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American writer and activist Julia Butterfly Hill shall meet with What's Your Tree participants from Italy in an event that is open to everyone. Julia shall speak about the What's Your Tree initiative and 7 Days to Purpose, a week-long What's Your Tree experience at Damanhur. After her talk, there shall be space for questions from the public.
Twenty-five new friends from around the world have made the journey to Damanhur for the month-long Ecovillage Design Education course, being held April 2 - 30, 2011. A wide range of diversities offers vibrant perspectives and cross-cultural learning opportunities, from twenty-one year old university students to experienced elders, and participants from eighteen different countries, including China, Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, South Africa, Russia and the Ukraine, as well as the US and many European countries.
Two professors and nine students from Ananda College of Living Wisdom in Nevada City, California came to Damanhur March 26 - 28 during their European study tour, visiting different spiritual communities, including their sister community in Assisi, Italy. The Ananda College program offers students a holistic educational experience that encompasses inspirational art, renewable energy and sustainability, community life, and the exploration of spirit and consciousness. The curriculum is balanced with spiritual values and practical experience and takes the individuality of each student into account. The group received inspiration while visiting the main areas of Damanhur, the Temples and many communities, including the youth community "Casa Ragazzi."
Mariam Massaro, Dameron Midgett and collaborators met at Damanhur March 21 - 26 to create segments for the film "Awakening the Tribes of Light," part of the Gaea Star Crystal project.
The project was initiated by Mariam with the intention of awakening and reuniting lightworkers on Earth. The playful group donned galactic costumes and filmed at the Open Temple of Damjl and in other natural areas of Damanhur.
The nature-sensitive guests particularly enjoyed visiting the Sacred Woods and hearing the Music of the Plants. Mariam, a singer as well as a filmmaker, herbalist and midwife, sang beautiful melodies in harmony with the plant music.
March 12, 2011
An article on Damanhur was published in an Estonian magazine called ÜKS, which means 'One,' written by Kadri Allikmäe. Kadri came to visit Damanhur for the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Europe conference in July of 2010, and returned in January to research the Damanhurian education system, particularly the kindergarten, for her university thesis.
In the article, written in Estonian, Kadri describes education at Damanhur, citing Caribù, one of the kindergarten teachers, who says, "The most important thing for a teacher to do is to be himself or herself. Only then can he or she be a source of inspiration for children." Kadri also describes her experiences in the Temples of Humankind, at the Oracle Rite, and Ecstatic Dance, as well as the warmth of the nucleos and the value of simplcity of community life and sharing. She also touches upon the Synchronic Lines and synchronicity, and the concept of continuous change as a pathway to happiness, moving through our shadow selves, a lesson learned at Damanhur.
Oberto Airaudi (Falco) has been included in the "100 Spiritual Power List: The most spiritually influential living people," in The Watkins Review, a publication of Watkins Books in London. The list considers living people who have make a unique and spiritual contribution on a global scale.
Falco, philosopher, writer and painter, is described as "one of the founders of the Italian spiritual and artistic community of Damanhur. He is also the guide and inspiration behind the renowned Temples of Humankind, a collection of subterranean temples decorated in motifs stressing peaceful human collaboration." Two images of the Temples are featured on the front cover of the Review.