Since our modern culture is building large civilization structures expanding all over the globe, and at the same time ignoring the multidimensionality of the Earth, the life base of the planet is under threat of destruction. This realisation led me to create different methods of protecting and restoring the invisible levels of life which I simply call Earth healing. It is an approach alternative to the scientific ecology, which is taking care only for the material body of the Earth. With methods similar to acupuncture and homeopathy it is possible to intervene with the vital, emotional and spiritual levels of places, cities and landscapes and work on restoring or balancing the subtle levels of life.

Eberndorf, Austria

Carving of the Hologram of Europe

My work is consciously based on art as complementary to science. Instead of the head-orientated view of the modern science, I try to promote a heart centred approach to the Earth, nature and the human essence, based on personal experience and transpersonal insights. The knowledge called “geomancy” functions as base for my explorations and for practical work. (See chapter on geomancy!)

Having experience in land-art and other forms of conceptual approach to art, derived from my work with the OHO group (1965-1971), I developed a method of Earth acupuncture that I call “lithopuncture”, plus different methods of Earth healing work that can be done by groups.

Lithopuncture is similar to acupuncture of the human body. Like the human body, the Earth is also a living organism with energy centres and interconnecting veins of energy – which one can understand as acupuncture meridians. By “touching” permanently the acupuncture points of a landscape through stone pillars, it is possible to get some positive and healing effects within the respective environment.

I call this method “lithopuncture” – from “lithos”, Greek for stone, and “punctura”, Latin for a stitch. Lithopuncture basically means positioning stone pillars on acupuncture points of a place or a landscape. The pillars have, as a rule, a pattern – a “cosmogramme” – carved upon their surface, which reflects the spiritual identity of the corresponding site and brings the consciousness level of the place into the work. In urban environments, where a stone pillar would represent an obstacle, a round bronze plate with an engraved sign is laid into the pavement on the site of an acupuncture point.

Lithopuncture and creating cosmogrammes are methods that are not reserved for my work. I teach them and there are artists world-wide who implement these methods of Earth healing and environmental balancing in their work.

Merano, Italy

The Hologram of Europe (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

I carve lithopuncture pillars together with my wife Marika. Our lithopuncture projects include:

  • Lithopuncture of two castle parks in Germany, Türnich (1986-89) and Cappenberg (1988-92)
  • Lithopuncture of the territory on both sides of the border between Derry – Northern Ireland and Republics of Ireland in Donegal (Orchard Gallery, Derry, 1991-92)
  • Lithopuncture of the castle park Murska Sobota, Slovenia (1993-94)
  • Lithopuncture project for Atlantis-Mariposa project, Tenerife, Canarian islands (1994)
  • Lithopuncture for the cities of Villach (1995) and Klagenfurt (1998), Austria
  • Lithopuncture for Rogner-Hundertwasser Baths in Blumau, Austria (1996-2007)
  • “Star of the Alps” Lithopuncture Project, a cross-border project including acupuncture sites in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy (1997)
  • Lithopuncture of Circuito das Aguas, Minas Gerais, Brasil (1998)
  • Lithopuncture of the Seeland landscape near Bern, Switzerland (1998-99)
  • Cross-border lithopuncture project Austria/Slovenia in the south of Carinthia, (1999), contact Galerie Falke Bleiburg/Loibach
  • Aachen lithopuncture project, Ludwig Forum Aachen (1999)
  • Lithopuncture of the urban ambiences of Bad Radkersburg, Austria (2001) Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2001-02), Quito, Ecuador (2003), St.Veit, Austria (2004), Zagreb, Croatia (2004), Prague (2005-06), Bad Pyrmont, Germany (2006)
The HOLOGRAM OF EUROPE is composed of 27 stone pillars for the 27 member states of European Union, 6 additional pillars for those countries or regions that function outside the Union yet belong to Europe and one lithopuncture stone for Ljubljana, the host of the project. The idea is to create a blueprint of Europe and t find for each country the role it plays within its pattern. Interacting with the deeper layers of existence and of consciousness, HOLOGRAM OF EUROPE represents the Slovenian contribution to the process of creating a holistic communion of European countries and nations..HOLOGRAM OF EUROPE, geopuncture circle is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. .Concept of the project: Marko Poga?nik. Realization: Art group VITAAA, Ljubljana..The tool used in creating the HOLOGRAM OF EUROPE is lithopuncture, a method of Earth acupuncture that works through resonances within the morphogenetic fields of the ambience. Interacting with the vital energies and consciousness of the given environment (in this case with the organism of Europe) it is possible to release creative impulses that are directed in a precise way by the so-called "cosmogrammes", a kind of ideograms, carved upon the lithopuncture pillars...European organism is a rounded up holon organized along the backbone that winds from Crete through the Central Europe till Iceland. One can imagine the backbone of Europe as an energy channel connecting Mediterranean with the Atlantic ocean. Along the backbone channel are situated energy fields that can be compared with chakras of the human body. Slovenia is positioned at a sensitive point of the back bone channel, just before the field of the solar plexus (Central Europe) turns over to the sexual field (Balkans)..In the terms of the ancient Greek culture, such a point is called "Omphalos", the navel of the world. In the case of Slovenia one can speak of the navel of Europe, the source of its identity. The north-western border of Slovenia indeed marks the only point in

The HOLOGRAM OF EUROPE is composed of 27 stone pillars for the 27 member states of European Union, 6 additional pillars for those countries or regions that function outside the Union yet belong to Europe and one lithopuncture stone for Ljubljana, the host of the project.