2 years on and an update on how the Germans in the village of Odrintsi are doing.
The original story. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulga ... US201508122 years ago
an unusual group of Germans settled in village that had only two Bulgarians left living in it, a shepherd and a women aged over 80.
From the original article published in AUGUST 12, 2015
The 22 Germans who settled in the village included.
1.A former consultant for IBM
2.An artist from Luxembourg who was also reported as being is a qualified plumber.
3. A qualified nurse
4. A carpenter, now self-described shaman who discovered the healing powers of herbs while seeing visions on his sickbed.
"I really don't miss a nice house, or a hotel, or a good restaurant," Gumbrich said. "Maybe a good glass of wine from time to time,"
The groups history prior to arriving in Bulgaria was fairly unusual as was the method they used to choose the particular village in Bulgaria, which was reported as follows
The group originated in Germany when Juergen Hummes, a 57-year-old carpenter-turned-shaman from Moenchengladbach, gained a following for healing through spiritual counseling, meditation and administering herbs and mineral stones.
Having sold their possessions and pooled their money, he and some followers settled first in a former youth hostel in the Black Forest but found life in Germany too stifling. They moved to Togo in 2007 and built a hospital, taught orphans and offered healing and natural medicines to the locals.
But having given all they could to Africa, and with many of them laid low by tropical diseases, the group was ready to move on. Hummes decided on Odrintsi while meditating over a map bought via the Internet. 2 years latter
they are still in Odrintsi and choose to live in total isolation, but seem to be doing well and have brought looms to make their own clothes. The group still following the beliefs of their shaman leader Jurgen.
"Today, two years after their arrival, the community leads a self-sufficient existence and has virtually no contact with the outside world."
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