Author Archives: Shan Tung Hsu

About Shan Tung Hsu

Dr, Hsu currently lectures worldwide on matter of spatial and environmental design in accord with natural principles. His teaching unifies his training in western science, ancient Chinese philosophy, Taoist and Buddhist meditation, and the energy work of Chi-gong/Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan, along with decades of experience in Feng Shui.

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Dr Hsu Feng Shui Talk
#10: Feng Shui Masters – Can You See Chi?

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10: Feng Shui Masters – Can You See Chi?

In my last posting (No. 9), we mentioned that the two pillars of Feng Shui are natural law and Chi monism. To talk about Feng Shui, then, we have to talk about Chi.

In Feng Shui site selection, an auspicious place is one with abundant Chi. However, since Chi has no form or image, how can we tell whether a place has abundant Chi? Without objective criteria, one person can say that the Chi of a place is good, and another person can say that it is bad. How can we judge who is right?

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Dr Hsu Fengshui talk 9

Dr Hsu Feng Shui Talk
#9: What is Chi?

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9: What is Chi?

The two pillars of Feng Shui theory are natural law and chi monism. In Chinese, there are many terms that involve chi, like “chi si” (complexion), “chi li” (strength), “chi po” (spirits), and so on. In other words, the concept of chi is deeply embedded in the Chinese mind.

But what is chi? It cannot be touched, seen, or measured. Everyone seems to know it, but no one can put a finger on it.

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Dr Hsu Fengshui Talk 8

Dr Hsu Feng Shui Talk
#8: What is the Ideal Size for a Human Dwelling?

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8: What is the Ideal Size for a Human Dwelling?

Natural laws (Yin-Yang theory and Five Element theory) are the foundation of Feng Shui. According to Yin-Yang theory, balance creates harmony. Therefore, in nature, a place with both mountains (Yin) and water (Yang) is the ideal.

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Dr Hsu Feng Shui Talk
#7: Feng Shui Developed from Survival Needs

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7: Feng Shui Developed from Survival Needs

Site selection – the selection of an auspicious site – is the first order of Feng Shui practice.

Ancient people, especially hunting-gathering people, were concerned with the four needs of survival: water, food, shelter and security. Therefore, they made sure they were near the resources they needed, and looked for safety.

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Dr Hsu Feng Shui Talk
#5: Yin Yang Balance and Resonance

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5: Yin Yang Balance and Resonance

In the previous posting (number 4), we mentioned that, in Yin-Yang theory, a combination of Yin and Yang create harmony, while a combination of Yang and Yang, or Yin and Yin, create resonance, which means empowerment.

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Dr Hsu Feng Shui Talk
#4: Can the Tao Be Spoken?

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4: Can the Tao be spoken?

The fifth chapter of the Xi Ci (or Da Zhuan) commentary on the Book of Changes contains a saying, “One Yin and one Yang make the Tao. People use it daily, but do not know it.” Over the centuries, many scholars have tried to explain this saying, but their explanations have been too abstract for most people to understand.

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