Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 years ago

Can someone explain Feng Shui?

I saw this topic on the Penn & Teller TV show and apparently people use Feng Shui to move their furniture in their house to attract less negative or bring in more positive energies?!!!

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  • 8 years ago
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    Wind and Water

    Pronounced "fung shway," feng shui literally means "wind and water." Its roots are 5,000 years old.

    Feng shui seeks to promote prosperity, good health, and general well being by examining how energy, qi, pronounced "chee," flows through a particular room, house, building, or garden.

    Yin and Yang

    Feng shui considers yin, feminine and passive energy, and yang, which is masculine and hot. It also looks at the five elements - water, fire, wood, metal, and earth, and the external environment.

    The points on the compass, with eight separate directions - north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest - are also important.

    A feng shui expert, known as a geomancer, will consult an individual's Chinese horoscope to figure out what is best for that person and use complicated mathematical calculations from the ancient I Ching, (Book of Changes), to determine what aspects of the house are out balance.

    Flexible Applications

    Feng shui can be used to decide the location, construction, and architectural features of buildings, the placement and style of furniture, colors and decorating schemes, and the location of plantings, paths, and other outside features. By creating a more pleasing atmosphere, feng shui has been credited with improving family communication, restoring employee cooperation, and increasing a store's sales.

    The principles can be applied to any style of building or decorating, not just to Chinese or Asian modes.

    A Royal Secret

    When China was under imperial rule, feng shui was a secret, known only to a handful of astronomers and scientists commissioned with maintaining the health, wealth, and power of the court.

    Imperial palaces and cities were planned according to feng shui, which became a principle of classical Chinese architecture. Beijing's Forbidden City is an example. A spectacular complex of palaces, administrative buildings, and temples arranged around a series of courtyards, the Forbidden City was the capital of China during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

    Commercial Feng Shui

    But today, feng shui is available to everyone. Banks, hotels, houses, and even several new communities in Hong Kong have been planned according to feng shui. Many Chinese use feng shui to improve business.

    Read more: Feng Shui Explanation |

  • 8 years ago

    You answered your own question.

    I agree with Penn and Teller. It is BS

  • 4 years ago

    this is the philosophy, i think of area of Zen, that states there are reactions to the way the products on your existence are ordered. there are various sham artists now, in spite of the fact that this is meant that might assist you pass contained in direction of the particular realm much less annoying, for this reason permitting you to pay interest greater freely on the religious realm. this is asserted to convey calm.

  • 8 years ago

    Japanese interior decorating...

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