GEOPATHIC STRESS by Richard Creightmore
1. DEFINITION AND OVERVIEW OF GEOPHATHIC STRESS
The word ³ geopathic² is derived from the Greek words, ³Geoı meaning the Earthı, and ³pathos² meaning diseaseı or sufferingı, so literally suffering of the Earthı. The term geopathic stressı is used to describe negative energies, also known as harmful earth raysı, which emanate from the earth and cause discomfort and ill health to those living above. Earth energies can be bad, good or neutral.
The surface of the earth is woven with a pattern of etheric threads identical in energy and importance to the acupuncture meridians of the human body. These are responsible for the health and growth of the natural kingdoms of the landscape, and any interruption to their strength and harmonious flow has subtle but profound effects upon the health of the local natural life.
The horror of Chinese geomancers at British attempts to construct railways across the Lung Mai or dragon veinsı of their country resulted in a consortium of local businessmen buying and promptly dismantling the newly-completed railway line around Shanghai, in horror at the devastating impact it would have on the Feng Shui of the city.
In the British landscape, besides the obvious effects of environmental pollution, the etheric matrix suffers disruption and scarring from, for example, railway and motorway cuttings and embankments, bridges, quarries, tunnels, mines and underground bunkers, steel pilings, metal fence posts and road-sign stakes, buried gas, electricity and water mains, sewers, and building foundations.
The resulting etheric disharmony manifests as a lowered quality of the local natural life forces, often through the medium of what have been known in European geomancy as Black Streamsı local capillary meridians of energy associated with streams of underground water flow whose yinyang balance haen distorted on the side of excessive yin. Ascendance of degenerative over generative and regenerative influences occurs in places lying directly over such streams. These ³black streams² are known in the Feng Shui tradition as lines of underground ³Sha² or toxic energy, in contradistinction to the ³white streams² that carry healthy, generative and regenerative energy or ³Sheng Qi².
They may also however occur naturally, and a wide range of these and other naturally occurring energetic configurations in the landscape are known to have an influence on the quality of health of the local life forms.
Just as local geology determines the local soil and vegetation, and therefore the whole natural ecology of an area, so it also affects human consciousness. People who live and work on clay soils are different to those on chalk soils in their relationship to their environment; those in river valleys different from those on hilltops in their vision of life. Many of the centres of concentration of holistic thinkers in Britain today lie in sandstone districts, the higher quartz content of sandstone perhaps amplifying the spiritual possibilities of human consciousness. The anciently-venerated sacred places of Delos (Greece) and Deya (Majorca) are both set in rings of hills high in ironstone.
Granite districts are relatively high in non-corpuscular (natural) radioactive elements, such that the exposure to background ionising radiation of dwellers in moorland Cornwall or North-East Scotland is estimated at 25% above the United Kingdom national average, and 300% more for those who live in houses built of granite blocks.
Underground water streams, even when not blackı or Sha-bearingı, and geological faults are known to have an effect on the geomagnetic and etheric fields around them. The new science of geopathology is growing, initiated by the observations of dowsers and increasingly investigated by physicists and engineers, to the extent that much of the information is now couched in terms of electromagnetism.
The etheric earth forces have as a lower-octave reflex geomagnetic fields measurable with electromagnetic instruments. Where local disturbances in the geomagnetic flux occur, so-called areas of geopathic disturbance, there appears also some disruption to the biological regulating mechanisms of living organisms. The importance of the natural geomagnetic background to body equilibrium was comprehended in the early manned space flights.
Geopathically disturbed zones may differ from surrounding regions in the degree of ionisation, from altered electro magnetic field charges; in AC changes; in enhanced electrical resistance; in altered acoustic levels and radio reception; and in increased gamma radiation.
Associated also with such areas are increased occultı phenomena. The relationship between haunted houses and ley-line crossings is well known. Astral projection is easier and stronger along the paths of ley-lines. Vampirism is associated with the discharging energy fields (see below), and poltergeist phenomena and other materialisations with the charging field zones. Any geomagnetic disturbance is mirrored on every plane.
As the Earth rotates on its axis, it functions as an electro-magnet generating electrical currents in the molten metals found within its core, and an electromagnetic field on the surface which oscillates at an average frequency of 7.83 Hz, which is almost identical to the range of alpha human brainwaves. Life on earth has evolved with this background magnetic field, and creatures are accustomed to living within its presence and are able to cope with the slight fluctuations over time caused by electrical storms and the sunıs activity.
The Physicist W.O. Schumann identified this frequency in 1952, and it has become known as brainwavesı or Schumann Waves. The space agency NASA has had to build Schumann Resonators into their space shuttles in order to artificially generate this electromagnetic frequency, which is known to safeguard the health of astronauts when they are beyond the influence of the earthıs vital frequency.
Geopathic stress (GS) represents a distortion of this natural frequency by weak electromagnetic fields created by streams of water flowing underground, geological fault lines, underground caverns, and certain mineral deposits (notably coal, oil, and iron). For example, where the inner Earth's vibration of 7.83 Hz crosses a water vein 200 500 feet below ground, stress lines vibrating at up to 250 Hz can be created.
Man-made disturbances to the earthıs surface can give rise to further distortions, including quarries and mines; road and rail cuttings and embankments; building foundations, especially tall buildings with steel pilings; tunnels, sewers, drains, buried utility pipes and wires; as well as artificially created electromagnetic fields from overhead or underground cables and electricity-generating stations and sub-stations.
Any distortion of this 7.83 Hz level creates a stress with the potential to weaken the immune system of any mammal living above the distortion, leading to greater susceptibility to viruses, bacteria, parasites, environmental pollution, degenerative disease, and a wide range of health problems. Many dowsers use a 0 16 scale known as the Von Pohl scale (after its originator) to measure the strength of geopathic stress, in which 0 represents the healthy 7.83 Schumann frequency, and 16 an extremely strong locus corresponding to 250 Hz. For example, people who are sleeping on a GS locus of 9 or more (perhaps a combined score from the presence of several geopathic features) are likely to develop cancer.
2. MEDICAL IMPLICATIONS OF GEOPHATIC STRESS
In the sensitive or weak patient, or in anyone exposed for a sufficient length of time, geopathic stress may be sufficient to overcome the bodyıs natural homeostatic regulation and lead into a disease spiral, presenting at first a confused non-specific symptom picture. Measurable physiological effects of geopathic stress include changes in the electrical polarity of the cell membrane with impeded ionisation across the cell wall; altered spin oscillation and proton resonance of protein molecules; faulty hydrogen bonding; disturbed mesenchyme base regulation, hormone balance and pH values.
The most frequently found symptoms occurring at an early stage of exposure to geopathic stress, perhaps immediately upon moving to a new house, are sleep disturbances. The siting of a patientıs bed seems to be the most important factor, after which come favourite chair, desk, room in which most working time is spent, and so forth.
Pathological symptoms can include restlessness, difficulty in getting to sleep, excessive dreaming, excessively heavy sleep and sleep requirements, waking unrefreshed, cold or restless feet and legs in bed, asthma and respiratory difficulties at night, fatigue and lethargy, unexplained mood changes, aggression and depression.
Patients often wake up at an odd angle in bed, perhaps on the edge of the bed as far as possible from the centre of stress, while children might sleep-walk. Cats tend to prefer sleeping over a stress hot-spot, other things like warmth being equal; dogs and most other mammals prefer to avoid them. It is interesting to see the mechanism whereby healthy humans are naturally sensitive to avoiding such stressed areas, while humans on a disease cycle naturally gravitate in spite themselves to sleeping in beds whose geography enhances their pathological tendency (in much the same way that patients displaying the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) syndrome of Spleen Yang deficiency love bananas, and therefore further increase the Cold Phlegm in their system. The two broad categories of geopathic disturbance are yin - the discharging field, and yang - the charging field, ranging from the geomagnetic baseline of 65,000 nano-Tesla by up to 8,000 nT either way.
The yin fields are associated with underground water flows, underground caverns and rock hollows, the running water causing a decrease in the intensity of the rocksı geomagnetic field strong enough to influence living organisms on the surface. Where two underground streams cross the effect is enhanced.
The pathological states associated with the yin fields manifest first as the above-noted sleep disturbances and mental symptoms. Over time, in the idiom of TCM, Qi Xu (energy deficiency) syndromes worsen to become Xue Xu (Blood deficiency) and Wei (wasting and paralysing) conditions - fatigue, neurasthenia, depression, arthritis, diabetes mellitus, cancers, multiple sclerosis, myopathies and neuropathies and other degenerative disorders.
These zones in space, represented at their strongest as a crossing point of two unhealthy underground streams, represent energy sinks sacred to the degenerative and dissolutive forces, As such they are exceptionally good sites for compost heaps, for letting go of angry grievances, or for cooling off hyperactive children for a few minutes, but less helpful to the regenerative aspect of health and healing.
The yang fields are especially associated with fault zones and with coal and oil deposits. Found in such regions are changes in ionisation, infra-red emission and AC & DC current; low frequency atmospheric pulsations with increased probability of lightning strikes; and low-level radiation emissions. As might be expected, yang fields lead to Qi Shi (energy excess) states such as hypertension, cardiac problems, strokes, migraines, epileptiform fits, gastritis, alcoholism, mania and schizophrenia.
Global geomagnetic grid crossing points can be associated with both yin and yang fields.
A survey of the worldıs literature concerning GS shows a remarkable concordance of experience regarding the medical symptoms associated with exposure. For example, a list of known symptoms from the Chinese Feng Shui tradition that I was given in 1996 was identical in every respect to a list that I had myself previously compiled from the Western literature and my own experience:
CANCER is the most notorious of these, and tumours are known to develop almost always at exactly the spot where two or more GS lines cross a personıs body as they lie asleep in their bed. All mammals are considered to produce cancerous cells on a continual basis, though they are also continuously destroyed by the bodyıs immune system. Stress on the immune system caused by GS is seen as responsible for the resulting overgrowth of cancer cells. Professional dowsers tell many stories of patients whose tumours have mysteriouslyı disappeared after moving their sleeping position away from the GS lines.
LEUKAEMIAS & LYMPHOMAS are particularly associated with a strong electropollution component within the GS lines.
Women are considered more likely to be at risk from geopathic stress because their hormonal systems are more susceptible. Foresight, the British pre-conception care organization, now suggest that all couples trying for a baby should get their homes checked for geopathic stress and electromagnetic stress.
N.B. a baby girl is born with approximately 25,000 eggs, which will all be affected by GS if the maternal bed during pregnancy is compromised, thus potentiating genetic weakness in future generations.
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (S.I.D.S., COT DEATHı)
BABIES CRYING CONTINUOUSLY
CHILDREN BED WETTING,
The respected Austrian researcher Kathe Bachler surveyed over 3000 school children, and showed 95% of children with learning difficulties, hyperactive tendencies or continuous bad behaviour, either slept or had their school desks (or both) in locations with marked GS. When she moved the children into stress free places, they nearly all showed a marked improvement, often going from bottom to top of their class in one term. She concluded that GS affects a high proportion of children who continuously play truant or who are refused places in ordinary schools due to misbehaviour. Class teachers in schools suffering with GS have a high rate of absenteeism.
Exposure to GS during childhood can make a person particularly sensitive to GS for the rest of their life, as well as prone to choose to inhabit places with a similar and familiar level of geopathic stress.
POST-VIRAL FATIGUE, MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELTIS (M.E.)
ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS, AND MANY OTHER CHRONICALLY DEPLETED ENERGY STATES AND IMPAIRED IMMUNE AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM CONDITIONS, CHRONIC CANDIDIASIS
Chronic candida overgrowth, while linked directly to antibiotic use, almost invariably has a strong GS component.
To drink, food, or environmental triggers.
LOCATION SPECIFIC ILLNESSES
Which dramatically worsen on returning home.
NOT WANTING TO GO HOME OR TO BED
And therefore finding excuses not to.
RESISTANCE TO TREATMENT (HOLISTIC OR ORTHODOX)
Long-term physical & mental illnesses where present treatment does not seem to work.
Many hospital nurses talk of some beds having a reputation where occupying patients seem to have more difficulty in recovering or where the death rate is higher.
Baron von Pohl came to the conclusion towards the end of his career that every single disease of humanity could be linked to disturbed underground streams with the single exception of gout (I have encountered one case of gout that was directly attributable to GS, which no doubt shows that we each have our blind spots!).
In the acupuncture tradition a point on the hand just distal to the fourth and fifth metacarpal junction (Triple Heater 3-1/3rd) is a prime Geopathic Stress test point, for both diagnosis and treatment. Kinesiology (muscle testing), electro-dermal screening devices such as the MORA and VEGA machines, and Blood Crystalline Analysis may also be employed to diagnose GS as significant for a patient.
1. Colon cancer 2. Rheumatism
1. & 2. The examination at the Leonhard family was at first done outside the house, as always. The whole length of the house stands on two radiation lines (water and geological fault) which are on top of each other. Testing for the grid lines is done at the bedside and showed a crossing just below the stomach. i.e. a typical cancer bed: a crossing of two geological interference zones of which according to present experience one is always water i.e. either a crossing of water/water (at different ground levels) or a crossing of water/fault etc. The crossing of the grid line identifies the area exactly. In fact Mr. L., who slept 6 years in this bed, had been operated on for cancer of the colon and had radiation treatment and looked accordingly. He had known about the cancer-producing radiation but had not believed in it. The people who had lived there before had their beds on the opposite wall, which was free of interference. It is not known whether they were ill. Mrs. L suffers from severe rheumatism.
3. Still healthy 4. Cancer of ovaries
No. 3 and 4. Beds of the Frank couple. Here the wife sleeps on a cancer area: water, geological fault and grid line crossing in the stomach area. No trouble for 25 years as life style was holistic. After the resistance had been broken at last, disease set in, probably with cancer of the ovaries, metastases in liver and lung. Treatment in hospital for a fortnight with Zytostatica remained futile. Died six weeks later.
5. Bladder trouble 6. Stomach cancer
5. & 6. Wittmann couple. Cancer bed is no. 6. Crossing water/geological fault and grid line over the abdomen. Mrs. Wittmann was operated on for cancer of the abdomen a year ago. Mr. Wittman declares that he often has to get up during the night to pass water. When he does not sleep at home he does not have this trouble. Geological fault (the sides have a stronger effect) and grid line crossing in the region of the bladder, but no water line.
7. Head trouble 8. Cancer of stomach/colon
7. & 8. Both beds of the Dasch couple lie on a crossing water/geological fault and thus are cancer beds (grid line crossing in the region of the stomach). The wife says that instinctively she moves to the side of the bed. The resistance when on interference zones first of all declines in the organs which are constitutionally the weakest in this case obviously the head: headaches, sinusitis, neuralgia in the head region. The beds have only been in this room for the last four years. Before they slept in a different room. According to Mrs. Dasch their health has been deteriorating ever since they moved rooms. A crossing of interference zones in the stable was responsible for two cows being infertile.
MS & Cancer
MORE CASE HISTORIES
Case Study 01 Brain Tumour (Leamington Spa Warwickshire). Man with a brain tumour awaiting treatment. This case was part of a blind-test, where I was called upon to investigate a house without being given any information as to any problem related to the occupants. During the course of checking all the rooms I found two different types of radiation crossing in the area of a pillow on a double bed and was able to state based on my experience that this was a potential brain tumour site. It transpired that the man sleeping in the radiation zone had been diagnosed as having a brain tumour, about one third of my investigations are undertaken in a blind test situation.
cs02Case Study 02 Brain Tumour (Putney Bridge London). Two year old girl suffering from a stem cell brain tumour. The magnetic field anomaly measured over a few centimetres in the centre of the pillow was 32,600nT, this field was generated from the springs in the mattress. The girl did not respond to medical treatment until the mattress was replaced with a non-spring mattress, following which, the area was measured again and found to be normal.
cs03Case Study 03 Breast Cancer (Ipswitch Suffolk). Woman with cancer of the breast. Hospital claims to have spent in the region of £100,000 on treatment over a two year period, and at one stage it was said to be cured but returned after a short remission. It is important to understand that it is necessary to remove the patient away from the radiation site before any treatment begins, since it has been my experience to find that no therapy works to its full potential when those being treated are left to sleep on the radiation site that caused the problem in the first place. The combination of a subterranean water course intersected by a two banded Hartmann line is often found crossing the sleeping site of females with breast cancer.
cs04Case Study 04 Breast Cancer (East Grinstead Sussex). Woman died from cancer of the breast after spending two years on this sleeping site. Male suffering from Parkinson's disease, their cat slept on the floor near the bed and died from cancer after some 18 months on that site. The problem resulted from two subterranean water courses crossing the sleeping zone and from my observations over the years this represents one of the most lethal combinations.
cs05Case Study 05 Prostate Cancer (Mill Hill London). Man with Prostate Cancer, not responding to medical treatment until I changed the chair that he sat on at his desk where he worked as CEO for some nine years, often for 10 hours a day. The chair he sat on had an anomaly measuring 47,000nT across the base of the seat. I made a through investigation of his residential and company premises, there were no other problems detected at either premises. There were many other chairs at his office not being used, after measuring the emissions with a Geo-Magnetometer, I selected the best one for his use. He went on to make a complete recovery.
cs06Case Study 06 Throat Cancer (Hamlyn Germany). Man with cancer of the throat. His first wife died from cancer of the throat when sleeping on the same side of the bed. When he married again, his second wife choose to sleep on the side of the bed that was free of earth radiation relegating her husband to the side formerly occupied by his first wife.
cs07Case Study 07 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Dundee Scotland). Man suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the last four years having slept on this site for a period of five years. Symptoms: A severe energy depleted state, insomnia, depression, headaches, short-term memory loss, muscle and joint pains, candidiasis and food intolerance, not responding to any form of medical treatment.
cs08Case Study 08 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Playa de Las Americas Tenerife). Woman suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the last two years having slept in that zone for just over three years. Symptoms: A severe energy depleted state, insomnia and candidiasis leading to an intolerance to a range of foods, the only type of hazard found to be a problem was the subterranean water course marked in blue on the chart.
cs09Case Study 09 Miscarriages (Cambridge Cambridgeshire). Woman suffered three miscarriages during a three and a half year occupation of this sleeping site. The subterranean water course recorded on the chart represents the type of radiation that is commonly found in such cases, and again it is my contention that the miscarriage results are due to altered states within the bio-electric messages transmitted at cell level that are essential for a healthy progressive development. Her daughter who slept in the next room was sleeping on the outside edge line of the same subterranean water course, and this was the only hazard found to be present within her bed space, and she was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, with a severe energy depleted state, insomnia, depression, migraine type headaches, short-term memory loss and hyper-sensitivity to light and sound.
cs10Case Study 10 Multiple Sclerosis (West Hampstead London). Woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. This represents a typical MS site with a combination of three specific types of radiation found to be present within the sleeping zone. The outside edge line of a subterranean water course, a two banded Hartmann line plus a highly disturbed magnetic field generated from the springs in the mattress.
MORE CASE HISTORIES
ex102Example One - Women suffering from Chronic Lymphoid Leukaemia. This woman slept in this position for 12 years but only developed leukaemia in the last twelve months. After sleeping in this zone for about one year she began to suffer from insomnia and an energy depleted state, which was to be expected since in my experience the radiation generated from the outside edge water line (blue) produced by the movement of a subterranean water course is associated with that particular development. The illness developed into lymphoid leukaemia only after the introduction of a bedside reading lamp that had a transformer in its base producing 301 nT (nano Tesla) in the area of the sleeping site on the right hand side of the bed. From my observation it is quite clear that where radiation is a factor in the chronic types of leukaemia it essentially the interaction between the two banded Hartmann line (red), the outside water line (produced by the movement of a subterranean water course) and elevated levels of AC pulsed magnetic fields above 200nT that serves to promote this condition.
ex202Example Two - Child with Cancer. Two-year old girl with germ cell cancer of the brain not responding to medical treatment. An anomaly in the earthıs natural geomagnetic DC field of some 32,600 nT produced by the springs in the mattress was measured over a distance of nine centimetres in the area of the girls head. (Remember that metallic ore causes changes in the Earthıs natural magnetic field. This ore has been refined to its purest form to make the springs of our mattresses). After changing the mattress for one which had no springs she responded to treatment with a successful outcome.
ex3Example Three - Man and woman suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME ). Both 25 years old, became ill after living in this small cottage for about a year. Their dog slept in a radiation zone and died from lymphoid cancer during this time. These two people were almost totally incapacitated by this radiation, physically and mentally. The place where they slept had two underground streams, and a 2 banded Hartmann line running through the area. These produced the following symptoms: very severe energy depleted state, insomnia, depression, headaches, short term memory loss, food intolerance, panic attacks, muscle and joint pains, and Candida. In the short term the radiation found in the area of the bed represented a classic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome state. In the long term the configuration found on both sides of the bed represents typical cancer sites.
ex4Example Four - Female with Four Miscarriages. This is a typical example of being exposed to both the outside edge lines of an underground watercourse. It mostly affects women by either promoting fatigue to chronic fatigue and/or miscarriages
3. OTHER SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF GEOPHATIC STRESS
Social symptoms can include vandalism, burglary, fighting and warfare, corruption, financial decay, and bad luck in all its forms. Bad neighbour syndrome can frequently be traced to a Sha stream flowing from aggressor to victim.
SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
Dislocated nature spirits and disturbed landscape entities can also hold trauma to the earthıs etheric web within the landscape, and are often the bearers of emotion (apathy, grief, fear, anger, etc.) in the atmosphere of a place.
Predecessor Qi (memory and atmosphere of past events in a place) will be thicker and more troublesome with GS.
RECURRENT BAD LUCK
Cats, owls, corvids, snakes, slugs and snails are however attracted to Sha streams, and a catıs favourite sleeping place (in the absence of an obvious source of warmth) is very often a sure clue to the location of a Sha stream crossing. Local cats will gather in the neighbourhood GS hot-spot. A cat who regularly sleeps in the same spot on a bed is certainly performing a diagnostic, and possibly a protective function, though if the GS is too strong the cat will also suffer. Insects, parasites, bacteria and viruses also thrive on Sha streams, and ant and wasp nests invariably provide a similar clue: thus a Sha stream is the right location for a beehive.
Ivy, bindweed, nettles, docks, thistles, foxgloves, ferns and nightshades are naturally attracted, and indeed the appropriate medicinal herbs for a sick person are usually to be found in the garden along the path of a Sha stream running though their bed.
GEOPATHIC STRESS AND FENG SHUI
Where GS lines coincide with Compass School sectors, for example in a Ba Gua, Ba Zhai, Ming Gua or Fei Xing chart, the type of effect that the GS will provoke can be anticipated it can deplete a good portent or activate a bad one. For example, in my own professional experience, every single bedroom surveyed belonging to a child who has died has suffered from medium to strong GS lines in conjunction with the Jue Ming (severed fate) Ba Zhai portent in their bedroom.
4. TYPES OF GEOPATHIC STRESS
Modern understanding of Geopathic stress recognises a number of different sources. Generally the most dangerous are the harmful underground water veins known to European dowsers as black streams, and to the Chinese as channels of underground Sha Qi. Also important are geological faults, radon gas, mineral deposits, ley line crossings, and global geomagnetic grid crossings. Latterly, the entire spectrum of AC pulsed electromagnetic fields and industrial and medical ionising radiation sources have also to be considered, as well as microwave and radio wave transmissions, and DC field disruptions caused by metal objects.
A skilled dowser can easily detect this type of energy line. It can also be detected by a German analytical instrument developed by Dr. Ernst Hartmann and Dr. Dieter Ashcroft in Essen, which confirms this dowsable energy above subterranean water lines. The Genitron Felix-3, used in German universities and research institutes, detects ultra short and radio microwave frequencies and prints them out on a UKW- Spectrometer and Linedrawer.
The radiation rises vertically above the underground watercourses, and the deleterious effects are evident many stories up. The adverse health effects may include deprivation of regenerating sleep resulting in arthritis, cancer, enhanced production of microbes encouraging mould and rot, degenerative diseases and rheumatism. The molecules of moving underground water interact with the structure of the strata it is flowing through, producing a positive vertical electric field, a dc generated magnetic field, radio frequencies ranging from 87 - 101 MHz and ultra-short waves which are organized into narrow bands about 6-8 cm wide.
Harmful radiation rises in a vertical plane from the underground stream to the earthıs surface and above. The stream may be anything from 1ft - 3000ft deep and from 1ft - 300ft wide (the widest corresponding to a major ley line). The two edge lines and the centre line dowse as the strongest, sharpest Qi and are potentially the most dangerous places on the stream for habitual exposure. The edge lines are found to be more associated with physical diseases such as tumours, while the centre lines have more of an association with mental and psycho-spiritual disturbances. Where the underground water vein is a primary riser the edge lines are the more dangerous, while on the descending veins it is the centre line that is the strongest (and over which standing stones are sited in ancient British geomancy).
The streams may display tributaries and convergences, and dowsable echoes parallel to the main stream. They may display course changes, especially after earthquakes and droughts. They are known to be stronger at midday, mid-summer, full moon, and during periods of heightened solar flare (sunspot) activity. They are also known to be associated with higher levels of ionising radiation, and with lightning strikes and other atmospheric phenomena.
Sha Streams: Causes
On a subtler level, homes, shopping centres, airports and modern housing estates developed without any traditional foundation-stone laying ceremonies, without offerings made in good faith to the nature spirits whose land has been taken for development, will usually display signs of a traumatised Elemental life and stagnant Qi in the earth meridians.
Sha Streams: Remedies
Avoidingı generally involves moving the bed away from the zones of disturbance, having identified them with dowsing rods or meters. This is the ideal short-term solution, however it is often not practical in a typical small house.
To shield a residence from the path and effects of a Sha stream, traditional Chinese devices include the building of a Dragon wall (a screen wall with an undulating ridge), the digging of a ditch or the burying of a protective talisman at an appropriate point on the path of the stream. Modern Western methods include a layer of cork tiles or bath mats placed under the bed, the careful placing of crystals, bottles of salt, copper rods, coils and ankhs, or the installation of radionic devices such as the Spiral Of Tranquillity, and Raditech, Helios and Geomack machines, generally using Multi-Wave Oscillators or Radionics to establish a shielding field.
Ideally the disturbed water line can be healed: to cure a Sha stream the Sha Qi has to be transformed into Sheng Qi by the practice of Earth Acupuncture. This can be performed using wood, metal, stone or crystal ³needles², or other healing interventions, applied to the appropriate earth acupuncture points (Xue) for a variable time. This could be a few seconds or a few hours, or could be a permanent placement according to the size and nature of the underground stream. The Sha streams are thus transformed into Sheng Qi streams. With larger meridians, as with geological faults, a needle may need to be left in place permanently.
A wide range of other curative styles have been employed, from the application of flower and gem essences or symbols to selected points, through offerings and dialogue with local nature spirits and landscape angels, to ceremony, prayer, meditation and focussed visualisation and distant healing. These may be broadly classified under the heading of Earth Acupunctureı in as much as they all represent a therapeutic input to the local situation, gaining leverage to transform ill health via the focus through a specific point or points on the ground. What all these cures have in common is a therapeutic intention, often in a sacred ceremonial context. Often the spirit world will need to be addressed directly, in Heaven as well as Underground.
Fire, in the form of candles, incense, moxa, sage or a bonı-fire may also be employed - the old Beacon hills of Britain are moxibustion points in the landscape for the purification of the land. They are fired at the appropriate moments in the cycle of the seasons - the fire festivals.
Permanent needles may take the form of sculptures and statues, standing stones, moving water features, or a specially planted tree. A gravestone may be seen as a style of earth acupuncture needle, balancing the Yin Qi of the corpse with a Yang form to reunite the Qi of Heaven and Earth. On a larger scale, pagodas, temples, churches and cathedrals all function as earth acupuncture needles to the same effect. Ringing the local church bells used to be traditional practice to ward off impending lightning strikes.
Traditional earth acupuncture techniques to promote the flow of Qi in a blocked meridian under a house will generally have an instantaneous effect in dispelling an associated accumulation of radon. Where the radon concentration derives from Sha streams the effect is usually permanent as long as the streams remain healthy and free-flowing.
If the causal traumas can be successfully released from the earth meridians, the cure should be permanent. However, especially in urban environments there is so much ongoing disturbance to the ground, not to mention electro- and other pollution inputs, that regular (perhaps yearly) check-ups and/or the installation of shielding devices in addition may be desirable. Whilst it is laudable that in some parts of Europe a housing development is no longer permitted without having had a dowser first survey the land, this still begs the question of what geomantic disturbances the building construction may then cause.
EARTH ACUPUNCTURE CASE HISTORIES
Case History 1. Solsbury Hill, Bath.
Following the cutting of a by-pass, through the shoulder of Solsbury Hill, to the north-east of Bath in 1995, the city experienced a dramatic economic decline, with many shops and small businesses closing down. The suburb of Larkhall had its first ever outbreak of burglary and vandalism.
Dowsing revealed that two major Dragon veins had been severed on their course from Solsbury Hill, through Larkhall, to Bath Abbey and the Circus respectively. In May 1996 four sandstone Cairns were raised on either side of the road cutting, on the mid-lines of the earth meridians, aimed at restoring the flow of Qi across the road cutting. Local feedback confirmed that Larkhallıs crime outbreak ended the following week as suddenly as it had started, and Bathıs economy had picked up within a month.
Case History 2. A dairy farm near Airdrie, Scotland
At (B) a small Sha stream, 3ft wide, passed directly through a calf pen in which a 3-week old calf was on deathıs door, unable to stand or feed. This was pointed out to the farmer who exclaimed that the last calf kept in that pen had died a few weeks before. On carrying the calf into the next door pen, free of noxious earth radiation, it immediately drank a whole bucket of milk, and six months later was reported as completely healthy. The farmhouse (C) was haunted, and a son of the family mentally disturbed. At (D) stood an almost dead oak tree, in a poorly-drained corner of the field.
Earth acupuncture was performed at the points marked Ä for a total of four hours, and the problem traced to a quarry a couple of miles away. At a dramatic moment of energetic release at the end of this four-hour focus, the entire herd started mooing loudly, a chorus which they kept up for several hours.
Feedback the following year reported no more major health problems in the herd, and a big increase in fertility, with more females than males born. The ghost in the farmhouse had gone, the farmerıs son was fine, the dying oak tree was now thriving, and the corner of the field in which it stood was even draining well.
Ley lines are properly defined as straight over-ground energy lines that echo the sinuous paths of larger underground rivers. They carry Yang Qi relative to the Yin Qi of underground water, and are associated with Heavenly consciousness and human spiritual ceremonial sites. These straight (at least over dozens of miles) spirit paths are found equally in China as elsewhere in the world, and frequently define the processional routes to major palaces, temples and cathedrals.
They can be compared and contrasted with the more yin underground water lines as a yang energy matrix associated with a more heavenly consciousness, and are frequently worked by human ceremonial practice at sacred sites designed and constructed at key points in the landscape along these lines.
Straight lines in the landscape can be divided into three types: the first are represented by lines of one or other of the global geomagnetic grids, and the Second Schneider Gridı is especially related to the paths of Roman roads in Europe.
A second type of line is exemplified by the garden design of the Palais de Versailles, and the 41 lines radiating from the Sun Temple in the middle of Cuzco, central Peru, along which shrines, temples, graves, sacred hills, bridges and battlefields lie. These are derived from the deliberate imposition of a geometrical design (resonant with the central temple design) upon the landscape, as a vehicle for political-theocratic control of a nation.
In Cuzco the pattern also interacts with the underground energy currents; in Washington, D.C., a Masonically-inspired geometrical design has been placed without reference to the underground patterns (unlike Canberra, where the Heavenly and Earthly components have been more successfully united).
A third type of line is the classic ley-line as described by Alfred Watkins in his 1925 book The Old Straight Trackı. These are overground lines of energy, straight over perhaps 60 miles with slight changes of path over longer distances, which echo the sinuous paths of underground rivers across the earth. These carry energy of various types and levels, and can be worked via key points either as part of a programme of regular maintenance for the spiritual hygiene of a land, or as a specific therapeutic action.
Perhaps the most famous Ley line in Britain is the Michael and Maryı line, which runs across England from St. Michaelıs Mount in Cornwall to Hopton in Norfolk. Twin underground water currents, known as the Michael and Mary lines after the number of churches dedicated to either Mary or St. Michael found upon them, run with a central overground Ley across England, oriented to Mayday sunrise.
This reveals the primal Caduceusı pattern that can be found within all such energy lines: a triple-fold axis composed of Fire, Water and Spirit currents, which may be experienced by the practising Geomancer as containing information in the Thinking, Feeling and Subtle Entity realms respectively.
Appropriate for sacred sites, these energy pathways are less comfortable for secular living, and houses built on them are generally a thoroughfare for all manner of spirits. Properties presenting spirit disturbances are often found to be on one or a crossing of ley-lines, as well as having Sha underground water lines.
Ley -Lines: Remedies
GLOBAL GEOMAGNETIC GRIDS
Global geomagnetic grids, of which there are several, follow laws of symmetry and direction. They are thought to arise from the earthıs magnetic field as a form of vertical, and sometimes horizontal, radiation. Researchers have found on the lines changes in the earthıs magnetic field, the intensity of sferics, the electrical conductivity of the ground, variations in ultra short wave receptions, increases in positive ions, differences in blood sedimentation rate, and over some grid lines increased gamma radiation.
The grids are at their strongest between 12.00 midnight and 3.00a.m. and at their weakest at 5.00p.m.; they are influenced by earthquakes and weather conditions, and are weaker in fog; they do not rise vertically but at an angle which can change a few degrees during the night; and, unlike underground streams, they are not influenced by phases of the moon.
They show varying weak zones of resonance (echoes) outside the main line; however decorations, mozaic patterns, windows and statue recesses in old churches that indicate the grid lines always correspond to the exact width of the main line.
In the Stone Age standing stones were set up on grid line crossings; the Chinese, Indian, Greek, Roman and European Medieval civilizations knew of them, as the location of temples, monuments and cathedrals bears witness.
1. The Hartmann Grid
Between these geometric lines lies a neutral zone.
The north - south rays are Yin and linked to humidity, cramps and all forms of rheumatism. The east - west rays are Yang and linked to inflammations.
Where ever two rays cross - a ³Hartmann Knot², a geopathogenic point is found. These single crossing points do not constitute much of a health hazard unless they pass through the area of the head in the bed site, which can cause insomnia, depression and migraine type headaches. Crossing any other part of the body in the vast majority of cases would not produce any discomfort. However, Sleeping over crossings of double negative lines, which repeat at approximately 35m. intervals, can cause nervous disturbances, headaches, cramps and rheumatic illnesses. Where the intersections coincide with Sha streams the effect is greatly increased: When these lines of radiation are in combination with A/C pulsed magnetic fields around and above 70 nT (nano Tesla), or cross over the outside edge of a subterranean water course it can produce a depleted state of energy leading to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and an opportunistic environment for the growth of abnormal cells leading to cancer.
The intensity of these lines increases three to four-fold at night when there are less free ions, just as radio waves are received better at night. Twenty-four hours before the arrival of an atmospheric low pressure zone, a 100% increase of gamma rays is found (up to 300% on volcanic soil) on the knots.
Twelve hours before an earthquake the thickness of the ray triples: beside the central ray appear two other weaker rays to left and right which are not normally detectable. At this time dogs howl, birds flutter madly in their cages, some cats hide under the quilt, and some people feel sick or need to sleep. During an earthquake the Hartmann network becomes twisted and distorted, but is restored half an hour later to symmetry.
Dr Hartmann suggested that both Curry and Hartmann lines are earthing grids for cosmic rays that can be distorted by other energies such as those coming from a geological fault. This network penetrates everywhere in dwellings or on open ground, but Blanche Merz has found the grid to be pushed outside certain sacred structures such as the Egyptian pyramids and temples and Himalayan Buddhist stupas, creating a dense protective wall composed of up to seven rays around the perimeter, and a ray-free interior.
2. The Curry Grid
This grid, described by Wittman and Curry in the 1970ıs, has much in common with the Hartmann grid, but is oriented 45° from north. The south-west to north-east grid lines repeat every 2.36m, and the south-east to north-west lines every 2.7m. The lines are approximately 75cm. wide, with medically significant double negative lines repeating every 50m.
The double negative crossings are associated with sleep disturbances, depression and other nervous reactions, inflammations and rheumatic diseases; and also with the sites of stocks and pillories, and hellebore plants. Double positive crossings encourage enhanced cell enlargement and proliferation, even to the point of cancerous growth.
This complex example shows an extreme possibility of geopathic stress. The bed is situated over a negative intersection of the Curry Grid which happens to coincide with a negative intersection of the Hartmann Net. Below the bedroom are two underground streams which cross. Thus, the bed is over an extremely yin geopathic area. Over a period of time the occupant would have a high probability of developing cancer.
Global Grids Remedies
The global grids, like sha streams, show stronger parallel edge lines when they are under stress, for example before an earth-quake, and also if they are heavily electro-magnetically polluted. This may be the mechanism behind the epidemic of feline leukaemia in the cat population of the U.S.A.
Simple earth acupuncture on the local Sha water lines can go a long way towards cleaning up these grids, though permanent standing stones or cairns may be useful to filter and discharge ongoing electro-pollution in the grids.
Movements of the continental tectonic plates, which make up the outer crust of our planet, affect the Earth's energy field. As the plates move together, apart, or slide past each other , there is a great crushing, buckling or heaping up of material which results in discontinuities such as faults, thrusts, fractures and fissures, which may not be obvious at the surface These faults also occur on a smaller scale due to geological creepı. The movements create more energy all the time and are especially large when earthquakes occur. The British Geological Society's Solid Geology Maps show most of these localized faults, which can be from a few yards to several miles long. Mounting pressure within these faults affects the electrical field of mineral deposits, especially quartz bearing rocks (piezoelectricity) and ironstone, and some sites will produce their own energy particularities, especially where they form an outlet for radon gas and other high particle energy.
The ultimate source of radioactivity on earth is uranium-238, created from lighter atoms inside supernovae billions of years ago. The uranium-238 atoms, with 146 neutrons, are constantly reverting to more stable configurations with fewer neutrons by emitting an alpha particle from the nucleus quickly followed by two electrons. Once they have started to decay, uranium-238 atoms produce a chain of daughtersı, including radium-226, the parentı of radon-222.
Geopathic stress theory is centrally concerned with radon-222, which has 86 protons, 136 neutrons, a half-life of 3.8 days, and decays to polonium-218 by shooting off an alpha particle, a process that may occur within our lungs. The newly formed polonium atoms quickly decay to other daughtersı: as these decay each atom first ejects another alpha particle, and then a series of high-speed electrons, high-energy gamma rays and fast neutrons.
The alpha particles bombard cells directly; most gamma rays and fast neutrons pass right through our bodies though some score direct hits on atomic nuclei within us.
Since the mid 1980ıs the US Environmental Protection Agency and the UK National Radiological Protection Board have conducted new national surveys of radon levels in houses. Before the survey most specialists thought the problem was confined to small areas of uranium-rich rocks, such as granite. The new surveys suggested that in one in eight American homes, people were breathing air dangerously contaminated by radon; in the UK, 90,000 homes contained air contaminated to a level of 200 becqerels per cubic metre or more and were therefore receiving yearly radiation doses of at least 10 millisieverts. The current BNFL maximum permitted dose is 15 millisieverts per year; the NRPBıs work suggests that at least 100,000 British people receive more than this.
The accumulation of Radon gas is accentuated by inadequate ventilation in modern houses; the more so with underfloor service conduits, central heating, draught-proofing and double-glazing, causing the air pressure within the house to be slightly lower than outside.
A geomantic cure for this situation, ideally in conjunction with permanent physical remedial action (i.e. building work), is to establish a pair of standing stones (or perhaps to co-opt garden statuary) on the centre of the fault line on either side of the building, to try to draw off the Sha to discharge through the stones, and thus establish a shielded area for the house.
The natural background radioactivity of the earth need not be feared per se for it is the very stuff of evolution. The question is more one of appropriate dosage and personal adaptability, in conjunction with sensible siting of buildings.
OTHER GEOMAGNETIC AND GEOMANTIC ANOMALIES
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELDS & MICROWAVES
Electric power systems work at around 50hz, just above the naturally occurring frequency of 30hz generated by the Earth. Our bodies are tuned in to this low frequency so any frequency close to this is going to interfere with us, such as the 50hz Ac mains power system used in the UK. ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) electromagnetic fields vibrating from 0.5 to 100hz, even if they are weaker than the Earth's field, interfere with the cues that keep our biological cycles properly timed. Chronic stress and impaired disease resistance results.
The frequencies that ELF AC systems use are very close to the natural brain rhythms of cerebrate creatures such as man. The pineal gland is the principal structure in the brain that is directly sensitive to the earth's magnetic field. As a result it functions abnormally when exposed to abnormal fields close to its own. Because the pineal gland produces a host of psychoactive chemicals (such as melatonin, dopamine, serotonin and others) its abnormal functioning can cause neurological and behavioural problems.
In 1990 the United States Environmental Protection Agency stated "In conclusion, after an examination of the available data over the past 15 years, there is evidence of a positive association of exposure to magnetic fields with certain site-specific cancer, namely leukaemia, cancer of the central nervous system, and to a lesser extent, lymphomas². This is supported by many studies of children and adults across many different populations and sub-groups.
Electro-magnetic waves are known to cause changes in enzymes, hormones, and blood sugar levels, heating of the skin and its nerve endings, and with more protracted exposure the coagulation of protein cells. These effects are amplified where a person is wearing metal objects, in the form of rings, zips, spectacles, hearing aids, buckles, watches, jewellery, or metal teeth fillings. These metals produce secondary resonances within the bio-energetic field whenever one is in contact with anything electrical (AC or DC), or with electro magnetic radiation - for example household electrical equipment, cars, computers, fluorescent lighting, telephone switchboards; T.V.s, radios, V.D.U.s, microwave transmitters or ovens; and high voltage transformers, transmission cables and pylons.
There are also electro-magnetic resonances coming into oneıs house or office via the electricity, telephone, water and gas mains, while an electrical ring-main effectively insulates a house within its own electro-magnetic field in a similar but coarser fashion to the operation of a stone circle.
Symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to high voltage electrical fields are well illustrated by the inhabitants of Fishpond, Dorset, a village ringed by pylons, cables and transformers:- depression, headaches, poor sleep and waking unrefreshed, fatigue, tension, frustration and other mood changes and a lowered birth-rate.
Symptoms of over-exposure to microwave radiations are well illustrated by the inhabitants of the Greenham Womenıs Peace Camp in Berkshire in the 1980s: - sore throats, headaches, ear pains, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, migraines, double vision, menstrual disturbances, difficulty thinking and communicating, and other behavioural and emotional disturbances. The long term effects of microwave exposure include leukaemia, cancers, birth defects, and personality imbalances.
Users of mobile phones are not only cooking their own brains and increasing the probability of brain tumours, but also affecting the brains of all those in their immediate environments. Children are particularly susceptible to these harmful effects.
Electro-magnetic disturbances are also associated with mercury toxicity via the oral galvanic current that arises between tooth fillings. Here one finds C.N.S., cardiac, renal and intestinal symptoms related to mercury toxicity in addition to unwanted influences upon the oral microsystem of acupuncture points and reflex zones around the roots of the teeth.
Electrostatic disturbances may be associated with pure synthetic clothing fabrics, especially manifest as emotional hypertension and implicated in arthritis.
The military implications of the use of low-level low-frequency waves have been understood beyond the confines of the M.O.D. at Greenham, the most publicised case having been the Operation Woodpecker transmission of microwave signals from Russia to the Western world in the 1970s. These signals, oscillating at about 10 Hertz, were able to capture about 30% of exposed mammalian brains which are normally gently entrained by the 7.6 Hertz oscillations of the earthıs magnetic field. By adding frequency modulated patterns disease states are transmittable, as was suspected in the microwave irradiation of the American Embassy in Moscow in the early 1980s. With the use of such frequency-modulated patterns, psychotronic transmission of any information desired is possible, effectively using electro-magnetic waves as carriers of radionically- broadcasted signals. The implications and applications lie as much in the sphere of healing, as in Radionics, as in the sphere of military politics.
In addition to the dangers of direct exposure, electrical and electro-magnetic pollution can be transported by the underground water lines, and Stray Voltage in the ground particularly by the Hartmann global grid lines, to become a significant component of the local geopathic stress leukaemias and lymphomas are particularly associated with this.
DC FIELD DISRUPTIONS FROM METAL OBJECTS
The earth's natural geomagnetic field is disturbed by the presence of metal:
The first geomagnetogram (G1) typically represents the values of the Earths normal geomagnetic field taken by Roy Riggs in a farmer's field near Poynings village. As you can see the magnetic contours of this bed size area (6ıx4ı) are very gentle and slightly undulating showing an overall geomagnetic anomaly of 582 nT (nano Tesla). It is rare to find a magnetic anomaly above any natural terrain higher than 2000 nT. Within our evolutionary history our bodiesı own magnetic field has integrated with this magnetic field, which is responsible for controlling amongst other things, circadian rhythms, mood changes and certain hormone production such as melatonin and serotonin.
The second geomagnetogram (G2) was taken above a sprung mattress from a lady suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and severe depression, and has a magnetic anomaly of 22,435.4 nT. The high spike to the right of the graph has been artificially produced by the bed being placed near to a radiator. The sprung mattresses Roy has measured so far over the past two years have had magnetic anomalies between 4,000 and 61,000 nT. The reason for these abnormally high magnetic abnormalities is a result of the bed springs intensifying the magnetic flux of these fields, made worse by the interaction of high magnetic fields around the bed and house from numerous electrical appliances, extension cables running under the bed and transformers placed near to the bed. Our forefathers sleeping on straw or feathered mattresses in houses devoid of any electrical fields or microwave energy would not have experienced such geomagnetic disturbances.
Each static magnetic field bump or sink on geomagnetogram (G2) may speed up or slow down body fluids (blood and lymphatic) in exposed areas such as the brain, heart, lung, liver, legs etc. Sleep time exposure to the same sharp variations of magnetic fields for years may induce some chronic health effect. The World Health Organization in a health criteria report recognizes interactions between variations in static magnetic fields in cellular tissues to include an induction of electrical potentials and magneto hydrodynamic effects in the circulatory systems and by direct stimulation of nerve and muscle cells even under extremely weak thresholds.
5. HISTORY OF RESEARCH ON GEOPHATIC STRESS
Chinese Emperor Kuang Yu (2205-2197 BC) proclaimed an edict, effective to this day, which reads: ³No dwelling shall be built until the earth diviners have confirmed the intended building site to be free of earth demons.²
Chen Su Xiao (d.1332 AD): ³In the subterranean regions there are alternate layers of earth and rock and flowing spring waters. These strata rest upon thousands of vapours which are distributed in tens of thousands of branches, veins and threadlike openings...The body of the earth is like that of a human being...Ordinary people, not being able to see the veins and vessels which are disposed in order within the body of man, think that it is no more than a lump of solid flesh. Likewise, not being able to see the veins and vessels which are disposed in order under the ground, they think that the earth is just an homogenous mass².
Christopher Bird, THE DIVINING HAND, 1979: ³It was believed by the ancient Chinese that water flowed in subterranean courses called veins of the Dragonı (Lung Mai). Passing to and fro out of sight, the hidden veins of water served, like the bloodstream of animals, to remove impurities from the body of the earth... and to deposit curative minerals within it. The earthıs circulatory system was matched by an ever-undulating network of currents in the atmosphere. The currents, running through Mai or channels, carried the Qi or vapours²
Knowledge of the mysterious underground energies and the ability to dowse their precise location is as integral to the Chinese Feng Shui and Indian Vastu Shastra traditions as it is to other geomantic traditions of the world. The personification of the telluric currents of the hydrological cycle as the consciousness of the subterranean Dragon, Serpent, or Crocodile spirit is a global image. Whether named Lung (Dragon, China), Naga (Water Serpent Spirit, India), Nak (subterranean Crocodile Spirit, Borneo), Wyvern (Dragon-Worm, Britain) or Wonambi (Rainbow Serpent Spirit, Pitjatjantjara and Yankunyjatjara, central Australia) these beings are variously respected, feared, appeased, tamed and honoured the world over.
The aim of Feng Shui is to seek the healthy Qi (Sheng Qi) and avoid the unhealthy Qi (Sha Qi). As the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) text ³Shui Peng Ba Zhen Fa² or ³The Eight Needles of The Water Compass Method² reveals, classical Chinese understanding of the nature of the unhealthy Qi that rises from within the earth accords closely with the modern western dowsing traditionıs knowledge of the dangers of Geopathic stress. The text presents a protocol for divining the presence of a number of potential underground dangers, including underground streams and cavities, geological faults, mineral deposits, old wells, tombs and coffins, ant-holes, and abattoir and battlefield sites. ³ Di Qi (Earth Qi) comes from the earth and moves upwards. If it is too strong it is not good to build above. If there is none at all maybe there is too much metal or hard rock, nothing will grow and this is also bad².
The water compass needle method was superseded by the dry compass needle, which was invented during the Ming Dynasty. Since that time the dipping and trembling movements, as opposed to the rotation, of the delicately balanced needle in the central Heaven Pool of the Luo Pan have been used to divine the nature of the underground Qi of a site. The vertical movements of the Heaven Pool needle are thus used in the same way in Feng Shui as are divining rods and pendulum in the Western geomantic traditions.
MODERN RESEARCH ON GEOPHATIC STRESS
The German dowser, Baron von Pohl, was asked to dowse the small town of Vilsbiburg in 1929, having then the highest per capita cancer death rate in Bavaria. He discovered a 100 per cent correlation between the beds of cancer victims and the paths of Sha streams passing through the town. He repeated the procedure in Grafenau in 1930, with the lowest cancer incidence in the province, and again found a 100 per cent correlation. He developed a scale to rate Geopathic stress of 1 to 16, where a combined tally of 9 or above from streams crossing gives rise to cancer.
He repeated the exercise in the City of Stetten, with the result that Dr. Harger, chairman of the city's medical scientific association, declared that the deadly earth currentsı ran beneath the beds of all the 5,348 people who had died from cancer during the last 21 years.
This inspired some scientists and medical engineers to probe into the matter more deeply, and the term Geobiology was adopted by some German dowsers to represent the study of the relationship between life and the Earthıs physical and chemical environment. Geobiologistsı specialise in surveying houses for both geopathic and electromagnetic stress using both dowsing and scientific instruments.
In the 1930s the French engineer Pierre Cody of Le Havre knew of local cancer housesı in the port where many people had died from cancer over the years. He decided to investigate the matter using a gold leaf electroscope. After checking large numbers of these dwellings, Cody concluded that the air in these Cancer Housesı was ionized to an unusual degree. From various other tests Cody concluded that the ionization radiation consisted of positively charged Alpha Particles. The only known source of alpha particle emission in dwellings was from the radioactive gas Radon. (The National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) estimates that out of 50,000 lung cancer deaths a year in Great Britain, Radon gas is responsible for about 2,500 cases.) Codyıs early research seemed to backup Baron Von Pohlıs findings that noxious vapours/energy from underground water-bearing fissures were responsible for many of the cases of cancer.
In the 1950ıs the idea was again explored by the German scientist Dr. Joseph Würst, and the German engineer and dowser Jakob Stängle. Dr Würst conducted experiments in the rooms of cancer patients in several German towns, and found unusual amounts of gamma radiation in the houses he surveyed using a Geigercounter. Stängle, who had a very good reputation for locating water bearing fissures in crystalline rock with his dowsing rod, developed a scintillisation counter more sensitive and accurate than a Geiger counter and carried out a scientific survey in the French town of Moulins where a local physician, Dr, J Prichard claimed that cancer victims in the town dwelt above geological faults. Whilst Würst and Stängle thought that gamma radiation from fissures could be a significant cause of cancer, more recent studies suggest that this is unlikely as gamma radiation tends to pass straight through the body rather than causing direct hits on DNA. The culprit is thought to be the more pernicious alpha radiation from Radon, which is found with high levels of gamma radiation. Research in this field continues with an increasing number of sophisticated environmental measuring instruments coming on the market to aid the geobiologist in identifying causative factors to illness and disease.
Dr. Hartmann M.D. researched the effects of earth rays on humans for over thirty years, and his experiences led him to produce a six hundred page report [Krankheit als Standort-problem,ı Heidelburg: K.F.Haug-Verlag] stating that disease was a problem of location. He found that one of the first things to be adversely effected was the immune system, and as a result of this, individuals placed above an area of geopathic disturbance soon lost the ability to defend themselves against harmful bacteria that previously they were able to withstand. There was also a clear link with cancer in people that slept or worked above a Hartmann crossing point for lengthy periods of time. Dr. Hartmann stated that in 30 yeas of practice, he has not come across a patient with cancer or otherwise seriously ill with the exception of disease caused by bacteria or virus infections who has not slept or stayed for long periods in geopathically stressed places.
Dr. Otto Bergsmann
The research was conducted by a team of distinguished professors, doctors, engineers, scientists and dowsers. To test this hypothesis the research team used the services of three dowsers known for their expertise in locating earth energies. They were enlisted to independently dowse eight different locations and submit reports and diagrams of the strongest Disturbed Zonesı (Geopathic Zones) found, together with a Neutral Zoneı at the same location to enable them to carryout double blind experiments with volunteers at each selected location. The dowsers found that the greatest pathogenic influences came from the movement of underground streams, Hartmann/ Curry global grid lines and geological fault lines. In order to rule out possible influences of man made electromagnetic or microwave disturbances at each location an independent report from an electromechanical engineer was requested for each chosen site.
The medical-biological Investigations at both the Disturbed Zonesı and the Neutral Zonesı were standardised:
At present, these Disturbed Zonesı can only be indicated by dowsers, with its presence being then verified with scientific instrumentation. Technology does not yet exist to do this the other way round; the dowser does not yet appear to be replaceable with scientific instrumentation.
Volunteers were sought to participate in these experiments. As a rule clinically healthy subjects between the ages of 20-35 years were screened. A number of these were rejected when illnesses (circulation interferences and infections) were discovered. Other participants were also used from the Outpatientıs Department for Physical Therapy in the Rehabilitation Centre, Grobming and from the Surgery of Dr. Korinek. The research programme was carried out between September 1987 and December 1988. None of the volunteers used were given information about the relative Disturbed Zonesı and Neutral Zonesı
Conclusion of Vienna Report
Dr. Veronika Carstens
Hair and Blood Analysis showed that animals that stayed in the geopathogenic stalls showed lower counts of trace elements such as Aluminium, Zinc, Copper and low Iron counts.
One of the many factors behind incorrect iron balance is Cadmium. It accumulates in the body and combines permanently with tissues, and inhibits activity of some enzymes. It is teratogenic, carcinogenic, and is amongst the most toxic of metals. The report concluded that the microelement disorders in the animals staying in the geopathic stalls was the primary cause of the many diseases and even death of the organism. Blood tests especially leukocyte count and the amount of toxic metal found in hair analysis were also indications that the animals were suffering from the detrimental affects of long term exposure to these geopathogenic sites.
A disturbed geomagnetic field alters, among other things, the evolution-shaped permeability of cell membranes and the magnetic orientation of microelements. This can affect the whole plant or animal organism and thus the physiological status of the organism, the central nervous system and neuro-psychical phenomena. The influence of a disturbed geomagnetic field on the living organism is slow and cumulative in time and can cause dysfunction of the organism, but after it stops the dysfunction can regress. After several months the healthy cows were moved in to the geopathogenic stalls and were observed to undergo a reverse process as their hair turned gray, matted, and became poorly rooted in the skin.
Dr Hans Nieper, a widely respected cancer specialist, says in his book, "Revolution in Technology Medicine and Society" : "According to studies I have initiated, at least 92% of all the cancer patients I have examined have remained for long periods of time, especially in respect of their sleeping place, in geopathically stressed zones." Cancer as a disease of location has now become widely accepted amongst cancer specialists in Germany and other European countries. On the advice of geobiologists patients regularly move their beds to safer positions where necessary. These investigations have also spread to other serious illnesses that have also been associated with these geopathic zones and many doctors and cancer specialists use the services of geobiologists to survey the houses of their patients.
Dr. Paul G. Seeger, Former Chief of Cancer Research, Charite` Hospital, Berlin, Germany said ³No serious-minded criticism, be it ever so prejudiced, can afford to ignore proofs of the existence of pathogenic telluric influences. Hundreds of cancer institutes all over the world have spent billions without having found any convincing proof of cancerıs cause. Why has it not been possible to spend a few million of that huge sum for a thorough investigation of telluric radiation as a prime cause of cancer in human beings. Why has this newly discovered continent of knowledge not been applied to cancer prevention?²
How many lives and marriages could have been saved, how much suffering could have been avoided if the understanding of the importance of the influence of geopathic stress upon life on Earth was more widely recognised?
İ Richard Creightmore 2007, Reproduction of this article on geophathic stress in whole or in part, is expressly encouraged (with appropriate acknowledgements please).
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1. Definition and overview of geopathic stress
2. Medical implications of geopathic stress
3. Other symptoms and signs of geopathic stress
Geopathic stress and feng shui
4. Types of geopathic stress
Earth acupuncture case histories
Other geomagnetic and geomantic anomalies
5. History of research on geopathic stress
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