In ancient times, building a house was a sacred art following precise guidelines for the highest purpose of human upliftment. It was more than just practical design and joining of appropriate materials. It was the science of creating a structure that will resonate with us, a structure that we call our home and delight to dwell within, a structure that is stable yet vibrant, that will connect us strongly to earth and yet remain energetically open towards the cosmos, that will nurture us with good health and fortune, that will bring out the best in us and above all, that will uplift our consciousness to higher realms. The oldest of these ancient sciences and technologies was found on the Indian subcontinent. It is called Vaastu (Va-stew).