Xuan Kong feng shui
The theoretical aspect of Xuan Kong feng shui is both astounding
and ingenious. Hence the author is merely touching on the tip of
the iceberg here.
Simply, Xuan Kong is about nature and harmony, in full accordance
with the requirement of modern environment science. The theory of
Xuan Kong feng shui can also be tested for their physical properties
through scientific experiments. Now, let's extract from the followings
and analyze them from the viewpoint of modern science.:
c Wu Huang,
Sitting / facing (Magnetic field)
Sitting/facing is of great importance to Xuan Kong feng shui. The
saying "Within the 24 Mountains are gems and within the 24
Mountains are pitfalls". This clearly states that " The
value of wealth is divided by just a thin line". The Lo Pan
is the equipment required to assert the direction of sitting/facing.
The most important part of Lo Pan is not the small imprint letters
of Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches, Gua, Nine stars or numbers
but its 'Tian Chi', i.e. the compass needle. Modern man understand
that the earth is itself a big magnetic field; thus the existence
of geomagnetism. The geomagnetism of the earth is from South (Negative)
to North (Positive). This negative and positive characteristics
is exactly that of the Former Heaven Ba Gua's Qian and Kun in the
South and North positions respectively (Note: Qian is Yang, Kun
The geomagnetism of the extreme two ends represent the fundamental
of Yin and Yang.
Red blood cells is the dominant components of blood in a human
body. Within this, Hemoglobin, Iron is most metallic. Geomagnetism
affects the distribution of iron thus resulting in the inter-relationship
between man and the environment.
This is the beginning of the effect of feng shui. Great surroundings
without mankind dwelling and living, is only beautiful scenery.
However, with the participation of mankind, the interaction between
man and environment will result in good feng shui.
Houses has different sittings/facings, simply divided into East
/ West residence (i.e. two polarities). Man, also has two type of
feng shui life, the East / West person (i.e. positive, negative
charges), thus bringing out the original theory of feng shui life.
These are the special features of the attraction and repellation
of the magnetic forces. Attraction is viewed as good while repellation
is bad, for example:
Man of East Four houses in East residence, life and magnetic field
attracts each other, whereas if man of East Four Houses is staying
in a West residence, there is a repelling force. Thus for the same
house, different man experiences different responses whether it
is good or bad.
Wu Huang is the Zhen Kuan Shar, the worst of Shar Chi. Its element
is earth and its characteristic is violent. When crossed, grieve
is profound, consecutively causing harm to five sons, over a span
of five years. Hence the saying 'Fear is where the Wu Huang Strike'.
Wu Huang Shar power can only be reduced or prevented by eliminating
Shar - 'dissolves it method'. Therefore gold or metal can be used
to dissolve its effect. One must not try to conquer or overpower
it for fear of further tragedy.
It has been mentioned that earth is itself great magnetic fields
with red-hot lava in its center i.e. earthy. Earth is self-revolving
thus creating a centrifugal force, resulting in an uneven distribution
of its central lava. The magnetic mineral (i.e. magnet) when accumulated
at a certain position becomes Shar Chi. This is the same as that
of the Sun Spot movement on the Sun's surface, which results in
the electro-magnetic properties of typhoons and its effects on earth
weather and environment.
Every year, with the arrival of Wu Huang (i.e. where there is too
strong of a gravitational pull) in that direction, is where great
disaster may occur e.g. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes.
Mankind living within the vicinity of Wu Huang will suffer bad health
and ill luck.
Light, from light particles, has its dual characters of wave and
particles . Thus light can be transmitted through wave or as radiation
transmitted via the vacuum to the earth. Light can be classified
into visible and invisible light. The visible light have seven colors
(rainbow or through refraction of pyramid) while the invisible light
are red, ultraviolet rays, microwaves etc.
Spectrum of Electromagnetic Light Waves
Light and feng shui is in close relations. Feng shui often use
'Chi' ( ? an ancient word) to represent the good and bad of feng
shui. One must ride the Vivid Chi, avoid the Dying Chi. Chi is the
same as light, cannot be seen, smell, touched, has neither form
nor shapes though it is in existence.
'Chi rides the wind and is stopped when come across water'. It
has become a major principle of feng shui (i.e. the methods to ride
and halt Chi.) Man in ancient times research into feng shui knows
that Chi cannot surpass water but due to the lack of scientific
knowledge, they are unable to express their findings. Now, let me
explain this: -
Both Light and Chi has the same effect as microwave. The wavelength
is extremely short for microwaves, but it is high in efficiency
thus micro wave oven uses this high frequency to activate the water
in food, as a result heat is obtained in order to cook the food.
The penetration power of microwaves though extremely high, is still
unable to get through water, just like Chi. 'Opposite Refraction'
explains that when Chi is met with blockage, that of wall or buildings,
it will be refracted into the opposite direction. The Ba Kua mirror
acts as an outer mirror. It enables Shar Chi to be reflected back
etc. and this can be explained by the light's wave. When waves are
transmitted, it gets reflected if blocked. According to the principles
of physics, infraction is equal to that of refraction. The greater
the presence of Chi when refracted, the more powerful the Chi will
become. That is why hanging a mirror can dissolve external Shar
Chi by refraction.
Wind in nature is the movement of air. An important feng shui principle
stipulates that 'Chi rides the wind', so wind is the media by which
Chi is transmitted. Lucky Vivid Chi should be absorbed but bad Dying
Chi must be avoided. The saying 'Keeping wind and accumulating Chi'
i.e. a residence requires wind to transmit Chi [Keeping Wind], it
must not be too strong to prevent Chi from dispersing [Accumulating
Chi]. Chi must be allowed to circulate in the residence, to achieve
cause and effects of feng shui i.e. Chi has to affect a person.
Xuan Kong saying 'Observing wind from which incoming direction,
and observe water from the opposite direction' relates that observation
of wind must be from the lucky direction. Chi rides on wind and
thus the incoming chi will be good.
From the viewpoint of environmental science, a breeze makes breathing
easy, free airflow and moderate humidity keeps a person from feeling
Master Jiang Da Hong's book of the 'Water Dragon Classic' clearly
stipulates that the beginning of Chi must be observed through that
of water. Muddy water results in the formation of earth. When water
and earth vibrates, water sink through the earth and earth rises
to form mountains. Chi is the beginning of water. Water is the result
of Chi. Chi flows and waters follows. Water stops and Chi accumulates.
Mother and Child of the same. Water and Chi follows each other and
is closely related.
Analyzed through science, the existence of living things on planet
earth is solely due to water. Water harbors billion livings. Darwin'
s theory on evolution mentions that 'The beginning of live form
is from water existing as a single cell. With evolution, fish like
organism, amphibians, land creatures evolved with the final highest
forms of mankind'.
Chi moves and water follows, water stops and chi accumulates is
the basis of the waterway. This water must be in movement from afar
and still when nearby. This follows water and with the slow down
of water, stops and grows. This is comparable to that of microwave
where both Chi and microwaves cannot pass through water. So, when
Chi trespasses into water, it will be flushed away, until water
stops with the Chi still in it. This is the secret of 'Water flows
and Vivid Chi disperses, water meets and internal Chi accumulates.
The mountain's pulse is that of the dragon' s pulse. Feng shui
formation, mountain dragon has been most detailed. The dragon's
pulse stresses on overlapping, elegance and serenity, high-rise
and awesome, upright and almighty. It must be that of protection,
like a net, like an echoing gang, like a royal cover.
Mountains can be categorized "Rock is the spinal canal of
mountains, earth is flesh, water is blood, plants is fur."
To find the dragon: 'Vivid Chi covers, smoke screen floats, clouds
gently form steam , stays, rock surface unharmed, luscious, plant
abundant, stream and spring present, soil fragrant and fine, rock
nourished and bright.'
Searching for the dragon's lair is not easy. The importance has
been discussed and the author shall further touch on the fine details
some other time.
Let's look at Tai Zhu Shan (the starting of dragon's lair), Shao
Zhu Shan (the transit of the dragon's lair), the dragon its beginning,
opening, change, crossing of valley, limbs, accompany, all round,
young or old, long or short, real or false, almighty or degrading,
moving or stopped, separated or joined, back to or facing, host
or guest, remaining chi, three forms, three landings, three grades,
entering of lair, ending of lair. Then proceed to the identification
of cave and determination of facing. This is the 'Geological Five
According to Science, formation of mountains is merely the change
of earth' s surface; entwining, sedimentation, formation of mountain,
i.e. earth is vibrant. Ancient geologists often animates and dramatizes,
relegating different mountain formations with names, giving grate
to 'Calling forms and creating shapes'. Mountains differ topologically,
with difference in shapes, thickness in earth surface, mineral presence
and thus the difference in cause and effects of feng shui.
The above-mentioned is indicative that searching for the dragon
is to find mountains of which shapes are pleasant and elegant, where
plants are aplenty because nature has the effect of infiltration
and erosion. If the rocks of a mountain has been eroded to a strange
shape or if plants are unable to survive, this represents that the
wind and water has violated the viscidity and thus the place is
not much of a great choice.
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