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By Stephan Feuchtwang

This publication was once first released in 1974 and have become a mystery vintage in the back of the unfold of fengshui within the Western international. Its writer, Stephan Feuchtwang, has now revised it and extra a brand new bankruptcy for this re-creation, bringing the cloth brand new. it's a certain remedy of fengshui as perceived and understood in chinese language manuals and in chinese language perform, yet written for a Western readership. Feuchtwang additionally exhibits the way it is expounded to panorama portray in addition to to chinese language renowned faith and ancestor worship. He provides his personal figuring out of fengshui as a cultured perform that also is one of those divination, according to a version of the Universe. Readers who're eager about feng shui and need to understand approximately chinese language cosmology, or who're attracted to the anthropology of divination and cosmology, may be richly rewarded by means of this booklet.

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They are bearers of a different kind of eh ' ~~ Othe r features of the landscape. paths , railway track s , l ines of neighbouring roo fs. may also be bearers of e h' ~ , or they may bear 4ha~ These are all bearings on the dynamics of the l andscape. Of the static features. it is important to take beari ng s on visible pea ks of mountains and any outst anding feature of the gro und such as boulders or bank s of earth t hrough which the watercourses run,as we ll as the position of the site itself and the direction in which it.

Unbroken lines the Tao of Ch ' len YANG VIN motion repose perfec t ing perfecting the Tao broken maleness femaleness of ~u~ lines The myriad things in tran s formati on and generation TIiE CENTER OF' THE UNIVERSE AND THE TWO COSMIC FDRCES 35 (1) That which has no Pole! Vet (itself) is the Supreme Pole (T'di cki)! (2) The Supreme Pole moves and produces the Vang. rest (ensues) . Resting . the Supreme Pole produces the Vin o When the rest has reached its l imit . there is a retur n to rnotion . ~tion and rest alternate .

LL1 ( What was said ahove about the multl~ude of ways in which Vin and Va ng 1. The elements suffuse every ser ies o f symbo l s on the compass dial but Rlngs 4 , 20 , 24 and 26 most pa r tlcularly , and also Rings 5 , 12 , 16 , 17 , 27 , and 37 make specific use o f them . 2 . See section below on The Hslu . The mutual interaction of the elements and the results of thi s interacti on is how the luck (when the interaction is productive) and the misfortune (when it is destructive) of a situation is made known to feng-shui experts.

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