Utopia in America - The Shakers
A Common Shaker Hymn
“With every gift I will unite, / And join in sweet devotion / To worship God is my delight, /With hands and feet in motion.”
Quote by Mother Ann Lee
“Do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live; and as you would if you knew you must die tomorrow.”
The Shaker Tree
“...I have since learned that this tree grows in the Spirit Land... I entreated Mother Ann to tell me the name of this tree: which she did by moving the hand of a medium to write twice over, Your Tree is the Tree of Life."
This has since come to be known as a symbol of life and the Shakers’ unity.
Common Shaker Maxim
Why Should You Join Us?
-While worshiping, we have fun! We dance and sing to the beat of our own drum... and you can too! And don’t worry about singing out of tune- we don’t care!
-If you’re a woman and you’re tired of being treated unfairly, come join us. We believe that all people should be treated equally, regardless of gender!
-Do you get lonely? Well not anymore! We live in communal style housing, so there’s always someone to talk to!
-No money? No problem! We focus on great simplicity and equality, so there’s no need for immense amounts of wealth... or any at all, for that matter!