--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@...> wrote:
> So were the sidhalands a nationwide or world wide thing? Were they supposed 
> to be constructed by volunteer labor and all that?

The UK has a sidhaland, in a place called Skelmersdale. Formed just after the 
siddhis were introduced so we would have somewhere to meditate together and get 
all the claimed group benefits from that.

It's in the cheapest place to live in the country, the north west.
A very deprived and miserable housing estate built to cope with
the overflow from Liverpool, and the weather is awful! But over
the years they made a nice little town with dome and a Marshy 
school. Quite an impressive achievement, I think it's the only
one outside FF.

Then one day they found out that the hill to the east is just a bit
too high and it delays the sunrise by minute or so. which is too
much for sthapatya ved, so no matter how east-facing your home is 
it will never make the grade sthapatya vedically so they are moving the town 
further west so they can get all the benefits from having
an extra minute of early morning sun. But it's all a bit academic as it never 
stops raining up there. 

I always thought it weird that SV says that it's OK for buildings
to block the sunrise but not the land, but there is much that is
highly odd about SV homes. I would like one though if only so I
could predict equinoxes with my gateposts, the only practical use
for them I can think of actually...

>  From: "doctordumbass@..." <doctordumbass@...>
> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
> Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 11:23 PM
> Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: MUM kid expelled for pot but the foreign kids 
> get no punishment.
> Curtis returns in a week - In the meantime, I'll share my experiences. Curtis 
> I think was at the Florida location, where a guy died during the construction 
> phase. A group of about 30 of us were near Waverly, MO, and there was at 
> least one other project going on at the time, near St. Louis.
> Basically a work/study program when I first went there. We had a 40 or so 
> room facility to design and build, and about 14 acres of organic strawberries 
> to plant and tend to, later adding the adjacent apple orchard for apple juice 
> production. Officially, the building we built was a Capital of the A of E, 
> and the agricultural stuff was the Siddhaland.
> After six months of work, we got the siddhis, by attending the TM Center in 
> Kansas City, and doing the residence requirement for the flying block at MIU 
> (MUM). Then we returned to the facility for six more months.
> It was austere to say the least, more so for the sidha-wannabes, than the 
> Guvs. We lived in a standalone garage. We did not have heat in the Winter, 
> except for coal,  nor hot water for bathing. The Guvs did. Same deal for any 
> cooling in the Summer. We didn't much care - we were a close group, working 
> long hours, rounding 2 x 2, and getting the hang of the TMSP while doing 
> either construction, or farming. 
> I remember if you were fast, you could weed one and a half rows of 
> strawberries per day. They were big rows. Your hoe was your prize (lol). We 
> soon recognized which brands had a higher grade steel in the blade, and held 
> their edge. In the Winter, tending the berries meant tearing straw off of big 
> rolled bales on the back of a tractor, to insulate the plants. Dirty hard 
> work.
> It was also a great experience to live with the Guvs up close. I remember a 
> couple of them we all liked, several who were total dicks, and the rest fell 
> somewhere in the middle. Certainly not a rousing advertisement for going on 
> TTC.
> One day, while considering working for the Movement, I decided that instead 
> of working, I'd take my boombox, put on something loud - probably the Talking 
> Heads - and share it with everyone; sat in and around the main building with 
> the music cranked. Conclusion? TTC = oil, me = water.:-)
> The next job I had was working at a commercial deep sea dive shop in Santa 
> Barbara, CA. 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@> wrote:
> >
> > Wow! Well said, Curtis. Would you say a bit more about sidhaland? I was 
> > vaguely aware of it but I think that was after I had gotten free of TM. 
> > Where was it, what was it and what was it like living there? 
> > 
> > 
> >

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