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OBERTO AIRAUDI (29 May 1950 – 24 June 2013) was an Italian philosopher and artist, who founded the Federation of Damanhur
Federation of Damanhur
. Airaudi also went by the name of Falco (Hawk), based on the Damanhur practice of adopting animal names. He was born in Balangero , near Turin
Turin
, Italy
Italy
.

In 1975, Airaudi and a group of about 25 other people founded the Federation of Damanhur, a New Age
New Age
commune and eco-village . Beginning in 1978, Airaudi directed construction of the underground facility the Temples of Humankind
Temples of Humankind
. Initially in secret, the Temples become public knowledge in 1992, when a former member sued to regain his possessions from the group. Prior to founding the community, he had worked as an insurance agent.

Airaudi died of illness.

CONTENTS

* 1 References

* 2 Sources

* 2.1 Publications

* 3 External links

REFERENCES

* ^ Stanley, Alessandra (26 July 2000). "Baldissero Canavese Journal; New-Age Commune Is Into Crafts and Time Travel". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2015. * ^ "Morto Falco Oberto Airaudi, fondatore di Damanhur "Morto Falco Oberto Airaudi, il fondatore della federazione di Damanhur". Torino Today (in Italian). 25 June 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2015.

SOURCES

* Ananas, Esperide (2006). Damanhur: The Temples of Humankind. New York: CoSM Press. ISBN 1-55643-577-0 . * Merrifield, Jeff (2006). Damanhur: The Story of the Extraordinary Italian Artistic Community. Santa Cruz: Hanford Mead Publishers. ISBN 1-59275-010-9 .

PUBLICATIONS

* Dying to Learn: First Book of the Initiate. Oberto Airaudi with a Foreword by Laura M. George (Revised English Ed. 2012). The Oracle Institute : ISBN 978-1-937465-018 * Reborn to Live: Second Book of the Initiate. Oberto Airaudi with a Foreword by Alex Grey
Alex Grey
(Revised English Ed. 2013). The Oracle Institute: ISBN 978-1-937465-056 . * Seven Scarlet Doors: Third Book of the Initiate. Oberto Airaudi with a Foreword by Barbara Marx Hubbard (Revised English Ed. 2013). The Oracle Institute: ISBN 978-1-937465-094 * Bral Talej: Divination Cards. Oberto Airaudi and Shama Viola (2011). The Oracle Institute: UPC