the earth is made of light
terrealuma is a fertile, international mixing ground for spiritual, ecological and creative growth. we're creating a healing refuge on a permaculture farm, where we construct natural buildings, make music, food and healing connections, and practice buddhist meditation.
tap into one of nature's best healing resources, birch sap. reset and spring clean your body in the serene setting of terrealuma.
at terrealuma we treat the birch tree as a holy tree. as hindus revere the cow, we revere the birch as it is the main tree on our land, cleansing it and providing us with protection, firewood, kindle, construction material and sap. birch sap is a source of vitamins, minerals and sugars including vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc and others. It can be used to help urinary tract problems and as a general detoxifier.
total immersion - meditation, focusing (felt sensing in the body), free writing and intuitive painting, camping on the land, amazing food, bonfires, music, reiki, massages and yoga for those who are so inclined
online creative regeneration journey -next starting date march 2nd
newly-refreshed course, includes the book, audio-video meditations, digital community, a one-to-one session and sufficient material and instructions to seriously reboot your life should you so desire
creative regeneration is a mix of meditation, focusing (felt sensing in the body), free writing and intuitive painting, in the terrealuma spirit of powering up and regaining your natural state of bliss in order to be ready for action. all proceeds go straight into the land.
creative regeneration the book, by wayward publications
tambulus on the offensive
Tambulus, the musical expression of terrealuma delivers yet another eyebrow -raiser in the form of Cabbage Rap. In this collaboration with french rapper Mawii they address the vital topics of fermented cabbage, self-sustainability and nature in danger.
Tambulus released Paragita as part of the crowdfunding package in 2018. In Paragita, the essence of the Heart Sutra seeps out of guitar riffs, invigorated by percussion, lifted by a touch of shimmery electronics.
what does 'terrealuma' mean?
terrea earth, work, nourishment, shelter
real a direct experience of something that works
luma light, the true nature of the mind
aluma to light a fire, to initiate action.
the dream, intentions, and lasting hope
Terrealuma is a healing refuge created out of a pure dream, and spurred on by the ever-expanding absurdity of our day to day reality in a society where food makes you ill, medicine kills and leaders are mere handlers of interests. With greed and anger as the two dominant forces driving society, we may feel overwhelmed and abused on a daily basis and shrink - giving up more and more of our 'territory' to the point where we have to dissociate to carry on. Yet we sense that another way is possible, a natural, logical way, where people are responsible for their actions, food is nourishing, medicine heals, and neighbours look after each other. We try to remember that ultimately this is all just a game, a show, an opportunity for us to forge our characters. We try to remain calm and steady within the mess, firm and true to the core of love, logic and compassion.
the beginnings of the eco-retreat
Over the 8 years since we began the project we have been focused on acquiring as much land around the retreat as possible to secure privacy, water supply and space. We are now standing on 40 acres of beautiful sunny slopes and meadows, marshes, and ravines with creeks. There is plenty of space for food production, forest and recreation as well as enough land to keep at least half of the acreage in its semi-wild form to accommodate the wildlife around us. There are plenty of deer, wild boar, birds of prey and even accounts of wolves and elk, so we will try to fit into this without causing too much interruption.
We were lucky to find a place in an industry-free part of the country where the land has not been exposed to modern agricultural methods for many years, hence has taken on its natural form in meadows blooming with healing herbs, fruits and mushrooms which provide clear guidance on how to treat ourselves and the life around us, and pace our work throughout the year. We are intending to melt into this landscape, create our space, shape it to enhance its capabilities and longevity, become a responsible part of the ecosystem and let nature do the rest. This is why we have already planted over 1,000 various trees all around the property to create zones, windbreaks and security as well as a better energy flow. Through our ground works with the digger we have shelved various places to prevent erosion, boost cultivation and create a few spots for buildings within private spaces of their own.
combining ancient and contemporary technologies
We inhabit the grey area between the black or white choices presented to us these days. So yes, we embrace progress while being immersed in tradition, understanding that ancient technologies in many cases are still ahead of modern science and are in no way contradictory but complimentary. And in the never-ending quest for Homo Luminous, we hope that terrealuma will become a safe place, a beacon and catalyst for those who wish to advance on a personal level and as a collective by making use of seemingly opposing methods and philosophies in the delicate balance of the middle way.
In the spring of 2020, when the basic infrastructure is finished, we will open to guests staying in yurts. As the building work progresses, in 2020-2021, we will offer more spaces and conditions for the following kinds of retreat:
health retreats - peaceful conditions for fasting, detoxing and making use of the abundance of healing herbs growing wild here and the food produced on the permaculture farm. We have personal experience of serious illnesses being healed in this way.
meditation retreats - perfect secluded conditions for solitary or group meditation practices
creative retreats - ideal conditions for concentrating on creative work, whether nudging the muse awake or focusing on the completion of a book, or piece of music
We supply the appropriate conditions, including food if required, and the designing of your retreat is up to you. A larger building will be available for hire for workshops. Pricing will be responsive, affordable and respectful of the work we are doing. It may also be possible to contribute to the costs of your stay with work, rather than money.
We intend to stay as free from state interference as possible and limit our exposure to bureaucracy, the madness of permissions and licensing, hence we intend to keep things as simple as possible according to current legislation by erecting small energy-efficient, permission-free buildings and an off grid electricity system.
While the plan for development of the land we sketched goes as far as 15 years ahead it is in no way final and merely reflects our current understanding and intention. We give ourselves the right to be flexible and modify our views to accommodate the knowledge and experience we gain on this adventure. Presently an unincorporated association, terrealuma may take on the form of a charity or any other legal form appropriate at the time to ensure the continuation and perpetration of the idea when we are gone.
In the meantime, we would much rather open up to help from those who resonate with the vision, making friends and inspiring connections in the process, than take advantage of state funding or subsidies. If you would like to volunteer to help with building, gardening or any of the work we are doing now, just drop us a line. We need help on all levels and you are welcome to contribute with your money, skills or simple prayer.
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