Feng shui is also known as kan ge (堪舆) and tu zhai (圖宅). Kan, the way of heaven, too; public opinion, the way of earth, too.” As can be seen, Feng Shui is a study of the ways of heaven and earth, and thus the creation of a better living environment for mankind.
The origins of feng shui can be traced back to the primitive hunting period. At that time, people chose caves that were sheltered from the wind and the sun as their dwellings in order to survive, and this was the earliest understanding and application of Feng Shui. All the way back to the later appearance of the He Tu Luo Shu, the deduction of the Eight Trigrams of the First Heaven and the Eight Trigrams of the Second Heaven, and the creation of Feng Shui, all of which were further knowledge and understanding of the universe of heaven and earth by the philosophers, the art of Feng Shui has since become an essential and important part of the life of the nation. Through the sedimentation of history, feng shui has long since penetrated into every aspect of our lives.
Since the creation of Feng Shui, from the emperors to the common people, whether it is home and business, or marriage and funeral, the life of the Chinese people has never been free from the shadow of Feng Shui. Not only did the royal family set up a special feng shui institution, the Si Tian Wu, which was responsible for checking the feng shui of various buildings and tombs, managing the astronomical calendar and agricultural weather for the royal family, but ordinary people also liked to ask feng shui masters to check whether the two of them were compatible with each other or in conflict with each other when getting married, so as to choose a good day and determine a direction for the palanquin. When it comes to funerals, they also choose a good feng shui site and a good burial time, as well as a good direction for the deceased to lie down, so that the deceased can rest in peace and the living can prosper. To this day, people are still influenced by this concept. This shows the depth of the influence of feng shui on human history.
So, feng shui is actually a traditional cultural outlook, a widely spread folklore, a technique to avoid bad luck, a study about the environment and people. From the point of view of modern scientific theory, Feng Shui is a comprehensive science of geophysics, geology, environmental landscape, natural ecological architecture, celestial movement and orientation. Feng Shui has long since ceased to be a synonym for superstition.
In order to make it easy for everyone to master Feng Shui, an important traditional culture, and to bring the seemingly mysterious culture of Feng Shui into thousands of households, the author has specially written this book. The book contains both the origins of feng shui, the science of feng shui, the application of tools, and detailed analysis and explanation of the layout of feng shui in various aspects such as home, business, workplace, attracting wealth, emotions, studies and health. The easy-to-understand textual explanations and the presentation of more than 200 pictures and illustrated examples will surely let you quickly enter the hall of Feng Shui and easily change the unfavourable factors in your life to achieve the purpose of avoiding bad luck.
Lastly, the author would also like to point out that although the role of feng shui in human life cannot be dismissed, feng shui is, after all, only an environmental force that affects one’s life. If one does not work hard, but is obsessed with feng shui, in the end one can only achieve nothing and turn around and complain about the bad feng shui. Of course, it is difficult to ignore the role of feng shui and just keep your head down and work brutally. Only by combining this external force of influence with personal effort will you be able to move forward in everything you do.”