Friend and Arcosanti alumnus Ron Anastasia passed away on October 20. 2009. We send our heart-felt condolences to his wife, Kim Anastasia, and to his friends and associates.
From alumnus Michael Gosney:
I wanted to let you know that my good friend and colleague Ron Anastasia passed over on October 20. He had been ill for some time. Some of you may have known Ron when he and I worked together on the Paradox Conferences at Arcosanti in 97, 99 and 01. Ron’s mind was one of the most brilliant I have encountered, and he was an ever-positive, sensitive being always on the evolutionary vanguard.
During the time I knew him (from 95 on), he became an expert on intentional communities, not only Arcosanti, but also Damanhur and Auroville (he inspired my trips to both of these pioneering communities).
He was immersed during his final years in the work of Aurobindo and The Mother – and created the widely read (4 million views) online journal Science, Culture and Integral Yoga http://www.sciy.org/ – along with many other deep endeavors and explorations including Burning Man and work with Nassim Haramein’s Resonance Project.
Ron had a remarkable charisma that brought him into circumstances and contacts that always seemed to lead to some form of synergy and evolution. He enriched everyone around him with wisdom and love. And he is still at it!
His amazing beautiful wife Kim Anastasia has been incredible through the difficult journey of this past year, and the final transition. Kim has planned, with the help of many friends, a fitting memorial for Ron this coming Saturday in the Los Angeles area.
Please let others who knew Ron know about this, and if you are able to make the event this weekend it would wonderful to see you there.
Ron Anastasia Memorial Service
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
Church of the Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
12 noon – 1/2 Hour of Memorial Harp Music by Dorothy Victor
12:30 – Service
1:30 – Brief interment ceremony (across from the Chapel) and releasing of the doves
2:00p – Reception on property at Hall of Liberty
Please bring flowers
or for Donations:
Auroville International USA
P.O. Box 1534
Lodi, CA 95241-1534