So I have come to discover my last name originates not only from a city in Italy but has been around since the 800 BC. The name Carrara derives from “car” which means “wagons” and from “iara” that means “Moon”, so is the “City of the Moon on the Wagons”.
There were known settlements in the area as early as the 9th century BC, when the Apuan Ligures lived in the region. The current town originated from the borough built to house workers in the marble quarries created by the Romans after their conquest of Liguria in the early 2nd century BC. Carrara has been linked with the process of quarrying and carving marble since the Roman Age. Marble was exported from the nearby harbour of Luni at the mouth of river Magra.
At the end of the 19th century Carrara became the cradle of anarchism in Italy, in particular among the quarry workers. The quarry workers, including the stone carvers, had radical beliefs that set them apart from others. Ideas from outside the city began to influence the Carrarese. Anarchism and general radicalism became part of the heritage of the stone carvers. According to a New York Times article of 1894 many violent revolutionists who had been expelled from Belgium and Switzerland went to Carrara in 1885 and founded the first anarchist group in Italy. Carrara has remained a continuous ‘hotbed’ of anarchism in Italy, with several organizations located openly in the city. The Anarchist marble workers were also the driving force behind organising labour in the quarries and in the carving sheds. They were also the main protagonists of the Lunigiana revolt in January 1894.
Carrara is the birthplace of the International Federation of Anarchists (IFA), formed in 1968.
I’ve been blessed with a lot of intuitive insight recently, the universe has been speaking to me and communicating with me in the form of synchronicities, intense/ vivid dreams, intense energy, to releasing old karmic energy from the past, even my empathetic abilities. The divine seed has begun to finally sprout. My journey of spiritual sovereignty and my purpose here with Gaia has been revealed and I’m going to live out my quest. I wish you all luck and much love. We’re going to need it in the next few coming years. Never lose who you really are and what your main purpose is in this lifetime. For those who have not found that purpose, remember it’s never too late. ~Namaste