OF THE NEW EARTH CIRCLE
This name echoed the ancient legends that are the roots of the history of mankind. Especially that of Phaeton, the historical representation of the legend of the Grail. From his Cromlech, Phaeton gave mankind the Hatmar, the wheel of the Hats, the archetypes of knowledge. The ancient name of Eden was Aart-tah, which evolved into Art’th and then Earth, a term ever-present in the cultures of the various peoples of the Earth. The term Aard, the etymological root of our planet’s name, is still present today in modern German, Danish, Dutch and English. It was present in ancient Saxon and Gaelic, in Arabic and Hebrew, in the ancient Assyrian idiom, Aramaic and ancient Phoenician, through to the modern Latin interpretation of “Earth”.
The first members of the New Earth Circle were Giancarlo Barbadoro and Rosalba Nattero (Turin, Italy), Eileen Caddy (Findhorn, Scotland), Edmee Di Pauli (London, UK), Arlette Nathanael (London, UK), Karyn Martyn-Kuri (Centerville, USA), Elinor Detinger (Netherlands), Helen Hypatia Bailey-Bayly (New York, USA), Judith Meynell (Forres, Scotland), Yanick David (Paris, France), Leon Moscona (Sofia, Bulgaria), A.A. Thikonoff (Moscow, Russia) and Huan Han Tsi (Beijing, China). They were subsequently joined by Ola Cassadore and Mike Davis (Apache San Carlos, Arizona).
Giancarlo Barbadoro and Rosalba Nattero were appointed by the new group to act as General Secretariat, managing the future activities of the New Earth Circle and drawing up a moral charter which would then be used by each of the other Elders gathered to work on the dissemination of meditation in their respective countries.
The idea that the New Earth Circle should be based in Turin, a place considered to be an important historical reference for Native Europeans, theatre of the events surrounding Phaeton and his relationship with the legend of the Grail, which represented the origins of the Tradition, was proposed and accepted.
The idea was shared by everyone and, upon leaving the building, but before saying their goodbyes, they all made a solemn commitment, under an incredible starry Scottish sky, to follow on from their spiritual encounter and, regardless of all partisan dogma, to disseminate the experience of meditation on the planet as a laboratory of inner exploration and wellbeing for all.
The aims of the New Earth Circle
The first fundamental institutional foundations of the New Earth Circle were laid under the immense starry sky of Scotland.
Its first action consisted in making the New Earth Circle a spiritual community based on the experience of meditation, with a view to bringing together all meditators who wished to be part of it, to represent a sacred space in which to share mutual experiences and every possible human relationship.
The second was about activating a School of Meditation within the New Earth Circle, a sort of inner laboratory, offering the opportunity to thoroughly explore the experience. An initiatory circle of the Grail, in which to transmit ancient knowledge of the Tradition of Natural Peoples, from cosmology to the mystical experience of the Vision, from meditation to natural therapeutics. A laboratory of the spirit that could make a suitable contribution to the inner growth of individuals and to the spread of meditation on the planet.
The third operational act was to disseminate the experience of meditation, setting up the Tuesday Planetary Meditation Project, meeting on the day of the first historic meeting and open to all those who wish to join together to promote a testimony of peace and planetary spirituality. With the dissemination of specific courses such as the practice of Kemò-vad, an ancient form of dynamic meditation, typical of European Druidic culture. And, lastly, through a series of other initiatives and cultural appointments which anyone could attend.
Since that remote day in 1986, the practice of meditation has spread spontaneously throughout the planet. Every Tuesday, everywhere in the world, at 9 p.m. CET-Central European Time, people of all races and philosophical beliefs come together in meditation to bear witness to spirituality as an example for world peace. An event that has led to an effective dissemination of the experience of meditation throughout the planet, previously known and practiced only by an elite few.
Today the initiative is shared and supported by the Ecospirituality Foundation, a moral emanation of the CNT, on account of its experiential and cultural scope, in order to help spread it and offer its members and supporters the opportunity to take part in it. Based on the needs of most of those who take part in the initiative, midnight (12 a.m. CET) on the first Tuesday of every month has been agreed upon as the new moment of planetary appointment.
Participation in this planetary appointment involves nothing more than a moment of contemplation and inner silence, dedicated to oneself and to the ideal of Peace for all the peoples of the planet. Each one using their own methods and practices of execution, alone or in the company of those who want to take part in the initiative.
Tuesday planetary meditation represents an important personal contribution which, besides involving participants in a great moral undertaking and contributing to personal well-being, can open up the way to the experience of the planetary dimension of our world.
The New Earth Circle