VISION for the Future...
"Damanhur was born to bring together the dreams of many people, to create something new, something never imagined before, something that this time can actually become reality. We need reality, therefore it's necessary that dreams come true, so that they can allow us to carry
the Founder of Damanhur
Damanhur is a model of sustainable society, "example for the future, the seed of a culture of Peace that can inspire change in the world's
economic and social systems."
People there created an
based upon ethical and spiritual values. They
in harmony with nature and with each other. Life in Damanhur is based on trust, kindness and sharing. People dream, create and live
, they practice organic agriculture and use renewable energies. Damanhurians respect and protect the Mother Earth
as sentient being!
So the life that people created at Damanhur is not so futuristic,
it's their reality(and has been for 40 years)!
And it's deeply grounded in their philosophy:
"Life is continuous transformation and renewal that comes about through contact with others, in order to bring out the most profound aspects of ourselves, those that connect us with the divine essence of the universe...
"According to this vision, we as human beings hold a divine spark to be reawakened through living everyday life with action, positive thinking and the practical realization of our ideals. We are part of a single divine energy that fills our
entire universe, touching all its forms, and our task is
to enter into conscious contact with this energy,
within and beyond ourselves."
Temples of Humankind
, "the Eighth Wonder of the World", are one the most remarkable manifestations of this philosophy, and symbolically represent the inner rooms of every human being,
a profound journey inside the self...
"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man..." -
It's time to bring back the true values of life, to reawaken our divinity and the dreamer inside, so we can create New life and reality(following the examples like Damanhur), and experience the real joy - Joy of being alive!
And if you ever felt that you don't fit in this world, it's because you came here to create a New One!
So, Go.. Create.. and feel Alive!
"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one"