We at S33D and The Aloha team invite you to a very special gathering. The sowing of a golden circle, that in one true reality can only really be a spiral.
Aloha today arrived from the merging of dreams. S33D is a dream canvas, hoping to merge diverse designs, while connecting with our origins & communicating our experiences in harmony. Achieving a balance between technology and a deeper, sweeter cooperation with the natural order of planet earth and all beings to manifest yOur highest collective destiny.
Please read on to find out more. Share life, love Earth, & reach for Phi
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More About S33D
S33D is a marriage between the ancient and modern worlds – “a living trade canvas of ancient DNA encoded with cryptographic precision”, providing a toolbox for us to reconnect with our origins through trade, education, and localised community curation.
Aiming to facilitate the harmonisation of yOurselves within the natural world, S33D focuses innovation around consensus mechanisms, trade webs, and open source libraries. As we begin to unlock the full potential of organic assets, a playground of edible education is born. Inspired by the fractality of nature, the custodianship of a globally distributed wealth reserve, true commonwealth, blossoms for all.
Forming around a virtual layer of mobile applications, and a physical layer of Pods, S33D is sewing an organic computer membrane energised by yOur story. Utilising smart contract templates, the creation of a distributed trade web offers wider and more transparent access to a diversity of food, medicines and plant based products. By evolving global access and awareness to this web we foster healthy consumer choice, biodiversity, and the restoration of earth’s systems to their natural purity.
After many moons the S33D breaches the soil of our consensus reality at Aloha. With the creation of the Genesis Pod, we begin weaving a globally distributed library. As we propagate from this genesis point, local pod curation and globally curated plant networks form an educational cryptoprative. An internal stillness you’ve always known, is remembered, it starts to ripple outside. We blossom as the eternal beings we’ve always been.
“As Sacagawea once guided Lewis and Clark to the shores of the Pacific, an aboriginal consciousness is awakening to guide our technology through the economic and political labyrinth of the next quarter century. Let us honour it. And let our incarnations being. We are the Bird Tribes, the Ongwhehonwhe, the people of reality.” – Ken Carey
What is Aloha?
Aloha is a conscious community based in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of coastal Colombia. We live by the principles of permaculture, with the goal to cultivate intensive and diverse agricultural systems, and build with sustainable methods and materials local to our region. We work in close communion with the plant kingdom, especially those that have their cultural roots in Colombia and the Amazon. We believe that by working towards spiritual evolution within ourselves, we can manifest harmony in our co-created material realm. We are a safe space to grow, a place for all to be student and teacher.
About the Workshop
Those who feel called to join this inauguration will be taken on a journey, beginning with the imagination and leading to an understanding of the methods and techniques required to transmute the imagined into the physical realm. If your heart knows that change in this world is not only desirable, but necessary. If your mind waxes lyrical at the chance to explore new territory, to contemplate fresh ideas which serve to co-create in wonder. If your body feels ripe to exercise itself, to savour a unique climate, to collaborate with others so as to manifest something tangible. If you feel the calling, we invite you to come and take part in the start of something special.
We aim to offer a rounded experience here at Aloha. Come and experience beautiful lodgings in our wooden cabañas with a sea view from the mountains. Savour freshly prepared vegetarian food, cooked with love and ingenuity. Gather by the fire at night in our recently finished ceremony space. Offering one or two open spots in our daily timetable, all will have the opportunity to share. It might be a poem, a piece of music, a yoga sequence, or a lesson in your favourite creative craftwork – you are welcome and encouraged to express yourself from the heart.
The Aloha Alpha S33D Pod workshop will generally be divided into two workshops per day, fitted between three meals. To start we plan to delve into the world of ideas and dreams. We will hold talking circles, imagining and sharing various dreams, weaving together a collaborative story which expresses the personal journeys which have led us here. Envisaging a positive future for our world, evolving technology in alignment with nature, and conjuring up blueprint designs for Pods to propagate all over the world.
Once a group connection has been established, we can begin to examine the S33D Pod at Aloha. We will have a workshop on various styles of natural architecture around the world. We will discuss the principles upon which the permaculture movement is based, and share our views as to why they are so vital at this moment. We will present the blueprint for the Aloha S33D Pod, explaining the various techniques which will be used and the materials required, opening a collective dialogue to examine all the details and ensure our design is well grounded. Upon reaching a shared understanding of the tasks at hand, we can embark upon the practical build itself. We expect that with the synchronised energies of everybody involved we will create a fun and productive work flow, where learning and practice can combine to build a Pod that is the first of its kind.
If you wish to join, please bring 9 items to install in the Pod. 3 books, 3 types of seed, and 3 mystery items to decorate the pod. As a demonstration of the trade society that we are trying to implement, we ask that participants meditate on the request. If you are able and your heart is called to bring more items, of course you are welcome. From yOur seed we are hoping to weave together the story of their existence. Where they originated, who has used them, where they have been distributed, what conditions they enjoy, how did they end up in your hands, why do they have value for you, anything you feel adds to the story – the possibilities are endless. From yOur books, we are building not just a distributed data library, but a physical one too. Bring your favourite books, those which have been the biggest teachers, inspiration and influences in your life, those which you just have to share with other people. Bringing digital data you feel will be collectively valued is also welcome. Stored on a memory card – this may include books, academic journals, music, etc. Be prepared to talk briefly about at least one of your chosen books, seeds, or mystery items. This will help to set the stage for the week, as well as inspire others to connect with your story whilst deepening the understanding of their own.
The Aloha S33D Story
Currently, the permanent members of the community are four people from different corners of the world. We all came together through divine workings of the universe, appearing on the scene in an organic and synchronistic manner.
At Aloha, the whole community was born through something of divine providence, a calling from the Universe, an ability to read the signs and a willingness to respond to them. We believe that there are no coincidences, that realising this dream is what we are destined to do here on this earth.
Aloha is 20 kilometers into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Often seeming a challenging task, to live miles away from the nearest city, whilst yearning to be an epicentre for a new community paradigm and a catalyst to ripple social change across earth. One thing that rural projects have in common is a need for sharing resources (food, labour and other goods) along with a network to achieve this. The modern world now offers the worldwide connectivity to reimagine the way this is achieved. Hope that the right people would arrive at the right time has always been present at Aloha. Around the time Aloha was ready to share the vision it had grounded more widely, the space naturally opened up for the question of how the work being done on a local level could be translated further afield.
It was around this time that Ed showed up at Aloha. We immediately connected with him, given our shared vision of an empowered global community. A world with transparent trade mechanisms, with real value attributed to tangible wealth, the infinite abundance embodied within a single seed. A profound respect for ancestral knowledge, for the miraculous diversity which mother nature offers us, for local action bolstered by global connectedness. He came with the framework to enable these dreams, and we quickly came to see that Aloha could offer the space to embark upon the initiative. Time passed, we maintained contact, and as the S33D project developed, Aloha fell deeper into the potential role it could play. In December of 2018, we met and decided that the time was ripe to begin. We knew that the project was ambitious, and in this awareness we began to plan an inauguration that showed equal respect to the dream phase, imagining what could be possible, the infinite potentialities swirling in the vortex of possibility, as well as the practical implications for such dreams. It was in these moments that we conceived of the Aloha Alpha S33D Pod Launch, a synthesis of ideas and ways to realise them, a union between the ethereal and the material.
Castle In the Sky
Aloha Ke Akua, the floating castle in the sky The mountain way up high, on which I belong Below the trees, above the sea Singing birds and buzzing bees Medicine and family A home away from home