Findhorn Birthday Book

Findhorn Birthday Book: celebrating 50 Years of Findhorn

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Hi Folks,

Here i will give you some news, on an irregular basis, just when I needed a small break from the actual production of the book or when I get so excited about it, I'd like to share the news with you.  And now, afterwards, with the book ready and done, just some other news and stories from the book itself. So keep on coming back to this. 

Adriana Bijman

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Another birthday and The Book's New Video

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on November 13, 2013 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello dear friends of Findhorn,

Time flies nowadays it seems. Another year and we are celebrating the 51th birthday of the Findhorn Foundation Community. To celebrate I made a little video, with pages from the Findhorn  Birthday Bok 'Spirit of the Future' but with also never shown videoclips of some of our community celebrations as well as a video-interview I made this week with George Ripley, architect of the Universal Hall. 

I just uploaded it on Yo...

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And we celebrated the Birthday !

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on November 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear people, 

The 17th of November it was exactly 50 years ago that our founders arrived at The Park. Without the intension, they started our Findhorn Foundation Community as we know it now. This morning, after heartfelt Harmonic singing at dawn, Judy McAlister did a wonderful mediation with the packed Universal Hall.


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Words of Gratitude from WIlliam Bloom

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on October 24, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everybody, with the Birthday week coming up in some weeks (The official 50th Birth-day of the Findhorn Foundation Community is 17 November) I would like to let you all read the foreword of the Birthday Book.  Spiritual teacher William Bloom wrote this text earlier this year for the book: 

There is truly something magical about the Findhorn Communit...

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Editorial Text

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on August 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The book is not a history book about 50 years of Findhorn, or The Findhorn Foundation Community. And yet it is. It is full of history. And it is not complete as such, as it was not made with that intention. So you might not recognise your Findhorn experience, but your own story might come to the surface while reading and leafing thr...

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The book is ready for its launch.

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on July 1, 2012 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

As editors and helpers of the Findhorn Birthday Book group we blessed and made a toast on the book today; it is ready for its launch tomorrow in the Universal Hall. Hurrah!

The Firebird cover

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on July 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

At the very end, after all the proofreading was done, I still had not designed the cover. I was hoping, and more trusting that I would know which pictures would exactly fit to be on the front and back cover. They would be catching, colourful, symbolic for the Findhorn Foundation Community. I waited until the day came it was tim...

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Perseverance is Patience in slow motion

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on June 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello everyone,

The first proof prints arrived in my studio on very large paper, which did not even fit on my work tables. The process of proofreading and correcting after that took a long time and challenged our energy and patience. I had nightmares of it! Once, in the middle of the night, I got up to check the errors I had seen in my dreams; they were not there but I discovered others….

Now that...

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Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on May 17, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This is an exiting time for all of us who have contributed to the Findhorn Birthday Book, as it is in its final stage: the book has gone to proof today!

Eva Ward of the Communications Department has gone for a last time through the text with an eagle eye to find any errors. I completed the design and added last changes before we now say ‘Enough is enough’.

What is not visible to you, is that the book ...

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Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on April 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Working on the graphic design of the Birthday Book, I focused on the page with a guidance by Eileen on Love. Decades ago, in a difficult time for her, Eileen had used affirmations on love herself, like:

‘I am the perfect expression of Divine Love’.

Wow, I still have to go through a lot before feeling fully convinced and believing this. But, sparkles of it come through, and creating those pages is another...

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How's the Book going? I got asked

Posted by findhornbirthdaybook on April 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello Everyone. 

In the middle of the book production, I feel the need to share some of that wonderful experience, to walk and live through 50 years of the history of the Findhorn Foundation Community. 

The book is growing! Good news is that I just heard from the printer that the book will be in sections of 16. It means that my first calculation of 120 pages can actually increase to 128 (dividable by 16) which means 8 pages more. That’s is great, as actually all th...

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