Valley of Light

An Incubator and Micro-Community for Cultural Creatives

Community Goat

Laura and Violet

In 2018, Oracle launched the Valley of Light community (“VOL”) near the small town of Independence, Virginia. Our 22-acre campus is located along the New River – the oldest river in the Western Hemisphere – in a region of the Blue Ridge Mountains called the “Virginia Highlands.”

In this pristine setting, our community members have co-created an ashram environment in which service and spiritual growth are prized. We offer Five Paths in our community, so that all passions and talents may be pursued.

We are a multi-generational community, ranging in age from 2 to 80 years old. Together, we’re creating an inspirational atmosphere that brings out the best in ourselves and our community members.

Sectors of Society

What it means to be a Full-Spectrum Eco-Village

Our auspicious goal is to develop a “City of Light” – a full-spectrum eco-village comprised of farmers, artists, scientists, social architects, and spiritual activists. We therefore are seeking thought-leaders in every Sectors of Society. But time is of the essence: We need to organize quickly in order to address the many unprecedented challenges facing humanity. Below is a model created by futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard called the “Wheel of Co-Creation.” VOL and the Peace Pentagon use this iconic symbol to track positive change in every Sector of Society.

Wheel of Co-Creation

  1. Learning & Education
  2. Communications & Media
  3. Art & Culture
  4. Economics & Business
  5. Peacebuilding & Relations
  6. Justice & Governance
  7. Health & Wellness
  8. Food, Water & Environment
  9. Infrastructure & Resources
  10. Science & Technology
  11. Spirituality & Religion

Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard at the Peace Pentagon

Interested in Building a Model Community?

If you are looking for a high energy, purpose-driven community, please check out our Community Principles to see if you’re a good fit.
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