Eileen Sullivan 1924 – 2023
Eileen was born and raised in Canada, but always yearned for the sunshine. She was dedicated to dance and freedom. While talking about potential mandatory vaccinations, she said she would stomp on Bill Gates foot! A fun roadside attraction is planned as a memorial to her open mind and free spirit, and also her love of wine.
Bill Sullivan 1930-2023
Bill was a devotee of Christ, waterfall gardens and Nikola Tesla. He was determined to develop free energy devices and give them away for free. This is part of our core mission at Seed of Life.
anand – Community Leader
My born name is Mary-Margaret Stratton. But like the Apostle Simon being given the name Peter by Yashua… I was given an esoteric spiritual name, ~anand sahaja, in Venice Beach, California in 1997. Sahaja was a rare woman mystic and anand sahaja together loosely translated from Sanskrit means “Spontaneous Bliss!” While growing up in Catholic school for twelve years, I was often teased as “sister” mary-margaret. It’s ironic that I am now a minister who is sometimes referred to as ‘sister’ anand.
I have been called a “Swiss army knife woman” or a Renaissance woman. My professional background includes being an Award-Winning Art Director and UX Architect. I have a degree in Marketing from LAVC and a Bachelors in Design from UCLA with an undeclared minor in philosophy. After volunteering to save Mid Century Modern buildings in Southern California from demolition for twenty years, including the iconic Palm Spring Tramway Gas Station and the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, I developed a keen interest in architectural design. I created tours and events for Mid-Mod enthusiasts and became actively involved in the hands-on historic restoration of ten homes. My creative side has self-published diverse books, produced musical projects, and exhibited and sold my paintings alongside well-known names in the ‘Low Brow’ and “Pop Surrealist” gallery scene in Southern California.
After growing up in a rural community just outside Los Angeles, I saw my hometown radically change from what I knew as a child: fields and fruit stands on Van Nuys Blvd near Ventura to becoming one of the busiest intersections in the Western United States. My former husband and I moved part-time to Las Vegas, NV in 2003. Then full-time for over a decade we worked to build a prototype Suburban Homestead Organic (GMO free) edible-medicinal landscape Food Forest in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (in the Mohave Desert) using Veganic Gardening and Permaculture Principles. We worked to grow plants traditionally found in the Holy Land and Garden of Eden (Pistachios, Figs, Dates, Pomegranates, Olives, Citrus, Jujubes, Carob, Mulberry and more).
I am dedicated to sharing information on how nutrition can work miracles in addiction and OCD and expressed these ideas in my books, Kiss Addiction Goodbye and Stop Picking on Me, and especially my forthcoming book, Eat Like Adam. As a result of this passion, I became a Certified Raw Food Nutritionist under the tutelage of David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe at the Body Mind Institute. Knowing ministerial credentials help when teach/learning on ‘controversial’ subjects, I took the vows of an Essene Minister in 2011 by a Bishop of the Essene School founded by Dr. Edmond Bordeaux Székely. I am currently a minister of the Essene Nazarean Church of Mount Carmel. The Essenes are noted for their commitment to peace and a living biogenic food diet.
On Winter Solstice of 2012 (12-21-12) I launched the WholeWAY Home concept, hosting kindred spirits from all over Planet Earth: people coming to Las Vegas who wished to stay in a place that supported health and sobriety. You could call it a compound or a commune, but I just called it “home,” where I rented rooms out to future friends. In addition, I traveled and taught about Essene Biogenic Living, Raw Food Veganism and Vegetarianism, benefits of Raw Cacao, Fermentation, and Spiritual Evolution.
After thirty three years, I uncoupled from my marriage partner and now I am redefining The Way of Sanctuary. I have visited and was inspired by Rabbi Dr. Gabriel Cousens at Tree of Life, Brother Day at the Essene Monastery in Oregon, along with a host of organic homesteads and communal spaces to experience what works best. I have researched the writings Dead Sea Scrolls and so much more… With many lessons learned and am continuing to learn I have come out of the Desert and into the Promised Land of Texas. I acquired five acres of land one hour West of Austin. The area is known as the Texas Wine Trail, between the quaint and historically significant towns of Johnson City and Fredericksburg. It is a Healing Vortex. The land has potable well-water and traditional electricity, but there are ample opportunities for alternative energy: wind-solar-geothermal-hydro, atmospheric-ether, electroculture and more.
I am looking for other creative leaders who are aligned with this vision to come and join the fun!