Eileen Caddy - Founder
Findhorn Community - Eileen Caddy
The Findhorn Foundation is a Scottish charitable trust registered in
1972, formed by the spiritual community at the Findhorn Ecovillage,
one of the largest intentional communities in Britain. It has
been home to thousands of residents from more than 40 countries. The
Foundation runs various educational programmes for the Findhorn
community; it also houses about 40 community businesses
like the Findhorn Press, and an alternative medicine centre.
The Findhorn Foundation is a Spiritual Community, Ecovillage and an
International Centre for Holistic Education, helping to unfold a new
human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
Our community is an experiment in conscious living, a learning
centre and an Ecovillage. Based mainly
at The Park, Findhorn and at
Cluny Hill in Forres, the community extends to many individuals and
organizations within the local area and to the islands of Iona and
Erraid on the west coast of Scotland.
Within the Findhorn Ecovillage at The Park, sustainable values are
expressed in the built environment with ecological houses, applied
technology in the Living Machine waste water treatment facility, the
biomass boiler, and electricity-generating wind turbines, as well as
the community's social, economic and educational initiatives.
Dorothy Maclean, Eileen Caddy;
"We gladly come to draw all of
into a new vision, for an
expanded consciousness is dawning upon all humanity like the
light of the
sunrise falling on closed eyes.
Open your eyes and experience the freedom of joy."
The Findhorn Garden
In the garden we feel that we are
indeed pioneers... we are
the very secrets of
Dorothy Maclean and the Findhorn
One Life breathes Oneness.
Dorothy was one of the co-founders of Findhorn Community in
northeast Scotland. Dorothy worked in the garden from early morning
until dark, now and then meditating and writing down messages.
“The land in the caravan park was sandy and dry but he persevered.
Dorothy discovered she was able to intuitively contact the
overlighting spirits of plants – which she called angels, and then
devas – who gave her instructions on how to make the most of their
fledgling garden. She and Peter translated this guidance into
action, and with amazing results. From the barren sandy soil of the
Findhorn Bay Caravan Park grew huge plants, herbs and flowers of
dozens of kinds, most famously the now-legendary 40-pound cabbages.
Word spread, horticultural experts came and were stunned, and the
garden at Findhorn became famous.”
On 8 May 1963 she was told to feel into the wind. She thought this
was a nice excuse to go off and enjoy walks in nature. But soon the
garden that she and another co-founder, Peter Caddy, worked on,
began to bear strangely large vegetables, for overjoyed nature
spirits took part in raising them, she was informed. And also that
"The smaller individual nature spirits are under [the] jurisdiction
of" "the spirits of clouds, of rain, and of vegetables".
She learnt to seek into the glorious realms of nature, where
everything has a soul and intelligence. Now a garden pea said to her
once she tuned into it, "You have come straight to my awareness . .
. While the vegetable kingdom holds no grudge against those it
feeds, man takes what he can as a matter of course, giving no
She saw she was not communicating with a single vegetable, but with
the soul of the whole of the species of that vegetable. As soon as
Peter Caddy got to hear this, he made a list of questions she was to
ask different vegetable devas (lit. "shining ones", devas, in
Sanskrit). There was another founder too, Eileen Caddy, the wife of
Peter. Her and Dorothy's inner voice guidance brought them to the
location (next to the town's dump) and encouraged them throughout.
Dorothy: "We didn't have the slightest idea what we were creating."
Also, Robert Ogilvie Crombie (called "Roc") began to see and talk
with "the 'smaller' nature spirits" or 'elementals'" shortly after
visiting Findhorn for the first time in 1966 at around the age of
75. The 'larger' nature spirits that Dorothy contacted, stood out as
"the architects who have the plan and pattern for Nature", while the
elementals were the blue collar workers that did the actual work,
they say. Ogilvie never lived at Findhorn, but he had to explain the
behavior of mankind and Peter Caddy to the nature spirits there and
beg for forgiveness and patience from them, "telling them that the
offending people were well-intended, just ignorant. This included
preventing a nature spirit strike at Findhorn when Peter cut plants
in full bloom. Ogilvie was told flowers should never be cut down
while in bloom.
With some people nature spirits will cooperate when invoked,
Findhorn teaches, and the results of working with Nature was
astounding. Some vegetables were growing to extraordinary sizes -
including a 21 kg cabbage! Fruit trees thrived, and many herbs and
flowers, and word got around that something very strange was
happening. Experts came, and a compost expert and Soil Association
member wrote: "...'By their fruits shall ye know them.' The fruits
are those I have been looking for."
She was described by a previous mentor as one of "elfin mind" and
"shimmering" thoughts. Her first communication at Findhorn came
through her favorite vegetable, the garden pea, which Dorothy had
connected with on the soul level. She took down notes. One of the
results is her book “To hear the Angels Sing”. It contains much
substance to ponder.