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The western guide to feng-shui : room by room
Collins, Terah Kathryn.
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Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 1999.
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xvi, 253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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BF1779.F4 C66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Filled with photographs, stories, and many practical Feng Shui 'tricks of the trade,' this book is packed with ideas and tools that you can easily apply to your life to increase your prosperity and improve your health, creativity, and overall happiness. Terah covers every room in great detail-including your living room, dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms, home office, kitchen, family room, and storage areas. She also explores the attitudinal and spiritual work-the inner Feng Shui-that complements and strengthens your outer Feng Shui enhancements. Includes a 16-page insert of colour photos to emphasize the author's points.

Author Notes

Terab Kathryn Collins is an internationally recognized Feng Shui consultant, speaker, teacher, and the bestselling author of The Western Guide to Feng Shui and Home Design with Feng Shui A-Z. She is the originator of Essential Feng Shui; and founder of the Western School of Feng Shui, which offers Essential Feng Shui Practitioner Training programs, as well as one-day workshops, consultation services, a speakers' bureau, and related products.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Joining the Seen and the Unseen Forces of Naturep. 1
Form and Compass--the Two Basic Schools of Feng Shui
From Popcorn to Prosperity
Feng Shui Acts of Courage
Chapter 1 Feng Shui Principles and Guidelines to Live Byp. 9
Principle I Everything Is Alive with Ch'i
Principle II Everything Is Connected by Ch'i
Principle III The Ch'i in Everything Is Always Changing
Practical Guideline I Live with What You Love
Practical Guideline II Put Safety and Comfort First
Practical Guideline III Simplify and Organize
Practice Feng Shui Today
Chapter 2 The Bagua Map--Calling All Blessingsp. 23
Mapping the Bagua of Your Home
Missing Areas of the Bagua Map
Mapping the Bagua in Every Room
Assessing Your Bagua Map Profile
Seen and Unseen Work Related to the Bagua Map
Bagua Map Exercise
Chapter 3 Yin and Yang and the Five Elements-- Nature's Abundant Palettep. 53
Yin and Yang
The Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water)
The Nourishing Cycle of the Five Elements
The Controlling Cycle of the Five Elements
A Quick Reference for Working with the Controlling Cycle
Chapter 4 Ch'i Enhancements--Romancing the Homep. 65
Living Things
Nature Objects
Sound Makers
Water Features
Wind Dancers
Chapter 5 The Front Entrance and Foyer--a Welcoming Opportunityp. 95
An Entrancing Approach
A Welcoming Foyer
Upgrading All Entrances
Doubling Your Enhancements
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Front Entrance
Chapter 6 The Living Room--Sharing Who You Are with the Worldp. 105
Living in Comfort and Safety
Fireplaces--the Living Hearth
Chatty Cabinets
Colors of our Lives
Controlling the Wild Electronic Beasts
Ceilings--Heaven and Earth in Place
Beams--Lightening their Load
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Living Room
Chapter 7 The Dining Room--Nurturing Body, Heart, and Soulp. 135
Reclaiming the Ritual of Dining
A Nourishing Atmosphere
A Delicious Chair
A Savory View
A Choice Table
Ceiling Fans--Calming the Atmosphere
The Fine Art of Dining
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Dining Room
Chapter 8 The Kitchen--Nourishment's Birthplacep. 145
Countertops, not Cluttertops
Cabinets and Pantries--Behind Closed Doors
An Eye on Safety
The Stove--Hearth of the Kitchen
Harmonious Lighting and the Kitchen Perch
The Bagua Map in the Kitchen
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Kitchen
Chapter 9 The Family Room--Your Indoor Playgroundp. 153
Protecting Your Natural Rhythms
Family Furnishings
Happy Enhancements
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Family Room
Chapter 10 The Home Office--a Powerhouse of Productivityp. 159
Locating Your Office and Desk
Furnishing Your Home Office
Electromagnetic Fields
Getting and Staying Organized
Office Sensuality
Power Bagua--Mapping Office and Desk
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Home Office
Chapter 11 Bedrooms--Sensual Serenityp. 169
Furnishings and Decor--Designing the Perfect Nest
Memories and Associations--"Who" Are You Sleeping with Tonight?
Desks, Exercise Equipment, and Other Strange Bedfellows
The View from the Bed--First and Last Impressions
Closets and Bureaus--Pockets of Plenty
The Television in the Bedroom--Who's Watching Whom?
Directional Sleeping
Master Bedrooms
Children's Bedrooms
Single People's Bedrooms
Guest Rooms
Quick Reference Guidelines for Bedrooms
Chapter 12 The Sanctuary--Room for the Spiritp. 203
Follow Your Bliss
Claiming Your Space
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Sanctuary
Chapter 13 Bathrooms--Cleansing Watersp. 207
Close the Drains or Close the Doors
Meaningful Motifs
Bathroom Bagua
Quick Reference Guidelines for Bathrooms
Chapter 14 Laundry Rooms and Garages--Diamonds in the Roughp. 213
Quick Reference Guidelines for the Laundry Room and Garage
Chapter 15 Attics, Basements, and Other Storage Areas--Giving Everything a Homep. 219
Enlighten Your Belongings
Quick Reference Guidelines for Storage Areas
Chapter 16 Hallways and Stairways--Connecting Passagewaysp. 223
Quick Reference Guidelines for Hallways and Stairways
Chapter 17 Windows and Doors--the Eyes and Mouths of the Homep. 229
Quick Reference Guidelines for Windows and Doors
Chapter 18 Cleansings and Blessings--Bathing the Soul of Your Homep. 235
Cleaning and Cleansing First
Cleansing with the Five Elements
House Blessings
Chapter 19 Ch'i Replenishing Exercises--Nourishing the Ch'i Withinp. 241
Sphere of Ch'i Exercise
Ch'i Movement Exercise
Afterwordp. 245
Bibliography/Recommended Readingp. 249
About the Authorp. 251