ABSTRACT

The nineties were marked by real development in the world of cooperative communities and during this decade their number increased far more than in the two preceding ones. Much information on this can be found in the issues of Communities, the journal that changed hands in 1992 and is presently owned by The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC). One of the most important and impressive events organized by the FIC in its early days was the major conference under the heading "Celebration of Community." Stephen Brown from Shenoa spoke about the uniqueness of the community that is a spiritual retreat with aims similar to those of Findhorn in Scotland. The community holds educational activities in the Findhorn spirit, its staff lives as a community with spiritual but not economic communality. "Celebration of Community" discussed the education of children who grew up in the counter-culture communes and communities of the sixties and seventies.