Eighth Wonder of the World? The Stunning Temples
Secretly Carved Out Below Ground by 'Paranormal'
by Hazel Courtney, Daily Mail,
Nov 22, 2007
What is this all about?
After you have read this
article from Daily Mail,
don't miss reading Leo
Zagami's comment on this
Leo was one of the top
Illuminati figures in
Europe, until he escaped
a few years ago, and now
lives in Exile in
Norway. I contacted Leo
for a comment, because
he is not only an
Insider, but also
Italian, and the
here is happening in his
homeland, Italy. Leo had
a lot to say...
estling in the foothills of
the Alps in northern Italy, 30 miles from the
ancient city of Turin, lies the valley of
Valchiusella. Peppered with medieval villages,
the hillside scenery is certainly picturesque.
But it is deep underground,
buried into the ancient rock, that the region's
greatest wonders are concealed.
Hall of the Earth: An amazing room built on the
'supernatural' visions of its creator
Here, 100ft down and hidden
from public view, lies an astonishing secret -
one that has drawn comparisons with the fabled
city of Atlantis and has been dubbed 'the Eighth
Wonder of the World' by the Italian government.
For weaving their way
underneath the hillside are nine ornate temples,
on five levels, whose scale and opulence take
the breath away.
Constructed like a
three-dimensional book, narrating the history of
humanity, they are linked by hundreds of metres
of richly decorated tunnels and occupy almost
300,000 cubic feet - Big Ben is 15,000 cubic
Light fantastic: The giant glass dome of the
Hall of Mirrors
Few have been granted
permission to see these marvels.
Play time: Children look happy in the amazing
Indeed, the Italian
government was not even aware of their existence
until a few years ago.
But the 'Temples of Damanhur'
are not the great legacy of some long-lost
civilisation, they are the work of a 57-year-old
former insurance broker from northern Italy who,
inspired by a childhood vision, began digging
into the rock.
It all began in the early
Sixties when Oberto Airaudi was aged ten. From
an early age, he claims to have experienced
visions of what he believed to be a past life,
in which there were amazing temples.
Around these he dreamed there
lived a highly evolved community who enjoyed an
idyllic existence in which all the people worked
for the common good.
More bizarrely still, Oberto
appeared to have had a supernatural ability: the
gift of "remote viewing" - the ability to travel
in his mind's eye to describe in detail the
contents of any building.
"My goal was to recreate the
temples from my visions," he says.
Oberto - who prefers to use
the name 'Falco' - began by digging a trial hole
under his parent's home to more fully understand
the principals of excavation.
But it was only as he began a
successful career as an insurance broker that he
began to search for his perfect site.
Breathtaking: The miles of tunnels enable air to
House of secrets: Below this house is the
Damanhurian temple which is one of the largest
temple complexes in the world
In 1977, he selected a remote
hillside where he felt the hard rock would
sustain the structures he had in mind.
A house was built on the
hillside and Falco moved in with several friends
who shared his vision. Using hammers and picks,
they began their dig to create the temples of
Damanhur - named after the ancient subterranean
Egyptian temple meaning City of Light - in
As no planning permission had
been granted, they decided to share their scheme
only with like-minded people.
Volunteers, who flocked from
around the world, worked in four-hour shifts for
the next 16 years with no formal plans other
than Falco's sketches and visions, funding their
scheme by setting up small businesses to serve
the local community.
By 1991, several of the nine
chambers were almost complete with stunning
murals, mosaics, statues, secret doors and
stained glass windows. But time was running out
on the secret.
Hall of Spheres: Creator Oberto Airaudi based
his creation on wonderful visions
Bright window: The window decorations have a
church-stained window theme
The first time the police
came it was over alleged tax evasion and still
the temples lay undiscovered. But a year later
the police swooped on the community demanding:
"Show us these temples or we will dynamite the
Falco and his colleagues duly
complied and opened the secret door to reveal
what lay beneath.
Three policemen and the
public prosecutor hesitantly entered, but as
they stooped down to enter the first temple -
named the Hall of the Earth - their jaws
Inside was a circular chamber
measuring 8m in diameter.
Hall of mirrors: The hall has a classical Greek
Egyptian wall paintings: Damanhurian art is
greatly influenced by both Egyptian and Celtic
A central sculpted column,
depicting a three dimensional man and woman,
supported a ceiling of intricately painted
The astonished group walked
on to find sculpted columns covered with gold
leaf, more than 8m high.
Stunned by what they had
found, the authorities decided to seize the
temples on behalf of the government.
"By the time they had seen
all of the chambers, we were told to continue
with the artwork, but to cease further building,
as we had not been granted planning permission,"
says Esperide Ananas, who has written a new book
called Damanhur, Temples Of Humankind.
Retrospective permission was
eventually granted and today the 'Damanhurians'
even have their own university, schools, organic
supermarkets, vineyards, farms, bakeries and
award-winning eco homes.
They do not worship a
spiritual leader, though their temples have
become the focus for group meditation.
'They are to remind people
that we are all capable of much more than we
realise and that hidden treasures can be found
within every one of us once you know how to
access them,' says Falco.
by Leo Zagami, ex-Illuminatus: Damanhur, or the
“Federation of Damanhur”, is a spiritual
organization dating from the 1970s in Northern
Italy. They are based about 30 miles outside of
Turin in a rural community that they have
mysteriously established with the support of the
local authorities, apparently infiltrated
successfully by the Damanhurians.
first heard of them back in 1991 from a dear friend
of mine called Gianluca, who went to visit them and
to his astonishment, after a few joints of grass,
was given the possibility to visit their underground
complex, a place that was still secret at the time
just before the police discovered the project.
told me they were a spooky sect spiritually; a kind
of New Age mishmash of various beliefs inspired by
the visions of Oberto Airaudi, their founder
(connected to the Theosophical movement and other
occult groups) who is a notorious pervert within the
community and likes to have a sort of harem full of
ladies at his disposal for his sexual magick
underground complex was sadly built by a bunch of
mind controlled slaves on LSD, that Oberto freely
supplied to the workers during the course of many
years of hard labour in the worst drugged up
conditions. Volunters came from all over the world;
innocent individuals and junkies that believed that
Oberto Airaudi was channeling the vision of a a High
Priest of Atlantis...pure rubbish, but very
dangerous indeed - a sort of mind prison camp that
reminds me of the practices of occultist Aleister
Crolwey at the Abbey of Thelema in Sicily. The
energy in the place is apparently not at all
positive and we can only imagine what went really on
during the long period of construction that started
It seems that after all these years the “Federation
of Damanhur” and their illuminated leader is finally
ready to capitalize on their underground project,
and I'm very surprised by the positive image
portrayed in the media like the Daily Mail and
numerous others lately. It seems to me that the
illuminati are using such experiments to their own
advantage and I'm sure from what I heard during the
years that Oberto Airaudi is a very corrupt leader
working for the usual suspects.
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