In the summer of 1990, a collection of pals, one in every of my sons and I went to a far off alkali lake bed inside the excessive barren region of southeast Oregon to inscribe a large Sri Yantra in the earth. It turned into to incorporate a central point huge enough to live in. The web site changed into selected due to its splendor and remoteness. Almost no one, except a few ranchers, ever went there. Inscribing lines within the alkali floor might not disturb any vegetation and it’d be a transitory event, sooner or later disappearing again into the floor through the herbal action of wind and the occasional water that floods the lake bed each few years.
The layout became made without machines or contemporary gear except binoculars and a easy hand plow. We used handiest historical standards of geometry and long wires and sharpened poles as tools.
When finished, the Sri Yantra became ¼ of a mile across, included over forty acres and contained over thirteen miles of traces. The traces, plowed with an old skool garden cultivator pulled with the aid of 3 team members and steered by way of the fourth, have been approximately four inches deep, with the difficult alkali-crusted dust solid to each aspects of the furrow.
During construction, we were cautious to limit the disturbances to the land. We chose to walk several miles every day from camp to the web page as opposed to use motors, and we avoided using different motorized gadgets including a tiller. We did not need to leave tracks or different marks, no longer to keep anonymity but out of appreciate for the purity of the method.