Synopses & Reviews
Opens doors to a vast new dimension of design, and provides
the tools to successfully apply what lies within.
Bender shows the magic that occurs applying to the real world the
fundamentally new understanding of how our world works that is inherent
The true tools of place-making are the values we hold and the dreams
that move our hearts and hands. Bender shows movingly how to
successfully use these tools to create places that both sustain and are
sustained by love.
A glimpse at the role chi has played in other cultures a foretaste
of the rewriting of history that chi is bringing about.
"Companion to Bender's superb Silence, Song & Shadows. Detailed
historical, conceptual, and "how to" for working with chi energy in
offices, homes, and other buildings. (Midwest Book Review, August '00)
"I'm really impressed . . . not only beautiful . . . but
fastidiously researched and well annotated. A great resource for my
clients interested in subtle energies." (MACROMedia)
"Beautifully designed and illustrated intro to the (re)emerging
field of energetic design. New findings on the widespread use of the
techniques in Egyptian, Mayan, Asian, Native American and European
cultures." (Bookpapers, July '00)
"Of immense practical interest to students of alternative
medicine, metaphysical spirituality, feng-shui, architecture, and a New
Age approach to body, mind and spirit." (Midwest Book Review, August '00)
"So simple yet profound it carries the force of revelation. All
the passion and depth that this maturing topic demands. A condensed
guide for those ready to take energetics into their homes and
communities." (Banyen Books, August '00)
Building with the Breath of Life is the definitive
introduction to the emerging field of energetic design. This new work,
companion volume to Benders acclaimed Silence, Song and Shadows,
provides the detailed historical, conceptual, and how-to information for
working with chi energy in our surroundings:
Exciting new findings concerning the widespread historical use
of chi energy in building and community design in Egyptian, Mayan,
Asian, Native American and European cultures.
The necessary theoretical concepts from Chinese feng shui, the
energetic practices of other cultures, and contemporary research.
What is needed for the reader to successfully apply energetics
in their personal surroundings and their work:
energetic design tools
exercises for learning to work with chi and intention
how to analyze our homes and communities from an energetic perspective
examples of successful use of energetic design in our culture
access to a wealth of resources for more in-depth
exploration of all aspects of chi design.
Vital new perspectives on the role of chi and the sacred in
personal, community, and planetary health; interaction of work with chi
energy in our bodies and in our surroundings; and significance of the
acknowledgment of chi occuring today in our society.