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Instructors, Teachers, and Authors Comment on Feng Shui:

  1. David Twicken--"Feng Shui is the ancient art of harmonizing human life with one's environment." This natural art includes perceiving the influences of land forms, time, geographical direction and interior design in a home, office or any living space, Feng Shui offers methods to generate prosperity, positive relationships, good health and personal development." * 1.Treasures of Tao:Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, Spiritual Qi Gong. Writers Club Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002, page xiii.

  2. Raymond Lo--"The subject of Feng Shui may be described as one which studies the influence of the environment on human life. The Feng Shui environment falls into two categories; One is the physical and refers to the visible and tangible features of our surroundings. The second type of environment is created by more mysterious and abstract "directional" influences which are invisible, but affect human fortune according to place and time." *2. Feng Shui: The Pillars of Destiny. Times Books International, Singapore, 2000, pp. 11-13.

  3. Man-Ho Kwok with Joane O'brien--"Feng Shui is the way of divining yin and yang in the landscape. Feng Shui literally means wind/water and is the art and science of reading a landscape so that the buildings for the living and dead can be sited where the balance of yin and yang is positive and where the ch'i, the life breath, can circulate freely." *3. The Elements of Feng Shui. Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, 1991, page 12.

  4. Derek Walters-- "The best way to explain Feng Shui is to think of it as the terrestrial equivalent of astrology. Thus while astrology, familiar to both Chinese and western cultures, seeks to find what Fate holds in store from signs in the skies above us, Feng Shui, its earthbound counterpart, takes its omens from the earth below. In Feng Shui observations are made of the hills and streams that surround a particular spot." *4. The Feng Shui Handbook. A Practical Guide to Chinese Geomancy. The Aquarian Press, London, 1991, page 9.

  5. Dr. Jes T. Y. Lim--"Feng Shui is the practice of selecting and designing the most conducive and healthy environment to live and work to enhance good health and longevity. Feng Shui means wind (Feng) and water (Shui). Originally it was evolved on the encouragement of the Chinese Imperial Government to study the effect of wind and water and environment conditions (including landscape) on humans and especially soldiers on the battle fields. It is to ensure that humans are living in conducive and healthy buildings and environment." *5. Feng Shui & Your Health: A Guide to High Vitality., Heian International, Inc., Torrance, CA., 1999, page 20.

  6. Roger Green--"Feng Shui is about the flow (wind) and the containment (water) of Qi in our environment. Feng Shui in Cantonese literally means Wind & Water where Wind disperses and Water contains. Feng Shui is also a study of the way of heaven and earth in relationship to humans (Kan Yu). With An understanding of Feng Shui comes the recognition of the vital connection between person and place, health, success, and happiness." *6. Introduction to Feng Shui. Feng Shui Design Studio, Sydney, 2000, pp, 3-7.

  7. Lillian Too--"Feng Shui advocates living in harmony with the earth's environment and its energy lines, so that there is a proper balance between the forces of nature. The practice of Feng Shui is concerned with harnessing the energy lines that are auspicious and some pernicious-and that these energy lines carry with them either harmony or discord, health or sickness, prosperity or poverty." *7. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui. Barnes & Noble, New York, 1997, page 12.

  8. Master Yap Cheng Hai--"Feng Shui is the Fortune Telling of the Home. When Feng Shui is applied correctly and skillfully it can bring about the follow: The oocupants of the HOme can have Good Health, Good Money and Good Relationships. The study of Authentic Feng Shui is intricate, comprising of potent theories from various systems and different schools of thought." *8. Lecture Notes, June 17, 2002, Toronto Module One, Yap Cheng Hai Feng Shui Center of Excellence.

  9. Joey Yap--"The study of Feng Shui is about harnessing and tapping into forces of nature to promote the well being of the residents. Classical Feng Shui systems are founded on key principles based on the understanding of the I-Ching. Classical Feng Shui involves much calculations, observation and formulas. Their theories are based on principles and methods derived from ancient Feng Shui literature and the classics." *9. Xuan Kong: Volume One-An Advanced Feng Shui Homestudy Course. Yap Cheng Hair Feng Shui Center, Kuala Lumpur, 2001, pp. 3-37


  10. Master Thomas Lin Yun--"Mankind uses (the existing) knowledge of different fields which has already been acquired to (1.)choose/select, (2.) construct/build, and (3.) create: the (a.)housing(b.)living, and (c.)working environment which is the most suitable for one's living conditions. The study of this science is called Feng Shui. Black Sect Tantric Buddhism in its fourth phase of development incorporates contemporary knowledge to explain the ancient tradition of Feng Shui, such as psychology, medical, science, physiology, behavioral science, architecture, interior design, ecology, etc."*10. Changing Destiny through Adjustment of Living Space: Black Sect Tantric Buddhist's Feng Shui and Secret Cures. Lin Yun Temple, Crystal Chu, Berkeley, 2001. pp.16-17.

  11. Juan M. Alvarez--"Literally the word Feng Shui means Air-Water. A synonym for Feng Shui is "Geomancy", although the term is more often associated with certain Arabic Divinatory practices that spread throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. Another name given to Feng Shui, that comes from ages past, is "Kan-Yu" which means embracing and Supporting" symbolizing Heaven (Embracing) and (Supporting)". This term comes from Taoist philosophy which relates the events of Earth with those of the Universe and what occurs in the Universe, with what is happening on Earth."*11. Feng Shui: The Harmony of Life. Fairy's Ring, Miami, 1998. page 15.

  12. Stephen Skinner--"Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of tuning into the seasonal changes, tides and vibrations of nature to bring health, wealth and good fortune. If you look up to heaven and then down to the surface of the earth, what you are likely to see in between are clouds: These clouds consist of wind and water as the intermediaries between heaven and earth. The ancients thought that heaven directly affected their progress through life in a much more fundamental way than by simply providing changeable weather".*12. Feng Shui. Paragon Publishing, Bath, U.K., 2001. page 9.

  13. Eva Wong--"Feng Shui is the traditional Chinese art and science of living in harmony with the environment. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture and Taoist philosophy, it a way of seeing and interacting with the energy of the universe. In the study ofFeng Shui the following concepts are most important, (1) Evaluating the External Environment, ie. finding protection, avoiding destructive energy, and receiving benevolent energy, and (2) Evaluating the Internal Environment, ie. the shape of a building, the general appearance of a building, the floor plan, and architectural features."*13. A Master Course in Feng-Shui. Shambhala, Boston, 2001, page vii-xiii.

  14. Sarah Rossbach--"In practice, Feng Shui is something between a science and an art. Westerners often call it geomancy but the two are not really identical. Feng Shui emcompasses more than geomancy. Besides arranging living quarters with optimal confort for mind and body, Feng Shui also includes astrological and other 'psychic' aspects. The roots of feng shui grow out of a primitive agrarian way of life, when the fate of man was inextricably bound up with the whims and cycles of heaven and earth: with weather, fertility of the earth, floods, accessibility of water, and amount of sunlight. Man was vulnerable to nature, so he kept watch on it."*14. Feng Shui. Hutchinson Publishing Group, London, 1983. pp.2-8.

  15. Evelyn Lip--"Actually feng shui is related to all the geographical features of the area in which a tomb is situated and in many aspects is connected with building and architectural features. It stands for the power of the natural environment-the wind and the air of the mountains and hills; the streams and the rain; and the composite influences of the natural processes. Feng shui can also be considered a pseudophysical science of climatology and geomorphology".*15. Chinese Geomancy. Times Books International., Singapore, 1979. pp.2-3.

  16. Stephan D.R.Feuchtwang--"Chinese geomancy is not religion and its practitioners are not religious functionaries. Feng-shui is considered to be a natural phenomenon, all embracing but still a phenomenon. Feng-shui is not a system of magic and neither is it to be associated with divination that uses the planchette, or and a stick in the hands of a medium, or divination which reads anything believed to be communicated by gods or the souls of dead kin or friends through oracles, dreams, signs and omens. But this does not distinguish Chinese geomancy from divination that uses horoscopes, the stars, luck numbers, lucky days, characters, the BOOK OF CHANGES, and the almanac-none of them which necessarily introduce the concept of a spirit world.*16. An Anthropological Analysis of Chinese Geomancy, Vithagna, Taipei, 1974. pp. 195-202.

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