Michael Miovic, M.D., is a psychiatrist and longtime student of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He has written extensively on Integral Yoga psychology, and is collaborating with colleagues in the United States, Europe, and India to help develop that field. He has also published a collection of essays, short stories, poems, and other creative writings titled Initiation; some of the postings on this website are adapted from that book. His primary interest now is to develop a geo-spiritual understanding of the Earth based on Sri Aurobindo’s vision. The opening essay in this series on The Seven Jewel Centers of the Earth Mother was originally published in Sraddha, a quarterly journal from the Sri Aurobindo Bhavan in Kolkata, and is reproduced here with permission from the editor.