Children and Technology: How to Protect Our Little Ones From EMF

Nowadays, babies not long out of the womb can make use of iPhones attached to babies’ bottles, iPads on potties, wireless nappies and change tables. It’s just a whole new level of ridiculousness that’s really not good for anyone.

All these wireless devices expose us to man-made EMF radiation. It’s often called high-frequency or microwave radiation. No previous generation has ever been exposed during childhood and adolescence to this kind of widespread radiation. My nine-year-old son was born around the time the iPad was launched. So, these kids and the following generations have lived their whole lives surrounded and immersed in man-made high-frequency EMFs, at complete odds with the extremely mild EMFs generated by their own bodies.

Why and How is Wireless Technology Affecting Children?

Let’s look at an iPad. They emit short bursts of pulsed microwave radiation even when we are not using them. These bursts typically occur every 4 seconds or up to 900 times every hour. Even when they are not in use they are continually searching for a signal. Smartphones do the same thing.

Hundreds of studies have linked EMF radiation with ill-health effects: headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, heart problems, infertility, ADHD and autism.

The heart, brain and reproductive organs are most badly affected. It makes sense: we put phones to our ears/brains, iPads close to our face and tablets/laptops on our laps. These organs also contain the highest density of ‘Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels’. When we are exposed to man-made EMFs these gates open, allowing millions of calcium ions into each and every cell, wreaking havoc. A massive inflammatory cascade ensues: inflammation equals disease.

Of course, our hearts and brains run on electricity too (that’s what ECGs and EEGs measure). So, any unnatural form of EMF is bound to affect our own natural electrical systems.

Why are children more at risk than adults?  

Children are not little adults. They are impacted way more than we are because their heads are smaller, their skulls much thinner and right up until about 20 years of age their brains are still developing. Their brain tissue contains more fluid and so is more conductive than ours. The bone marrow and eyes absorb way more radiation than the rest of their body. Stem cells are also much more numerous and active in growing bodies and have been shown to be affected by high-frequency radiation. That’s why when it comes to children and technology, we simply have to be vigilant.

Cancer Risk 

As far back as 2011 high-frequency EMF (this includes WiFi radiation) has been on the World Health Organisation’s Class 2B List of Possible Human Carcinogens. This is based on research showing increased brain cancer in heavy users of mobile phones (that is, 30 minutes per day) with over 10 years of use. Note that was 30 minutes a day – how often do you or children talk for that length of time or longer?

Brain cancer rates are increasing significantly and the longer we spend on the phone and the closer we hold it to our body the higher the risk. There is lots of research screaming at us to take note.

Some really significant studies have been undertaken in recent years that shows that the earlier a child (under twenty years of age) starts using a mobile (or cordless) phone, the higher the risk of developing a malignant brain tumour (glioma) or an acoustic neuroma. The latter is a rare, slowly growing benign tumour found between the ear and the brain. The study showed that children who started using a mobile phone as teenagers go on to develop 4 to 8 times more brain cancers than those who began using phones later in life. The younger the child, the greater the risk. These findings have been corroborated by other major studies such as the Interphone study and the CERENAT study.

Modelling shows that children’s heads absorb more than twice the amount of radiation from a smartphone than an adult. Their bone marrow ten times as much. This increased risk doesn’t just apply to phones but iPads too, as these are often used close to the head. Every single manufacturer of phones and tablets worldwide issues a safety warning in the fine print instructing you not to hold wireless devices close to your body.

Mums aren’t off the hook either. There are many studies that find mobile phone use by mums during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk for behavioural problems, particularly hyperactivity/inattention problems and also autism.

The American Academy of Paediatrics had this to say about smartphones:

“They’re not toys. They have radiation that is emitted from them and the more we can keep it off the body and use (the phone) in other ways, it will be safer”. 

Safety Standards

In 2012, the American Academy of Paediatrics wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission in the USA asking them to review the existing outdated and inappropriate standards for high-frequency radiation. It’s a story for another day, but in short, our regulatory standards do not protect us and Australia is no different. They are not only outdated but they also don’t take into consideration that our cells are adversely affected by this type of radiation (only that it can heat our tissues).

Steps to Reduce Your Child’s EMF Exposure from Technology  

Listed below are many steps you can take that will make a significant difference to your child’s health and wellbeing. Most of these recommendations are similar to those given by the American Academy of Paediatrics.

  • The best way to reduce EMF in the home is to replace your wireless router/modem with a non-wireless router and install ethernet connection points.
  • Use corded plug-in (not wireless) connections for your gaming device, printer, mouse, speakers, tablets, keyboards and headphones.
  • All gaming devices (PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch) emit radiation so time spent on them should be limited and controllers should be wired.
  • To play an app or watch a movie on your device, download it first, then switch to airplane mode while you watch in order to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure.
  • Disable the WiFi and Bluetooth functions on all your laptops, computers and tablets.
  • Smartphones and tablets can also be connected to ethernet using adaptors.
  • Apple TV, Smart TVs, Google Chrome Cast and similar emit EMF and need to be completely unplugged when not in use.
  • At a minimum, turn off your wireless router at night and only turn on during the day when needed.
  • Do not install a router in your bedroom or living area where the family spends a lot of time.
  • At bedtime turn off all mobile phones or put them in airplane mode. Sleep mode will not suffice.
  • Never allow a child to put a phone to their head or keep it in their pocket; older children can use speakerphone or air tubes (a special type of EMF-limiting earphones).
  • Text or email instead of making mobile phone calls or use speakerphone.
  • Never make phone calls in cars, trains or buses. The phone works much harder to get a signal through metal.
  • Never charge a phone or tablet beside your bed, even in airplane mode or when turned off.
  • Pregnant women should keep all wireless devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops) away from their abdomen.
  • Replace DECT cordless phones with corded phones.
  • Set some ground rules to keep the usage of devices down.
  • Work and play outside even if using devices. Nature (grounding and the sun) is your greatest asset when it comes to offsetting the negative effects of man-made EMF.

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Learning to Practice Vaastu


By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

In ancient days, Mayan had an academy in which he taught through the Guru Kulam system – direct transmission of knowledge and experience from Guru or teacher to student. Over time Vaastu Shastras have traditionally only been taught to Vishwakarmans – father to child. It is indeed a privilege that Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati has taught this knowledge in an Academy like setting and has opened up the teaching and authorized Dr. Jessie Mercay to teach in an Academy setting much like Mayan.

Learning this knowledge is a serious and profound undertaking. It cannot be learned in a weekend workshop or even a few weeks. In addition to the technical knowledge that can be learned through lecture and texts, it is an internal process. It’s not only that the brain has to learn this knowledge. Rather, there must be a direct connection with Atman in the cave of the heart cultured in a specific way in order to fully understand this system. One may know the “rules” yet not understand a building plan or the knowledge in general on the level of frequency.

This understanding does not come from the intellect – it comes from direct contact with inner being. This is a higher level of knowing. The teacher must be able to help the student culture that “knowing” over time through specific methods of instruction. It is a process that requires experience and integration. The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology offers that experience and integration. There, the student researches the Primal Source and Force within. From this he or she, comes to understand the Force and to know the qualities of the Supreme Substance. Then and only then can the individual understand life according to Mayan.

Mayan says in the 16th verse of the Pranava Veda:

When those who are searching for the truth in a state of independence understand the force, technology, character and meaning of the knowledge hidden within the Ōm (Light and Sound), then they will acquire the complete knowledge of the five fold Veda.

Mayan indicates that seekers of Truth will find that Truth when they understand the hidden meaning and character of Om. This deep learning can only come from specific guidance through this body of knowledge by a teacher of the tradition. When that occurs, the full Veda will be understood in parts and as a whole.

Mayan also says (Vs. 20) that Pranava Veda and related Vedas guide the way for survival of earthial beings. This knowledge brings order to life and allows humans to exist in a state of harmony, prosperity, and bliss.

The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology invites you to learn this knowledge in the proper setting. You may take introductory one – week courses or the complete program just for the knowledge or you may take the Vaastu certification programs for lay people, architects, and builders. ( Your life will be changed forever.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

Can we fix existing home and make it Vaastu compliant?

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

This question is a very important question and loaded with implication. My Shilpi Guru and I discourage many of the practices done by modern pseudo Vaastu consultants. Vaastu is pretty much an all or nothing proposition. It’s value and qualities are based primarily on just a few points without any of which you don’t have positive Vaastu effects.

These are the conditions necessary for good Vaastu:

  1. A good site that emanates with positive Vaastu dynamics (A certified consultant from AUM S&T is trained to identify a good site as well as to execute all of the Vaastu compliant technology).
  2. Orientation of building with earth grid to be in alignment with Vaastu energy grid so that the built space can capture the Vaastu energy of the earth and Cosmic Space straight on. If the building is more than a few degrees off true north, there is nothing that can be done to help the house and its inmates (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda).
  3. The proper mathematics (house perimeter) that provides energetic qualities of Vaastu that is helpful for humanity.
  4. An open Brahmasthan to allow the Vaastu energy to flow in smoothly from the ground (Vaastu Brahman) and from Consciousness (Cosmic Space – not outer space, Vastu Brahmam or Quantum Field) directly above the building.
  5. Placement of rooms and their living functions in accordance with the qualities of the distributed energy flowing through the Brahmasthan from the earth and Cosmic Space.
  6. Elevational properties, wall placements, bathroom, stairs, etc., and other aspects properly executed.
  7. Slope of land, placement of utilities, water bodies, trees, etc.
  8. A design or house plan that is beautiful, functional, and spiritually uplifting.
  9. Careful and proper execution of the building plan to 1/16th of an inch.

Then of course, there are the many Vaastu building codes that enrich and maintain Vaastu compliance. Above all, the first five must be present.

  • Without proper orientation on the earth grid, you have no smooth flow of Vaastu energy into the enclosed space – the energy is distorted.
  • Without the proper mathematics you have faulty energy being produced by the built space.

Without these, you have nothing but distorted energy being produced.

  • If the Brahmasthan (center of the house) is covered or has walls going through it, the energy is suppressed. (No fountains, tables, plants, pillars, posts, or anything else in the Brahmasthan – they suppress the Vaastu energy coming up from the earth.)

These points are directly referenced in the Vaastu Shastras. The Vaastu Shastras and Agamas are the only authority on Vaastu. There is not one single reference in Vaastu Shastras or Agamas that suggests ways to “fix” a non – Vaastu compliant house. The concept of “fixing” a non – Vaastu house is completely made up by individuals who have never read the Vaastu Shastras or Agamas and have not studied at length with the only people living who understand Vaastu Shastras – Sthapatis and Shilpis.

It is almost impossible to find existing built space with these basic qualities present. If any one is missing (especially 2,3,4) then you really don’t have a Vaastu house. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear. It is the mathematics of the main wall that determines the quality of the energy in built space. Then the orientation on the earth grid and open house center that activate the energy. So in this respect, a building is Vaastu or not. (This is not to say you can have these three and ignore all of the other building codes – you can’t – you want to optimize the flow of energy in the structure).

No manner of chimes, yantras, crystals etc., is going to correct the fundamental existing energy of the house. What I mean is that none of these so – called correction devices change the orientation or mathematics of the house. Without proper orientation and mathematics (perimeter of the house) the energy produced by the house will be improper.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

The Universal Energy!

We are whirling through endless space, with an inconceivable speed, all around everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere there is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. Then, with the light obtained from the medium, with the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides. The mere contemplation of these magnificent possibilities expand our minds, strengthens our hopes and fills our hearts with supreme delight.

~ Nikola Tesla

The Five Elements

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

The formation of the Five Elements (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) is the outcome of the self-effulgent nature of the 9X9 Vaastu Purusha Mandala. Each element was created through the commingling of the previous elements – born of Cosmic Space, Om Light and Om Sound. As the unmanifest microabode progresses through its self spin unmanifest qualities of the five elements are distributed throughout the 8X8 cube. When the 8X8 cube springs forth into material existence, the five elements take on material form and are distributed throughout the 9X9 manifest form in the same Brahmasthan of floor plan 99 pattern as in the 8X8 cube. In the center of the cube (Brahmastan) Absolute Space mixes with relative/material space. In other words, the unmanifest and manifest coexist at once.


Each of the five elements has specific qualities. The individual qualities of the five elements support specific activities and purposes in human life. In built space where this 8=9 process intentionally occurs, activities of daily life are assigned to and conducted within the quadrants with the qualities most likely to support those activities. For example, if a structure is aligned with “The Grid” described above, the southeast corner of that grid is dominated bye the element of fire. Assigning activities related to that element (cooking over a fire) creates a life supporting effect on the results of those activities (preparation of food). Thus, in a built space reflecting the qualities of Vaastu Science and Technology, the laws of nature and the dynamic energies and vibrations of the elements of manifestation directly support activities of daily living.

The Thread of Light or Brahma Sutra

The Thread of Light or Brahma Sutra is a pathway of light energy that moves through the house in a straight line parallel to the properly placed front door. It flows from the Bindu point or center point of the Brahmasthan. This vibrating energy string is the central cosmic fire from which OM Light, OM Sound, and the Five Elements arise. Its origin is the central point of the Brahmasthan and extends outward and upward from there. The Brahma Sutra also exists on the vertical plane. It rises vertically through the elevation of the house from the center of the Brahmasthan (Bindu point) as a vertical pillar of Cosmic Fire – a cosmic energy generator. The origin of Vaastu energy in a Vaastu house is from this central point in the house and not from the sun, moon or stars. The properly established Vaastu house generates its own energy and draws from consciousness directly. Hence, we do not want to block the center of the house with walls, tables, fountains, statues or any other object. It must be unobstructed.

The Yoni Line

The Yoni Line (Yoga Naalam) is a pathway of energy that flows from the front door straight through the house to the back door or window -­ placed directly opposite the front door. It allows for the free flow of energy through the structure. That free flow of energy interacts with the aliveness of the house making the entire structure even more vibrant. When properly placed, the structure lives and breathes harmoniously. Yoni refers here to direction – the direction of the face of the house – where the front door is located.

  • A point of interest is that in some forms of home design (Feng Shui for example), the house is closed from the outside as much as possible to contain the energy. In Vaastu Science and Technology, because the structure is actually an energy generator, it is appropriate to allow the energy to flow outward through the Yoni 100 Line, the Brahma Sutra and Soma Sutra lines. The self-effulgent nature of a Vaastu home far surpasses most homes in which the energetic patterns are stagnant or otherwise unknown.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

Truth is Simple, just Remember!

The depth of wisdom contained within the ancient science of Vaastu addresses the heart of the human experience: How do we live in harmony with our deepest Selves and express this harmony in the outer world? It is both deeply personal and profoundly universal. This knowledge is a journey into the heart of the Universal One and also satisfies even the most discerning logical mind. Truth is simple, needs no further explanation, and is never discovered, only remembered. It is time that each of us remembers the timeless path of Vaastu. There is nothing to lose but confusion.

~ Ivri Krzyz, Certified Vaastu Consultant, graduate of The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

Secret of Vaastu – Part 2

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

The Luminous Being (Artha) and the Sonic Being (Sabda) are the raw materials from which material light and sound emerge. And, it is actually this Luminous Being Oli that is at the root of it all aural and visual forms in the manifest world. It is Primal light or Luminous Form that is in fact called Vastu.

How do both of these events occur? They occur through a grammar or mathematical order. It is this mathematical order, along with design principles based upon this order that is the secret of Vaastu Shastra. This knowledge is so important and potent that according to Mayan If the proportionate measures fall short of / are reduced, the there would occur severe diseases and if the ordained measures get increased, then the one who commissioned the shilpin for such designs would be ruined, therefore, by all means and efforts, one should design the forms according to the lineaments prescribed.

What is the causal element of this mathematical, grammatical, Mayonic order?

Mayan says that it is the rhythmic pulse of Para Brahman (free from vibration). First we have Para Brahman, which then begins to pulse or vibrate. That vibration is called Tudi, which takes on the name Time. Time implies rhythm or moving pulse. This Time (Kala Brahmam) emits OM light. Everything is implicit in Para Brahman. But then as Para Brahman begins to vibrate, it differentiates itself into Time, OM Light, OM Sound etc.

As stated earlier, this unfolding process occurs in a mathematical order. It is this mathematical order that manifests all of the innumerable qualities of the manifest world. Just as light rays for the color blue have certain qualities that arise from a certain length or mathematical equation, all other qualities of light and sound have their own mathematical wave length. Through Ayadi calculations, we can determine the mathematical wave length (the perimeter of the main wall of the house – Motherwall), which will give rise to qualities that will support human growth and physical and spiritual well-being.

Heavy black line forms main wall or mother wall. (Design by Gretchen Leary, AUM S&T Advanced Student under supervision of Dr. Jessie Mercay)

Mother Wall

The Motherwall

  •  The “Motherwall “ is the primary wall or container that serves to create a space for Consciousness to become conscious – for Vastu (unmanifest energy) to become Vaastu (manifest).
  •  In a home, for example, it is often the main four walls of the house.
  • We call it “Motherwall” because it forms the structure that gives birth to Vastu becoming Vaastu.
  • The Motherwall is constructed on a 9×9 grid and is formed with very specific individualized measurements that cause the central pada (module) to exude specific life-giving qualities that then vibrate through the whole structure. It is through this form that consciousness, Purusha, takes the form of its container.
  • The dweller then begins to vibrate with those same qualities just as a vibrating tuning fork of one pitch causes another tuning fork of the same pitch in close proximity to vibrate.

The calculations used to form the Motherwall are called Ayadi calculations.

  • The Ayadi calculation is chosen to be an exact mathematical calculation that scientifically equates to the personal resonance/vibration of the dweller.
  • With the Ayadi calculation, a number of factors are considered in determining exactly what size the Motherwall must be in order to resonate the effect of consciousness becoming conscious within the dweller when he or she enters and resides in a specific house. This is a vital piece of information that supports the fullness of the Vastu effect.
  • Once the Ayadi calculation is determined, the structure is divided into 9 by 9 modules. The modules can be square or rectangular. These modules help locate important features such as windows and doors on the appropriate grid lines. This maximizes the positive effect of the grid, solar energies and cosmic energies. Extensions (rooms) of various shapes and forms can be added beyond the Motherwall but only in accordance with the mathematical formulas of the Ayadi and modules.

We can say that a house is a convergence of frequencies – a Vaastu or Mayonic house is a convergence of known frequencies determined by Ayadi, which bring spiritual peace, well-being, and happiness.

The Brahmasthan

The central point of the structure is the Brahmasthan. It is the central module, and the adjacent row of modules surrounding the central module of the 9 by 9 grid formed by the Motherwall


  • It is the nucleolus of space from which and in which consciousness becomes conscious. The energy generator for the Vaastu building.
  • Locating the Brahmasthan is of vital importance in breathing life into a structure.
  • This central point can be likened to the nucleus of an atom around which energetic forces revolve.
  • Maximum benefit arises when this central area is designed in harmony with the rest of the structure.
  • The key feature of the Brahmasthan is that it is an autocatalytic energy generator. The qualities and characteristics of the energy generated (happiness, wealth, health, relational and spiritual bliss, success, respect etc.) are determined by the Ayadi calculation of the Motherwall. As described above, these numerical calculations determine the pulse and ultimate frequency of all the modules/ padas and the Brahmasthan. The properly placed walls act as energy conduits. The sum total of these frequencies determines the vibrational frequency of the structure. The vibrational frequency generated by the Brahmasthan creates the same frequency within the body and consciousness of the dweller.

Many so-called Vaastu Consultants who are not properly trained attempt to “open the Brahmasthan” when they are doing “rectification” of non ­ Vaastu compliant houses. This is an improper use of the Shastric knowledge. The qualities of a house are determined by the measure of the main wall, its orientation on true east and true north, and several other points. If the Brahmasthan of a non – compliant house is opened then that may increase any negative traits produced by the measurement of the house and the improper orientation. This can bring misfortune to the inhabitant.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit