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July 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

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  1. God Bless Your Heart ! you are doing a great job exposing this occult sect! I was also caught in the web of lies and deceit of a guru in a apocalyptic hindhu-sect for many years . I was baptised in Jesus Holy Name this summer . I am writing a book about my confessions and experiences …. will come out this spring 2010 with all my Love from Nina Hagen


    December 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm

  2. Keep working to expose the truith and thank you very much. Some friends and I are always searching for spirituality and perspective, but I am always suspicious of “select” movements. A few of these friends are fascinated with the Damanhur, along with some type of Planet-X group. I admit the artistry and craftsmanship of Damanhur is spectacular and alluring, but it also shows what monumental wonders can be achieved on the backs of slaves. I think the tide is slowly turning on Mr “Falco” with a more interconnected world and the global economic crisis exposing the cracks in his system. Keep encouraging others, I always hope people feel their destiny is in their own hands.

    James Kelker

    February 16, 2010 at 5:13 am

  3. Ciao from America! We have a similar cult here too. Check out their website. Looks a lot more fun than Damanhur –playing music together is their passion– but bottom line is that you must also give up your freedom, individual thought, and money. Other than that it’s a blast!


    May 18, 2010 at 6:48 am

  4. I just went to visit Damanhur last week. I was considering doing the week program but some things happened and I changed my mind. First, I found this blog and I was put off. On arrival, I was given a shared room directly on loud road with large street lights shining directly in the window. The Damanhurian people I met were like anywhere, some kind and open, others snobby and strange. For the costs of their program, they did not provide any way to eat good food and I had to complain to get a quiet room. The kitchens located in all the communal houses were not open for visitor’s use. We all arrived on a Sunday so everything was closed. On Monday shops and restuarants were also closed and by that time I had a stomach ache. The costs of the total program were so much that I do not understand why food could not be included, especially in such a food conscious country as Italy! I also noticed that after nearly scheduled time slot of the program, our guides led us to shops to buy or sessions to have or temples to rent..each of which were absolutely NOT cheap. I also got the impression that Damanhur is going bankrupt and that they want to milk guests for every ounce of cash that they can. Their program is expensive and mostly contains boring esoteric preaching about their philosophy. Taking part in the two day program was also my fault because I really only wanted to see the temples, not hear all the esoteric bullshit. Unfortunately, I was unable to fully understand what they offered from their horribly confusing web site and poor organization. I tried calling at least twenty times with an operator telling me that the lines were busy but instead of directing me to an answering service, I was transferred to a fax line. The temples did contain some breath taking artwork. I refer to the amazing tiffany stained glass windows and the gorgeous floor mosaics. The houses within the community were also painted with the most lively and beautiful frescos of plants and animals. The art is certainly worth seeing. The temples, however, do not look like they will endure. Already the humidity of the mountain is taking its toll on the caverns. The Damanhurians may be talented artists but they are certainly not skilled engineers. I wish now that I had not participated in the two day program but instead only gone for a tour of the temples. Some of the people I met, our guides and translator, were very nice and I wouldn’t want to be unkind to them. However, the entire experience was more unpleasant than pleasant. It was really enpensive and honestly not worth it. I hope anyone thinking of visiting Damanhur will find my words. The temples are worth seeing but if you don’t like being bombarded with a bunch of spiritual blah, blah, blah, then avoid any of their programs.


    October 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    • Hi Gulkiness

      Unfortunately your experience has been shared by many visitors over the years. But word has got around. The number of people visiting Damanhur has dropped significantly in the past 3 years and consequently so has the number of people recruited into the community. We are only happy about that. Let’s hope Damanhur continues to be inefficient and treat its guests badly …that way many people will be saved a lot of pain.

      DIO Editor


      October 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

  5. i have been reading the information here and i dont know what to belive. I am a supporter of DH and a member of the spiritual people, i did consider becoming a citizen A but I never got to it. My experience is very limited, maybe one year in total inside the community.I have many friends inside and i considered mysel a friend of DH, now i dont know anymore.Now when I look back there is a lot of things that did not seem right but I just thought that i was not spiritual enough and that I didnt understand the secrets of DH. I did see may people struggeling both emotionally and economically.I wonder if Falco intended DH to turn out like this or was it a gradual progress?
    Whatewer the truth, I pray that my friend are allright and that the ex members find their happiness again, the people of the federation are genuine and goodhearted and deserves the best.


    April 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

  6. what worries me at a deeper level are the extraterristrail shapes and forms that I sense as a backdrop to all the locations. most tso the underground temples that seem to have ‘insectoides’ hatching in them and being instructed from the stories on the walls. not high levels of eco-planet intelleigence. who one wonders is manipulating whom

    steven guth

    May 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

  7. It was very valuable to read this material in contrast to having seen the documentary on DH. For must of my life I wanted passionately to see mankind evolve and learn to control spiritual power and futuristic technology, but overall I came to accept that these situations are most often part of the luciferic agenda, or part of the great conspiracy (beneficial aliens actually demonic representatives of the father of all lies. This isn’t the first cult I have encountered that wanted all your money in return for access to “powers”. See for example the Scientologists.

    Douglas Goodall

    September 18, 2013 at 6:45 am

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