Religion, Spiritual Development
The Fellowship of the Cosmic Mind (FOTCM) is a religious and charitable organization, its purpose to establish and maintain a fellowship, learning to be truly Christ-like in our daily living by actualizing ancient principles of Paleo-Christian Techno-Spirituality retrieved and reconstituted by both diligent study and inspiration. It disseminates its finding by means of classes, retreats, gatherings and social assistance. Communities are formed on ancient family models combining private life and vocation with public works. FOTCM endeavors to minister unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in the name of Paleo-Christ Consciousness via acts of charity, brotherhood and good will.
Total FOTCM members at the end of 2012: 493. Approximately 50% of them participate in our gatherings, Éiriú Eolas classes, retreats and group studies which began taking place in local groups around the world. Members also participate online, in our Cassiopaean forum, where discussion activity increases continuously. FOTCM assists members with medical, housing and clothing needs, as well as other basic necessities. Further, it assisted in the organization amongst members to help others in need, both within the Fellowship and in the community at large.
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Otto, NC 28763 USA
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The Fellowship strives to find practical solutions to the problems of interpersonal and group strife through spiritual methods of community-building and personal development. This includes reinvigorating old traditions and practices by making them relevant for today, promoting the development of virtues, and taking on responsibility - what in the past has been called the imitation of Christ.
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Creation of communities according to ancient Christian principles.
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FOTCM's long term goal is to establish self-sufficient Paleo-Christian communities around the world that:
--reflect our philosophy that "Life is Religion,"
--facilitate the ongoing search for knowledge, truth, and higher connection, and
--exemplify the cooperative spirit of community life and service to others beyond ourselves.
FOTCM has three established, long-term Paleo-Christian communities which prove daily, by example, the successful embodiment of Paleo-Christian principles paired with the cooperative nature of like-minded individuals. It is our intent to increase our footprint by duplicating this sustainable-living model in other areas of the world. Additional properties are currently under consideration in France, USA and Mexico.
FOTCM has a wide range of professional members around the globe who are looking for ways to contribute their skills and time to create community living spaces, and are able to pledge a portion of the needed capital for each new facility.
Financial woes, looming food shortages, rapid and disastrous climate change, increasing health concerns, moral deterioration and failing governmental leadership, globally and locally, are poignant indicators that today's global society is in extreme jeopardy and that new models must emerge for humanity to survive. Self-sufficient community living facilities, where finances are shared, food is purchased in bulk, and members are united in service of the whole, may be the best - if not the only - alternative that survives and thrives. Indicators of progress: properties are selected based on location, adaptability and price; full funding is secured; facilities are under renovation or construction; communities are established and give back to those, outside the community, in need.
We have an up and running, successful, self-sufficient religious community prototype. We have many interested members around the world who have expressed the desire to create similar communities and contribute to the costs of purchase and renovations with donations or expertise. We have acquired our next European property and have begun renovations. We are close to determining the next USA location, and are currently evaluating a possible property in Mexico. We are looking for funding, in-kind donations and building expertise to create sustainable living residences connected by a common area for food preparation, religious study and group activities, with acreage for organic crops and livestock.
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