An Anthropological Analysis of Chinese Geomancy by Stephan Feuchtwang PDF

By Stephan Feuchtwang

ISBN-10: 0899863612

ISBN-13: 9780899863610

This booklet was once first released in 1974 and have become a mystery vintage at the back of the unfold of fengshui within the Western global. Its writer, Stephan Feuchtwang, has now revised it and extra a brand new bankruptcy for this re-creation, bringing the cloth brand new. it's a distinctive remedy of fengshui as perceived and understood in chinese language manuals and in chinese language perform, yet written for a Western readership. Feuchtwang additionally exhibits the way it is expounded to panorama portray in addition to to chinese language well known faith and ancestor worship. He provides his personal knowing of fengshui as a classy perform that also is a type of divination, in line with a version of the Universe. Readers who're serious about feng shui and wish to understand approximately chinese language cosmology, or who're attracted to the anthropology of divination and cosmology, might be richly rewarded via this e-book.

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3. 4. 5. 6. the centra l circular area of t he compass which ho l ds and is divided in half by the magnetic needle The Eight Trigrams( ,/ \.. j) : not really a sepa rate ring but taking the form of4ed ~ol\. J : v' ~ne moving otaAA ,as Edkins ca ll s them,or fate -cate gor ies ,as Needham calls them, correl ated with the Pa Kua , the stems , some of the branches , the elements, and wi th the twelve palaces The Star s of Heaven L~ et. UottO ; oome. , -j! e. govern i nq the ~nner reaion of the compass dia l ) 24 Posftions ( 1Jt ) accord ing t o the Corre ct Needle LiE..

Not the K' ai-hsi one used in Rinq 28 al thouoh differences are on l y very slioht - of one or under one oenree ; it is a calendar of 365 days in t he year. This rinq, as distinct from Rin9 28 i s spe cifically for choice of position of sun, moon and 5 pl anets 37. The 12 Tz'u Han ( iJt~ ) : The Tz 'u. H(lt! :Manchu used as double- hour dividers of the day ; i s based on ye t another calendrica l arranQement . the Kao Hsin Pan. n ; this too Qoverns a system of choice of hour and day by the luck of the re levant pl anet or the sun or moon (see Ring 24) 38.

Two primary and two seconda ry orders of the five elements are made use of in the Explanation ~ The two primary orders are the mutual producti on order I \ W ood ~ Water Metal Fire ) _____ Earth and the mutual destruct i ve orde r: 1J00d ( Met al Ea rth \ Fire ) " - - Water These two are "controlled" and "masked" by the two secondary orders. Wood destroys Earth , but Metal (which destroys Wood) control s • Meta l Wood, but Fire ( • Meta l ) " " , • Fi re Metal , but Water ( " " Fire) Water " Fire, but Earth ( " " Water) " Earth " ~/ater • but Wood ( " " " Ear~h) 1.

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