- Barry Carroll wrote:
> who and where is the American School of Geomancy?
> i'd like to hear more. B
The American School of Geomancy is essentially the work of Richard
Feather Anderson. Feather studied with renowned experts in many fields:
Sig Lonegran (labrynths and earth energies) Paul Devereaux (earth
energies, UK), Keith Critchlow (Sacred Geometry), Professor Lin Yun
(Feng Shui) and many others. Originally trained as an architect, he felt
that there was something missing in our society's ability to harmonize
with nature and spirit. Thus he launched into Geomancy's many diverse
aspects and left his career in architecture.
He has taught many classes over the years in the individual subjects,
and in about 1990 (I'm guessing) started ASG in which he could teach the
full multi-disciplinary program. I was a student in his 9-month class in
1992, and served as his TA for the school in 93 and 94. I continued
working with him, both as a student, and as collaborator on a small
meditation chapel I built for a client in the mountains outside of Napa
(in the Bay Area's northern province).
He is deeply religious in his own Pagan path, but does not express it as
fanaticism, but rather a deep appreciation for the power of mysticism,
ritual and living truth. He doesn't teach only "facts" but also he
guides people to experience and understand Geomancy for themselves.
He largely works out of the San Francisco Bay Area, for a while in
Berkeley, for a while in Sebastopol (Cat, I wouldn't be surprised if you
hadn't crossed paths at one point or another), more recently San
Francisco. He actually dropped the school for a couple of years so he
could focus on writing several books. He also has an active consultation
business, helping people understand the use, potentials and problems
with the energies of their homes and properties.
He actually has a class in Sacred Geometry coming up this weekend.
Anyone in the area, I would HIGHLY recommend it. You don't just "study"
it. You DO it. You EXPERIENCE it, and it is awesome. One dimension of
Sacred Geometry has been touched on in this group from time to time -
the extraordinary alignments, coincidences, historical applications,
tricks and peculiarities. Feather delves into this quite well in his
classes. But there is an entirely different realm that unfolds in the
process of meditation and practice that he also covers.
I remember one day we were working with root 3 and the vesica piscis.
After an absorbing morning of work we stopped for lunch, but I suddenly
dropped into some cosmic vision where I found myself staring right at an
enormous yoni. I mean huge. I found that this was on the body of a huge
divine woman (happened to be the body of my dear wife) floating among
the stars with a most blissful smile on her face. Every thought and
gesture of hers created ripples of creation throughout the universe. I
saw the vesica as truly the gateway to Creation, and as a personal
gateway to seeing this vision. I placed a garland of flowers around the
yoni, and fell into an intoxicated state (just like the Chevvy's scene
years later) unable to talk or eat lunch, tears running down my face.
Another time I was working on a pentagon figure, "Pythagoras' Kite". I
was at it for hours into the night, and when I awoke in the morning and
sat for meditation, I saw the vast dome of my crown chakra for the first
Anyone interested in connecting with Feather can contact him at:
- At 08:18 AM 7/30/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Barry Carroll wrote:thanks for the contact.
>> who and where is the American School of Geomancy?
>> i'd like to hear more. B
i like mr anderson's resume.
i wonder if he feels he has had much influence via his classes and all?
even here in texas
one now hears much about so-called fung shui,
a phrase no one knew even 10 years ago let alone 20. the papers are full of
adds from practicioners.
but i find almost no understanding of the topic beyond the cultivation
of good luck for homeowners. still i'm optomistic that this kind of
be part of any emerging green movement. B