Journey to the Sun City
• Journey to the Sun City
This town you will not find on any map of the world. In fact, the correct name of the place - the Abode of Dawn. The phrase "Sun City" is invented by journalists. Until recently, the "Resident" was nowhere to be officially registered as a village, but now it's kind of like was considered remote districts of the village Zharovsk
Sun City from the top of the mountain Dry. They live in the settlement exclusively followers of the Church of the Last Testament. Sun City was conceived as a unique ecological settlement, in which humans live in harmony with nature and to develop spiritually in harmony with the teachings of Vissarion.
The followers of Vissarion often try to get out of the villages in the district (Peter and Paul Fortress, Cheremshanka Gulyaevka et al.) And travel to Sun City at the liturgy and a meeting with the teachers themselves (so-called Vissarion). To get to the promised place, first we drove 80 km on the dirt road to the village of Peter and Paul Fortress Kuraginsky district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and then survived two o'clock bumps on the road to gruzovike- "vahtovke" (Star-266 Polish production). The last three kilometers walked.
All visiting pilgrims from neighboring villages and guest lodge in the camp. Tents here no not at all, it is detached from the settlement of a group of wooden houses. And the men spend the night on the first floor, and women - in the second (it does not matter, whether composed of M and M are married). Here, in the camp, there is a dining room, where we were fed three times a day.
Plan Sun City at the entrance of one of the houses. In its terms of settlement repeats the so-called Star of Bethlehem with fourteen rays - a symbol of Vissarion (14 January - the day of Vissarion's birth), and the streets are poetic names: the Milky Way, the Children's Dreams, Moon flowers, gentle dreams, the eternal pursuit, the solar wind, Diamond grew , crystal gates, forest spirits, mischievous rainy shimmer secrets, Silver springs, singing mountains, star fields.
All newcomers necessarily familiar with the rules of life in the community: here do not eat meat and fish ( "do not eat lethal food"), do not smoke, do not drink alcohol and foul language ( "Do not use words that carry negative images").
Sam Sun City is not no city, but a small village. Population - a total of about 40 families.
The bridge over the creek.
There are no power lines, every house installed solar panels. When you need to include any powerful devices - run generators. With satellite antennas watching television and accessing the Internet.
Many greenhouses and large gardens, where every family must provide a fully food. For babies with milk and eggs kept goats and chickens.
In families of the followers of the Church of the Last Testament many children.
The most unusual detail in the City, which immediately catches the eye - no fences between sites. Also not seen or heard of guard dogs.
In the city center there is a wooden sculpture of an angel - vissarionovtsami interpreted as a symbol of their faith. This place is considered holy. Here, around the angel sculptures, a morning, Sundays and public liturgy. And yet this is the only place where caught weak cellular signal.
One of the first homes in Sun City. During the construction there try to avoid synthetic materials - foam and others.
Sunday morning. All visitors, pilgrims pass through the arch in the city and go towards the center, where they join the rest of the residents. The inscription on the arch - "Take hope ye who enter here." Everyone who comes in, makes a bow.
Everyone gathers in a circle - the main square - in order to go together to the holy mountain of the liturgy.
The priests performed the service, members of the congregation sing songs, pray. "Let there be light, and the world of heaven. Let there be light and peace to all living beings. "
We had a little bit to keep up with the procession to the clicks of cameras and our conversations no one distracted.
According to the fabulously beautiful forest begins the ascent to the mountain Dry, where the "Heavenly Abode" and "Altar of the Earth."
The rise sufficiently smooth, serpentine trail goes even for people in the age to go is not difficult. Periodically, the process stops and sings psalms. Any resident, by the way, can offer for the execution of a psalm of his own. If it is approved, it will perform the liturgy instead of any other.
About halfway, we saw the temple under construction and several houses.
There on the hillside are people who are engaged in the construction of a new temple. This place is called "Heavenly Abode".
Living here came out of their houses and joined the procession.
Just as in the main settlement, here too, every house is cultivated large plot of land.
We continue to climb.
Finally, we reached the top of the mountain and went to the "Altar of the Earth." The chorus sings a cappella, the priest reads the prayer ... What is happening does not seem to serve in the Orthodox Church, the feeling is that this is all happening in some a fantasy world, so this action is unusual. Moreover, the people are dressed in bright clothes.
"Altar of Earth" - a light and elegant structure, within which there are symbols of the four world religions (the union of all religions on earth - one of the ideas of Vissarion's teachings).
The prayer near the altar of the earth lasts about half an hour. Then everyone starts way back.
Before you start to go down, we are lagging behind and the procession went to the observation deck next to the bell tower. With this bell tower five times a day the bell tolls.
People from all around at the sound of the bells cast their affairs, to "create a prayer."
From the viewing platform next to the bell tower offers a fantastic view of the surrounding area. In the photo - Lake Tiberkul.
Beautiful places people choose to build their society.
ran about down to catch up with the procession.
At the end of the event everyone is going to the arena, which is called the Valley of the Merger. According to a separate path from the house he comes to himself Vissarion and sits on a wooden throne with an umbrella. There is a so-called fusion - first all pray together, break bread, and then the teacher responds to questions from the audience, there is informal communication. Sometimes Vissarion does not come for various reasons, as in our case, because this time it limited only to the breaking of bread.
All the expenses of their business.
While walking and observing the liturgy, we were accompanied by Ruslan. He answered all our tricky questions about religion and life in the city. Ruslan on Education - a physicist and mathematician, he says, that the device of their society and religion preached here seen him logical, everything around is in harmony with its physical-mathematical mind. Ruslan came to the monastery from Izhevsk 11 years ago. After the liturgy, he invited them to his house where his wife offered us herbal tea, incredibly delicious cheese from goat's milk, and bread baked in a Russian stove.
On the weekend to Ruslan nephews came to visit.
"We want to create a city to the other to see how a person should live on the earth - in harmony with nature and spirit."