It would be difficult to negate the view that our planet is facing an increasing amount of environmental problems.
Environmentalists strive to highlight the fact that ongoing efforts seeking to address these wide-ranging problems still fall short in attaining a harmonious and healthy relationship with our environment.
Increasing levels of pollution in all its forms and the depletion of natural resources at an exceedingly rapid rate are part of a complex web of issues serving to create a disharmonious relationship with our environment.
Such a perspective not only serves to highlight the need for us to augment efforts to preserve our environment and avert further damage, but also raises the question of whether or not we need to think beyond our current understanding of what methods could be followed in order to protect our environment.
If we were to think outside-the-box about applying different methods of environmental protection as a means to establishing a well-balanced relationship with our environment, then one such method could involve using the means put forth by a field termed “BioGeometry.”
The concept of BioGeometry was created by Egyptian architect Ibrahim Karim following decades of research initiated in 1968. At its core, BioGeometry seeks to create a harmonious relationship with our environment. It is a qualitative science dealing with what can be termed as the “Energy of Shape.” Put simply, BioGeometry is a design language of shape that balances the quality of energy fields and produces harmony in living systems. Since everything has shape and energy, it could be argued that its potential use is limitless and could be applied to any field.
Speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Karim explains that the aim of BioGeometry, in general terms, is to generate beneficial frequencies and qualities and use these to restore balance to our environment.
In other words, BioGeometry is a holistic science of energy quality, which enables the understanding of life’s phenomena in terms of subtle energy interactions. This is done through the use of geometrical shapes, both two or three-dimensional in form, specially designed to interact with the earth’s energy fields to produce balancing effects on biological systems at multiple levels.
When it comes to present-day environmental threats, Karim is particularly concerned with the effect of modern technology on the environment. “There is a threat which has not yet been given its due attention,” he says. “The information age, which we are currently living in, has led to the proliferation of electromagnetic waves.”
Studies have only recently begun to show the detrimental consequences of these waves. But the predominant view continues to be that the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation is completely safe as long as predetermined legal limits are abided by.
Though the debate in ongoing concerning the degree to which these waves are dangerous, it can be argued that Karim’s view is predominantly preemptive as opposed to preventative.
The age of information depends more and more on electromagnetic carrier waves; we are continuously increasing the amount of carrier waves needed for the wireless technology of modern communication. Consequently, we add new television channels, mobile networks and other technologies to the earth’s atmosphere daily without fully understanding the negative effects they pose to humans and the environment.
“We need to recognize that the earth’s atmosphere is part of our living environment,” explains Karim. “We’re actually living inside the earth as part of it, and not on the earth as something separate from it. These waves end up affecting not only the body of the earth, but all life inside it as well.”
Man-made electromagnetic emanations, which we are increasingly adding to the earth’s living system, are in fact a thousand times stronger than the natural vibrations already existing in nature. While we strive to reduce known pollutants in the environment, we are still increasing the amount of electromagnetic emanations in the atmosphere.
Electromagnetic waves are already everywhere, so minimizing the use of modern technology is not a complete solution in itself. Here is where BioGeometry presents itself as a solution since it provides the means to reprogram the qualities of electromagnetic radiation found in the atmosphere.
“Applied BioGeometry designs serve to resonate with its surrounding environment to produce a harmonizing subtle energy quality, which superimposes a balancing energetic qualitative component,” according to Karim. This method has, in fact, been applied in several projects worldwide.
For example, BioGeometry has already been applied in environments with excessive electromagnetic pollution from varied sources such as mobile communication towers and devices, high-tension cables, electrical systems in buildings, wireless networks and commercial environments, cars, airplane and ships.
It has been implemented in large-scale projects using several methods. One method used in Hemberg, Switzerland placed BioGeometrical shapes in mobile communication towers. Another method used in Hirschberg, Switzerland and in some Middle Eastern countries entailed placing larger BioGeometrical shapes in plastic tubes buried at certain nodal points in the earth's subtle energy patterns. In individual homes, aircrafts, ships and cars, certain BioGeometrical shapes were attached to electrical cables.
Other than dealing with electromagnetic pollution, work in other fields has included a project undertaken by The Egyptian National Research Centre which determined that BioGeometry forms could stop the replication of bacteria. This was followed by a project to study the effect of “Geometric Forms on Living Systems” under the leadership of Karim. A national Hepatitis C research project was undertaken by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, conducted under the sponsorship of the Egyptian Government, in which a wide range of pharmaceuticals and treatments for Hepatitis C were evaluated; one of the methods evaluated was BioGeometry. Also a research project conducted by Peter Mols of Wageningen Agriculture University in Holland found that BioGeometry methods could be used in place of pesticides and artificial fertilizers to grow healthy crops.
Reactions to these projects have varied widely.
The least charitable reactions have come from the medical establishment. Speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Mostafa Hussein, a physician, highlighted medics’ reservations towards the field of BioGeometry. “Modern scientific methods and theories in the medical field have not been able to explain the results shown from research projects undertaken to show the effects of BioGeometry,” he says.
“This renders the results questionable, particularly in the Hepatitis C research. Causal effect in science takes years to prove, especially with something unseen or untouched as in the case of energy work. I would argue that the lack of peer reviewed articles on BioGeometry in medical journals serves to put a shadow on his work. This is most likely the case because of a lack of transparency on the experiments which have been conducted so far to allow for their replication and validation.”
Responding to critics, Karim highlights the fact that with regards to medical results, BioGeometry is simply a supportive modality and thus makes no medical claims of his own. He goes on to point out that criticism usually comes from those who have not studied BioGeometry.
Whether or not the enthusiasts have more support for their claims than the skeptics, further research needs to be encouraged on similar qualitative sciences. The need for alternative means to address modern-day environmental threats seems pressing considering the extent and complexity of the challenges we face.