Feng Shui - Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu & Jenny Nakao Hones

Feng Shui

By Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu & Jenny Nakao Hones

  • Release Date: 2012-07-16
  • Genre: Design


Feng shui has been popular in the West for decades.  Initially, many were intrigued with Eastern thought that stressed the philosophy of living in harmony with nature.  However, after decades, the popular practice does not fully reflect the core concepts of feng shui.  In fact, only a small portion of true feng shui principles have been understood and applied. Often, feng shui is regarded as an Eastern version of “interior design”.  Many practices have also absorbed folklore or superstitions, applying various feng shui gadgets to decorate the house, in hopes of bringing wealth, health, and good relationships.  Some practices hold on to the much discredited concepts in feng shui tradition in China. For example, they stress the house design should be synchronized with the resident’s birthday or the year the house was built, turning feng shui into a version of astrology. With hundreds of feng shui books in the market and more information on the internet, often with contradicting principles, it has become very difficult to decipher what is true feng shui. “The more books I read, the more confused I have become” has been the common experience. In this book the authors, internationally known feng shui scholars as well as consultants; use a “question and answer” format to introduce feng shui as the philosophy and knowledge of environmental design of all scales; from global and regional, through city, down to a house and a room. The first chapter introduces the origin of feng shui, its evolving history, the fundamental philosophy and theory, and the design and application principle. The subsequent chapters answer most commonly asked questions, clarifying misconceptions and demystifying the many erroneous beliefs. This book is an easy read. The writing will quickly resonate with you.  It will clarify your doubts and confusions about feng shui. “Now this makes sense to me” will be the anticipated response. After all, feng shui principles follow natural and universal principles, and thus common sense principles. True knowledge should resonate with you, as you are also part of nature. This is the first feng shui book one should read, and a must read feng shui book.