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. (aumcourses@aumscience.com) 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, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

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,  aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

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, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

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, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

Secret of Vaastu – Part 1

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Ayadi Calculations: Measures of Light and Sound That Bring Spiritual Peace and Comfort

Spiritual calmness, spiritual bliss and material well-being are the most sought after goals of human kind. These are the qualities offered by buildings created by the use of principles of Vaastu Science and Technology. Manifesting these qualities requires knowledge of unique mathematical formulas articulated in the tradition of Vaastu Science and Technology.

These formulae consider the perimeter of the temple or house, the ratio between the length and the width of the perimeter, the height of the ceilings/ walls, the height and pitch of the roof, the size of windows and doors, the size of open space in the center of the temple or house, and more. The Shilpis of India have kept this secret for millennia. The fundamental measure from which many of the above measures are derived is called Ayadi Calculation or Ayadi Gananam. This calculation forms the core of Vaastu Technology and was known as Vaastu rahasya – secret of Vaastu.

The harmonious resonation of the wavelength of the building with that of the inmates is the main aim of Ayadi Gananam. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati; Ayadi Calculations, 2003)

Ayadi calculation is a measure of the exact size of the container that encloses space. Space is filled with vibrating energy particles. When Space is enclosed, the size and shape of the boundaries that enclose that space and those particles determine the frequency in which the space vibrates.

If four walls such as in a building enclose energetic space, the building becomes alive with that special energy and becomes a living organism with rhythmic vibrancy determined by the Ayadi measurement. Just as we humans feel and vibrate with cosmic essence, the Temple or house also feels and vibrates. A specific Ayadi calculation is chosen that has a known rhythmic vibration that promotes spiritual bliss and material wellbeing. The calculations chosen will resonate those qualities our own inner vibrations and by this resonance the dweller of the house is able to be in harmony and communion with the universal space (Mayamatam) and to experience spiritual bliss.

The use of arbitrary length and width measurements are to be avoided. Or else, it would cause disorder in the energy flow within the built space. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati; Ayadi Calculations, Mathematics of Vibrational Matching, 11/2003)

If the proportionate measures fall short of /are reduced, then there would occur severe diseases and if the ordained measures get  increased, then the one who commissions the silpin for such designs, would be ruined. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Who Created God, P. 99)

Modern architecture uses arbitrary measures in its design and more often than not it falls short or goes beyond measures that produce life – giving qualities. While modern architectural measures may make sense in terms of utility, they do not make sense to God.

The concept of visible and aural forms is explored in Pranava Veda, and Upanishads such as Tejo Bindu. Tejo Bindu describes two Brahmans – Sabda (sound) and Para Brahman (light). This Upanishad echoes Mayans assertion that to understand the material world you must understand the unmanifest world. Like that, Tejo Bindu asserts that to understand Sabda (sound) you must understand Para Brahmam (light). Implicit in Mayan’s statement is the concept that the unmanifest brings forth the manifest. And, implicit in Tejo Bindu, light brings forth sound.

Understanding that light precedes sound, helps us to understand that sound has its basis in inner vision. This inner vision is likened to intuition and is subtle in nature. It is this inner vision that brings meaning to the sound that we hear. This meaning is really only derived by the action of the Unmanifest Pure Brahmam. It is awareness itself. When we allow ourselves to be quiet inside we can experience our own inner awareness – inner vision – Brahmam. This awareness is called Artha Brahmam or Vastu Brahmam by the shilpins. Vastu Brahmam is called Oli in Tamil – meaning light 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.


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, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.