Feng Shui Forecast of Presidential Elections
“Who do you think will be our next president?”
In 1988, a friend, a retired Venezuelan diplomat, asked me this question the day before I left Caracas to return to Seattle. It was my second visit to Caracas to teach a Feng Shui workshop; I knew nothing about Venezuelan politics at the time. I am neither a psychic nor a fortune-teller – but since I often tell my Feng Shui students that there is no secret under the sun, this friend assumed I might be able to know future events.
“Why not show me something?” I said. “The campaign sign for example.” I need something that has already manifested to be able to tap into the information level. My friend dug into the newspaper, found some campaign ads, and showed them to me. (shown below)
After one look, I told him that the sign with the letters MVR and a “black sun” in the background, would win. I also told him that that the candidate was facing tremendous pressures from both inside and outside of the country; (the V was squeezed by the M and the R); but the check-mark-shaped “V” in the center, a positive form, indicated he would prevail and win over the other candidate, who had a jagged empty circle at the center of his campaign sign. I had no idea who those candidates were at the time. Later, I learned that the MVR sign represented Hugo Chavez’s Fifth Republic Movement (Movimiento Quinta Republica, with the V representing the Roman numeral five). He defeated Henrique Salas Romer of Proyecto Venezuela Alliance with the largest percentage of the popular vote (56.2%) in four decades.
In the year 2000, before the Mexican election, I examined the logos (shown below) of the presidential candidates in a newspaper. The two parties involved were PAN and PRI. Again, I knew nothing about the politics of Mexico, but it was very clear to me that whoever had the PAN sign, which had a very wholesome form, should win over the party with the other sign (PRI), which was divided into three parts. The PAN candidate was Vicente Fox. He was elected the 62nd president of Mexico in July 2, 2000. He defeated Francisco Labastida of the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), which had controlled Mexico Government for seven decades.
How can one tell who will win the election long before the campaign is over and the votes are cast, just by examining the campaign signs? In the past, even “top” psychics in the US have failed badly to predict the outcome of presidential elections.
We live in a physical/material world, and we often think that only material aspects of the world are real. Actually, there are always three components to any existence or entity: matter, energy (chi), and information. This is easily understood with regard to a living human being; we have a physical body (matter), living activity (energy), and an information level of our existence (soul, mind, thought…). In the view of classical metaphysics, however, everything in the universe – a house, a chair, or a rock – is a living entity; thus, everything in the material world has these three attributes too. Furthermore, all events and actions, such as social movements or wars, also have these three components. Everything in the universe begins with a thought form. All material manifestation comes from this informational level, and comes into material manifestation via chi (energy).
Therefore, everything existed before it was made manifest in a way we could see with our eyes. A doctor might detect a cancer cell in a physical exam today, but at the informational level, that cancer may have already existed for months or years. If we were able to see things on the information level, we might know what was going to be manifested. Thus, to perceive the result of an election from the manifested logo or signs associated with it is reasonable and possible.
How does one obtain this “invisible” information? Ask yourself a question: how can you tell if someone is angry or happy? Most likely, you detect it from facial expressions or a physical demeanor. The facial expressions reveal the emotional energy and information associated with the person. In Feng Shui, we call this expression “form”. Different forms manifest different energy and information. Wholesome form manifests wholesome energy; wholesome energy comes from wholesome information. This is the fundamental concept of traditional Feng Shui.
A landscape (mountains, hills, flat lands, lakes, or rivers), a city block, a building, or a house all have form. Through observing and studying the form, a Feng Shui master can understand the energy of the place and how it will affect the people who live there, and may also be able to predict future events that might take place there. In Seattle, the form of the Experience Music Project (EMP) building designed by Frank Gehry, (reputed to be one of the ten ugliest buildings in the world), foretold that Paul Allen would have to continually reach into his pockets to sustain the business operation. Since it was not a wholesome form, it could not sustain a viable business. Likewise, the chaotic form of the building of Modern Art Museum in the city of Bellevue, designed by Steven Holl, could not have housed a successful business no matter what it was. When the form is not good, the energy is not good; it cannot nourish a successful business or a healthy living.
It is the same for election campaign signs and symbols; they are summaries of the information associated with the candidates, their campaigns, political party and etc. By examining the form of the logo, one can obtain the information about what the ultimate manifestation will be.
I have been showing the above examples of Presidential campaign logos to my Feng Shui classes for years. Without telling them whom the logos represent, almost 100% of students have pointed out the winning logos – and they were all very surprised to find out that they had done so.
Nature has no secrets; our world has no secrets. We only have to know where to look for information and how to see it. We have to know that it is possible to tap into the informational level via the physical level – that it is possible to know the “unknown” from the known. We were never taught this concept in schools; we were taught to use our five senses, and that only things perceived through those senses were real. We were not encouraged to use or respect our sixth sense, let alone any of our more diverse or subtle perceptive abilities. Furthermore, if we add to all of our subtle awareness the knowledge of Yin-Yang theory (a fundamental natural principle), we have substantial power to tap into the information level of our living world.
Prior to the US presidential election of 2000, many people asked me to make predictions. Since I was familiar with the background of the candidates and had opinions about the candidates, I was afraid that logic, reasoning, and wishful thinking might get in the way, so I avoided looking into the issue. However, the night before Election Day, I dropped by a bookstore. In the entrance on a standing rack, Al Gore and George Bush were prominently displayed on the cover of Time magazine. I noticed that Al Gore was on the left side of Bush; I thought to myself, “Hmmm… Gore has the upper hand.” (In Yin-Yang theory, the left side is Yang and the right side is Yin; Yang is more in control, more dominant. This is often seen on TV, where most talk show hosts sit on the left of their guest.) But I also noticed that Gore had a serious look and was staring forward, while Bush’s head tilted somewhat to look at Gore and was smiling (as if displaying a “winning smile”). I was puzzled over this seemingly contradictory information from the image. If Gore would win the votes, why Bush was smiling? Of course, we all know what transpired.
The campaign signs of the 2004 election (Bush vs. Kerry) are shown below. Bush’s campaign sign is more open and relaxed, with wholesome form. He is also clearly in control (Cheney’s name is much smaller and below), and his name is closely connected visually with the flag. On the other hand, Kerry’s sign shows his name squeezed and somewhat overshadowed by Edward’s name. Comparing the information of the two signs, one could easily predict that Bush would prevail.
Our next presidential election is still 20 months away. However, if we tap into the information manifested in the campaign signs and symbols, we should be able to predict who will win the next presidency.
Can it be that simple? Most people would laugh at the notion that the outcome can be known just from the physical campaign materials. But signs are not just a graphic image; they represent comprehensive information about the candidates and their campaign activities. They display information already in the process of being manifested in our world. Why not give this idea the benefit of the doubt, and pay some attention to the campaign signs and symbols of the coming election? You may be surprised at how well you can make correct predictions.