Eveningtime: Family Roots, Findhorn, and Finding Home - A Personal Journey

Eveningtime: Family Roots, Findhorn, and Finding Home - A Personal Journey

by Robert G. Blakesley, Jane Crosen (Editor)

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Overview

• Intimate stories of the personal struggles of a preacher's son coming to terms with major life issues many experience but keep hidden ... in vignettes of free verse. • • • Stories of interwoven lives ...
survival of the tragic Siberian Gulag by the
Polish parent's of the author's wife, and its continuing affect on all family, including her son and his struggle to avoid deportation for technical but trivialgreen cardoffenses as a troubled juvenile. • • • Intimate stories of the author and his wife's experience of the Findhorn community ...
what it meant and continues to mean for their outlook and life after Findhorn. • • • Stories of learning to let go. • • • Stories of Star Island and its influence on the author's life. • • • Stories of our troubled times. • • • Stories of Findhorn, not as an unreachable utopia, but as a demonstration and reminder of the power of combining positive thought with the soul's Love, Light and will-to-good ... in finding ways to live more lightly on the earth as co-creators with nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482008661
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Robert G. Blakesley has lived three lives in one. Born at the height of the Great Depression, he grew up in New England, son of a Congregational Minister. While still in High School he became interested in intentional community living as a result of summer jobs as a staffer in a conference hotel on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals, ten miles out from Portsmouth, NH. • • •
Blakesley followed his father to Amherst College and Union Theological Seminary, but left Union after a semester, finding himself agnostic. Turning to city and regional planning, he moved to Portland, Oregon, and wrote reports to gather dust in piles on shelves, or so he expected. • • •
He fathered a daughter and son, introducing them to nature and the great out-of-doors he himself so enjoyed. As a regional planner he became deeply concerned about planetary limits to growth and the future of his children. Was there any hope for their lives over the long term? • • • In his search, Blakesley divorced his wife, later beginning a second life as a member, for over four years, of the Findhorn Foundation community in Scotland. Here he found the hope for which he was searching. • • • Returning to the U.S. with a new Polish-English wife he met at Findhorn, and her infant son, he began a third lifetime working as a grant writer for the Maine State Planning Office. He organized and became first director of the Maine Commission for Community Service. They lived in virtual isolation in central Maine, very different people from their few scattered rural neighbors. • • • His father's death enabled Blakesley to retire, convert the summer cottage he inherited overlooking the ocean in Mid-Coast Maine into a year-round home. Here he picked up creative writing.

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