Rounding out the guide are the personal story of author Stambecco Pesco, one of the first Damanhurians, and travel profiles and essays by friends of Damanhur—Massimo Introvigne, director of the Center for the Study of New Religions, anthropologist Richard Grossinger, and others. Esperide Ananas is Damanhur’s Communications Director. Stambecco Pesco is editor in chief of the community’s publishing house, Val Ra. Artist Cinzia di Felice is a well-known graphic novelist. Illustrators Ape Soia and Pangolino Tulipano collaborated on artistic projects for more than 20 years, including art for the Temples of Humankind. All live in Damanhur.