Yearly Archives: 2011

The Magic of Findhorn undiminished by time

The magic of Findhorn is as powerful today as it was in the 1970s when early pioneers of the Findhorn Foundation community joined together to become part of a force for positive change in the world. “The place is just as exciting and full of potential now as it was then,” said Angus Marland, who looks back on a 40-year-association after first settling in Findhorn in 1972 as a 22-year-old wood carver and spiritual seeker. “What is manifesting now is as important as it was in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (read more…)

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Braving the White Wilderness

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art; and it would be Michelangelo. Literature; and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater: the only place on Earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.Andrew Denton Somehow this beautiful and poetic quotation encapsulates much of what I feel for the pristine landscape of Antarctica – other perhaps than a fear for the savagery of the elements when Nature unleashes all her fury. (read more…)

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Biomass boiler reduces The Park’s energy consumption

The ecological footprint of the Findhorn Foundation has been significantly reduced with the installation and commissioning of an efficient new biomass boiler at The Park towards the end of 2010. In its first year of operation the 250 kW boiler, which is fuelled by woodchips made from waste wood from a local sawmill, saved the equivalent of £15,000 in fuel costs while reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 80 tons. (read more…)

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Findhorn homecoming

The Camino de Santiago is a reminder that Life is a pilgrimage and we are all walking our individual paths, whether we are conscious of it or not. But somehow a formalised event like the Camino – the Way of St James – brings everything into sharper focus and intensifies the experience, whatever shape or form that takes for us, be it a deeper spiritual awakening or simply quiet time out from normal routines. (read more…)

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Celebrating 50 Years of Community

It’s an historic time of commemoration and celebration as the Findhorn community enters its 50th year. To honour a half-century committed to awakening the highest in human potential the community has initiated a series of talks, workshops and events leading up to the 50th birthday on November 17, 2012. (read more…)

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To the end of the Earth

I’ve loved interacting with all the other peregrinos on the road to Santiago de Compostela and am intrigued by a landscape and route so heavily steeped in centuries-old Christian tradition. How remarkable that literally millions during the past thousand years have made the pilgrimage to the same fabulous Roman Catholic cathedral that is a shrine to St James the Greater, an apostle of Jesus Christ. (read more…)

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Spirit of the Future

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Walking the Way

If a scriptwriter had created a scenario for the final few days to Santiago they could not have been as magical as my reality. Not only did I discover some superbly comfy and welcoming pilgrim hostels, each with a unique charm and character, but I was again walking in the company of some favourite Camino friends. It is part of the normal ebb and flow that even the closest of new friends walk at their own pace, often separating for days and sometimes never connecting again. (read more…)

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Findhorn Foundation College accredited by BAC!

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Findhorn Foundation College has become one of 480 colleges and universities in the UK accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Further and Higher Education as a short course provider. Findhorn Foundation College was established by the Findhorn Foundation in 2001 to develop and deliver further and higher educational programmes. (read more…)

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Scaling Personal Peaks

Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom and the name given to the summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak and the tallest free-standing mountain on Earth. It is a volcanic mountain of utter magnificence, ironically with an ice-cap just three degrees off the swelteringly hot Equator, but at 19,340 feet (5,895 metres) you have only half the oxygen available to you at sea level. So it feels like you are functioning with only one lung as you suck desperately for air to fuel your weary body. (read more…)

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