, pp. 89-90 The Higher Hemisphere, pp. 90-91 Book One Canto V Summary Book Two “The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds” Canto I “The World-Stair” Opening Remarks The Cosmic Consciousness, pp. 95-96 The Cosmic Self, pp. 96-97 The Ladder of Consciousness, p. 98 The Secret of Evolution, pp. 98-99 Holocaust of the Divine Mother, pp. 99-100 The Fabric of Creation, pp. 100-101 The Call to Immense Discoveries, pp. 101-102 Canto II “The Kingdom of Subtle Matter” Opening Remarks for Book Two Canto II True Matter, pp. 103-104 The Meeting Ground, p. 104 The Beauty of Form, pp. 104-105 The Meeting Ground, pp. 105-106 Vest of the Spirit, pp. 106-107 The Last Step of Involution, pp. 107-108 Earth and the Higher Worlds, pp. 108-109 The Corporeal Difficulty, p. 109 The Higher Power and Earth Nature, pp. 109-110 The Vast Oneness of Creation, pp. 110-112 The Logic of Evolution, pp. 112-113 A Limited Perfection of Form, pp. 113-114 The Limited World of Beautiful Forms, pp. 114-115 Towards Greater Heights and Wider Horizons, pp. 115 Canto III “The Glory and the Fall of Life” Opening Remarks for Book Two Canto III A World of Shifting Base, p. 116 The Truth behind the Shift and Drift, pp. 116-117 The Misery and the Saga of Life, pp. 117-118 The Lost World-Rapture, pp. 118-119 Kingdoms of Life-Heavens, pp. 119-120 The Inner Truth and the Origin of Life, pp. 120-121 The Labour of Life, p. 121 The Fallen Angel, pp. 121-122 A Comprehensive Vision of the Life Worlds, p. 122 The Possibility of a Higher Life, p. 123 Worlds of the Deathless, pp. 123-124 Life in Life-Heavens, p. 124 Grandeur and Royalty, pp. 124-125 The union of Knowledge and Power, pp. 125-126 Childlike Mirth and Joy, pp. 126-127 Truth, Freedom, Love and Peace, p. 127 The Magician Builder, pp. 127-128 Earth and this World of Bliss, pp. 128-129 The Evolution of Life, pp. 129-130 The Descent of Life, p. 130 The Mask and the Deforming Spell, pp. 130-131 Canto IV “The Kingdoms of the Little Life” Opening Remarks for Book Two Canto IV, and “A Strange Uneasy Meeting”, p. 132 The Troubled Passage in Man, pp. 132-133 The Seed of Life in the Womb of Darkness, p. 133 The Awakening Impulsion of Life, p. 134 The Ascent and Journey of Life, pp. 134-135 The Birth of Life, p. 135 The Deformation, pp. 135-136 The Struggle of Life, pp. 136-137 A Settled Anarchy, p. 137 God’s Great Purpose in Small Insignificant Things, pp. 137-138 The Divine Presence in All Things, pp. 138-139 The Emergence of Life, pp. 139-140 The First Attempt to Live, p. 140 The Divine Strategy, pp. 140-141 The Animal Kingdom, pp. 141-142 The Animal Experiment, pp. 142-143 A Primitive Humanity, pp. 143-144 A Titanic Race, p. 144 A Humanity Closer to the Animal Life, pp. 144-145 A Slow Evolution, pp. 145-146 Emergence of Early Mind, pp. 146-147 Pressure of a New Power, pp. 147-148 A Restricted Intelligence, pp. 148-149 A Limited Understanding; pp. 149-150 A Mind Made for Action and not for Knowledge; p. 150 Book Two Canto IV Summary Canto V “The Godheads of the Little Life” Opening Remarks for Book Two Canto V, and “The Empire of Little Life”, p, 151 Restless and Uncouth, pp.151-152 Field of Action of the Lower Vital World, pp. 152-153 The Truth behind Chaos and Confusion, pp. 153-154 The Sleep of Creation, pp. 154-155 Mystery of the Five Elements, pp. 155-156 The Dance of Energy, p. 156 The birth of Birth, pp. 156-157 Life Stretches Itself upon Earth, pp. 157-158 Emergence of the Animal-Man, pp. 158-159 The Dreams of Life, p. 159 The Hidden Glory, pp. 159-160 The Hidden Springs of Life, pp. 160-162 The Puppet, p. 162 The Dark Drama of Life, p. 163 The Nightmare, pp. 163-164 The Dreams of Life, pp 164-165 A Small Insignificant Life, pp. 165-166 A Material Illusionism, pp. 166-167 The Limitations of the Material View of Things, p. 167 The Deeper Seeing, pp. 167-168 The Greater Secret Behind The Scene, pp. 168-169 The Divine Presence Within, pp. 169-170 The Secret Plan, pp. 170-171 The Transforming Descent, p. 171 The First Necessity, pp. 171-172 Onwards to a Greater Life, p. 172. End of Canto Canto VI “The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life” Opening Remarks for the Canto 6. The Passage Towards a Greater Life, p. 173 A Magic Space, pp. 173-174 A Field of Imaginations and Desires, pp. 174-175 Kingdom of the Morning Star, p. 175 Might of the Secret Spirit, pp. 175-176 The Ladder of Possibilities, pp. 176-177 The Labour of Life, pp. 177-178 The Far-off Unseen End, p. 178 The Law of Vital Worlds, pp. 178-179 Life is Everywhere, pp. 179-180 The Indefatigable Power, pp. 180-181 The Works of Life, pp. 181-182 An Upsurge Towards Higher Things, p.182 A Wonder Realm, pp.182-183 Beings of a Larger Life Kingdom, p. 183 Human Beings Touched by the Greater Life, pp. 183-184 Grand and Sublime Impulses, pp. 184-185 Cults of the Vital worlds, pp. 185-186 The Playground of Higher Vital Forces, pp. 186-187 The Missing Piece, pp. 187-188 In the Trails of Life, p. 188 The Book of Life, pp. 188-189 A Dream-real World of Fantasy, pp. 189-190 The Two Faces of Fantasy, pp. 190-191 The Mystic Script of Life, pp. 191-192 A Window Glimpse of Truth, pp.192-193 Reading the Script of God, p. 193 Splendour of a Dream, pp. 193-194 The Joy of Life, pp.194-195 The Limits of Life, pp.195-196 The Missing Piece, p. 196 A Deeper Yearning, pp.196-197 A Restless Search, pp. 197-198 A Changeless Change, p. 198 A Greatness Yet Unreached, pp. 198-199 The Prayer and Invocation of Life, pp. 199-200 The Hope, pp. 200-201 The Present Reality, pp. 201. End of Canto Six. Canto VII “The Descent into Night” Opening Remarks Towards the Dark Abyss, p. 202 Sombre Mystery, p. 203 The Dark Underbelly of Creation, pp. 203-204 The Descent into Night, pp. 204-205 A Distorting Influence, pp. 205-206 A Land of Deception, p. 206 An Imitation of Truth, pp. 206-207 The Exile of Truth, pp. 207-208 A Dark Politics and a State of Anarchy, pp. 208-209 A Dark Religion, pp. 209-210 Ruthless Cults, p. 210 The Dark and Dangerous Passage, pp. 210-211 Bad to Worse, pp. 211-212 The Dark Energies, p. 212 Twisted Truths, pp. 212-213 The Philosophies and Atmosphere of Hell, pp. 213-214 Beings of the Underworld, pp. 214-215 The Reign of Hell, pp. 215-216 The Abysmal Absolute, p. 216 Towards the Grim Solitude, pp. 216-217 The Dark Inconscient Void, pp. 217-218 In the Home of Horror, pp. 218-219 Canto VIII “The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness” The Dark Anarchy, p. 220 The False Infinite, pp. 220-221 The Womb of Night, pp. 221-222 The Birth of Evil, pp. 222-223 The Inconceivable Purpose, p. 223 The Dire Antagonist Energy, p. 223-224 Ruin of a Soul, pp. 224-225 The Enemies of God, p.225-226 The Sons of Darkness, pp. 226-227 The Warrior Soul, p. 227 The Realm of Suffering and Pain, pp. 227-228 A Dark Religion, pp. 228-229 A Dark Philosophy, p. 229 The Dark and Dangerous Adventure, pp. 229-231 Wisdom Working in the Night, p. 231 The Transmutation, pp. 231-232 End of the reign of Night, p. 232. End of Canto Eight. Canto IX “The Paradise of the Life-Gods” A Happy and Luminous Realm, p. 233 City of Joy, pp. 233-234 The Shining Edens of the Vital Gods, pp. 234-235 A Lost Forbidden World, pp. 235-236 The Purified Earth Nature, p. 236 In the Company of Gods, pp. 236-237. Canto Nine Closing Remarks Canto X “The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind” Canto Ten “The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind”, Opening Remarks Call Towards a Greater Adventure, p. 238-239 Stepping into the Worlds of Little Mind, p.239 The Ignorant Knower, pp. 239-240 Early Lights, pp. 240-241 A link Intelligence, pp. 241-242 The Power of Imagination, pp. 242-243 Mind’s Infant Steps, pp. 243-244 A Little Light upon Earth’s Darkness, pp. 244-245 Physical Mind, p. 245 The Conservative Mind, pp. 245-246 Its Purpose in the Grand Scheme of Things, pp. 246-247 The Dynamic Vital Mind, pp. 247-248 The Adventurer, pp. 248-249 The Impulsive Leader, p. 249 The Rational Mind, pp. 249-250 An Imperfect Light, p. 250 Birth of Science and Philosophy, pp. 250-251 Walls of Mind, pp. 251-252 The Limitations of Reason, p. 252 The Discoveries of Science, pp. 252-253 The Closing Arc of the Curve of Reason, pp. 253-254 Collapse of the World Built by Reason, pp. 254-255 A Last Effort, p. 255 The Greater Plan, p. 256 The Curve Beyond Reason, p. 256-257 A Deeper Yearning, pp. 257-258 A Labour in the Night, p. 258 Glimpse of a Greater Mind, pp. 258-259. Closing Remarks for Canto X. Canto XI “The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind” Opening Remarks for the Canto XI. Beyond the Limits of Rational Mind, p. 260 Realms of Ideal Mentality, pp. 260-261 A Secret Kinship, pp. 261-262 Self-exiled, pp. 262-263 Our Unreached Heights, p. 263 Higher planes of Knowledge, pp. 263-264 Triple Realm of the Greater Mind, pp. 264-265 The Bright Hierarchies, pp. 265-266 The Form-Makers and Builders of the Worlds, pp. 266-267 The Links in Space and Time, p. 267 Event-Managers of the Cosmic Show, pp. 267-268 The Illumined Mind, pp. 268-269 The Birth Place of Formulas, p. 269 Design of the gods, pp. 269-270 The Mighty Mother’s Plans, pp. 270-271 Intuitive Mind, p. 271 The Workings of Truth, pp. 271-272 The Hidden Truth, pp. 272-273 The Limits of Mind’s Wisdom, p. 273 Bright Gods of Thought, p. 274 The Heart’s Beloved, pp. 274-275 The Grace that Leans Down, p. 275 The Infinite Mother, p. 276. Closing Remarks for the Canto 11.