13.4.2010 11:08

Ancient Feng Shui

Ancient Ba Gua as a water bath

Yellow Mountains (Huang Shan) China

In Hongcun village in Yellow Mountains region can be found several structures, objects and paintings about Feng Shui. In the past the village has had a strong tradition of Feng Shui. Writings and images about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can also been found there.

When visiting the area I was introduced to the style how ancient people used Feng Shui in their living some hundreds of years ago. The principles of the Classical Feng Shui are based on Energy flow (Qi), Wind (Feng) and location of Water (Shui). Feng Shui is only one part of human destiny which contains three components Heaven (Tien), Earth (Ti) and Human (Ren).

Heaven (Tien) means the fate a person is born with and which cannot be influenced or changed by own actions. Buddhists call this karma.

Human (Ren) means the fate person achieves by own deeds and choices. This part of the fate person is able to influence the most.

Earth (Ti) means the positive power person can achieve to choose favourable place for residence / work / business facility, or negative power person can prevent to avoid a bad place. This part of fate can be improved a lot by Feng Shui. Person can avoid bad energy flows and use positive ones. In that way person can mitigate bad periods of his/her life and better use those good periods.