Eastern Knowledge Translated for the Contemporary Western Lifestyle

Feng Shui
Feng Shui is the Chinese art and science of arranging living and working environments to enhance health, relationships and wealth. 

Feng Shui is a body of knowledge comprised of theories and principles that allows one to uncover physical and energetic imbalances in one's environment. Once the feng shui "diagnosis" is made the knowledgeable practitioner can determine what corrections to make, where exactly to make them and (often ignored) when the best time for the best results is to make changes (date selection). 

Date Selection
Knowing when to take action and when to sit tight can make a huge difference in the success of Fend Shui adjustments. There are various methods of date selections, but the I-Ching Xuan Gong Da Gua system is the most appropriate for the purposes of Feng Shui. 

The Lopan
The lopan is a special south pointing compass used by Feng Shui practitioners. With the lopan the specific orientation of a building or doorway can be determined. Positions for water placement and many other remedies are contained in the rings of the lopan.

A Letter From Dr. West

Much information is available on what is referred to as the different "schools" of Feng Shui. Many practitioners will state that they practice Form School, or East West School, meaning they base their readings on one particular aspect of an analysis. The various schools are not different interpretations of Feng Shui but rather different levels or layers of interpretation. Obviously different situations present opportunities to utilize different techniques but to have a total and accurate Feng Shui analysis the practitioner must have a comprehensive understanding of the various layers which form a complete Feng Shui Analysis.

For example, the most basic as well as the most advanced "school" of Feng Shui is the study of the Form. It is the most obvious because it is our physical environment, the world we live in. It is easy to see how a mountain or body of water can directly affect a person or area. It is also the most advanced because one can calculate many other variables, however ignore the form and the analysis will not be complete or accurate. The form controls the potential of energy in an area.

East-West Feng Shui analyzes the sub conscious effects of environment on a person, based on their birth year, sometimes so subtly that one may not be aware of them. (See Birth year Trigrams) The Eight Mansion school studies the effects on the house or building rather than the person. It is said that "the house always wins", being much larger in size the influences on a house has a bigger effect on it's occupants.

The studies of Xuan Gong Fei Xing (Flying Stars) see (Feng Shui Report) for an introduction to the Flying Star system), the I-Ching Xuan Gong Da Gua system and the various water formulas (more than 20) are additional "layers" that must be considered when doing a complete Feng Shui analysis.

The complexity of Feng Shui requires the understanding of all the various levels of Feng Shui to get an accurate understanding of a location and it's influence on the inhabitants.

The practice of Feng Shui is in a lot of ways like the practice of medicine. It is practice, utilizing many different aspects of study, where experience is the key and a thorough understanding of all the various influences involved must be taken into consideration.

Dr. West