What makes you different from “ecovillages” and “intentional communities”?
The Humanitorium is a New Earth business and lifestyle which serves as an educational resort. Most ecovillages and intentional communities start with a few people and a vision and grow up to get bigger and bigger. Unlike most ecovillages and communities, we are starting with a large group of people and back engineering our paradise for a group of 144. Our two biggest achievements of attainment are to survive a Carrington Event equivalent natural disaster and that no one individual has to pay money for food, a living space, and utilities. We are to be a replicable educational resort, based on the basic elements, and we want to have several groups of 144 people capable of initiating a Humanitorium. These are unique aspirations from most ecovillages and communities that seek to demonstrate a sustainable lifestyle and live in harmony with nature. Most communities are only one of a kind, meaning they don’t have a chain of replicable communities that each evolve organically based on a template. We want to be able to put a Humanitorium into various environments and have a thriving sustainable lifestyle- in a city, rural area, tropical island paradise, a jungle, or perhaps even in a desert or in space. (The old world might call these “goals” but to change our consciousness on attainment and manifestation, we also change some of our language around these concepts.)
What are your principles on sustainability and social, cultural, spiritual, or political stances?
Most communities and ecovillages usually have various principles of sustainability, spiritual or political stances, and a culture of social interaction. Of course, we want to model a sustainable system and have healthy social interactions, like good conflict resolution techniques, but we do not have hard fast rules surrounding our enactment of “sustainability” and “social culture” as long as they generally fit within the principles and achievements of attainment for a Humanitorium. For instance, we don’t have rules about car ownership. A Humanitorium is like a 144 person household in harmony with nature. Each collective Humanitorium will decide the most efficient, effective use of cars and technology that fits best for them. Even if we seek to eventually use all technology that would survive a solar flash, we do not outlaw the use of technology in a Humanitorium.
Everyone contributes service to help everyone else get their basic needs met, we practice kindness and compassion, but we don’t have hard fast rules surrounding socialization, spirituality, and culture, such as you must take your shoes off and bow before entering the building. Since the Humanitorium is designed like a 144 person household, the careers are based off of the various areas of getting needs met in a household in harmony with nature. We are also not taking sides on what kind of political or spiritual stances each citizen chooses to have. We are not taking a collective stance on what types of political parties to support or how we feel about climate change. We want each citizen to formulate and follow their own preferences. We also seek to use spirituality that operates for all humans, regardless of beliefs or religion. For instance, if some citizens choose to meditate, do yoga, or read scriptures and that works for the individual, then that is nice, as long as we are not trying to impose our own spiritual practice over another’s free will. If energy healing happens to work on all citizens, no matter their beliefs, that is good. If meditation happens to work well for an individual who practices a religion that doesn’t meditate, that is also great. Each person is capable of deciding how they practice spirituality.
Do I have to become a vegan or vegetarian to live at a Humanitorium?
The answer is actually no. The dietary guideline we have is that within the Humanitorium, we do not eat flesh belonging to an animal that once had a face in aspiration to be able to telepathically communicate with these sentient beings. We have this guideline to remind us to begin to form this compassionate relationship with animals and all sentient beings and humanoids, but we do not shun or police what citizens do outside of the Humanitorium. If a citizen wants to go to a restaurant for a hamburger, perhaps that is where they are at in their journey toward forming this compassionate telepathic relationship with other sentient beings in their values and lifestyle. One might suppose that after eating a balanced, healthy plant-based diet at home for a prolonged period, a person might not want to or be able to eat a hamburger without feeling the slightest bit ill, but every citizen has their own journey with their diet, health, values, and lifestyle to travel.
Why 144 people? Why 20-25 hours per week?
144 is a number in the Fibonacci Sequence of the Golden Ratio. It is also inspired by Dunbar’s Number of the ideal tribe or village size (of 150).
Humanitorium Founder, Allison Gee, uses inspiration from legendary cities of Agartha and the Telos books by Aurelia Louise Jones, where everyone lives in a society of over 1 Million, no one has to pay money for anything, an amino acid computer keeps track of all barter and trade in the city of Telos, and everyone only works about 3-4 hours per day or about 20 hours per week doing what they love and what they’re good at. Dividing the regular household duties of a household in harmony with nature created about 14 different career areas for 144 people to each work 20-25 hours per week helping each other get the basic needs met. Each career area would have at least 10 people working in it per day for about 3 hours each day per person, so at least 10 people per day are preparing all the food, at least 10 are cleaning, 10 are checking on the water systems and making improvements or researching new methods, etc. throughout the whole day. Citizens could cross train if they choose, and each citizen contributes 3 hours per week of Production on their own time, so about 3 hours per day in various career areas and 3 hours per week of production would be about 20-25 hours per week. 20-25 hours per week also gives people enough “free time” to pursue a regular monetary source of income if citizens feel this is important for their well-being as long as our society is still using money.
Does your “pentagram” symbol have to do with any particular occult practice?
No! Founder, Allison Gee, loves stars, space, and the cosmos. She has been writing her name with a star for the A for many years, and she often wears galactic printed clothing every day. She once learned in a holistic class that a star shape was similar to a human, like the Vitruvian Man, with a head, two arms, and two legs, mathematically proportioned with nature. This was very inspiring to her. The Humanitorium logo symbolizes a human in harmony, at one, and at peace with the Earth. We are very sorry we live on a planet where the darkness has taken everything nice and twisted it naughty to make people question, point the finger, accuse of cultism or satanism, run in fear or blindly follow something just because of a symbol, without further understanding. The Humanitorium seeks to take the systems of the old world shadow, including all our preconceived notions of reality, and turn them into the systems of a New Earth paradise.