Feng Shui means Wind and Water. The Myth Behind the old ancient art.

We can say Feng Shui is a combination of Architecture, Town Planing ,Interior Decorating , and Environmental Improvements.  Feng Shui emphasizes a great Deal on site orientation, solar orientation , water orientation, money and health. There are 3 parts what make a good Feng Shui . Health … Wealth … Happiness. 

What is definitely not Feng Shui. 

-Feng Shui  is not  magical.

-Feng Shui is not a Religion or a Cult . It has also nothing to do with spirits.

-Feng Shui is not the latest  Fashion Trend or Gig , but it is in Fashion. 

-Feng Shui is not a Scam.

What is Feng Shui? 

Feng Shui also named as “Wind and Water” or “living in harmony with nature” .  The theory comes from the Taoist and Ruist philosophies who dominated China for thousand of years.  These philosophies say that we are part of the Universe we live in . Mankind should respect  Mother Earth and act in accordance with Heaven. We should protect the Environment and cherish it,not destroy it. The Trinity of our being is Heaven …… Man ….. Earth …….! Those Elements will have a impact on us . Wherever we believe it or not . In the earliest years  they called it Heaven luck , Man luck , and Earth luck. Translated into our terms it means Time …. Space … Action ….

Do you know the saying … Being in the right place at the right time ?

·  Time element is when the person was born .(1948 or any year) 

– The space element is the place where the person was born . ( USA , Germany , France , Vietnam , Singapore … and so on )

– The element of action is what you are and what you become. If a  Man does the right thing at the right time and the right place he will be fortunate. Otherwise , man will encounter hardship. 

small child meditating

QI or Chi we call it energy

QI  ( Chi ) is a word , what is used many times in Feng Shui . Sha QI ( Chi) is another word use in combination with QI . (Chi) . Mass and Energy are interchangeable , Qi ( Chi ) can be visible or partially invisible , it and also be felt like a vibration. Qi ( Chi ) has been categorized into 5 types of Qi ( Chi) . Each Type has a different Quality.

History of Feng Shui 

Feng Shui, literally meaning “wind and water,” is a traditional Chinese concept linking the destiny of man to his environment.

Dragon are prosperous
Dragon play a big role in Feng Shui

The principles of Feng Shui have existed for thousands of years.  The principles of Feng Shui are based on precepts laid down thousands of years ago in the Chinese classics, particularly the Li Shu, or Book of Rites, a sacred book.  It is concerned with order, the harmony of heaven and earth, and with the ways in which humanity can best keep the balance of nature intact.  In the nineteenth century AD, Yang Yun-sung compiled the first manual of Feng Shui, systematically describing the characteristics of scenic formations.  This book became the standard text of the Form School of Feng Shui.  About a century later, scholars living in the flat plains of the north composed their own answer to the problems of analyzing the Feng Shui of mountain less regions, compiling a guide to another system of Feng Shui founded on the symbolism of the points of a compass, which came to be known as The Compass School.  Today, Feng Shui experts combine the two systems, “looking first at the undulations of the surrounding countryside, and then consulting the compass to note the alignments of the surrounding mountains and rivers with the spot under consideration” (Source from Walters, 11).

 The five Elements 

  1. Wood ,
  2.  Fire ,
  3.  Earth ,
  4.  Metal ,
  5. Water , 
The five elements
Wood , Fire, Earth , Metal , Water

Each Element is determent by Time , Position , and Location. It can be validated through physics. mathematics , astronomy and geography. The distribution of the Qi can be affected by its surroundings and forms . Through the mathematical formulas various combinations can be determined.

With the new technologies Feng Shui was introduced to the west in a simple system . The system albeit simple is of course less effective than the real system .

In this age we have to make adjustments to our living condition and living environment. Feng Shui has evolved into the new lifestyle .

Done correctly Feng Shui is a great ancient knowledge to arrange your Environment and surroundings. 

thanks for reading that article .. 

Look forward to the  next post about the quality of Qi each element has and what it can do for you . … 

Ciao Sylvia

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