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Master Course In Feng Shui, A - Eva Wong

Master Course In Feng Shui, A

By: Eva Wong

Paperback Published: 17th July 2001
ISBN: 9781570625848
Number Of Pages: 304

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This fully illustrated, comprehensive workbook is designed primarily for homeowners, renters, architects, and business owners who want to put feng-shui to practical personal use—to choose a home, build a house, select an office, or find a retail space. Real estate agents, interior designers, and architects will also find it useful as a reference manual. The text and exercises proceed in systematic fashion from basic principles to specific projects, covering the following lessons:

   •  Evaluating the landscape and external environment by using the techniques of the Landform School
   •  Using the geomantic compass to chart patterns of energy within a building
   •  Planning the usage of space
   •  Matching occupants to a house
   •  Deciding on the placement of furniture
   •  Improving the feng-shui of a building with countermeasures, enhancers, and renovations
   •  Building a new house
   •  Choosing or designing an apartment, business suite, or retail space

Industry Reviews

"* "For those interested in actually studying Feng-shui, this is clearly the book." - Booklist * "Real Feng Shui, refreshingly expressed by a true practitioner of the art with her feet firmly grounded in the Chinese Taoist tradition. Definitely one of the top 10 books on Feng-shui in English." - Feng-shui for Modern Living"

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
How to Use This Bookp. xv
The Basics of Feng-Shui
Evaluating the External Environmentp. 3
Finding Protectionp. 3
Avoiding Destructive Energyp. 14
Receiving Benevolent Energyp. 30
Evaluating the Internal Environmentp. 41
Shape of a Buildingp. 41
General Appearance of a Buildingp. 50
Floor Planp. 53
Architectural Featuresp. 61
Taking Readings with the Geomantic Compassp. 67
Learning How to Use Your Homemade Geomantic Compassp. 71
Multiple Orientations and Readingsp. 74
Setting Up the Geomantic Chartp. 80
Constructing A Geomantic Chartp. 80
Types of Geomantic Chartsp. 91
Special Geomantic Chartsp. 91
Superimposing the Geomantic Chart onto a Floor Planp. 100
Superimposing the Geomantic Chart onto an Entire Buildingp. 100
Houses Divided into Distinct Sectionsp. 102
Interpreting the Geomantic Chartp. 117
Conditional Interactionsp. 117
Unconditional Interactionsp. 120
Additive Effectsp. 121
Evaluating and Planning the Usage of Spacep. 128
Entrances, Hallways, and Stairsp. 128
Bedroomsp. 133
Kitchenp. 133
Family Roomp. 134
Study/Home Officep. 135
Living Roomp. 136
Dining Roomp. 137
Bathrooms, Utility Rooms, Storage Rooms, and Unfinished Attics and Basementsp. 138
Matching Occupants to a Housep. 142
Determining the Guardian Stars of Individualsp. 142
Matching Heads of Household to the Earth Base of the Front Entrancep. 147
Matching Occupants to the Bedroomsp. 147
Placement of Furniturep. 156
Superimposing the Geomantic Chart Onto Each Roomp. 156
Special Topics
Installing Countermeasuresp. 173
Countermeasures for the External Environmentp. 173
Countermeasures for the Internal Environmentp. 176
Countermeasures for the Stars and Elements of the Nine Palacesp. 180
Installing Enhancersp. 201
When and Where to Use Enhancersp. 201
Types of Enhancersp. 201
Renovationsp. 210
How to Deal with Existing Renovationsp. 210
Using Renovations as Countermeasuresp. 213
Specific Projects
Building a New Housep. 229
Choosing a Plot of Landp. 229
Choosing a General Orientation for a Housep. 238
Choosing a Specific Orientation for a Housep. 241
Designing a Site Plan and a Floor Planp. 244
Placement of Furniturep. 249
Choosing an Apartmentp. 262
Evaluating the External Environment of a Buildingp. 266
Evaluating the Internal Environment of a Buildingp. 270
Evaluating the Internal Environment of an Apartment Unitp. 274
Setting Up the Geomantic Chart for an Apartmentp. 276
Choosing and Designing a Business Officep. 290
Choosing an Office Buildingp. 290
Choosing an Office Suitep. 309
Choosing and Designing a Retail Spacep. 343
Choosing a Retail Buildingp. 343
Choosing a Retail Sitep. 352
The Nine Cycles Diagramsp. 379
Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9781570625848
ISBN-10: 1570625840
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17th July 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 20.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 1.05
Edition Number: 1