Let's start with our logo. Qultura is pronounced "cull tourer" and is a misspelling of culture, which is done on purpose. The symbol to the right is the astrological symbol for the planet Uranus, which in astrology symbolizes change and revolution. It's the planet which is associated with Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac which in the 11th house in a horoscope is associated with friendship and community. Our logo is a symbol of who we are and what we stand for.
Qultura is three things rolled into one, we are a non profit humanitarian organization functioning as a community resource and an alternative community. We are all about human empowerment, empowerment of the human individual and individual human experience, and seek to promote human creativity, human individuality and human diversity.
Qultura was set up by Stella Baker, a former Fringe dramatist and stage director, now a philosopher and shaman, and David Fisher, a former educator, singer and cultural activist in November 2009. Prior to this date Qultura was a quango and parent organization for Qultura Fringe, a charitable Fringe theatre and film company. What led to the change was Stella Baker's personal discovery of the relationship between consciousness and drama and the development of Creative Law. Qultura was turned into what it is now as a vehicle to share Creative Law in the public interest for people to make use of for their own personal benefit in ways which are strictly non profit and non commercial.
Our current reality
We are fully conscious of the fact that we live in a dysfunctional society in an advanced state of cultural decline and social fragmentation. Culture has been taken over by the hierarchy, the organizations and democracy has been replaced by authoritarianism where the hierarchy and organization is seeking to develop a global totalitarian regime. This is facilitated by most people embracing this new culture and either through choice or sheer necessity, living fake inauthentic lives based solely on cultural reality and participation in a failing economic system. We face a growing number of environmental, social and economic issues but the vast majority of people in the world today are too dis-empowered and divided to do anything meaningful about it.
Our focus is on human empowerment
Qultura is founded on the fundamental principle that everyone in society has the right to be themselves, to develop and explore their individuality, creativity and freely contribute to culture. Therefore access to our resources and participation in our community is completely free of charge.
We are not a social movement nor a protest organization. There are many people out there trying to empower and enlighten people, sell books, and they come out with lots of videos on Youtube. While this may succeed in enlightening people and raising their awareness they have no opportunity to make use of this knowledge because they are living in a society where the vast majority of people are either unaware, editing out the reality of the situation in the world today, or engaged and committed to various ideological conflicts. This means that many people are aware but have no opportunity to do anything about it.
This is why we make accessible to everyone not just resources where they can become enlightened and more aware, but also access to a community, both online and offline, where such people can seek out others in their local community, get together and put all their knowledge and awareness to practical use for the benefit of themselves and others.
Solidarity with the disenfranchized, the excluded, and the dis-empowered
Our focus is on empowering the disempowered, the victims of the system, and creating the opportunities for those who have been left out to reach out and seek support, and we also seek people to get involved and help develop the Qultura community to connect to others and provide support and empowerment to those who have been left behind. This is how we seek to build and develop our community.