Valley of Light
An Incubator and Micro-Community for Cultural Creatives
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.
- Learning & Education
- Communications & Media
- Art & Culture
- Economics & Business
- Peacebuilding & Relations
- Justice & Governance
- Health & Wellness
- Food, Water & Environment
- Infrastructure & Resources
- Science & Technology
- Spirituality & Religion
Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard at the Peace Pentagon