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Palace of Peace unifies human, nature
by Donna Wick

The Villager    Translate This Article
26 August 2005

On 26 August 2005 The Villager reported: A new Texas Peace Palace was constructed according to the ancient science of Vedic Architecture, 'a philosophy of immutable principles that guide human activity toward alignment with an overreaching universal intelligence'. Writer Donna Wick of The Villager went on to observe that combining Vedic Architecture with the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Programme (TM) provides a 'divine formula for a feeling of well-being for those within the building as well as those located in its proximity'. 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 world peace.

The Peace Palace is being built by Howard Settle, president and CEO of RAAM Global Energy Company. Settle's company will occupy the second and third floors of the building. 'My wife and I used these principles when we built our home in Kentucky,' Settle told Wick. 'The effect was dramatic and we experienced a deep feeling of peace and coherency.'

Settle went on to build his Lexington, Kentucky company headquarters according to the principles of Vedic Architecture and because, as he explained it, 'we have experienced unparalleled success', he decided to build a second office building in Texas.

The first floor of the will house the Peace Palace offices where people can learn the Transcendental Meditation Programme, take health and education courses, and participate in a Vedic Health Spa.

Wick also interviewed Sue Weller, the building's architect who specializes in Vedic Architecture. She explained, 'Vedic Architecture maintains four pillars of design which are: orientation of the building, placement of rooms, the proportions, and natural building materials.'

Weller continued, 'The building must face due east or due north, oriented exactly to the earth's equator and the axis of the north and south poles. Each room in the building is carefully placed to resonate with the different energies of the sun as it moves across the sky. The mathematical proportions of the house and each room are calculated according to ancient Vedic formulas.'

She also explained that Vedic Architecture uses 'green' building principles, building with natural/non-toxic materials, in order to avoid the hazards of toxic materials and construction methods so prevalent in modern architecture.

The article ended with a quote from Howard Settle. 'I built this building so that others could bring their lives in harmony with nature. There is a way for people to have greater clarity and efficiency in their lives and I hope they find that here.'

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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