On the Wings of a Bird Called Intent – Biography of Silo – Progress Report

Hello everybody –

The biography of Silo, tentatively titled On the Wings of a Bird Called Intent, is well underway (read a new sample chapter here – without footnotes, which are still in process). It’s pretty complete up to the 1980s, but the last 3 decades are still in process. If you knew and worked with Silo during that time and would like to share your experience, I’d love your input!

To jog the collective memory, I’ve made up a list of key moments between 1962 and 2010 (up to Silo’s passing, and continuing with examples of significant ongoing developments in epilog and appendix.) I’ve stretched these key moments over a framework of “rotas,” or “turns of the wheel” of 12-year cycles – differentiation, complementation, synthesis…

To check out this list, see below. If you have memories, information or experience you’d like to contribute, or any other key moments to add, especially for the period from 1980-2010, please email me at wingedlion@gmail.com. Anything welcome – written or audio, words or images!

Hola a tod@s –

La biografía de Silo – tentativamente titulado “Sobre las alas de un pájaro llamado Intento” – está en marcha (se puede leer un capítulo nuevo – en inglés – aquí – sin notas a pie de página, todavía en proceso). Esta bastante completa hasta la década del 80, pero todavía estoy recogiendo información sobre las últimas 3 décadas (80-10). Si conociste a Silo durante ese periodo, y querías compartir tu experiencia, agradecería mucho tu aporte.

Para refrescar la memoria colectiva, he hecho una lista de algunos momentos claves, sobre un marco de “rotas” o ciclos de 12 años años (diferenciación, complementación, síntesis…), comenzando con las primeras reuniones en 1962. (Información sobre eventos importantes después del 16 de septiembre 2010 se incluirá en el epilogo y apéndice).

Se puede vera a continuación la lista de momentos claves (solamente en ingles por ahora). Si tienen recuerdos, información o experiencias que desean contribuir, o cualquier otro momento clave que añadir, especialmente para el período comprendido entre 1980-2010, por favor envíeme un email a wingedlion@gmail.com. Todo es  bienvenido – escrito, audio, palabras o imágenes.

 

On the Wings of a Bird Called Intent

The Life and Work of Silo, Sage of the Andes

 

KEY MOMENTS 1962-2015:

 

1962-1998 – 1st Great Cycle – The Movement

1962-1973 – 1st Rota – Differentiation – Training Individuals

1962

First study groups – “the thing”; crypts, camps & bases

1966

La Paz, first international mtg

Base 1, El Arenal

1969

Lives at Hermitage Jan 1-May 4

Healing of Suffering

Talks in Chile

“Forbidden Talks” in Yala, Cordoba, Bs Aires

1971

Young Power

Inner Religion

1972

Talks and arrests in Cordoba, Mar del Plata

United Youth Front

 

1974-1985 – 2nd Rota – Complementation – Forming “Cadres”

1974

Cordoba Center of Work, ending with arrests; attempted talk in Bs Aires, 500 arrested

1975

Corfu

1976

Canaries I

1978

Canaries II

1979

The Inner Look; birth of Alejandro

1980

Meaning of Life talk, Mexico City

1981

Internal Landscape

Tokarev Report

Mission of the 80s – travels to Madrid, Barcelona, Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Sri Lanka, Mumbai, Paris

1982

Birth of Federico

1983

On What is Human 

1984

Launching of Humanist Party; No to Pinochet, HP in Chile

1985

Greens, gathering in Rio

 

1986-1997 – Third Rota – Synthesis – Reaching the Masses

1986

Religiosity in Today’s World

1989

Humanize the Earth, Guided Experiences; First Humanist International – Florence

Travels to Madrid, Reykjavik, Zambia

1990

Travels to Madrid, Mexico City

1991

Contributions to Thought, Universal Root Myths;

Travels to Santiago de Chile, Mexico City

1992

Moscow – Humanism & the Crisis of Civilization

Travels to Rio, Moscow, Madrid

1993

Letters to My Friends, Day of the Winged Lion, Humanist Document

First Humanist Forum, Moscow; Honoris Causa

Travels to Madrid, Moscow

1995

Santiago forum

Silo in Bogota

The Theme of God

Travels to Colombia

1996

Dictionary of New Humanism, Silo Speaks 

1997

Travels to Arica & Tacna, Chile; Haiti

 

1998-2034 – Second Great Cycle – A Mist Under the Door – Silo’s Message

1998-2010 – First Rota – Differentiation

1998

Collected Works Vol. 1

Dinners with friends in different cities

Travels to Florence

1999

30 Year Anniversary

Latin American Humanist regional

The Assembly

Silo leaves the Movement

Travels to Santiago de Chile

2002

Silo’s Message, Collected Works Vol. 2

2003

PdV Casita

2004

Mass ceremonies

1st Celebration of the Message, PdV

2005

Work with Fire

First regional ‘halls’

Inauguration of La Reja

Parque Chaco

Visits to salitas

Travels to Bomarzo, Toledo, Aranjuez

2006

Psychology Notes

Quito forum

Inauguration of Manantiales

Travels to Quito, Lisbon, Attigliano

2007

Days of Inspiration at PdV

La Paz forum

Disarmament spots

2008

Silo & School at PdV

Silo’s Message 2nd Edition

Transmissions

Travels to Rome, Attigliano, Grotte, Torino, Manantiales

2009

Commentaries on Silo’s Message

Messengers Manual, Book of the Community, HM Training Manual

The Four Disciplines; Energetic Discipline, Material Disc., Mental Disc., Formal Disc.

World March

Nobel Peace Prize Summit

Sage of the Andes

Travels to Manantiales, Toledo, Berlin

2010

En que estamos

Message from ___ about ‘Our Friend’

Silo’s passing

 

2011-2022 2nd Rota – Complementation (Epilog & Appendix)

2011

Parks continue multiplying around the world…

2011

Silo’s Messengers meeting – PdV

2012

Silo’s Messengers meeting – PdV

2013

Silo’s Messengers meeting – PdV

2014

Silo’s Messengers meeting – PdV

2015

Silo’s Messengers meeting – PdV

Etc.

About Trudi Lee Richards

Author, poet, Spanish-English translator; Activist, community builder; Member of the international Community of Silo's Message (www.silosmessage.net) and its local Healdsburg and Red Bluff communities (www.RedBluffPark.org) Mother of five grown kids/stepkids and four step grandkids Graduate of Stanford University Lives in Healdsburg, California
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