Taoist Feng Shui: The Ancient Roots of the Chinese Art of Placement

Taoist Feng Shui: The Ancient Roots of the Chinese Art of Placement

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By (author) Susan Levitt

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  • Publisher: Destiny Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 148 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 221mm x 13mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 21 January 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Rochester, VT
  • ISBN 10: 0892817232
  • ISBN 13: 9780892817238
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 940,344

Product description

The first book to explain how feng shui developed from the Taoist systems of astrology, yin and yang, and the five elements. * Provides a background on Taoist philosophy to help readers better understand the principles of feng shui and how to use them properly. * Helps readers improve home, business, garden, property, neighborhoods, and much more. The Chinese art of feng shui has become extremely popular in the West, but too often advice on the subject consists of overly simplistic instructions for rearranging one's house without any explanation of the profound philosophical system behind these changes. The ancient Taoists developed feng shui from their understanding of the subtle interplay of energies that make up the universe, and no true mastery of feng shui is possible without a knowledge of Taoism. "Taoist Feng Shui" provides step-by-step guidelines for improving your home, business, garden, property, and neighborhood using this ancient system of knowledge. In Taoist Feng Shui, Susan Levitt traces the history of feng shui and shows how it is grounded in knowledge of yin and yang and the five Taoist elements of fire, earth, metal, water, and wood, as well as many other principles essential to Taoism. Once a background in Taoism is established, readers can better understand the philosophy behind concepts such as choosing the best colors for each room of the home, room-by-room furniture placement, yin and yang balance, correct lighting, outdoor landscaping, the function of hallways and entrances, and the proper use of mirrors, crystals, fountains, and other feng shui tools. With in-depth examples from the author's private feng shui practice, Taoist Feng Shui can help all readers transform their personal environments to create peace, harmony, health, wealth, and good fortune.

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Susan Levitt, author of "Taoist Astrology" and columnist for "Feng Shui Journal" and "Sage Woman" magazine, is a professional feng shui consultant, astrologer, and tarot reader in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Levitt has an extensive background in Chinese history, literature, and medicine.

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"Shares just enough Taoist history to make her book an interesting read, but not so much that the reader is confused about the connection between the history and its application to the art of placement. This text offers the reader opportunities to delve into personal attributes, behaviors, likes and dislikes."

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FENG SHUI / NEW AGE The ancient Taoists developed feng shui from their understanding of the subtle interplay of energies that make up the universe, and no true mastery of feng shui is possible without a knowledge of Taoism. Taoist Feng Shui provides step-by-step guidelines for improving your home, business, garden, property, and neighborhood using this ancient system of knowledge. Bringing the same combination of unusual insights and hands-on advice she brought to Taoist Astrology, Susan Levitt traces the history of feng shui and shows how it is grounded in knowledge of yin and yang and the five Taoist elements of fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. Most important, she shows that feng shui solutions must be customized to the individual, based on one's personal Chinese astrology sign. Once this firm background in Taoism is established, readers can clearly understand the philosophy behind such concepts as the best colors for each room of the home, room-by-room furniture placement, yin and yang balance, correct lighting, outdoor landscaping, the function of hallways and entrances, and the proper use of mirrors, crystals, fountains, and other feng shui tools. With in-depth examples from the author's private feng shui practice, Taoist Feng Shui can help all readers transform their personal environments to create peace, harmony, health, wealth, and good fortune. SUSAN LEVITT, author of Taoist Astrology and columnist for Feng Shui Journal and Sage Woman magazine, is a professional feng shui consultant, astrologer, and tarot reader in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Levitt has an extensive background in Chinese history, literature, and medicine.