‘As we honour the Past, we meet in the Present, and together we step into the Future’
We are still in the development stage of all the aspects of Our Community History Project. Your feedback is welcome to improve any aspect of it. Please get in touch! Email:
How can I contribute to the Community History Project?
We invite your engagement with this exciting project:
- Co-create a living and ever-growing record of our community history
- Contribute your own stories of your experience of the Findhorn Community
- Create a story-based comprehensive and inclusive history of our Community over the last 60 years and into the future
The stories will come in many different forms and shapes:
- Personal stories of members’ journeys in the Findhorn Foundation Community
- Anecdotes that illustrate the culture and evolution of our Community
- Stories about the many Building Blocks that make up our Community
Start now! Write down your stories to share with each other and the future of our Community.
* Start writing your stories *
Simply realize it takes all sorts to make a world, it takes many organs to make up a body, but all are needed to create the perfect. Therefore I need each one of you as you are doing your part to bring about My Plan. – Eileen Caddy
The questions we would like you to cover are:
- What was your initial impulse to come to the Community?
- When did you arrive and leave? Or are you still here?
- How were/are you involved in the Community – all areas of your life (work, spiritual practice, play, relationships etc)
- What were the milestones of your time in the Community?
- If you have left, how has living in the Community impacted your life, your work in the world.
- If you are living in the Findhorn Community how does that impact your life, your work in the world?
Experiences that illustrate the Mystery School, the culture and evolution of the Community:
- A story of a pivotal community meeting
- A special celebration
- A conversation which illustrated a major insight/aspect of this community
- A humorous recollection
BUILDING BLOCKS STORIES
Stories that recount the history of the many elements that make up this spiritual centre over the decades:
- Spirituality – roots, principles and practice
- Education – in its many forms and shapes over time
- Bricks and mortar – Cluny, the Universal Hall etc
- People that shaped our Community – the founders, other influencing and iconic individuals: biographies as well as personal encounters/experiences with them.
- The Ecovillage
- Nature – the many different connections/work/nurture/subtle realms
- The Arts in their myriad of expressions
- Culture – how we live together, including rituals and celebrations
- Health and Wholeness, from Cradle to Grave
- The many different organisations/businesses/charities – present and past
- Communities within the Community: NewBold, Woodhead, Marcassie, Drumduan, etc
- Economy and Finance
- Decision Making and Governance
- Anything else!