Geomancy literally means, “divining the Earth”. It is an art that analyses the subtle earth energies that ebb and flow throughout the landscape, influencing health and wealth; home, garden and office alike. Geomancy works harmoniously with these energies to enhance our relationship with Spirit and Place.
“It is vitally important for a human-made structure to honour and make connections with the physical environment. This creates stability, acceptance by the spirit of the land, and very real anchor lines which allow energy flow between the structure and surrounding landscape.”
–Ivan McBeth (9 June 1953 – 23 September 2016)
Every culture has ancient geomantic traditions – the Chinese tradition is feng-shui. Like feng-shui, geomancy can tell you what’s wrong with the energies in your home or workplace, and how to correct them. In addition, Western geomancy utilises dowsing and earth acupuncture techniques to deal with geopathic stress and balance the subtle earth energies. Many of our practitioners also use scientific instrumentation to assess electromagnetic and microwave pollution (or technopathic stress) – an increasing problem for many people in our technologically advanced and gadget-obsessed society.
Geomancy is also interested in the location and orientation of new spaces, particularly ones that enhance our connection to Spirit. If you want to know where the power centre is in your garden so you can build a temple, or if you want to know the best place for an altar in your living room; a geomancer can tell you.
Whether your sacred space is a single crystal, a personal altar, a standing stone, medicine wheel, labyrinth, stone circle or something larger; geomancy can help you design, locate, align and activate the space so that it connects with and enhances the natural energies of the earth.
In a secular context, geomancy offers space-clearing services for atmospheric realignment. Underground water and earth energies have been associated with geopathic stress, ‘sick building syndrome’, and even psycho-spiritual disturbances such as ghosts, poltergeists and so on. Spirit release is an essential part of geomantic training.
In our modern society it is increasingly common for houses and other buildings to be sited over such geopathic stress zones.
Some people are sensitive to these energies, and over a period of prolonged exposure their immune system can become suppressed, leading to disturbed sleep, chronic fatigue or more serious illness. See our section on Secular Space for more details.
Geomancers are trained to detect and manipulate these energies to minimise their detrimental effects and restore balance to the area.
The space-clearing process also releases and transmutes the stagnant energies in a space and allows us to replace them with supportive and positive energies in our homes and offices. It can often be a liberating and transformative experience for the inhabitants.
As continuing psychic hygiene and maintenance of a space is paramount in geomantic awareness, space-clearing is fundamental to both sacred and secular geomantic practice.
Geomancy can also be employed in a larger landscape context, bringing health and vitality to the land and the beings who live on it. In an agricultural situation, this can result in enhanced crop yields, reduction in pests and disease, better-tasting and healthier food.
Please contact us to discuss your personal geomantic requirements.