Many seasons have changed, the village migrating up and down the mountain with the shifts. Children have been born, folk have come and gone and the vision continues to grow stronger. This blog shares about our family’s life in Tipi Village. It would be impossible to represent all of Tipi Village in one blog. We are a collective of diverse individuals. It can also be seen as a web log of a process of a community growing and unfolding and of a simple way of life. It’s difficult to share subtleties on a showy web page but hopefully some beauty is relayed.
Many of us (who may consider themselves the ‘core group’) have come up with a manifesto. Here it is:
The ongoing collective mission, highest vision and core intention of Tipi Village is to cultivate the culture of living with the elements in the wilderness, directly and accountably. These basic principles are strong, resistant to change and continue to evolve:
-To live -literally- lightly on the ground around the fire, in low-impact, moveable dwellings and to migrate seasonally in the spring and autumn.
-To maintain an open place for all who have the inspiration and intention to participate.
-To be a repository for traditional ways of being, cultivating and manifesting and to foster a place where learning of these ways can occur.
-To have and be a strong spiritual focus through essential daily practices such as fetching wood and carrying water, honoring the waxing and waning of the moon with the sweat lodge and holding a vigil for the solstices and equinoxes.
-For each individual to have a direct relationship with their place on the land.
-To be free of chainsaws, generators and fossil fueled machinery.
-For no further roads to be made, buildings built or concrete foundations poured.
-To be reverent and respectful towards our physical, social, psychic and spiritual environment.
This is our prayer. To all of creation.