Let's take a typical Qultura project
An example of a Qultura project is just a couple of volunteers going out and spending time with the street homeless somewhere such as Central London. The objective here is nothing more to create and develop a social bond with someone homeless in the street, nothing more. No handouts, no charity, no judgment, no stigma or power dynamic. You just sit there beside them in the street and for however long it takes, you give that person your undivided attention. You get to know them, you listen to them, you find out as much as you can about their story and their personal perspective. You try to see the world through their eyes, imagining yourself in their situation, and you try to learn about how they feel, what is going through their mind, and some of the challenges they face during a typical day.
You make a connection to a fellow human being as an equal.
This is just one example of human empowerment. You're not shoving a sandwich and a cup of hot soup in their hands and then moving onto the next person in a queue. You're engaging with someone as a fellow human being, recognizing their importance and value as an individual human being. You're interested in their experience, their feelings, you want to know what's different about them from everyone else, what makes them interesting, and through primary social interaction - which is positive, pleasant, and reaffirming - you're hopefully making them feel human again, valued, important, and reminding them that such things as compassion, empathy, humanity, these things still exist and can meet them at an unexpected moment.
But it cuts both ways. You also get to spend a pleasant evening with someone who is usually genuinely interesting, who has a completely different perspective, and you learn about the reality of a social issue not from a newspaper, website or meaningless statistics, but from someone who is actually experiencing and living that social issue on a day to day basis. The experience also empowers you, because you feel able to give someone else, a complete stranger, something much more meaningful than a sandwich and cup of tea. You're giving them back a chunk of their humanity in a way which doesn't humble or demean them. You realize that you have such power. The most difficult thing is deciding when to walk away and leave them to continue alone on the streets hoping that they will survive.
This is what Qultura is all about - individual human empowerment
If you understand the meaning an significance in that example encounter above, then perhaps you will understand the meaning and significance of our work and what we are trying to achieve. Some have told us that there is nobody else similar to Qultura and what we are trying to achieve is innovative and groundbreaking. Maybe this is true or maybe it isn't. It doesn't bother us because we refuse to conform to a modern culture and society which exists clearly for the benefit of the hierarchy and the organization at the expense of everyone else, and which can often be so toxic, so exploitative, and so abusive to individual human beings. We are not here to compare ourselves to others or compete, we are exist to create opportunities for people to connect to one another in meaningful ways, to empower individual people, and to shift the emphasis away from right belief and right ideology towards individual human experience and right action.
The relationship between modern culture and death
"The dead govern the living."
Modern culture seems to be based almost entirely on the premise that death is more important than life itself. Please think about this. Very little about our culture and socioeconomic perspectives is determined by people who are living now, but is predominantly determined by people who are dead. Much of what modern Western culture in the 21st century is based on are the ideas of John Locke, an English philosopher and physician and Adam Smith, a Scottish philosopher and economist. Locke was born in 1632 and died in 1704. Smith was born in 1723 and died in 1790. Indeed in his 1776 book titled 'An Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations' Smith wrote the following:
"The demand for men, like that for any other commodity, necessarily regulates the production of men; quickens it when it goes too slowly, and stops it when it goes too fast... Every species of animals naturally multiplies in proportion to the means of their subsistence.... among the inferior ranks of people the scantiness of subsistence sets limits... which it can do in no other way than by destroying a great part of the children their fruitful marriages produce."
If anything encapsulates and justifies our blanket rejection of modern Western culture, cultural values and socioeconomic system it is this Adam Smith quotation. Surely only a profoundly sick and heinous value system would so nonchalantly justify the deaths, genocide and extermination of 'inferior' children and their families but this market system not only fails to repudiate this argument, but seeks to justify it. Even though this was written centuries ago there is a lot of evidence that the same thinking tied to this toxic ideology is both still widespread and socially acceptable.
This is Creative Law
This is Creative Law, developed by Stella Baker in 2009, the founder of Qultura, a former Fringe dramatist and stage director now a philosopher and shaman. What is so special about Creative Law is that within a simple meme you have the complete Omega principle, first discovered by scientists in 1998 who claimed that the universe is expanding at a rate much faster than science can keep pace with. Creative Law establishes the development of consciousness as the central principle of existence in the universe and nature.
Creative Law is the reason why Qultura was developed to be what it is today. Qultura is set up to share Creative Law in the public interest with anyone who wants to make use of Creative Law, our resources and our community in a practical way to create beneficial charge for themselves as individuals or for a community. This is on the understanding that we are strictly non profit and do not permit the use of our website, materials or community for any commercial or profit-making activities.
You do not need to be a scientist or need a definition, just as you don't need to be a scientist or need a definition to understand such things as love, dignity, truth, fear, friendship or pain. You probably already know enough about consciousness to be aware of its existence and have some idea what developing consciousness means. You just need to have an open mind and a willingness to explore, experiment, learn and discover so that you can figure out how to develop your level of consciousness and creativity for yourself.
How Qultura functions
We live in a society and culture which is dysfunctional and in desperate need of humanity, creativity and a stronger sense of community between people. We cannot fix society just as we cannot fix communities or individuals. But what we can do is provide everyone with the resources, opportunities and the chance to join our alternative community so those who want to can make use of our resources and community to seek out their own changes in a community which is based on simple universal principles and kept free from all ideology, existing cultural values and belief systems.
We are seeking to create and develop an expansive, inclusive community of people who come together to create new culture and new cultural values through various projects and appeals. A key aspect of our work is empowering those who are most dis-empowered - the poor, the sick, the weak, the marginalized, the stigmatized, the excluded, and we are seeking volunteers, participants and supporters from all walks of life to get involved and make use of our resources and community to build stronger and more inclusive local communities.
This is not about money. Making use of our resources is completely free of charge, as is participation in our community. We are a small volunteer cooperative in London, totally independent, and we identify ourselves first and foremost as a humanitarian organization.