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Title:
Feng shui
Author:
Craze, Richard, 1950-2006.
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Publication Information:
London : Hodder Mobius, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1999.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780340827970
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Mobius Guides provide a fascinating overview to help readers come to grips with the basic principles, practices, and background of each subject area. Enlightening and fully accessible, these great introductions are ideal for the beginner, or for those who simply want to widen their knowledge in different areas. This comprehensive guide contains all you need to know to apply the Chinese art of luck management to your own environment, providing practical solutions to bad feng shui, and useful tips and advice on maximizing the benefits from your living space.


Author Notes

Richard Craze is the author of several books on astrology, sexuality, and herbal medicine. Among them is Mix & Match Chinese Astrology, also published by Barron's.

(Bowker Author Biography) Richard Craze is the author of many books including "Feng Shui: A Complete Guide", & "Hell: A Complete Guide to the Nether World".

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

1 What is feng shui?p. 1
An introduction to feng shuip. 1
Simple remediesp. 3
What exactly is feng shui?p. 3
How can feng shui help us?p. 4
The history of feng shuip. 5
Modern feng shuip. 5
Who are the feng shui consultants?p. 6
2 The principles of feng shuip. 8
Yin and yangp. 9
The Four Seasonsp. 13
The Eight Trigramsp. 14
Feng shui and the I Chingp. 17
The Five Elementsp. 17
Ch'ip. 20
3 How feng shui worksp. 22
The feng shui compassp. 23
The Eight Remediesp. 24
The Four Animals of the compassp. 28
The characters of the Four Animalsp. 29
Pah Kwa, the Great Octagon, and the Eight Enrichmentsp. 30
Lo Shu, the magic squarep. 32
The Nine Questionsp. 35
Matching homes and aspectsp. 37
4 Feng shui in businessp. 39
The Chinese and superstitionsp. 39
Siting your businessp. 40
Looking for premisesp. 40
Roads and Ch'ip. 42
Using the Pah Kwa with Enrichmentsp. 44
Using your discretionp. 44
Office layoutsp. 45
Corridors, walls and doorsp. 49
5 Feng shui at homep. 54
Key areas to checkp. 54
Mountains and surroundingsp. 55
Feng shui and harmonyp. 58
Water and windp. 59
Treesp. 60
Dwellingp. 61
Ourselvesp. 61
Room by room feng shuip. 61
6 Feng shui in the gardenp. 81
Driveways and entrancesp. 81
Paths in the back gardenp. 83
The gardenp. 84
The courtyard gardenp. 86
Fountains and pondsp. 88
The Outer Good Fortunep. 90
Treesp. 92
Rock gardensp. 92
Climbersp. 92
Paved areasp. 94
Hedges and screensp. 94
7 Feng shui and the inner good fortunep. 96
Case study 1p. 96
Case study 2p. 103
Appendix 1 Feng shui and the I Chingp. 108
Appendix 2 Chart of directions and further informationp. 110
Appendix 3 The feng shui compass ringsp. 112
Further readingp. 115
Glossaryp. 116