Deep in the Italian Alps, the community of Damanhur have been doing something mind-boggling. As well as building the world’s largest underground temple in secret over 30 years (it is the size of St Paul’s Cathedral), the Damanhurians name themselves after fruit and vegetables, claim to have taught plants to sing, have built a fully-functioning time machine and regularly travel to Atlantis!
Writer David Bramwell has spent time living with the Damanhurians and believes they have much to teach us about how to shape our future narratives. Like George Monbiot, Joseph Campbell and Alex Evans, Bramwell believes our obsession with data is making us miserable; we need new myths ‘to live by’. For Bramwell Damanhur, is one such myth, and he has a hunch where we might need to look to find find our future stories.
This talk promises to be warm, engaging and will re-install a faith in humanity.