Lisa Haisha Interviews the Founder of the Federation of Damanhur
Lisa Haisha traveled to the spiritual center of Damanhur to meet the inhabitants and investigate the world-famous temples. In this final Damanhur episode, Lisa speaks with it’s founder of the Federation of Damanhur, Falco, about finding one’s passion and leaving a legacy.
The Federation of Damanhur, often called simply Damanhur, is a commune, ecovillage and spiritual community situated in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. The community has its own constitution and currency, the Credito.
Damanhur is named after the Egyptian city of Damanhur which was the site of a temple dedicated to Horus. It was founded in 1975 by Oberto Airaudi with around 24 followers, and had grown to 800 by the year 2000. The group holds a mix of New Age and neopagan beliefs. They gained fame in 1992 through the disclosure of their secret excavation of an extensive underground temple, the Temples of Humankind, which was begun in 1978 under complete secrecy. The Italian authorities ordered construction work to stop because it had been constructed without planning approval, although artwork could continue. Retroactive permission was subsequently granted.
Damanhur’s supporters claim the growth and activity of the community has revitalized the local area.
The Federation of Damanhur has centers in Europe, America, and Japan.
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