Fuel and energy needs are provided by sunlight and starlight, -- quarklight? -- received and transmitted by crystals coiled in gold, silver, copper and platinum. Tessla coils, electromagnetic generators, semiconductors, nuclear fussion and related technologies have advanced to developments and uses that we could not yet dream of as this vision was first written. Appliances and communications are entirely wireless. Most routine chores and activities are automated or robotized, leaving individuals free to develop creative talents and interests. Health, education, creative employment and housing are provided for all.
People, especially adolescents and young adults, travel frequently around the world, living in communal populations, working/creating according to ability and interest, in return for board, room and apprenticeship or desired growth experience. There are earth gardens, sea gardens, river and lake aquacultures, and forests to be tended. There are healing arts to be learned from master practioners: herbalists, bodyworkers (ranging from masseurs to acupuncturists and adjusters of chi energy, and all varieties in between), aromatherapists, sound and color therapists, and experts in guided imagery and psycholinguistic programming techniques; there are meditation masters, shamans, vision-quest base camps, wilderness journeyers and the like. There are practical artisans and engineers of all varieties; there those who construct and maintain dwellings and serviceable structures, community planners, guides, counselors, and so on who receive incoming visitors and orient them to the community and connect them with their chosen employment or task.
All community participants find some means of service while in the community. When receiving benefits from a community, a person is in agreement to serve in some way. No one is restricted from leaving a community for a personal journey or seclusion or retreat; and there upon the individiual takes personal responsibility for one's own well-being. These things are accomplished without bureaucratic approvals of sabbaticals, etc. Our time and activities are planned according to our individual decisions. Young and old alike travel the world in this manner, learning from one another and appreciating the various climes and cultures. This fosters greater identification with all peoples and increases our humanhood (once called brotherhood.) Furthermore, this offers continual renewal to communities as people take time (from weeks to many years) for varied purposes and return to society refreshed with insights, talents, visions, revelations, and the like. Through this process the hero and heroine archetypes, the shaman, yogi, and wise man, and the wise woman continue to inform society, renewing our civilization in continuous, beauteous transformation. Such individuals are honored and welcomed.
The level of responsibility chosen by a community member brings increased amenities. For example, someone who has chosen a more permanent position in a community and assumed larger duties toward overseeing the care of its members and facilitating the cultural interchange described above, may have access to larger resources to sustain the community. This includes larger and more luxurious housing. There is no concern about such differences, as luxury and abundance is available to all according to the wish each has to be responsible to the material goods one has chosen to possess. In other words, if one wants to journey indefinitely, less possessions are desired or needed. If one wants housing and land and possesions, there is no obstruction to that desire; and one takes the responsibility for its care and upkeep and, our of this abundance, offers service to the community in some fashion.
Since the year 2010 schools beyond grades kindergarten to grade five have been dissolved. Boys and girls are educated separately, leading to increased confidence in the abilities of both sexes, and greater mutual respect between them. Children are taught to read, write, and given fundamentals in arithmetic and in information access and retrieval. They are led in non-sectarian meditation (for the development of intuition), singing, community participation, gardening, pet care, and instructed in personal hygiene and daily exercise. As part of an ten or eleven-year-old's personal hygiene instruction, the details of reproduction and pregnancy prevention are given. At the age of conceptual thought development students participate in discussions of aesthetics, values, critical thinking and reasoning, and also in mediation skills for conflict resolution. The youth are instructed in practical matters and logistics of interaction and survival in the global community, including the use of electronic funds which they will begin receiving at the age of 12, (as described in the next section). At age 12 children are considered accountable and are initiated into the adolescent stage of blossoming. In beautiful ceremonies varying by cultural symbols and meanings, the archetypal energies of the hero and heroine are invited into the young person's realm in a more personal way than through the fairytales and myths that they have encountered in their training thus far. Following a formal ceremony the young person spends some time (usually 30 days) upon a personal journey or vision quest to allow this transition into the world of adult accountability to have impact upon the individual. The newly initiated then spends three or four years in various positions of community service, and at age 15 or 16 begins a series of journeys to numerous world communities as above described, or remains in his or her community of origin to begin an apprenticeship with one or more masters of choice. Further education, which is seen as a life-long process is an individual plan devised by the person with the assistance of counselors as desired, and always initiated by the individual.
Human relationships and couplings are infused with spirituality and are private concerns inasmuch as their existence brings fruits of strength and beauty to the world. No one is asked to endorse a particular spiritual path or lifestyle or relationship style; and no one has others' preferences forced upon their consciousness in an attempt to gain community consensus. Relationships are private matters. Attempts to make public displays of preferences are met with reminders that as sovereign beings such need for approval, i.e. asking for permission or gaining personal power through the need for ouside approval is unnecessary. Respect is given to all, and dignity in action and behavior is expected of all.
As mentioned previously, the insights of "The Celestine Prophecy" serve as guidelines for relationships in the New Civilization.
Adult offenders are removed to large working camps in nature where medical evaluations are provided, and contact with the healing forces of nature, care of animals, and the performance of routine duties provide the best means of healing mental, emotional and spiritual diseases.
Parenting Instruction is given regularly in communities; and couples planning to have children agree upon admittance to a community to participate in this instruction, both receiving, and giving instruction in later sessions.
Women deal with reproductive matters privately, being trained in the use of herbs, and learning from and consulting one another. Their intimate relationship with the sovereign divinity within them is respected fully.
This matter is still evolving in human thought. However, it has progressed to the point where, with the permeation of divine spirit in our lives, there is less inclination for artistic expression to be fraught with unresolved emotions which tend to bring disharmony. As human evolution has progressed toward more light so has human expression more light revealed.
Thanks for that, Guinevere. And everybody else, your visions are very welcome. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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