Welcome To Conscious CT
We're the community of people who live East of the River with an interest in spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health and the environment. This website is an online reflection of our community where we can share information, meet others, get ideas and learn what's going on in our area.
Best selling books like "The Secret", "Conversations With God", and "The Power of Now" as well as speakers such as Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra have generated a lot of interest in recent years in spirituality, metaphysics and holistic health. This has created a community or network of people who work holistically, put on workshops to help you heal and grow spiritually and are very concerned about the environment. But to the general public this community is nearly invisible and those of you with a new interest or curiosity don't know how to tap into it.
The truth is the holistic community is not new and has been active in Connecticut since at least the 1960's. It has grown considerably in the last twenty years as holistic health became more acceptable and major magazines and newspapers began to take notice of us.
This website is intended to make our local community visible, both for those who have been involved for many years and for those of you just starting on your journey. You might be surprised at the extent of the resources available and with this website we are creating a few new ones.
To make it manageable this site only includes resources and activities East of the Connecticut River in the Greater Hartford area. This includes the towns from Enfield to Glastonbury and from East Hartford to Willington. For information beyond this area in Connecticut see The Door Opener magazine and website which covers the entire state.
Certain activities take place in all communities: we learn, shop, work, play, communicate and worship. We've divided this website into natural areas that reflect a community, but you'll find a lot of overlap. To learn how to find your way around Conscious CT and what you will find on the site start with a Tour of Conscious CT.
This website is one contribution to an emerging world based on cooperation rather than on competition, on affirmation of the human spirit rather than on self-doubt, and on the certainty that all humanity is connected. Our goal is to touch as many lives as possible with a message of hope for a better world.*
JON ROE is your host at Conscious CT. He was the founding publisher of The Door Opener and served on the boards of many holistic health and metaphysical organizations in Connecticut over the last twenty years. He enjoys networking with groups and organizations and participating in as many spiritual and holistic activities as can be squeezed in. He is from Vernon and can be reached at (860) 875-4101, Jon@consciousct.org. For Jon's bio see www.ctholisticcommunity.com/roebio.htm.
* Adapted from a book dedication by Hal and Linda Kramer, publishers.