Real life DHARMA Initiative # 2: Findhorn Foundation

findhorn ecovillage

From Wikipedia’s entry on the Findhorn Foundation:

The Findhorn Foundation is a Scottish charitable trust registered in 1972, formed by the spiritual community at the Findhorn Ecovillage, one of the largest of the communes in Britain, has been home to thousands of residents from more than 40 countries. The Foundation runs various educational programmes for the Findhorn community; it also houses about 40 community businesses like the Findhorn Press, and an alternative medicine centre.

But it’s a bit weirder than that:

The Findhorn garden grew from a rich compost and it is apt that Findhorn spirituality should also sprout from its own steamy mix, a fecund blend of positive thinking, psychism, esotericism, and — less often acknowledged — evangelical Christianity. The twentieth century may have given us the term “personal transformation,” but the same purpose was an item on the agenda for nineteenth-century Christians. Among them was John George Govan.

Read all about it at Kheper.net

(Thanks to Trevor Blake for the heads up on this one!)

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  1. Findhorn was also the muse of William Irwin Thompson, whose early work provided a whole career for Ken Wilbur. I just spotlighted Findhorn over @ Urban Evolution as an example of a successful intentional eco-community:

    http://urbanevolution.org/thinktank/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=60

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