Encyclopedia of Feng Shui.
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 theory of qi:
The theory of Qi is one of the most important principles of Feng Shui. "Qi" is translated from Chinese means spirit, breath, vitality, vital energy, vital force. Such terms are also present in other cultures. Qi - invisible energy that permeates all things in the world. For example, in Japan it is "ki" in India - "Prana", in Hawaii - "mana" in Western philosophy - "life force". In the future we will use the term "qi". Chi energy pulsating in all living things, filling them with energy and movement. If a person is healthy, strong, balanced, then he has a "good" chi, if weak and sick - "bad".
Influence of subtle energy per person:
Rules of Feng Shui is like a generalized experience of the ancient Chinese with unknown forces ( "subtle" energies, if you want) that affect human life. A huge amount of information of this ancient Chinese science is simply amazing, but very interesting as a large enough reservoir of knowledge about modern biotechnology, which has an impact on improving our living environment, prevention of harmful effects of poorly known forces (energy) on human health and success.
Spiritual improving, and not breaking the commandments, you may be able to improve your heaven luck, your destiny. Using, for example, neuro-linguistic programming or perfected in some other way, you will be able to influence more people to achieve greater success in business, etc., ie, improve its human success, to use more opportunities.
The five elements and their interaction:
Imagine that everything, absolutely all the things in your environment have energy and, moreover, represent certain elements or, as they are called in the Chinese tradition, the elements. The main goal of Feng Shui is the ability to build an environment in your home to all things, objects, design elements carrying only favorable information, only served the purposes of joy, brought only good luck and happiness.
In Chinese natural philosophy, the five elements (elements) - is the Fire, Water, Earth, Wood, Metal. Each of them has certain properties. Although the literal translation of the word "element" implies something stable and fixed, the Chinese word xin indicates movement and change, so a more accurate translation might be "five elements", or "five driving forces." For example, when it comes to "tree", it refers not to the wood and the driving principle of the inherent limitations of the tree kingdom. However, the "elements" of European alchemical tradition have a somewhat different meaning, so we'll use the term "element" to avoid confusion of concepts.
According to these elements are made all the Chinese astrological calculations, including time, date and year of birth. Each of these elements represents one aspect of the universal life energy - chi. The theory of five elements is the basis of all the Chinese system of divination, but such theories are found in other mystical teachings about many other nations. The names of these elements are used as names of certain kinds of vital energy (Qi).