containing information about traditional Feng Shui
are ancient books written
in Literary Chinese (an ancient written Chinese in a very short
form, even many Chinese people would have difficulties in understanding
them). Many of these books have been explained in modern
English (such as Yi Jing),
but still, they are too difficult and abstract for beginners.
Most of the modern Feng Shui books are written in Chinese only.
The majority of them were written by the masters from different
streams, the authors used only the theories that they believed.
Other books were published by editors, most of them consolidated
different theories into the books with contradictions - a result of
poor editing. All the above makes self-studying Feng Shui very
Following a Feng Shui master may be a
good way to learn Feng Shui. Unfortunately, the master-apprentice
system has been destroyed by our fast moving industrial society.
People do not have the patience to learn
for more than a decade before practicing. Moreover, many masters
do not teach their students all they know,
they teach only their children their secret theories. That
is, they will keep some theories as their secrets and will only tell
their own children. This
further damaged the master-apprentice system.
Moreover, learning from a master limits knowledge to that particular stream. Unlike other
academic subjects, Feng Shui masters do not teach or advocate
theories that do not belong to their school. This further
limits the flow of Feng Shui knowledge.
In light of these problems, Bryan wrote this
practical guide to teach the public what Feng Shui is, to teach them
how to understand
its meanings and how to practice it in a basic and generic manner.
It is a concise solution guide to common Feng Shui challenges that
is easy understand, effective, interesting, practical and