Welcome to American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

About AUM S&T

The world's prime site for Vastu and Vaastu* knowledge and course of study in the Vastu Shastras as disseminated by the pre-eminent author, scholar, the late Shilpi Guru Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati.

We are the only institution or entity in the Americas authorized in writing by the world’s most renowned traditional architect and sculptor, the late Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, to use his name and materials in teaching Sthapatya Veda, Mayonic Science and Technology, Vastu Science, and Vaastu Science and Technology.

American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

Our curriculum is the only academic curriculum approved for certifying architects, builders, and non-architects in this field based on the ancient Vastu Shastras and found in the Aintiram.

In addition, this institution is the only teaching entity in the western world that functions under the direct guidance of an authentic Sthapati – Shilpi Guru. You can be assured that learning and studying through The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology you will receive the best possible education in the field of Vastu-based Indian Architecture, truly life supporting building design and structure.

AUM S&T’s main objective is to provide a learning environment, faculty, and learning experiences that will step by step produce the finest learning experience available for individuals interested in Mayonic Science and Technology.

*The correct distinction between these two terms is elaborated upon during study

American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

At A Glance

Established
In 2006 Dr. Ganapati Sthapati appointed Dr. Jessie J. Mercay as Chancellor of the American University of Mayonic Science and Technology in order to widely propagate this knowledge to the western world in a systematic and dignified way.

Accreditation
While we have developed our curriculum using accreditation guidelines, The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology has chosen to not pursue accreditation at this time.

Licensure
The US Department of Education has no official policies on licensure other than this: Licensure of Universities is solely under the jurisdiction of the State within which the University resides or has its domicile. The American University of Mayonic Science is a distance learning Internet based organization therefore we do not reside in any State nor do we have an office or campus in any State. Our primary authority for functioning is the Vaastu Vedic Research Foundation and the International Institute of Mayonic Science and Technology, both of Chennai, India.

Faculty
Dr. Jessie Mercay is chancellor and has appointed a number of her master’s students to participate in the teaching and critique process. Insert number of students who are now practicing in the field. Insert numbers of additional board members here?

Students
Students of AUMS&T come from a diverse spectrum of cultural, professional and experiential backgrounds. Current students range from licensed architects to artists to engineers of various expertise.

Honors
In her role as Chancellor of AUM S&T, Dr. Mercay now teaches the Cornerstone series every summer in Patagonia, Arizona, to dedicated students. In addition to her recognition and doctorates of scholarly study and writing in Mayonic Science and Technology, Vaastu Shastras, and Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda, Dr. Mercay also trained with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, taught TM for numerous years and holds three PhD degrees and graduate certificates in various fields of related study. She has been a student of meditation and Vedic literature for over twenty-five years. In January of 2017, Dr. Mercay was awarded the highest honor possible in this tradition by Dr. Ganapati Sthapati’s family and fellow scholars: the title of Vaastu Rathna which translates to mean Gem of Vaastu Shastras. She is the only westerner to have received this honor.

Mission Statement

The mission of AUM S&T is five-fold and is summarized by the word SPACE:

Specialize: AUM S&T specializes in a body of knowledge called Mayonic Science and Technology. While courses in allied fields may be taught, those courses must relate to or amplify Mayonic Science and Technology.

Perpetuate: AUM S&T aims to perpetuate Mayonic Science and Technology (Vastu Science and Vaastu Science and Technology) in its wholeness and purity for present and future generations.

American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

Accredit:
As an institution, AUM S&T seeks to provide an avenue whereby individuals may obtain in-depth and quality education that provides them with accreditation and or certification in the field of Mayonic Science and Technology, Vastu Science and Vaastu Science and Technology.

Collaborate:
AUM S&T seeks and supports collaboration with other educational institutions and organizations that are interested in Mayonic Science and Technology. That may include Schools of Architecture, eco building organizations, trade schools etc.

Educate:
The body of knowledge that AUM S&T specializes in, perpetuates, accredits, and collaborates is a boon to human kind and has the potential to bring peace and harmony to individuals all over the world. Thus, it is our primary mission to educate individuals and groups in Mayonic Science and Technology, authentic Vastu Science, Vaastu Science and Technology.

AUM S&T Campaign
AUM S&T’s main objective is to provide a learning environment, faculty, and learning experiences that will step by step produce the finest learning experience available for individuals interested in Mayonic Science and Technology.

More Information
For more information, please email us at: aumcourses@aumscience.com

Academic Experience

Understanding Dr. Jessie Mercay

Quote from Kiran Manchikanti, Class of 2015

Dr. Jessie has shared with us over and over again that this journey of studying and applying Mayonic Science and Technology changes our life.  We develop the ability to be aware of our surroundings, tune into the energy of what is around us, center ourselves in our atman.  We do this over and over again, and it becomes a part of us.  Sitting in the quietness and infinite potential of the atman allows us to act consciously, move in the same patterns as nature, and think less and respond more from the strength and power of the Source Itself.  It is life giving, and allows us to live to our fullest potential. Being a vaastu consultant, architect, or ambassador becomes a joy and a thrill.  We bask in the bliss of what we are consciously manifesting, and the process itself is all that is needed.  We don’t have to wait for the end result.  Just picking up a pencil and making the bindu, then the line, then another line, is all it takes.  Reading one passage from the Aintiram or Pranava Veda in Tamil is all it takes. This study and practice makes sense of ourselves and the world we live in, it has practical application, and it serves for the good of others.

Stephen S. Nagy, M.D.

When I took the Cornerstone Course, I was curious about Vastu energy and it’s centrality in information I saw regarding the design of Vaastu buildings. I supose that each individual approaches this concept with a level of skepticism or acceptance based upon their life history, character,  and other factors. I wanted to believe these concepts, but needed some personal observations and experiences before I’d be convinced. One day the class was tasked with using stakes, batter boards, and nylon string to lay out the foundation “footprint” of a Vaastu structure, including the sutra lines.  We took a long morning to lay it out, and then looked at the shape and strings for several days before taking it down. It was only after the course that I noticed that photos taken after a few days showed that the grass growing directly under the strings marking the motherwall and sutra lines was longer and greener than other grass around it.  This was remarkable to see, and confirmed in a direct way that the strings used to mark a Vastu space had unexpected beneficial properties affecting the grass growing underneath the strings.  This was an observation and experience which was unexpected and impossible to explain  using any set of concepts apart from Vastu and Vaastu energy.

Asheem

Master student

AUMST is likely the only place in the world where you can you can learn to build a home dwelling, meditation hall and entire town or community in strict accordance with Vaastu Shastras.   The curriculum catalyzes a profound spiritual awakening within the student that is not only life changing but astonishing.  By the end of the program you will be amazed to find yourself amongst the very few who can truly taste the very essence of this sacred knowledge.   The program is as much as an art as it is a science so it’s not only universal but very intimate.   The systematic approach builds upon itself and will bring a great deal of coherence to all the spiritual knowledge you would have likely collected prior to the program.  To say the program is an evolutionary leap would not be an understatement.

Victor

Student

Vaastu science is the perfection expressed through mathematics, is the knowledge of energy and matter; time and space, rythm and form. Learning with Dr Jessie and mentors is an adventure: somerhing changes from the very first day: is not only the lessons, is the envionment, the classroom, the Garbha (little Vaastu temple) were you can read or meditate, the Vaastu houses and the school Vaastu house (under construction) when we do the practicum; all gives you a particular and wonderful energy where you are inmerse it. This is a fulfilling and joyful experience, not only intelectually, but also at the level of your heart and at every level of your self.

Vidya

Master student

I have spent my life seeking the truth amongst various religions and philosophies. When I arrived in Patagonia, Arizona to take the Cornerstone, I instantly knew I had come home. The knowledge I have learned in 4 years of study has illuminated me to know who I am and why I am here. It is both practical in its application, and spiritually uplifting, all the while learning ancient architectural principles and applying them to modern building and modern living.

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About Mayonic Science

Mayonic Science and Technology is a body of knowledge that springs from two historic texts: The Pranava Veda and the Aintiram both of which were cognized and composed by an ancient Rishi named Mayan more than 12,000 years ago. Mayan perceived that there was an infinite source of energy that sought to manifest itself as the material world.

He observed that this manifestation was accomplished in an orderly fashion and resulted in a numerical order. He observed that based upon specific aspects of the numerical order, various qualities of material form existed.

American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

In other words, all material form vibrates with specific qualities based upon the mathematics of its waveform. Mayan realized that as humans, we could mirror that manifestation process in our created forms (music, sculpture, dance, architecture, and poetry, blacksmithing, jewelry making, carpentry and woodworking) thus, we could determine the qualities of the form as well as its effects on humans and the environment.

The underlying concept that Mayan put forth is that artisans could create forms that would bring abundance, wellbeing and spiritual bliss to humanity.

At AUM S&T we explore the significance of all of these principles as they apply to building architecture that is spiritual in nature and contributes to the well being of the inhabitants.

Due to the broad nature within this spiritual and scientific knowledge, it is called Mayonic Science and Technology. While all arts are discussed, AUM S&T presently focuses on building architecture based on the spiritual and scientific principles of Mayan.

American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

Our Authority

When one teaches or expounds upon any sacred teaching, there must be a statement of authority. Here, we will illuminate some of the authorities from which we derive and teach this knowledge. While we have the unquestionable authority of the late Shilpi Guru Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Vaastu Vyasa, Padma Bushan, there are a number of texts including Vaastu Shastras, Agamas, Surya Siddhanta, the Rig Veda, Arthava Veda, Thirumaintiram, etc., and a number of Upanishads that provide authority and support for the teachings involving the why and how of traditional Indian architecture. It is said that there are no less than twelve million stanzas consisting of thirty-two letters in Anushtup rhyme on this subject (Architectonics, p.34, Ayer).

The first and foremost of the foundational texts are Mayan’s Aintiram and Pranava Veda both of which are quoted throughout the AUM S&T curriculum. Mayan’s Pranava Veda contains more than fifty thousand verses beyond those mentioned above. Mayan’s Aintiram contains eight hundred and ninety two versus and a final commentary in addition to those twelve million mentioned above. These two sources are the ultimate authority for this work as they illuminate in great depth and breadth the Luminous Path and science of micro-abode as Mayan refers to it in his ending remarks in the Aintiram.

Aum S&T’S Leadership

This knowledge has traditionally been taught in something called Guru Kulam system.  Guru Kulam is an intimate teaching method in which the student has a close relationship with the teacher - their Guru.  In this tradition the teacher was an uncle or father.  The knowledge was safeguarded in this way because only the teacher selected students capable of carrying forth the knowledge in its purest form.  Thus, we follow the spirit and practise of Guru Kulam as well as maintaining standards of an institution of higher education.

In addition to her personal and ongoing research in the field, Dr. Mercay received her teaching largely on a one on one basis from her Guru, Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati.  He in turn entrusted her to establish a teaching institution.  AUM S&T provides for a very close relationship between student and teacher while maintaining an organized method of teaching. 

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Faculty & Staff

The accomplished faculty at AUM S&T are qualified both in their own field of academic inquiry and Mayonic Science and Technology. They possess credentials either in academia or in associated crafts. While academic achievement is deeply respected, refined skill in the related arts and the building industry or allied fields is honored for various teaching positions.

Faculty include traditionally trained Sthapatis (architects and sculptures), shilpis (carvers), architects (university trained, vaastu architects – traditionally trained, vaastu consultants, artists, dancers, poets, musicians, stone masons, builders, ecological design specialists, scientists, anthropologists, historians and other experts who can contribute to the dissemination of Mayonic Science and Technology.

In addition, AUM S&T employs dedicated paid and unpaid support personnel.

Each faculty and staff member understands the importance of Mayonic Science and Technology as a tool to help bring happiness to the individual, community and world level. They are dedicated to helping students attain the qualifications to fulfill the noble mission of AUM S&T.

Click on any of the faculty images below for a full bio.

Dr. V. Ganati Sthapati, Sthapati, Scholar, Author, Professor, Founder of AUM S&T (1927 - 2011)

Was a Sthapati head of the "College of Architecture & Sculpture" in the Vastu Shastra tradition ascribed to the mythical sage Mamuni Mayan.

Vasthu Rathna Dr. Jessie Maya Mercay, PhD, ND, PhDmst
Chancellor, Professor and Sthapati at AUMS&T
Patagonia, AZ

Karrupiah

Krithikka Karrupiah

Architect
Chennai, India
Krishna

Sthapati Santhanam Krishna

Sthapati and Architect
Chennai, India
Borden

Dr. Michael Borden PhDmst

Faculty Architect
Fairfield, IA and Nelson, New Zealand
Eston

Dr. Verena Rapp de Eston, PhD

Assistant Professor
San Paulo, Brazil
American University of Mayonic Science and Technology

Alexandar Simonic, MScEE

Gothenburg, Sweden
Cicchini

Vidya Cicchini

Administrative Assistant
Patagonia, AZ
Board Officers

Dr. Jessie Mercay, PhD, ND, PhDmst
Michael Borden, PhDmst
Vice President

Board Members

Karen Kelly
Krithika Karuppiah
Sakthi Devi Kalaivani

Claire Love
Tom Leparskas
Vidya Chicchini

Registrar

Ruth Diab Lederer