Growth of the Yoan Community

We believe that individuals, human society, and the world in general will be better off to the degree that we shed our delusions and embrace sane belief systems. Therefore, Yoans seek to spread the Open Source Truth as far and as quickly as possible by promoting both the truths we have come to know as well as by contributing to the growth of the Yoan Community.

From our understanding of the importance of spreading valid understandings and helping the Yoan community to grow, we derive the Ninth of our Ten Sacred Principles:

It is our duty to help others come to understand these Sacred Truths and to enable The Way of Yo to grow into an effective force for healing our world.

The Full List of the Seven Main Beliefs



    FAQ about Community
  1. How does the Yoan Community grow?
  2. Does the Yoan Community proselytize?
  3. How do Yoans promote the growth of the Yoan Community?
  4. Why promote the growth of the Yoan Community, as opposed to the growth of these ideas? After all, don't other organizations and religions work for these things too?

  1. How does the Yoan Community grow?

    Yo grows through the efforts of Yoans to find like minded people and help them discover and contribute to the truths of Yoism.

  2. Does the Yoan Community proselytize?

    Of course. What do you think this web site is? ;-)

  3. How do Yoans promote the growth of the Yoan Community?

    While each Yoan must find yos own style of proselytizing, we mostly rely on spreading information that includes an invitation to people who are interested to find out more via meetings, our web site, and email.

    To spread the word, Yoans have been posting flyers in their area, posting messages to relevant news groups, and generally looking for places where like minded people are likely to find information.

  4. Why promote the growth of the Yoan Community, as opposed to the growth of these ideas? After all, don't other organizations and religions work for these things too?

    While many other organizations and religions promote some similar ideas, they have failed to create a sane world, or even to make significant progress in that direction.

    Religions and pseudo-religious ideologies (e.g., Nazism and Communism) have organized massive human efforts and had dramatic impact on the world. However, as they are organized around fundamentally flawed beliefs, most of their impact has been horrific.

    Though many organizations often have side-efforts that are sane and humane (and we seek to ally ourselves with those), when their main impact is often so destructive or wasteful of human energy, their sane efforts cannot even undo the damage they cause.

    We are taking a new approach, which we believe will be much more successful: We are trying to bring the energy and organization of a religious, spiritual community to bear directly on the sane aims, goals, and ideas that can contribute to healing and improving our world.

    While we of course are ready and willing to work in concert with others to promote the ideas/goals themselves, as Yoans we are committed to seeing how far we can go when the enormous power of a religious movement is combined with sane spirituality, healthy values, empirically valid beliefs, and community and commitment, i.e., by working for the growth of the Yoan Community.

This is a vitally important issue and a large part of the reason for the existence of The Way of Yo. To understand this more fully, see So what does that mean to me, why is that important?