Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi wrote a book in 1975 (the original handwritten text has not survived).
This book was available in typescript in the London ashram in the late 1970s/early 80s. It was often refered to as Mother's Book; also as The Creation, after the title of the first chapter.

For various reasons this book stayed unpublished until after Her passing (in 2011) when a group of Sahaja yogis assembled their own version from some of the earlier typescripts, and added diagrams drawn by Shri Mataji at various times in the early years. Their version is known as The Book of Adi Shakti (published in 2013)

The original diagrams intended to accompany the book (and refered to in the text in early versions) have not survived.


Early versions - Creation (chapter 1)

Creation chapter: earliest typescript with handwritten corrections (probably 1976)
(includes several paragraphs not in the later published text)

Creation chapter: early typescript with handwritten comments

Creation chapter - another early typescript with handwritten comments

Creation chapter - last revision (1987)


Early versions - other chapters

Incarnations chapter - early typescript with handwritten comments  (chapter 2)

Channels - handwritten text (1987)

Central Path chapter: early typescript (marked 'final')(chapter 11 in most versions)

Mooladhara chapter  (chapter 13)

Swadhistan chapter: early typescript with handwritten comments  (chapter 14)


Early versions 


First Book


Note: there are other early versions with text from either 1982 or 1986. (original text from 1975)
Also a version with a different arrangement of chapters.


Observations

Mother's Book - a personal history (Regis Camille) (2008)

Confidential on Shri Mataji's Unfinished Book (Anon) (extracts) (2008?)



Book of Adi Shakti  
(in India: Creation - the Eternal Play)

Book of Adi Shakti (2013)

Creation - the Eternal Play (full Indian edition in English, 2013)  

Book of Adi Shakti  (e-book, 2020)

Book of Adi Shakti  (kindle, 2020)



Translations

Deutsch

Das Buch der Adi Shakti (table of contents and sample pages of German translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2013)

Buch der Adi Shakti (more recent German language description)


Español

Creación  (extracts, 2009)

El Libro de la Adi Shakti (Spanish translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2021)



Française 

La Creation  (French translation of Creation chapter, n.d. - possibly 2013)

La Creation - parallel English/French texts  (Creation chapter, n.d. - possibly 2013)

Le Livre de l'Adi Shakti  (French translation, 2016 final draft V10)

La création de la matière  (extract, 2017)

Le Livre de 'Adi Shakti (French translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2018)

Le Livre de l'Adi Shakti  (French translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2018)(pdf)

Le Livre de l'Adi Shakti   (link to published French translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2018)


Hindi

Srujan-Shashwat Leela (pdf)


Italiano

Il Libro dell'Adi Shakti (link to published Italian translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2014)


Marathi



Russian

ПЕРВАЯ КНИГА ШРИ МАТАДЖИ (ТВОРЕНИЕ)  (Russian translation, 2012)

ПЕРВАЯ КНИГА АДИ ШАКТИ  (Russian translation of Book of Adi Shakti, 2016)




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