Global Research Assembly


July, 1977



The Auxiliary Almanac succeeds the '76 Implementing Handbook as a compilation of current wisdom for use in doing Social Demonstration. It is a symbol of our commonness as one Global Social Demonstration across the globe and offers practical models arising from corporate experience.

In order to provide a practical push for acceleration and replication, Task Force "O" worked out of the image of being in and out of a project in one year. The direction of this document is therefore to intensify and "leap" what we have already learned and to push ourselves into new accomplishment in set­up, actuation, and completion of the economic and social arena.

The Almanac itself consists of a comprehensive one­year timeline, implementing methods and a new section on community organization. The latter provides the framework which will enable the local economic vehicle to succeed and the projects to become self­sufficient. The work of the agriculture, industry, Commerce, Health, Education, Living Environment and Community life Task Forces will provide a complete set of operational models to implement this document.

While this document will not answer all questions in this new year, nor is it intended to be a substitute for the initiative and innovation required in any project, we believe it will supply the basic values, images, models and checklists to forge our common operations around the world.


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Task Force O

Global Research Assembly

July, 1977


This handbook deals with the local operations of a Human Development Project. The following payee explain what an Auxiliary does and when and how it gets done. It also speaks of the style required of an Auxiliary to do the Job.

A Human Development project organizes manpower, time and apace creatively. Knowhow is transferred from individual to individual and from group to group. Behind the skills and organization, however, ia a posture of confidence in one's capacity to influence his destiny: a foundational confidence in the universe and life itself. An Auxiliary demonstrates such confidence by altering three realities: time, space and with then, style. The intensification of a village's experience of time and the significating of its space together create the confident and lively style of the new village.

In relation to time, the Human Development Project compresses ages of slow village evolution into a brief moment of rapidly­changing images and traditions. Every minute bring with a lifetime of decision­making. As one experiences the changes in his village, he finds his own living changing, becoming more pliable and better able to cope with the changes brought on by the Twentieth Century. The Auxiliary orchestrates events within a given time frame the way a choreographer orchestrates a dance. People are motivated and community life ordered by the design of events from the very special to the very mundane. Consider an ordinary workday. Work rhythm, arrangement of forces, shifts of location, celebrations and refreshments are components which can be orchestrated into a miserable, difficult grind or an extravaganza. The difference is in turning everything-set­up, equipment procurement and recruitment ­into one seductive dance. And the secret is timing.

Everyone knows, and often forgets, that space i 1 s the stage on which life events are dramatized. People are what give any space its significance. In renewing a village, residents must be able to imagine living in the new space. Always look for massive, visible environmental improvements which can be done quickly. Use of physical models, architectural renderings and so forth allow people to walk around projected new space in their imaginations, even before the changes have taken place.

Care of personal and corporate space, or the lack thereof' reflects and symbolizes the attitude of people toward the whole of life. Abused space manifests the self­image of abused People. Clean and safe streets and roads, continuous trash removal, paving, landscaping and node and park creation take possession cf space people have been deprived of, giving a sense of responsibility and care for the entire community..

Much has been said of the catalytic style of the Auxiliary. Whatever else that may mean, it is at least clear that part of the task of the Auxiliary is to entice the community, with all its extended relationships, into participating in its destiny through the Project. This means making participation so available and attractive that people want to be a part of it. Reflection upon that participation and its genuine influence on the community breeds motivation over and over again.