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The Poetry of my Consciousness: Who Oberto was, what he wrote and how he grew up before becoming Falco

The Poetry of my Consciousness: Who Oberto was, what he wrote and how he grew up before becoming Falco

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The Poetry of my Consciousness: Who Oberto was, what he wrote and how he grew up before becoming Falco

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Mar 31, 2019


At sixteen, the young Oberto, who in his adulthood with the name of Falco Tarassaco would have become the founder of Damanhur, collected his poems in a book and soon after published a short story in the form of letters. There was no trace then of what would have happened a few years later, of his consciousness awakening, or of his social, artistic and spiritual

adventure in Damanhur...

Or maybe there was!

How much of Falco Tarassaco, as an enlightened spiritual guide, is contained

in these writings?

How many fine threads link the thoughts of young Oberto to the philosophy developed by Falco in his forty years of spiritual teachings?

Let’s find these signs together: the meditative reflections which lead us to the themes that Damanhur will later develop. Let’s try to give meanings to the images, the words and the metaphors that seems to be just some

poetical exercises.

Who knows, out of them we could draw some valuable suggestions for ourselves and, maybe, following his example we could learn our first steps towards spiritual freedom.

Mar 31, 2019

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The Poetry of my Consciousness - Stambecco Pesco

Falco Tarassaco (Oberto Airaudi)

by Stambecco Pesco (Silvio Palombo)


Translation: Beira Hamamelis (Tiziana Redoni) and David Sutcliffe

Illustrations: Ape Soja (Lucia Lambertini)

First English edition DEVODAMA srl., Vidracco (TO), Italy

(First Italian edition LA POESIA DELLA COSCIENZA - Edition Devodama 2018)

ISBN: 978-88-32197-05-1

COPYRIGHT 2019© MIL Associazione di Promozione Sociale

The current volume was created by the Associazione di Promozione Sociale MIL as part of the activities and functions of the statute.

All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form without the written authorization of the publisher, except for brief citations used for book reviews.

Printed in the month of April 2019.

Front cover: Temples of Humankind (The Labyrinth) by kind permission of the Associazione Templi dell’Umanità.

The poetry OF MY consciousness

Who Oberto was, what he wrote and how he grew up before becoming Falco

The young Falco

This book is about Falco Tarassaco’s adolescence, well before he founded Damanhur and possibly could never have imagined he would do so one day. His name then was Oberto Airaudi and many years later, according to the Damanhurian custom to take on an animal and a plant name, he would be called Falco Tarassaco, a name with which he is better known today. Falco Tarassaco, in the experience of those who follow and develop his philosophy of life is an Enlightened One, an Envoy, or to put it with his own words a being with memory.

Our aim in devoting a book to the writings of the young Oberto is to unearth traces of his spiritual awakening, of his deep memories and those characteristics that, as an adult, made him the spiritual guide of the Damanhurians, the inspiration behind a philosophy which connects dreaming with being pragmatic, and the creator of the Temples of Humankind, an underground complex that celebrates the deepest values of the human being through harmony and beauty attracting visitors from all over the world.¹

A man walking on the shoreline leaves deep, clear marks, easy to distinguish and follow. Before reaching the water’s edge, however, the same man had walked across the beach, leaving more indistinct footprints, scarcely distinguishable from other depressions shaping the sand.

Similarly, Falco, from the mid-seventies of the last century on, spread his message, first in Italy and then worldwide, and his works are now readily accessible in books, websites and in Damanhur itself. With this book, however, we set out to track the young Oberto as he makes his way to the shoreline and is still walking on the sands, leaving signs that we need to look for carefully before being able to distinguish them.

Why are we doing this? First of all, because by exploring the prelude to his extraordinary ride through the realms of philosophy and spirituality may help us to better understand his extraordinary journey and its destination; and then – even more important! – to learn how to go about awakening our own consciousness.

Does anyone think that what Falco experienced – the progressive re-emerging of his consciousness – cannot happen to us? We are all of us embarked on a journey, consciously or otherwise, more or less intentionally, towards our fulfillment: enlightenment, awareness, the awakening of our consciousness; these are destinations toward which all beings tend naturally, unless, due to presumption, fear, ignorance, they refuse to do so. And as this book will be read by those who are not presumptuous, have no fears and have the wish to know, this sort of journal of progress towards such an important final goal will become a valuable tool. Valuable as a starting point, in finding signs of something that is already happening inside us, in recognizing intuitions, and – why not? – in distilling our methodology from that of Falco.

We do not arrive at Enlightenment by chance. Falco told us that he came to Earth with a precise mission and incarnated as Oberto Airaudi. He had the right characteristics to host his soul: personal evolution and the right point in time and space to develop the project of which he was the bearer. Should this discourage us, make us think that only one in a thousand can succeed, like those turtles whose eggs hatch on the beach? Should it make us think that only under such special conditions it is possible to awaken our consciousness? Absolutely not!

Consciousness, Falco once observed, comes when a soul is ready to welcome it: if little Oberto had not been ready, Falco’s consciousness could not have emerged within him. And that is why we all face the same challenge, the same objective, the same great game, and we can all proceed with the distillation of the best of ourselves, in search of our own Enlightenment, with persistence, conviction, imagination, and hopefully also a touch of recklessness and humor – essential elements when you are going about it seriously.

A decade before the founding of Damanhur – which for Damanhurians coincides with the opening of the Horus Center on September 1st, 1975 – the youthful Oberto, at that time a student at the Istituto magistrale delle Valli di Lanzo, in the province of Turin, was passionate about writing and used to compose poetry, stories and aphorisms. Nothing strange as far as that goes: all young people have a poem or two secreted away in a drawer, not to mention some adults. What would the world be like without poetry?

Really impressive is the dedication that Falco showed towards this passion of his, how much time he was spending on it, how much care he was putting not only in producing his verses and his prose but also in the phase of post-production, as we call it today, making continuous small adjustments to his creations, criticizing them and analyzing them by himself in the notes that appear at the bottom of some of his poems and that we have printed in italics.

His strong commitment and the use of his time were nonetheless justified by a certain ability he possessed, to such a degree that following his teachers’ encouragement he published two books in the period between 1967 and 1968: Poesie dei miei 16 anni (Poems I wrote at 16) and Cronaca del mio suicidio (Chronicle of my suicide).

At the end of this book, there is an account of who Falco was and the things he did, but of even greater interest to us, in order to understand the content of the following pages, is the story of his mission as he told it himself.

Our world hosts life in various forms, some are material,others are not, some we are able to perceive immediately, others reveal themselves only under special circumstances. It is a living world that participates actively in the evolution process of the universe.²

The development of life in the galaxy is observed – and sometime guided – by a Council made up of representatives from all species endowed with a sufficient level of evolution to orientate the flows of thought and energy that originate from every world. When the situation requires it, this Council sends spiritual masters, prophets and avatars to those worlds, where their peoples are able to listen to them.

Falco explained that the history of humankind on this planet is much more complex than the one science has managed to reconstruct so far. He himself has lived in various epochs of the past that are still unknown – indicating Atlantis as a fundamental phase of his terrestrial experience. In those epochs that are known to us he spruced up

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