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Posted by CCafe-FWD: ZEGG SUMMER CAMP in GERMANY on March 06, 1999 at 14:11:59:
Greetings fans of art and technology:
I visited ZEGG after my speaking engagement in Graz, Austria... June of 1997, after doing the Creativity Cafe Road Show around Europe. Jeanie and familyu's hospitaly was beyond measure. This new paradigm community is truely into recycling. Their property and organic farm is built on former German Secret Service Camp grounds the ZEGG Community purchased. I spent a heart filled over night there and met new friends from San Francisco and beyond. I will soon have photos from the trip posted.
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Subject: ZEGG Summercamp 99
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 99 14:46:20 +0100
From: email@example.com (Janine Mueller)
Organization: Zentrum fuer experimentelle Gesellschaftsgestaltung, ZEGG.
Dear Friends of ZEGG
I am sending you this years detailed Summer Camp information. In case you
want flyers to pass them on to others, please let me know how many and I
will send them to you.
See you maybe in summer
With best wishes
Z E G G S U M M E R C A M P 1999 * July 23 - August 8.
"LOVE MEANS FULLY LIVING YOUR LIFE"
ZEGG - Center for Experimental Culture Design, located 80 kms (50 miles)
southwest of Berlin, is the home of 75 adults and children living together
communally. ZEGG's goal is to explore and pass on its mental/spiritual and
experiential discoveries and accumulated knowledge for the building of a
vibrant, humane and nonviolent culture.
INTERNATIONAL MEETING POINT
TRUTHFUL AND CREATIVE COMMUNICATION IN COMMUNITY
EXPERIENTIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR NEW CONCEPTS IN LOVE
CHILDREN AND YOUTH CAMP * COMMUNITY LIFE * TENT VILLAGES * WOMEN'S DAY AND
MEN'S DAY * PARENTS' FORUM * MEDITATION IN SILENCE AND IN MOVEMENT *
WORKSHOPS IN ECOLOGY * DANCE AND MUSIC * SLIDESHOWS AND OPEN AIR MOVIES *
VOLLEYBALL AND JOGGING * SWIMMINGPOOL
Love means fully living your life
"Fully living your life" means a lifestyle in which every human being is
seen and honoured for their wholeness - that is, for all their feelings,
longings and needs, and for all their personal, political, spiritual,
creative, sexual dreams and aspirations.
A person feels whole when their deepest desires can be communicated and
lived. These include their desires for meaning, for permanence in
love, for a fulfilling sexual life, for solidarity and friendship, for
creative work that makes a difference in the world, and for spiritual
connectedness. Under such conditions of a fully lived life one is a lover
ZEGG SUMMER CAMP is an inspirational festival for personal development, for
exploring a political viewpoint on what is happening in the world, and for
participating actively in healing ourselves and our planet.
Themes and talks:
July, Friday 23 - Saturday 31
A LOOK INTO THE LIFE EXPERIMENT ZEGG
* The community
How did it develop?
We present individual and communal processes of growth.
* Love needs trust.
How do permanent love relationships evolve in a field of free love?
* Men's day and women's day
Thoughts for overcoming old gender roles and for creating a culture of
What is our contribution to peace between man and woman?
* On the future of ZEGG, on economy and responsibility
* Spiritual variety in the community
August, Sunday 1 - Sunday 8
INDIVIDUAL VISION QUEST AND POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES
"Be the change that you want to see in the world." (Gandhi)
* Inside and outside
Political involvement needs the healing of the individual.
* The situation on the planet at the end of the millennium - and what kind
of peacework makes sense?
* The madness of normality
Commitment for life demands leaving normality. Speakers
with such experiences share their paths.
* Trust building and conflict resolution
The FORUM and other tools for social communication
* Possibilities of cooperation and networking
Peace projects and initiatives will be presented.
This week especially adresses those who visit ZEGG often and who want
to develop and expand what they have experienced. Of course, guests
visiting ZEGG for the first time are also most welcome. We invite those who
are active in environmental and peace projects, as well as those who want
to connect political, individual and spiritual peacework.
Village life and more.
Guests live together in tent villages. The village groups, facilitated by
ZEGG residents, will get to know each other through the forum process,
through dialogues and discussion, and through the activities that they do
together. Participants will work with the theme and issues of the
The FORUM is a psychological, theatrical and creatively facilitated
communication process for allowing emotional issues to be safely
opened up in groups and thereby bringing the members closer together
through the sharings and insights that emerge. Each daily forum group
provides a space where both holistic concepts and charged emotions that
rarely are revealed in ordinary conversation can emerge, be developed and
become incorporated into individual and group consciousness. The process
produces uncommon levels of trust and a deeper understanding for oneself
Those who want to take part in a village group are asked to commit the six
days from Sunday 3 pm until Friday 7 pm to their group. The village groups
are intended to create trust and intensity. Therefore the composition of
the group needs to be constant.
If you just want to "drop in", please choose the first and the second
weekend (Friday 7 pm until Sunday 3 pm.)
Those who can only come for a few days during the week will be able to find
contact and exchange in a special group of short time guests.
English speaking guests will have their own daily English language forum.
Teenagers will have their own tent village.
In addition to the village groups there are various possibilities for
movement, meditation, walks, making music and for common events and
All ZEGG residents and our many friends from the network help shape and
create this event. Among our guests we will have members of the Findhorn
Foundation in Scotland, Vasamalli Pothili from the Todas tribe in India,
Hartmut Heller from "Freunde der Naturvoelker e.V." (Friends of Indiginous
Peoples) in Germany and others.
Overall coordination: Dolores Richter, Karsten Guschke and Ina Meyer-
Price: 1050,- German Marks for 16 days, 640,- German Marks for 8 days.
Special price for students up to the age of 22 years: 450,- German marks
for 16 days, 250,- German Marks for 8 days.
Those who wish to stay longer are invited to participate in a:
August, 8-25: The Path is the Goal (Roger Balmer and Janni Hentrich)
30,- German Marks per day including food and accomodation
August, 13-20: The Seven Steps of Development in Love (Katja Kreutzmann
and Birger Bumb)
August, 13-20: When is a Man a Man? (Kastor Stein, Reiner Fischbach and
August, 13-20: Music and Life Energy (Hagara Feinbier and Roland Ficht)
Price each: 550,-German Marks including food and accomodation
Translation will be provided. Please ask for detailed course descriptions.
INFORMATION AND APPLIKATION:
ZEGG - Center for Experimental Culture Design
Tel: +49-(0)33841/595-10 Fax: -12
(Mon-Fri 10-12 am, 3-5 pm (German summer time)
Please make your payments to:
Account no.: 250 214 000 3, Grundkreditbank Berlin, BLZ 101 901 00
Please see that you include banking fees in your payments. In case you pay
by cheque: only Euro cheque and American Express Traveller cheques can be
Please bring with you:
A sleeping bag, sports clothes, towels, a flashlight, writing
utensils, music instruments.
Please apply with this form:
I apply for the Summer Camp from .......to.......
I am seeking/ I am offering a carride for ..........people.
I would like to live - in my own tent
- in a group tent
I made my payment of ........ German Marks - by enclosing a cheque.
- to your account.
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