By Eva Wong
Trade paperback book
This is a practical and hands-on text that provides a systematic home-study course for property owners, architects, designers, and others who want to use feng shui to select, modify, or build a home or workspace. It guides readers through techniques of the Landform school for evaluating the external environment (including protective influences, avoiding destructive energy, and receiving benevolent energy) and techniques of the Compass school to chart the pattern of energy in the internal environment (including building shape, appearance, floor plan, and architectural features). It provides information for taking readings with the geomantic compass (lo-pan), and includes a compass that can be copied and constructed for personal use. Readers are given nine-cycle diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and study problems for determining the individual chart of a specific building, based on its year of construction (or reconstruction), its facing star and palace, and its mountain star. The book includes information on types of geomantic charts, and how to superimpose the chart to your structure and interpret it for your building. Further chapters delve into evaluating and planning space usage, matching occupants to a house, placement of furniture, installing countermeasures and enhancers, dealing with renovations, and choices and measures when building a new house or choosing and designing a living or working space. It is fair to say, as does Yap Cheng Hai in the foreword, that this is “the definitive textbook for all genuine feng-shui enthusiasts.”
About the author:
Eva Wong began learning and practicing feng-shui in Hong Kong at the age of fifteen. She carries the lineage of the Hsuan-k’ung (Mysterious Subtleties) School and is adept at several other traditional Chinese scholls of feng-shui, including San-yuan (Three Periods) and San-ho (Three Combinations).