Cure For What Ails Us
We face a world in social, economic and spiritual crisis. The dysfunctional systems and structures of the past century are falling apart at the seams, and our leaders and experts have no real and lasting solutions. Those paying attention will recognize that we are moving quickly into a new globally synchronized, technocratic world order that is debasing and destructive to the Human Being.
Yet, in the last century, a remarkable individual and spiritual initiate gave, with the help of some close colleagues, the solutions and cures to what truly ails us. Only some of these solutions have found fertile ground, such as Waldorf education and Biodynamic agriculture, while most of the others await to be put into practice by people who recognize in them the answers to their questions.
This initiative is for those souls that have awakened to their destiny, and know that a sane Human future rests on his contributions being taken up into our minds and hearts, and made real with our hands.
We are forming a carrying group of six to twelve people willing to turn this vision into reality on the land.
Building a Healthy Human Community
We will work to incorporate as fully as possible, all of the gifts that Rudolf Steiner brought to humankind, and many of which have already proven themselves as the most advanced and fruitful in their respective fields.
The foundational work of the Michael Community will be the study and implementation of Steiner’s spiritual teachings and practices, in order awaken and develop our moral and spiritual capacities in a vital and living way, and to plant seeds for the coming sixth cultural epoch. We are being asked to develop a conscious fully awake spirituality, recognizing the Spirit working in and through us, between our relationships (including with those that have crossed the threshold of death), and within the Living Earth. Materialism, religious compulsion based on authority (even Steiner’s), and selfishness must be transformed, as we recognize and live in community with one another and the beings of the spiritual world.
As we approach the 100 year anniversary of Rudolf Steiner’s death, Anthropsophy is calling to be renewed by human beings actively embuing their thoughts with warmth, and dedicating their deeds selflessly for the future of humankind. Such a community may, by Grace, weave with Spirit a garmet on Earth suitable for the Being of Anthroposophia to dwell amongst it, bringing untold blessings and gifts of courage, love, creativity and wisdom in preparation for the comng sixth (Sophianic) cultural epoch.
Threefold Social Organics
We will organize based on a unique threefold-system, pioneered by Rudolf Steiner at the Christmas Conference of 1923-24.
The first body is comprised of the Vision Keepers, those most connected to the spiritual destiny of the community, who foster the spiritual and cultural fabric of the community. The second body is comprised of the administrative heart, not as a pump, but as that which receives and manages the ideas, resources and expertise from the periphery of the community to the center and back again. The third body is comprised of association of economics, which is the engine which keeps the cultural and spiritual life adequately funded, and provides the means by which individuals can become more selfless and social beings.
A founding community Statues document, , based on the form of the original 15 Statues will act as a type of organizational constitution.
Establishing a Waldorf school and pre-school will be a cornerstone of the Michael Community.
Waldorf education has been one of the fastest growing independent school movements in the world. The pedagogy is based on Steiner’s deep understanding of the spiritual development of the child through three primary stages; first, the development of the will forces in the child up to the age of 7 through imitation, then from 7 to 14 the development of the feeling nature by the development of imagination, through art, dance, music, and story, then from 14 to 21 the development of the mental faculties through the more rigerous study of science, philosophy, mathematics.
The Michael Community will establish a large, productive biodynamic farm sufficient for the communities needs, and to supply market demand in the surrounding area.
Biodynamic farming is the gold standard of organic and regenerative farming with a focus on maintaining and building biologically active soil which produces the highest quality and most nutritious food. The farm will work towards full self-sufficiency of farm inputs, while farmers will work consciously with the moon cycles for planting and harvesting. These, in addition to special biodynamic preparations made with conscious intention and heart forces, nurtures the plants to produce bountiful harvests, while providing ideal soil and carbon management.
Cultural Arts Center
The learning and development of the arts will form a primary activity at the Michael Community, in order to ennoble the human spirit with Beauty, and help activate higher forms of cognition- imaginative, inspirational and intuitive.
An arts centre, worthy to inspire the highest creative capacities of the residents will be built to form the cultural hub and heart of the community.
Painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, music, speech and poetry, as well as handicrafts, and the social art of conversation will bring richness to individual life, build community cohesion and connection, and demonstrate the majesty of the Human Being as it expresses its’ collective spiritual treasures.
Associative Economic Ventures
Working out of Steiner’s 14 lectures on World Economy, the Michael Community will work to support and capitalize community social ventures, working in mutually supportive associations and with transparent sharing of finances, while ensuring that a fair share of profits are returned to the community as free gifts for cultural enrichment in education, arts and research.
We envision supporting, as funds allow, a farm to table restaurant, rental accommodations, educational workshops, valued added food products, furniture and toy manufacturing, and other ventures that individuals are driven to start.
Holistic Health Clinic
Our community will establish a health clinic for those practicing anthroposophical and holistic medicine, Bach Flower remedies, herbology using local plant remedies, and other proven successful forms of complementary natural medicine. Spiritual healing through positive thought and prayer, as well as other therapeutic treatments may be offered.
While Steiner was not against vaccines, the vaccines of today are filled with harmful ingredients such as aluminum, mercury, human fetal tissue, new nano adjuvants such as Graphene Oxide, and now experimental and unproven mRNA technologicals. We will therefore encourage the precautionary principle in their use.
As part of our ethos, we will advocate for science based health that upholds individual rights and health freedoms, as well as healthy lifestyle, diet and other practices to lead to optimum health and wellness, as opposed to “silver bullet” pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.
Active Elder Living Facility
For those members of the anthroposophical and Steiner-inspired communities looking to retire within a community setting in Costa Rica, we will offer accommodation and on-site holistic care services.
Incorporating the wisdom of elders into the community, as well as providing younger people the opportunity to develop spiritually by looking after elders is a real win-win scenario. Gardening, yoga, regular massage, holistic health checkups and a healthy diet of biodynamic food, will ensure that our elders enjoy the highest quality life during their sunset years.
Social Art of Conversation
We will meet in regular fellowship circle, learning the social art conversation, guided by the Spirit of our Community. Living in community provides each the opportunity for real spiritual growth, by balancing the natural anti-social impulses of the Self, through natural daily interactions with others, who invariably have different ideas, sentiments and intentions.
The practice of putting our Self aside, for moments, to seek to understand and know the other people that we are living in community with, is perhaps the most difficult, but also the most fruitful, spiritual practice available to us, in the age of the individuated Self.
Working socially and economically with one another in fellowship with one another in a shared, spiritual mission, we will build the vessel for wise spiritual beings to join together with us, lending their wisdom and courage to our heartfelt striving.
Throughout history, architecture has inspired and connected peoples, while also demonstrating in form the collective creative Spirit weaving through the community.
Without merely replicating past architectural forms, but informed by the most inspiring temples, building and styles, including in particular the Goetheanum and other “organic” architectural styles, we will endeavour to build inspiring and functional buildings to house and nourish the body, soul and spirit of the community.
We are searching for architects, builders, and craftsman to help create buildings that demonstrate the creative Spirit in functional form.
Festivals and Fun
We will make festivals a vital part of our community activities.
Rudolf Steiner spoke frequently about the importance of festivals in the life of community, for social cohesion and collective meaning. In addition, to the spiritual festivals of Christmas and Easter, he also emphasised the importance of observing and celebrating the Festival of Michael, known as Michaelmas (Sept 29).
“When, the festivals, which today are celebrated without understanding, will again be understood, we will also have the strength, out of a spiritual understanding of the course of the year, to establish a festival which will only begin to have significance for present-day humanity. This is the Michael festival in the last days of September…bringing with it Michael out of the clouds.”