Damanhur - An Eco-Peace Society
What is Damanhur?
As stated on their website: Damanhur has been awarded by the United Nations as a model for a sustainable future. Damanhur is an eco-society based upon ethical and spiritual values. Damanhur promotes a culture of peace and balanced development through solidarity, voluntary work, respect for the environment, art and social and political commitment.
Photo Courtesy: http://www.damanhur.org
A New Discovery For Me
How could I not have known?
I just found out about this fascinating place/concept/philosophy. It is amazing to me that I only just heard of this, as it has been viable since the 1970's, and growing ever since.
Damanhur is an intentional community that at the moment has about 600 members. It's members are working toward world peace, spirituality, food sustainability, they even coin their own money, called creditos. Damanhur hosts visitors for short or long stays, offering anything from guided tours, to seminars, to three year long courses of study at the Olami University.
Visitors may come for a day to meditate in the Temple of Humankind or come for a more intensive course of study. (See link below to Olami University).
Damanhur has been receiving worldwide recognition as a society of peaceful, thoughtful individuals working together with intention for the common good.
Well done, Damanhur! You get 5 Stars from me!
The Heart of the Mountain - This video was what initially caught my interest about Damanhur.
Who's Talking About Damanhur?
- Damanhur Home Page
Damanhur Federation official website.
- The Temple of Humankind
Known as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Temple of Humankind has been hand carved from the center of a mountain in Italy.
- North Atlantic Books - The Traveler's Guide to Damanhur
Since 1977, North Atlantic Books has been meeting the needs of individuals who seek to improve and expand their knowledge about spiritual practice, health, psychology, and global issues. Founded in 1994, the imprint Frog Books publishes innovative, a
- www.damanhur.org - Mikhail Gorbachev presented with the Book of the Temples
An Italian journalist asked Gorbachev why he went to visit Assisi and he answered that he was showing respect for the local religious people; something he does in every country he visits is to stop at places considered sacred by the regional people.
- Daily News
Damanhurian Blog (sort of) where news updates are posted on a regular basis, if not daily.
- Olami Damanhur University
Olami Damanhur's dedicated website for visitors and students.
- Damanhur - A 21st Century Renaissance
Damanhur, an Italian eco-society, encourages artists and art as essential for human beings.
Religious Tolerance - An explanation of Damanhur's principles
This is a very good explanation of Damanhur's beliefs, tenets and philosophy. I think that you will enjoy it! Namaste.
- THE FEDERATION OF DAMANHUR
The Federation of Damanhur
- Mystery Behind the Damanhur Temples - ABC News
Secret Society: The Damanhur Temples
- PR-USA.net - The Color of My Spirit: A Spiritual Quest Around the World published by Iuniverse.
- Damanhur Temples of Humankind - ABC News
PHOTOS: Mystery Within a Mountainside
Information from Amazon on Damanhur
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