The Valley of Light is a micro-community founded by members of The Oracle Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational charity and socio-spiritual think tank. Oracle operates an award-winning publishing house, a spirituality school, a global peacebuilding practice, and a multi-faith church. www.TheOracleInstitute.org.
VOL is a sustainable, spiritual community located in a high energy region within the New River Valley of Virginia. VOL is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in a small town called Independence. We have 23 stunning acres along the New River, which is the oldest river in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest river in the world.
Members are aware of what is happening in the world and understand that we are on the verge of a major paradigm shift. The worldwide resurgence of religious fundamentalism coupled with emerging New Age theosophies are just two indicators that we are in the midst of intense spiritual confusion and a looming sociological transformation.
Members also are cognizant of the many unprecedented factors contributing to this turbulent period, including: global warming, food and water shortages, pandemic indicators, terrorism, energy limitations, and a lack of visionary focus by political and business leaders. We believe that the key to a smooth transition into the 21st Century is the adoption of a new way of living based on an awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. To that end, Oracle and VOL are committed to creating a model micro-community patterned on the Federation of Damanhur in Italy.
The heart of the VOL teaching campus is the “Peace Pentagon,” which functions as our community center, a training center for progressive and pluralistic programs, and a wisdom center that spans cultures and creeds. The Peace Pentagon also is a virtual multi-media HUB. www.PeacePentagon.net.
The Valley of Light is a sustainable spiritual community dedicated to the Principle of Peace and to the Universal Laws of Truth, Love, and Light.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 6
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
If you like what you see here, please make sure to learn more about our community at www.TheOracleInstitute.org/About-Our-Community and the other pages related to VOL. If you want to pursue membership after doing so, write to us at [email protected] to let us know you are interested!