2.0    Introduction to the subject

For readers who are not familiar with the work and the aims of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and Ilse Middendorf, I would like to give an overview in this chapter of the basics upon which my proposals for practical work are based. For a more advanced view I recommend the last book by Sri Aurobindo ‘The Manifestation of the Supramental’ first published in 1948. A fine survey of the entire canon is to be found in the newly written volume by Satprem titled:
‘Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness’.

In order to comprehend or better to be able to live what the Experience of Breath (after Middendorf) is all about, I would recommend first of all to take part in a five-day basics seminar “The Experience of Breath” (and only then if necessary to read about it.)

The corresponding courses for Berlin and Beerfelden in the Odenwald region of Germany can be found at:


or if you find easier to remember


We send a brochure as well the list of courses also by post (free of charge). 

Orders (if possible by telephone) also for Berlin to the Head Office of both institutes:

Ilse-Middendorf-Institute, Postweg 23, D - 64743 Beerfelden

Tel.: 0 60 68 - 91 20 26 (workdays: 8:00 - 13:00 )
Tel. from outside Germany: 00 49 - 60 68 - 91 20 26

Fax: 00 49 - 60 68 - 46 62

 E-Mail: Helge.Langguth@t-online.de

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