term Geopathic comes from two
Greek words: geo meaning 'of the earth' and pathos meaning 'suffering'
or 'disease'. The word literally means disease or suffering of the
earth and the term Geopathic Stress (GS) refers to earth energies that
are harmful to man.
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It is known that whilst there
are natural energies emanating from the earth that are beneficial to
mankind, there are others that can cause discomfort, physical, mental
and emotional discord and, if exposed for long enough periods, illness
and disease. This is known as Geopathic Stress (GS) and usually runs in
lines through the earth. Where a house is built on top of such a line
the energies will run through the house. The harmful energy will travel
vertically as well as horizontally regardless of any building materials
in the way, in much the same way that certain electromagnetic energies
are not inhibited by walls etc. This means that a person
in a bedroom directly above the line will also be prone to any harmful
effects. The greater the amount of time spent in these 'fields' the
higher the risk of illness occurring is. Much research has been
undertaken concerning this phenomenon and it has been well documented
that there is a wide range of symptoms thought to be caused by GS.
These include: poor quality of sleep, anxiety, lethargy, headaches,
depression, MS, ME, miscarriages and birth defects, allergies and
Children are particularly vulnerable to some of these
GS may be caused by natural factors such as underground streams,
geological faults and cavities, or man-made such as railway cuttings,
motorways & tunnels, building foundations, quarries,
battlegrounds etc. – basically anywhere where there has been
lack of honouring the earth, or physical disruptions. Geopathic stress
can be detected by dowsing- a
method whereby the Practitioner uses rods
or a pendulum to locate the energies. This is usually done
but may also be done remotely. In most cases it is possible to remove
the GS, either by earth acupuncture or by using various 'tools' which
may be crystals, essences, symbols and talismans, fire, etc.
A full Feng
Shui consultation checks for
these energies and includes
removal if any is found.
A Healthy Homes check soley concentrates on detection, advice, and
removal of Geopathic Stress and Emf (electro
There are also electronic devices available, such as Radi Tech, that
whilst not actually removing the source are effective at neutralizing
the harmful energies.
you would like to read some research done on Geopathic stress there is
much on the internet. Here are just a few sites and examples:
Gustav Freiherr von Pohl.
In 1929 this highly respected German researcher mapped danger areas in
houses in Vilsburg, South Germany, which were then investigated by the
German Central Committee for Cancer Research in Berlin.
After checking the local hospital records it was found that all 54
patients who had died of cancer, since records had been kept, had slept
in beds above points marked on von Pohl’s map of earth energy
concentrations. Further research, carried out by von Pohl and other
doctors, added asthma, depression, rheumatism, arthritis, MS, heart
problems and a host of other disorders to the list of illnesses that
harmful earth radiation seemed to help initiate or exacerbate.
One of the most extensive research projects was started by the
Austrian, Kathe Bachler, in the 1970s.
She dowsed 3,000 apartments in 14 countries and interviewed 11,000
people. She concluded that 95% of the ‘problem’
children she investigated slept in beds or worked at desks that were
placed at harmful sites. She also checked a sample of 500 cancer cases;
everyone was found to be sleeping over harmful earth radiation. Her
findings were published in Austria in 1978 in a best selling book, that
has since been published in Britain with the appropriate title
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,' 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
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