A Home for the Soul : A Guide for Dwelling With Spirit and Imagination

Author(s): Anthony Lawlor

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0517704005

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A Home for the Soul : A Guide for Dwelling With Spirit and Imagination

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Hardcover
Publication date: November 1997

Philosophy and Religion Editor’s Recommended Book, 01/01/98:
Mindfulness has become a common religious buzzword. In A Home for the Soul award-winning architect Anthony Lawlor shows us how to decorate a home that encourages mindfulness from every bathroom and bibelot. Despite a (perhaps unavoidable) tendency toward camp and solipsism, the stunning photographs and insights into the potentially sacred details of domestic living prompt you to pay closer attention to your immediate environment. For example, “Books are like small altars, each page serving as a threshold for crossing into realms of broadened vision.” Investing the items around us with soulful symbolism is like living in a temple of one’s own design.

Synopsis:
Perceiving and creating a home that uplifts the soul is the purpose of this book that invites readers to discover the abode of inspiration and delight hidden within their homes. Proceeding from kitchen to bedroom to garden, explaining how rooms and spaces can be arranged to harmonize with one’s deepest self, Lawlor gives creative, practical suggestions for decorating, renovating and even building houses and apartments that will nurture the spirit.

150 photos, 75 in color.

Simply Build Green : A Technical Guide to the Ecological Houses at the Findhorn Foundation

Simply Build GreenAuthor(s): John Talbott

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1899171908

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Simply Build Green : A Technical Guide to the Ecological Houses at the Findhorn Foundation

Revised
Paperback, 224 pages
Publication date: September 1997

The theory, practice and products used in the Eco-Village Project at Findhorn. Combines standard building techniques and methods with the basic philosophy of ecological building and its application. Includes many b&w pictures.

The Healing House: How Living in the Right House Can Heal You Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically

Author(s): Barbara Bannon Harwood

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 156170427X

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The Healing House : How Living in the Right House Can Heal You Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically

Paperback, 336 pages
Publication date: October 1997

Synopsis:
Barbara Bannon Harwood is one of the only home builders in the U.S. who is connecting spirituality and health to the kinds of buildings we live and work in. The Healing House will lead readers down new pathways, showing them how to have a home that heals the spirit, feels comfortable, balanced, and just feels happy.

Addresses not only energy resource efficiency and healthy material aspects of a home, but also how our bodies connect with the spiritual energies of the earth, sky, and other living things in their environment, and why maintaining those connections in our homes is important to our physical, mental, and emotional health.

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference Guide

Indoor Air Quality Case Studies Reference GuideAuthor(s): George Benda, Editor

Publisher: Fairmont Press

Hardcover: 216 pages

ISBN: 0881733059

ISBN-13: 978-0881733051

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This book provides you with the benefit of both good and bad experiences in indoor air quality management over the past decade. The case studies are presented with commentary to guide you in capturing the lessons learned, offering you a sound basis for making sound decisions relative to indoor air quality in your day-to-day work in building design, construction and operation. Each case study contains the details you need to fully understand what went right as well as what went wrong. The insightful analysis presented with each case is designed to assist you in generalizing the results for applicability to other types of settings, and to guide you, both in preventing potentially costly indoor air hazards, as well as in resolving challenging existing problems. Supporting technical and scientific data is presented for each case.

6 x 9, 220 pp., Illus., Hardcover

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial BuildingsAuthor(s): Joseph Lstiburek & John Carmody

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 1, 1996)

Hardcover: 232 pages

ISBN-10: 0471318639

ISBN-13: 978-0471318637

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In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes:
* clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates
* practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different)
* an overall, systematic view of moisture problems–including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems
* actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book
This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect–as well as its protection and remediation–will expand readers’ knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems

Indoor Air Quality and HVAC SystemsAuthor(s): David W. Bearg

Publisher: Lewis Publishers, Inc.

Hardcover: 240 pages

ISBN: 0873715748

ISBN-13: 978-0873715744

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Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems is a practical guide for understanding the relationship between the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and achieving indoor air quality (IAQ). The book describes the individual components of HVAC systems and the role each plays in maintaining good indoor air quality. It also identifies the techniques available for evaluating the performance characteristics of ventilation systems (including the use of carbon dioxide monitors and sulfur hexafluoride tracer testing equipment).
Other topics discussed include the determination of pathways of air movement through buildings and understanding pressure relationships, ventilation effectiveness, and efficiency. The book concludes with an overview of sources of air contaminants to be concerned about when performing an IAQ evaluation.
Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems provides critical information for industrial hygienists, HVAC contractors and engineers, and building owners and managers.

The Electric Connection: Its Effects on Mind and Body

The Electric Connection: Its Effects on Mind and BodyAuthor(s): Michael Shallis

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

Hardcover: 287 pages

ISBN: 0941533581

ISBN-13: 978-0941533584

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In this controversial, wide-ranging book, Michael Shallis explores the nature of a form of energy that is a feature of the life force itself. Electricity can be found in every animate and inanimate thing on earth. The electric fields surrounding rocks, trees, ourselves, are measurable and can be monitored. And there are clear correspondences between the character of such fields and our moods and our state of health. Natural electricity is generally a beneficent force, controlled as it is by magnetism. But the electricity that now pulses through the cables in our homes, offices, and factories, beneath our feet and above our heads, has been unleashed from magnetic bonds; even the electrical industries acknowledge that prolonged exposure to it is harmful. In our everyday lives it can make us ill; we can develop severe allergies to it. And in its purest, strongest form, in the computer world, it can influence our minds, alter our characters, and markedly affect our health—already physicians have recognized a painful and dangerous physical syndrome that attends intense and protracted work with a computer. And as computer applications proliferate, and still greater numbers of people deal with computers at work and have recourse to them at home, computer syndrome may well become endemic. And something even more threatening may happen: a change in consciousness and character that has already been observed may come to affect an important segment of humanity.

Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring and Grounding

Author(s): Karl Riley

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Tracing EMFs in Building Wiring and Grounding by Karl Riley is a very good source to understand where and when simple (and somewhat common) wiring errors cause high-strength fields. –John Bower, The Healthy House Institut.

Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution

Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of ElectropollutionAuthor(s): Robert O. Becker

Publisher: J P Tarcher

Paperback: 352 pages

ISBN: 0874776090

ISBN-13: 978-0874776096

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Dr. Becker tells of the emergence of electromagnetic medicine, which promises to unlock the secrets of healing, and the growth of electromagnetic pollution, which poses a clear environmental danger. He explains the effectiveness of alternative healing methods that use parts of the body’s innate electrical healing systems, and warns that our bodies are being adversely affected by power lines, computers, microwaves and satellite dishes.

Silence, Song and Shadows: Our Need for the Sacred in Our Surroundings

Silence, Song and Shadows: Our Need for the Sacred in Our SurroundingsAuthor: Tom Bender

Publisher: Fire River Press (January 1, 2000)

Paperback: 123 pages

ISBN-10: 0967508908

ISBN-13: 978-0967508900

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Silence, Song and Shadows is an eloquent and visually stunning introduction to how the sacred and chi energy in our surroundings affect our lives and health. Explaining the energetic connections between people and place with historical and modern examples, it presents successful techniques through which we can experience and apply this aspect of design. Key concepts and actions are outlined to bring sacredness into our own homes and communities.

* Explores a sweeping new dimension of energy and healing, showing how the world outside of our bodies affects our health.

* Shows movingly how to use the heart of community Ð our dreams, values, and connectedness Ð to create places sustained by love.
* Brings the sacred down to earth and into concrete application in our everyday lives, in ways we wouldn’t have dreamed possible.
* Contains a whole array of new and easily applied tools with which we can bring the sacred and chi energy into our own surroundings.