With hundreds of choices can distract you. "We were in over our heads; I'm not very organized.". Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. “La Pittura Selfica – Selfic Painting.” Pp. Berzano 1998; Merrifield 1998; Introvigne 1999b), Airaudi’s artistic activity has received less attention. Before dying, Airaudi instructed a selected group of students, to act as mediums and paint together guided by his spirit after his death. When he assumed leadership of the company, Art kept going to school, determined to graduate from West Seattle High School…and he did. An examination of Airaudi’s early paintings evidences the influence of Filippo Scroppo (1910-1993), a pastor of the Waldensian Church, the oldest Italian Protestant denomination, and a prominent representative of the Concrete Art movement in Turin [Image at right]. The work is part of a series of 80 images on flowers, fruit, insects and women. Buy Artists Living with Art 01 by Goergen, Stacey, Benchley, Amanda, Gili, Oberto (ISBN: 9781419717826) from Amazon's Book Store. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. A number of different rituals express a worldview based on the sanctity of nature, karma, reincarnation, and the tradition of Western esotericism” (Introvigne and Zoccatelli 1010:853). "It is still a produce that only a certain percent of the population eats; it doesn't have the penetration of say, potato chips.". Similar to the complicated Selfic machines, Airaudi’s paintings are regarded as portals capable of attracting intelligent energies and, ultimately, of saving the world from impending doom through the mystical power of the spiral form. Alternate version: Both art and character design done by me Baleful race portrait for the game Heroes of Estaria It's a tabletop roleplaying game... Baleful 2. Esperide Ananas [Silvia Buffagni], and Stambecco Pesco [Silvio Palombo]. There are also plans to expand internationally, especially to Asia, said Oberto President Tom Campanile. It is also an aesthetic and artistic experience. In the first years of media attention after the discovery of the temple, Damanhur welcomed 50,000 visitors per year. Tempia Valenta, Eraldo, ed. Roberto Bernardi was born in 1974. Wilkes said better distribution and advertising of meat snacks, along with the popularity of protein diets, helped increase sales. However, he always wrote a “narration” on the back of a painting’s canvas, which goes beyond being a mere title and guides the viewer in reading and interpreting the work. Oberto and despite the age of the boat, this craft won the 2001 Indiana Governor's Cup at Madison and the 2005 "Thunder On The Ohio" race at Evansville, Indiana, with Steve David driving. When on company business, he wears a white suit and a jacket with Oberto's red and green colors and an "Oh Boy, Oberto!" Which is very refreshing in this day and age. Oberto regularly came to class bearing sausage and meat sticks to share. “Self” is, of course, an English word. Age: 37. Jul 8, 2019 - Explore Mark Jarman's board "Ayran Oberto" on Pinterest. On the one hand, Airaudi was not an amateur artist and his work is a legitimate part of the Turin avant-garde of the twentieth century, expressed in such movements as the Italian version of Concrete Art. Vidracco, Italy: Niatel. “Damanhur.” Pp. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Images, Youtube and more on IDCrawl - the leading free people search engine. Jun 7, 2014 - Sunny Oberto - Age 49 - Ventura, CA - Photo by Kelly Segre Photography Airaudi was born in Balangero, in the province of Turin, Italy, on May 29, 1950. Selfic paintings are believed to have their own auras that affect the space around them. In the philosophy of Airaudi, art is perceived as a unique carrier of spiritual teachings. In Italian, Falco means “hawk,” and “Tarassaco” is Italian for Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion, which has healing properties. 2011. Image #5: Photograph of one of Airaudi’s Selfic paintings. Oberto is an American family-owned business that makes meat snacks including all natural jerky, pepperoni and other smoked meats. 2006. Unpublished typescript for internal circulation in the Damanhur community. It stuck. Many of his works feature biomorphic forms swirling about an eerie and angst-ridden setting. In fact, Selfica is one of the most peculiar beliefs within the philosophical and spiritual system of Damanhur. Image #6: Photograph of one of Airaudi’s most notable Selfic paintings. "We gave him a retirement party, but he didn't quit," Oberto said. 1996:  With the settlement of the corresponding legal cases, Airaudi and Damanhur became legally entitled to open the Temples of Humankind to visitors. Damanhur. The display itself, funded by the First National Bank, opened on June 16 of this year. Image #4: Photograph of one of the rooms in The Temples of Humankind, a huge subterranean complex comprised of a fantastic collection of richly decorated rooms and galleries. Umberto Pasti’s novel The Age of Flowers is about a man who, overwhelmed by the vagaries of life, sequesters himself in his beautiful North African garden. FREE Returns. Art in general is of central importance in the spiritual experience of Damanhur. The creation of Selfic paintings in Damanhur did not end with Airaudi. Damanhur: The Real Dream. Three years later, in 1836, Verdi wed Margherita Barezzi, the daughter of a friend, Antonio Barezzi. His cousin, John Musso, has been on the payroll for 65 years, starting in 1937 when he was 17. 2006. Along the way, Oberto bought Lowrey's and SmokeCraft. 1975-1977:  Airaudi first conceived the idea of an esoteric community and started purchasing land in the Valchiusella valley. This Italian movement was founded in 1948 to promote non-figurative art, in particular art with a strong emphasis on abstraction, free from imitation and reference to the outside world. Airaudi, Oberto. This is not surprising, as the young Airaudi and the Concrete Art painters were part of the same Turin avant-garde milieu and shared a common interest in Theosophy. May 6, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Tori. In the early 70s, he moved to London to work as an assistant to Michael Joseph, after which he moved to Milan to work for L'Esperto. In Airaudi’s Selfic paintings, the function that spirals made of wire perform in the “Selfic machines” are performed by colors, which translate three dimensions into two. Damanhurians explain that a maximum amplification of the paintings’ functions can be obtained within a Selfic cabin. 183-94 in New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response, edited by Bryan Wilson and Jamie Cresswell. At age 75, Art Oberto remains chairman and chief executive officer. “Damanhur: A Magical Community in Italy.” Pp. Although van Doesburg was not a member of the Theosophical Society, he knew about Theosophy through the most important artist and theorist of De Stijl, fellow Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), who was a member of the Society for all his life. your own Pins on Pinterest Introvigne, Massimo and PierLuigi Zoccatelli. "We had grown to the point of incompetence," Oberto said. The teacher inevitably exclaimed "Oh, boy! He hired an executive team to manage the company. The first one outside of Italy, known as the Hawks Hill Cabin, opened in late May 2011 in a private home in Scotts Valley located in the mountains behind Santa Cruz, California. These days, Art Oberto is happy to leave running the business to his executive team while he enjoys traveling. London: Thorsons. Between people on the floor is a lot of team dedication. While the community, or rather communities, of Damanhur have been frequently described by scholars of new religious movements and intentional communities and journalists (see e.g. His followers believe that he continues to paint through students-mediums whom Airaudi himself prepared. He became the youngest licensed insurance broker in the region, but he also maintained a strong interest in alternative spirituality and healing. Although at that time the legal age in Italy was twenty-one, at nineteen Airaudi successfully petitioned the court if Turin to be recognized of age and marry. 2011 (May):  The first “selfic cabin” outside Italy, known as the Hawks Hill Cabin, was inaugurated in a private home in the Scotts Valley, near Santa Cruz, California. It is an underground work of art, completely built, or rather excavated, and decorated by hand. I am the visible key, the mystic door to the inner heavens. These works are “defined as ‘Selfic paintings’, because they are based on what he [Airaudi] claimed was an ancient art that conveys ‘intelligent’ energies through two-dimensional forms created by signs and colors” (Esperide Ananas 2004:A II). Oberto!" He gave it the title Pensiero già arrivato ai primi segni ritrovati, collaudati in verità (My thought has just arrived to the first symbols, and they have been rediscovered and proven true). 1998. 1967:  Airaudi published his first book, Poesie dei miei sedici anni (Poems of a sixteen years old). Image #3: One of Airaudi’s early paintings evidencing the influence of Filippo Scroppo on his work. Sep 4, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Henrik Ingo. The Hawks Hill Cabin is becoming the heart of a Damanhurian community that meets regularly for meditation and research, and is called the “Selfic Temple” by its Californian users. That expansion occurred after Art Oberto took over the tiny business at age 16 in 1943 when Constantino unexpectedly died. Esperide Ananas [Silvia Buffagni]. According to his autobiographic writings (Airaudi 2011) and to his followers, as a child he already experienced visions and prodigies, and was able to heal his friends. Though he is no longer involved in the day-to-day business, Oberto attends board meetings and company events, and is chief cheerleader for Oberto. The Temples of Humankind are a huge subterranean complex comprised of a fantastic collection of richly decorated rooms and galleries. n.d. “Spheroself.” In Selet, online catalog. Although still chairman and CEO at age 75, he's mostly the company cheerleader these days. your own Pins on Pinterest Copyright © 2016 World Religions and Spirituality Project, Women in World’s Religions & Spirituality Project, Pilgrimage Sites & Practices Across the World, Religious and Spiritual Movements and the Visual Arts, Marian Apparitional and Devotional Groups, Yoga in World Religions and Spiritualities, http://www.sel-et.com/en/products-eng/high-technology-selfica/spheroself-detail. Here's what to know. "If you have something to do every day, it keeps your mind working," said Musso, who at 82 spends most of his time repairing equipment at the plants. Oberto begins distribution of a new line of pepperoni sticks this month. At age 75, Art Oberto remains chairman and chief executive officer. Now it is the company's main product. 1970s:  Airaudi became part of the artistic avant-garde milieu in Turin, and was particularly influenced by the Concrete Art Movement and by painter Filippo Scroppo. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. As Introvigne and Zoccatelli noted in 2010, “for Damanhur’s citizens, the temple is much more than a means of expressing their artistic creativity; it is a ‘mystical pole,’ at which ritual work takes place for the benefit of the whole of humanity. "He keeps coming to work.". Airaudi’s paintings are open to iconographic readings of colors and forms, which find parallels in the Concrete Art style originating with Theo van Doesburg and passing through Filippo Scroppo and others. 1992:  The Temples of Humankind, kept secret for years, were “discovered” through the revelations of a disgruntled former member, and they became public knowledge. For the members of the Damanhur community, Airaudi’s Selfic paintings are spiritual artifacts and ritual objects. 145-62 in Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 19:145-62. The paintings they produce are signed by “Oberto Airaudi through his mediums.”. On Nov. 8, 2014, Oberto purchased the Wheeler collection and then loaned it to the Northfield Historical Society for permanent display, courtesy of the Oberto family, which includes Norman Oberto’s wife Lori and daughters Emily, Lauren and Allison. Oberto has about $150 million in sales annually, the company CEO said. Once available only on the West Coast, the company formed an agreement with Frito-Lay for nationwide distribution of its products two years ago. In 1975, having abandoned his activity as an insurance broker, Airaudi founded in Turin the Centro Ricerche e Informazioni Horus (Horus Research and Information Center), devoted to esotericism, naturopathy, and parapsychology, and became a popular esoteric lecturer in the region. IMAGES** **All images are clickable links to enlarged representations. FATTO BENE significa amore per il cibo e per la sua preparazione, selezione delle materie prime ed attenzione al cliente. Raccolta ragionata delle conoscenze attuali, dalle serate e i corsi di Oberto Airaudi. [Image 4 at right]. "They are like me; they are off the wall," their father says. There also is a manufacturing plant on the property, as well as other plants in Seattle and Albany, Ore. Meat snacks are one of the fastest-growing segments of the snack industry, said Ann Wilkes, a spokeswoman for the Snack Food Association, based in Alexandria, Va. Meat snack sales reached $1.74 billion in 2000, a 31.7 percent increase over 1999, she said. Some 600 “citizens” of Damanhur live in more than twenty communities scattered around the Valchiusella valley, located thirty miles out of Turin, Italy, and another 400 live nearby, with “centers” catering to those who are interested in Damanhur’s worldview in several Italian and European cities, in the United States, and in Japan. Although still a student at West Seattle High School, the … Introvigne, Massimo. Stories of an Alchemist: The Extraordinary Childhood Years of the Founder of Damanhur in 33 Tales. Art and Dorothy's 58 years of teamwork was most prevalent in building the Oberto Sausage Company; an endeavor that began with living in a basement apartment adjacent to the sausage factory in Seattle. Roberto Matta, Chilean-born painter of mysterious fantastic environments who lived his adult life outside his homeland and became identified with the international Surrealist movement. The Niatel gallery, located in the town of Vidracco, in the arts and wellness center open by the communities to the public called Damanhur Crea, houses a permanent exhibition of Selfic paintings. Accessed from http://www.sel-et.com/en/products-eng/high-technology-selfica/spheroself-detail on 12 March 2017. Art Oberto has just taken the ride of his life. Learn more about Matta’s life and art. According to Damanhurian Esperide Ananas (born Silvia Buffagni), Damanhurians take the names of flowers and/or animals when the join the community). Oberto All Natural Peppered Beef Jerky is made for those who are looking to provide their bodies the fuel it needs. Oberto Gili began taking photographs at an early age, but the idea to be a photographer was planted in his head when he saw the film Blow-Up, by Michaelangelo Antonioni. Discover (and save!) 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