Dorothy Maclean, Co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation
January 7th 1920 – March 12th 2020
Dear Friends of Findhorn around the world,
We received the news the morning of 13 March that our beloved Dorothy passed on peacefully the previous evening. Judy McAllister, who travelled and taught with Dorothy over the years, has been a dear friend for decades and one of her dedicated caring team, was with Dorothy during this time.
Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday with the entire community in the Universal Hall at Findhorn in January. We celebrate that she lived to share this with us, and for all the love and wisdom that she brought into our world. Personally I’ll always remember her bright blue eyes, shining with an inner knowing; a deep connection with the divine. Her words of wisdom are a precious reminder of what’s important; that love is the great meaning of life and we all have the ability to connect with nature.
Dorothy, a writer and educator on spirituality, was best known for her descriptions of contacts with the consciousnesses of nature she called ‘devas’. Guidance from these sources was a major element in the growth of the Findhorn community and its seemingly miraculous gardens.
Dorothy’s books include:
To Hear the Angels Sing: An Odyssey of Co-Creation with the Devic Kingdom
Call of the Trees
Seeds of Inspiration
Memoirs of an Ordinary Mystic
Read Dorothy’s obituary here published in the local Forres Gazette online.
Or the full length version here from the Findhorn Foundation.
Here are some words from Judy:
“What we can all gift to Dorthy now is our love, our gratitude and blessings of freedom. For the past few days those of us around her have been holding a field of spaciousness (inner and outer) within which she could make the choices that were right for her.
We held her in love and gratitude, and held open space around her within which she could be free to do what she needed to do – under the direction and guidance of her own inner wisdom, in alignment with her souls path.
The bungalow has been blessed by many beings and I know that Dorothy’s spirit is held and accompanied by forces from many levels. She is so, so loved.”
Let us all hold Dorothy in our hearts.
With love and deepest gratitude,
The Findhorn Foundation and Community