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From the SolSeedCreed


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We believe that:
TheDestiny of SolSeed
is to take root amongst the stars.
Sol,
Terra,
you,
me,
we,
ALL,
are precious SolSeed.
As SolSeed's intelligent spark,
WE are its caretakers,
WE must fulfill TheDestiny.


Members of the SolSeedMovement are united by a single tenet: Life is Precious. We invite you to join our community. The SolSeedMovement exists to support all people who believe that life is precious.

The SolSeedMovement is a practical philosophy, a praxis, a way of being in community with the body of all life. We are a coalition of diverse people brought together by the core values that we all share. Rather than spend our energy on questions of faith, politics, or policy that too often divide us, we are working out what it means to live our shared truth, beauty, and values.

Working alone, we can each have an impact on our local community, but working together we can change the world!


The SolSeed Movement is a "Truth, Beauty, and Values Movement":

The SolSeed movement is a TruthMovement because it pursues truth (i.e., the concepts that best model observable reality) via the scientific method. (See Wisdom.)
The SolSeed movement is a BeautyMovement because it embraces the power of human passion and seeks to encourage it through the development of the arts. (See SelfLove.)
The SolSeed movement is a ValuesMovement because it cultivates moral behavior that is grounded on the assertion that all life is precious and good. (See Empathy.)

Please feel warmly invited to join us in shaping the body of all life into a community of sharing that cares for each of us.

The SolSeed movement's name and TheDestiny are inspired by the novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by the late OctaviaButler.

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Tasks

Help SolSeed by completing items on the task list! Add your items to the task list.

+ The Discipline entry under Related Topics needs to be filled in.
+ The Sabbath and Sowing entries need to be filled in. Perhaps these should be moved to the Religion and SolSeed pages?
+ The SolSeedMovementMember category is not listing all users who have signed in under JoinTheMovement. Needs to be addressed.
+ Stubs need to be created for all categories under "Institutions and Tangibles".
+ ValueJudgement under ValuesMovement points to a page that doesn't exist yet. Need to either create the page or revise the statement.
+ The SolSeedVision is currently a draft of the creed. We need to articulate the vision of this movement. This is a large group task. I'd like to have some input from members in SolSeedComments or organize in order to address this.
+ Idea for refactoring: SolSeed is more than just a movement--depending on what a prospective member wants from it, it can also be viewed as a community, a philosophy, and/or a dynamic set of scripture that can be added without conflict to any type of faith (including atheism). Please comment on this at SolSeedFacets.
+ Symbols are important. It would be nice to get a group decision on what to use for the SolSeed Emblem.



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SolSeedMovement News


August 2016

July 2016

  • On July 1, we joined John and his daughter Katya for the first event in the new Earthseed Wheel of the Year, the Festival of the Teacher.

June 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

  • On Saturday the 6th, Brandon, Shelley, Sequoia, Ren, and Ben went on a Riverain hike in Portland with old and new friends, including Ted and his family. Then we went to dinner with Ben's parents and Keith Lofstrom at a Mexican place that serves deep-fried ice cream.

January 2016

December 2015

  • On Saturday the 19th, we held the first Space Elevator Solstice in Redmond, with all of our Contributing Members (Eric and Patrick joined via Skype from Gatineau), space-elevator luminaries Michael Laine and Bryan Laubscher, and people from Ben's sci-fi book club.

November 2015

  • Eric, Michelle, and Patrick moved to a new home in Gatineau, right next to the immense urban forest of Gatineau Park.

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

  • On Saturday the 8th through Monday the 10th, we held our first annual Shiny Green Festival in Portland with all of the SolSeed Contributing Members and friends both old and new, including Michelle Saumur, Keith Lofstrom, and John, Ruth, Katya, and William Halstead.
  • We started developing a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of human-sized versions of Oberon Zell's Millennial Gaia statue.

July 2015

  • Eric started work on his concept for a tree-climbing robot that could graft fruit-tree limbs onto existing trees in a forest.

June 2015

May 2015

March 2015

  • Ben started working on the SolSeed History page to help share the story of our first ten years with members and friends.
  • We celebrated the Spring Equinox with our third annual SolSeed Storytelling and Sushi Feast. (Eric has been holding these for much longer.)

February 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

  • Ben traveled with Lion, a long-time friend of SolSeed, to visit the Windward intentional community in southern Washington State.

July 2014

June 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2014

  • John completed the Gaia's Heartbeat song and started work on the accompanying video.
  • For the Winter Solstice, we invited two teachers from a company called Music Together to lead us in a series of sing-alongs, including dancing and instruments such as drums and “jingle bells” that everyone could play.
  • We returned to the first liturgical season, Genesis, which uses the original opening ritual developed back in 2010.

November 2013

September 2013

  • On the Fall Equinox, Brandon, Shelley, Sequoia, Ren, and Ben went on a hike and had a picnic dinner at Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia Gorge.
  • Eric's family had an equinox dinner where each food item combined dark and light colors to represent the balance of day and night on the Equinox.
  • We established a SolSeed "liturgical year" that will have eight separate rituals for our Weekly Service Calls, and started using the new ritual for Viventibus Mundos (Living Worlds), the seventh of the eight "liturgical seasons."

June 2013

May 2013

  • John and Will completed the final draft of the SolSeedSong!

April 2013

  • John and Will completed the first draft of the SolSeedSong.

March 2013

January 2013

  • We held the 2013 Vision/Purpose Retreat on Skype to talk about what SolSeed is all about and what our primary statement of purpose should look like (or if we should have more than one!)

December 2012

  • We held rocket launching events for the Winter Solstice, one in Portland and one in Ottawa.

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November 2012

  • Ben finished the SolSeedSong lyrics and sent them to John and Will.
  • Brandon got partial a hard copy of the SolSeed book printed so we could see what it would look like.

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

  • Ben is presenting a talk at the We the People Power Festival on the 16th in Seattle.
  • We're holding our fifth big unconference retreat, Sol 2012, starting on the Summer Solstice at the the Oregon coast.
  • We're also holding our first ever Summer Solstice triathlon in Portland, YayLifeTri, along with Eric's companion event in Ottawa.

April 2012

March 2012

January 2012

  • The first SolSeed Meetups involve a sit-down dinner and then a Symphony of Science movie-watching party.

December 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

  • Join us for the Longest Night Festival, Tuesday December 21, 2010 at the Seed Village. Email Shelley for details.

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

  • We reserved a table at Norwescon!
  • We held the second SolSeed Service, featuring an equinox-themed celebration and discussion of Balance, including a fun children's activity and followed by a potluck.

February 2010

  • The first SolSeed Service was a big success, with music, poetry, and discussion centered around the idea of Empathy.

January 2010

December 2009

  • Longest Night Festival
    • When: Dec. 19-21, 2009 (Saturday-Monday)
    • What: OpenSpace event followed by a Solstice Party on Monday night

November 2009

  • Planning has begun for our next face-to-face event, the Longest Night Festival, to take place in Portland December 19-21!
  • Ben has belatedly uploaded some Sol 2009 photos to start the Sol 2009 Photo Gallery. Who knows, he might post his handwritten notes from the sessions anytime now.

October 2009

  • We now have a OnePagePlan for the last quarter of 2009 and beyond.
  • We have reserved a table at OryCon!

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

  • Jillian joins the movement.
  • Paul joins the movement.
  • Sol 2009 is getting close to being scheduled for July 4 to 6, 2009 (change of tentative dates).

February 2009

  • Bertie joins the movement.
  • "SolSeed: Pick a Future" music video trailer posted (currently down while we wait for permission to use the music)

January 2009

  • Alex joins the movement.
  • Ted joins the movement.
  • Joy joins the movement.
  • It's the final day for Seed 2009. We've had LOTS of amazing discussions, met some remarkable people, and as we come to a close we are refining our vision for the future of The Movement. Notes from our open sessions are available here if you'd like to read, reflect upon, or remember our time together.
  • Seed 2009 is underway! Most of us have arrived, and we are gearing up for the official opening ceremonies - as well as preparing for our first OpenSpace sessions. You can check out the Seed 2009 Photo Gallery and view the happenings as we post some pictures.
  • Seed 2009 is just days away. It's a new year, a time for new beginnings, and hopefully lots of new friends!

October 2008

  • Seed 2009 registrations coming, and folks are buying plane tickets!

September 2008

August 2008

July 2008

Planning has commenced for Seed 2009, a retreat and openspace event for SolSeed members and friends. Email Brandon to join the planning process. Tentative dates: Dec 31, Jan 1-3 in Government Camp, Oregon. Stay tuned for details!

June 2008

  • AJ Adair joins the SolSeedMovement!
  • Brandon commissions Mark Nilsson to create a painting to illustrate the SolSeedMovement

March 2008

February 2008

Solseed Movement

  • I would like to bring to the attention of the members of the Solseed Movement, the Space Settlement section of the website of the National Space Society. Nearly all material concerning Space Settlement (almosty 20,000 pages), that is not proprietary or classified, is included. http://www.nss.org/settlement/

Mark Hopkins

January 2008

August 2007




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