Part 1: Earth Rays
The terms “earth radiation,” “earth rays,” and “e-rays,” most commonly refer to harmful electrically charged rays emanating from the ground. Yet, this is misleading: earth rays are only harmful when we are exposed to them for too long. In fact, earth rays can affect the energy balance of our bodies positively. When we take a walk in nature, for example, we feel refreshed, less stressed, and more mentally acute. This is, in part, because we cross a wide range of earth radiation lines and our bodies take advantage of these changing impulses.
Do earth radiation and geopathic stress symptoms really exist?
To date, earth radiation and geopathic stress have sparked controversy among scientists and researchers because they are not measurable by scientific methods. Some dismiss these concepts entirely. But others have long understood that energetic forces exist on Earth which affect our health both positively and negatively. Since these forces can only be detected with dowsing rods or compass needles, they remain difficult to explain.
In this context it is interesting that most Building Biologists, who otherwise think and act according to strict scientific principles, acknowledge the existence of geopathic stress and water veins. They consider these phenomena self-evident and include their locations in analyses of indoor living environments. Additionally, they provide information about how to protect oneself from them.
The term geopathic stress is mostly used in connection with water veins because it is difficult to differentiate between which veins are and aren’t pathogenic. Experts argue that the electrical energy of water veins comes from the friction of subterranean currents and rock. For more information on how water veins work, please see our page on water veins.
In addition to water veins, experts have identified other factors which contribute to geopathic stress and which, together, form a global grid or series of grids. The Curry grid, described by Dr. Manfred Curry and Dr. Wittmann (1952), and the Hartmann grid, discovered by Dr. Ernst Hartmann (1954), are the most well-known.