certification trainings to expand my knowledge as it relates to working with eco-fields. My time living in the Himalayas training with alchemists from the first religion there was also valuable. This so-called “nameless religion” is known as “patterns of heaven and earth” or “sacred conventions,” and the core teachings deal with working with existing eco-fields using advanced mathematical principles. FHD: I have heard stones referred to as “record keepers.” From your perspective, what does this mean? Are there other tasks served by stones? Even the Bible refers to stones as “witnesses.” It is believed that stones and trees carry ancestral memories of the land they are on. They have “witnessed” all that has taken place for centuries around them, so it seems reasonable to believe they have kept “record” of their experiences. Biologists have observed the physical aspect of this record keeping in dendrochronology, the study of tree rings to answer questions about the natural world.
Rev. Dr. Calen Rayne standing by stones in Carnac, France FHD: What are some recent projects you’ve been involved with? In the last two years I have sited and installed nearly a dozen labyrinths for clients in Europe and North American, including in Orkney, on a small island off the coast of northern Scotland, at a large estate in Devon, England, and in a community space near Culemborg in the Netherlands. I have recently consulted on several home and workspace projects in Portugal, and visited various sacred sites to study their eco-fields. Europeans have a rich tradition of working with land and stones, thus my work is more mainstream in Europe, going back to days of master builders who worked on the various cathedrals and sacred sites on that continent. FHD: How long have you been a geomancer? Could you explain from your point of view what is happening when you are dowsing? I have been dowsing since I was five years old, so I have over six decades of experience to draw from when I engage a property. I believe a channel is opened that connects a dowser to a larger eco-field of information, what Rupert Sheldrake describes as a morphic field. My doctoral dissertation discusses quantum non-locality and systematic morphogenesis, based in part on Sheldrake’s work. I became more interested in working with earth energies after studying in Japan 30 years ago. Since then I have traveled extensively and completed multiple 72 Fine Homes & Design | Winter 2017
FHD: What is sacred geometry and from your perspective why is sacred geometry important in landscape and home design? Working with landscapes is highly mathematical. Like interior designers, geomancers also incorporate the golden mean into their designs. It’s well known that Fibonacci numbers exist in nature, such as the golden mean spiral that appears in many patterns of nature, and can be used to harmonize frequencies in the eco-field surrounding a home. But there are variations of Fibonacci numbers like Lucas numbers and a blended set that can be used to harmonize an eco-field as well. When I engage a property, I am analyzing the invisible patterns there as well as the visible components on the property that together indicate the state of harmony and balance. I see a lot of what I do as design. I apply geomantic principles from many of the world wisdom traditions to make adjustments as needed. A guiding principle of mine is best summarized in this quote by Marko Pogacnik: “Geomancy is an ancient word denoting the knowledge of the invisible as well as the visible dimensions of the Earth and its landscapes. I refer to geomancy as ‘sacred geography.’ By ‘sacred’ I mean the