An Andover resident describes how she was drawn to Vermont by a New York Times advertisement for a pottery commune.
“Where Craftsmen Pursue Philosophy and an Almost Monastic Life” the Aug. 5, 1975 headline said. I had never heard of the Rochester Folk Art Guild, a farm-based crafts commune in upstate New York. But my dream had always been to find a pottery commune. Nor had I heard of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866-1949), upon whose philosophy the guild was based. According to this Russian-born mystic, humans are born and live out their lives asleep."
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