October 2, 2006 - October 30, 2006
(Italy Part 1) – City of Light – October 2-10,
Imagine what could happen if a man remembered all of his lives,
past and future. How might he live if he were among us? What
might this man choose to do with his life to make it special?
What might this man do to make an impact in the world? What
tools might he have at his disposal if he remembered technologies
from the distant past that had been lost to us through time,
like the library at Alexandria? What knowledge of tools might
he have if he could remember the future capacities that man
will develop in time? What could someone do if they had this
kind of memory, knowledge and vision? Would they be recognized
as a genius, or would they be ridiculed and dismissed?
What if this person were to have the memory of a future where
life on the planet as we know it ended? This could not be
just any ordinary man from that other time for he must have
had a vision that could not come to fruition in that time.
Yet the course of history had been written, and humanity had
destroyed itself, a destruction that caused the planet to
be uninhabitable. What could he do with his vision, knowledge
and desire? What might he do if he were able to come back
in time in order to change the course of history?
What if he chose to come and live in the past, before a certain
bifurcation point, and attempt to change the course of history
this way? How might he do that? What would be the way to change
the course of history? Would it be to build a community that
could forge a different way? And what kind of community could
be created that could realize this dream and avert a future
of destruction as he remembers? What kind of society would
one create if it meant creating a world that we could continue
to live in? Where would it start and how would it be structured?
And this man knew that the path for the individual is searching
for one’s own inner divine self. He believed that humans
could become masters of their own destiny, so he started by
teaching spiritual principles and attracted people who wanted
to be a part of his research and vision. These people would
have to be willing to work together to create a living sustainable
society, where there would be beauty, prosperity, peace, and
harmony. And it would all have to be centered upon spiritual
values. It would be a community that would champion renewable
energies, organic foods, and a respect for the natural ecosystems
of life, with an understanding that the world was not made
only for human beings, but for animals, plants, and all other
forms of life that have the right to exist. With this understanding
then, create a community that will live and create harmonious
relationships and honorable interactions with all living beings,
in this world and beyond.
The people who would come would have to be very determined
and fiercely loyal. They would be regular people but with
a sincere passion to serve a larger vision. They would have
to embrace working on their own healing, but submit their
will to the good of the community. It would demand a tremendous
capacity to work, long and sustained hours to build and create
a vision so demanding and huge. These people would start out
as normal but they would become special by working so hard
for a vision they would come to believe in.
The community would have to create businesses in order to
sustain itself economically. Yes, let this community develop
sound economic systems, businesses that can offer services
and products to the local communities. And let them develop
a viable currency to further define their sovereignty and
create prosperity for the communities, not the banks.
It would have to create an infrastructure based on ecological
principles, and it would be a community that would interact
with the outside world and not be isolated like many previous
communities had practiced. It would have to create a school
to teach its own people about advanced principles of healing
and about life, and it would have to create a university to
teach people from the world who would want to learn about
what was behind the creation of this astonishing temple and
the community that could build it. And of course, it would
have a school for its own children based upon these same principles.
This community could become an example to the world of what
is possible and maybe it could become the seed to inspire
others to shift the course of future history.
What would happen if people who were inspired by this man’s
vision came together and believed his story and wanted to
be a part of it? What could they do if they were gripped by
the same urgency he felt and were willing to work together
to make his vision a reality on this earth?
How would they do it? Where would they start? What would a
community look like who would attempt something like this?
Would they start with creating rituals throughout the year
that tied them into the seasons and bound them to each other,
events that would ignite and awaken them? Or would they start
with living in households and learning how to get along while
they managed the day to day chores? In this way they would
mirror for each other the aspects of their personalities that
needed integration and healing. Maybe they would start by
studying spiritual principles and how to apply them to their
daily life? Maybe the man of vision who remembered would search
the earth to find a certain place that would be special enough
for his experiment and research? Some place that he could
tap into special energies of the earth, certain frequencies
of consciousness that would assist the people in waking up
and communicating with other beings of this earth and beyond.
Maybe he would find a place that was so unique that it would
have similarities to the sacred city of Tibet, Lhasa. Then
he would instruct his people, who had not been trained to
build, to undertake the building of an underground temple
that would be built by hand. Why underground? Because that
is where the 4 specific energy lines of communication flowed
into the area from around the world, the only other place
in the world like it that shares these 4 synchronic lines
flowing together is the aforementioned Lhasa. This temple
would come to be called the 8th wonder of the world. Yes a
wondrous temple, a temple that could be a vehicle to continue
advanced research in these principles to be lived in action.
A temple so rich in beauty, so large in the breadth of its
wisdom transmitted. Let the temple be filled with the history
of mankind to remind the people of man’s history so
as to remember and not forget how the path had been trodden
so they could remember what had already occurred and what
was at stake now.
And let this temple be filled with art of the most magnificent
splendor, exquisite works of beauty, and stained glass mosaics
depicting the great civilizations of history. And let it illustrate
for people to see the great spiritual masters of history who
have been revered and followed in their time and beyond, and
whose connection to spirit still reverberates today. Let these
giants of spirit adorn the halls of one of the temples to
help us remember the many valid paths toward spiritual enlightenment.
Let this temple be a place where research into esoteric physics
can be carried out, where research in time travel can be carried
out, to explore and help us retrieve our historic knowledge
and wisdom. Let the temple be a place where ritual and ceremony
can be conducted to help the people remember their path and
celebrate it with joy. Let this temple be called the Temple
of Humankind. And let “The Temples of Humankind be a
planetary antenna through which . . . the doors of space and
time are opened.”* And this will be especially so at
the seasonal equinoxes and solstices.
And let us build an outdoor temple with an amphitheatre to
witness the rituals that connect us with the cycles of nature.
And let the people study how to receive guidance from the
spirit world, akin to the oracles of ancient Greece of Delphi.
And let us set aside an area of the forest to acknowledge
our special relationship with the plant, animal and spirits
of nature. This area will be known as sacred and must be entered
in a holy way so we can develop these special relationships
that otherwise would be as they are in so many places in the
world today, places devoid of the nature spirits who have
moved away because they are not respected and honored.
Let this community create together, live together, create
ritual together, play the game of life together and raise
the vibration and frequency of the planet.
Now Real – This Place is Called Damanhur
After 30 years all of this has been done. This has come true
at Damanhur, in Northern Italy. The man of vision is called
Falco (Falcon) and he is the leader of this amazing community.
The fulfillment of his vision and the manifestation of many
dreams continue as people work together and develop their
own visions. They work incredibly long hours, sustaining an
intensity that is a marvel. A vacation is an odd concept as
they continue pushing on—building and creating masterpieces
of artwork in varied mediums, continuing the work on the temple
(that is only 12% completed at this time), meeting weekly
to learn about esoteric physics (a study that is far more
advanced than quantum physics). The living in community and
growing in community continues to expand. They live together
in houses of 10-24 people and share the chores and expenses.
Others chose to live outside of these homes called nucleos
as they may live with their own family or as individuals…the
choice is theirs. Things constantly change as experiments
unfold and adjustments are made over and over. Research is
continuing all the time and their life is rich in spirit,
hard in work, and strong in purpose.
Damanhur is not isolated, they are very active with the global
world as well as in the local community: Damanhur cooperates
with communities all over the world through an organization
called GEN (Global Eco-Villages Network) to share the uniqueness
of their visions for creating a better world by pioneering
a new society. They have become active in local politics,
even forming their own political party. They formed a Red
Cross and firefighter volunteer group to assist the local
community and they formed a volunteer group to assist communities
around the world who have been besieged by natural disasters.
Family Arrives into this Mysterious and Astonishing Community
We came into this magical yet grounded and unique community
as a family. I was returning for the second time after 5 years,
the rest of our family was coming for the first time. The
amphitheater was fully finished now, and they had acquired
the old Olivetti typewriter factory and converted it into
a multipurpose facility in a very short time of six months.
It now houses part of their school, a health food store (where
they sell many of their own organic farming products) and
cafe, a museum of their history, art studios, an art gallery
of Falco’s selfica paintings, meeting rooms, and a place
to buy selfica jewelry, books, clothes and other products
created by their citizens.
I wanted to say a little bit about the selfica. First of all,
selfica is an ancient science and art first practiced in Atlantis.
It is based on the basic form of life, the spiral. The largest
application of selfica on the planet is actually built within
the temples of humankind and is used to amplify and direct
the energies within the temple. Selfica are also used in jewelry
and in the paintings that Falco creates. These paintings are
displayed at the art gallery in the Damanhur Crea building.
They are said to promote dreams and provoke deep visceral
responses because of the intelligent beings they are. As Falco
says about them, the paintings “are prepared with appropriate
When I went into the gallery of Falco’s selfica paintings
I remembered a profound experience I had 5 years ago. I had
stood amidst the paintings and had felt wings in the back
of my body, and felt the sensations of these wings being touched.
I had felt an interaction with the entities of the selfica.
In seeing them this time, I did not feel wings this time,
but I did feel them as alive. They are described as living
beings and I have experienced them that way. I am still very
moved by seeing his paintings of today.
They also create selfica jewelry. Kate had interviewed one
of the makers of the jewelry at Damanhur, Suricato, and she
wrote this about it, “Selfic is a technology that is
very old which Falco brought to Damanhur. The beginning of
this technology started in Atlantis, and then moved to the
ancient Egyptians, which then moved on to the Arabic, and
then to the Celtics. In order to make Selfic jewelry, you
have to use the materials that conduct energy; the materials
that you are able to use are gold, silver, brass, and copper.
In order to make the jewelry you have to mix whatever material
you want with the Selfica to create the structure that is
possible to recall intelligent energy. The main form is a
spiral; the structure is based on this spiral form because
it is the form of life. Each different form has a specific
kind of energy and function. The form and the structure of
the jewelry create the positive or correct energy to be received
into the body.”
Kids – Spreading Their Wings
A wonderful thing happened as our time approached to leave
Damanhur. Matt said he wanted to stay at Damanhur instead
of traveling through the rest of Italy with us. Soon after
that Kate joined Matt in expressing her desire to stay behind
as well. At first we were unsure; would our 12 and 13 year
old kids be okay with being away from us for 20 days? And
were we okay with what might happen with them? As we considered
this request of theirs we realized the gift this would be
for them, and for us. We had been staying at the home of an
American woman, Joan, she is the amazing one who befriended
us and offered to take care of the kids while we continued
our journey through Italy. Their decision to stay at Damanhur
signaled a big shift for them. They had been traumatized by
the slow death of their father 2 ½ years before and
their hearts had been closed to things of a spiritual nature,
but we saw them begin to flourish in this community. The healing
that comes from the opening of the heart cannot be measured,
but it can surely be felt. When we checked in with them as
we continued our journey, not only were they okay with staying
at Damanhur, but they were thriving in such a beautiful way,
which has been very gratifying for us to witness the spreading
of their wings.
We all feel deeply touched and transformed by the time we
have spent at Damanhur and with the amazing people of Damanhur.
We were able to participate in a few of the rituals and to
be a part of the alchemical process. We feel aligned with
the spiritual principles and each one of us has committed
to be points of light around the world as Damanhurian Spiritual
We encourage you to find out more about Damanhur and the important
work they are doing. They have recently published a phenomenal
book with spectacular pictures of the temples of humankind.
The book was made possible by the help of our friends Michael
Honack and Wendy Grace. It should be available on their web
site. The Damanhur web site is: www.Damanhur.org