Can Pyramids Enhance Meditation?
By: Gaia Staff | May 5th, 2017
The Pyramid Spiritual Society Movement
The ancient Egyptians believed in pyramids as a resting place with cosmic power to connect the dead with their afterlife. In India however, the Egyptians’ idea has been parlayed as a source to harness cosmic energy for the purpose of meditation.
Since the early ‘90s, when the Pyramid Spiritual Societies Movement began building pyramids in India, there have now been over 20,000 pyramids built for meditation all over the world.
The PSSM, has made its mission, dubbed Pyramids Everywhere, to construct as many meditation pyramids as possible, with locations primarily in the Andrha Pradesh region of India, as well as in other countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Spain and the U.S. The pyramids range in size from small, domicile-size structures, to massive meditation centers, capable of hosting thousands within and tens of thousands on surrounding campuses.
The project, started by Subhash Patri a.k.a Brahamarshi Patriji, claims to be non-religious and non-profit with the goal of spreading a type of meditation called Anapanasati, while also providing free food and classes to spiritual seekers. Patriji says he is not a guru, but a spiritual scientist who has achieved enlightenment.
Harnessing the Power of the Pyramid
According to Patriji and the PSSM, pyramids align naturally with the Earth’s electromagnetic field and are thus built with each corner oriented directly toward all four cardinal directions. Patriji breaks down the word pyramid into two parts:
- Pyro, meaning fire or energy
- Amid, meaning center
- Therefore, a pyramid is a structure with energy at its center
Patriji claims that meditation in a pyramidal structure has three times the power of regular meditation leading to electromagnetic and chemical reactions during meditation where every cell in the body is activated to its full potential.
Saying that he had conducted experiments and studied this extensively before starting the PSSM, Patriji concluded that pyramids were the greatest receiver and amplifier of cosmic energy. He said he believes that meditation in pyramids creates healing, preservation and out of body experiences.
Maitreya Buddha Pyramid
The Maitreya Buddha was the first mega-pyramid built by the organization in Bangalore, stretching 160 feet by 160 feet at its base and reaching 102 feet tall. The pyramid has a capacity for 5,000 people with a platform reached by a spiral staircase, called the King’s Chamber, at one-third the height of the pyramid. This platform can seat 40 meditators and is considered the point where the maximum energy of the pyramid can be received and transmitted.
Maheshwara Maha Pyramid
It didn’t take too long before the successor to the Maitreya Buddha Pyramid was built. Although its construction was somewhat bigger, with a base spanning 180 feet by 180 feet and a capacity of 7,000, the PSSM built a massive campus surrounding the Maheshwara Maha Pyramid for spiritual seekers. The campus, spread over 150 acres, boasts a massive kitchen, supposedly capable of servicing 100,000 people. The PSSM also built a canopy on the campus able to shelter 50,000 people for meditation sessions. The Maheshwara Maha Pyramid is considered the largest meditation pyramid in the world and is modeled after the pyramids at Giza.