Feng Shui – Literally ‘wind water,’ this ancient Chinese art of geomancy advocates the proper balancing of yin and yang forces to achieve a harmonious relationship within cities, palaces, domestic buildings and cemeteries. For instance, a bathroom is not to be placed near a front door since
the excess of yin spirits will clash with the yang spirits coming through the main door.¹
To this Jan Cisek adds:
Feng shui means ‘wind water’ not ‘wind AND water’. There is no ‘and’ in the Chinese sign. Adding ‘and’ to the translation creates a concept where there is division that need to be united with ‘and’. Feng shui is a Taoist concept where heaven (wind) and earth (water) are already one. When you see feng shui translated as ‘wind AND water’ you can be sure that that person doesn’t understand the key principle behind it. It’s fundamental.
http://www.fengshuilondon.net/ » See in context
From the links below it’s pretty clear that the whole idea of feng shui has entered into popular culture.
¹ Man-Ho Kwok and Joanne O’Brien, Elements of Feng Shui, Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1991, p. 91.
- Feng Shui Car News: Detroit Catches On! (openspacesfengshui.com)
- What Hunger Games District Has the Best Feng Shui? (fernexpress.wordpress.com)
- Common Feng Shui Terms and Definitions (fullbloomfengshui.wordpress.com)
- Five Feng Shui Steps To Financial Fitness (openspacesfengshui.com)
- Feng Shui Bedside Tables – 10 Feng Shui Tips to Unlocking the Secrets to a Better Home Living in Your Bedroom (whitecranes.wordpress.com)
- New Video – What Feng Shui Is All About (openspacesfengshui.com)
- Feng Shui and Pool Maintenance (whitecranes.wordpress.com)
- 8 Feng Shui Tips for Moving House (whitecranes.wordpress.com)
- Improve Your Apartment Feng Shui (apartmentguide.com)