The modern world as a whole, will never be
significantly or permanently changed by force of arms or power
of persuasion, no matter how passionate. Successful example,
however, is willingly emulated. History is replete with failed
episodes of governments and institutions determinably trying to
impose their will on others while fighting everything contrary
to the way they decree to be correct. Any gains made this way
always seem to be temporary. History is equally full of
fortuitous moments where great, lasting advances in civilization
were made after a successful technical or cultural improvement
was discovered, which spread and was copied until it eventually
benefited all the world.
Those of us who choose to become involved with Celestopea
communities come from all walks of life. We are not segregated
by the areas in which we differ, such as the color of our skin,
our diplomas on the wall, our religious beliefs, or the
relationship choices we make in our lives; rather, we are united
by common beliefs and aspirations that bond us. We believe that
we are not here merely to live and die, but that each of us is
here to make a positive difference in this world.
By emulation of our example, it is the intention of Celestopeans
to assist in significantly transforming the world to a higher
level of universal health, education, and economic vitality,
coupled with loving stewardship of our precious planet Earth. In
the process, we hope the people of the world will begin to think
of themselves more as citizens of the planet Earth before they
think of themselves as citizens of a particular country; to
unite themselves as citizens of a common world before separating
themselves based upon their race, religious beliefs and/or
cultures, realizing that as citizens of Earth, they have the
responsibility to their posterity, of being good stewards by
taking action to preserve and protect that which gives us life.
Many existing organizations work admirably toward these goals.
Although progress has been made, these groups will never make
the changes necessary to change the world on a massive scale
because the vast majority of the world's people are not involved
with these organizations. A worthy group with a noble goal is
not enough. The only thing that will change the world is
successful examples, on a grand scale, personally experienced by
enough people, that a critical mass is reached in which a new
consciousness rapidly expands across the planet.
As Celestopea chartered communities spread across the globe,
they will benefit nearly every person on earth. Celestopean
communities on land and sea will not only show social examples
worth emulating, but will introduce innovative ways to achieve
renewable, pollution-free, energy independence and sustainable
and bounteous life upon the Earth. People will look around at
the new world we have helped create and ask, "Who are these
The concept of Celestopea does not have religious or existing
governmental foundations, although the individual chartered
communities are free to set up the structure of their
communities along religious or political foundations if they
feel that is an important aspect to insure the cohesiveness and
success of their community. However, all Celestopea communities
are based upon fairness, respect, service to others,
eco-friendly sustainability and practicality.
To help visualize the Celestopean communities, transport
yourself into the words that follow. They explain some of the
major aspects of Celestopean philosophy. As you envision the
scenes that are described below, feel inside yourself to see if
you are a kindred spirit. You may discover that you are one of
the threads in the tapestry of Celestopea.
Imagine a prosperous, diverse, multiracial, multicultural,
community of true and deep friends, where everyone has a high
level of education, enjoys radiant health with superior health
care, lives extraordinarily long lives, and lives in a beautiful
community that seems to blend seamlessly with its environment.
Crime is essentially unknown. Not only do most people not lock
their doors, most doors do not even have locks.
This economy of the community is based upon Earth friendly,
non-polluting industries and includes many things in the organic
agriculture sector. There are also many wonderful art studios
throughout Celestopea communities which are havens and meccas
for artists. A large portion of Celestopeans are self-employed.
To help finance the communities common needs every adult member
tithes 1/0th of their income and 12 hours per week of their tie
to the community.
The people of this city live in harmony with the earth and all
of its creatures, taking sustenance as needed, but always giving
back more than they take and always taking actions to increase
the quality of their environment.
The residents may be of many different religious persuasions or
some communities may be built with a common faith or spiritual
Education is emphasized and a large percentage of the community
members have had post-high school education and many of the
people hold college degrees. There are also a significant number
of individuals with multiple degrees. Everyone is encouraged to
always be taking at least one class, whether for pleasure or
knowledge, and to continue their education for their entire
life, and many classes are offered right in the community. It is
not unusual to see a person in their 70's receiving their 1st or
even 2nd college degree.
Even though many people have advanced education, there remains a
complete respect for those who choose a different path. There is
recognition that the inner voice inside each person is his or
her very best guide. From that understanding comes an honoring
of all paths that lead to personal expansion and growth.
In Celestopea communities, there is also an amazing curiosity
among the people. Not just a thirst for formal knowledge, but a
quick embrace of any area of self-improvement which benefits the
As much as Celestopeans love learning, they love creative art
even more. There is a strong belief among the members of the
community of the importance of balance as an essential
ingredient to personal growth. For every intellectual class that
is offered at any school, there are two classes in all the
varied arts offered. With a high, well balanced education, and a
multicultural awareness that teaches respect for all, prejudice
It can certainly be concluded that a visitor to a Celestopea
community will be impressed, if not awed by all that is seen. It
is likely that when he or she returns home, they will relate, in
wonderment, all they saw to their friends and family. That
astonishment will be like a ripple on a still pond and the
energy for similar change will spread across the globe as more
and more people begin to see themselves in a reality they had
never conceived as possible.
Some additional attributes a visitor to Celestopea would notice
Celestopeans are balanced. They realize there is good within
many philosophies; they are not fanatical about the life or
behavior of others. They tend to have a "live and let live"
attitude that is based upon the following precept; "we allow
everyone to live their life according to the dictates of their
own conscience, provided their actions do not infringe upon the
life, health, or peace of others and are in keeping with the
values of the community of which they are a part."
Celestopeans are not afraid of change. They understand that
change is the one constant of the universe that is essential for
As examples, in the context of balance:
Celestopeans accept the cutting of trees as an important and
necessary harvest of a renewable resource, yet they will stand
to protect ancient forests and the essential ecosystems of
innocent forest dwellers.
Celestopeans accept the religious differences among people, and
reject the fanaticism that denies respect to those of differing
beliefs, or assumes that all other people must believe and act
as they do, less they are somehow wrong, bad or evil.
Celestopeans are just. They believe that while mercy cannot rob
fairness, the restitution meted out must consider the
circumstances. For instance, if a heretofore honest person takes
food to feed their starving family, they do not deserve the same
treatment as someone who has done the same thing for a
thoughtless thrill or on a habitual basis. Often times a
heartfelt public apology to those wronged and a sincere plan of
restitution is all the restitution necessary for minor offenses.
Celestopeans are not naïve enough to think that there will never
be problems in our communities. Experience has demonstrated
however, that high levels of education among the general
populace, close family and community ties, and a vibrant full
employment economy are cornerstones of peace and harmony.
Celestopeans seek after and promote these ideals.
Celestopea communities have found that a healthy, harmonious and
peaceful community is much easier to attain when alcohol, mind
or mood altering drugs, tobacco products, and weapons whose main
purpose is to take life, are kept out of the community.
Celestopeans believe the people are the highest law. If the
community council passes an ordinance and a community member is
accused and tried for breaking it, twelve fellow citizens will
be asked to consider both the facts in the case and the
correctness of the law. Though the person may in fact be guilty
of breaking the ordinance, their fellow citizens have the right
to reject the ordinance as unjust and find the person innocent,
and by so doing invalidate the law in its current form.
Celestopeans are Stewards. Humans, are one of the highest forms
of life on this planet, and the one that is the most capable of
adapting to, changing or destroying environments. Celestopeans
understand that we have a unique and tremendous responsibility
to all other life forms on the planet.
Celestopean's believe it is their duty to live in a way that is
as eco-friendly as possible. Celestopeans consider it a sacred
obligation to enlarge upon and enhance the life and ecosystems
of the world, and to pass from life having left the world a more
vibrant and ecologically sound place than they inherited.
This is Celestopea. Global exposure to the actualization of the
ideals and innovations of Celestopea can help change the world.
"In non-judgmental respect, peacefully acknowledge that the
divergent path others choose may be as right from them as the
momentous one you have chosen is correct for you. To achieve
abiding harmony and increasing growth in your life, continually
look through the translucent eyes of others and see the
challenging world as they see it that you may understand their
ever-present hopes, dreams, fears and motivations. Through you
may still disagree, in understanding their heart-felt
perspective, you will not fear that which is different and in
your valor, with eyes open and heart unchained, you will light
the effervescent lives of all whom you touch."
~ Embrosewyn Tazkuvel, "22 Steps to the Light of Your Soul"