The Bridgers is a network of cultural pioneers dedicated to testing out new cultural beliefs and values that encourage emotional growth and cooperative interdependence. We are trying to raise money to run a year-long cooperative living immersion program for 15-20 people.
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Anyone who is committed to the process of questioning core beliefs and values and searching for ones that serve better is a cultural pioneer.
Read the introduction to the Bridge book here.
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“Kin-unity”: A group of people who are committed to working together to meet their collective needs and taking care of each other, sharing their lives, like a “tribe” but not necessarily related by blood. Kin-unity is different to community because it entails a deeper level of commitment and loyalty to each other. Members of a kin-unity live together, make a living together, and share all responsibilities including the responsibility to help each other grow and mature emotionally.
We hope that through running our cooperative living documentary, we can grow the list below of communities who embody through lived experience many of the ideas discussed here.
Nagdeo Farm – www.nagdeofarm.wordpress.com
(This farm has been the launch pad for the Bridgers project)
“We are a ‘kinunity’ living on a 10-acre homestead in Oregon. Our primary focus is to create a life full of joy and good humor and to support each other to grow into emotional maturity. We enjoy subsistence farming as a lifestyle which offers ample opportunity to learn how to work together gracefully, be grounded and alive in the present moment, and experience the wonder of creating things with our hands. It is our intention to embody a truly cooperative ethic in which each person recognizes that it is to their benefit to support others (because others will support them in turn) and to do what is best for the group.”
Who is “Cal Efort”?
The Bridge writing has been a collaborative effort, and that is why Cal Efort is the name we chose to represent its authorship. As contributors, we chose a pseudonym rather than simply listing multiple authors because we hope to encourage people to question our culture’s emphasis on ownership and possession. No single person or group of people owns these ideas or seeks credit for their invention, but we all enjoy writing and talking about them with each other.