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New PDF release: An Anthropological Analysis of Chinese Geomancy

By Stephan Feuchtwang

ISBN-10: 0899863612

ISBN-13: 9780899863610

This ebook used to be first released in 1974 and have become a mystery vintage in the back of the unfold of fengshui within the Western global. Its writer, Stephan Feuchtwang, has now revised it and additional a brand new bankruptcy for this re-creation, bringing the fabric modern. it's a distinct 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 renowned faith and ancestor worship. He provides his personal figuring out of fengshui as a cultured perform that also is one of those divination, in keeping with a version of the Universe. Readers who're enthusiastic about feng shui and need to grasp approximately chinese language cosmology, or who're drawn to the anthropology of divination and cosmology, might be richly rewarded through this ebook.

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Spring to east. summer to south. and autumn to west. Thus the Vin and Vang motion is seen t o produce the seasons and at the same time to work through the divisions of the compass. Th is process is very clear ly illustrated by Wi ll etts (1958 , pp. 270-1) in the graph shown below. It is worth quoting him on the kind of correlation made with Vin - Vang theory in the Han dyna sty - a range of correlation that the compass incorporates . Surrounding the centre of the universe (Heeven Pool. Great Abso l ute.

Blank , Olr. 6tem c haItLIcteJr. air. This rinq contains 48 of the fiO divisions of 22 CHINESE GEOMANCY Ring 13 as well as the" secret essence" of Ring 9, and the "essential Principle" of the To'ui Kual1 , 11 companion to the Lo ehing Chieh which corre l ates constellations with the 24 points of the compass and der i ves prognostications from them. The rin g is arranqed so as to qive S di visions to each of the 24 po ints and is also. of course . linked up with the five elements. It is spec ifically for evaluating the site itself .

Th is process is very clear ly illustrated by Wi ll etts (1958 , pp. 270-1) in the graph shown below. It is worth quoting him on the kind of correlation made with Vin - Vang theory in the Han dyna sty - a range of correlation that the compass incorporates . Surrounding the centre of the universe (Heeven Pool. Great Abso l ute. i. ~ L ) as the stars may seem to centre on the Po le Star, "scarcely a class of observed phenomena failed to find its place in the system of fancied corI . See pa rt 4, pp .

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