Photo Credit: Piratas do Amor
messengers of love
Pirates are commonly seen as drunken, peg-legged bandits who made captives walk the plank and eat their own ears. Certainly, pirates were very rough, but at a time of tyranny and oppression in most countries, pirates were also known as one of the most democratic and caring communities of its time.
Unlike navy vessels, most pirate ships had "Articles of Agreement", a set of commonly agreed rules, that guided their adventures: such as taking decisions collectively, dividing up their booty fairly, offering compensation for the families of hurt comrades and giving black slaves a rare chance to live free.
As Piratas do Amor we believe that shared values are the foundation for profound experiences and the building of an authentic community. We crafted our Manifest as recommendations to help our community to thrive at sea.
We don't receive guests. Aboard, everyone makes their hands dirty and participates in all tasks.
We invest in our own resources and capabilities to care for the needs of our crew and boat.
We challenge each other to see beyond our own ideas and feelings and open our hearts for other realities - even, and specially, when different to ours.
Being sustainable is not enough. We want to leave a positive trace wherever we go.
We give rhythm to habits, that support us to shine, grow and LOVE.
We practice to express our TRUE thoughts and feelings in a loving way. All emotions are welcome.
We challenge and support each other to truly grow as individuals as well as a community and together, live our wildest dreams and adventures.
We are all responsible for our own emotions and actions. There are no victims. To us, the obstacle is the way.
We try to always stay open, nurturing what is emerging in the present moment.
Life is too short to waste it planning. We encourage playfulness, embrace failure and celebrate each step along the way.