The story of the Bravenleavanne is the story of a special kind of courage–a willingness to acknowledge their own temptation for too much power. The first site of Bravenleavanne–the one towards which Nobunaga-Ventreven was making his way was long since abandoned when he arrived. By then, fearing corruption, they left that wealth to the wolves and came to this place to begin again. But not only the culture but the people conspired again and the Bravenleavanne had to redefine their way of connecting to the worlds.
Bessemerstraße 2-22, 12103 Berlin, Germany
Access to the Malzfabrik is off of Bessemerstrasse. Then look for the map of the grounds and you will find your way to this, the site furthest from the front.
The first tours were on September 24th, but we were lucky enough to do several more. And we have more planned.
Text of the Marker
The part of the story installed here:
Das Schicksal Der (Fate of) Bravenleavanne
The Bravenleavanne believed in good deeds for their own sake—not for reward or fear of punishment. But more than that, the good deed itself and its nature was the core of their faith. Though lightly militarized, their message gained them much respect and soon power until they were appalled by their own materialism. They abandoned that first capital (in what we call Britain) and fled here, committed to a fuller purity, which ironically gained them still greater patrons. Soon they began to lay out a spectacular monastery district, whose rough outline you see here, layered with other strong lines—shadows of the actual foundations. Many of the squares represent structures (though not necessarily built). Some say the horror of seeing this very plan shattered their illusion of humility. Indeed, they soon disbanded, dispersing every member onto their own, committed only to the light of their own good works.