Summary & Conclusion: The effect of pyramid has been observed by documenting the inhibition effect on the growth of microbes. Wooden pyramids have been found to perform better than fiberglass pyramids with respect to inhibition of bacterial growth in milk. We believe that natural materials tend to show better energy characteristics than synthetic materials. The Great Pyramids of Giza, built entirely with natural materials have been associated with a wide variety of energy patterns as documented by various authors and investigators 7.
Among wooden pyramids, the octal form was better than the square and small-square pyramids. The only exception to this was seen in bifidiobacterial counts where the wooden square model scored over the small-square and octal forms. The superiority of the octal form over the other two can be possibly attributed to increasing pyramidal faces being more energy trapping than fewer faces. This supposition can be further studied by observing the effects of inhibition by triangular and hexagonal pyramids and cones.
The superstructures (rajagopuras) in hindu temples and buddhist stupas have been traditionally designed in a pyramidal or conical shape to concentrate the cosmic energy in the icon placed in the sanctum sanctorum below it. It is possible that this concentrated energy is what heals the mind and the soul and in turn the body also, when the devout visit such places of worship and prayer 8.
We are not presently able to attribute any known cause to this inhibitory effect. There have been many publications in attempting to explain the energy of the pyramid and its effects 9. However, we intend to consider the cause-and-effect theories to explain this phenomenon, which have been propounded earlier by many theorists 10.
It is known that microbes move to selected places in a growth container, which in turn has an effect on evaluation of the microbial count. This effect known as a "curvature effect", can affect bacterial counts by way of the sampling process not reaching out to corners of the containers. This has however, been taken care of, by swirling the container and ensuring even mixing of the milk in the containers prior to drawing samples for analysis.
The differences in results that may be expected from variations of the samples can be ruled out since the milk used in the test and control specimens has been sourced from the same bulk sample.
The shape effect that has been documented in certain test procedures following differences in shapes of test containers 11. This however has been negated by use of containers for holding the samples made of the same material and of same sizes.
The Yantra and Mantra theory 11 can propound a logical explanation to explain the results observed. Under this theory, the pyramid becomes an instrument through which the all pervading prana-shakti gets focused into the material kept underneath. The preservation energy (prana) involved in inhibition of bacterial growth and preservation of milk has been written about in many texts, doctrines and write-ups 1. We propose that this energy is being concentrated by the pyramidal structure and aids in preservation of the material kept below it. The pyramid itself becomes an instrument through which the cosmic energy is getting concentrated into the material placed underneath and exerts positive effects like preservation.
Speciation of the various bacteria that are seen in fermentation of milk have not been done. We have been able to successfully demonstrate the effect of pyramid energy on the total bacterial count and also on selected bacteria like lactobacilli, lactic streptococci and bifidobacteria. Further study in this direction and bacterial speciation may help in understanding the intricacies of the pyramid power.
We conclude that pyramids are great sources of unseen positive energy and can be utilized for various purposes like preservation, pollution reduction and understanding and elevation of the human consciousness.