Federation of Damanhur

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Federation of Damanhur

A United Nations award-winning sustainable community, Damanhur is an eco-society based upon ethical and spiritual values. Founded in 1975, the Federation numbers 1,000 citizens and is located in Valchiusella, in the foothills of Piedmont, only 40 minutes from Turin airport. Damanhur promotes a culture of peace and balanced development through respect for the environment and social and political commitment. The Federation has centres in Italy, Europe, the Americas, and Japan and is linked with organizations worldwide.

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Damanhur is renowned for its beautiful underground Temples, created entirely by hand and decorated with mosaic, sculpture, painting, glass and metalwork. The Halls of Water, of the Earth, of the Spheres, of Mirrors, of Metals, the Blue Temple, the Labyrinth: the Temples of Humankind are a three-dimensional book, that tell the story of humankind through art and beauty. The Temples are also a laboratory where science and spirituality are united in the search for new paths for humanity.




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It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com. I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed. Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.


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