By Stephan Feuchtwang
This publication used to be first released in 1974 and have become a mystery vintage at the back of the unfold of fengshui within the Western global. Its writer, Stephan Feuchtwang, has now revised it and additional a brand new bankruptcy for this re-creation, bringing the fabric modern. it's a designated therapy of fengshui as perceived and understood in chinese language manuals and in chinese language perform, yet written for a Western readership. Feuchtwang additionally exhibits the way it is expounded to panorama portray in addition to to chinese language well known faith and ancestor worship. He provides his personal figuring out of fengshui as a classy perform that also is one of those divination, in response to a version of the Universe. Readers who're enthusiastic about feng shui and wish to understand approximately chinese language cosmology, or who're drawn to the anthropology of divination and cosmology, may be richly rewarded via this booklet.
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I illustrate it be low with the translation of its explanat i on as gi ven in Needham (1956 . pp. 460-1) leaving out the elaboration into socia l ethics which gives littl e en li gh tenment of the way prognostications were made by ge~ncers because feng - shui is an amora l sys tem2 (see illustration on following page) . • • 1. A pr edecessor of Chu Hsi and one of the founder s of Nee - Con fuc iani sm . 36 on feng - shui and T' ien . 2. See 34 CHINESE GEOMANCV Chou Tun l's n; a~ram of the l'ai Chi (Great Abso l ute) Al l five parts of this diagram are various aspects, or cross-sections, of one and the same ci r cular Great Abso lute or Supreme Po le.
33. lI ' wtg) or hannony (/10 1fC )of Vi n and VanQ lines at each posi tion 34. 1U11 and specifically to divine each position accordinq to the method in wh i ch each line of the hexaqram is separate ly interpreted (see Rings 17 and 12) 35. The Co~ lete Received Ca l endar ( ~t * At ) Oeqree Calcula ti ons a circumference of 940 denrees in 4 divisions of 235 36. w ; accordinQ to the Received (Shou) system of the previous Rinn. not the K' ai-hsi one used in Rinq 28 al thouoh differences are on l y very slioht - of one or under one oenree ; it is a calendar of 365 days in t he year.
The 12 Tz'u Han ( iJt~ ) : The Tz 'u. H(lt! :Manchu used as double- hour dividers of the day ; i s based on ye t another calendrica l arranQement . the Kao Hsin Pan. n ; this too Qoverns a system of choice of hour and day by the luck of the re levant pl anet or the sun or moon (see Ring 24) 38. u ; each pair approp r i ated to one division of China , its astrological influence governing that geographical division; thi s i s linked with the previous rinQ si nce in effect the 12 pairs are also the 12 branches.