Attila Marton Farkas

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Attila Márton Farkas (2014)

Attila Márton Farkas (born July 20, 1965 in Budapest ) is a Hungarian Egyptologist, cultural anthropologist, publicist and activist. In Hungary it is also known as FAM .


Before starting his university studies, Farkas learned Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit at the Institut Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Intézet. In 1996 he graduated from the ELTE University in Budapest as an Egyptologist, one year later as a cultural anthropologist. In 2005 he received his doctorate in Egyptology there. His main research areas are the history of Buddhism, philosophy of religion and belief in the afterlife in ancient Egypt. During his studies he took part in several expeditions (among others under Ulrich Luft between 1998 and 2003 in the eastern desert), in the meantime worked on various research projects and was also involved in historical-sociological areas on topics such as the concept of foreignness in Hungary in the second half of the 20th century Century, as well as the lives of Hungarian Holocaust survivors. Between 1994 and 1997, and since 2005, he has been a professor at the Tan Kapuja Buddhista Főiskola University. His journalistic activities are mainly on political issues. In his writings he primarily represents left-wing and eco-political views and often deals with the right-wing extremist scene in Hungary. He is a founding member of the liberal-green party Lehet Más a Politika (LMP).

Between 1993 and 2001 he moderated socially critical programs and discussions on political topics in the Tilos Rádio. Between 2009 and 2011 he interpreted classic films and film news with Róbert Puzsér in the RadioCafé on the program A hét mesterlövésze. Since 2012 he has moderated the socially critical lecture series Apu azért iszik, mert te sírsz (Budapest, Mika Tivadar Mulató, weekly since 2011) on stage together with Róbert Puzsér.


  • Ísvarakrisna: A számvetés megokolása - Patandzsali: Az igázás szövétneke. (Translations of two works by Isvarakrisna and Patandzsali), Tan Kapuja Buddhista Főiskola, 1994, ISBN 963-04-4771-1 .
  • Buddhizmus Magyarországon. Az alternatív vallásosság egy típusának anatómiája. (Buddhism in Hungary. Anatomy of a type of alternative religiosity), MTA Politikai Tudományok Intézete, 1998, ISBN 963-9098-85-X .
  • Az alkímia eredete és misztériuma. (Origin and Mystery of Alchemy), Balassi Kiadó, 2001, ISBN 963-506-443-8 .
  • Filozófia előtti filozófia. Szimbolikus gondolkodás az ókori Egyiptomban. (Prephylosophic philosophy. Symbolic thinking in ancient Egypt), Typotex Kiadó, 2003, ISBN 963-279-280-7 .
  • Arrobori, avagy a honi politikai közbeszéd természetrajza. (Arrobori, or the natural history of colloquial language in domestic politics), Liget Műhely Alapítvány, 2006, ISBN 963-9363-41-3 .
  • Az edény széttörése - Bevezetés az iszonyológiába. (Breaking the Jug - Introduction to “Phobiology”), Liget Könyvek, 2007, ISBN 978-963-9363-55-7 .
  • A Zsidók Szégyene. (The Shame of the Jews, a theses drama), Konkrét Koenyvek, 2014, ISBN 978-963-7424-68-7 .


  • In 2010, Farkas wrote two lyrics (Termékismertenő / product supplement; Meggyőződésem / My conviction) for the Arany (Gold) record, which has been criticizing state politics, by the Hungarian band Bëlga, which has been in existence since 1998.
  • In the adventure novel Aranypiramis (Gold Pyramid) by the Hungarian writer Harrison Fawcett (Tibor Fonyódi), the main character, the crazy Egyptologist Martin Ethelwolf, was designed after the person of Farkas. In the novel, he appears in another character, with his real name Farkas A. Márton, as the legendary founder of the Tomb Raider Alliance.

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