About Feng Shui

  • Do you feel more relaxed sitting in certain directions and locations of your house or work place?
  • Do you feel the positive or negative effect of the atmosphere in some room or living space?
  • Do you feel your home is not inviting or harmonious?
  • Do you keep changing and re-arranging the furniture around your house?
  • Do you have difficulties sleeping (insomnia)?
  • If you want to rent or buy a place, do you want to make sure that its energy is suitable for you?
  • Did you know that each one of us has different directions according to his or her Electro
  • Magnetical Field (E.M.F) These directions being:
  1.     Direction for respectability and prosperity
  2.     Direction for romance & relationships
  3.     Direction for good health
  4.     Direction for peace and stability.
     
History of Feng Shui

Feng Shui dates back to 6,000-4.000 B.C. At that time, the interest in the Feng Shui  began as part of the Chinese studies on burial sites, the places where their ancestors would be laid down to rest, as they believed that the places of burial would affect  the future of the entire dynasty. Later, the Feng Shui became related to the growing interest in the places or houses of the living.

During the Pharonic stage in 2,500 B.C, the tombs or the pyramids were also built according to the principles of the Feng Shui. At that time, the Pharonics depended on precise and accurate calculations to build the three pyramids we know today. The building was determined by the sites and certain geo-biological lines.

The science Feng Shui was known in China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and India which accredited the principles of the science, with some variations with regard to some of its basic principles.

The science was revived by the United States when it decided to conduct research on the most successful economic locations. It was found out that Hong Kong, the very tiny island in terms of its area, and which has been leased to the UK for 99 consecutive years, was built by its original inhabitants (the Chinese) on the principles of the Feng Shui. Among the proofs attesting to that is the noticeable success of the banks operating there such as the HSBC. In the sixties, the United States made use specialized masters and translators on the subject, thus, commencing the dissemination of the science academically. Books on the subject began to be available in the markets in the seventies. Pronunciation; Feng Su or Fung Shwaiy, according to the pronunciation in the different areas of China (far north or south).

Meaning: the literal translation of the word Feng Shui, under the Chinese language is wind and water, which represent all that human beings need to survive. Water is the basic element of life, where in the case of humans, plants or animals. In the Holy Koran, God notes that water is the source of life. Water is seen also as the logical cause of the agglomeration taking place on the banks of rivers and oceans  in the different world continents.

Nature: Feng Shui is a science, art and principles.

The Science

Examining the areas and the different corners of a certain site and determining on the location of objects. The science transferred orally, picked up by one generation after the other, in China. Its origin is based on the influence of vibrations from Earth.

Science Basics:

1. The Time

2. The Place; it is noted that the measuring of time is connected to the distance, and that they can not be separated from each other. There are several references on the subject. Foremost of which is the following

Art: Arrangement of Space and Earth Design

That is the appropriateness of the space chosen for the construction of a house, a commercial or a recreational centre or even a city, in a way that reflects the harmony with nature in coincidence with the lines of the (Chi), ( / ) in Chinese,(ki) in Japanese and (prema) in Hindi.

Principles

Related to complex and very precise calculations, using the Chinese compass. Also, related to the shapes and their effects, the surroundings and the harmony of colors and elements.

Under the Chinese philosophy, there are three basic sayings on the (Chi) giving man the spirit of life, in the following ways:

1. A person working at a profession he/she loves.

2. A person living with a life partner he/she loves.

3. A person living at a house he loves.

Feng Shui has become a principal science in the developed countries with its books gaining wide-world respect. Consultants, architecture students and architects have benefited from the Feng Shui. It has provided them with geometrical  information to decide on the buildings' shape and their use, whether for commercial or recreational purposes and to decide on the buildings' directions and vents. The Feng Shui includes building principles on entrances, directions, usage, inhabitants and site.

The entrance of a building is important, including the threshold. This is reflected in the habits and traditions, as people tend to say the name of God as they cross the threshold, to bless their steps.

One of my Feng Shui masters, a Chinese architect who has offices in Amsterdam and New York wrote a book entitled (Feng Shui revealed), in which he spoke of some of his engineering works where he applied the principles of the Feng Shui.

Hence, the Feng Shui is a science and secrets.

True, the secrets of this science have been rediscovered. An old tale tells the story of an empire where one of the workers at the emperor's court was able to steal some of the secrets of the Feng Shui science. Then, he applied them on two small villages, which began to flourish afterwards. When the emperor heard about this, he began writing books about the science, including false information, to protect his secrets and to maintain his authority.

Up to date, some of the books which included false information on the Feng Shui are still being traded, and are still widely spread in the market.

Some of the famous companies that use Feng Shui: British Airways

Some of the famous banks : HSBC

Some of the famous individuals: Bill Gates, Donald Trump

Some of the countries that apply Feng Shui : Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

 In the United States, the real estate dealers make sure to sell Feng Shui properties at a much higher price as they are in higher demand.