|In the middle of February, The Beatles, with
their wives or girlfriends, Mia Farrow, who happens to be Frank Sinatra's wife, Donovan,
another idol of English teenagers, and the famous California group The Beach Boys all went
to a four point institution in India to meditate with the maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Before Ringo and Mia Farrow left, we went to visit all of them in a
place called Rishikesh, Suriayamaya, and we will tell you the story.
It is a story with some questions and suspense, and with
some uncertainty of where the world of The Beatles is heading. Two songs are also
In the film you don't see the tigers, but at night you
hear their roars in the forest. It was probably a conscious decision by their
impeccable organization not to show them in the film.
The trip begins at the outskirts of a place called Bombay,
India. The Beatles now arrive with their wives and guitars. They then form a
circle around their teacher and they all decide how to spend the afternoon.
Sitting on The Ganges River is a wonderful way to
meditate. It makes one think of the ocean. We are now going down to the
sacred river for the ceremony, which includes the offering of old and new songs. Two
of the songs you will hear have been written in these days, though they are incomplete.
They also took baths in the sacred water to purify themselves.
Well, there you have it. The Beatles and the Ganges
together, a big part of the history of India and some songs as well. The result is a
beautiful vacation, and little meditation, The Beatles are intelligent, and once they are
relaxed and have fresh minds, they will, of course, find other dimensions.