LuceBianca…I often hear people talk about ‘Nucleos’…Can you tell us how they function? What are the criteria for becoming part of one? Do you decide which one you join or are you assigned? Can you change family if you want? What are the rules governing Nucleos?
Posted 03/11/2008 23:08 to the Forum ‘Noi e le sette’ of www.focus.it under the title ‘Re: Ringraziamento’.
Nucleos are one of Airaudi’s biggest pieces of nonsense.
In Damanhur Airaudi decided that everyone should live in Nucleos because as far as he is concerned enlightenment can only be achieved through living together, i.e. reciprocal tolerance. But this also implies a series of other rather curious aspects.
But first let’s talk about the Nucleos then we can talk about the rest.
Nucleos are formed from a minimum of 6 people to a maximum of 25 who all live together in the same house. Obviously the dimensions of houses vary and over the years the quality of housing has certainly improved. Ideally in every Nucleo singles and couples each have their own room, there are communal bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room (not always). This is based on the general vision of Damanhur at the time and depends on conditions. In certain cases singles and couples who decide to change family simply notify the head of the Nucleo and after clearing any personal debts, move house. Or the choice can be made for you by higher authorities and you are forced to change and as always the ‘Damanhurian machine’ comes into play putting pressure on the poor citizen until he or she gives in…
The choice of which Nucleo you will enter first is almost always chosen by higher up. Inside each Nucleo there is a ‘Capo Nucleo’ (Head) and ‘economo’ (treasurer) and various other sector heads depending on the household. For example there will be someone responsible for recycling, cleaning, shopping, animal rearing etc. Every member of the household usually has at least one role of responsibility that they have to report on each week at the Nucleo meeting. All family members are obliged to attend the meeting and various day to day matters are discussed ranging from what needs to be done, purchased or prepared. The meeting also includes a discussion on the information and orders that arrive via the Capo Nucleo from authorities higher up. Each Capo Nucleo has at least one meeting a week with the King Guides in which they are given instructions on what to do and how to carry it out.
Let’s return to the Nucleo and all the tasks that you have to do besides attending meetings. Every Damanhurian has to do 4 hours communal work a week for their Nucleo plus a Nucleo ‘turn’, (half a day’s work spent cooking a meal, washing dishes and cleaning up etc.) which, depending on the size of the family can be once or twice a week! Living in a Nucleo keeps every Damanhurian busy for at least 10 hours a week, without counting unforeseen events, extra meetings, which often happen or special monthly meetings.
All of this dialogue, discussion and debate is one of the ways in which Airaudi says you lay the foundation for your spiritual evolution. But having talked with others and from what I have read and discussed on these methods, this is also one of the best ways to control people (many commitments to fulfill –little personal time) and also one of the best ways to know everything about everyone at any given moment.
For years now the larger concept of community has been lost and all that is talked about is Nucleo-Communities, i.e. each Nucleo has to learn to be a community in its own right and manage itself accordingly. This is why every Nucleo member has so many commitments and has to work a 16-18 hour day, Saturdays and Sundays included.
All the work done in a Nucleo is financed by the Nucleo itself and the Federation rarely contributes anything. This means that in the famous 44 communities that Damanhur says it has (the figures have changed recently to 20 because they were falsely based on empty houses), all the reconstruction work, house extensions and repairs are all paid for by citizens and the houses are owned by the Damanhur Real Estate Coops or by Airaudi. In fact Airaudi owns several of the houses in which citizens are currently living and they are paying for all the reconstruction costs. Over and above that citizens also often pay a monthly rent which is included in the community taxes paid to the Federation.
The ‘Quota’ is what every Damanhurian has to bring home every month to the Nucleo and it comprises in part living costs: food, electricity, gas, water, wood etc, payments for the purchase of the house a/o improvements, solar panels, wood burning stoves and federal taxes which can vary from 450-600 a month. Every Damanhurian has to find an average Quota of at least 1,000 euro a month.
Posted 03/12/2008 15:34 to the Forum ‘Noi e le sette’ of www.focus.it under the title ‘Re: Ringraziamento’.
Nucleos are a consequence of the Damanhurian social system. When Damanhur was born it was organized in family units and not in Nucleos. Then over the years Airaudi changed the settings, first creating the birth of the communities which included different Nucleos and later creating the Nucleo-Communities which were required to achieve the status of real communities in themselves.
All of this as history tells was always directed and conducted from above (i.e. Airaudi) and Nucleos just followed the instructions and directions that were imposed by the heads of Damanhur.
Today each Nucleo-Community has a ‘Regent’ who is responsible for the whole Nucleo (The king/Queen of the Nucleo), then there are other figures such as the ‘Economo’ who looks after all the economic affairs of the Nucleo-Community and the heads of the individual activities of the Nucleo itself such as recycling, market gardening and animal rearing etc.
All the Nucleo-Communities have some form of autonomy, which is managed directly by the GDV (Game of Life), therefore by Airaudi himself. To make things clear it is said that every Nucleo- Community has to become independent and have its own food supplies in order to survive any eventual planetary disasters, catastrophes or similar events. They are therefore obliged by the GDV (if conditions permit) to find the money to drill new wells for water, create market gardens and other useful works for the survival of the Nucleo. All Nucleo members are obliged to finance the projects decided on from above with their own money. Obviously there is an internal vote to see if everyone agrees on the proposal but if you give a negative vote the Nucleo ‘flame’ does not grow and those who have opposed the idea do not pass to the next esoteric grade….Simple!
The interesting thing is that all the work realized in your Nucleo; reconstruction, or work on the Nucleo’s territory remains the property of the owner, which may be one of the two coops that manage Damanhur’s real estate or Airaudi himself. No citizen can claim a reimbursement of the money they have paid to finance such works.
If someone cannot sustain all the costs that their Nucleo has to confront, they can always take out a personal loan or change Nucleo and search for one with less ‘outgoings’. If a Damanhurian begins to run up debts with their Nucleo, they accumulate and that citizen is not allowed to leave the Nucleo until all the debts have been paid off. In various situations of this kind people are forced to borrow money from relations outside or take out personal loans with a bank. In other cases they make an internal agreement and move to another Nucleo where the ‘Quota’ is lower and where they are in a position to pay off their debts in installments. No discounts are given.
The next step is the management of each individual Nucleo by the Federation’s managers. When a Nucleo begins to function well (a rare thing taking into account the enormous amount of things to be done and the quantity of money to be invested each month), the heads of the various internal bodies constantly pressurize the Regent so that things do not go too well, otherwise they would start to lose control. Certain classic techniques are adopted or something is custom made for that particular Nucleo.
The classic techniques extend from an ‘l’appioppo’, the insertion into the Nucleo of someone in great difficulty who needs to be contained and supported’, psychological pressure on certain individuals, interference by Airaudi in the lives of certain couples or singles, excessive and out of place requests; to the disbanding of the Nucleo itself for spurious or non-existent motives.
If the Nucleo has no difficulties then they are created and in this Airaudi is a real Master! I have seen him disband Nucleos because he suddenly decided the house was to be sold and then after everyone had moved out the property remained empty. Citizens are sometimes left living in old caravans for years (summer and winter) without a permanent home and then are attacked because they are not seen to be participating enough and so on…
Talking about Nucleos and the social life of Damanhur requires time, in as much as certain dynamics are not even understood by the Damanhurians themselves. It is important therefore to take everything a step at a time so that the control mechanisms adopted by the Initiate Society of Damanhur can be clearly understood.
Posted 25/04/2008 14:20 to the Forum ‘Noi e le sette’ of www.focus.it under the title ‘Re: Ringraziamento’.