Culture

Crystals: Colors, Energies and Light from the Earth
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by Alessandro Montis and Alessia Chi'ARa Rosatelli We are beings vibrating with energy and full of sunlight. The shining prism that runs through our body allows the color frequencies to interact with the cells and restore our vital centers. Thanks to their coloring and/or their shine, crystals help us find our balance. The planet as us absorbs this light and in the depths of the Earth and by geological and energetic processes minerals and crystals are born and grow. In addition to helping the Beings they allow the rebalancing and the energetic stability of the planet, in particular the quartz...
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The Egypt Pyramids: the Interstellar Journeys of the KA, the “Double”
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artwork by Simon Haiduk workshop by Massimo Izzo Those timeless wonders that are the pyramids of Egypt have always amazed us for their grandeur and complexity of construction. In our gathering we will visually retrace their evolution starting from the first monumental attempts of 2650 BC until the moment in which the pyramids begin to speak through the first sacred texts that are engraved on the walls of their internal chambers. Before moving on to the next block, the "Texts of the Pyramids", a 3D video reconstruction of the Giza plain, will take us on a bird's eye to discover...
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Mindfulness Symbol – Figures, their interpretation, usage and meaning in history of mankind
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by Katia Ciocca I am an iconography expert. My knowledge is based on the interaction of the symbols within the history of mankind, in the esoteric world and in psycology. Arcana tarots, Sacred Geometry and Icons can reveal various interpretations of the truth. As Symbols and Icons are more meaningful than words they can communicate to different people in different ways. In Jung’s thought the symbol is located inside people ancestral’s consciousness of reality. This lecture will introductory explore the vastity of symbol through an historical and psychological approach. We will then focus on the understanding of some keyrole figures...
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Bamboo and Mediterranean Reed: The Canya Viva Method
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by Margherita Bertoli (CanyaViva Italia) Generally considered invasive because of its high reproductive capacity and adaptability, the Mediterranean reed (Arundo donax L.) is a plant with the major structural and artistic potential: its abundance and renewability and its mechanical properties offer the opportunity to use it as material for construction, with a freedom of expression that allows you to create organic and innovative forms. It is undeniable that the characteristics of the space in which we move, affects our behavior: the creation of organic places, natural and characterized by curved line stimulates internal states related to the association, to the...
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WAO: the Eco Effect Shoes
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by Erika Moriconi and Michele Stignani We are a company that produces totally biodegradable shoes, called Wao, just like the festival that will host us! There is much talk of the environment, reduction of consumption, ecology and energy saving. There are those who do it with conviction and those for simple marketing purposes, especially in the field of fashion which is the second most polluting industry in the world after that of oil. INSTEAD OF SPEAKING, WE ARE LOOKING FOWARD TO DO IT. We have created WAO, the first entirely ecological shoe made with sustainable, innovative and natural materials. And...
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Listen to the rhythm of your Heart: the Heart Rate Variability 
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by Gabriele Penazzi The Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a parameter used in cardiology to measure and analyze heart rate variability. A healthy heart responds promptly to changes in the body, based on changes in the rhythm of the breath, in the onset of new emotions or moods, or on the basis of many factors and life habits that are not always easily identifiable. A good Heart Rate Variability is a sign of a good level of psychophysical adaptability to the different situations that life impels us to face up on a daily basis. Thanks to some biofeedback systems we...
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The Living Organism in Biodynamic Agriculture
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by Juan Jose Pena The Biodynamic Agriculture created by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 with the conference "Scientific impulses for the entrance of agriculture", develops the lines of a conscious agricultural practice allowing to read the laws of nature and its vital impulses to create and maintaining soil fertility at the service of food production and the regeneration of the natural ecosystem in order to achieve a healthy balance on a human level. The biodynamic method for living agriculture, according to Steiner, speaks of giving the vital impulse to the land, destined for cultivation with the aim of stimulating the genesis...
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Biomimesis: the Parametric Morphologies of Nature
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 by Donato Gallo Biomimetics is a science that develops technologies inspired by nature, studying the reasons for shapes and materials. Man has always done it, for millennia he used materials to make tools or to build. In fact, observing and mimicking other living beings, with a holistic approach, through an empirical procedure, he transformed natural materials into new ones, reshaping them for his own needs. In eco-sustainable design, any design, calculation or idea cannot be released from the environmental context in which it is placed. The individual elements of an architecture are in constant relation with what is around them,...
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A life as a Traveller – volunteering in the World
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by Antonio Di Guida Antonio Di Guida, a nomad since 2013, has lived 6 years of his life around the world doing volunteer work. He will attend WAO Festival with a lecture in which he will talk about how to live a nomadic life. Useful tips on how to live on the go: move, find work, support and housing. Through projected videos, stories and images, he will share some community projects that he lived around the world by the volunteering. In addition to this, Antonio will talk about his extreme cycling trips, with useful tips on how to travel and...
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The four pillars of the Huehuepahtli – the Great Mexica Medicine
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by Nicola Dentico Curanderism (or Curanderìa) is a holistic approach to well-being that was used in the pre-Columbian Americas and is still practiced. In fact it is also called "Traditional Mexican Medicine" or "Field Medicine", or even "Traditional folk Medicine". The word Curanderism comes from the Spanish term "curandero" (or curandera) which indicates the popular healer with strongly shamanic traits, or whose culture rests on indigenous Cosmovisions. Curanderism is a syncretic system, and treatments may vary based on the practitioner's religious, ethnic or even tribal background. It has its roots in the Huehuepahtli ("great medicine" in nahuatl - Mexica language)...
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