Florida: Heaven on Earth? explores the creation and development of four unique spiritual communities in Florida: the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in central Florida; the Koreshan Unity in Estero; Kashi Ashram in Sebastian; and Ave Maria in eastern Collier County. This hour-long documentary examines the role and importance of spiritual ideas and motivations in the creation of successful and sustainable communities. Funded through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Writer/Producer: Lynne Howard Frazer
Despite foundations centered on God and good intentions, each of these communities struggled with detractors and the derogatory label of “cult.” Three of these communities survive -- so far. One did not. In the universal quest for a fulfilling life and a Utopia of the heart and mind, these communities offer templates for success — and failure — and, perhaps, hope for seekers looking for a place they can call “heaven on earth.”
Florida: Heaven on Earth was produced by award-winning, Naples-based writer and producer, Lynne Howard Frazer and