In our previous note, we mentioned that water quality can be assessed through the form or image of the water.
In the 1960s, the German scientist, Theodor Schwenk, the author of Sensitive Chaos, developed a “drop picture method” for studying water.
In 1990, I participated in the first Water Symposium held in Washington State (in the US). About sixty scientists and inventors participated in a discussion of the question, “What is good water?”
Most people approached this from the point of view of physics: they talked about the pH, oxygen content, molecular size, purity, conductivity, surface tension, and so on. These are all things that can be measured and put into numbers.
In the 90’s of the last century, I was invited to participate in a conference about water (Water Symposium). Some 50 experts and researchers were invited from around the world, and the discussion was based around, “What is good water?”, and “The Energy of Water”.
Each presenter was allowed forty minutes to present. My theme was Form Energy. Actually, this had nothing to do with water, but the organizer insisted that my topic was new and exciting, and wanted me to share it with the other scientists and researchers.
In our previous posting, we mentioned the Four Features: Dragon (mountain), Guardian Hill (small hill), Energy Spot (flat area), and Water (river, lake, ocean).
Feng Shui studies the quantity, quality and coordination of these four features. A good house should have these four features in ideal form and structure.
In Feng Shui, there is an old saying,
“Mountains affect the children, Water affects fortunes.”
In ancient times in China, when a family had many sons, the family became stronger. So, Mountain represents power, while Water represents wealth.
How true is this? Let’s take a look at the world.
We have shown the application of the Four Features in a city, village, house, and office. This Four Features Model can even be applied to chairs!
Now let us look at the Four Features on a smaller scale – a manager’s office as shown in the image below.
The solid wall behind the manager’s desk and chair is the Mountain feature.
The Feng Shui of a high-rise apartment building is also defined by the classical Four Features Model but from a slightly different perspective.
In an urban setting, for a building to have good Chi-Energy, it is necessary for all Four Features to be present. However, in this situation the buildings in the city substitute the natural landscape and function as landforms, representing the metaphors for Mountain and Guardians.
So far we have been talking about the bigger picture of the four features model. In the previous post, we talked about the 4 features model in a relative big scale.
But everyone wants to know, “How do I apply the 4 features model to my house?”