The Heart of Every Lover: Weekly Offerings

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Videos are posted in the order they were sent out in the weekly offerings & Monthly Newsletters, with the most recent collection first.

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The Nitrate Movies of
Elizabeth Patterson


In 1933, Elizabeth Patterson filmed Meher Baba in India and Italy using a hand cranked 35mm movie camera. These short clips, painstakingly restored by the Meher Baba Film Archive International, are the only film record of that time.

Video, 5:12
From the film, I am the One Reality
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Highway 64


Poems by John Dennison
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Happy Birthday Mehera


This lovely video was created in celebration of what would have been Mehera’s 100th birthday in 2007. The clips of Mehera, and pictures of her with Meher Baba over 45 years with Him, are a testament to the divine beauty of Mehera’s unsurpassed love for her Beloved, and His love for her.

Video, 35:33
2007
Directed by Kacy Cook, Edited by Robert Fredericks
Used with permission
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Heather Nadel – Stories

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Patrick O’Neil – Music

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Judith Shotwell – Music


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An Offering from Meherazad


A note by Kacy Cook, from Meherazad:

It was quite important to Beloved Baba’s Mehera that during each Indian summer, March-May, a few flowers from her garden be offered to Baba in His room in preparation for morning and evening Arti. Sometimes due to the summer heat it was only a few marigolds or perhaps blossoms from a summer-blooming tree that made up the offering.

But this year during March and April the flowers in Baba and Mehera’s garden (and now too from the afforested areas) were in unusual and beautiful abundance and inspired some wonderful summer floral arrangements and offerings in Baba’s Room. They seemed to be an exceptional antidote to the pandemic and surely would have made dearest Mehera smile!

Supported by Karl Moeller’s enchanting music, here are photos from March and April 2020 to bring you into Beloved Baba’s Room and share in His beautiful Presence.

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai!

Video, 7:41
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Naosherwan Nalavala – Stories

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Ivy McClure – Music

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Dean Mendoza – Poems

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“We can feel Him through our love alone”

In this inspiring audio recording, Adi K. Irani, Meher Baba’s close disciple and secretary who traveled with Him to the West, talks about how to seek Baba’s love within our hearts and in our everyday lives.
Audio, 38:31
Meher Center, The Barn, March 14, 1970
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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“The Outer Journey is symbolic of
the Inner Journey”

After much longing, Darwin Shaw first met Meher Baba on Baba’s second trip to the United States in 1932. Darwin was an instrumental part in the early formation of the Meher Center under Baba’s instruction. Here, in his truly reflective way, he talks about his first meeting with Baba, being called to attend the ‘Three Incredible Weeks,’ and his inner experiences of surrender while being with the Master.
Video, 1:03:27
Meher Center Meeting Place, March 04, 1983
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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Steve Klein – Stories


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Mark Trichka & Lisa Brande – Music


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Ross Keating – Poems

Ross Keating – Poems

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Concert at Meher Center Meeting Place – 8/23/2015


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“You Are My Neighbor”

Laura Delavigne was Meher Baba’s “neighbor,” living near the Center since 1953 and spending a great deal of time with Kitty, Elizabeth, and Baba’s other Western lovers. In this audio recording, she shares about her search for God, including her deep connection with Sufism and Inayat Khan, and her eventual meeting with Meher Baba in 1952 when she said she knew she had “reached the goal” of her life.
Audio, 1:04:17
Meher Center, December 1978
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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Memoirs of the Frivolous Three

In this classic Meher Center video, three early disciples of Meher Baba are seen together for the first time since 1958. Delia DeLeon, Margaret Craske and Kitty Davy exemplify Love, Purity and Selfless Service. Frivolous, funny, witty and extremely entertaining, their descriptions of their spiritual lives will make any seeker smile.
Video, 1:11:00
Meher Center Meeting Place, September 10, 1988
Courtesy of Sheriar Foundation, used with permission.

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“I am the Universal Thief—I steal the hearts of all”

This raw and unedited audio recording is of time Meher Baba spent with His lovers at the Center in 1958, in the Barn and at the Guest House compound. At times Baba’s Mandali can be heard interpreting His gestures, and at others, there’s only the indefinable chatter of His lovers. Even amidst the noise, perhaps some will find in this recording the treasure of His presence.

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Laurel Magrini – Stories


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Mani Dreyfuss & Nick Guida – Music


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Arsenio Rodriguez – Poetry


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“Where there is Nothing, there is God”

In this rare early talk on the Center, Charles Purdom, one of Meher Baba’s earliest Western disciples and a scholar, talks about meeting Meher Baba and writing his monumental books, The God Man and The Perfect Master. To his surprise as a skeptic, he was asked by Baba to write His biography. His inner journey, writing process and revelations during his times with Baba are unique gems for any seeker.

Audio, 1:29:02
Meher Center, September, 1964
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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“I Believe”

In this film, Bernice Ivory, whom Kitty Davy called a “great disciple of Meher Baba”, shares her early experiences of coming to Baba in the 1950’s. Unfortunately, only the first portion of her story was recorded, but it gives a taste of her devotion, her humor, and, most importantly, how Baba overcame her skepticism with His presence and love.

Video, 31:50
Meher Center Meeting Place, February 23, 1994
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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Cindy Carlson – Poetry


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Charles Haynes – Stories


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Jacob Horsey – Music


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“Experiencing Divine Love is Looking Upon the Face of God”

Kitty Davy was a close disciple of Meher Baba who lived at the Meher Center from 1952 to 1991. In this wonderful talk, she recalls her meeting with Meher Baba in 1932 at her London home and intimate times with the Master.
Audio, 38:49
Meher Center, November 27, 1969
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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“Such Good Friends”

Katie Irani was a close disciple of Meher Baba who lived with Him and the other women Mandali for many years. In this video, she speaks of her first meeting with Baba as a young girl, and many both playful and serious moments of companionship with Him during her youth. She also sings songs that Baba wrote.
Video, 55:04
Meher Center, July 21, 1991
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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Brian Darnell – Songs and Poetry


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Bill LePage – Stories


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Dick Holmes – Poems


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“I Give This to Baba with Love”

Elizabeth Patterson, the founder of Meher Spiritual Center, first met Meher Baba at Harmon on Hudson in New York. From that very moment her entire life was dedicated to Him. This audio recording of Elizabeth speaking in the Saroja Library gives a wonderful, comprehensive talk about meeting with Meher Baba, spending time with Him in India in the early 1940’s, and finding and developing Meher Center with Norina Matchabelli.
Audio, 46:07
Meher Center, August 29, 1970
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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Meher Center Origins and Development

This film, made by Jamie and Zo Newell, documents the long, loving, painstaking process of creating a home for Meher Baba in the West—from Elizabeth Patterson’s and Norina Matchabelli’s search for a location for a center, to His arrival in 1952.
Video, 1:32:04
2019
From the Meher Spiritual Center, Inc. Archives

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