ANTILLIA is the name I gave to a project I cherish since my youth: my own school. Becoming a secondary school teacher later, I noticed how many young people didn't have a clue as what path for them to follow after they graduated. As a graduate myself long ago, I dreamed of a lot of things, but certainly not of what would become my path: a university career in language that led to 30+ years of teaching in a secondary school... I want to offer those who struggle with those questions after graduation a "safe heaven", a "freeport" where they can take whatever time necessary to find out what their appropriate path is, what path suits their talent, what path eventually leads to fulfillment of what is imprinted in their souls (consider "graduates" as people of all ages...). Therefore I need equally inspired "teachers" to reach out a helping hand, guides to inspire them, pilots to lead their ship out of port into open sea where they can become pilots & captains themselves, because now they will know how to use their Soul's compass. Those teachers (people from all possible layers of society, from doctors to bricklayers, from politicians to artists,...) will be invited to give testimony of their choices, of their life's journey.

I first heard of the name Antillia by my father, painter & poet. You can find out more about origins & history of "Antillia, Isle Of The 7 Cities", and how it is a kind of "Atlantis" here:

Map of the Atlantic Ocean dd. 1474 by Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397-1482). Below: "the correct outline of North America is shown in light blue tint". The red arrow points to the supposed place of the island.

Another map by Bartolomeus Pareto (1455), Antillia on the left:


ANTILLIA is a "moving" project, though there will be a central "bridge head", I believe that being on the move offers the best opportunties to "learn how to drive yourself".
To materialize this dream we need:
+ teachers (we all are teachers & students at the same time!) > craftsmen & women, people who want to share & show their talents, people who believe that 'there is more between heaven & earth..."
+ ships & captains, planes & pilots
+ cars, trucks, buses, RV's & drivers
+ a suitable location & home > the "bridge head"(ingredients: tidal sea, mountains & forests, large housing, air field & landing strips, port, etc.)
+ private investors & funds ( > donations)
+ the shared wish & belief that we are here for a reason, which simply is the fulfillment of what Love has imprinted in our Souls: the manifestation of Creative Energy, and each one of us has a personal & unique talent to unfold it in all its splendour. > ps: did you know that the Ancient Greek word for "school"  meant: "leisure time, free time in between work?"...

This is my own 'visualisation' of the project, my apologies for my drawing 'talents'!

So: "Let It  ANTILLIA .be"

Pictures: The Island Antillia, 15th century,
drawing & poetry (Dutch) by my

School Charter (C-TAG)

1.   Find The Silence In Your Father's Words
2.  Go With Passion, Motherly
3.  Consume The Neverending,
     The Flaming Fire Of Your Heart

4.  Burn Desire With A Golden Touch
5.  Walk With Wind And Carrying Clouds
6.  Dance With Words And Not To Speak
7.  Change With Seasons In Eternity
8.  Build A Home On Water, Drown In Tears
9.  Fly With Wings, Never Descend, Still Walk On Earth
10.Watch The Sunrise Of Your Innate Being
11.Laugh, To Love, Never To Leave

Inauguration Ceremony 2012



RARATONGA is a special project (in Dutch) in which I tell the life story of my parents after the discovery of their love letters and extensive archives carefully kept and organized by my mother (1919-2015).

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