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Geopathology (also Geopathy) is a theory that links the Earth's inherent radiation with the health of humans, animals and plants.

The term is derived from Greek γεω- (geō-), combining form of γῆ (gê, “earth”) and πάθος (páthos, “suffering”) - ie pathology, widely used to describe infirmities.

The term is more widely used in the adjectival form ie 'geopathic' (sometimes 'geopathological') and often linked to 'stress', creating the terms 'geopathic stress'[1][2] and 'geostress'.

Gustav Freiherr von Pohl has been described as the modern 'father' of geopathic stress.[3] von Pohl conducted a study in the Bavarian town of Vilsbiburg in 1929 which purported to link focus points of 'earth-radiation' ger. Erdstrahlen with incidence of cancer.[4]

Ley lines (a supposition introduced by Alfred Watkins in 1925) have also been suggested to create geopathic stress.[5]

Geopathic stress (GS)[edit]

It is suggested that the Earth has a natural vibration, but features like underground watercourses, drainage pipes, underground tunnels and even simple geological faults distort this vibration.[6] Such distorted vibrations are held to rise upwards through the Earth's surface and create an pernicious effect on the health and/or behaviour of all biological life.[7] The distortions are amplified during night hours [8] and consequently the impact is greater if the focal point of the adverse radiation is a bedroom, also noting that the subject, during the time of sleep, will be continually located in the path of such radiation.[9]

Published academic papers and research[edit]

  • Gerhard W. HACKER, Annabell EDER, Christoph AUGNER, Gernot PAUSER. "Geopathic Stress Zones and Their Influence on the Human Organism" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Hacker, Gerhard W.; Pawlak, Elisabeth; Pauser, Gernot; Tichy, Gottfried; Jell, Hermann; Posch, Gabriele; Kraibacher, Günther; Aigner, Alfred; Hutter, Jörg (2005). "Biomedical Evidence of Influence of Geopathic Zones on the Human Body: Scientifically Traceable Effects and Ways of Harmonization". Complementary Medicine Research. 12 (6): 315–327. doi:10.1159/000088624. PMID 16391480. S2CID 10301463.
  • Augner, Christoph; Hacker, Gerhard W.; Jekel, Ilse (June 2010). "Geopathic Stress Zones: Short-Term Effects on Work Performance and Well-Being?". The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 16 (6): 657–661. doi:10.1089/acm.2009.0499. PMID 20569033.
  • S. D. AGHAV, P. S. TAMBADE (2015). "Investigating effects of Geopathic Stress on Health Parameters in Young Healthy Volunteers" (PDF). International Journal of Chemical and Physical Sciences (2319–6602).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Rolf Gordon Are You Sleeping In A Safe Place?, 1989 ISBN 9780951401705
  • Paul Craddock, Geopathic Stress & Electropolution: How to Protect Your Health & Home, 2016 ISBN 9781523937363
  • Ulrike Banis, Geopathic Stress - and what you can do about it, 2003 ISBN 9783934672062
  • Robert Egby, The Silent Killer Below: Hunting and Healing Geopathic Stress, 2018 ISBN 9780984866489
  • Judy Hall, Crystal Prescriptions volume 3: Crystal solutions to electromagnetic pollution and geopathic stress. An A-Z guide, 2014 ISBN 9781782797913
  • Louise Weidel GEOPATHIC ZONES : Earth Energy Lines & Electosmog Force Fields & Trees, 2002 ISBN 9780007123018
  • Barry Smith, NOWHERE TO HIDE: Electromagnetic radiation, 2020 ISBN 9798604245989
  • David Cowan and Rodney Girdlestone, Safe as Houses?: Ill Health and Electro-stress in the Home, 1996 ISBN 9781858600376
  • Glen Swartwout, Electromagnetic Pollution Solutions, 2012 ISBN 978-1494270285
  • Freiherr von Pohl, Gustav (1988). Earth Currents: Causative Factor of Cancer and Other Diseases. Frech Verlag. ISBN 978-3772494024.
  • Gregory A Storozuk, Geopathic zones and the iron stake method, 1992
  • Kaethe Bachler, John M. Living (2007). Earth Radiation. Holistic Intuition Society. ISBN 9780968632352.
  • Thurnell-Read, Jane (2006). Geopathic Stress & Subtle Energy. Life-Work Potential. ISBN 9780954243944.
  • Blanche Merz Die Seele des Ortes. Deren Wirkkraft auf unsere vier Körper (eng. The soul of the place. Effect on our four bodies). Herold, München 1988, ISBN 3-921485-05-3
    • Later edition: Die Seele des Ortes. Metaphysische Energien und ihre Wirkkraft (eng. The soul of the place. Metaphysical Energy and its Effect). AT, Aarau 2000, ISBN 3-85502-668-8
  • Ernst Hartmann, Geopathie (eng. Geopathy), Haug Verlag, Ulm/Donau, 1954.
  • Ernst Hartmann, Krankheit als Standortproblem (eng. Illness as a Location Problem), Volume 1, Haug Verlag, Heidelberg, (1. Auflage 1964), 5. Auflage 1986, ISBN 9783776006537
  • Ernst Hartmann, Krankheit als Standortproblem (eng. Illness as a Location Problem), Volume 2, Haug Verlag, Heidelberg, 1986, ISBN 9783776009118
  • Gustav Freiherr von Pohl, Erdstrahlen als Krankheits - und Krebserreger, (eng. Earth Currents as Pathogens of Illness and Development of Cancer), 1932; modern edition ISBN 978377244416-6
  • Hubert Palm, Das gesunde Haus: Unser naher Umweltschutz, (eng. The healthy house; our closest environmental protection) 1975; 1992 edition ISBN 9783876670317

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Flavin, Edwin (18 August 2018). "Geopathic stress: Just for the gullible?". Irish Examiner.
  2. ^ Freshwater, Dawn (1 December 1997). "Geopathic stress". Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery. 3 (6): 160–162. doi:10.1016/S1353-6117(05)81003-0. PMID 9511645.
  3. ^ "Checking the fault lines in our lives". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ "Übersinnliches Kribbeln". Der Spiegel. October 1987.
  5. ^ "Moonraking". BBC.
  6. ^ Etchells, Pete (20 August 2015). "Bad vibrations: what's the evidence for geopathic stress?". The Guardian.
  7. ^ "The Skeptic's Dictionary".
  8. ^ Desborough, Brian (April 2002). They Cast No Shadows. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595219575.
  9. ^ Hummel, Christian (June 2004). Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit. Space Clearing Kit. ISBN 9780975479308.