Etherion Ringing Cedars Intentional Community

Last updated: August 23, 2014 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: April 26, 2009

Etherion Ringing Cedars Intentional Community

(Guyra, New South Wales, Australia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2005
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: George Neo
  • Phone: 03 9752 5838
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact George or Christine on 03 9752 5838, or send email

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Positive Vision Passion Action

Community Description:

ETHERION means DIVINE, Anastasia/Ringing Cedar books are a guiding principle, as are Conversations with God, Castaneda, Permaculture, Yoga etc, but we recognize all denominations & are open-minded.
701 hectares (1734 acres) of Northern Tablelands paradise, purchased May 2008 with an established homestead & independent solar power system. Superb climate at 1200m, 32C max ever (no bushfires), 900mm rainfall, geologically stable, very high light levels year round. Unlike traditional communities, the Ringing Cedar model allows a union of opposites, one hectare (2.5 acre) domains bordered by living, not dead, fences, preserving individuality & personal creativity, surrounded by a collective village of inter-dependent domains.

Etherion has characteristics of the heavenly, where our soul life, social experiences and ecology reflect the goodness of love, creation, simplicity and balance. We’ll live on top of a mountain…..(more, see website).
Realising our selves and our relationships with each other and our earth lies at the heart of our intention. Balance and harmony will be created by the soulful living of each person. The love and energy created by our spiritual lives will bring about joy and harmony, humbleness, purity and giving…..Meditations, yogic living, holistic living and ceremonies…..
Our community has been created for all ages, children to elders. Love for each other through family and friendship is our achievement. We are self-governing therefore the communal life we aim to create is one of peace, appreciation, fun, action and accepting. We are a gift community, whereby if someone is in need, their needs are met…..
Living in harmony with our earth brings a way of being which is sacred and healthy. Nourishing and supporting her requires gift energy too. To nourish the soils, keep water ways clean, encourage the presence of wildlife, waste minimally, enhancing the forest, requires us to live in certain ways. Our homes will be built from the earth or recycled items, our energy will be created by us…..
Being a community of young to elder, of diverse talents and interests, of various spiritual paths, our village will be reflective of all we give and want. We will build a village of cluster homes…..these include a community centre with a kitchen and stage for our entertainment and visitors, a school for our children…..This picture is not complete… as it is missing your d


  • Adult Members: 10
  • Child Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Non-denonimational, open-minded


    Community school

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Type: Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization
  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Main Facilitator more appropriate

    Loose arrangement

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 1734 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: 701 hectares

    Unit Trust, units available

    Guest accomodation planned

    One Hectare Domains

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: Under review

    Circumstances govern

    Rent or Work applies

    1000, 4000 or 20,000 options

    Maintenance sharing



  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: Always when visiting

    Gardens being established

    Not mandatory

    Separate villages

    Lead By Example policy

    Lead By Example policy


Additional Comments

Remote, end of no-thru road

Community Initiative 2007

Members in transition, multiple visits

Photo Gallery

Video Gallery


Etherion, intentional, community, Anastasia, Ringing, Cedar, Permaculture, Ramtha

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge