Thursday, July 19, 2007

Classical Feng Shui

What is "classical Feng Shui"?

The word "classical" here is used to differentiate it from "newage" and "newage" here almost points to "superstition".

Classical Feng Shui focuses on the study of qi and qi flow.

We must remember that qi can come from Heaven, Earth and Man.

Qi is generated as a result of the interaction between yin and yang.

The human mind is yin and the five (or six or more) senses are yang.

For example, when we see something, the image comes into our mind. The yin and yang react to generate qi. The qi can display joy, sorrow, like, dislike, love or hate. The qi can also initiate the creation or destruction of wealth, creation or destruction of love affairs, etc.

To say that items used in Feng Shui practices are not "classical feng shui" is ignorant of the nature of classical feng shui. However, whether the items are effective, whether the items are useful or harmful depends on the level of understanding of Classical Feng Shui.

JY

5 comments:

Bernhard said...

Is there, on a advanced level of classical feng shui a possibility to realize Qi directly, without calculating the Guas, Stars, Trigrams and Hexagrams? Could a fenshui Mater, in the ancient manner see the Qi of a person, of a landscape or of a certain sky? Like dependant on the forms? Hope this dos not sound superstition!

Joseph Yu said...

What one sees is influenced by what is in his mind. A good Feng Shui master can integrate his subjective view and objective observation to give an accurate reading.

JY

Mary Catherine Bax said...

Dear Joseph,

Of all the Feng Shui masters you have studied, who would you say is the best?

Besides yourself ;-)

Mary

Joseph Yu said...

Only a fool will consider himself the best. I don't think a fool can be a Feng Shui master.

I am one who enjoys being himself and enjoys teaching.

JY

Mary Catherine Bax said...

Dear Joseph,

My apologies. I know you would never consider yourself the best. I just wanted you to know that I do.

Again, out of all the Feng Shui masters you have studied in your years of gleaning the treasures from the ancient writings that you pass onto your students, is there one you admire above the rest? Yang Yun Song, perhaps.

Mary