With his profound understanding of the conditioned mind, and of the transforming power of meditation, Osho reframed the Fisher-Hoffman Process, an egocentric system; transforming it into what he called the Anti-Fisher-Hoffman Process.
This deep work enables us to liberate ourselves from any source of conditioning, be it from family, religion or society.
“My effort here is to destroy all conditioning – Hindu, Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish … it does not matter what kind of conditioning you are carrying; I want you to drop it. It is a weight. And through all the therapies, I am trying to do something else which the West has not understood yet. Through therapies they try to bring you to normal humanity. Their psychoanalysis brings people to what they call sanity. My therapies – and all the psychoanalytic methods used here – have a different purpose. It is not to make you into normal, average, so-called sane people: it is to cleanse you of all traps, all theories, all religions, all kinds of conditionings. All these therapies here are deprogramming you and leaving you free, without any program. The negative part is being done by the therapies – they destroy your programming. And the positive part is done by meditation.” Osho
In our childhood we have always been directed to be, and to behave, in a way that was acceptable to our parents and society, rather than to be true to ourselves.
This has created a layer of conditioning and a false self which masks our true essence and hinders us from living a rich and full life – in our work, in our relationships and in our creativity.
When we look inward we have no idea who we truly are; we find instead a deep longing to find love and freedom.
The AFH process opens us to an understanding of how our conditioning has been created and how it has been passed down from generation to generation. From this understanding comes freedom, grace, and responsibility for our own lives.
“And if you can risk, totally risk, not preserving anything, not playing tricks with yourself, not withholding anything, suddenly the unknown envelops you. And when it comes you become aware that it is not only the unknown, it is the unknowable. It is not against the known, it is beyond the known. To move in that darkness, to move in that uncharted place without any maps and without any pathways, to move alone into that absolute, the quality of the warrior is needed.
Many of you still have a little of it left because you were once children; you were all warriors, you were all dreamers of the unknown. That childhood is hidden but it cannot be destroyed; it is there, it still has its own corner in your being. Allow it to function; be childlike and you will be warriors again. That’s what I mean.” Osho
The process is mostly residential, in silence and in isolation, with only a limited number of participants.
Pre-requisite: Primal Deconditioning and emotional release work recommended.
Admission is by a series of interviews that start from 6 months prior to the start of the course.
You will need to arrive in the OSHO Meditation Resort Pune at least one week before the process starts.