The Magic of Findhorn

  • Title: The Magic of Findhorn
  • Author: Paul Hawken
  • ISBN: 9780006341789
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Magic of Findhorn In Findhorn they grow pound cabbages foot delphiniums and roses that bloom in the snow What is the source of this spectacular success Experts have concluded that there must be some vital unkno
    In Findhorn, they grow 40 pound cabbages, 8 foot delphiniums, and roses that bloom in the snow What is the source of this spectacular success Experts have concluded that there must be some vital unknown at work, some extraordinarily powerful Factor X What is this X And why has this garden of plants now become a garden of people who like the plants flourish and visiblyIn Findhorn, they grow 40 pound cabbages, 8 foot delphiniums, and roses that bloom in the snow What is the source of this spectacular success Experts have concluded that there must be some vital unknown at work, some extraordinarily powerful Factor X What is this X And why has this garden of plants now become a garden of people who like the plants flourish and visibly glow Now, Paul Hawken, who went as a skeptic, tells us why Findhorn may be a manifestation of light and power which could transform our planet within a lifetime.

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      Published :2019-02-14T01:14:17+00:00

    About Paul Hawken


    1. Paul Hawken is the co founder of several businesses, and lives in Sausalito, California.


    299 Comments


    1. Magical book! Even through it was written in 1975 it's still just as relevant today.This is a 'must book' for those wishing to delve deeper in their spiritual connection to the land and nature realms. Its a biography about the founders of Findhorn and talks about their experiences, methods and the people Findhorn has attracted.I find the conversations with the nature spirits fascinating and refreshing. It heralds a new approach to interacting with the planet and other realms. We certainly need i [...]

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    2. The Magic of Findhorn is a magical book. I first read it when it came out in paperback more years ago than I care to remember. For more than a decade, I reread it now and then to savour Hawken’s sweet distillation of the spirit of the time. Those were the heady days of pot-smoking hippies and smiling flower children and idealistic communes. Findhorn added fairies and giant cabbages and bushes that got out of the way when you wanted to make a path through them. It was wonderful to imagine that [...]

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    3. Because of his own skepticism, Paul Hawken is a good person to introduce Findhorn and the synergies it develops. The garden is still a focus, but they are trying to model a new awareness, a new wholeness in which form is not separate from conciousness, matter is not separate from spirit, the body is not separate from the soul. No one wins out over the others and everyone gains. This depends on deep inner reflection and the embodiment of the higher laws which have been given down through the ages [...]

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    4. This was written by a journalist who went to investigate Findhorn. The language is charmingly dated, and I enjoyed the 60's woo woo line drawn illustrations, sort of a cosmic coloring book in miniature. I like this book as something to read before going to bed when I am stress, largely because it is uplifting.

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    5. Changed my life. I think a lot about what I read in this book and my life reflects what I learned.

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    6. I stand by my original impressions that Peter Caddy is probably a bit of an arsehole.I started reading this book to satisfy my partner and his mystic leanings. So, I was a bit skeptical to say the least, but I was hoping for some sort of useful discussion on gardening (I like digging in the garden and making things grow). I also wanted the author to directly address claims regarding the size of the cabbages produced at Findhorn. Neither of these things happened. I guess this is a book about some [...]

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    7. I read this when I was very young — fifteen or so. I am not sure if it would hold up to a five star rating if I were to re-read it today, but at the time it opened up my mind to the possibility that the limits that science puts on to life are arbitrary. This book freed my mind enough, at a young enough age, to be able to question accepted truths. Even now, I have the power to question the truth of Findhorn. However, a memorable part of my childhood experience was a day long workshop with one o [...]

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    8. This is one of those books that seem to have been around forever and yet you never get round to reading it. My sister lent me this one and it's just brilliant - how they grew cabbages the size of beachballs up in the windswept Scottish highlands - no soil, just sand. I have to presume it's true - but it's a story of where mankind is going wrong and how if we connect back with the diety and the spirits, we can change the course we are on. The book gives us an insight into the personalities that s [...]

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    9. I read this book not long after it came out in the mid-seventies. I was a teenager and searching for answers and "The Magic of Findhorn" was an eye opening story for me. I'd never been exposed to the idea of being closer to the earth and it's resources and the idea of growing HUGE vegetables and being self-sustaining fueled my desires to be part of a community of people who care for the planet and its inhabitants, even the non-human ones. I never did join such a community, unless one considers t [...]

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    10. An audio-visual presentation in 1974 in Portland, Oregon, by Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, followed by an avid read of this and three related books, sparked curiosity in me that was so strong that I couldn't not go there. Going there totally changed my life, and gave me life-long hope for a future for my kids and our troubled planet. The other three books are: "Revelation, the Birth of a New Age", "The Findhorn Garden", and "God Spoke to Me".

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    11. A book about the confluence of land, humans and earth entities communing in a collaborative project to establish a healing community in a place where in the beginning had such perfect conditions that vegetables and fruit grew to immense sizes. Some will not believe this, but I do.

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    12. I read this in the '70swhen I imagined being an earth mother and still I hope to find the way to tap into the secrets of growing HUGE vegetables and living better

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    13. Great learning the backstory to Findhorn. I'll be slowing down abit to take in more whispers from the garden. I planted a bunch today.

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    14. a magical ride into the world of mystical experiences and life beyond logic. well written from the point of view of the open-minded skeptic

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    15. This book changed my life. It made me believe the Kingdom on earth just might be possible.

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    16. The ideas that were originally brought together by the early New Age movement have been stretched to a ridiculous extent in the last 40 or so years. The practices and philosophies that were used back then to catalyse personal and collective breakthroughs are now equally successfully employed for effective spiritual bypassing. Some of the more sellable propositions, like getting something for nothing by just thinking about it, have been marketed and highlighted in the popular media to such extent [...]

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    17. A fascinating account of the people who established Findhorn garden (featured in the Haven TV series) in the 1970s. It looks at how despite poor sand-based soil and harsh climate, the plants in the garden flourished as did the community around it. The book indicates that the reason for this is a partnership between the human community, God and nature spirits, including fairies. Even for the sceptical it's an interesting read.

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    18. Although I might have reacted the same way to any other of the many books on Findhorn, just what the community was able to achieve, interacting with nature as they did, growing exceptionally large vegetables (although there are no photos), illustrates that no matter how much we may perceive we understand nature, there is so much we don't understand.

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    19. This book changed my life not necessarily for the better. I went to live at Findhorn as a result and spent 20 years of my life actively dedicated to New Age culture. Meanwhile, I missed so, so, so very much about Western culture, which is obliterated by the New Age.I don't think I can say this better than I did at my website: corjesusacratissimum/2012/For reasons indicated in the above, I now tend to think of this book as pretty naive - which fitted me perfectly when I first read it, age 14.On [...]

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    20. I love any book that opens my mind to concepts previously believed too good to be true. ‘The Magic of Findhorn’ which I read during the 1970s was one such book. Part of the thrill of reading it was discovering that the experiences of those involved in the development of this Scottish community and the revelations they made were simply too good not to be true! This has been an all-time favourite. I recommend it highly.

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    21. I remembered that I read this book after I saw the film Pan's Labrynth. Some pretty crazy shit happens at Findhorn. It still exists. I would love to go there some day.

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    22. hmmm, ok. the chapters on Eileen and Peter Caddy hooked me for the rest of the book, especially Eileen. the chapters can be read separately.

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    23. Thanks Louise This was a cool read!

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