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Multi-media Collaborative Community Information Hub and Educational Tool with Printed Book, EBook, Workbook, Online Resource Directory
Multi-media Collaborative Community Information Hub and Educational Tool with Printed Book, EBook, Workbook, Online Resource Directory
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We notice something percolating. Have you felt it in yourself? A rising sense that there's so much more richness and depth to this life than we are told? Are you feeling the underpinnings of discontent, fear, uncertainty, imbalance, and apathy that have become pandemic in these times of great transition? Are you hungry to fulfill the potential that you know is waiting for you? 

This Book - this Movement - is arriving as a trail-marker for you on the path. Sharing tools and resources in order to foster personal empowerment to engage direct action at local levels which builds community resilience. Strong communities participating in global solutions inspire innovation. 

We share one home. Together we can ensure that it's built to Thrive.

So what is ReInhabiting the Village?

 My name is Jamaica and I am the Creator of Tribal Convergence Network and Author/Curator for the "ReInhabiting the Village: Co-Creating Our Future" Project.

After years of building a network of allies through festivals, leadership summits, collaborative projects, and community development there exists a rich body of materials, models, best practices, approaches, and templates to holistic living and community vitality. This information has been documented, practiced and now is ready to be shared to support other communities to flourish from the experience and insight of our contributing authors.

SO.... WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT?

The book and online resource directory are essentially a LIVING LIBRARY of information and resources about projects, organizations, and people who are working every day for a healthy people and a healthy planet.

*Printed Book 

*E-Book  

*Workbook  

*Online Resource Directory

Allowing the voices of over 40 professionals and experts in their fields to speak for themselves,  we offer this knowledge and these tools to help you co-create the future of your dreams. When we reinhabit the village, we remember what it means to Live Well. 

 Contributing Authors include Artists, Economists, Permaculture Experts, Facilitators, Educators, Visionaries, Natural Builders, Event Producers, Healers, Indigenous Elders and Thought Leaders, Ecologists, Technology Developers and Community Organizers through this project.

Themes of the book include topics such as;

  • The Heart of Community
  • Building Regional Resilience
  • Inhabiting the Urban Village
  • Community Land Stewardship/EcoVillages
  • Holistic Festival Production
  • Technology and Media
  • Art and Culture
  • Living Economy
  • Project Management and Governance Models

Phase one CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR'S include;

Luke Holden, Steven Michael Ehlinger II, Akira Chan, Mark Lakeman, Saphir Lewis, Debra Guisti, Nick Algee,Brandi Veil, David Polish Ambassador, Maya Zuckerman, Zach Carson, Samantha Sweetwater, Sheri Herndon, Wesley Pinkham, David Casey, Nate Hogan{Nature}, Besty Cachionne, Carl Grether, Jonah Haas,  Clayton Gaar, Nicky LaFleur, Rua Kelli Klein, Niema Lightseed, Simon Yugler, Jesse Fielder and MORE!

Phase one VISIONARY ARTISTS include;

Autumn Skye, Jessica Pearlstein, Raul Castillas, Krystaleyez, Mark Henson, David Heskins, Darren Minke, and more!

Network Allies Include;

 

REWARDS INCLUDE;   

  • ReInhabiting the Village Book and Workbook
    ReInhabiting the Village Book and Workbook
     
     
    Give Thanks Sticker Pack
    Give Thanks Sticker Pack
    Artistic Third Eye Pinecone Pendant
    Artistic Third Eye Pinecone Pendant
    DVD Pack from Keyframe-Entertainment
    DVD Pack from Keyframe-Entertainment
    Presentation, Consultation, or Workshop Offering from Jamaica
    Presentation, Consultation, or Workshop Offering from Jamaica
    Lecture/ Workshop or a hosted Panel Discussion Facilitated by Jamaica Stevens at your Next Event
    Lecture/ Workshop or a hosted Panel Discussion Facilitated by Jamaica Stevens at your Next Event
    Lucidity Festival 2015 Tickets
    Lucidity Festival 2015 Tickets

Risks and challenges

This body of work is paradigm shifting, highlighting schools of thought and ways of living that may be new or innovative to some. One challenge is how to invite and inspire people to open to the message of the project and find the pieces that are relatable to them.
Knowing this, we are working to create language that is universal, principles that can be applied across scales of socio-ecomomic or cultural differences, and creating a format that is simple and includes features and highlights that are useful to a diverse audience.

Another challenge is that we have many contributors. This is a community project featuring many voices and a project team who are all collaborating. This means many moving parts that need to be woven together well for the cohesion of the project. By choosing a team who each have many skill sets and a wide variety of experiences, we are practicing the collaborative principles of the book by working as a strong team to mutually uphold the deliverables of the project. We also have simplified the format of the book itself and will be allowing the online platform to continue building the movement and message of this project without everything having to fit inside of one book.
Due to the inclusive nature of contributing authors, this is a project that will take some time to compile, edit, and complete. We have set a launch and fulfillment date for Spring of 2015 to give the project time to be completed well.

Another challenge is that this is a multi-tiered or "transmedia" project that has several inter-connected deliverables. This is an innovative approach in itself and requires our team to create continuity through out the platforms, even as different people are working on different parts. What I love about this challenge is that it is modeling the pathway FOR community projects- our team is answering the question "How do you do a project like this?" and together we are finding solutions that we are sharing IN the book -- allowing it be a tool for other projects and communities to learn from.

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  • Along with sharing our kickstarter with your networks and communities, you can go to our website landing page and fill out either our Contributor Form http://reinhabitingthevillage.com/contribute/. You can also write our Project Manager at reinhabitingthevillage@gmail.com to offer your support. THANK YOU!

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  • Multi-Media - Refers to the fact that there will be a variety of forms of media involved in the finished version of this project. One is a printed, tangible book with essays, pictures, and graphics curated from over 40 contributors. This book will be mostly theory, vision, and inspiration. There will also be a workbook which will also be a physical book, but full of useful tools, models, templates, and exercises that will help you as a community organizer or your community, business, or event improve its capacity and efficiency in a number of realms. There will be an e-book with similar content to the physical book, but for the digitally inclined. Finally, there will be an interactive website that will serve as a directory to projects and allies that are doing work related to community building, permaculture, conscious event production, mindful marketing, etc. This is a "hub" because it houses a large compilation of related information. It is useful to you because you won't have to re-invent the wheel, you can contribute your gifts to the world with the support of aligned organizations and individuals that hold important keys to your creations.

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  • Please send an email to Sponsorship@reinhabitingthevillage.com describing your organization and the ways that you see a strategic partnership creating mutual benefit for your org and the project.

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  • The functional workbook will feature questionnaires, check lists, guidelines,tips and best practices, models and examples of project management and organizational tools for communities and groups to use to help them successfully get started or develop their projects.

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    http://www.thirdeyepinecones.com/
    http://thirdeyetapestries.com/

    We particularly love this company because they are committed to eco-responsibility and plant a tree for every pendant they sell.

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  • Lucidity Festival is one of our strategic partners. They are a transformational arts and music festival in Santa Barbara CA that occurs every April. We believe they are on the forefront of the Transformational Festival movement, and we are particularly interested in partnering with them because they have publicly expressed their intentions to ground their festival on a permanent land that is collectively owned to begin building a Lucid Village! We love that they've allowed us to offer some tickets to our backers. The ticket reward tier allows you to uplift two birds with one gust, ReInhabiting the Village and Lucidity! YAY!!

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  • Keyframe Entertainment is the Executive Producer of ReInhabiting the Village. By INSPIRING, INFORMING and ENTERTAINING through film, electronic music, visionary art, community building, and Transformational Festival culture, Keyframe aspires to create global positive change. Keyframe fosters growth for Visionary Art and DJ culture by supporting, promoting, and financing cutting edge projects. Keyframe is offering a DVD pack as a reward in this campaign, which will feature one of its great successes, the ethnographic film Electronic Awakening. Learn more about Keyframe Entertainment here: http://keyframe-entertainment.com/about-us/

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  • Screening DVD and sticker of the Electronic Awakening film. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Awakening
    Plus Festival Fire 2014 Festival Guide:
    Festival Fire is a source of news and inspiration for the transformational festival community. We also serve the community with access to top vendors through our store, with a variety of services for entrepreneurs (of which we are many), annual publications, and lots of fun! Transformational refers to cultural transformation or the re-invention of humanity on earth. These are not your ordinary music events. We are building a culture where the currency is caring – for each other, ourselves, our neighbors, our planet. These gatherings are collaborative open-sourced villages, devoted to experimentation and inspired co-creation of the world we want to live in. And we believe that YOU, that everyone, has gifts to bring to the table! Festival Fire is here to nourish that dream.

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  • Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film by Andrew Johner that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Music dance culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals.

    The film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness. Filmed over a period of 5 years at events such as Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and the Boom Festival in Portugal.

    Learn more:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Awakening

    With world-renowned artists such as Shpongle, The Crystal Method, Random Rab, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, Cosmosis, Vibrasphere, Bird of Prey and many more.

    Interviewees: Adam Apollo, Adil Kassam, Alex Grey, Alli Gallixsee, Bartosz Majczak, Brad Moontribe (Smith), Brent Coons, Charles de Ledesma PhD, Chiara Baldini PhD, Chris Hill, Christo Pellani, Dallas Moontribe, Daniel Pinchbeck, Davin Skonberg, Deepak Ramapriyan, Dela Moontribe (Christina de la Fuente), Dustianne North, Eric Baumgartner, Erik Davis PhD, Eva Clay, Garth Wynne-Jones, Goa Gil, Graham St John PhD, Hayward Bracey, Jason Knight, Joan Forest Mage, Johnathan Human, Julian Reyes, Kalix Sky, Liana Sananda, Luna Ravenchild, Mark Heley, Michael Gosney, Morgan Markowitz, Nate Hogan (Nature), Nickolas Begich PhD, Nina von Feldmann, Osiris Ishpapalo, Peter Ziegelmeier, Rawsheed Patton, Rick Doblin, Robin Sylvan PhD, Ross DJ Random, Russell Feingold, Satchi Om, Satsi Sonik, Sobey Wing, Solis Soulsinger, Starhawk, Susan Bostwick PhD, Tania D Russell.

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  • Jonah Haas- Marketing Director, Membership Design, Co-Founder of Lucidity Festival

    Kelli Rua Klein- Branding/Marketing / Design Consultant with over 20 years of experience

    Maya Zuckerman- Transmedia Specialist and Technology Consultant

    Julian Reyes- Entertainment Company Founder- Focused on Media, Music, Graphic Design, Artist Management

    Jonah Meztriz- Real Estate and Creative Finance Agent- specializing in community land purchases

    Wesley Pinkham- Branding, Artist Relations, Graphic Design Consultant

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  • As the Creator of Tribal Convergence Gatherings, Executive Producer of Awaken Visionary Leadership Summit , Co-Founder of Tribal Convergence Network, Organizational Development Consultant with several projects and organizations, and Producer with Lucidity, Envision and other festivals, she is an experienced event producer, workshop leader, group facilitator, community organizer, organizational development consultant, project manager, and life coach. Jamaica is passionate about empowering people, projects and organizations to THRIVE!

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    Support the Artist Pack including; The Book, Functional Workbook, Sticker Pack, a vibrant visionary art wall hanging Tapestry by Third Eye, a sticker pack of art by Visionary Painter Autumn Skye, plus a calender from the project "Capturing Impermanence- A Calender of Ephemeral Artwork" by Andres Amador.

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    A personal appearance, talk, presentation or facilitated panel discussion by Jamaica Stevens at your event. Plus you will receive a dedicated social media feature boost through our core Ally Network to promote your event (In Portland or The Bay Area, otherwise backer to cover travel costs). Plus, the Book, functional Workbook, and Sticker Pack

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    Up-Level your business, organization, or community! Receive a facilitated 4-hour virtual session by Reinhabiting the Village core team, followed by a detailed report of recommendations and strategic solutions tailored specifically towards reaching your goals. You also will get the Book, Functional Workbook, and the Sticker Pack!

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    Social Media Advising and Strategy Sessions: The ReInhabiting the Village core team will invest 4 hours on your social media efforts (audit social media, strategy development, create sample posts & enhanced editorial calendar, curate aligned partners, create banners, update Facebook headers, etc) plus a dedicated social media boost/feature from our core Ally Network. Also you will receive the Book, Functional Workbook, and Sticker Pack.

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    Marketing Advising and Strategy Sessions: The ReInhabiting the Village core team will invest 4 hours on your project or organization Marketing Development including Transmedia consulting, organizational strategies, marketing plan assessment, develop new audience markets, etc. You'll also get The Book, Functional Workbook, Keyframe Entertainment Pack (Electronic Awakening DVD & Sticker, Keyframe music mix CD, plus Festival Fire 2014 Guide) and Sticker Pack.

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    Lucidity Behind the Scenes Tour including; Two tickets to Lucidity Festival, Two Sustainable,Organic, Locally-sourced lunches and a tour with Reinhabiting the Village producers @ Lucidity Festival, along with Main Stage Backstage Access for Saturday night's show. Plus you will receive a copy of the Book, Functional Workbook, Keyframe Entertainment Pack (Electronic Awakening DVD & Sticker, Keyframe music mix CD, plus Festival Fire 2014 Guide), a Third Eye Pinecone Pendant, & Sticker Pack.

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    Empower your Team! Receive an In-Person Full Day Solution Session for your business, team, festival, organization or community with Reinhabiting the Village core team. This will include leadership training, organizational development assessment and revisioning session, team building activities, and follow up plan. (In Portland, The Bay Area, or LA, otherwise backer to cover travel expenses) You'll also get the Book, Functional Workbook, Keyframe Entertainment Pack (Electronic Awakening DVD & Sticker, Keyframe music mix CD, plus Festival Fire 2014 Guide) & Sticker Pack.

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    Wow. Above all, we have overflowing gratitude for your sharing of abundance! We will honor you with an Associate Producer mention/credit added in the book and website (with logo & links) . You will also receive; the four hour Social Media and the four hour Marketing advisory and strategy sessions from the RIV core team, 2 tickets to Lucidity Festival+ backstage access for Saturday night's show, a copy of the Book, Functional Workbook, the Keyframe Entertainment Pack (Electronic Awakening DVD & Sticker, Keyframe music mix CD, plus Festival Fire 2014 Guide), a Third Eye Pinecone Pendant, Sticker Pack, plus a dedicated thank you page celebrating your contribution in the book.

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