During one of the first meditation gatherings that I attended, Master Charles’ presence filled the room and kept expanding like giant ectoplasm. Although I had met and spent time with other great spiritual masters and had lived several years in an ashram, there was no comparison. I was hooked forever. At that time, around 1994, Master Charles talked much about the potential of being all that one wanted to be. It was immensely appealing and the high-tech music seemed to amplify what was happening. I was having amazing experiences and kept asking MC how I could have more, to which he would answer ‘there’s always more, meditate, meditate, meditate’.
Soon after I met Master Charles I was able to make use of my work experience in radio and television in NZ and got very involved in the promotion of his Australian tours and meditation programs. In 1996, I gave up my full-time job and assisted with the running of the centre at 2 River Street, South Yarra as a volunteer. I also used to go to the Byron Bay area when the centre moved there in the late 1990s. Re-named The Sanctuary, live-in programs were held there twice yearly when Master Charles visited from Virginia. I also continued assisting in other ways whenever I could. After The Sanctuary was closed, Master Charles took part in two major programs that a fellow swami, MM Shankarananda from Baba Muktananda days, mounted in the early 2000s. Master Charles also visited Melbourne in 2006 and again in 2015 and gave further programs. My husband Constant, helped in this work too by supporting me, writing promotional blurbs for Master Charles’ books, and assisting in fostering academic connections. In 2015, as Director of the Centre for Religious Studies, he arranged a seminar that Master Charles took part in at Monash University.
Dearest Master Charles
May your message live on in me and the others who have had the great good fortune to have met and been inspired by you, and those who will come after, as you continue to shower your blessings from the heavenly realms you are entering into. Your Synchronicity high-tech meditation technology, and model for a new spirituality are a wonderful legacy for the whole world. We are one consciousness, all is love. My heart is breaking at your passing but it is a good kind of breaking as it is breaking open in love.
Maryna Mews, February 2019