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The Findhorn Garden first inspired people around the planet some forty years ago, when the founders of the spiritual community saw plants and flowers growing in soil that seemed unable to nurture anything. It was soon realized that the garden was blessed with devas and nature spirits that were guiding the members of the Findhorn Community toward their true identity and uncovering the divine reality within all things. The story of the garden is the celebration of this divine life in its myriad forms.
Founded in November 1962 more than 40 years ago, the Findhorn Community is situated in northern Scotland and is made up of several hundred people from around the world who believe that behind the material world there lies a spiritual reality that unites all people, all life and all matter. At its heart is the Findhorn Foundation, a major international center of adult education and personal and spiritual transformation, offering people many ways to visit, live and work there.
The Findhorn Garden first inspired people around the planet some forty years ago. Now, more than ever, that vision and inspiration is needed in our world.
One radiant energy pervades and gives rise to all life. While it may speak to us through plants, nature spirits or the human beings with whom we share life on this planet, all are reflections of the deeper reality behind and within them. Myth has become reality in the Findhorn garden, not to present us with a new form of spiritualism, but to offer us a new vision of life, a vision of unity. Essentially, the devas and nature spirits are aspects of our own selves, guiding us towards our true identity, the divine reality within. The story of the garden is the celebration of this divine life in its myriad forms.
The founders of the Findhorn Community started out living off of plants, flowers, trees, and organic vegetables in a small plot around a 30-foot trailer.