Mystery School


Crotalo Sesamo

Global Ambassador
Mystery School Instructor

Crótalo Sésamo (Alessandro Zattoni) was born in Turin (Italy) in1970; he graduated in computer technology, his first contact with Damanhur at the age of 18 was based on his interest in Natural Medicine and the Development of Paranormal Faculties.

Damanhur is a Federation of communities that has about 1000 citizens and extended over 500 hectares of territory throughout Valchiusella and the Alto Canavese area in Italy, at the foothills of the Piedmont Alps. Damanhur is an eco-society that values spirituality, individual and collective growth, contact with nature and all the forces of the spiritual ecosystem. It has 40 years of experience in sustainable international “community living” and advanced spiritual and technological exploration of human potential.

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The United Nations designated Damanhur as a model for a sustainable future. Damanhur is a center for research and practice of medicine and science.

The Federation of Damanhur is also known throughout the world because its citizens have created the Temples of Humankind, an extraordinary underground work of art dedicated to the reawakening of the divine essence in every human being. The temples are considered by many as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.

Crotalo Sesamo has lived in the Federation of Damanhur for more then 28 years, as a spiritual researcher, Spiritual Healer, and builder of the Temple. In these endeavors he has fulfilled many roles and taken on much responsibility.

He was the director who helped form the Damanhur Center in Turin from 1991/1995.
From1996/2010 he created and become the CEO of the Damanhur Welcome Center and Olami University in Damanhur. This company organizes visits, seminars and the educational programs which are enjoyed every year by thousands of guests from all over the world who come to visit The Federation and the Temples of Humankind.
In 2001 he become Ambassador of Damanhur and begin to travel the world to teach and open Centers and reference points. In 2004 he opened the Damanhur Center Croatia in Zagreb, and in 2005 the Damanhur Center Austria in Wien.

As a Specialist in the fields of Spiritual Healing, Ancient Civilizations and Inner Research, he teaches courses in Astral Travel, Past Lives Research, Inner Harmonizing, and Selfic Healing. Additional teachings done by him are in the realms of social, spiritual, economic, political and organizational implications of community life, the relationship with the state, other associations and communities.

He has founded Mystery Schools and has been teaching throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Argentina and the Emirates.

In March 2016 he’s been invitedto speak as at the UN at the international day of happiness, as representative of the Damanhur Federation.

In 2010 he become coordinator of all the Damanhur ambassadors. He has been trained by Falco (Oberto Airaudi) the Visionary Founder of Damanhur, who prepared him to continue his alchemy art in the ”Selfic Paintings” which he is currently doing.
Crótalo teaches the first Damanhur Mystery School in Boulder Colorado with courses in Astral Travel, Past Lives Research, Ancient Civilizations & Inner Research in Inner Harmonizing, Selfic Healing, the widening of Perception, as well as Contact with the Plant World.

Shama Viola

Oracle Advisory Board
Mystery School Instructor

Shama Viola (Manuela Terraluna) dedicated 33 years to consciously living and teaching spiritual growth, art, and esoteric traditions. Shama had been teaching conscious awareness and living in the United States while living in Kauai and the Big Island. In 2001 she returned to Italy, her native country, to become a citizen of Damanhur and fully participate in this very interesting social and spiritual adventure.

She has spent the past fifteen years participating in Damanhur’s esoteric traditions and practical approach to sacredness, rituals, and conscious living. Shama is part of Damanhur’s worldwide outreach team and travels throughout Italy, Europe and the USA to spread Damanhur’s message of spiritual freedom, as well as sharing information about the Damanhurian dream for Humanity’s evolution.

Damanhur Mystery School, offered in Colorado, is a journey of self-discovery, revealing that the true reality around us is both magical and spiritual. The ancient knowledge and ways of perceiving are brought back to us by the Damanhurian Philosophy.

Through seminars and experiences that are part of a three year path, the Damanhur Mystery School Program in Boulder gives meaning to a Journey of Transformation creating a new approach to ourselves and to life in all of its manifestations.

YEAR ONE Overview

First Year: dedicated to self-discovery, to connecting with our deepest nature, to the different facets of our soul, to our ancient human origins…the human being is a complex creature with talents and abilities that go well beyond those expressed on the physical level through the five senses… within us are unimaginable treasures waiting to be discovered and shared… the first year opens a window to that inner world, allowing us to enjoy a very unexpected landscape.


  • Astral Travel I
  • Spiritual Physics I
  • Inner Harmonization I
  • Past Lives Research I
  • Past Lives Research II
  • Ancient Civilizations of Humankind and Pre-Atlantean History I
  • Ancient Civilizations of Humankind and Pre-Atlantean History II
  • The Dream Paths
  • Developing Paranormal Faculties
  • Reawaking the Inner Senses.
YEAR TWO Overview

Second Year: participants, now conscious of their wholeness, are ready to discover the surrounding reality… they begin to learn to communicate energetically and sensitively with the world and with the natural and spiritual ecosystems that comprise it… the course offers a series of experiences that teach how to interact with the life that is all around us, to understand its nuances and expressions and to not be mere observers.


  • Inner Personalities I
  • Transformation of Memories I
  • Astral Travel II
  • Inner Harmonization II
  • Spiritual Physics II
  • Astral Travel III
  • Past Lives Research III
  • Contact with the Plant World
  • Recognizing and Interpreting the Inner Answers
  • Learning to Guide the Emotions and Lateral Thinking

Third Year: the attention returns to the self, conscious of who we are and in harmony with our surroundings, participants are ready to discover what unique role that they serve in the universe…they will be led step by step in perceiving the spiritual mission that guides our growth and evolution… each life has a precise purpose in the universe..participants will discover their precise purpose and become an active participant with it, beginning to weave their tapestry using all the threads of their existence.


  • Past Lives Research IV
  • Inner Harmonization III
  • Inner Personalities II
  • New Mediumship
  • Spiritual Physics III
  • Transforming Memories II
  • Ancient Civilizations of Humankind and Pre-Atlantean History III
  • Past Lives Research V
  • Potentiating the Microlines (an alternative Spiritual Physics IV)
  • Course to Help Find One’s Life Mission.
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