Oneida Community Limited

The decline and fall of the Oneida community began when founder John Noyes chose to pass the commune's leadership onto his son, Theodore. Besides being shy and awkward, Theodore was an agnostic. This change caused a schism in the community with one Communitarian, John Tower, attempting to take control himself. He and a breakaway group... Continue Reading →

Cult Perfection

Oneida is a vaguely familiar name for some. They make silverware. I know this because they once has a storefront in New Orleans while I still lived there. But like Celestial Seasonings there's a great, big freaky story behind those forks. The Oneida Community was founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. The commune settled... Continue Reading →

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