Ancestor worship is an important tradition in Chinese culture. Families pay special attention to look for land with good feng shui (good qi energy) to bury their ancestors. Initially, the idea came out of love and respect.
Feng shui is about the energy related to space. Astrology is about the energy related to time. After the 14th century in China, astrologers fused their ideas with feng shui concepts linking the energy impact of a house with the time of construction and the resident’s birth time.
Master Shan-Tung Hsu explains how to analyze a country, a city and a building. The example is the city of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
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New Class by Jenny Nakao Hones, a professional interior designer and an experienced and talented feng shui consultant.
There are literally hundreds of Feng Shui books on the market. Some blend truths and myths but many have only a distant connection to the essential core of Feng Shui. There are also books that refer to different schools of Feng Shui with conflicting thoughts, making it difficult for people to discern the validity of information.
So many Feng Shui books and teachings differ from each other, how to know which one to follow?
It is challenging to sift gold from sand. Even among the 800 or so volumes of Feng Shui classics in Chinese, many mix the core concepts of Feng Shui with customs, traditions, folklore, and even superstitions that do not necessarily contain universal value.
Indeed, finding the source of information that resonates with common sense and is universally applicable is a challenge for those interested in Feng Shui.
True Feng Shui knowledge follows natural principles and resonates with common sense. If those concepts presented resonate with you right away, most likely they are valid concepts.
Truth has power. If something is valid and truthful, you can feel it.
However, it is important to keep an open mind, free from preconceived ideas. Test the concepts in real life before you accept them as global truth.
Many Blue Mountain feng shui students in different parts of the world are asking me “how do we see and handle the coronavirus pandemic from a feng shui perspective?” I was surprised at the question, as feng shui is about living environment design. It is about life design and has no obvious connection to this pandemic.
However, since the fundamental feng shui principle is based on natural principles — natural laws, the highest guidance for human living, then maybe we can try to see the pandemic from a natural law perspective.
We used to discuss what is beauty? – the subjective and objective sides of beauty, and the combination of both.
Regardless of the philosophy of the issue, we have to admit that pure art and architectural art are very different from each other. For one thing, architecture is a very complicated art form, because it has elements of many arts combined in it. But more important is how architecture relates to the public.
In earlier postings we mentioned the Four Features of Feng Shui, and that they apply at any scale, from the largest to the smallest.
Some readers have pointed out that many Feng Shui books talk about Five Features – and that the fifth is orientation.
In fact, that fifth feature came along much later, when people tried to apply astrological ideas to Feng Shui. This was the beginning of what we now call the Cosmological School.
In earlier postings, we’ve said that Natural Law was one of the main pillars of Feng Shui. Natural Law consists of the Yin-Yang theory and Five Element theory.
Even though the Five Element theory is concerned with dynamic transformation, the mechanisms of change, it is still associated with specific things: colors, forms, seasons, and so on. And Feng Shui is basically about form.