Terrestrial Spaces and Celestial Influences with Robert Svoboda
Terrestrial Spaces and Celestial Influences
Vastu, which is sometimes called India’s feng shui, explores how the internal environment of the human being interacts with the external environments in which those humans live. Our movement over thousands of years from living wholly in natural contexts to residing in complex human-centered settings is mirrored in the evolution of the structures that we build for ourselves, in a progression as it were from Stonehenge to The Shard.
Type of Event
Friday 25th: 18:30 – 20:00 talk
Saturday 26th: 10:00 – 12:00 talk 14:00 – 16:00 Sound Sadhana with Natasha
Sunday 27th: 10:00 - 12:00 talk 13:00 – 15:30 Q&A
Friday night only: £60
During this weekend we will explore ways in which spaces impacts us and we impact spaces, including particularly the use of sound (the tanmatra from which space evolves). Slaves in the South created gospel music, both despite and because of their chains; cathedrals co-created Gregorian chants, Tibetan chants arose as dialogues between the land of Tibet and its denizens. We will , by making our own music, cultivate our own spaces.
Also, since time and space form a continuum, we will as well consider Jyotisha, India’s science of divination. Jyotisha studies light, especially that of the sky’s two great luminaries, viz. the sun and moon. Now that the panchanga or Indian ephemeris is easily available online, we will consider how to correlate spaces with its “Five Limbs” (pancha + anga): the vara (weekday), tithi (lunar day), karana (half lunar day), yoga (angle between sun & moon), and nakshatra (lunar constellation), that students may day by day apply these ceaselessly changing temporal factors to the many spaces in their lives.