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Biologic Architecture Provides Energy

Biologic Architecture Provides Energy

Richard Hetherman, III on Creating a Biodome


Biologic architecture uses the properties of the frequency of shape—as seen in cymatics—and properties of materials (paramagnetics and dielectrics) to design a life-enhancing building. The intention and effect of this can be experienced in sacred spaces like cathedrals. Nature shows that the energy produced by an egg shape made of eggshell helps the growth of living things. We can produce this same energy in our homes. These are the physics of feng shui, and it affects more than our living rooms.

Natural Awakenings sat down with Richard John Hetherman III, founder of, to chat with him about his trip to South Africa to join a group creating a biodome structure.


Can you give an example of the power of  biologic architecture?

On route to the biodome build in South Africa, a synchronistic 13-hour layover in Paris led us to the Notre Dame Cathedral. It is one of the prime examples of biologic architecture in the world. In the aisle seat, close to the center point of the room, you can feel chilling goosebumps throughout the body during the organ concerto. That is the biofeedback that lets us know and feel the secrets of that great work.

Can you describe the basis for your South African biodome collaboration?

The saying goes, as above so below. The body is the internal temple, and the external temple needs to benefit the body. This is the basis of our Bioveda workshop that we held with the help of and in South Africa over a two-week period in mid-February 2018. We are building a home that is completely symbiotic and integrated with nature. This home, called a biodome, is based on the phi ratio; it is made from sandbags and aircrete—ideally the material used would be hempcrete. This shape and material will allow the energy of feng shui to be produced so one will feel relaxed in and around the house. This energy will also enhance the health of surrounding soil, living organisms and groundwater.

The home is self-reliant and automated, meaning that the water, food, waste and energy needs are all being produced and regulated by the home itself. So all the owner has to do is build and maintain it. In the one Ubuntu small-town initiative, they partnered with Langenburg Technologies for a solution for treating all waste, purifying and energizing water, and producing all electricity off the grid. The community grows their own food, and all the basic necessities will be taken care of. When this approach is more common, only then will real progress and evolution be allowed to occur.

Tell us more about the build itself.

Day zero of the biodome build, 15 students were shown around the curator’s house. He is in the process of turning it into a self-reliant bio-home. He explained how the water system works. Water is collected, filtered, charged and imploded to make living, structured water. This water has the same vibrational physics as bio-architecture as explained by Dr. Gerald Pollack in his recent book, The Fourth Phase of Water. The water is stored in egg-shaped tanks. The sewage water and grease trap are fed under the soil and wetland for a permaculture garden. The property runs on solar power with a back-up generator just in case.

The back of the main house, which will become a bio-architecture and permaculture school, is the building site for the biodome. The underground water reservoir and sandbag foundation has already been laid out. While eating dinner, we shared introductions and goals. Our collective vision was to get this self-reliant,
automated community living knowledge and practice communicated to anyone anywhere in the world through education.

Once we have the shelter, water, food and power, then we can take the time for our “bliss practices”, such as music, dancing, energy exercises, meditation, yoga, tai chi, tantra, imagination and invention. The end goal is growing our spirit/soul/aura/life force. All of this is facilitated by the life-love energy-producing bioshelter, biodynamic food and living water. These are the basics of living, so we need to perfect and master the foundation first before we move onto what’s next.

How did the build begin?

We made the aircrete to form the structure on the first day. It took about a week for us to perfect the aircrete mix; hempcrete is a better material that will be used in all future builds. This super-adobe “ecodome”-building method was originally designed by Nader Khalili, an award-winning architect who focuses on sustainable solutions to human shelter. Our workshop curator learned this method from Khalili’s institute ( The method consists of material-filled superadobe bags placed in a circle. Barbed wire is weaved onto the bags to form a tensile ring for optimal structural strength. At a certain height, the next bags are placed slightly inside the previous bag, eventually forming the egg-shaped dome. A small opening at the top of the form is capped with a fabricated form with pent or hex geometry. The pent (5) shape works well for distribution of energy, which would work well for the growing and ripening of food. The hex (6) shape works well for isolation of energy, needed for storage of food. An example of this is the beehive. One isn’t better than the other, but knowing how and when to use each shape is essential for optimized living.

The feng shui, biologic architecture and living water combination is more scientifically called longitudinal interferometry. There is an in-depth study of this at It’s the science of longitudinal waves interfering with each other. When these waves are able to interfere constructively, a standing wave is produced. This gives the relaxed, life-growing feeling used in feng shui. Imagine a spine, a hose or a house as a standing wave that can infinitely compress without any kinks. It will never have pain or inflammation because the stress of gravitational force will always have someplace to go.

What have you taken away from your time on the project?

Completing the superadobe biodome was a valuable educational experience all the students are grateful for. We now have the hands-on skills to build our own dome structure. We look forward to life in self-reliant biohomes. We hope to see an exponential increase of abundance in our communities from this new science of biologic architecture, vibrationally enhanced water, soil, food, energy and activities that all will enjoy.

Richard John Hetherman III is a founder of, where the goal is balanced growth of physical, mental and spiritual bodies, through application of practical science. For more details and images of the project, as well as online courses, visit


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