The Temples of Humankind are the sacred heart of Damanhur, federation of spiritual communities.
Damanhur is a worldwide movement that inspires the lives of thousands of people committed to leaving a positive mark on the world.
The central part of Damanhur is located between Turin and Aosta, in an uncontaminated valley at the foot of the Piedmont Alps. The six-hundred citizens who live there have created a multilingual society, open to exchanges with the world and the different cultures of peoples. Many other Damanhurians live in other parts of Italy and all over the world and support the Federation’s ideals and projects.
Damanhur was founded thanks to the inspiration of Oberto Airaudi, Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). Falco was a philosopher, healer, writer and artist, active in the field of therapeutic research and new sciences. An innovative and prolific painter, he created a personal style of painting called “Selfic Painting”. From an early age, he manifested a precise spiritual vision and great healing abilities that he developed them through constant experimentation.
In 1975, together with a group of fellow researchers, Falco started the social and spiritual experiment of Damanhur. The Federation now has its own Constitution, a complementary currency system called “Credito,” schools for children, art studios, a publishing house, an organic farm and a renowned medical center for holistic therapies.
The thousands of people who are inspired by the philosophy of Damanhur recognize themselves in a Spiritual People. They commit to respecting life and every being; these values are also dear to all the indigenous peoples of our planet. To foster and spread these ideals, Damanhur has established a Foundation and an ONG which has consultative status at the United Nations.
The Federation welcomes guests from all over the world. It is also a member of GEN, the global eco-villages network, and its new social-spiritual model is often studied by scholars and researchers. The Independent University of Damanhur offers programs and courses to share the discoveries made and the knowledge acquired over forty years of experimentation in all fields of human potential and spirituality.