Sacred Healing & Arts Center
Thesis written by Eva Ariela Lindberg
UCS ~ California ~ 1997
Topics in Kin of Kiva
Residential Site Plan
Core Residential Area
Dome Site Plan
If you are
looking for an unusual framework to co-create a unique Healing Center, or are
part of a similar one already, please let me know if this work resonates with
your own dream of Community Creation. The text and the images are extracts from
an 85-page Master thesis work, completed in 1997, at the University of Creation
and Spirituality in Oakland, California.
I am open to
start such a sacred community or join in with an existing community who share
similar values and that are creating sacred vessels for deep non-denominational
spiritual work. I am inviting you to contact me in case you feel drawn to this
particular vision, or want more information about the written proposal.
The following components are essential to building
this type of community
Love and Abundance
Healthy Group Processing and Truth Speaking
Deep Community Building
Sustainability and an Organic Environment
Arts, Ritual and Theater
Dance and Music
Sacred Connection to one another as well as to
The text below explains in general terms the main content and vision of the Kin
of Kiva proposal for a unique Healing Center
based upon Art, Ritual, Sacred Geometry, Organic Architecture, sustainable
living, and different healing modalities.
"IT IS WITH JOY & EXCITEMENT THAT I TAKE ON THIS PROJECT"
delighted to prepare this proposal for a Village that fills my soul. I hope it
will entice and excite others to join in my vision, and in its implementation.
The core of
this project is to build a Sacred Healing Village. This Kin of Kiva Village will
be based in a natural setting, in combination with Ritual, Art, Music and
Theater. The Village is largely self-contained. Its most sacred component will
be the Kiva/Dome Center, located approximately half a mile above the village
center. This Center will be the key spiritual source of the village, emanating
its sacred presence out through the surrounding area. This sacred space is not a
temple for any particular religion but a container for all kinds of traditions
to grow. The Kiva/Dome Center is at the source of a site plan that unfolds into
the surrounding open space and village areas, and which is manifested in the
configuration of a double spiral.
attention will be placed on sustainable living systems, permaculture and the
environmental features of this ecologically-based intentional community. Our
planet is going through major environmental crises - pollution, clear cutting,
the extinction of many species, global warming, land and watershed destruction
from pesticides, and spiritual alienation. My way of attempting to restore the
imbalance in our environment is by envisioning and implementing a Healing
Village that adopts modalities of eco-friendly resources.
our earth also needs us to revere her spirit an essence. Bringing Ritual and
Celebration to the land are important for restoring the planet's well-being. The
Village will therefore serve as a combination of an earth-based sacred land
container for ritual and a retreat structure for teaching and learning Arts,
Theater and Sustainability.
Topics - "The Blossoming
of the Village"
The chapters below show the subjects dealt with in
the proposal for the Healing Center.
Global service and calling forth the return to the land. Personal drive,
desire to embrace the sacred,
and abilities to lead.
The Spark "Like that first
Divine spark that ignited the universe, like that spark that enticed spirit,
new life and opportunity - Be it!"
The core team members who are building the village - The Kin of Kiva
"Like the different molecules, busy
to connect, to catalyze and to unite"
Structure, Finances, Legality and Location. Sacred Geometry - Symbols of
Circles, Spirals and
The Water "Like those sweet waves of persistent rippling - caressing us
THE SACRED CORES
The Sacred (Kiva) Core; The Middle (Transitioning) Core; The Community
(Residential) Core - the essential layout of the Village.
The Seed "Like that core
essence filled with the hope of being fully loved inside its vibrational
Sustainability, Natural Building Materials, Alternative Resources.
Environmental Projects and Intentional Community.
The Earth "Like the Mother Earth eager to embrace us, dismantle us, reawaken
and to rejuvenate us with her magic, deep and lush bed"
VI THE SPIRIT
56 Ritualizing the Day, Collective Sleeping, Cathartic Ceremonies,
Initiations and Dialogues.
The Air "With you I shall always glide"
SACRED ARTS & THEATER
The use of Art, Ritual, Theater and Dance in the Community. Healing tools
Self-Expression and the Sacred Life within and around us.
The Sun "Like that irresistible gushing wave of red flame - enticing us to
become alive - so fully!"
VIII THE FUTURE
The Future Outcome of the Village and Faith in its Manifestation.
The Flower "A breathtaking
blossoming - an unstoppable force rapidly expanding outwards
in delight and exquisite ecstacy"
Residential Site Plan
This plan shows the envisioned residential area, witha body of water
as it's focal point and a source of energy for gatherings in the
community. The Community Building, Healing Center, Dining/Restaurant
area, offices, green houses, permaculture beds, and individual guest
units are all centered around the lake area. The member's
residential units are located further away from the core activities.
The spiraling brick path is organically beginning at the water
source, expanding out in a Logarithmic fashion to eventually link up
with the Fibonacci spiral formation which is the design around the
This envisioned site section shows the general sense of the core
residential area, where the Community Building, Healing Center, and
the Dining /Restaurant area are adjacent to the lake with its
surrounding permaculture beds. This envisioned land is preferably
located adjacent to the sea shore and at the foot of the mountains;
at the edge of two eco systems.
Dome Site Plan
This plan shows how the Kiva/Dome sacred sanctuary is at the very
core beginning of the spiraling path, based on the Fibonacci serial
sequence and the expansion of this particular spiral form. This
Kiva/Dome is the core element of the whole village, in where the
community and visitors gather for events and sacred ritual. This
design eventually links up with the residential Logarithm spiral
through a meeting ground of a Vesica Piscis shaped body of water.
This plan shows how the Kiva/Dome sacred sanctuary is divided into
two parts. The top part-the Dome with it's male principle, the sky
and the protector of the Kiva. The bottom part-the Kiva with it's
female principle and the ritual space deep in the earth. This sacred
vessel is the main focal point where significant gatherings would be
taking place, rituals, and different events that help build the
This ancient form of double spiral, based on the yearly
movement of the Sun has been depicted out through
history and especially in cave paintings. I was
magically drawn to its shape and based the Kin of Kiva
on this configuration.
The Fibonacci spiral, the Logarithmic spiral and the
Vesica Piscis became the necessary components in
conveying a deeper meaning to the formation of the Kin
of Kiva Village.
Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the
chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation,
there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of
which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that
the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
providence moves, too... All sorts of things occur
to help one that would never have otherwise
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of material
assistance which no man could have dreamt would have
come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can
do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic
in it. Begin it now!
A. Lindberg ©