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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Thursday, March 18, 2004
FENG SHUI
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abstract from the book of LILIAN TOO



WHAT IS FENG SHUI?
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Feng Shui is an ancient science that goes back at least 3,500 years. the practice of Feng Shui has its roots in the chinese way of of viewing the Universe, where all things on the Earth are categorized into five elements , which are:
FIRE, METAL EARTH, WOOD, AND WATER.

this energy is known as CHI or mor colorfully, the Dragons' Cosmic Breath, which brings good fortune for those who are surrounded by it. the five elements make up the central pillar of Feng Shui.

literally translated, Feng Shui means....Water and Wind and refers to the earth, its mountains,valleys and waterways whose shape and size and directions and levels are created by the interaction of these powerful forces.

Feng Shui is best understood as the SCIENCE OF SELECTING or ARRANGING A LIVING ENVIRONMENT and of improving one's immediate living and work space to strengthen further this vital balance and harmony.


GREAT EXAMPLES OF FENG SHUI:
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1. the Layout of the buildings and waters of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

2. the layout of Hongkong harbor that helped the lasting financial success of the former colony.

3. the chinese architectue in Taiwan, wherein Feng Shui was introduced after the death of Chiang Kai Shek(1949)

4. the Governor's mansion in Hongkong was spoiled by the killing energy of the Bank of China bldg, Feng Shui was undertaken to remove the bad elements.

5. Singapore's Prime Miniser Lee Kuan Yee, used Feng Shui in order to aid the republic's stunning economic growth. he also redesigned a banknote depicting a dragon guarding Singapore's river and harbor.

6. California realtors has now to consult a Feng Shui master and arrange the house layouts in order to be able sell the real state.
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