A sense of community belonging, kinship, identity tied to myth and an overall weltanschauung is severed from the lives of many folks as many folks have become atomized, bereft of a cohesive family & traditions, Hollywood/pop culture has turned many folks into materialist consumers of merely a numeric value absent of spirit. Ipods, Iphones, and other forms of entertainment along with general conveniances and comforts of modernity turn folks into passive subserviant thralls or Nithings of the lowest order. Intentional communities are a necessity to reclaim a sense of solidarity with peers, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and forebears. Without identity you become a mere product to be blown on the wind of economic inputs and outputs.

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Aerial view of the town of Orania

An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common socialpoliticalreligious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle. They typically share responsibilities and resources. Intentional communities include collective households, cohousing communities, colivingecovillagesmonasteriescommunessurvivalist retreatskibbutzimashrams, and housing cooperatives. New members of an intentional community are generally selected by the community’s existing membership, rather than by real-estate agents or land owners (if the land is not owned collectively by the community).

Characteristics 

Purpose 

The purposes of intentional communities vary in different communities. They may include sharing resources, creating family-oriented neighborhoods, and living ecologically sustainable lifestyles, such as in ecovillages. 

Types of communities 

Some communities are secular

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