The term Feng Shui attracts a great deal of interest from genuine practitioners and enthusiasts from the very beginning. Internet access makes it simpler than ever before to obtain Feng Shui-related information in bits and pieces. In addition, it is simple to waste significant time researching, studying, and practicing Feng Shui, only to discover that it is not the authentic art form of our previous revered Eastern masters.
In today’s rapidly changing environment, practically anyone with a passing knowledge of Feng Shui will attempt to produce a book on the topic. The majority of these “experts” have their own interpretation of Feng Shui.
To study classical Feng Shui, one must start with its foundations. With a solid basis in theory and fundamental principles, a practitioner can quickly apply his knowledge in a variety of situations. The issue with traditional Feng Shui is that it consists of numerous schools.
Modernized schools Feng Shui gives the idea that just the Form School and Compass School comprise Feng Shui. These two terms should not be categorised differently, as all traditional Feng Shui schools employ these techniques. The Compass School is where the majority of tasks are completed, while the Form School is where environment and surrounds are observed.
Almost all traditional Feng Shui schools can be categorized according to the San He and San Yuan philosophies.
Both theories include the formation of the land and the distribution of Qi. San He places greater emphasis on land formation, whereas San Yuan focuses on the Qi distribution in the property over time.
Feng Shui (San He and San Yuan) will take the following into analysis
- Forms / Environmental Factors
- Time Aspects
Classical Feng Shui approaches are founded on essential principles derived from the I Ching. There are numerous calculations, observations, and formulas involved.
Rise of New Age Feng Shui
Non-traditional schools and non-authentic Feng Shui might be founded on the following ideas:
- Chinese cultural symbolism
- fashion · trendy apparel
- Interior Architecture
- Landscape / Gardening
Authentic Feng Shui versus New Age Feng Shui
New Age Feng Shui emphasizes the commercialization of Feng Shui as a trendy commodity. The tactics employed try to promote optimistic thinking in order to alter the psychological impact of some “lucky” products on their users.
For instance, adorning your home with Chinese symbols of good fortune is commonly referred to as Feng Shui. Interestingly, symbols of good fortune are a part of Chinese culture but not Feng Shui principles. They contribute minimally to the psychological function of encouraging happy thinking. But positive thinking is not the focus of Feng Shui. New Age Feng Shui focuses on the individual level without respect to time, Qi, or how it interacts with the occupants of the place.
Real Feng Shui focuses on how your living environment affects you, and it does effect you whether or not you are aware of it. In contrast, New Age Feng Shui requires a deep confidence in it.
Due of the difficulty and obscurity of classical Feng Shui in the past, many practitioners have abandoned the discipline in favor of the quick remedies given by New Age Feng Shui. Eventually, charlatans and quick-witted entrepreneurs who commercialized Feng Shui became the norm.
New Age Feng Shui also has its benefits. It brought Feng Shui awareness to the general public worldwide. As more and more people become aware of Feng Shui, some have seen through the guise and chosen to explore the truth.