Quetzalcoatl Community is being designed so that energy, water, waste recycling, and landscaping all work in harmony with Nature. We are making the systems we use to be socially and environmentally responsible and promote health and prosperity for the residents and all our relations.
Please do NOT contact us unless you've thoroughly read the Membership page first! This is not a place to vacation, nor do we have facilites for visitors at this time. Membership is comprised only of those who have, or will have a shamanic apprenticeship. This is one you might consider,
Members determine the living situation they are comfortable with, whether it is bringing in your yurt or RV to the property; or buying adjacent land and building on it. After you've lived on the property for a year and are invited to be a permanent member you can build on your acre.
We grow organic food together, cook for each other, do ceremony together and care for the Earth and all of her children.
We are planning a Bed and Breakfast and a Healing Center on this undeveloped 14 acres. It is our intent as the owners of the land (Athena Wolf and Ian Bailey) to create a non-profit whose board is made of the members of this community. In that way members will eventually own the land.
Quetzalcoatl has been honored since before the time of the Olmecs. Kukulcan or Ququmatz were the Mayan names. Quetzalcoatl (ket-tsul'kwot-ul) was Aztec, for the deity Feathered Serpent.
The earliest known recording of the feathered serpent is depicted on Stela 19 at the Olmec site of La Venta built in 900 B.C. John Major Jenkins has this to say: "...the Toltec pantheon that represented the Zenith Cosmology was Quetzalcoatl, whose earliest astronomical association is with the Pleiades...The Pleiades were known as the serpent's rattle, and the flight of the Pleiades into alignment with the zenith sun evoked the image of a flying serpent." Maya Cosmogenesis 2012.
Although the story varies between different Mesoamerican cultures,Quetzalcoatl was considered the god of the morning star, and his twin brother Xoloti was the evening star(Venus). Quetzalcoatl was considered the inventor of books, the calendars, presenter of maize (corn), and sometimes the symbol of death and resurrection. He was also related to the gods of the wind, the dawn, of merchants, arts, and crafts. He was the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge.
Quetzalcoatl was a revered deity throughout Mesoamerican before Cortez. He symbolizes the vital energy within us...our own God selves. The Maya were very aware of this energy. They symbolized it as their feathered serpent.
Quetzalcoatl means "plumed or feathered serpent." Feathers represent the freedom to go between worlds, or the transcendence of the bonds of the flesh. Birds are the only animals that have the freedom to maneuver between all the elements, air, earth, and for some water as well. To many ancient religions, the serpent represents the kundalini energy coiled at the base of our spine.
"To be Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcan is to know the seven forces (chakras) that govern our body - not only know them but also use them and understand their intimate relationship with natural and cosmic laws. We must comprehend the long and short cycles and the solar laws that sustain our lives. We must know how to die, and how to be born." The Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion, Hunbatz Men
"The Maya equivalent of "chi" (China) is referred to as coyopa or "lightning in the blood," which enables one to perceive within the body messages from the external worlds - both natural and supernatural...There is no one word for this in English, but it means something like, "vital force spirit." The Hidden Maya, Martin Brennan
There have been many tribes who live close to Nature and treat each other with care and respect.
The Ubuntu tribe of south Africa says "Ubuntu is the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness”.
Here are some other examples: The Semai have a strongly nonviolent image of themselves; they proclaim themselves to be nonviolent people who do not get angry or hit others. http://www.peacefulsocieties.org/Society/Semai.html.
The Batak of the Philipines "Violence is not part of their code of ethos." They deal with conflict by running away. They have avoided contact with foreigners. Historically, their only means of defense was moving deeper in to the forest." http://www.omniglot.com/langua…/articles/vanishingbataks.php
The Iroquois women instituted a policy of non-violence in their tribe by refusing to have sex with violent men about 1100.
Who can forget Gandhi's non-violent strategies in the face of the most violent country on Earth at the time--England.
In our own culture we have the example and instructions on non-violent communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
These are only a few examples. Do you have examples to share with us of how communities have dealt with problems in a non-violent way?