The Federation of Damanhur
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In the Alpine foothills of Northern Italy is The Federation of Damanhur. Damanhur is an eco-society based on ethical and spiritual values awarded by an agency of the United Nations as a model for a sustainable future. Founded in 1975, the Federation has about 1,000 citizens and extends over 500 hectares of territory. Every year thousands of people visit Damanhur to experience its social model, study the philosophy and meditate in the Temples, an underground construction that advocates describe as “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” At its university and mystery school, courses, workshops and conferences range from Music of the Plants to Astral Travel.