In 1977 I broadened my sphere of knowledge by taking a course in Construction Management at a well-known technical institute, which helped significantly in building the first solar home in Edmonton, Alberta. Although I eventually gave up participation in the Solar Energy Society to concentrate on other things, I maintained a reference manual on alternative energy and construction systems as they evolved over the years since then. While reading the works of Edgar Cayce I noted that he had stated that future homes would be made out of a combination of glass and metal. We are still looking for the introduction of such a material: it has been hinted at on occasion, but no proof of its existence has been traced as of yet.
Ameliorating influence of Feng Shui in downtown concrete jungle, Vancouver BC
Many new applications involving concrete have been either marketed or await production financing, but concrete itself is not a suitable environment for human beings. The 'concrete jungle' is what we have been used to for decades and it has been recognised for quite some time now as an unhealthy environment - but no practical replacement has as yet been put into use. There is another disadvantage to concrete, especially living in a high-rise ..... concrete absorbs heat in summer and most of all on the top floor, where builders rarely put enough insulation. The discomfort level can be very high, mitigated a little if there is air-conditioning, but often it has to run day and night, resulting in high electricity bills. Older buildings were made of stone or brick. Both these materials make comfortable residences, although in some climates they would require extra heating in winter to maintain a comfortable environment. In regions with a high rainfall, stone tends to grey quickly (as evidenced in older cities) and requires waterproofing.
Why do we have the desire to get away from built-up areas? We jump in the car and go off into the countryside. The buildings that are often in these concreted areas, including roads and walkways, are not conducive to creating the peaceful atmosphere that one instinctively seeks. The energies of people and all manner of activities and noise leave their marks for a long time, and are trapped there until they finally diminish. What concrete jungles do is to stifle the natural energies from Mother Earth, and disturb what otherwise should be a pleasant and healthy environment. The energies become ugly and discordant and can reach the point of becoming unhealthy in the worst scenario.
Noise is stressful. Yet it is surprising how many people invest in an environment which is subject to continuous noise. Would you be able to live in one of these new condominiums? (picture on right)
This new development is being built right next to the busy Stadium/Chinatown 'Skytrain' station (light rail transit), where trains run from 5 am till 1 am in 3 minute intervals, in both directions; you can also see the roofs of Vancouver's two principal sports arenas - GM Place, for hockey fans, and BC Place or Stadium for football and business shows, ensuring a riotous weekend throughout the year(especially when the local team wins); main thoroughfares crisscross in several directions, and the sirens of emergency vehicles can be heard throughout the night.This photo was taken from our living-room window and WE are disturbed by these unwelcome sounds, so you can imagine what it would be like living so much closer to the source!
Busy intersection, noisy environment, in downtown Vancouver BC
One aspect overlooked in North America - I believe it was even rejected at one time - is the old law in Britain known as "ancient lights". It dates back to 1832 (The Prescription Act) and ensures that anyone who has enjoyed light through a window for 20 years or more can continue to enjoy this level of light indefinitely. Not looked upon kindly by building contractors! but it recognises the importance that light has to life. There are some building systems which can be introduced right now which can contribute to better living, stronger construction or quicker turnaround time:
Where we would all like to be ..... so long as we have a spacecraft to pick up and deliver groceries .....
In the future each building will be self-sufficient to a great extent. Its shape will be round or rounded, which also protects against high winds and weather extremes, or dome-shaped, if suitable materials are made available (i.e., other than concrete). An interesting glimpse of future habitat was given by St Germain in his 2003 message "Looking down the Road at 2008" ..... although the timeframe has since changed.
- The laws of structural engineering have been rewritten, according to the Engineering Department of the University of Alberta, the University of BC and a similar institute in Japan, by the concept of the Wolfhook, a component locking device, (see http://web.mac.com/wwilbert1 and http://hookandbuild.ning.com/profile/wolf) patented by Wolf Wilbert (see also http://www.buildinggreentv.com/user/hookandbuild), which adds immense strength to the post and beam framework of any building. The new trade name for this advanced technology is "Hook&Build ™ Building Systems"
- One other alternative in building construction would be a return to dowels rather than nails, which likewise binds the components together, although shrinkage might play a factor here and cause looseness over time. This would also alter the emphasis on trades within the construction industry.These two concepts should result in a building structure unaffected by the most intense weather patterns, and which should remain intact even during seismic disturbances.
- Reusable forms for the construction, in jigsaw fashion, of floors in high-rise buildings (see http://nesara.insights2.org/Construction.html for illustrations). Back in the '50s in Western Germany a concrete foamed block was marketed which allowed houses to be built in a couple of days. The standard construction block was 1 meter long and could easily be picked up by one man. An attempt was made to introduce it into Canada, but it fell foul of the building code, which other manufacturers in collusion with government made sure was not changed. Of course, this was also made partly of concrete so it was not an ideal construction material. One other aspect still not recognised - and it would be very inconvenient to recognise it - is that human beings should NOT live one on top of another, such as happens in high-rise buildings.
Interior of a dome-shaped dwelling
Prefabricated floor sections for a high rise
There is a lack of understanding of life, deliberately omitted from our education systems - see http://nesara.insights2.org/Education.html (they are directed more to the 'dumbing-down' of future generations rather than instilling them with knowledge), which results in the essentials of living being largely ignored by the construction industry. A human being constantly emits energy in the form of frequencies, which radiate mainly vertically, both up and down (radially to some extent also - about one meter in general). These emanations can consist of very negative energies - anger, jealousy, outbursts of rage, or even more serious emotions and actions, which then travel vertically and are picked up by everyone in its path. That means that in a 30-story-building, if you live on the 20th floor, you have the energies of 19 families below you and ten families above you to contend with. That may be part of the reason why you cannot sleep well at night. So these great views from the penthouse come with some real disadvantages. High-rises allow a much higher population density, but at a real cost to liveability. The townhouse may offer the best solution for downtown living - unless one has noisy neighbours. It is always difficult to know just how much noise the walls will absorb and how much residual, unwelcome noise will come through to you. The only real alternative left is the free-standing dwelling, which could be the ultimate in living, but involves quite a bit more work on the individual's part to maintain to acceptable standards, and eats up 'valuable' urban space. Living in the country does not present the same problems, but can we all live in the country? In this computer age, it has been suggested that this is quite a possibility. Working from home however poses one major social or psychological problem: lack of regular interaction with one's fellow workers or peers. Living in communities has been a subject of discussion for decades. Originally it inferred communal living, which was definitely not for everyone, but that is not the case today. Even a small town or village is essentially a community, although it may lack the bonds that a new, intentional community can achieve. Advanced communities were designed to be independent of work opportunities outside that community. A rather surprising alternative has caught on in New Zealand - the Mongolian lifestyle. The contemporary and comfortable "yurt" is described in an article from the Epoch Times in our Appendix.
View of an actual Domed House
Utilities will change dramatically. There will be no more power lines as electricity will be created in situ - within a residence or office - or within a residential or office block, and it will be free of charge. There will be no more unsightly lines overhead, nor construction work to fix problems in underground wiring. What an improvement that will be. We already have systems which will not only purify water on an ongoing basis, but even increase the vibration of the water supply, which will in turn affect not only the consumer, but wastewater and the soils through which it passes. These should be improved still further in the future and the poisonous sodium fluoride which is put into municipal water supplies will be banned nationwide. It is beyond understanding as to why a civilised, 'educated' population could stand idly by while their government poisons them at every opportunity ..... telling them at the same time that it is for the good of their health ..... Just one more shock when the NESARA announcement is made. The most outstanding name in the science of water was Viktor Schauberger of Austria, a country known for the purity of its waters, and many systems have been derived from his research. More recently Dr Masaru Emoto of Japan (www.hado.net) added to research on water, but the desire to make a fortune out of new discoveries has often set back progress, as on occasion the unique waters discoverd have been nullified by Celestial forces because of commercial greed and the desire to keep the knowledge to oneself (as happened in Turkey in 1999). Johann Grander of Austria more recently developed a permanent filtration system, which has since been improved upon, and there are also structured water or superionised water systems, which make the choice more and more difficult for the layman. An article on "Living Water" and the book with this title, written by Olof Alexandersson in 1982, is recommended for further understanding.
Rural life in older communities - the walled town of Bacharach in Germany
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