Park of Peace and Power

 

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The Park of Peace and Power (Park der Ruhe und Kraft) is situated in lot 23 and can be reached via Gate 3. It has been designed according to the old traditions of geomancy (originally: divinations from the earth) and landscape gardening. Visitors to the park can find peace and reflection here. They can come into contact with the forces of nature, plants and trees, stones and earth.
 

 

Origins and purpose

Visitors are helped to visualise, experience and to become aware of their feelings through five different landscaped areas that establish harmony between the powers of the earth and the cosmos. In the Park of Peace and Power, internal barriers broken down and grief eased, allowing the mourner to be at one with nature. The aim is to create a willingness to let go of the past and to start a new and fulfilling life despite the painful loss. Ancient symbols from our cultural past are intended to help people to understand their own life story and individual path through life. The path is dotted with musings to be read which serve to explain the individual areas.

Useful tips

It is particularly helpful for the human ‘energy system' to cross the park by following the numbers in order. The stepping stones made of conglomerate stone from Ternitz show the recommended path for the energy system. In places where you do not find any stepping stones, you can simply walk through the field. Lines made of granite from the Mühlviertel region symbolise the path of geomantic lines of force that pass through the entire park. The concentrated energy can be felt at the intersections. Not every line of force has been marked. You can detect other lines of force by attuning your senses.

The numbers on the bed stones refer to power points. Different people feel the power at different points. There is often a difference between men and women. Find out for yourself where you feel most comfortable. Benches have been set up at places where you can spend a little longer replenishing your energy levels. Their feet are made of granite from the Waldviertel region, while the seats and backrests are made of fir wood.