Posts made in December, 2012

Article: Capture Winter’s Rapture

Traditionally feng shui practitioners have always been trained in the full range of chinese arts including face and body reading, and traditional chinese medicine. Here is a link to an article of mine appearing this month in Vitality Magazine: Capturing Winters Rapture   I wrote the original article, originally titled Opening Up to Winter, over 20 years ago when I had the pleasure of co-running East West a traditional asian medicine based health and wellness centre in downtown Toronto. It was a treat to read my thoughts from so long ago and have the chance to update them with the...

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Common Misconceptions About Feng Shui

Misconception 1: Feng Shui is Interior Design. Truth: In Feng Shui the exterior of a property is much more important than the interior. The positions of roads, landscape features such as water and mountains, how the land slopes or does not slope around the building(s), and the effects of neighbouring buildings determine the quality and quantity of the energy that gets to the property. Feng Shui is about energy and there is much more energy to evaluate and harness outside than inside.   Misconception 2: Feng Shui involves placing crystals, wind chimes, and various symbolic...

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What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is the study of how environments affect people, companies and communities. The words themselves mean wind and water, two forces that shape our environment and give evidence to the fact that in true feng shui the exterior of a property (land, slopes, streets, mountains, water) is actually more important than the interior.     Although a Chinese Art, the Japanese expression “Man and his environment are not two” is a beautiful explanation of how much we are influenced by our surroundings. 依正不二   Most ancient people were agrarian i.e. dependent on...

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