In the midst of the desert sand, rising to a height of 482 feet (140m) stands the great Pyramid of Giza - the tomb of the Emperor Khufu or Cheops. It would have taken over 2.3 million blocks of stone with an average weight of 2.5 tons each, making a total weight 6 million tons to create this gigantic engineering marvel.
How did the Egyptians two thousand years ago manage this feat? Was it the size of the structure or the shape of its geometry that is the source of the Pyramid’s power? S.BS. Surendran, successful Vaastu and feng shui consultant from Bangalore, India speculates on some interesting findings about the Pyramid and discovers some similarities with feng shui and Vaastu.
‘Pyra’ means fire and ‘Mid’ describes the energy resonating at the mid point. The word Pyramid, from the Greek “pyramidos” means a geometrical object, whose base is a polygon (3, 4, 5, etc.) and whose sides meet at one point - the apex of a pyramid. Mathematically, pyramids are projections of hemispheres and the famous Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, in its proportions and location is said to have a near perfect relationship with the dimensions of the Earth.
From ancient times, the Pyramids of Egypt have been acknowledged as powerful design structures that connect all kinds of energy forces. Its shape has been proven to possess the geometry that radiates healing powers.
When you observe the energy flow patterns in a pyramid by mapping it using Kirlian Photography, you will see that there are broadly two specific phenomenon, ONE a concentration of energy that takes place around the vertical axis passing through the apex of the pyramid, at one third the height from its base, and TWO, energy coming out of the summit of the pyramid is in spiral form.
The Egyptians must have been aware of these energy patterns as they used this knowledge to build the kind of tomb that could preserve bodies within them. Thus whatever was placed at a height of one third from the base would remain fresh, so this was the “King’s Chamber”. This way, the body of the king was preserved for decades, hundreds of years perhaps? The effect of structures and the impact on human beings and energy levels in modern day terminology is known as Geo Biology or Bio Geometry.
Bio Geometry studies of the effect of structures and dimensions on the human occupants living within, analyzing their energy levels and watching how the structures affects their behaviour patterns, responses and health. This is very similar to feng shui/Vaastu and in effect is an essential aspect of feng shui investigation as well.
What is energy?
Here we come to the question: What is energy about and how does it affect the lives of occupants living within a structure? The scientific definition of energy is the ability to produce an effect. So our feelings, thoughts and vitality are all energy. The structures and the environment, including the décor and furnishings of any premise affect energy, so a harmonious shape and supportive structure and environment ensure good flow of energy so the effect then is good, in and around the occupants.
The impact of geometrical shapes on human energy has always been universally recognized, yet this awareness gradually disappeared so that prior to the revival of interest in feng shui, the “modern” approach to ancient structures was limited to seeing them merely as symbolic art. There was little interest in examining the function of their shapes or dimensions. The easy way out whenever paranormal or extraordinary effect was observed was simply to attribute them to “magical” practices.Bio Geometry
Everything in nature has shape and everything has energy. Bio Geometry deals with a very specific kind of relationship between shape and energy. Shapes are said to bring balance into energy fields.
Does Bio Geometry, Vaastu and Feng Shui mean the same thing?
The Principles of Vaastu are similar to the principles of Quantum Physics in that it emphasizes that “Everything Vibrates and Pulsates”. Vaastu also asserts the notion through Vedic Philosophy that “everything is interconnected.” Vaastu had a great impact in the design of ancient temples and architecture of the early civilizations of India and its influence is still prevalent in modern times. Vaastu principles are essential to ensure that structures and their geometry are supportive to the occupants to ensure a free flow of energy into the home. And generating the right Bio energy fields bring health and prosperity.
Feng Shui, the Chinese art of space design, has the same basis and the most important factor is to bring in what is known as “Life Force” or “chi’ energy into premises, which empowers the occupants with positive feel.
Feng Shui has been adjusting the environment for thousands of years by adding or subtracting items from the environment to create smoother energy flows. A proper understanding of the five elements and their influence gives an insight in designing our living spaces more harmoniously.
Let’s Now Look at Pyramids
Research and experiments have shown that Pyramids or the Pyramid shape have excellent healing and regenerative power. It was found that:
• Water placed in a Pyramid-shaped enclosure loses chlorine and generally tastes better.
• Plants grown under a Pyramid shape grow twice as fast in early life.
• Food kept under a Pyramid shaped structure stays fresh for two to three times longer than food placed elsewhere.
• Razor blades are kept sharper longer when placed under a Pyramid shaped container, in between uses.
For purpose of experimentations, one could try making a pyramid shape out of cardboard, copper or stone, although good energy conductors such as copper will help generate a better energy flow.
The positioning of the pyramid is also important. With a 4-sided pyramid, if one of the pyramid sides should face True North, the energies within the pyramid are much stronger. The energies seem to be most effective at about one third of the height within a pyramid.
Traditionally, the upright angle of the large pyramid at Giza in Egypt has been used as a template for pyramids, this angle is around 52º, but one can also experiment with an angle of 58.55º (42,1º the angle of the corner upright to the ground) as it has been found to be more calming and is good for healing.
The Yantra Angle
It is not surprising that the ancient Indian Saints or Rishis (monks or gurus) were fully aware of the miraculous power of the Pyramid and its geometry. You will observe that many temples have adapted a Pyramid-like design in construction of the building and roof of the main sanctum. Prior to this, the Rishis (spiritual saints) used the calculations and geometry of a more advanced Pyramid design in creating various energy generators known as “Yantras”.
The most powerful of them all is the SHREE YANTRA, which from the scientific angle was very similar to and was indeed a kind of Pyramid.
Yantras date back to over 3000 years old tantric tradition. A yantra is the yogic equivalent of the Buddhist mandala. The Sri Yantra is a configuration of nine interlacing triangles centered around the ‘bindu’ (the central point of the yantra), drawn by Superimposing five downward pointing triangles, representing Shakti - the female energy and four upright triangles, representing Shiva - the male energy. These form a multi-level tier and the apex acts as the point of generator.
Miniature versions of Shree Yantra and Pyramids are now being used very effectively for balancing the “Chakras” in the human body, Vaastu corrections, Astrology, Colour Therapy, Spiritual Meditation and Medical Healing.
In India, it is quite common to find homes having a Pyramid roof top more towards the centre of the home (known as Bramhasthana in Vaastu) as it is supposed to act as a “Bio cosmic generator’ for the entire house.
Adapting designs with proper dimensions and angles in creating Pyramids on rooftops of homes or gardens, placing energy generators in the form of small Pyramids made of copper at specific weak energy locations and placing the Shree Yantra in strategic position in the common area of the home or altar, can enhance the positive energy fields in a premise and increase the comfort levels of the occupants.
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The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (November/December 2007)". To subscribe, please click here.