Craig Gibsone, who has played a leading role in the community for nearly 50 years, and is affectionately known as a feral elder, shares about his life and work at the Findhorn Foundation and Ecovillage. He is one of our most inspiring educators, as well as a painter, potter, musician, builder and permaculturist, co-author of ‘Permaculture – A Spiritual Approach’, and co-focaliser of the Findhorn Applied Ecovillage Living (AEL) course, starting in February.
When asked what is the glue that has kept him in the community, Craig responded, “A supported daily spiritual practice that allows intuition to flourish, with no form or dogma. And then there’s an outer dialogue which happens everywhere and at all times – over meals and in community meetings. It’s about ourselves and our response to humanity’s illusions and has helped me to evolve my listening and communication skills, not just with my fellow human beings, but with all life. This is something I didn’t feel in other places. Findhorn had such a strong feeling of being a life school, and it wasn’t just me alone, but a group of like-minded people with the same intention. I still feel that same spirit and energy within the community today, and it’s still keeping me nourished and alive.”
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