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By Ole Bruun

ISBN-10: 052186352X

ISBN-13: 9780521863520

Feng Shui has been identified within the West for the final one hundred fifty years yet has usually been considered as a primitive superstition. through the glossy interval successive regimes in China have suppressed its perform. besides the fact that, within the previous couple of a long time Feng Shui has turn into an international religious circulation with specialist institutions, millions of titles released at the topic, numerous web pages dedicated to it and hundreds of thousands of clients. during this e-book Ole Bruun explains Feng Shui's chinese language origins and meanings in addition to its more moderen Western interpretations and worldwide attraction. in contrast to the abundance of renowned manuals, his creation treats chinese language Feng Shui as an instructional topic, bridging faith, heritage and sociology. person chapters clarify: • the chinese language religious-philosophical historical past • chinese language makes use of in rural and concrete components • the background of Feng Shui's reinterpretation within the West • environmental views and different concerns

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He complains that ‘there is no lack of charlatans who take advantage of human psychology and hoodwink people by saying they can bring riches, power, long life and blessings to believers by some magic formula’ (Huang L. 1984: 552). ’ A locality with a large population is endowed with a huge amount of the spirit. Digging indiscriminately without considering the contours of the land can break the dragon vein, which is inauspicious for the inhabitants. It is advisable, then, to make a survey of the topography from a high place to see where the dragon vein is .

Notes and Queries, 31 January 1867) It did not take long before other observers answered the call. In 1868, the Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (CRMJ) printed a seven-page speech on ‘ancestral worship and fung-shuy’ by Reverend M. T. Yates (1868), one of the first attempts at an exhaustive account in English. Yates gave a sympathetic account of feng shui, with several examples of its extraordinary power of explanation among the Chinese, ending with a proclamation of the malicious influence of western constructions in the eyes of the Chinese, for which he saw the gospel as the only antidote.

While military operations in the early part of the dynasty were targeted at non-Chinese peoples, after the middle of the eighteenth century they were turned against internal religious rebellions. During this period, nearly all rebellions had religious gathering points, and most were staged by blacklisted sectarian organizations with religious emblems (C. K. Yang [1961] 1970: 207, 219). Much evidence points to divination becoming increasingly powerful in late imperial China, particularly during the Qing period.

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