Open wings of the Stellar Falcon

Why is Damanhurian New Year’s Day September 1st? Falco: Our new year beings on September 1 by choice. It is the day that we published the first book with our fundamental principles, with mimeograph in 1975. (Our center in Turin had been started about a year and a half before that in 1974.) This is the reference date. Many past civilizations used this date as a beginning, because it signals the opening of a new season.   What is the meaning of the Stellar Falcon ritual? The tradition of doing the Stellar Falcon refers to a cosmic reference. There are constellations that are known and others that are not. We see the stars like points of light in the sky that we can unite as we like. Some arrangements of stars in a certain period make this form, which recalls a bird with open wings, and as such, welcoming. The open wings receive, like those of the falcon depicted in the Hall of Mirrors. It has wings that embrace and welcome people. At the Stellar Falcon ritual, people light a small candle and place it along the outline of the hawk. This ritual was begun in the beginning of the 1980s and it has become a tradition. Share Tweet...

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The passing down of values

Aug 17, 12 The passing down of values

Posted by in Live Community, Q&A with Falco

The passing down of values from older community members to younger ones, why doesn’t it happen easily? Falco: It depends on both sides. There are also those who don’t want to listen, who prefer to continue seeking instead of deciding to create something. One of our strongest values is that of choice, which is a power, and knowing how to maintain a choice. Another value is doing things for others and not for oneself. Then there is research: it is possible to do things that are truly exceptional. Talents are discovered. Sometimes people have capacities that they don’t even know about. Every person has unique capacities that are to be discovered and which can become a common patrimony. Share Tweet...

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What is the Viaggio?

It is part of the Game of Life. The Game of LIfe is useful for trying new things that can then become part of everyday life.

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The importance of having fun

A message for the Cultural Creatives of the world: from Falco at the weekly question and answer session for Damanhur guests To maintain energy, you must have fun. When you have fun, the best ideas come forth. The best things come when you are with friends, joking around; in these moments, the mind goes beyond boundaries, and this is the game. If you have fun, if the creatives who are creating programs have fun, then those who use them will have fun too as a consequence. Share Tweet...

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Can you read the minds of plants?

Jun 14, 12 Can you read the minds of plants?

Posted by in Education, Plant Perception, Q&A with Falco

The youth of the Damanhur Middle School interviewed Falco for Qui Damanhur Ragazzi, a self-produced journal made by the students themselves. Here is one from a series of their questions and Falco’s answers. Enjoy! Laene (6th grade): Can you read the minds of plants? Falco: Often the thoughts of plants are very boring. 🙂 Anyway, reading means interpreting, understanding what a species is telling you. We can more easily imagine trying to understand the thoughts of a dog. It is is easier to interpret, as he gives you response signals. He wags his tail, he barks … But plants do not bark or even wag their tails … so, it’s much more difficult to succeed in understanding, because amongst different species, you don’t have terms of comparison that are understandable in our communication systems. On the other hand, it is possible to be able to interpret the needs, and in this way, communicate with plants. Your parents have done experiments like this, how to influence the growth of plants with thought, how to make seeds grow more quickly or less, placed in small bowls with cotton and water.   Share Tweet...

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Why did you decide to call yourself Falco?

Jun 01, 12 Why did you decide to call yourself Falco?

Posted by in About Us, Education, Q&A with Falco

The youth of the Damanhur Middle School interviewed Falco for Qui Damanhur Ragazzi, a self-produced journal made by the students themselves. Here is one from a series of their questions and Falco’s answers. Enjoy! Mihael (6th grade): Why did you decide to call yourself Falco? Falco: I like to try and see things from above, in the sense of everything together. Being able to see things both in detail and as a whole, to be able to evaluate any kind of condition, to make decisions. If you’re too immersed in those things, it is difficult to make decisions, because you see everything on a small scale, just from your point of view. You are in there and sometimes you don’t find solutions. If you are able to see things as a whole, with more detachment, it is easier. The falcons, the hawks and these types of birds, they have the characteristic of being able to see things from above, so as a whole. They have eyes that are like telescopes, so they can see the rabbit or the mouse that runs away in the field, but they still manage to see things as a whole.   Share Tweet...

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