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There are some very few examples built on the planet of human settlements designed based on the principles of Biological Architecture and Sacred Geometry. Many less are those that were architecturally designed and that function socially as a community. Let’s clear some terms. A village is a human settlement that meets certain characteristics of infrastructure, services and equipment. An ecological construction is one that is made with the materials of the area as far as possible and has a low environmental impact on the use of its resources.
An ecovillage is the sum of both concepts, a human settlement rooted in an ecological construction. If we add to this the use of fractal geometry in its design we have a fractal ecovillage. However, the human, social component arises. They are not stacked bricks what give meaning to a village but the task and social purpose what determines it in its daily functionality. And the sense of a fractal ecovillage is not only to protect from the environment and socially bind us but to generate an awakening of the increased capacities of human consciousness, specifically the capacities that correspond to the superior intellect, superior emotions and superior sexuality.
A fractal ecovillage generates a transcendence of the human spirit, and it achieves this through the constructive nesting of waves in geometric patterns that implode / exploit the toroids of the individual and the group. They are spaces that distill a coherent electromagnetic field, a powerful gravitational field and a connection vision of the interior and exterior. In short, a momentary utopia, a sporadic collective dream, difficult to maintain over time. Because these spaces questions the neoliberal order. They question it deeply; question its values, its way of proceeding, its daily tasks. And these spaces are not created by a group of human beings coming from other planets; they are created by everyday human beings. The meat and its needs coexist with the spiritual needs and aspirations and this sometimes chaotic, sometimes harmonic dance arises hundreds if not thousands of possibilities of design, possibilities of exploration of the conscience.
There are those who seek to live in ecovillages fleeing from the conflictive life of the cities; there are those who do it looking for an emotional bond of greater cores of intimacy; others do so by establishing a link with Nature or by facilitating a healthier lifestyle. But they all have something in common: they are rebels. There is a flash of rebellion in his spirit, a peaceful rebellion that questions the way of proceeding in the modern world and seeks other experiences, another way of living. It is not better or worse: it is different. Although in that difference it can be the same and it can be repeated, as it happens in the great majority of cases, the same world from which it fled worse magnified in its positive and negative aspects. So creating a village with friends, family or strangers is an experience as unique and particular as leaves on a tree. All are different even if they comply with a base pattern.
There are glorious examples of communities in resistance that are grouped for very specific purposes as is the case of communities in favor of nature or spiritual communities or communities for martial arts practices to say the least. All of them are the core axis to build a fractal ecovillage. There has to be a direction, an axis around which it turns, a void, an implosion / explosion point around which toroids are nested. If this base point does not exist, it is not possible to generate any community. And this central point has to exist in all areas, in the realm of the real, the symbolic and the imaginary. Sometimes this central point is a person, a couple, a doctrine, a philosophy of life. But there has to be something that cohesion that gives meaning that unites the members. If is absent, any attempt at a congregation will be frustrated. When the roads diverge about the direction that people have to follow, general are frustrated, and with frustration comes anger and disenchantment. Avoiding this process is possible. Because these communities are intentional.
They exist for an intention of transcendence. Unlike living in a city where settlements are usually for satisfying economic, labor, food and luxury needs; an intentional community is formed in time and space with a clear determination to explore an aspect or feature of human consciousness. It can be as diverse and complex as you think. And in the almost twenty years that we have dedicated ourselves to the study of the Fractal Geometry we have seen and known all kinds of human vicissitudes.
The phrase “we meet with good intention but with bad aim” is synonymous with a failed project. An intentional fractal ecovillage brings together these four aspects. It is ecological in the etymological sense of the word, that is, it uses an economy based on the resources available to it; it is fractal, because it is designed with the principles of Sustainable Geometry and Biological Architecture; it is intentional because it has an implosion / explosion point, a zero point which allows gravitating a number of human, energetic and carnal contributions.
And there are many expressions of human settlements that comply with this or that thing, few that meet the four criteria. Because it is complex and it is not comfortable. It is easier to agglutinate and follow the process of urbanization of our time. Today, approximately half of the world’s population lives in urban settlements, the other half live in the countryside. And this process of gravitation around cities increases every year.
More and more people want to live in cities, migration is brutal. It is easily understandable since in cities there are more resources in services, equipment and infrastructure. It is the dream of modernity with its mirage of development because this modernity implies the theft of non-renewable resources for the rest of the planet. It is unsustainable in the years to come as the level of consumption is higher than the level of production.
This in a few decades will generate the search for alternatives, there enters the conception and awareness of construction of fractal ecovillas. Now is not time even as human consciousness tends to gravitate toward cities but when these are unbearable because of the low quality of life (what is the use of having so much capital accumulation under the detriment of health) people will seek to create in the countryside uninhabited these communities. For them we write this vision. They have tried all over the world to make projects with these characteristics; however, the vast majority of them have failed because human consciousness at the level we have now has other priorities. Perhaps with the emergence of gravitational technology this process will be facilitated.