Get An Introduction to Feng Shui (Introduction to Religion) PDF

By Ole Bruun

ISBN-10: 052186352X

ISBN-13: 9780521863520

Feng Shui has been recognized within the West for the final a hundred and fifty years yet has in general been considered as a primitive superstition. in the course of the glossy interval successive regimes in China have suppressed its perform. even if, within the previous couple of a long time Feng Shui has develop into a world religious circulation with expert institutions, hundreds of thousands of titles released at the topic, numerous web pages dedicated to it and thousands of clients. during this e-book Ole Bruun explains Feng Shui's chinese language origins and meanings in addition to its newer Western interpretations and international attraction. not like the abundance of renowned manuals, his creation treats chinese language Feng Shui as an instructional topic, bridging faith, background and sociology. person chapters clarify: • the chinese language religious-philosophical historical past • chinese language makes use of in rural and concrete components • the heritage of Feng Shui's reinterpretation within the West • environmental views and different concerns

Show description

Read Online or Download An Introduction to Feng Shui (Introduction to Religion) PDF

Best decorating & design books

Andrej Kupetz's Günter Kupetz: Industrial Design PDF

The occupation of Günter Kupetz displays the heydey of German layout within the Fifties and Sixties. Kupetz designed over 1000 items, together with steel ware, glass, jewellery, packaging, furnishings, and machines. this primary finished survey offers Kupetz's paintings in context and demonstrates how he understood the layout of nameless, heavily produced goods as a social activity that demanded the utmost attainable caliber.

New PDF release: Lighting Retrofit and Relighting: A Guide to Energy

The final word consultant to the retrofitting of lights for better potency and function Retrofitting outmoded energy-guzzling lighting fixtures parts with eco-friendly energy-saving possible choices is a method that promotes sustainability and gives major advantages for companies, contractors, and the neighborhood at huge.

Download e-book for iPad: The Upholsterer's Step-by-Step Handbook by Alex Law

The Upholsterer's step by step guide unearths the suggestions and assistance of the upholstery exchange in a simple to appreciate structure. totally illustrated all through with informative illustrations and encouraging images, this booklet will assist you to hopefully create an announcement piece of furnishings in your domestic.

Additional resources for An Introduction to Feng Shui (Introduction to Religion)

Sample text

De Groot 1897: 980) It is also reported, however, that Wendi, the first emperor of the Sui dynasty (581–618), argued against the truth of grave divination while fighting for A brief history of feng shui 23 the throne. His enemies then violated the tombs of his ancestors to inflict misfortune upon him. He nevertheless ascended to the throne although he lost a brother on the battlefield. The imperial historiographer credits him with the words: ‘If the tombs of my ancestors are not in a felicitous position, why did I attain to the throne?

Feng shui for individual constructions While popular forms of grave divination from an early date were surrounded by controversy, even continuing today, geomantic deliberations for constructions such as palaces, temples, walls and individual houses tended to be matters of orthodoxy (feng shui for ordinary houses is described in Chapter 3). The distinction between orthodox and illegitimate uses of feng shui in the eyes of the state can be seen from countless official documents, 34 An Introduction to Feng Shui law making and court cases.

While establishing an alien hegemony in their possessions and granting extra-territoriality to their citizens, the foreign powers placed the native Chinese elite in the situation they most abhorred: ruling under alien hegemony, reminding them of both the Manchu-dominated Qing rule and the Mongolian-dominated Yuan dynasty. The imperial government’s reaction to foreign domination was the movement for self-strengthening and restoring ‘wealth and power’ (fu-qiang). Feng shui cosmology thus appeared a convenient means of manipulating popular sentiments and particularly aggression towards foreigners.

Download PDF sample

An Introduction to Feng Shui (Introduction to Religion) by Ole Bruun


by Christopher
4.1

Rated 4.03 of 5 – based on 33 votes