Sectors of Society

HUBs are popping up all over the world to connect the millions of people who share an enlightened worldview. 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.” The Peace Pentagon uses 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
  12. Indigenous Cultures & Micro-Communities

Futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard Speaking at the Peace Pentagon

“The classical worldview was atomistic and individualistic; it viewed objects as separate from their environments and people as separate from each other and from their surroundings. The systems view perceives connections and communications between people, and between people and nature, and emphasizes community and integrity in both the natural and the human world”

~Ervin Lazlo

What Is Systems Theory?

The Peace Pentagon HUB is inspired by the life work of Barbara Marx Hubbard, who visited the Oracle Campus and shared her vision of the new world. The Sectors of Society is a Systems Theory approach to building a Culture of Peace. Look carefully into the image and you will see a white web that links the Sectors. The web represents the concept of “tensegrity” pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, and it illustrates the organic connections among all the Sectors

Paths of Perfection: The Yoga of Sacred Activism

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The Sanskrit word yoga means “yoking together” or “union,” and the ultimate goal of yoga is samadhi (non-duality) and moksha (liberation). At the Valley of Light community, each Member’s personal liberation is a primary goal. But like Mahatma Gandhi, we believe that true enlightenment is achieved only through sarvodaya, which means “sacred service for the benefit of ALL.” These are the five traditional branches of yoga, each of which is a powerful tool to gain self-mastery and spiritual freedom:

These are the five traditional branches of yoga, each of which is a powerful tool to gain self-mastery and spiritual freedom:

Hatha Yoga:Path of bodily control and sensory detachment                        
Focus is on the physical body through proper diet, asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), and mudras (ritual gestures)
Raja Yoga:Path of the pure and tranquil mind                        
Focus is on balance through meditation, japa (chanting of mantras), kriyas (advanced meditation), and yama (ethical practices)
Bhakti Yoga:Path of devotion, faith, and the constant remembrance of God                        
Focus is on love, union, and service to the Divine
Karma Yoga:Path of service without expectation or attachment to the results of the work                        
Focus is on action and selfless work
Jnana Yoga:Path of wisdom which leads to absolute truth and unobstructed awareness                        
Focus is on intellect, knowledge, and understanding

Five Paths of Perfection in the Valley of Light

Paths of perfection 

Based on these classic yogic practices, Oracle has created five Paths of Perfection for the Valley of Light community. Like the traditional yogic disciplines, the Paths of Perfection involve physical, mental, and spiritual challenges that assist community members in elevating their body, mind, and spirit. All members select a Path when they join the Valley of Light, and each Path has a course of study and is responsible for certain elements within the community.

  • Path of the Peacemaker plans and organizes local to global activist campaigns that help build a Culture of Peace.
  • Path of the Scientist keeps our computers and websites working (we love geeks!);
  • Path of the Native has primary responsibility for our community gardens grounds and livestock;
  • Path of the Artisan builds, maintains, and beautifies the Peace Pentagon and the common areas. This path also includes musicians, performers, and writers who contribute to Oracle Press, our award-winning publishing house.
  • Path of the Oracle maintains our indoor and outdoor sacred spaces, and they lead ceremonies and gatherings at Oracle Temple our esoteric church.

If this level of dedication to personal growth and sacred service is appealing to you, please read our New Member Profile to determine if you are a good fit for the Valley of Light!

 

For more information about the Valley of Light community, please contact:                        
Info@ValleyOfLight.org

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