Celestopea seeks to create land
communities in isolated rural land areas and transform them with
perma-culture techniques into beautiful little Edens while
exemplifying Celestopean ideals. Sponsorship of a community may
be under any group, religious or otherwise, that has similar
beliefs in Earth stewardship and renewal as those of Celestopea.
A land community is currently in the planning stages for a
choice piece of property in southern Oregon/northern California. The Sierra
Community of Light is being chartered by Celestine
Light. Here is a description of their community foundations:
"We are now in the process of looking for a good land area in
the southern hemisphere (less people and pollution), and
currently accepting applications for a community in southern
California (beautiful area with good state laws for churches).
The Sierra Community of Light (southern Oregon/northern California) will
locate on a large parcel of property that has abundant water and
geothermal resources available and over 250 days of sunshine a
year. This will allow us to build geothermal and passive solar
heated greenhouses that will produce fruits and vegetables
year-round, as well as allow us to create microclimates to grow
more tropical and semi-tropical produce than would normally be
possible at that latitude, while living in nice toasty homes
during the coldest days of winter.
Our intentional community will be a sustainable, organic,
vegetarian “living foods” community with an emphasis on health,
rejuvenation and longevity. Eggs, raw dairy products and ocean
schooling fish are also acceptable for those who desire them.
We will also be an alcohol-free, drug-free and tobacco-free
community, with the hope that everyone who desires to live in
the Community of Light will value their body as a temple of God.
The Sierra Community will strongly encourage and support artists
of all types and will be building community studios for many
artistic and musical pursuits. We believe that there is an
artist within each one of us, as this is the way God made us,
however many people never discover the artist within. We are
dedicated to helping each community member reach their fullest
potential in every facet of their lives, including their
We expect that many members of our community will also look to
the earth for their livelihoods with everything from farming, to
hand-mining crystals in the mountains, to herb gathering in the
We also have several community industries planned for those who
prefer an income from a more structured environment, and
individual members or groups of members are also welcome to have
their own eco-friendly businesses within the community. As an
artist enclave, we hope to become a destination for people from
far and wide to discover high quality, innovative art in a
spectacular natural setting.
A primary business will be a natural healing and health retreat
that will offer people from faster paced, less healthy
lifestyles an opportunity to slow down and relax in one of the
most beautiful areas of the world, while receiving alternative
healing treatments, gourmet raw vegetarian meals, hot spring
therapies and a host of unforgettable experiences. We will also
manufacture a few potent natural food and body care products.
In addition to geothermal heating we will also utilize solar,
wind and small hydro for electrical generation, with the
intention that all of the buildings in the community will be
completely off the grid for both heat and power.
Our community will have both full and part-time members. Many of
the permanent member will be families, although there will also
be a place for single adults and couples without children as
well. We expect an influx of temporary members from among
college students in the summer. Part-time members who may live
on the other side of the country or world and only visit for a
2-4 weeks each year are also welcome, and will still be part of
the family of light and included in many community activities
throughout the year from where ever they live. Even someone who
is not a full-time live on the land member, but is committed to
helping the community on a regular and consistent basis will be
counted as a permanent member.
The community will be governed by the Council of Eleven, which
will be men and women leaders who have been elected by the
permanent members of the community. Seven seats on the council
are reserved for members who live on the land year around.
All buildings and homes will be owned by the community and
leased to members who are using them. In keeping with a off-the
grid spiritual community of artists and would be artists, all
structures will incorporate innovative and creative designs.
Additionally, there will be a central, multi-purpose building
where the adults will meet for continuing education classes, the
children will meet for school, and will also serve as a place
for meetings and social activities for everyone. There will be a
community dinner at the multi-purpose building 6 nights a week
where everyone shares the evening meal, social interaction and
community planning and coordination.
To maintain the viability of the community, each adult member is
asked to contribute 10% of their income and a minimum 10 hours
of work in some capacity for the community each week, with
additional hours needed during the early construction stages of
the community. The minimal time and money commitment helps in
building, equipment and material costs, and allows us to
maintain the gardens and beauty of the community in a manner
that keeps it as a piece of Heaven on Earth. The rest of your
time is your own but you are certainly welcome to give more
community hours or funding assistance if you wish.
The community is everyone’s idyllic home and the few hours we
give to our common home each week is a synergistic endeavor.
Working together on common property and buildings as well as
sharing the loads for evening meal preparation actually gives
each person a net gain in the time that they would otherwise
have to spend if they had to maintain and prepare all these
things individually for their own family.
We believe in artistic expression, families, earth stewardship,
community self-reliance, always seeking to gain new knowledge
and learn new skills, a spiritual and moral foundation in the
actions of our lives, and an atmosphere permeating the community
that is supportive of personal growth and expansion."
If this resonates with you and you would like to further explore
the possibilities of being part of this community, please go to
the Community of Light Page on the church website where you can
look at some great pictures and fill out and submit an
application if you desire.
We look forward to hearing from you!"
"Have the audacity to imagine great dreams and the daring to
make them reality. Today is the day and where you stand is the
place to begin creating the fulfilling life you deserve."
~ Embrosewyn Tazkuvel, "22 Steps to the Light of Your Soul"