Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky

Can we ever attain perfection in this lifetime? I say no but here is a beautiful post about the Shakers…

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Today, I have something a little different for you.

You might or might not know,

–that I have spent much of my life pursuing the study of comparative religions.

In particular, I have been interested in religious communities…

……. and have visited many of them along the way.

One that I thought you might enjoy is located in southeastern Kentucky…

…. way out in the rolling pastured countryside…

——— a beautiful, verdant place called Pleasant Hill.


The community that lived here from the middle 1800’s until the 1950’s, were what the world called “Shaking Quakers” –

—- or even more commonly known as “Shakers”.

They called themselves the “United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing”.

They were an interesting sect…

They lived according to very strict codes of conduct ..

… according to precepts set down by their founder, “Mother” Ann Lee around 1750.

One of their tenets for…

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