The Village is Shambhala. This is why the Village has multiple locations. Number 6 dies at the beginning, goes to Shambhala; and when he is ready, reincarnates.
Fourth way and related teachings
G. I. Gurdjieff
Main article: Fourth way
The Graeco-Armenian G. I. Gurdjieff's teachings, known as the Fourth Way, mentioned a "Universal Brotherhood" and also a mysterious group of monks called the Sarmoung (also: Sarman, Sarmouni). Both groups were described as in possession of advanced knowledge and powers, and as being open to suitable candidates from all creeds. He also believed in advanced kinds of humans called "man number 6" and "man number seven", of whom he said:-
They cannot perform actions opposed to their understanding or have an understanding which is not expressed by actions. At the same time there can be no discords among them, no differences of understanding. Therefore their activity is entirely co-ordinated and leads to one common aim without any kind of compulsion because it is based upon a common and identical understanding.
...although he never explicitly linked "higher man" to his "brotherhoods".