I found a good write up on this subject and added my comments in red below. Hopefully this can help you select a real master and avoid a fake one. Below is the translation :
How to Identify Feng Shui Charlatans and Fake Feng Shui Masters
The content contained in the article is for educational & awareness purposes only.
Most people cannot identify a real or fake feng shui masters, nor can they judge the competence level of any given feng shui master. This is a guide for the common folks on how to identify and discern a fake feng shui master from those who are truly learned & authentic . These methods are simple and mainly based on common sense.
1. Fake feng shui masters like to brag
They usually tell everyone that they are from the lineage of a deceased feng shui master that stretches back to over tens of generations. The well-known ancient Feng Shui masters have no more than 5 generations of feng shui lineage, and even the genetics order have changed completely after 5 generations. If you do hold a real lineage officially why do you need to move out the ancestral tablets of your masters? Moreover, even Yang Gong’s feng shui theory, with the passing of time, errors are gradually exposed. Ancestral theories cannot reach the pinnacle of any feng shui school’s practice, otherwise there will be no theoretical development and evolution.
My comment is that while this is sometimes true, be careful with the word Lineage because some are misusing it for personal gains when they do not actually have a lineage. Anyway, this is not some thing that you can easily ascertain. Some do have a lineage and lineage is important because it is prove of a working system. This is the reason why many likes to claim a lineage.Continue reading “How To Spot A Fake Feng Shui Master”