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Halexandria Foundation

21 April 2003

“May you live in interesting times.”  Depending upon the source, this ancient Chinese phrase is considered either a curse -- attended by difficulties, stress and the lack of ease, comfort, and routine -- or a blessing -- filled with stimulation, adventure, and excitement.          

The Motivation

Today, we live in an age of enormous challenges, upheaval on a massive scale, and the need for far-reaching and profound transformations.  These are indeed, “interesting times”.  But whether or not such times constitute a curse or a blessing is determined by our perception.  If an optimist is someone who believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, and a pessimist is someone who fears that this is true -- then clearly, if the world is the same regardless, the difference is purely in the point of view of the optimist or the pessimist.  Ultimately, it’s all in one’s perspective -- a perspective each of us can choose.  The key to our dilemma is choosing our perspective wisely.

Halexandria Foundation is dedicated to providing the means by which individuals will have the knowledge and understanding of themselves and the laws of the universe to make the choices that best benefit themselves and the world in which they live.  For each individual, the intent is:  to know thyself, to develop the arts and sciences of living, to reach a state of mental alertness, emotional balance, physical action, and spiritual awareness, and to become, by example, a demonstration of what is best in humankind.

The essence of the Halexandria Foundation is one of values -- the inevitable need for ethics as we encounter the twenty first century.  As we adjust to new paradigms of our society, world, and universe, an essential ingredient for our preservation and well being is education.  Inasmuch as our values lead to our attitudes which directly affect our behavior, a lack of knowledge or understanding will inevitably result in undesirable consequences.

One example of a changing paradigm is the urgent need to address and solve the environmental devastation occurring throughout the world.  No one can be unaware these days of the complex of global problems of environmental degradation, toxic chemical concentrations, species extinction, soil depletion, deforestation, Global Warming and desertification -- these representing the more obvious examples.  There is also the effects of chronic poverty, which result in overgrazing, forest destruction for firewood, surface water contamination, soil erosion and removal of humus (dung) for fuel.  In this regard, Douglas Adams has written, “Conservation is a continually evolving business, and we have just begun to realize that just wading into Africa and telling the local people that they mustn’t do to their wild life what we’ve done to ours, and that we are there to make sure they don’t, is an attitude that, to say the least, needs a little refining.” [1]

Our current value system, which motivates most actions, is primarily economic. 

Unfortunately, economic logic effectively discounts the future, and thus implies that the well-being of future generations doesn’t count.  Instead of asking about the effects of a decision on the future [as in Seventh Generation Education], economic growth asks the less responsible question:  How can we get more of it?  Instead, what we will inevitably be forced to ask is: How can we learn to live without it?  This is because our current system uses up resources with little regard to returning them to the earth.

The problems of today’s world, however, are much more than just ecology.  Not only is our external environment threatened, but our inner environment is itself a wasteland.  What is needed is an ecology of the human psyche.  This is particularly true as behaviorists come to agree that environment is more important than heredity in determining behavior.

To reverse these trends implies the need to re-educate ourselves, to take new and innovative actions which consider the connectedness of all things, to forego our tradition of conquering and, instead, harmonize our relations with our inner and outer environments, and begin the process of collecting, preserving, synthesizing, and making available to the world the accumulated wisdom of the human race.           

“One horrible day 1600 years ago, the wisdom of the many centuries went up in flames.  The great library of Alexandria burned down, a catastrophe at the time and a symbol for all ages of the vulnerability of human knowledge.”[2] Today, this vulnerability is heightened by a cultural holocaust as the knowledge and wisdom of countless tribal cultures, many of them based on oral traditions, are lost.  On average, one of Brazil’s 270 tribes disappeared each year of the last century.  Of the world’s 6,000 languages, 3,000 are already doomed simply because no one speaks them any longer, and of the remainder, only 300 can be considered secure today.  Only 1,100 of the planet's 265,000 species of plants have been thoroughly studied, despite the fact that it is believed at least 40,000 have some medicinal or nutritive value for humanity.  In effect, the wisdom of the ages is currently being lost, a trend which can be reversed only by preserving great human truths and knowledge. 

 The Vision of ialexandriah

Halexandria Foundation includes four main institutions:  The Library of Halexandria, the Museion and University of Halexandria, the Temple of Halexandria, and the Pharos of Halexandria.  As a living entity, the Foundation is also defined by the personnel or staff of the Library, Museion and University, Temple, and Pharos.  These are the people who are currently donating their time to establish and structure the aims, goals, and destiny of the Foundation.  Equally essential to the support structure are three groups, including:  The Companions, The Fellowship, and The Community of Halexandria.

Companions can be thought of as life-long, intimate friends, and as nurturing advisors, supporters, helpers, and facilitators.  The Companions of Halexandria provide access to public and private collections as the Foundation collects material from a wide variety of sources.  They are comprised of three groups:  Sponsors (providing the essential financial support), Champions (those “Championing the Cause” through public relations and other means), and Guardians (“protectors”, and members of a Round Table).  The Guardians, for example, will provide advice and wisdom -- but not necessarily exercise control.  Many will be adepts and those people who put together the meat of the Halexandria Foundation, and who help in the gathering, nurturing, and protecting of the Halexandrian concept, its activities, resources, and future. 

The Fellowship of Halexandria includes a broad base of associates, which may include corporations, institutions, families, and individuals with a community orientation.  The Fellowship is intended to allow all of the components of the Foundation (Library, Pharos, Mouseion, University, Temple, and Round Table) access to other resources and activities outside the Foundation.  For example, these could include publishing houses and other media organizations, as well as any and all groups with the same goals and aspirations.  Ultimately, the Fellowship would include the creation of an International Body of Man.

The Community of Halexandria is Novus Halexandria, a new, enlightened model city, demonstrating how man can live in harmony on the planet.  The community will include new technologies, sustainable ecologies and commercial ventures, environmentally aware businesses, shelters, transportation, and utilities, as well as health care, recreation, arts, education, communications, and outreach programs.  Utilities, for example, will utilize advanced free energy and alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, hydroelectric... Education will be comprehensive, non-competitive, and life-long.  Healing will be holistic and practiced as an art instead of a business.  Its governing structure will be a newly constituted Constitution of Halexandria.

Within Halexandria Foundation, a mission is envisioned for its separately constituted The Library of ialexandriah.  The goal will be to utilize twentieth century technology to gather, archive, and safeguard the traditions and mysteries of the world’s diverse cultures.  Outreach and reclamation programs will be instituted to save tribal knowledge and culture from extinction.  Information and traditions from Mystery Schools around the world will be collected and safeguarded.  While most information will be open for public consummation, some esoteric (“for the few”) knowledge will be preserved in a library of limited access.  The vast reach of material will, however, be made freely available on the Inter Net, and thus within reach of millions.

 “Certain secret orders have always managed to salvage or save the Universal Truth, on clay tablets, scrolls, papyri, and now paper and magnetic discs.  They recorded the truth, so that the future man might know -- and in the knowing of truth, they could be free from the bondage of untold ages.”  -- Hatonn

Ultimately, a Museion will also be instituted, providing an active, educational laboratory for students, scientists and artists; an experiential program designed to guide individuals in the process to knowing themselves.  Portions of the Mouseion may be “taken on the road”, allowing access for much larger segments of the population.  Advanced technologies such as “virtual reality” may be utilized to provide the highest quality experiential learning environments.

Within Halexandria Foundation, The University of Halexandria will involve two distinct ideas.  Initially, the University will be a gathering of teachers and adepts from diverse traditions who recognize the current worldwide spiritual renewal as one of the great stories of our time.  The University’s purpose will be to establish itself as an international center modeled on the ancient learning centers of Alexandria and oriented to the serious student of the spiritual sciences.  The University will utilize the Library and Museion for the study of new science and humanities, and will bring together a rare combination of teachers and curriculum in support of the “Great Work” -- the inward journey that leads to an awakening of the full human potential.  Ultimately, the University will teach individuals to know themselves, heal themselves, and to follow their destiny, inspiring others by their example.  Essential to this curriculum is teaching the Art of Living, an expression of man in harmony and alignment with universal laws.  Implicit in this balanced expression is responsible leadership, practical action, and incorporating into all aspects of one’s life what one has learned.

Ultimately, the University will also develop and institute a curriculum for elementary, secondary, college, and graduate schools.  The need for such schools is perhaps best described by John Gatto, 1991’s Teacher of the Year for the State of New York.  Mr. Gatto believes that the present school system (which included himself) teaches confusion, indifference, class position/hierarchy, emotional dependency, intellectual dependency, and provisional self-esteem.  It is an educational curriculum seemingly “designed to quash innovation, instill subservience, and undermine all coherence through a numbing series of arbitrary rules, disjointed facts, and days fractured by shrill bells.” The results, according to Mr. Gatto, are that children are indifferent to the adult world, have almost no curiosity, have a poor sense of the future, are ahistorical, cruel to each other, uneasy with intimacy or candor, materialistic, dependent, passive, and timid. [3]  The University of Halexandria will strive to be an essential element in correcting these deficiencies and incorporating the changing paradigms of our modern world.

Within Halexandria Foundation, the Temple of Halexandria will represent the Ph.D. and post-graduate levels of the University of Halexandria, where rituals of birth, living and dying are celebrated, and new myths, rituals, and ceremonies may be created.  The Temple will include traditions ranging from such diverse sources as native American cultures and Brazilian tribal rituals, to modern-day, first world movements all designed to ritualize the transition from adolescent to adulthood.  The mission of the Temple will be the rebirthing of the soul as the final essence of the Halexandrian process, the completion of self-knowledge and the Great Work of Alchemy, and the initiation of a commitment to continued evolvement.  Advanced esoteric and exoteric studies will be conducted in an experiential, metaphysical laboratory.  

Gardens are for Growth

The intentions of Halexandria Foundation can be described in part with a garden analogy.  The Library and Museion of Halexandria represents the gathering and preserving of seeds (encapsulated life) in a sort of seed bank.  When seeds are not germinated and planted, they loose their potency or fertility, and die.  The Library and Museion will seek, therefore, to gather seeds from the diverse cultures of the earth, categorize them, preserve them, and provide access to them for replanting to the many and diverse “gardeners”. 

The University of Halexandria is about the planting of seeds, where fertile soil (i.e. receptive minds), are tended, allowed to flower, and bear fruit.  In essence, the University strives to reclaim the ecology of the psyche, which has previously been systematically attacked and destroyed (much like the planet).  Importantly, the distribution of the harvest will provide seeds (including possible hybrids) being returned to replenish the Library and Museion, and students either staying at the University, Library, or Museion or going elsewhere to germinate new seeds and cast them abroad.  The Temple of Halexandria represents the nurturing and creating of new strains of seeds.  Some students of the University may also enter the Temple, where new flowers and fruit may be developed.

At this juncture in time, the world conjures up a series of images, some positive and some negative.  The positive images, the Signs of a World Awakening, include the decline of communism, the potential for nuclear disarmament, increased environmental awareness, widespread spiritual renewal, movements throughout the world advocating healing, self-actualization, and the understanding of human purpose, and the speed with which these and similar positive events are occurring.           

Negative images include massive worldwide financial debt (governmental, corporate, institutional, and consumer), a plague of AIDS, widespread famine and poverty, the continuing decline in educational quality, the threat and actualization of irrational wars throughout the world, and the gross failures of medical, legal, and religious institutions and paradigms.  It is, in essence, “the best of times, and the worst of times.”

But within our grasp are new understandings, innovative technologies, the ability to make changes, and an awakening of the necessity to make changes -- changes that address the root causes of our world’s problems, whether they be a dominator society, scientific materialism, over-population, willful ignorance, or whatever.  We are now laying down a new future, creating a new paradigm of values (which in turn affect our attitudes and thus our behavior).  As in the times of other Golden Ages, we have begun to turn toward the most fundamental goal: that of understanding human purpose!

As Lothar Schäfer has so succinctly argued, “It is now possible to believe that the mind is the realization of universal potentia, a manifestation of the essence of the universe.  Therefore, the only good life is in harmony with the nature of reality.”


Halexandria Foundation is a 501(c)3 foundation under the auspices of the National Heritage Foundation.  Its mission statement is one of service, research, and education.  It honors diversity in all of its forms, and believes that children are the life blood of any and all communities.  Literally.

For more information on Halexandria Foundation or The Library of ialexandriah, link to these web pages directly, and/or contact in writing the home offices located at 419 Spinnaker Lane, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 USA. 

Philanthropy         Dan Sewell Ward

Synthesis         Communications, Education, Health



[1]  Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt, Harmony Books, New York, 2002.

[2]  Eugene Linden, Time Magazine, September 23, 1991]

[3]  John Gatto, The Sun, May 1991 and June 1990 -- See also: The Public School Nightmare for a more detailed description of Mr. Gatto’s views.


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