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Damanhur: The community they tried to brand a cult

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    Jeff Merrifield(Author)

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The story of the extraordinary Italian spiritual and artisitic community.

In the foothills of the Italian Alps an extraordinary community has grown up. Founded by a handful of like minded people it has now become a 600 strong federation of communities. People in the community have chosen one of the eight possible paths to follow as a way of learning and contributing to the community.

There is no rigid dogma, the talented individuals who form the community come from various walks of life. The community supports itself by producing top quality goods e.g. organic foods for places like Harrods and beautifully woven cloth for the Milan fashion houses.

The ‘Temple of Mankind’ which lies at the heart of the community is an extraordinary feat. It has been described as one of the ‘Wonders of the Modern World.’

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  • PDF | 288 pages
  • Jeff Merrifield(Author)
  • Thorsons; New edition edition (1 Feb. 1999)
  • English
  • 10
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Paul Davies on 10 November 2003

    Every good travel book should fulfill three criteria - that it should be an entertaining read; actually be useful; and be written by someone who has been to the location.Dr Merrifield's exceptional book on the history, structure and experience of the community of Damanhur is not only an excellent introduction to this most unique community but also acts as a very good reference guide for first time visitors!Jeff's excellent index provides a good 'run to..' facility for all those things that may be confusing and warrant further explanation.Having just visited the community and used Jeff's book as a guide whilst there - i found it to be accurate and exceptionally helpful. The writing style is also warm but objective which makes for a very readable book.It is an excellent insight into a remarkable community's remarkable history, present and future.

  • By meryfela on 18 November 2001

    This is a really corking account of an interesting artistic and spritual community based in the Canavese district of northern Italy. They have constructed a beautiful work of art, inspired by humankind, by digging out a mountain and making the Temple of Humankind. Rich in mosaics, artworks, tiffany glasswork, sculpture and a gorgeous use of light, this place is one of the modern wonders of the world. Merrfield's highly readable account captures the essence of the project and the lives of the people involved.

  • By SteveM on 4 May 2004

    This is a fantastic book about what can happen when a group of people are inspired to do what many would consider impossible.The trials and tribulations of the people who set up this remarkable community are an inspiration to those who have a dream they wish to follow. The imagination in their art and social structure has much to teach - Some of what they do may seem a bit wacky - but they are trying and developing something different - and progress is never achieved by doing what people have always done. Inspirational!

  • By Pat Eyre on 4 May 2015

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