Historic designation of Feng Shui.
The name "Feng Shui" science has become more recently, by the standards of Chinese history. Only 500 years ago. Previously, it was called Kanyuy. Translated into Russian, Kan means "look at the sky", and Yu - "to study the earth." "Look at the laws of Heaven and understand their manifestation on Earth." This name accurately render the true meaning of science and determined the supremacy of the sky above the laws of the land.
It is believed that Feng Shui originated as a method of dumping people. Excavations of tombs 6000 years ago confirmed the existence of Feng Shui in those days. But true, the highest designation of Feng Shui, left to us is that well-formed city determines the strength of the state. China confirms this, existing as a state with a single unified culture many thousands of years. Feng Shui - one of the main components of the identity of this civilization, rush into the third millennium without losing its great heritage.
The historic appointment of Feng Shui:
Feng Shui - is the ancient Chinese art, which considers the human being and all that surrounds him, as a single structure and seeks to bring this structure to achieve maximum harmony. Feng Shui combines the mystical and symbolic tradition of the "I Ching" (Book of Changes ") with the principles of ecology, the laws of architecture, art and design. According to Feng Shui, health, happiness and prosperity of people depends largely on how the rehabilitated his home and workplace. Thus, the purpose of Feng Shui is to establish harmony in the environment of space streams of space and time - to improve the human destiny.
However, each point of space is a point of intersection of a large number of energy flows, as well as in the human body that function is performed acupuncture points. If the energy of bad passes through these points or different energy flows encountered in them, in the human body having the disease. Earth, according to representations of the Chinese geomancers or of teachers of wind and water, too, is a living organism conductive waves of time, just as the body holds itself through the power of the night and day.
Knowledge of the principles of Feng Shui however is not the prerogative of the masters of Feng Shui. And although he has a more sophisticated understanding of the behavior of the universe, because of his knowledge of Chinese arts and sciences, there are practical principles that can be followed by anybody. Some of them are determined by common sense, others are learned through learning, while others are caused by intuition.
Feng Shui is often referred to as geomancy, better known in the West as "earth magic", but in reality, Feng Shui, the broader region than the western geomancy. This is not only a part of everyday life, providing physical comfort, emotional well-being and financial security; Feng Shui uses a much more powerful cosmic forces, which are claimed to affect the universe.
Using a compass, a practitioner of Feng Shui compares human activity with these forces. Today Feng Shui is becoming more popular in the West as a further development of the traditional western practice of geomancy. It is believed that it adds a deeper dimension to the understanding of the relationship between people, structures and their environment. Feng Shui - centers now exist in virtually every major western city. They provide practical services, sell books, harmonizing special items, hold seminars, diagnose people.
Many companies with world-famous Hollywood stars, politicians and ordinary people often use the services of Feng Shui, and dozens of companies benefit advice constantly. Feng Shui - one of the metaphysical doctrines, containing the most extraordinary and exciting opportunity for someone wishing to consciously transform your living space and bring good fortune, which he proposes the Earth. Nowadays, many passages from old texts and their interpretations can be found in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where the art is widespread.
However, in each of these two countries practiced different variations of Feng Shui, which is not surprising for practice rooted in several thousand years ago. Feng Shui can not be viewed too narrowly: not merely as a science with a set of certain magical formulas, no art, based solely on feelings. Feng Shui - a sort of mixture of both. For effective results a conceptual framework borrowed from the ancient manuscripts must be reconciled with common sense and rational judgments.
In order to understand more deeply these teachings, you need to remember people's beliefs, which are organically woven into the system of principles. Symbolism and folk beliefs are now often used by old masters in the diagnosis of Feng Shui is mainly because these so-called superstitions are telling, which is absorbed and brought us knowledge of antiquity. Many aspects of these teachings were transmitted orally from father to son and bought shade of superstition in the eyes of other people.
The basis of Feng Shui techniques are basic to the Chinese cultural knowledge about the eight trigrams ba-gua (which are used in the practice of divining "I Ching"), the interaction law of five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water (a-sin) and the Chinese lunar-solar calendar with its system Gantszy - alternation of 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches that make up the 60-year cycle (the same as the Eastern, or Chinese Astrology) (see "Heavenly stems and earthly branches").
Modern physics has confirmed that the whole world around us consists of energy higher energy fields. They develop, acquire form and function in accordance with the specific laws that direct the appearance, growth and decay and to determine all manifestations. Human energy field is no exception. The theory represents man as a continuous resonant energy field is not new.
According to this theory, there are different vibrational forces, or energy centers, which focus or concentrate specific types of energy, and which form the air box that communicates with the physical body, closely associated with him, penetrating him. From the harmony of these centers depends on the normal life and activity, more effective and accurate contact him with the creative forces of the cosmos.
In the modern world with its ever-changing trends and a lot of influence from outside factors, the teachings of Feng Shui, based on analysis of hidden from the normal eye biogeoenergeticheskih trends can most accurately identify the causes of failures even at their inception and compensate for them. Next we look at some trends that have contributed to the emergence and development of the flow of Feng Shui: Lao-Tzu, Lamaism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zen Buddhism.