Here’s a recently co-published a Feng Shui book titled Winds of Change – Myth and Truth in Feng Shui and Bazi. This book is co-authored with Mr Au Yong Chee Tuck.
This book is divided into two parts. The first part is on the subject of Feng Shui which was authored by Alan while the other is on BaZi or Chinese Astrology written by AuYong.
The objective of publishing this book is because Feng Shui has after more than 20 years of extensive exposure, taking a turn to many disappointed consumers as well as students. Thus this book is published with one single primary objective and that is to help consumers and students distinguished what is feng shui and what are just cultural beliefs or made to belief by certain individuals.
The book starts off with the Feng Shui Section.
Flying Star Feng Shui methodology takes the charge in this book. Flying Star Feng Shui is one of the most powerful feng shui method for Yang Feng Shui or Living Feng Shui. This chapter briefly explains the fundamental concepts of Flying Star system such as the 9 stars of the North Ladle, namely Tan Lang, Ju Men, Lu Cun etc. It also defines what is Feng Shui by fulfilling certain criteria.
Yang Feng Shui
Then there are few chapters on real life cases that exists today in Malaysia. These include Apartment or High rise building feng shui, A temple that lasted more than 150 years, A mall that is struggling, a bustling hotel and how a baker after renovation did not experience the same good business as before. You can read about it and will give you a fair bit of insights on how feng shui works.
The myth busting part I love most is about the Lu Cun star 3. It is widely known that this star is supposed to cause “Arguments or Legal Litigation” but this family got a wind fall when this star arrived at their main door. This myth has brought much anxiety to many who likes to attend annual feng shui talk.
One of the interesting take home points is this:
“Enlarged space had a Qi Changing effect that would eventually change the formation of the feng shui of any property. Thus when one decides to extend the property, he or she must bear in mind this possible change in feng shui.”
Then it ends this section with a full chapter on the Various Schools of Feng Shui. This is also a very interesting subject since many readers have expressed their delight because it never occurs to them that there are so many versions of feng shui. You can learn about the different methodologies behind.
Yin Feng Shui
Feng Shui cannot be complete without mentioning Yin Feng Shui or Ancestral Feng Shui. The term Feng Shui 风水 is derived from the Book of Burial. Burial as one will know it’s for the deceased.
The chapter on Yin Feng Shui discuss the basic theories behind the idea of Ancestral Feng Shui and how it have affected a particular family. This will be an interesting read for many especially those from the Western world where this concept seems a taboo.
The Yin Feng Shui ended off with a chapter on Sheng Ji 生基 or Life Grave. Sheng Ji is method of Yin Feng Shui that deals with living person and how it can work to benefit the living.
The Book tails off with 3 chapters on BaZi or Chinese Astrology.
BaZi is the art of Chinese Astrology used in the ancient world to predict one’s life potential and journey.
In the BaZi section, AuYong starts off with a simple introduction to the concepts of BaZi 八字. Then he goes on to demonstrate how a real life story of a local millionaire coincided with the reading from the BaZi.
Do you know that a person’s character is rather given at birth and do you know that it can be read from a person’s BaZi?
AuYong demonstrate what is meant by a Day Master as well as the Chinese concept of Time. He then explains the myth behind BaZi reading. Is it true that a Bing 丙 Day Master is best born in the day while a Ding 丁 Day Master is best born at night? If not what is the correct way? It provides many examples for discussion and fruit for thought.
Wealth has always been an interesting topic since money is one of the benchmark for success at least in the current time we live in now. Is it true that a person must have many wealth stars in order to do well in this life time? Put it the other way, if the person has no wealth star is the person doomed in this life in his search for monetary success? It really makes students put on their thinking cap, if all the “common” theory of reading BaZi is ever going to lead them anywhere close to understand the art of BaZi reading or Destiny Analysis.
What about an imbalanced chart? A chart that is short of one or more elements? Or if a chart has many clashes, will one not have any achievements? Read and find out,
What Are Some of Our Reader’s Feedback.
The book is a good read for knowledge on feng shui n d various schools. Personally feng shui is actually about living in harmony v nature…it strengthen v space cleansing too & placement of furniture as u pointed out v d cashier’s till. The practice of Sheng Ji in this age is an eye opener. I very much liked the part on plotting house natal chart
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