Notes from Windward: #64

A bit of back ground from Walt

     Back in the late 60's and early 70's there was a burst of interest in forming intentional communities and for a short while, a thousand groups flowered. Most of them died a'borning, and most of the rest faded away in a few short years as the reality sank in of just how hard it was, how hard it remains today, to convert a dream into something sustainable.

     Communities can be divided into two types - sectarian communities that believe that man has to be reformed in order to make the world a better place, and secular communities that believe that society has to be reformed in order help people live better, more fulfilled lives.

     While most of the communities founded thirty years ago have faded away, some of Windward's sister communities have endured - groups such as Twin Oaks , Los Horcones and East Wind.

     Over the years, many people have passed through these communities, and been changed by the experience. While it's hard to go back to the dog-eat-dog world after you've spent time in the spiritual equivalent of a petting zoo, most people eventually do migrate back to the commercial world for one reason or another. And while the returning seeker may look the same to the world, they rarely see the world in the same way.

The Fellowship versus the Bilderberg Group

by Allen Butcher

Notes From Windward - Index - Vol. 64