Damanhur Down Under in Australia

May 09, 12 Damanhur Down Under in Australia

Shama Viola and Crotalo Sesamo have returned from the first ever slate of Damanhur events in Australia!

They went to Melbourne, Byron Bay and Sydney over the course of a two week tour, organized and sponsored by Veritas magazine. Shama and Crotalo appreciated the harmonious mix of diverse cultures and ethnicities in the cities of Australia, and the eastern and western styles fused in the architecture and way of life there.

Word of mouth got around about Damanhur coming to town, all the way from Italy which was a 22 hour flight with layover in Abu Dhabi, and it attracted many people from all over to the events that were held. Seeing as how Australia is such a large continent with a spread out population, distance travel was oftenDamanhur in Australia necessary for people to arrive. Despite this, there was such excitement and interest that every event was well attended. The first presentation in Melborne had about a hundred people present, and the other successive presentations had at least 50. Many Damanhurian themes were introduced, from Selfica, to Inner Harmonizing, to community life. The Damanhur courses that were given had about 15 to 30 people participating, and individual sessions were well attended as well. In Byron Bay, the Damanhurians were hosted at Zakay Glass, a gallery that features sacred geometry derived from the Kabbalah in the form of glass structures, including lamps and art objects.

Zakay glass in Byron BayAfter a television interview in Sydney, Crotalo and Shama visited caves featuring rock engravings that resemble Egyptian hieroglyphs, a site located two hours outside the city. It is only rarely available for non-aborigines to visit, although synchronically, they found someone who was able to guide them there. Australia 4They discovered that some of the signs are similar to Egyptian ones, and others are very clearly hieroglyphs. The outing provided valuable information for the research that is being done at Damanhur on ancient civilizations.

The Damanhurians gave many interviews, for radio, local and national television and documentary films, including a radio interview in Italian for a station dedicated to Italian immigrants in Australia. The collaboration with Veritas will continue, as well as the connection to Australia, as Crotalo and Shama already have a return trip for a longer and more expansive tour that includes East Coast cities and New Zealand.





  1. lee /

    well done…..i bet a warm reception…………
    there are ancient energy lines across aust.
    pre-abo culture will reveal more…………
    years are needed to properly explore
    lets hope the spark finds a home & burns into a new comunity like danhur


    • Dear Lee,

      Yes, I have found Australia to be a very spiritually rich in the energy of the lands and aboriginal traditions. We do intend to go back to inspire community building and magical discovery!


      • Janet Kueng /

        Hello Quaglia,
        I have a desire to build a community, and would like to either attend Damanhur for a three month visit and do some courses, or alternatively attend your functions when you are in Australia if I cannot raise the money to go over to Italy next year, if I was accepted to come and spend the time there.

        I began learning Italian three months ago for some reason and by next year I should be able to speak Italian quite well. Please keep me informed about your Australian itinerary.

        Janet Kueng

  2. Lorraine /

    Hello Quaglia
    Please let me know if you are returning to Australia.
    Are you able to advise me where I can find a map of Australia showing ley lines or energy grid lines. Whilst at Damanhur several years ago, we experienced amazing energy changes to our body when standing on the lines drawn on the ground near the Temple. Are these ‘ley lines’ ? Many thanks Lorraine

    • Dear Lorraine,

      Hi! Thanks for writing! If you go to this page…http://www.damanhurwelcome.com/index.php/en/contact-us-f-en

      and click ‘Damanhur in my country’, you can be in touch with our ambassadors who go to Australia to see when they will go back. You can also ask about Synchronic Lines maps of Australia through them, and sign up for our English language newsletter which will also keep you informed.

      The lines near the Open Temlple at Damjl are for walking meditations. The Synchronic Lines on the other hand, are not ley lines (those are magnetic) but rather lines that carry thought, dreams, intentions, life. These are the lines that cross at Damanhur (four of them) and in the Temples of Humankind, creating a powerful spiritual energy node.

      take care!


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