Collections of the Adidam Sacred Archives
The collections of the Adidam Sacred Archives represent an essential sign of the sacred history of the life of Adi Da Samraj and the Way of Adidam. A core aspect of the Archives approach to the collections is recognition of the Divine Spiritual Nature of Adi Da's life and Work. All of the Archives' collections are served as sacred resources, Empowered by Adi Da Samraj to communicate His Spiritual Blessing to all beings for all time.
Service to the Archives' collections requires individuals to be trained both in technical archival skills and also in unique priest skills similar to those used in the temples on Adidam Sanctuaries. Many of the Archives' collections themselves require that they be treated first as temple empowerment objects, and second as archival objects.
- Photo of the month: This month's photo of Adi Da Samraj from 1972 comes from the Archives' photograph collection
- The Fire Must Have Its Way: This 8-minute video excerpt is of Adi Da Samraj speaking in 1978, and comes from the Archive's video collection (requires RealPlayer, 34k connection)
More about the collections:
The collections of the Adidam Sacred Archives include appproximately:
- 200,000 slides (starting from when Adi Da Samraj was a baby)
- 400,000 "yellow pages" (the original hand-written pages of Adi Da's Writings)
- 14,000 audiotapes
- 5000 negatives
- 4000 videotapes
- 100 "super 8" films
How you can participate:
Join others who value these sacred artifacts and documents of the life of
Adi Da Samraj and the history of Adidam by supporting the Sacred Archives