Please meet our Findhorn Fellows, people we love, honour and appreciate for the transformative work they do in the world. They all have strong connections with the Findhorn Foundation, and there’s a strong resonance between their work and ours.
Some Emeritus Fellows have retired from their fields, and some have passed on, but we continue to honour them here for the immense richness they’ve added to the Foundation.
Abdul Aziz Said
Abdul Aziz Said, Syrian-born citizen diplomat and senior ranking professor of International Relations in the School of International Studies at the American University in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on world politics and the Middle East. Widely known for his dedication to the cause of peace, he is a sought-after author, lecturer and participant in national and international meetings and activities.
Alan Heeks, expert on sustainable living: founder of three successful green education/housing projects with a Findhorn inspiration, author of The Natural Advantage, co-founder of the Men Beyond 50 Network. He is leading the Facing the 2020s project: researching the pressures of the next decade, and resilient responses at the personal and community levels.
Alan Watson Featherstone
Alan Watson Featherstone, former Foundation Trustee and founder/director of the Trees For Life charity for 30 years where he superintended the planting of more than a million trees. He recently left Trees For Life to pursue his love of trees in other projects.
Alastair McIntosh, a writer, academic, spiritual activist and lecturer on ecological and spiritual themes in Edinburgh. He was a pioneer in Scottish land reform and author of several books, including Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service, Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power.
Albert Bates, an influential and visionary lawyer, teacher, permaculturalist and ecovillage practitioner at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee, USA.
Alex Walker, former Foundation Trustee who has attended to the financial well-being of the community for many years in varying capacities. He also serves as a director of Development Trusts Association Scotland and is Chair of New Findhorn Directions (NFD).
Angus Marland, former resident of the Findhorn community and consultant to the Centre for Human Ecology at the University of Edinburgh. He was a former director of Watershed Systems Ltd.
Annie Blampied, Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor. Co-founder of the Moray Steiner School (now called Drumduan).
Aubrey Meyer, an author, violinist, composer and climate campaigner. Co-founder and Director of the Global Commons Institute in London and instigator/purveyor of the Contraction and Convergence model for responding to global climate change.
President of Pathways to Peace in Larkspur, California.
Former resident of Findhorn community, co-creator and nurturer of the Lindisfarne Association, currently wife, mother and educator working with third world children in Switzerland.
Belden & Lisa Paulson
Belden and Lisa Paulson, co-founders and directors of the High Wind Association in Wisconsin, where Belden also worked with the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Bernard Zamaron, economist and consultant to the European Community, founder/director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Europe in Luxembourg.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, writer, lecturer who resides in the USA but whose focus is universal spirituality.
Caroline MacDougall, former member, now an entrepreneur in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Carolyn Herriot, gardener and author of several books on organic gardening in Vancouver, Canada.
Carolyn Myss, journalist, theologian, lecturer, author, medical clairvoyant in Illinois.
Cathy Evans directs the John Rivers Communications Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, where she designs public education programmes on social and political topics with a global emphasis. She is also a visionary artist. Cathy and her husband – writer and teacher, Lee Irwin (also a Fellow) – live as quietly as possible with their four beautiful cats on nearby Johns Island.
Charles Eisenstein, philosopher, speaker, and author of the following books: The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, and Climate: A New Story.
Christopher Layton, economist and industrial journalist. Honorary Director General of the European Economic Community, co-founder of the Grimstone Community in Devon, UK.
Clare Cooper Marcus
Clare Cooper Marcus, retired professor of architecture in Berkeley, now an active writer and gardener.
Clive Kitson, educator who served as head of Findhorn Foundation Education, chair of Findhorn College and Trustee of Findhorn Foundation for 12 years. Clive also restores castle gardens in Scotland and England.
Danah Zohar, lecturer, consultant and author of books on quantum theory and consciousness in Oxford.
Daniel Christian Wahl
Daniel Christian Wahl, former community resident who now works internationally as a consultant and educator in regenerative whole systems design, and transformative innovation.
Daniel Greenberg, educator at Sirius Community in Massachusetts USA where he is founder and Executive Director of Living Routes, an NGO which creates accredited, college-level programmes based in ‘ecovillages’ around the world.
David Spangler, author, lecturer, troubadour and householder with his partner Julie, who created the education and arts departments at the Findhorn Foundation before co-founding the Lorian Association in the USA.
David Wilkinson, former resident of Findhorn community, before and after which he has been a Methodist minister, serving the St. Francis Church in Tucson, Arizona, from which he has now retired.
Declan Kennedy, co-founder of Lebensgarten Steyerberg Ecovillage in Germany, inspired in part by Findhorn. Declan has served as President of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN).
Dennis Evenson, former Findhorn Foundation member and scholar who lives in Colorado.
Lady Diana Whitmore, founder/co-chair of the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London and founder/CEO of Teens and Toddlers UK. Diana was a Trustee of Findhorn Foundation for 19 years. She is currently resident in the Findhorn community where she is a director at Ecologia Youth Trust.
Dmitiri Morosov, founder and director of Kitezh Community in Kaluga, Russia.
Dolores Richter, German resident and leading light of the Zegg Community near Berlin where she leads workshops on love relationships, sexuality, community building and Zegg’s distinctive Forum group work.
Donnie Maclurcan, writer, speaker, innovator for a ‘post growth economy’ in Ashland, Oregon, USA. Co-founder of the Post Growth Institute and an Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University. Author of How on Earth: Our future is not for profit.
Dorothy Maclean (7 January 1920 – 12 March 2020), writer, lecturer, co-founder with Peter and Eileen Caddy of the Findhorn Community and of the Lorian Association in the USA and Canada.
Dorothy Schwarz, British co-author of Living Lightly, who has assisted us with her counsel and connections to the UK media.
Drew Dellinger PhD. is an internationally known speaker, writer, poet, teacher and ‘cosmological activist’ who has lectured and taught extensively across the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Ed Posey, former Foundation Trustee and founder with Liz Hoskins of Gaia Trust in London.
Eirwen Harbottle, co-founder with her husband Michael Harbottle (deceased) and director of the Centre for International Peacebuilding, founder member of the Council of Wise Women in UK, member of the World Conference on Religion and Peace.
Elinore Detiger, longtime friend and supporter of the community who maintains residences both on Iona and in Costa Rica.
Elisabet Sahtouris, American/Greek biological philosopher, educator, writer and producer in California.
Fiona Davidson (Sister Fionntulach), Celtic nun of the Scottish Céile Dé tradition, harpist, storyteller, priestess and ‘bard’ in Kippen, near Glasgow.
Freya Secrest, Co-Founder and Manager of the Lorian Association, Spiritual Director and Lorian priest in Washington state, USA.
Fritz & Vivienne Hull
Fritz Hull and Vivienne Hull, formerly of the Christian ministry and co-founders of the Chinook Learning Community and the Institute for Earth and Spirit in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Geoff Oelsner, psychologist, writer and musician in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
Gigi Coyle, Citizen-diplomat and Instigator of the Way of Council and of the Beyond Boundaries project in California, USA.
Giles Chitty, former Findhorn community member and chairman of the Findhorn Foundation trustees. Currently a partner in Barchester Green Investments, Salisbury, UK.
Goran Wiklund, Sustainability Consultant in Stockholm and collaborator with his wife Amanda Haworth and Roger Doudna on a Park Ecovillage Trust (PET) sustainability project at Findhorn.
Gordon Davidson, author, lecturer and consultant, former resident of the Findhorn community, co-founder of the Sirius Community in Massachusetts and the Center for Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C., currently living in California, USA.
Guy Dauncey, writer, lecturer and consultant on economic, social, spiritual and green issues in Vancouver.
Hartwig Spitzer, nuclear physicist at the University of Hamburg, advocate of non-nuclear security and consultant on ecological sustainability in Europe.
Hazel Henderson, economist, futurist, broadcaster, producer, writer, lecturer. Founder and project director of Alternative Futures in Florida, USA.
Helena Norberg-Hodge, lecturer and economist known for her ecological work in Ladakh, north India, founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Currently living in Byron Bay, Australia.
Herbert Girardet, co-founder of the World Future Council, writer of ten books and producer of fifty TV documentaries on sustainability themes, recipient of UN Global 500 Award “for outstanding environmental achievements”.
Howard Woods, former community member who now lives in Oregon, USA.
Ingrid Olausson, journalist living in Stockholm.
Jakob von Uexkull
Jakob von Uexkull, lecturer, writer, politician and founder of the Right Livelihood Award in London.
James Hubbell, sculptor, stained-glass artist, poet, imaginative builder in California who draws his inspiration from nature. Founder of the Ilan Lael Foundation which promotes the arts in the San Diego area.
Jan Bang, author and permaculturalist in Norway, Chair of ICSA (International Communal Studies Association) from 2010 to 2013.
Janice Dolley, author, speaker, educator, former trustee of the Foundation and trustee of Findhorn College.
Jenny Lawrence, ecologist and founder/director of a centre in South Africa called the Garden Route Trust for Community Development and the Environment, where she runs programmes for young people.
Joan Shafer, former Findhorn community member, is on the Coaching Advisory Board of The ExCo Group which is a global executive mentoring firm, and was one of the co-founders of the Barrett Values Centre.
Joanna Macy, international educator and Buddhist scholar, author and activist who focuses on the interface between spiritual breakthrough and social/environmental action.
Jock Millenson, psychologist, author and former member of the Findhorn Foundation. Inspired by his experience here, Jock independently co-created Kalikalos, a network of holistic summer schools in Greece.
John & Caitlin Matthews
John and Caitlin Matthews, prominent lecturers, therapists and writers on Celtic, Grail and shamanic themes in Oxford.
John & Nancy Todd
John and Nancy Todd, innovative biologists and skilled communicators who co-founded the New Alchemy Institute and Ocean Arks International in Massachusetts. Nancy is also founding editor of Annals of Earth newsletter and John has recently developed an environment-friendly solar aquatic sewage treatment system.
John Clausen & Frances Edwards
John Clausen and Frances Edwards, former community members now living in Connecticut where they jointly serve as our links to the NGO community around the United Nations in New York City and where John runs his own Hygeiea Foundation.
John Marks, lecturer, broadcaster on conflict resolution, director of Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C.
John Seed, ecologist, lecturer and founder/director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Lismore, Australia.
John Talbott & Samantha Graham
John Talbott and Samantha Graham, former Findhorn community members now living in Sydney, Australia, where they are parents and sustainability consultants. Sam also teaches meditation and mindfulness to corporations, and John is directing a new ecovillage project called Narara.
Jonathan Dawson, UN Consultant and lecturer on ‘the economics of transition’ at Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon.
Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of the Green Party in Britain and currently Director of the Forum for the Future.
Joss Brooks, Australian born conservationist, eco educator and activist in Auroville, India.
Joy Drake, former member of the Findhorn Foundation from 1973-86, originator of the Game of Transformation, and author of Soul Infusions. Joy continues to partner with the subtle worlds and explore innovative ways of serving the emerging evolutionary impulse. She currently lives at Findhorn where she offers workshops and individual sessions that support spiritual and personal development.
Judy McAllister, former Focaliser and Trustee of Findhorn Foundation, now Transformation Game Guide. Judy also coordinates the ongoing care of community co-founder Dorothy Maclean with whom she has toured the world as a colleague and teacher. She also speaks to our spiritual foundations in many contexts and countries.
Kastor Stein, German co-founder of the Zegg Community near Berlin where he has been executive manager, finance director and educational facilitator since 1991.
Katherine & Roger Collis
Katherine and Roger Collis, educators, former residents of the Findhorn community, co-founders and directors of the Lorian Association and currently of their own Pacifica Foundation in Santa Barbara, USA. Roger is a Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation.
Kathy Tyler is the co-author of the original Angel® Cards first published in 1982 and the Transformation Game®. She is deeply engaged with the collective evolutionary impulse as a member of the Findhorn Community and lived there from 1978 to 1986. Kathy is currently living at Findhorn and is a Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation.
Kay Lynne Sherman
Kay Lynne Sherman, former community member, psychotherapist and activist in Ashland, Oregon. She is also a trainer in a programme inspired by Paul Hawken’s book on global warming called Drawdown.
Kay Tift, former resident of Findhorn community who is currently a consultant for Group Development in California.
Kenny Ausubel & Nina Simons
Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Co-Founders of Bioneers in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Kerstin Nordin, lawyer and creator of the New Thinkers Association in Stockholm.
Kosha Joubert, current Executive Director of the Global Ecovillage Network, who travels the world to advance ecovillages in varying states of formation and advocates their role, often with her husband Robin Alfred (also a Fellow), in addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Lama Yeshe, resident Abbott of the Kagyu Samye-Ling Tibetan Centre in Dumfries, Scotland.
Lance Blaauw, youth worker assisting transformation in South Africa and Norway with young people’s rites of passage.
Lee Irwin is a writer and professor of comparative religion in Charleston, South Carolina where he and his artist and teacher wife Cathy Evans (also a Fellow) live as quietly as possible with their four beautiful cats on nearby Johns Island.
Linda Reimer, former resident of Findhorn community, co-founder and director of the Sirius Community in Massachusetts, USA.
Lionel Fifield, chartered accountant, lecturer and founder of the Relaxation Centre, a leading personal growth centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Liz Hoskins, co-founder (with Edward Posey) of the Gaia Foundation in London.
Liza Hollingshead, founder/Executive Director of Ecologia Youth Trust since 1995, who supports disadvantaged children in Russia, Kenya, Uganda, Myanmar, Thailand and, most recently, Scotland.
Lynne Franks, founder and retired director of her own public relations company in London, currently living in Los Angeles.
Mari Hollander, long time resident of the community where she has had leadership roles in our Steiner School, the Findhorn Foundation, and currently the Findhorn Wind Park and Findhorn College.
Maria Benson Trapp
Maria Benson Trapp, former Findhorn community resident, consultant and partner of Roger Benson in Stockholm.
Maria-Gabriele Wosien, teacher of sacred dance traditions in Munich, Germany.
Marian Zeitlin, retired professor of social science and international consultant on nutrition and sustainable community development who now lives in Senegal where she supports and directs Eco-Yoff, the first official ecovillage in Africa.
Marilyn Hamilton, evolutionist, futurist, PRAQtivist, author and independent researcher of cities as ‘human hives’ and Gaia’s reflective organs. She is the founder of Integral City Meshworks and is a recent resident of Findhorn where she is Co-Chair of Findhorn College.
Marti Mueller, American long time resident and representative of Auroville, India, international board member of the Global Ecovillage Network, usually now resident in Paris.
Mary Inglis, former Findhorn Foundation Trustee, whose Inner Links office at Findhorn coordinates and runs Transformation Game trainings and programmes in many countries as well as at the Foundation. She also works internationally with programmes and trainings in process facilitation, co-creation, manifestation and leadership.
Max Lindegger, head of EcoLogical Solutions, Consultancy and Education Services in Crystal Waters, Australia, from whence he also represents Oceania and Asia in the Global Ecovillage Network.
Max Schupbach, lecturer, author and consultant on Process-Oriented Psychology in Oregon, USA.
Michael Lindfield, former resident and trustee of the Findhorn Foundation, currently an educator, author and organisational consultant with Boeing Computer Services in Seattle.
Michael Shaw, former Chair of Findhorn Trustees for 35 years, ecological engineer and founder of Bio-Matrix, a water purification company that works in several countries from its base in Forres, Scotland.
Mike Scott, community resident, singer, songwriter and leader of British rock/folk group The Waterboys.
Milenko & Kathi Matanovic
Milenko and Kathi Matanovic, writers, consultants, storytellers, troubadours, co-founders of Findhorn Foundation arts programme, coordinators of the ETA Project for “education, transformation and the arts”, and current coordinators of their own Pomegranate Foundation in northwest USA.
Miranda McPherson, psychotherapist, teacher and founder of the Interfaith Seminary in London, now living in Mill Valley California, USA.
Nadia McLaren, consultant, colleague of Tony Judge at the Union of International Associations in Brussels.
Ousame Aly Pame
Ousame Aly Pame, educator, eco-activist and politician who currently serves as President of GEN Africa where he promotes national ecovillage networks throughout the continent.
Patch Adams, American doctor, humourist, founder of the Gesundheit Institute in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Paul Allen, climate change activist and former CEO of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.
Paul Bernstein, researcher, writer and activist in two pathways: extending formal science to include realities of transcendental experience; and uncovering and applying humane and democratic forms of politics. Periodic visitor at Findhorn since 1976. Resides near Boston, USA.
Peter Harper, coordinator at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.
Peter Lloyd, former Findhorn Community member and current Interfaith Minister who lives in Hong Kong where he is a focus of new age activities. He is editor of Positive News Hong Kong. He is also the current moderator of the Hong Kong Network on Religion and Peace, an interfaith group.
Peter Russell, philosopher, lecturer, writer and organisational consultant in London and California.
R.A. Gilbert, antiquarian bookseller, lecturer, author of books on freemasonry, mysticism and related esoteric subjects who also edits the Masonic journal Ars Quator Coronatorum from his home in Bristol.
R.J. Stewart, Scottish musician, composer, lecturer and writer on Celtic, shamanic and magic themes, now living in USA.
Ralph White, former resident of Findhorn community and enthusiastic explorer of the Western Mystery tradition who is a director of the New York Open Centre in Manhattan, USA.
Renata Caddy, artist and founder/director with Peter Caddy (deceased) of her own centre in Daisendorf, Germany.
Richard Barrett, author, lecturer, consultant, Values Coordinator and founder of the Spiritual Unfoldment Society at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., resident in North Carolina, USA.
Richard Olivier, actor and founder/director of Mythodrama Institute in London.
Rob Hopkins, pioneer of the Transition Towns movement from his home in Totnes, Devon.
Rob Wheeler, teacher, eco-educator and activist who represents the Global Ecovillage Network at the UN in New York City where he has also engaged in UN Sustainable Development processes for 18 years.
Robert Gilman, founder with his wife Diane (deceased) of In Context Magazine and Institute in Washington State, USA.
Robert Holden, author and teacher on the interface between psychology and spirituality in London.
Robert McDermott, philosopher, lecturer (especially on Rudolf Steiner) at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Robin Alfred, former Foundation Trustee, executive coach, trainer and consultant with Findhorn Consultancy who travels the world from his home at Findhorn, often with wife and partner Kosha Joubert (also a Fellow) on behalf of the Global Ecovillage Network.
Roger Benson, former community co-focaliser, currently a management consultant in Stockholm.
Ross Jackson is a co-founder of the Gaia Trust in Denmark. He initiated the Global Ecovillage Network at the Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities Conference at Findhorn in 1995 and funded it for its first eight years. He continues to support it actively.
Rue Hass, former Findhorn community member for seven years in the 1970s. One of 29 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Masters in the world. Author of four books on meridian therapy and spirituality, now living in Boulder, Colorado.
Russ Purvis, founder and manager of Kakwa Ecovillage in British Columbia, Canada.
Sabine Lichtenfels, co-founder of the Tamera Community in Portugal. Peace Ambassador, author, theologian, Head of the Global Love School and of Spiritual Research in Tamera.
Sara Trevelyan, a Findhorn Fellow, graduated as a medical doctor in 1977 at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. After working in hospitals and medicine briefly – with a special interest in prison reform – she left to explore mental health in the community, conducting an action research project for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. For the past twenty-nine years Sara has worked as a psychotherapist, energy healer, and spiritual counsellor. In 2017, her first book Freedom Found was published. Her philanthropy supports myriad groups in this country through Foundation Scotland in Edinburgh and Sara also contributes to several Findhorn community groups. Sara lives and works between Edinburgh and Findhorn.
Satish Kumar, former Jain monk in India and current householder in Devon where he has established an independent village school, edits Resurgence magazine, coordinates the annual Schumacher Lectures in Bristol and, most recently, Schumacher College at Dartington Hall.
Shin-Ichiro Terayama, physicist, computer engineer, businessman and cellist who heads the Japanese Holistic Medical Society, the Handheld Computer Society and his own holistic consultancy firm in Tokyo.
Shoshanna Tembeck Alexander
Shoshanna Tembeck Alexander, former community member who compiled and edited the The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation book in 1975 and now lives with her son in Ashland, Oregon.
Stuart Hill, Emeritus Professor and Foundation Chair of Social Ecology, Western Sydney University, Australia.
Timothy Hass is a Lorian Priest who has researched and practiced the principles of subtle energy activism for over a decade. He teaches across the US, and offers subtle support for on-the-ground projects, sometimes particularly challenging ones. These include WILD Foundation International Gatherings and the Mali Elephant Project, with Mali being considered the most dangerous assignment for UN troops in the world. He teaches people how to apply these principles to their own lives and most recently presented at the 2019 IONS (Noetic Sciences) conference in San Jose, California.
Tony Judge, writer, consultant and editor of the Yearbook of International Associations in Brussels.
Vance Martin, ecologist, writer, coordinator of the World Wilderness Congress at Findhorn in l983 and in Colorado in l987, and current head of the Wilderness Leadership Foundation in California.
Vandana Shiva, physicist, environmentalist, activist, feminist and author of 20 books. Vandana received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993 and continues to advocate for regenerative agriculture.
Will Keepin, philosopher, scientist, astrologer, writer, teacher and head of the Satyana Institute in the USA.
Will Rapp, former Findhorn Foundation resident and currently president of his own Garden Tool Supply company in Burlington, Vermont.
William Bloom, writer and lecturer on spiritual and economic themes, and Sabrina Dearborn, former Findhorn Foundation Focaliser, now mother and teacher, who live in Glastonbury.
William Irwin Thompson
William Irwin Thompson, now deceased, was a writer, lecturer, novelist and cultural historian who founded the Lindisfarne Association in the USA.
William Metcalf, professor of Environmental Studies at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and noted authority on alternative lifestyles and communities.
Wolf-Dieter Grossmann, systems scientist and head of the Department of Applied Landscape Ecology at the Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig.