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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today I wrote the NY Times to suggest

...that a mosque should be built exactly in the MIDDLE of ground zero. That, it seems to me, would deter attacks by fundamentalist Muslims who are bent on killng-- though I can't guarantee anything about other religions such as Christianity.

I really think it would be a good idea. We should get over all these divisions. Religious affiliations are like pets or fashion. All the real religious experience in the world has nothing to do with creed or ritual. It has to do with waking and seeing "who in fact we really are," as Aldous Huxley put it.
Or so it seems to me.

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