Recently I was introduced to a book by a famous celebrity Master. I took interest to read about what a Shen school of flying star practitioner would read the Feng Shui of this building and how it differs from Wu Chang. One of the chapter that talking about the HSBC building in central Hong Kong.
Question from a Forumer:
Dear all what can I do if I have to plot a map with flying stars and the owner does not have the map of the flat?
FSM: This is a big problem with Shen Style Flying Star which predominates most Feng Shui Schools today.
They will be handicapped when they meet this kind of situation because they primarily use the 8 Pie or 9 Grid method.
However, at Central Academy of Feng Shui, CAFS, students are taught the authentic method of compartmentalise. With compartmentalise, students can read a house without the need of a floor plan with accuracy and fast. In the last class, when we were at a student’s house, all is needed is a couple of minutes in the house (including taking measurements) and already 3 major things can be told with accuracy.
Many think that there is only one knowledge of Flying Star. This happens primarily it has been propagated by Celebrity Masters to be this way. The fact remains Flying Star is more than what they have told you.
To explain the 2 schools of Flying Star that is prevailing today, first we have to go back to the beginning how it all come about.
The fact that only in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) to be revealed this secret means that many people believe that the Xuan Kong Feng Shui is a relatively new technique but the concept of flying star existed way back in the Yuan Dynasty. It was sighted in a ancient calendar (almanac) from Yuan Dynasty. Perhaps it existed much earlier!
In 1873, Shen-Zhu Ren, a rich businessman went to the city of Wu-Xi in Jiangsu to learn from Zhang Zhong Shan but Zhang Zhong Shan refused to teach Shen because he is not a family relative.
After a while Shen Zhu Ren offered to pay a lot of money to the relative of Zhang, to view the manuscript which contained explanations and experiences of teacher Zhang Zhong Shan.
After he have paid a large sum of money, Shen Zhu Ren was given permission to view the manuscript for only 2 days, after which it was meant to return the book.
He secretly he copied the manuscript and for many years after he tried to understand what he had copied without getting great results initially.
When he thought he had found some answers via his own understanding and 2-3 years of experimenting with houses and he began to tie the dots together with his son and published their findings in the book called Shen Shi Xuan Kong Xue.(Shen way of Xuan Kong Study) or in Chinese 沈氏玄空學.
This book made Flying Star accessible to the public. In fact in the early nineties in Hong Kong not many masters even know Flying Stars. Mostly they were practicing either the 8 Mansion, San He or Jiang Hu styled Feng Shui.
Shen has brought to the world of Feng Shui an opportunity for lay people to learn the highly effective Flying Star Feng Shui. Many modern masters without lineage has used this book as reference and followed the foot steps of Shen i.e. reading, deducing the meaning themselves and experimented here and there and later roll out to teach courses and give consultation. In fact more than 90% of the source of flying star outside today is from Shen.
He also has done harm at the same time to mankind as well to Feng Shui community…to be continued…
Scenario: One of the most hotly debated question of the century, which is the correct method 8 Pie or 9 Grid?
The Myth: They arguably say is 8 pie as 9 grid is not so accurate because it can consider the missing sectors and that Qi comes from 8 direction & that flying stars have only 8 pies and not 9 squares. The center is only necessary to calculate the chart. Then each pie works up to the center.
Then supporters of 9 grid believe this is the correct method according to the Lo Shu 9 Grid. They say this is the more accurate method to describe the Qi in the rooms since most rooms or houses are square.
What happens if the line cuts across the door or room? So the room has 2 or more Qi?
Here is one example…so what is the Qi for the dinning room? Take a guess!
Then how do you judge which Qi is prevailing? by guessing?, they co-exists simultaneously? or by which sector is larger ?.
Points to Ponder: Do ancient China has fine pencil or protractor to make the 8 pie possible? Have you ever seen in any feng shui classics example of a 8 Pie house layout? They exist today because the earlier authors through their limited knowledge profess that they have understood from books that this is the way to do it. Who is to verify that understanding?
The Truth: Both are incorrect. In real Flying Star Feng Shui there is no such thing. All these questions arise as they have not got the missing link as taught by Shen Zhu Ren in his book of Shen Shi Xuan Kong.
The real art is Compartmentalize. By compartmentalizing, each room only has 1 Qi & best of all you don’t need to draw lines. Just walking around the house you can already tell the feng shui, no need to make judgement or guess or lay 2 chart and compare or get your feng shui sometimes work sometimes not. This is the correct Feng Shui methodology.
In CAFS, we teach authentic Flying Star Feng Shui as founded by its founder of San Yuan Feng Shui and handed down through our lineage till today.