Creating Sacred Space

by Christan Hummel

The beating of a shaman’s drum, the labyrinth at Chartres and Feng Shui, what do they all have in common? All are attempts by different cultures to harmonize their space with their environment. Temples throughout time from Stone Henge to the Great Pyramid attest to humanity’s desire to create sacred space, a Heaven world here on Earth. In ancient times this knowledge of how to harmonize our living space with nature and the cosmos was passed down from the ancient Celts, Chinese, Egyptians, later the Pythagorean schools in Greece, and into the West through Europe. However where can these traditions be found alive today in our modern culture? Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art whereby one aligned with the forces of nature to create harmony in one’s environment, makes little sense to most people and seems to be in the jurisdiction of a handful of experts.

Our modern cities are testaments to a world addicted to unbridled growth at any cost. Today, electromagnetic stresses, pollution, and negative telluric energies plague us in a manner unprecedented in human history. In such conditions, is it possible to create sacred space in our living environments today?

While times have changed, basic principles have not. Sacred sound, sacred geometry, prayer, ceremony–all are still effective methods of raising the vibrations of the space where we live, and for our planet as well. And while this may sound too simple for most to believe, case histories exist worldwide which surprise even those who have witnessed the results, attesting to the timeless power of such practices and intentions. Cities throughout the world,
Frankfurt, Bilbao, Auckland, Los Angeles, just to name a few, have experienced such results as lower crime rate, reduced drug use, pollution and revival of natural resources. All with such simple techniques as what our ancestors practiced in times past.

Can the same be done for one’s home? In short, yes. A few of the most common changes that people have experienced when harmonizing their space with their environment: more energy, better sleep, enhanced learning among students, improved relationships, increased financial flow, increased plant growth, better health among animals in the area, and more.

While anecdotal stories abound, scientific research has been conducted in Europe studying the connections between environmental stresses and ADD, Cancer, and numerous other diseases. In Germany, out of 5,000 cancer patients, a 93% correlation was discovered between the negative electromagnetic energy lines and their cancer. In Austria, Katie Bachler studied 3,000 students with A.D.D. who had negative earth energies running through their homes. When negated, the ADD behaviour was reduced in over 90% of the cases.

Our modern times have created greater problems, but have also created different solutions to the same age old quest: how to create sacred space on earth. Now is a crucial time to make our homes our temples, places where the sacred vibrations from them radiate out to heal our families and communities.

© 2003 Christan Hummel & BSD EEG

Christan Hummel is an international author, lecturer, and workshop leader. She has taught thousands around the world how to create sacred space in their homes and cities. For information about her upcoming workshops see her website at: