Scientific Publications

Today Rabi Rashmi study circle has discussed about the song "Amra sabai Raja" (we all are King) from multiple perspectives - reaching to poorest student due to hearing impairment, managing tea garden and finally how to design the company climate for productivity and employee satisfaction. Last one covers several dimensions like Maslow's need hierarchy, Theory X, Y and Z. Our next meeting will be on 20th May, 2018.

Title: Mental Imagery in Rabindrik Psychotherapy
Authors: Sucharita Biswas and D. Dutta Roy
Affiliation : Rabindra Bharati University and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Mental imagery (varieties of which are sometimes colloquially refered to as “visualizing,” “seeing in the mind's eye,” “hearing in the head,” “imagining the feel of,” etc.) is quasi-perceptual experience; it resembles perceptual experience, but occurs in the absence of the appropriate external stimuli.In Rabindrik psychotherapy, with the change in therapeutic process,characteristics of imageries are changing. The change depends on its location across layers of consciousness
Therefore, mental imageries differ for same object. The form of imageries in 'Murta' layer is perceived differently when it passes through the 'Raag' & 'Saraswat' layer. In 'Murta' layer a white flower can be perceived as a flower only, in 'Raag' layer the same flower will be perceived with it's colour, petal & over all beauty but in 'Saraswat' layer that very white flower may be perceived as nothing but a ray of harmony. Actually the characteristics of the imageries keep changing over the locus of our consciousness, that is 'Murta','Raag','Saraswat'. In 'Saraswat' layer all the boundaries of our consciousness get blended with the ultimate harmony prevailing in the Universe. In such a state of mind a person can get the inspiration to make himself free from every boundary of life. And through Rabindra sangeet one can reach the 'Saraswat' layer following 'Murta' & 'Raag' layer. As an example we can explain the dfferent shades of layers through the song 'He khoniker otithi'. The first line reminds us short visit of guest. Such imageries are of 'Murta' layer. Next couple of line create an image of  melancholy mood, an early Autumn, ups & downs of emotions that is of 'Raag' layer. Finally the last line leads us to the 'Saraswat' layer depicting the image of a voyger going towards the absolute darkness with the help of light as well as the mesmerizing tune with him.

This report is selected for presentation at 3rd Annual Convention, (2017) of Rabirashmi

Title: Exploration of Imagery that Floats in Consciousness
Author: Ritika Sarkar
Affiliation : Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata

Consciousness is formed by three layers - Murta (sensory and perceiving experiences), Raaga (feeling and emotional experiences) and Saraswata (experiences of harmony with peace). Where Murta layer brings instability and unreliability, Saraswat layer modifies these. It is flow which helps consciousness to move across these three layers. Rabindra sangeet creates flow as well as it reconstructs consciousness. Constant practice of imagery evaluation can reveal how locus of consciousness floats. Imageries are fragments of cognition which could be driven by errors. Rabindrasangeet combines these fragments by restructuring errors. People staying in Murta layer receives primary imagery whereas Saraswat layer suggests secondary imagery. This journey from primary to secondary imagery processes co-ordination with inner self-actualisation.

This report is selected for presentation at 3rd Annual Convention, (2017) of Rabirashmi

Monika Das, Guidance City
Sohini Bhattacharya, Ex-WBSU

Drawing is a journey from ‘Murta’(doodling) to Raaga(colouring, complexity) layer and from Raaga to Saraswat(harmony of figure and surroundings) layer in consciousness. This journey releases stress, depression, fear and can even help diminish pain or other physical symptoms. Traditional drawing therapy emphasizes on the bounded structure, wherein the therapist asks to draw a specific figure with well-defined structure and analyses the drawing based on the predetermined assumptions and criteria. But in Rabindrik approach of drawing therapy, therapist gives opportunity to draw freely,i.e., without any rationalistic well defined figures. When traditional therapist tends to understand deviation of the drawn figure from the defined structure. Rabindrik drawing therapist follows flow of drawing across locus of consciousness as observer and provides therapeutic counselling as change agent.

Drawing as Journey
By Digish Dey


Drawing acts as journey from Murta to Saraswat Layer through Raaga. Journey occurs in the tune of Rabindra Sangeet. In this presentation some exhibits drawn by author following selected Rabindra sangeet will be presented to show how journey occurs