Eremitas Familia Minima
The Minims represents anyone and everyone who is on the path of humanity-awakening.
The solitary contemplative life is our greatest hope for addressing the central challenges of our times – one heart and mind at a time.
This path is steeped in western and eastern mysticism, western science, and the arts of personal growth and psychotherapy.
Inspired by various traditions depending on each person’s sensibility, we honour among others the Franciscan, Carmelite, Celtic, Druid, Wiccan, Indigenous, Buddhist, and Hindu paths of wisdom.
The Minim Way is deeply meaningful in service to humanity and during our greatest hour of need.
As an Order the EFM is a secular, independent, and non-denominational society. We are in affiliation with the Celtic Community of Christ Our Hope, Sydney, and Bishop Peter Johnson.
The Minims is registered as an independent Order under the Constitution of the Australian Church of Antioch (ACoA). The ACOA is a registered religious body under Australian law.
Our founders are Hon Rev Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers, St Clare Cottage, and Rev Dr Dwayne Andrew Kennedy, St Francis Cottage, in the beautiful mountains of NSW, in Armidale.
We do not have the personal capacity to carry memberships forward per se, and we are waiting on the universe to bring people into the circle as such who can help out. If you really wish to contact us, please view the whole site and buy The Book of the Minims (at minimum, click on book title :)). When you know what you are on about, send an email to Dr Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of Minimal Living
A couple dedicated to the Minim Way sharing life and family with or without children, where as individuals or together practicing daily meditation, prayer, and contemplative life in the midst of work and regular lifestyles.
An adult dedicated to the Minim Way living alone and/or taking regular time apart, while working and living the contemplative life.
An individual dedicated to the Minim Way and to solitary lifestyle, and who identifies as a solitary and perhaps also as a Brother, Sister, Hermit, Monk, Sadhu, Rishi, Bhikkhu, Bhikkhunī, Muni, Priest, Priestess, or otherwise.
A person who just wants to live a minimalist life, maybe in tiny house, and who loves the Minim Way because it expresses their personal values and aspirations.
An individual who is dedicated to the Minim Way and to an ongoing spiritual practice whose partner does not share this decision.
Someone of another philosophy, faith, religion, role, or status who desires to uphold and practice the Minim Way informally or formally.
A professional in a secular career or role within society who is moved by the Minim Way and wants to live a Minimalist and Holistic Ecological philosophy and spirituality and who comes to practice and dedicate their lives to the Minim Path.
An artist, poet, potter, mystic, seeker, chef, baker, teacher, trades person, student, or intuitive soul who is attracted to the Minim Way and decides to live within this commitment.
An ecological and creation-focused person who wants to protect and nurture nature and who sees the Minim Way supporting their efforts and lifestyle.
Eremitas means eremitic, solitary, hermit, time apart, retreat, wilderness, desert, and seclusion.
Familia means sharing time and life, family, and community.
Minima means the smallest, least, last, minimal, and minority.
The Smallest Family of Solitaries – The Minims.