Posts Tagged ‘feng shui’

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Thesis – Chapter 1 Introduction: 1.1 Planning Today

“The fact is that the difference between a . . . good town and a bad town is an objective matter. It is the difference between health and sickness, wholeness and dividedness, self-maintenance and self-destruction. In a world which is healthy, whole, alive, and self-maintaining, people themselves can be alive and self creating. In a […]

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Thesis – Chapter 3 Planning Literature

“. . . there are certain rough patterns, more rooted in human events . . . which must be there together in order for us to experience the neighborhood as whole . . .  A boundary, certainly, more or less clearly marked; and gateways, not emphatic, but gently present where the paths that pass in […]

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Thesis – Chapter 3 Planning Literature: 3.2 Balance & Harmony

3.2 Balance and Harmony Balance is perhaps the most fundamental positive calming concept in our lives, thus its importance in Feng Shui naturally follows.  Harmony is realized when balance is achieved and the points of conflict that create tension are resolved, all relative to a person’s perception of the space.  Unbalanced surroundings create a feeling […]

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Thesis – Chapter 3 Planning Literature: 3.3 Ch’i

3.3 Ch’i Thousands of years ago in China, people believed that an invisible energy force called ch’i was responsible for the way certain locations thrived more than others and thus were more sought after and inhabitable.  They believed that ch’i was the powerful life force that existed within all things and that ch’i was the […]

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Thesis – Chapter 3 Planning Literature: 3.4 The Bagua

3.4 The Bagua Feng Shui is very specific in its delineation of how ch’i energy is represented within a space.  The Bagua (pronounced bah-gwah) is the map that illustrates the location of the universal energies that affect every aspect of our lives.  The Bagua can be applied to a room, a house, a building, or […]