Oh DIO am I scared…I have just done a tour of the two Damanhur facebook groups and a few blogs and I am feeling desperate. Why won’t people listen to what this site is saying. There are people planning to move to Vidracco from Denmark and set up a colony alongside Pejda.
What are they thinking of?
Have they done their homework?
Don’t they know that every foreigner who has ever moved to this valley to be near Damanhur has been bankrupted by it?
There is no work here for foreigners…there is no work here for Italians! How do they think they are going to live?
Damanhur will not give them work…Damanhur only wants their money, their support, their trade and their contacts.
Why don’t these people want to listen?
Why do they think they know better than ex-Damanhurians, many of whom have given the best part of their lives to Damanhur? People who had exactly the same wonderful idealistic notions as they do, twenty-five to thirty years ago?
How long is history going to have to repeat itself before people get the message?
How many more ruins are going to be sold to these unsuspecting foreigners?
Do they know how long it takes to get planning permission in Italy?
Do they know that if they buy a house in Vidracco they have no hope of ever selling it again?
Italians do not want houses in Vidracco…no one wants to live under the Damanhurian administration. If foreigners buy property in the district they will be stuck with it for ever. The only way they will be able to get their money back will be to persuade other naïve foreigners to buy it from them. There are already two houses for sale in Vidracco that are owned by foreigners who left Italy after bad experiences with Damanhur. The houses were restored by Damanhur’s building company at incredibly high costs. The owners will never recoup their money. Nobody will ever buy them.
Do these people really understand what they are getting themselves into?
Do they know that the Valdichy Project failed miserably because the latest recruits rebelled when they were TOLD to begin ‘Terrazzatura’ for the Community?
Oh yes, come and live in our valley, bring your money, your friends and work for us for free!
We will make you feel you are on a spiritual mission. You do not have to ‘join’ Damanhur (at least not straight away) take your time…we will get your money off you in one way or another … and your property…don’t worry, it will not hurt…it will be years before you notice you’ve been taken for a ride…
Oh and by the way…
The tree village is ABUSIVE it should have a demolition order placed upon it. In any other district it would have been demolished by now. No one can build permanent houses with essential services in this country without permission. Why is it that the Damanhurians are allowed to do it in Vidracco? And don’t tell me they have the authorization because it is not true…They have no permission for mains services up there in the woods. It is protected woodland.
Building the tree village was Falco’s idea but it is the Damanhurians who have paid for it all. They were encouraged by him to build structures that are illegal and they can all be pulled down tomorrow…
Thousands and thousands of euros just thrown away.
They will all go back to living in caravans but this time on the ground.
Damanhur is not what foreigners think it is and they will never have any say in what it becomes.
There is just ONE MAN WHO DECIDES its future.
If they were wise, they would make sure they never became part of it.
Translated from the Italian by DIO Editor – 17/07/2009