4.1: Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra
A simple but powerful introduction to the fundamental principles of Chinese and Vedic (Indian) systems, both with over 5,000 years of knowledge base, can be applied to homes to enhance the areas of life you wish to address including Health, Relationships, Wealth, Career etc.
Often called the art of placement, the location of various elements in a proposed design can either help or hinder the initial acquisition of a project, the design and town planning process, construction and ongoing use, and even the final sale or rental of the property
4.2: Landscape Form School Principles – Land to Buildings Relationships
The location and orientation of buildings within the landscape is a powerful generator of energy both for the property and the occupants. The landscape modulates the sounds of nature, local speech patterns and intonation.
The traditional concept widely used in many cultures, mostly know in China, is what is called the ‘Landscape Form School’ of feng shui. The power of these principles, which work with the balance of mountains, hills, streams and lakes etc, still holds. When adapted to contemporary projects, this can only benefit the various design and build processes. Places such as Hong Kong hold this formation and thus have great financial success.
4.3: Astrological and Compass Alignment of a Building and Site
Astrological systems such as Flying Star in feng shui and 9 Star Ki, which gives the life signature of a building and the site, can be most useful in the design process.
4.4: The 16 Energy Gates
A building can be designed for best alignment to one of 16 compass orientations. As time moves on, the entrances, the physical or etheric gateways and portals, may need to be adjusted to align with maximum atmospheric energy flows. Knowing where the gates of energy are entering both now and in the future will allow the design to accommodate this.
4.5: The Emotions of Buildings and Spaces
Can a building have an emotion, a chakra point?
4.6: Memory in the Fields
Experience tells us that even though a building may be raised to the ground memory still remains in the etheric energy fields unless cleared. Sites which have been bomb or trauma damaged will hold patterns, left over scars, in which future occupants will experience the memory vibration and keep the site in negative emotion and possibly experience similar disasters! Examples are the Sony centre in Berlin, Chernobyl and Ground Zero.
4.7: Buildings that Breathe
Designing buildings to allow them to energetically ‘breathe’ will allow the occupants to do the same. The natural flow of atmospheric energies when in right alignment to the site and the building, can enhance the experiential value.
4.8: Buildings that Pulse – the Heartbeat
The rhythm of a building is its heartbeat. The repetition of building elements such as columns can set the rhythmic pulse in alignment with the energy of the earth and thus enhance the natural health aspects for the occupants.
4.9: Buildings that ‘Sing’
The thread of life running through a building is its story – the melodic line within the harmony. How does this relate to its occupants?
4.10: Comparative Mythology
Considering how various cultures and civilisations express the same principles in differing ways according to their time and place in history. Our ancient forefathers worked with universal principles that varied only in the outer expression of their civilization and interpretation of their time.