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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette    Translate This Article
Fort Wayne, United States
17 July 2005

On 17 July 2005 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported: The influence of architecture on health and well-being is gaining increasing attention from architects, homeowners and even scientists. According to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (US) nearly 160 people gathered last month at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to hear architect Jonathan Lipman and other proponents of Vedic Architecture discuss the influence of design and construction in accord with 'a system of immutable principles, which Lipman refers to as 'natural law'. Attendance at this year's conference - which was sold-out - was six times greater than that of the conference four years ago. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

Lipman, chief architect of Maharishi Global Construction and former president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, is quoted as saying 'The most powerful influence of natural law on the Earth is the sun.' He explains that 'In Vedic (theory), the influence of the sun right around the time of sunrise has a whole set of specific nourishing influences. A building acts as a kind of intermediary between us and the sun, and early-morning light is most available to us if that building faces in that direction.'

According to Lipman, when our lives in harmony with natural law we enjoy health and success, but when they are not, suffering ensues.

Another speaker at the conference, developer Jeffrey S. Abramson, describes his own experience in a home built according to the principles Vedic Architecture. He said that as soon as he moved into his new home, he immediately felt 'unrestricted. It was as if I had handcuffs on all my life, and the handcuffs were taken off—as if natural law was coming and working for me. I had partnered now with the agency that was running the entire universe. I started to excel. I started to blossom.'

Abramson now wants to share these benefits with others. His next project is to build an office and hotel complex, Tower II, in Rockville, MD, which will take advantage of all of the principles of Vedic Architecture.

For those who would like to see scientific confirmation of these principles, Lipman cites research published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicating that rats are orientation- or direction-sensitive and he welcomes research that would confirm that the same is true of humans. The article states that 'It seems like an issue tailor-made for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, a coalition of architects and brain scientists' who, according to board member Esther Sternberg, have come together 'to try and address how modern principles of neuroscience can inform questions of how the elements of physical space effect creativity, cognition and mood.'

A colleague of Sternberg, architect John Eberhard, has done research that may help explain some of the benefits experienced with Vedic Archecture. His 'research into human responses to architectural proportion suggests that people might be hard-wired to appreciate the scale and balance that Vedic architects employ as a matter of doctrine.'

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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