The sacred studies of Feng Shui in China, Vaastu in India and geomancy elsewhere have for millennia mapped the path of the Earth's subtle energies. They have endeavored to bring harmony and well-being to people, buildings and the environment. In contrast to their antiquity of the sacred studies, modern scientific study of the Earth's energies is in its infancy.
These ancient traditions were once specific to their cultures, but over the last fifty years they have found worldwide application in all aspecits of architecture. Interest has spread with the realization that our environments are more toxic in both land and buildings and are suffering from geopathic stress.
Feng shui and Vaastu Shastra are sacred, mysterious studies. They aim to create a healthier environment by balancing the flow of positive and negative energies.