META-MOSCOW - is that a model or life?
Many thousand years ago the ancient Chinese discovered,
that if a man didn't fight with nature and lived in harmony with
it, his life's quality would substantially improve.
The biology of living organisms pays a lot of attention
to different rhythms, cycles, biological clock modes and bio
energetic zones which influence the internal state of animals and
plants, making them change inhabited zones, sense the beginning
of a blooming period, reproduction and roaming, find a place for
raising following generations and so on. In fact, when we rest in
harmony with everything living, our life flows more smoothly and
we achieve assigned goals much easier.
Where we live, work or rest has a great influence on the
quality of our lives and we could state that without a slightest
doubt. We often choose a neighborhood for living instinctively or
at least take a piece of advice from our friends or a realtor.
A famous Feng Shoui specialist, translator of ancient
Chinese scrolls compares the globe of the Earth to the body of
the human. There are points on the human's body which impact the
Affecting some particular zones, doctors are able to
revive vital functions, harmonize pressure and nervous system.
The Earth as a living body also has its own zones and points,
axis of symmetries and channels of particular movements. When we
start to interrelate with nature, moving along the Earth, we are
able to sense our impact on its processes as well. Bio-energetic
zones, in their turn, rule and direct us as well as our physical,
biological, social and psychological reactions and possibly more.
The human is sober-minded from nature, always finding
explanations for his state, either headaches, irritation,
nervousness or something else. But haven't you noticed that being
aware of these reasons, no "sober-mindness" in the world can help
remove them. And our excuse that "it didn't work out" in personal
life can pass for some sort of explanation, but when a carefully
built business crashes down on a spotless ground, we can easily
lose our minds trying to find the reasons for this failure.
Despite the sober mindedness and psychological ignorance
at the same time, people sense a lot, they tune in to their
intuition and sometimes they make the right choice. Even the most
regular salesperson after noticing, where trade goes better, will
try to move his business to a place, where he would only have
luck. He could explain his choice, stating, that he likes the
buildings, the environment or somewhere around he has a couple or
two of his friends and he wouldn't want to think for a minute
that there might live a lot more of his friends in other
neighborhoods and the buildings are just the same everywhere
Sometime ago my colleague's family rented a place in one
of the greenest neighborhoods of Moscow. Since their windows
overlooked a reservoir, in hot weather the wind would often bring
a terrible smell of sewage waste which would get in a reservoir.
Regardless of the fact that his family liked everything about
that neighborhood, my colleague often suffered from lack of
physical energy and his morale was very low. Very soon he changed
this place and instantly felt the fresh breath of enthusiasm. Bad
ecology drained him and a new good place increased his energy.
Sometimes we can remove discomfort, make maintenance in
our place, re-plan interior space, and change a rug. It is more
complicated to change an unfavorable neighborhood of living,
especially, if we buy an expensive property and not just a place
to spend a night. I am sure, that you've been to places, where
you've felt yourself very comfortable, like at home. Without a
doubt, you have probably happened to be at places where you've
sensed vague discomfort.
The first example is a place which bio-energetic zone is
in harmony with your internal bio rhythms. The second one is the
contrary. Having a possibility to change work, I kept switching
my place over and over, surprise as it may seem, namely because I
was followed by some sense of discomfort. I was getting very
irritated, like there was some sort of pressure on me and
eventually I started to lose my income. These situations kept on
happening again and again until I focused my choice on the
neighborhood where I gained a feeling of confidence, optimism and
financial stability. I told all my friends that I found my place.
When we are willing to work, we feel comfortable, where
there is an active pace of trade, where boss raises salaries and
where things move only forward. When we wish to rest, we go to
places, where we get relaxed and cozy. When we plan to acquire a
property for business meetings or family or meetings with
friends, we subconsciously aspire to a place, which, instead of
taking away our energy, increases it.
If I used the program of "Meta-Moscow" before, I wouldn't
have lost my time back then. Now I am a specialist in this
program and I always have it handy and resort to its help when I
have a choice of a particular place in our city.
Lately the program "Meta-Moscow" was developed by
CSIN-Fund's group of researchers, who do research works in
self-organization processes of nature.
And here, on a computer monitor we see all options with
attractive images, where we can easily recognize streets,
buildings, riversides. Colorful spectral rays come out of the
city center following some unknown symbols. Each ray outlines a
particular zone of Moscow. While we try to comprehend what is
going on, a specialist consults us showing the possibilities of
the program. The rays move from the city center from one
particular point to the other while the screen introduces
considerable databases with some unknown symbols moving back and
forth. Many years of hard and scrupulous work in different
spheres of sciences stand behind these attractive images.
The precision of calculations allows you to find "your"
neighborhood for different purposes, including the acquisition of
real estate of your individual preferences and considering the
functional aspect of it at the same time, so that the place works
for you. As I've heard from one of programs' authors, it also has
several different functions.
So, say you have a chance to choose a place and you have
enough finances, you are not attached to the territory, type of
living only in a particular neighborhood, you don't have any
preferences for it or even better, if you wish to have 2-3 flats,
after you've made up your mind and expressed your interest in
buying a flat and choosing a neighborhood for it, you would then
need to submit basic data. This would be all information which a
client agrees to provide. But, as the first and foremost
necessity we need to have birth dates of all those, who are
interested in this property, including the owner, his wife,
children, mother-in-law, grandmother and so on. If it's a firm,
we are dealing with, and then we require the date of its
Further on, we need to know the direction of search. I.e.
one thing is to choose for the whole family as a sole flat and
another one is if the property is the office for certain business
purposes and a particular direction of activity.
Or, say the place would be strictly for rest, for
receptions. The more exact the specific information is, the more
precise will be recommendations. The issue of trust is very
important here, but in practice this issue is rather conditional,
since in most cases we have clients who were already recommended
from their friends for "Meta- Moscow". It is almost impossible to
reveal the "know-how" in a simple way. Perhaps we could do that
by making up fake commercials, which flood TV channels.
The program is the result of private work and its ideas
were born in the early 80-s and it's been in process for about 12
years in its concrete form. For the last 7 years we've been
working on the computer version; before we had only theories and
several individual schemes. If we draw a parallel in these
meta-geographical fields, although it is rather conditional, we
could name some works from the range of well-known astrologists
such as Globa. And not only, it is just, that I am familiar with
these materials, which show the astrological aspects of Moscow.
But I must reiterate that the analogy with the astrology here is
rather conditional, since everything we use in the program is far
from astrology. Nevertheless, I can't ignore a range of
similarities with mentioned above Globa, however there is a range
of serious differences there as well. Moreover, astrologists
don't do detalization in principle, the way we do it, since they
don't suspect about the existence of such possibilities. In
astrology we don't have such spheres.
If we talk about the difficulty of creating such program,
then we could say that it's very time and effort consuming, let
alone the exclusivity of the algorithms. On one hand, very
serious empiric observations are enclosed in it; besides, there
is a substantial theoretical fundament connected with the
geography of the whole planet Earth. I could mention dozens of
different researchers, but they wouldn't directly relate to this
topic. We could consider Bermuda triangle or anything similar. In
principle, many of these directions are taken into consideration,
besides, lately we introduced the works from Feng Shoui and some
similar esoteric spheres in this program. But again, we have
introduced them all on the scientific basis, using the latest
achievements in the spheres of synergetics, theory of graphs,
different kinds of mathematical modeling etc.
-Could you tell us, if there are any objectively good and
bad regions in Moscow?
-In fact, there is no restriction on this position in
practice, I constantly come across this. Each region has its
pluses and minuses, there are no ideal, just as there are no
criminal regions where a person shouldn't live, if not for some
very unfavorable ecological factor. The ecology is taken into
account externally. It's not included in this program. That's why
we always have a choice. In average, an ecology factor gives us
3-4 points, maybe 5. I don't just offer options; I also show
pluses and minuses of each region. And, if a client often
dislikes the region or place, the program accounts all his
preferences or vice versa - that's a programs catch.
-Actually it always works out the way, that a client's
objections are those minuses, which I see. But it primarily
happens with clients who know Moscow very well. The program also
efficiently assists people who are new comers to Moscow and who
need some confidence in their choice. Let's assume that a person
doesn't feel too comfortable with something that causes anxiety,
lack of confidence. In this case this person approaches me with
requests and I analyze reasons for such disturbance.
-And are there any similar maps for the other cities of
-To make a similar map of meta-analyses for other cities,
we need some global meta-geographical works for the whole planet,
researches, which started three years ago. But unfortunately, the
Fund's financial possibilities for the moment don't allow
launching such program, since it requires a major technological
process along with around dozens of highly qualified programmers
working in the field of geography. Perhaps, we could push this
project through, if we had a sponsor, who would be interested in
the development of the following direction together with some
cartographical institutes, which would be willing to cooperate in
-So far only theoretical works have been started in a
similar way to the following type of orientation, which is
performed for other cities as well. The existing map of Moscow,
unlike astrology is objectively calculated out of the planet's
natural phenomena. So, just as Moscow has such an orientation, so
does any other cities in the world like Saint-Petersburg or New
York or some other. Presently we have two or three people working
on this project. Why so few? Because these people work purely on
enthusiastic basis, except for private consultations. However,
these reserves are not sufficient to finance the work of a dozen
of highly qualified specialists for several years of work. You
could imagine how much such a specialist has to be paid to really
move this issue through. In fact, this is just an issue of
administrating, human resources and financing.
-I am surprised how complicated it is to find commercial
organization, which would be interested in such unique
researches. And is there any way you can make money on this
program through teaching how to use it, say, at a realtor's
-Of course, we can search and teach. But it's not so fast
and easy and our enthusiasts at the Fund are busy with a lot of
interesting ideas. And to make this product commercial, we should
prepare our experts on a serious scientific basis, otherwi the
whole idea would be discredited and the training can be done only
by people, who develop the program. The Russian government would
have been interested in the idea, but unfortunately the program
didn't bring instant profit and the interest had been almost
exhausted. Taking into account all the above mentioned we get
some payments by offering our clients private consulting
-I know that you have clients, who use your consulting
services not only when choosing a region for buying real estate.
What other purposes could you use your program for?
-The major part of it is buying real estate, but we also
have clients who are aware about other possibilities of the
program and consult on almost every matter, either business or
leisure. We could use it for any spontaneous matter. For
instance, in case with a home maker, even very talented, who
lives at one end of Moscow and very rarely leaves for her
summerhouse, this option could be interesting not from the
viewpoint of the program, but from that of a choice.
-We can make precise calculations for the most favorable
direction for people who constantly drive around Moscow, have a
lot of friends and need to know which would be a perfect spot for
negotiations on any specific subject for requested moment of
time. If a person buys a flat and provides me with the plan of
the region or even that of a flat, then I give this person
recommendations based on Feng Shoui principles. But this here
wouldn't be "Meta-Moscow", but just a deep knowledge of the
-Could you give us some more examples?
-On one hand, all examples look very similar to each
other. But each one of them is very individual. Any zone has its
pluses and minuses its own specifics and purpose for certain
things. Of course, living near a cemetery or a hospital is not
the best option for a person who longs for stability. And on the
contrary, if a student wants to make a career and just starts to
work his way up in some certain direction, I would recommend to
find a place for living near a cemetery.
-If I am not mistaken, according to Feng Shoui, it's far
from being the best place for living...
-Yes, but our life conditions differ considerably from
those of the Chinese in ancient or medieval age. We also use a
range of services very similar to Feng Shoui, but while the
Chinese technique does it, proceeding from the internal
arrangement of the place, (i.e. where to place a mirror or bed,
where should windows overlook and so on), I recommend to change
your psychological mood and your attitude to the important for
-Could you tell us about this in more detail?
-Lets assume that something is not right at your place of
living, you experience discomfort, you have problems with
business or you often get sick. Different problems relate to
different orientations to space and for each person this picture
is rather individual. Normally I enter your data, consider all
factors, make analyses and then recommend for what purposes and
which place is the best, i.e. you should be considering the
following factors of studying, salary, love, rest, and other, so
that you could develop some harmony with this place and sort of
become friends with it. And again, so that you could be there and
gain as much benefit and use it as you can. This can relate not
only to a flat, to a place where you live, but also to any other
points of your regular movement around the city - an office, a
cottage or a sports ground. I must say, that I described all this
in a rather approximate format, because when I communicate
directly with a person and study this person's situation more
profoundly, I happen to come across a complicated structure of
his internal world. All this is taken into account and sometimes
a single analysis is not sufficient, so we have to make some
comparisons, bringing together mutually growing factors and at
the end we get a very individual formula.
-I try to consider the situation from different client's
perspectives, and then I work out options of orientation for each
one of it.
-What you are saying requires great psychological
knowledge, ability to listen to the person's needs and understand
this person's situation.
-Definitely, but it's not much greater, than any serious
work with clients, say for a realtor, for instance. And then we
could use the information about your flat, which is located in a
spot far from being perfect, in a new and fruitful sense for your
life and well-being.