What is the cultural significance in our time of “heroic” communities: that is, communities like CIIS that are consciously oriented toward a framework of values, or a vision of the good, which fundamentally challenges that of the larger mainstream society? Here we could also include such communities as the Bioneers, Esalen, Findhorn, Damanhur, Schumacher, Naropa, IONS, Jungian associations, and the like.
Tarnas, Richard, "The Role of “Heroic” Communities in the Postmodern Era" (2013). Founders Symposium. 30.