Origins[ edit ] As of [update] the Yangshao and Hongshan cultures provide the earliest known evidence for the use of feng shui. Until the invention of the magnetic compassfeng shui apparently relied on astronomy to find correlations between humans and the universe. The late Yangshao site at Dadiwan c. The building faces south and borders a large plaza.
Is the "Shui" in Feng Shui supposed to be capitalized or should this paged be moved to the correct title? The question is whether it should be treated as a proper noun, which is capitalized.
I've moved the page. When qi was first introduced it was ch'i. People got tired of typing ch'i and didn't understand how to translate it into Pinyin so it became chi.
Feng shui as a proper noun is capitalized. A lot of academics use it as fengshui, no caps. Most people these days don't capitalize it. Eva Wong Shambhala Publishing hyphenates it and uses it as a proper noun. By the centre of Lok River, the ancient people have found the pattern of incidents of each crop.
After a few thousand years, people found the old records of incidents were accurate, they then passed their knowledge to the followers. There have been over types of Feng Shui theory.
But the most applicable is by practice. A lot of Feng Shui doctors hide themselves if they know much about it. It is harmful if people know its usage. The basic theory of it is to utilize the 5 elements of earth and 8 elements of Gaw. The combination of them could deduce the things to happen in a house, a region and any where of the earth.
Lest some outraged Fend Shui master send sha chi darts in my direction, I'd like to stress that this is my own personal opinion and only my opinion. To me Feng Shui is not about cluttering your house with sad plastic frogs that mournfully report back that they have failed to bring money your way.
Its about clearing space so that you can navigate freely through your environment. Its about drawing your eyes to pleasant harmonious images. Clearly, if you have to navigate around sharp corners, old stacks of newspaper and boxes of s fashions, your motion will be crimped.
Your mind thinks in metaphor. When your passage down a corridor starts to resemble Franklin's Last Voyage, you will begin to wonder if your course through life is also a failed expedition.
Pictures of flowers and waterfalls channel your thinking in a better direction. To me, thinking about the flow of chi is a more dynamic and summary way at looking at your environment than analyzing each and every possible accident. You want to tilt your odds towards easy navigation and away from accidents.
Quantum physicists talk about probability waves. Qi is space weather, or at least that's the circumstantial evidence. Space weather's effects are largely Newtonian, not quantum. The computations in feng shui have more to do with the calendar than the quantum.
I think it is best to stick with what is evidence-based, and update the material as the evidence rolls in. All the rest is fun speculation best carried out over cold beer.
It wasn't in my dictionary, but I managaged to find a definition eventually. I don't mean what is the dictionary definition of the word, I mean who decided that the term ethnoscience is applicable here.
What's wrong with Pseudoscience?
Where are the criticisms of Feng Shui in this article? Where is the proof that it's not just an expensive pseudoscientific fad? That's the faddish variety, after all.
But "ethnoscience" doesn't seem to apply at all. Another name for it is "cognitive anthropology" see  so while Feng Shui practices might well be the subject of an ethnoscientific study, it's plainly not that itself.
In general this article is extremely uneven, and I for one can't make heads or tails of the recent addition which, for some reason, is duplicated above on the talk page. TCC talk contribs The installation instructions for my computer monitor include a step saying "Set the front of your monitor to face the east if possible".In Feng Shui, a butterfly is a symbol of love.
Because love is the most transformative feeling, the butterfly symbol is one of the best Feng Shui love and romance cures for single people (when used in the Love and Marriage area of the home).
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