Taoist Feng Shui: The Ancient Roots of the Chinese Art of Placement

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1999 - Art - 148 pages
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• The first book to explain how feng shui developed from the Taoist systems of astrology, yin and yang, and the five elements.

• Provides a background on Taoist philosophy to help readers better understand the principles of feng shui and how to use them properly.

• Helps readers improve home, business, garden, property, neighborhoods, and much more.

The Chinese art of feng shui has become extremely popular in the West, but too often advice on the subject consists of overly simplistic instructions for rearranging one's house without any explanation of the profound philosophical system behind these changes. The ancient Taoists developed feng shui from their understanding of the subtle interplay of energies that make up the universe, and no true mastery of feng shui is possible without a knowledge of Taoism. Taoist Feng Shui provides step-by-step guidelines for improving your home, business, garden, property, and neighborhood using this ancient system of knowledge.

In Taoist Feng Shui, Susan Levitt traces the history of feng shui and shows how it is grounded in knowledge of yin and yang and the five Taoist elements of fire, earth, metal, water, and wood, as well as many other principles essential to Taoism. Once a background in Taoism is established, readers can better understand the philosophy behind concepts such as choosing the best colors for each room of the home, room-by-room furniture placement, yin and yang balance, correct lighting, outdoor landscaping, the function of hallways and entrances, and the proper use of mirrors, crystals, fountains, and other feng shui tools. With in-depth examples from the author's private feng shui practice, Taoist Feng Shui can help all readers transform their personal environments to create peace, harmony, health, wealth, and good fortune.
 

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This is the best Feng Shui book I have thus far come across. It helps to explain the basic ideas of Feng Shui and its placements. It gives clear explaination as to put what Feng Shui decorations where and what should be avoided. Highly Recommend to read

Contents

History of the Dragon
1
The Way of the Tao
6
Eight Trigrams
9
BaGua Map
14
Five Elements
21
How to Practice Feng Shui
37
Feng Shui Solutions
79
Reckoning of Fate
102
Lo Pan Compass and I Ching
117
Lunar Calendar from 1900 to 2031
142
Feng Shui Resources
147
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Taoist Feng Shui
The Ancient Roots of the Chinese Art of Placement

Forword
Acknowledgments
1. History of the Dragon
2. The Way of the Tao
3. Eight Trigrams
4. Ba-Gua Map
5. Five Elements
6. How to Practice Feng Shui
7. Feng Shui Solutions
8. Reckoning of Fate
9. Lo P'an Compass and I Ching
Appendix
Lunar Calendar from 1900 to 2032
Feng Shui Resources

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