The Heart of the Soul

St. Theresa of AvilaThe Heart of the Soul


The Heart of the Soul: Mystics and scientists agree about the heart of all matter – The God Particle – Higgs boson
by Dr. Jessie Mercay

“While I was beseeching Our Lord today…I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.” — St. Teresa of Avila

This description of the soul by St. Teresa of Avila, found in the book “Interior Castles” is extremely similar to the description of the Cosmic Soul and the individuated cosmic soul (Atman) described by Brahmarishi Mayan thousands of years ago. Mayan called this “microabode”. Or smallest abode of consciousness in living beings. He diagrammed the Atman and Cosmic Being through the Vaastu Purusha Mandala with its’ divisions of 8×8 grid (Cosmic or unmanifest level) and 9×9 grid (manifest level). The book “Fabric of the Universe” by Dr. Jessie Mercay describes this in detail. available at bookstore.

Understanding that the Soul is not just a vague idea of some aspect of our self opens the door to direct experience. This direct experience then becomes the doorway to the Infinite Being we all seek. Our aware connection with our own Atman (Soul) changes our life, our goals, our wishes, and our sense of well being. Mystics from all faiths agree that this form called Soul exists literally in the heart of all beings. Certain and specific meditation in a specific environment opens access to this Inner Being. Once that access is there a change in thinking occurs. Thoughts cease to flow from the mind of the brain and one begins to operate on a subtle level where thought arises directly from the mind of the heart. Thought becomes very faint or even imperceptible and one begins to operate from Divine motive rather than individual motive.

At the very least this is a relief because one is not hampered or stressed due to constant thinking. If one has more conscious thoughts, they are direct and pure emanations of the divine. No, it is not as if God is talking to you. That is simply a reflection of duality an not a reflection of oneness. It is more like you are living Gods’ thoughts. That is, this Unity with the Divine through the Atmic experience is a living experience of “let thy will be done.” Let thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven becomes a living reality in that one acts through divine will rather than individual will/personality. Ones true nature is then out-pictured rather than ones personality nature. There is a caveat regarding ones own nature but it is too much to cover here.

Brahmarishi Mayan developed his Vaastu Shastras to create environments that vibrate with an ambiance that promotes ones spiritual well being. These environments cause a specific vibration that causes the human vibration (via the thread of consciousness in the Atman) to become enlivened and in resonance with the Cosmic qualities of spiritual bliss. This enhances ones connection with the heart of the soul – Atman.

Now, to give a little relief to those who are more scientifically minded I will put this in different terms: Brahmarishi Mayan (and apparently St. Therese of Avilla and others) cognized within their selves that there is a field that all material forms arise from called the Quantum Field. This field is one of infinite potential and is the field within which all the material world exists. Physicists say that this Field is infinitely vast and contains the gross material world and minute particles of light and sound – these are also described by Brahmarishi Mayan (about 10,000 BCE).

When these particles become orderly they pulse or vibrate causing specific qualities of energy based upon their wave form. These qualities of energy emerge and become individuated and make up the entire material world.

The juncture of time when the sperm and egg unite begins the life of an individuated being. This act of creation has at its’ root the ignition of these light and sound particles. There is a point at which there is an energy transference from unmanifest Quantum Field to material form. At this point or location there is a light/sound particle some call Atman and that particle multiplies itself and creates flesh around it that we call the physical organ – heart. This initial particle that out pictures the heart and other organs including the entire body, is in fact a tiny particle that can ultimately be identified by physicists. This particle may already be identified at the atom smashing research done at CERN where the so called “God particle” has been discovered. Mayan says this form he saw is indeed as St. Therese described. Mayan also said that this particle goes from a cuboidal shape to a polygonal shape (shown as octagon), and then to a round shape as it becomes fully manifest. (This sequence is demonstrated by the well known image called lingam, which begins with a square bottom, octogonal mid- secetion and circular top). In the picture below from National Geographic, the process of atom smashing reveals this “God particle” (also called Higgs boson) born of immense light and formed into a round form. This coincides with what Mayan described. Researchers in particle physics say that this particle is at the “heart of all matter.”

Finally, we can access this “God particle” within the cave of our heart as described by the mystics and yogis. In accessing this, thoughts cease and we are overcome by a peace beyond all understanding. Living in a Vaastu home or having a small vaastu garbha (building) in your yard increases your opportunity to experience your own “God particle”, your source, and gain this profound well being.



Dr Jessie Mercay

Study Vaastu Shastra, Pranava Veda, and Aintiram with Dr. J. Mercay

Video recorded with AUM students in India February 2014 featuring AUM S&T Chancellor Dr. Jessie Mercay:

Ancient mysteries governing the science and art of sacred architecture (Sthapatya Veda and Vaastu Shastras) used to build King Solomon’s temple, the Great Pyramids, the Mayan and Aztec temples, Macchu Picchu, the great and potent temples of India, and thousands of ancient and modern towns and houses around the world – all vibrant forms which bring inner peace and spiritual bliss to visitors and inhabitants.
Authentic ancient teachings of the world’s most eminent Vastu/Vaastu Architect and sculptor passed down for thousands of years through his lineage from Brahmarishi Mayan – world teacher 10,000 BC. This includes deeply profound spiritual knowledge beyond building architecture.
Mechanics of creation from unmanifest energy (Vastu) to manifest matter (Vaastu) – the formation from Absolute Space and Absolute Time, OM light, OM sound, and the five elements – space, air, fire, water, and earth from their subtle to their gross states.
Application of the mechanics of creation (laws of nature) to land/site selection, soil assessment, proper orientation of buildings, Ayadi calculation (specific units of measure used in Vaastu), building design and construction principles (including positioning of buildings on land, the secrets of the correct measure used in a properly built Vaastu building, positioning of doors, windows, walls, etc.).
Ancient and secret calculation used in built space which cause the space to become vibrant with uplifting and enlightening qualities of Consciousness and spiritual bliss.
Experience with building an authentic Vaastu structure.
Positive and negative effects of all structures on the health, well-being, and bliss of the dweller.
How to assess existing buildings and what you can do to help the occupant in those structures.
Experience the unique vibration of authentic vaastu buildings. This is a direct path to well being and awakening… and much much more.dedicating our work to our beloved Dr V. Ganapati Sthapati

by AUM Student Abhilash Sivadas

New Vastu Shastra Video with Dr. Sthapati Posted

Vastu Architect and AUM S&T Board Member Krithika Karrupiah has posted a wonderful and very accurate video featuring Dr. V. Ganapati  Sthapati on youtube describing the meaning of the Vastu Shastras.






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Vaastu Rahasya – The Secret Science of Consciousness, Matter and Built-Space

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Achievements of Women in Ancient India

Achievements of Women in Ancient India

Seventeen of the seers to whom the hymns of the Rig Veda were revealed were women – rishikas and brahmavadinis. They were Romasa, Lopamudra, Apata, Kadru, Vishvavara, Ghosha, Juhu, Vagambhrini, Paulomi, Jarita, Shraddha-Kamayani, Urvashi, Sharnga, Yami, Indrani, Savitri and Devayani.

The Sama Veda mentions another four: Nodha (or Purvarchchika), Akrishtabhasha, Shikatanivavari (or
Utararchchika) and Ganpayana. This intrigued me so much that I had to learn more about them, but I drew a blank. Who were these wonderful women who were on par with their men and produced the greatest and longest living literature of the world?

In the Vedic period, female brahmavadinis (students) went through the same rigorous discipline as their male counterparts, the brahmacharis. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad describes a ritual to ensure the birth of a daughter who would become a pandita (scholar). The Vedas say that an educated girl should be married to an equally educated man.

A little unknown fact is that girls underwent the upanayana or thread ceremony, Vedic study and savitri vachana (higher studies).

Panini says that women studied the Vedas equally with men. According to the Shrauta and Grihya Sutras, the wife repeated the Vedic mantras equally with their husbands
at religious ceremonies.

The Purva Mimamsa gave women equal rights with men to perform religious ceremonies. Vedic society was generally monogamous, and women had an equal place.[The equals of men]

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Vastu House Build – The First Wall Goes Up!

It’s all hands on deck as the construction crew enlists the aid of the AUM Grad Students on the site to help lift the first wall of the Vastu house going up in Patagonia, Arizona.

Starting in the north east corner and working all the way around in clockwise order the sections will go up and be fastened to the sill plate.

After this wall section was completed enough Vastu Purusha energy was activated that a small dust devil (swirling wind) came blowing through unexpectedly out of the west, as the air element was energised. It swirled at about 4o-50 miles per hour for about 90 seconds and was gone. In it’s wake, ladders, plans and tools were left  scattered around the work site. Everyone wondered, “what just happened?”

Vaastu House Build – Slab Inspection

Dr. Jessie Mercay and AUM S&T Grad students taking a last minute look at the concrete slab before the first wall goes up at the Vastu House build in Arizona.

The construction crew are excited to show off their wood cuts for accuracy.

Vaastu House -Wall Elevations

Dr. Jessie Mercay speaks with AUM graduate students about making sure wall elevation calculations are correct during the Vaastu house build in Patagonia, Arizona.


Love and Resonance

Love and Resonance
In the Vishwakarma tradition I follow there is a concept called resonance. It is due to resonance that the “Vaastu effect” occurs. This resonance is likened to the resonance that occurs when you strike a string on a guitar (for example) and the same string on a guitar next to it voluntarily starts to vibrate. We say that that is what happens when a person spends time in a Vaastu building. That is, the luminous thread of consciousness in the cave of their heart (known as the Brahma sutra) starts to vibrate with the special qualities of the Brahmasutra of a properly built Vaastu building. This is what brings the good qualities of the Vaastu building to the life of the person because the qualities of the luminous thread of light of the building called Brahmasutra transfers its qualities to the individuals thread of light or Brahmasutra and then the Brahmasutra of the individual out-pictures its qualities as their life. So, if you change the frequency or vibration of the Brahmasutra then you change the life of the person.

Well, this resonance spoke of in the Vaastu Shastras and Pranava Veda is called bhakti. It is actually a scientific word coined by Brahmarishi Mayan to describe resonance in Vaastu. Most people think it means “service or love.” While it has come to mean that over time, the origin of the word was developed to describe resonance as a concept.

I was discussing this in class and with that discussion I mentioned that research shows that “love” is really simply a biochemical reaction in the body. I mentioned that our emotions are chemical molecules and that includes “love.” (See the text “Molecules of Emotion” and many other books based on solid research). This is of course disconcerting to most people. The term “bhakti” has become romanticized to mean service to the guru or love of God etc, and it is a hard pill to swallow when the real meaning is discussed.

But, to think of bhakti as love and devotion is a misrepresentation of the real meaning of the word.

After thinking about it further I thought I would define the word more clearly. “Bha” has several interesting meanings that include: A beam of light, luster, brightness, splendor, to look like, to appear as, to shine upon, to show ones’s self as, to come into manifest as.

The suffix “ti” contains among other meanings the idea “to go toward.” It also contains the concept” to attain.”

Furthermore, the Sanskrit noun ”bhakti” is also derived from the verb root ”bhaj”, the meaning of which includes, “to share in” and” to belong to.” It also occurs in compounds where it means, “being a part of” and “that which belongs to or is contained in anything else.”

Hence, putting it all together, we find that “bhakti” refers to a bright, splendorous beam of light (the cosmic Brahmasutra of the building) that looks like ones own beam of light (individual Brahmasutra found in the Atman which resides in the cave of the heart of every living being) that moves toward an individual, shines upon an individual, becomes part of the individual and shares its’ qualities with the individual. This is a perfect description of what Brahmarishi Mayan meant in describing resonance. Hence, the word “bhakti.”

So what about love? Interestingly enough, one of the vibrational qualities of the Brahmasutra of a Vaastu building is referred to as “spiritual bliss.” This sounds like a woo woo word but, in fact, it is a real frequency. This refers to a specific vibration which when experienced is filled with joy, happiness, and immense ecstasy and sense of well-being. Following an upsurge of spiritual bliss a series of emotions may unfold. Among these emotions one may experience something called divine love. Divine love is not the same as human love. It really has no object and is a direct experience of the divine consciousness experiencing itself through you. It has been called rapture and many other things.

When a person has this experience of spiritual bliss and divine love then as the experience fades a bit human love follows. Along with this human love is a sense of wanting to serve the lord in some way. The bhakti or resonance is the cause not the service or love and devotion. In other words, through grace we have the ecstatic experience of spiritual bliss and divine love. We cannot do any service or anything else to create that experience. It is only the divine itself that causes that experience in its’ own time. Then human love and desire to serve follows.

There is satisfaction from loving and serving but that satisfaction is not bhakti. Only the divine causes bhakti. We cannot cause bhakti by our actions of service and devotion. When we enter a Vaastu house or Vaastu temple, there is an automatic bhakti that occurs due to the Divine vibration of the building achieved through application of the numerical order, orientation, and building codes designed to uphold the vibration that are contained contained in Vaastu Shastras. Only very few living people are properly trained to produce a proper Vaastu building. Thos people have spent years at the feet of a traditional Sthapati year after year and have devoted many years to proper study and experience. Their knowledge can only be passed on by the permission of their Sthapati.

In short, a Vaastu building offers Bhakti to an individual by the Brahmasutra (luminous thread of light) extending itself outward and moving to that part of a human (the Brahmasutra of the Atman) that is like itself (the divine spark found in the cave of the hearty) and brings luster and luminosity to the individual.

Bhakti – divine resonance – is for everyone. Mayan said he created this art for the well being of humanity. Now it is available for the world – for you. We are creating these forms for you – all for love.


Why we must strive for inner peace more than ever before?

Why we must strive for inner peace more than ever before:

It is a little known fact that during World War II over 3,600 Americans and 900 British were held by the Japanese in internment/POW camps in the Philippines. Members of my family were among them.

Japan attacked the Philippines on December 8, 1941 the same day as its raid on Pearl Harbor on the Asian side of the International Date Line. Over the ensuing days, the Japanese in Manila placed American and British as well as other world citizens in internment camps. The attached photo is a picture of some of the internees. Some in the photo may actually be my relatives.

My relatives, the Macleod’s, worked in Manila in Shipping and rope manufacturing. My mother lived there also along with some of her cousins, aunts, uncles and her parents. My grandfather worked in the rope industry and invented a hemp-stripping machine. Fortunately she and her parents left before that happened.

In any case, I have cousins living today who were interned as children. You can see from the photo that this was indeed a prisoner of war camp. My cousin in Washington D.C. (now an amazingly successful lawyer) remembers it well.

The urge to dominate comes from an inner emptiness. It comes from a lack of peacefulness inside. While the Japanese were very spiritual people in their own right, their spiritual endeavors by and large failed to take them through the door to Divine bliss – which is the only real source of happiness. Really, this applies to most populations today in spite of the amazing rise in interest in spirituality and religion. No church, dojo, or any other religious or spiritual entity overall seems to truly fill the internal void that causes the urge to dominate and win. If it did then we would not have war and rumors of war.

There was a time when there was no war. People experienced happiness, joy and fulfillment all of the time. This time was thousands of years ago when the arts (dance, music, architecture, sculpture, drawing and painting, and poetry) were based upon a system of measurement and mathematics, which caused the listener, viewer or resident to vibrate in harmony with the Cosmic Force. These were Vaastu arts. This is explained in detail in my book Fabric of The Universe, which can be purchased in the bookstore at

Architecture was considered to be the most important art for creating this elevation of personal vibration because it is a 24/7 vibration. The other arts were important but when the music stopped the resonance stopped. People sleep and work in buildings hence the ongoing experience is available.

We need our society to be transformed through the Vaastu arts. We need our world to be transformed through the Vaastu arts. If you have any inclination to become awakened yourself and to help others become awakened look into the programs offered by You don’t have to become a Vaastu consultant – studying the knowledge will help awaken you.

We need you to help us restore our society – our world. Join us – if not only to restore yourself.