Working with Chi Energy
in Our Homes and Communities
Building with the Breath of Life is the definitive introduction to the emerging field of energetic design. This new work, companion volume to Bender's acclaimed Silence, Song and Shadows, provides the detailed historical, conceptual, and how-to information for working with chi energy in our surroundings:
* Exciting new findings concerning the widespread historical use of chi energy in building and community design in Egyptian, Mayan, Asian, Native American and European cultures.
* The necessary theoretical concepts from Chinese feng shui, the energetic practices of other cultures, and contemporary research.
* What is needed for the reader to successfully apply energetics in their personal surroundings and their work:
energetic design tools
exercises for learning to work with chi and intention
how to analyze our homes and communities from an energetic perspective
examples of successful use of energetic design in our culture
access to a wealth of resources for more in-depth exploration of all aspects of chi design.
* Vital new perspectives on the role of chi and the sacred in personal, community, and planetary health; interaction of work with chi energy in our bodies and in our surroundings; and significance of the acknowledgment of chi occuring today in our society.
The materials in this new volume lay the groundwork for transformation in the way we design, use, and relate to our homes, communities, and natural surroundings. Recent breakthroughs in actual verification of energy pathways in our bodies, the medical effects of acupuncture, and highly-effective techniques for experiencing and working with bodily chi energy create an urgency for gaining deeper understanding of how chi affects vital aspects of our lives such as our interaction with our surroundings.
Bender's path breaking work provides vital new perspectives on the role of chi and the sacred in personal, community, and planetary health. It gives new context for our work with chi energy in our bodies; and gives new significance to the in-process acknowledgment of chi by our society. The materials in this new volume lay the groundwork for transformation in the way we design, use, and relate to our surroundings. Building with the Breath of Life is the definitive introduction to the new field of energetic design.
288pp, 300 illustrations, 8.5"x11" - $28