Founded in 1975, the Damanhur is a Federation of Communities that has created a unique space in order to bring together spiritual seekers with a strong connection to magic, the Earth and the evolution of humanity. Nestled in the Valchiusella Valley in Piedmont, Italy, between the cities of Turin, Milan and Aosta, it is well known for natural beauty and human-made wonders like the Temples of Humankind, built entirely by hand into the side of a mountain. The EcoCommunity has its own Constitution designed around spiritual principles as well as its own flag and currency. It seeks to expand its vision and put it into the world by holding events in many cities around the world and offering classes through Damanhur University. Damanhur has been recognized multiple times for its forward-looking efforts, notably in 2005 with the Award for Sustainable Communities by a group of the United Nations, and in 2008 for applying the Earth Charter, a 21st century vision for a more just and sustainable society.
One way in which Damanhur spreads its message is via its Ambassadors—individuals with a strong desire to bring Damanhur into the world and passionately share its principles. Tigrilla Gardenia is one such ambassador. Today, she represents Florida, but has an eye on the UK. With a strong background as a public speaker, event producer, and performer with organizations like Cirque du Soleil, she brings her enthusiasm for the community along in the hopes that it will inspire others to create the lives they have been dreaming of.
Ultimately the goal is to spread Damanhur’s spiritual vision, knowledge and tools to as many local communities as possible with the hopes of helping others realize their personal and collective dreams. One need not live at Damanhur itself to experience the spiritual growth—it can be done right where you live. Why study with Damanhur in your city, you ask? Damanhur courses offer practical answers to existential questions. We have all taken courses offering personal transformation, how to find your life or soul mission, and how to tap into your personal power, but once you leave the course you are left alone to put into practice the myriad of information given. Damanhur doesn’t aim to just give you tools, instead it is about creating the community so that when you need help, there is always someone there. More than that, every person acts like a mirror to help you see pieces of yourself hidden under the conditioning from your past lives, family culture and societal norms.
Damanhur is a place where you can go to—physically or virtually—any time you want to see what life can be like if you were to really put into practice all that you have learned in life. A place where temples are not artifacts of the past, but the results of a living people, and alchemy is used to create business relationships just as much as it is used to connect to the divine.
Don’t expect to be told who you should be or what you should do to get there. The Damanhurian philosophy is about remember-it-yourself so that you can do-it-yourself, with the help of others and lots of laughter. When you reawaken the memories of your past lives by living these experiences all over again with a group of people, it becomes a part of your present life. When you learn how to distill a personal emotion into a potion, you can enhance specific characteristics of yourself any time you need them. We can reawaken our divine spark and live with consciousness awareness, but to do it, we have to free ourselves from the chains of our pasts and consciously choose the next step. Tigrilla wants to help you do just that, in Florida, in the UK, and wherever else she is needed. Contact her if you would like to have Damanhur at your event.
Here are just a few of the things you will learn about with Tigrilla and Damanhur Florida:
I hope to encourage your interest in Damanhur and its knowledge!
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