Resource Links

Core Resources & Organizations

This first list contains our most relevant and referenced resources and organizations for the legal, logistical, social, ecological, economic, and collaborative aspects of creating intentional community:

Educational Media

The remaining links contain various educational and resourceful articles, lectures, books, and other media primarily geared toward preparing oneself for intentional community and decolonization. Please note that we do not agree with everything posted here verbatim and the opinions expressed belong to their writers; however we have found these resources useful tools for reflection on the path to our own truths and values and offer them in case they may help you as well. Organizing them is a loose/subjective affair since our categories interrelate and overlap. Please reach out if you encounter any issues, and remember to check with your local library for books, ebooks, and audiobooks.

The Self
  • Friendship is a root of freedom – “Freedom was once inseparable from interdependence, close ties, and kinship: I am free because of others I can depend on.”
  • A case against marriage – “Speculation about whether or not marriage is obsolete overlooks a more important question: What is lost by making marriage the most central relationship in a culture?”
  • The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake – “The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together.”
  • Covid-19 Is Straining the Concept of the Family. Let’s Break It. – Further examination and Feminist critique of family structure, drawing partly from and expanding on the above article.
  • Erotic Intelligence: The Paradox of Intimacy and Sexuality – Essentially a lecture on non-attachment in erotic relationships, which can be expanded to many types of relationships.
  • Ancestral Medicine – Text and course by Dr. Daniel Foor. Building relationships with the Earth and our ancestors in order to heal ancestral trauma serves the individual as much as it serves our human and non-human world.
Community & Society (including history, activism, economics, and law)
Ecology & Environment (including agriculture and domestic sustainability)

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