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Altars of Power and Grace: Create the Life You Desire--Achieve Harmony, Health, Fulfillment and Prosperity with Personal Altars Based on Vastu Shastra Paperback – October 1, 2004
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About the Author
They live on a lake in Seattle, WA.
Michael Mastro, award-winning architect and president of Global Construction, has over 35 years experience in the construction industry, building over 20 million square feet of commerical space and 15,000 residencies. For more than 30 years Michael has designed spiritual centers, residencies, and office buildings according to Vastu tenets for leading corporations including World Bank, NASA, Amazon, Cingular, Microsoft, Rosetta/Merck Pharmaceutical, Boeing, J. Walter Thompson, Intel, and Oracle.
Top Customer Reviews
Renowned experts Robin and Michael Mastro have demystified the ancient principles of Vastu by creating an accessible model for creating personal altars. Like the compass lineage of Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra is governed by five elements and eight directions-much like a Ba Gua map. However, in the Mastro system, Metal becomes Spirit, which appropriately resides in the center.
Altars concentrate chi-or life force-for the promotion of harmony, health, fulfillment and prosperity. Arranging personal items and spiritual tokens with a specific intention generates a powerful energy vortex for manifesting spirit into matter. In Altars of Power and Grace, the Mastros explain the science and history of Vastu Shastra, the attributes of the five elements and representational objects, and the areas and placements for the eight directions.Read more ›
Not only does it provide SO many helpful, creative suggestions for harmonizing one's home and life, it is a precious delight to disappear into, spending many hours imbibing the beauty and deep wisdom throughout. The photographs are exquisite as are the alters in the pictures throughout the book which seem to balance one's energy field simply by looking at them. What better gift? As the reader implements the ideas and wisdom provided and their life improves, the gift grows. What a true gift of Love!
I have studied Feng Shui for a long time and find the Vaastu system offers a deepening of understanding through a slightly different lens. As I follow these principles I see miracles. Through the guidance of this information, I created alters several years ago, one in particular for Abundance and within 2 years had 3 unexpected windfalls of more abundance than I had ever had.
Praises and Great Thanks to authors Robin and Michael Mastro for their thorough research and compilation as well as the gorgeous layout that makes this book a treasure you want to carry with you always. I always keep it close by my bed. Maybe some of the ancient truth contained will seep in!
Authors: Robin and Michael Mastro
Review By: Diana Rohini LaVigne, Indian Life and Style Magazine
This 182-page guide to personal altars based on the ancient Indian theory of Vastu Shastra is not only a clearly written book on a complex topic, but it enchants readers with its sophisticated and alluring imagery and book design. Photos help readers visualize an alter set up and graphs help illustrate the importance of the alter arrangement and its elements.
Altars of Power and Grace is laced with inspirational words and images that almost envoke harmony. With a packed appendix to support further studies and knowledge, this book is the perfect learning tool to reap the rewards of implementing the principles of Vastu Shastra.
The authors carefully pick apart the complex topic into smaller chunks so that readers aren't overwhelmed by the vastness of the topic. Starting with the history and science foundation of Vastu Shastra, it moves slowly into the more deep topics like how to heighten spirituality, attracting universal support and how to create a global peace altar.
Without a doubt, if someone is interested in Vastu Sastra and looking to incorporate its principles into their life, Altars of Power and Grace is the perfect start and will guide you easily onto your personal path of fulfillment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing. I took it out from the library and had to buy it. they give very clear instructions on how to create powerful alters. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lori
This book has a lot of samples to show you how to set up your own altars. I've used it to set up my prosperity altar. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carol in Texas
If you have or are going to create an alter (for ANYTHING) this book will enhance its power!Published 12 months ago by dion milliman
This book is excellent and precise. I'm still using it.Published 17 months ago by Francis E. Revels Bey
I thought that I knew a lot about altars....I realized after reading this book that I did not. It is concise, informative, beautiful and thought provoking. Read morePublished 18 months ago by tina clayton