Articles - Non-visible Architecture
by Richard Benishai
In the analysis of several locations, both in France
and in Israel, the author found a strong similarity
while performing energetic mapping of various religious
buildings, such as churches and synagogues. Energetic
mapping uncovers all geology disturbances underground,
disturbances which were used to benefit the locations
and greatly increase their energy level.
Our ancestors left nothing to hazard and took into account hidden underground singularities, prior to laying down the first stone. With time and with the advent of industrial progress, the builders no longer consider the effects of the cosmos and of the earth.
Eminent geobiologists, such as Georges Prat, have studied this subject. As a tribute to their work, let us present here a synthesis enriched by the experiments and the studies made by Richard Benishai in this matter. There are hundreds of examples which can be brought forward. A few are examined here to explain the non-visible architecture.
Several thousand years ago, people lived together with
nature, because no other possibility existed at that
time. They possessed an inherent and natural sense for
their environment. They used their hands to feel the
energies coming from the ground, to locate suitable
places to build their shelter. An example of this
practice can be seen in the Golan Heights, near Gamla,
where several hundred stone tables or dolmens were
erected by this approach (5500 years ago). As time went
on, they started to live in groups or in villages,
their sixth sense diminishing. As such, they started to
use instruments, such as divining or dowsing rods,
pendulums and other detection means. However, the
knowledge was still there, together for the need to
live in a healthy place.
The year is 2005. Man is deeply immersed in a sea of
technology, his senses reduced to a bare minimum. Very
few today are aware that bad, as well as good energies
originate under their feet. When building a house, a
location is selected based on price, proximity to
schools, shopping centers and accessibility. Energies?
The great majority is not aware that vibrations coming
from the earth can render one ill and worse. Few
architects in Israel consider this area when planning a
There is more awareness in Europe about Geobiology or
how the Earth influences all living things.
Networks and Other Singularities
It is well known that our planet is covered by many
electromagnetic networks: Romani, Peyre, Palms,
Hartmann, Curry, Wissman, etc... Most are generated by
metals, in the heart of the earth, in conjunction with
the cosmic forces. Some are beneficial, such as gold,
silver and copper, while some are neutral and others
are detrimental to our health (Hartmann, Curry,
Underground water streams criss-cross the interior of
the upper crust, acting as the blood supply of the
planet. The water molecules friction with the earth
generates a number of physical phenomena: increase in
gamma rays and infra-red radiation, electric and
magnetic fields and radio frequencies. These effects
cause some minor problems at first, followed eventually
by serious illnesses. Our forefathers knew this and
used stones, strategically placed to neutralize the
negativity (Stonehenge in England and Carnac in
Faults are caused by rock plates separating, slipping
or grinding one against the other. At times,
differences in materials (rock and sand, or clay and
sand, etc...) create a fault. Through faults noxious
gases can seep to the surface (radon). The faults have
negative effects on man/animals/plants in a manner
similar to water.
Egypt and the Pharaohs were well versed in the use of
the pendulum. Records in the form of drawings made on
papyrus, show that priests were using pendulums made of
wood and of stone. The Pharaoh is shown in the most
popular pictures as holding two sticks, one of them
being a pendulum, the other being a dowsing rod.
In doing measurements, the author has used modern versions of ancient tools : dowsing rods, Y-rods and a pendulum. See Figure 1. Energy
values were measured in Bovis units (Bovis was a French engineer, working with Simonton, a physician), using a
graph shown in Figure 2.
Figure 1: Tools used by the author
Figure 2: Graph Used for Energy Levels (Bovis)
Bovis had established that all living matter had a certain vitality that can be measured in Angstroms.
This is also true for locations on the planet. It had
been established at 6500 Bovis units (equivalent to
Angstroms), then. This level went up a few years back
to 10,000 and today it has leveled at 12,000. A place
which measures at 12.000 Bovis units, neither takes or
gives energy: it is neutral.
The graph shown in Figure 2 is used with a pendulum, to measure energetic levels, in Bovis units. Singularities, such as networks or water or faults are detected by either the Y -rods or the dowsing rods. See our page Products ). The pendulum can be further used to check the depth or the amount of water of an underground stream.
Ancient Building Layouts
One or more of the following physical, mathematical and
visible guidelines have been used in laying out ancient
sites. These guidelines are all or partially known by
builders and architects today, as they have been used
for hundreds of years. These are referred to as Visible
Other elements cannot be seen, calculated or even felt
by most, without proper training. These are part of the
Visible Elements in an ancient building
- Direction of sun rise and sun set, as used in cathedrals and churches; see Figure 3.
- Facing the direction of a holy site, such as in the Jewish or Muslim religions
- Based on geometric representation of the skies, earth and underground (layout in churches); see Figure 4.
- Dimensioned using the royal cubit and the Golden number, such as done for the layout of antique Jerusalem (according to the work of John Mitchell)
- Used the pyramid angle (51 51') for fa?ade layout; see Figure 5.
- Dimensioned using musical notes, especially for elevations, as shown in Figure 6 for Chartres.
- and others ...
Figure 3: Establishing the Direction of the Sun
Figure 4: Geometric Representation
Figure 5: Pyramid of Kheops Angle in Cathedral of Strasbourg
Figure 6: Musical Notes with Elevation
In the following paragraphs, references and descriptions are provided on the use of non-visible architecture, to introduce the subject. The list below includes considerations taken by the ancient builders which are not so obvious and known to most:
- Use of underground streams: water running in complex networks, at a depth of 3-4 meters under the surface and reaching as far as 300 meters.
- Use of Hartmann lines: electromagnetic global network, running North-South/East-West, spaced at about 2-3 meters.
- Use of Curry network: the Curry network is 45 degrees shifted in relation to the Hartmann network; spacing between lines is from 4 to 8 meters.
- Use of faults (cracks): faults are discontinuities in the sub-terrain, such as split rock plates, rock and sand, clay and rock, etc...
- Use of sacred energy flow: permanent lines connect certain locations on this planet. See Figure 7. These lines were used as carriers of energy.
These singularities are defined hereafter.
Figure 7: High-energy Flux Lines
Networks and Other Singularities
In the ancient days
It probably started with the positioning of dolmens and
menhirs as far back as 6000 years ago. Dolmens were
used as temporary burial places, whereas menhirs were
located by our ancestors to neutralize negatively-
charged locations. Examples of such dolmen and menhir,
are given in Figure 8 and Figure 9.
We performed an analysis of the dolmens in Gamla. The
energetic mapping of the dolmens is shown in
These stone tables were located so that they would fall
over underground water streams and/or crossings.
Usually there would be a Hartmann and/or a Curry
crossing at the same location. Hartmann and Curry lines
form part of electromagnetic global networks, running
North-South/East-West for Hartmann. The Curry network
is 45 degrees shifted in relation to the Hartmann
network. This arrangement creates a very high energy
location, the energy being distributed to those living
Figure 8: Two Dolmens in Gamla (Israel)
Figure 9: Menhir in Gauchmatt (France)
Figure 10: Energetic Layout of Dolmen
Later in time
There is an ancient synagogue where Jesus prayed in
Caupernaum (Kfar Nachum), near the sea of Tiberia,.
This white stone building, dated at 351 AD, was erected
on a previous construction, made out of black stone
(see Figure 11).
Figure 11: New Synagogue over Ancient Building
About the energetic layout of this synagogue, shown in
On a general approach, one can see that the columns are spaced and positioned over Hartmann lines. The Hartmann electromagnetic network is composed of lines running
North/South (about every 2 meters) and East/West (about every 2.5 meters). In addition, the Curry network lines, which run at a 45 degree angle to the Hartmann
network, have wider spacing, are also exploited in the layout scheme.
In the very center of the building, there is an underground river (at a depth of 164 m) and a fault (at a depth of 354 m).
As one progresses to the rear of the synagogue, the
energy increases to very high levels.
Figure 12: Energetic Layout of Kfar Nachum Synagogue
A more recent church
In this next example, the builders made use of two
powerful numbers: the Golden number (1.618) and 72. The
Convent of Reinacker, near Strasbourg, France is almost
seven centuries old. It is the residence of a group of
Franciscan Sisters, who work and pray there (see Figure
13). According to our findings, the chapel was built
using the same principles seen on ancient chapels and
antique churches: positioning of the axis to run West-
East; locating the main axis over an underground
stream; positioning of the supporting columns at
Hartman and Curry crossings; and more.
Figure 13: Convent of Reinacker
The first detail to strike someone was the dimensions
of the nave (14.90 x 9.00). Interestingly, 9.00 x φ =
14.56, where φ is the Golden Number, 1.618. This is
not a coincidence as builders in those days sized rooms
according to the Golden Number.
Another dimension of interest is the angle formed by
the roof of the nave. As measured, this is 72 degrees.
This number was selected for its strength (72 names of
God in Hebrew, 72 degrees in between each point in a
pentagram, 72 chakras in the body, 72 days of mourning
for Pharao, etc...).
Looking into the layout of the chapel Figure 14, there
are some points worthy of noting here:
- All columns are located over Hartmann (H) line crossings.
- All columns are located over Curry (C) line crossings.
- Both prayer hostels have been situated over water crossings.
- The energy level increases as one walks to the rear of the choir.
Figure 14: Energy Mapping of Reinacker Convent
Faults and Hi-energy Lines
We have seen already some usage of faults in locating
sacred places of worship, such as in Kfar Nachum,
above. The very famous and world-renown place, the
Cathedral of Notre Dame of Paris made use of such
faults, in its floor layout.
An Interesting Find
If one was to look closely at the alignment of the columns (and we almost missed it), one can see that the two sets of columns in the nave (main hall) are not
aligned. See Figure 15 to note the distortion. One can also see in this figure that the walls are not straight.
Figure 15: Distortion in alignment
Figure 16: Temple of Luxor, Egypt
The reason for this dis-alignment can be taken from the
example of the Temple of Luxor, in Egypt (Figure 16).
There, the builders took in consideration a fault,
running underground (brown line in the figure) and a
hi-energy line (in gold, in the figure) running next to
the fault. The entire temple was designed and built
around this fault and hi-energy line. Thus, the
exaggerated angle we see in Luxor's layout.
Can it be that the fault under Notre Dame de Paris was
also the reason that the builders used to layout the
building with the slight angle seen in Figure 15 ? We
believe it to be so.
Let's look at Figure 17. The slight angle taken by the nave (front) in Notre Dame, in relationship to the
choir (rear), follows an underground fault, 25 cm wide and about 75 m deep.
There is also a theory that the different angle is due
to the axis of the nave being 26 degrees, indicating
the sun rise at certain dates of the year and
symbolizing Purification and Transfiguration.
The axis for the choir is 23.5 degrees, the precession
angle for the rotation of the Earth.
These are facts. Without a doubt, our ancestors left
nothing to chance. Every single parameter was based on
some sound reasoning, dealing with the physical or
Figure 17: Slight angle in the axis
Routing the Energy Underground
As for many cathedrals, Notre Dame de Paris has a
network of underground streams that gather energy from
the front and directs to the back. Figure 18 reflects
this underground network, with the direction of flow
and the depth indicated at various points. At the
start, the depth at the narthex is only 14 meters,
whereas, at the center of the apse, the depth reaches
45 meters. At each point, the depth increases, so as to
get the proper flow. The network may be water streams
or river-bed stones laid out to form the streams.
The energy received from the Cosmos, is gathered by the
form of the ceiling at each aisle. The ceilings in the
form of upside down cups, gather energy which is
directed down the columns, at each of their corners, to
the ground and to the underground water. See Figure 19.
Figure 18: Underground network at Notre Dame of Paris
Figure 19: Ceiling and Columns
Buildings all over the world offer all evidence
necessary to justify the non-visible architecture.
In the examples given above, there are several
commonalities, even though the construction was
accomplished at different periods in time and in
different countries. It seems that previous generations
"knew" where to locate religious buildings, as well as
dwellings. Unfortunately, with the advent of technology
and modern times, man has swept away this precious
knowledge; some of us even go as far as accusing anyone
dealing with this subject as not balanced, as there is
a certain fear or apprehension when dealing with the
unknown and the unseen. Thus, today's buildings are
erected without energetic consideration for the land
they will stand on, or for what lays below, and this
mostly due to the lack of knowledge about the subject
discussed in this paper.
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