The first Hall of the Temples where everything started is dedicated to pragmatic idealism and the discovery of the potential within all human beings.
This Hall, excavated inside the mountain in 1978 using pickaxes and chisels, represents the beginning of the great enterprise of the Temples, undertaken by a small group of individuals whose vision has inspired thousands of people around the world.
A fake brick-wall, built around a huge rock, hides the entrance to the first Hall, created by the founders in 1978 using only pickaxes and chisels. This Hall marks the very beginning of what would have later become the compound of the Temples of Humankind. Over the years, the Hall has maintained its original form, meanwhile the wall paintings have changed several times. Today, visitors can admire symbolic representations of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire.
An exquisite mosaic, covering the whole floor, represents the Star Tarot Card, symbol of that pragmatic idealism which has inspired the creation of the Temples. The big blue sphere, placed in a wall niche near the floor, favors meditation and the contact with our inner self, allowing answers to the questions we keep asking ourselves to emerge.
A secret retractable staircase is hidden in this Hall. Its steps are decorated with mosaic and are completely invisible until the staircase unfolds, revealing the access to a lower level of the Temples. The secret passages we find along our journey in the Temples symbolize how we can open ourselves up to new visions and discover the potential and the richness hidden within us and in every human being.
Detail of the retractable staircase hidden in the floor. Its steps are completely invisible to the visitor’s eye thanks to the skillful work done with the mosaic that hides the steps perfectly. This secret passage is one of the oldest of the Temple complex.
The entrance door to the Blue Temple is masked on the outside by a fake brick wall which has a large rock set in it. When the door is closed, it looks like the excavation ends there.
The door opens thanks to a hinged system, activated by an electronic remote control.
BECOME A PATRON
Become a Patron of the Arts of one of the most powerful Spiritual beacons of our times. Your donation will be used to continue building this modern cathedral to connect to the Divine forces that are now guiding the evolution of humanity. And to help every human awaken.
You will become a Patron of the work of this remarkable group of artists, so that more stories and myths can be added to this hall of the Temples and the whole structure can be maintained and preserved Together we can create a living Ark of all the cultures of our planet across all time and space, preserving the most sacred of our collective memories so that they can be a guiding light towards a future of beauty, harmony and peace.
OUR VISITORS SAY
Abaton - Temples of human kind Such an amazing temple built by hand inside the mountain. Hotel Abaton in the same place. Spectacular place, with a lot of art made by the own damanhurians!! Spiritually talking it’s a place to contact with all different peoples believes along history! Highly recommend !!MCCmadrid201912/07/2020
Amazing place This is certainly one of the most special and unique place in Europe. Very particular art expression, energetically powerful space. The perfect example how group of "ordinary" people can realize the big dream. If you are looking for inspiration or something to surprise you deeply, this is the place for you.anoajagoda10/07/2020
Better than could be imagined I have become a groupie!!! The Temples of Humankind are nothing short of stunning, fantastic, magical, and a bit unbelievable at first viewing. It is so hard to imagine the dedication, creativity and shocking amount of seriously hard work it has taken to create this artistic Structure. And all of it was done with love, joy and the belief in the greatness of humankind.
Be prepared to be whelmed!!! Quite beyond anything I could have imagined before experiencing it all for myself.
This extraordinary group of people are still refining their 40+ year project based on living in harmonious community. It is truly inspiring what they have and are achieving.
If you are interested in Sacred Spirituality a visit here is a must and if you are not... Visiting for curiosity will afford you some extraordinary art, amazing food and delightful people all in the foothills to the Alps.annetU9687UE10/07/2020
Labor of Love - a modern day creation of wonder Visiting Damanhur is a mystical journey that I’ve taken in the most stunning space in Italy. The Temples have left a lasting impression on me and the beauty of the artwork that is done with such passion and discipline rivals other ancient places. The People are the one of the greatest and most inspiring aspects of the place. Con Voi! 🙏🏾R3717EGpamelaa10/07/2020
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TEMPLES OF HUMANKIND
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