"Carly Newfeld has worked in journalism for many years, as a writer, editor and astute commentator on the front line of social change and transformation. Born in Great Malvern, England, she was raised within the stimulating art and culture of East Europeans who had settled in that area after 'WWII. Witnessing such renewal of spirit spurred Carly onto a lifetime path of healing injustice, generating hope, and turning vision into action. Her life and work reflect the interweaving of these three strands:
"In 1970 Carly joined the Findhorn Foundation in northern Scotland, where she lived for eight years, deepening her spiritual toots, and creating and facilitating workshops and programs on subjects as far-ranging as the integration of spiritual values into everyday life and vegetarian cooking. Carly focalized Findhorn's busy kitchen for two years, and makes the most wicked plum pudding this side of the Atlantic! Carly is the Findhorn resource person for New Mexico and has a thousand rates to tell about life in this highly successful community, now a leading ecological planetary village.
"After moving to London in 1978, Carly worked for three years with Amnesty International's International Secretariat documenting the darkest side of life for people disenfranchised and imprisoned because of their beliefs.
"In 1981 she became joint UK Coordinator of Planetary Initiative for The World We Choose, the outreach program for the United Nations' sponsored Planetary Citizens, noted for popularizing the term, 'Think Globally-Act Locally.' Carly traveled and lectured widely in Britain and Western Europe promoting Planetary Initiative, and inspiring many grassroots groups and socially responsible businesses to define their vision and take action.
"Carly and Diego married in December 1983, and moved to Santa Fe a few months later.
"In 1987 Carly joined the staff of Mothering magazine, where her work as Resource Editor and Letters' Editor highlighted her penchant for in-depth research and investigation, and gave her a unique overview of the challenges and joys of parenting."
She is the author of The Findhorn Book of Guidance & Intuition and of In Search of the Magic of Findhorn with Karin Bogliolo.
Resources and articles
- customers.hbci Carly Newfeld, organizational web page, accessed June 11, 2014.