In this blog you can read about
· The Sanctuary Transformation
· The sad news of Wilfried Schenk’s sudden death
- Our topic: Attunement
- Blast from the Past: The last interview with all three founder, Peter, Eileen and Dorothy in 1992.
- Community Quiz: new questions and of course the answers to the last ones
xxx ENJOY xxx
The Sanctuary Transformation is continuing. Since the fires on the 12th April 2021, the Sanctuary has seen several transformations. From a devastation site to a beautiful quiet space where people met again for contemplation.
Now the time is coming to start the future building process. After many months of attunement and planning we have started to ‘break ground’ on Friday 23rd July 2022.
We still have an active fundraising campaign for the New Sanctuary. You find lots more images and background information on that page. Please participate in any way you feel inspired to help us manifest this essential focus for our Community.
The sad news of Wilfried Schenk’s sudden death. On Friday 22nd July 2022 Wilfried died unexpectedly after a massive heart attack. Wilfried has been in the Community for over 3 decades. Initially he and his wife Irene lived at Newbold House, then they lived in Logie and had their two sons Colin and Kevin. He worked in several community organisations, including Aromantic, Moray Carshare and at HealthWorks, the Holistic Health Care Centre in Forres where he was the Centre Manager for 21 years until 2021. He also had a strong connection to Auroville. He will be hugely missed, first and foremost by his family but also by the many to whom he was a true and steadfast friend. God Speed on your onwards journey, Wilf, and our heartfelt condolences to all those left behind.
Our topic: Attunement
Attunement is possibly one of the biggest gifts the Community has made more accessible to the world. Of course, it is not a new concept, and is practised in many traditions, under many names. At Findhorn it is used in many different contexts and yet it always comes down to the basics of Connection and Inner Listening.
In the 50th Birthday Book ‘Spirit of the Future’ there are 17 different references to the term Attunement. In the electronic version you can flip through the book and find the pages quoted below. To be able to read the text easier, just zoom in on the the bar below the book.
Liza Hollingshead describes on page 7, how “attunement has become an intrinsic part of the Findhorn ‘way’. So simple but it works.” “Eileen received guidance to stop giving guidance to others and to encourage them to turn within and learn to hear their own inner voice. A practice of attuning before each activity, whether before or meal or the start of the working day, became part of the way of life: a moment of silence, joining hands, minds and hearts to be ‘at one’ with each other, the task ahead, and the spiritual forces within and around us.”
The following articles demonstrate some essential implementations of Attunement in our community culture:
On page 15 Angus Marland speaks about Being – attunement whilst on page 15 Judith Bone covers Doing – attunement and Communing with Nature – attunement (p19). Kajedo Wanderer explores Attunement to Nature in an article on page 27. Whilst Christoph Greiner relates his experience of decision making by attunement on page 80. You can even pay your NFA membership fee ‘by attunement’ (Fabien Barouch, page 95).
The Findhorn Foundation puts it also right at the front of the website:
Blasts from the Past:
Attunement is at the core of the founders’ experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOetKgNPs4Y This video from 1992 is the last film where all three founders were together. And attunement is mentioned many many times.
Which is the first plant that Dorothy Maclean attuned to?
‘Attunement in Action’ was a subtitle in a publication distributed on 24th July 1966? What was the title of that publication? Who was credited as the author? What was the revised title of the second edition distributed in August 1966?
You can add your answers to the Comments section below.
Answers to our last questions:
When was the first Sacred Dance Festival held? 1992
Which dance has been generally used to start the Sacred Dance session in Experience Week? The Kos
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