I remember the tingling excitement I felt at the thought of becoming a Damanhur citizen, in those days when it was all still a dream within a dream. Then, the endless questions and unknowns would spin in my head, and I wondered if I could really manifest it as a destiny, with so many practical things to consider and resolve.
Here a few frequently asked questions I’ve heard from people considering citizenship at Damanhur and responses based on my experience here. Whether you are coming for the new temporary citizenship or longer, or just browsing through the website, I hope this brings clarity and ignites the courage for you to dive into your dreams… Continue reading →
My name is Quaglia Cocco, which means “Quail Coconut” in Italian. I live in Damanhur Spiritual EcoCommunity in northern Italy as a full time resident “A” citizen. This means I live in one of the nucleo communities and fully participate in all aspects of Damanhur, so: the social and community life, the spiritual tradition and rituals, and the aspect connected to playful transformation. I am the first and (so far) only born-and-raised American who has made this particular choice of full immersion Damanhur.
I often hear the questions, “How did you hear about Damanhur? … How did you come here? … How did you come to live here?!?” asked rather incredulously. Yes, it does seem unlikely that an Ohio-born, Texas-raised nomadic Renaissance artist with ancestral roots in China and Taiwan and educational roots in Berkeley, California and tribal roots in San Francisco, with a tendency to hop tropical islands and fire dance all over the world … would decide to settle in provincial northern Italy at the foothills of the Piedmont Alps. Well, this isn’t just an Italian mountain village here, folks. This is Damanhur. I could live anywhere in the world, and I chose to live here. But how?
Like many important, life-altering choices, it all started at Burning Man.