Have you ever noticed how if you move the furniture, even one piece, the room feels different? That's because everything has energy that interacts with everything around it. Put things in one place and your room feels comfortable and gives you peace. Put the same objects elsewhere, and everything seems jarring and wrong. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to know how to set up your environment to bring you successful, harmonious living? For thousands of years, this information has been studied and collected throughout Asia. The name of this science is feng shui, and you can make use of all those years of collected wisdom with Feng Shui for Beginners. Respected feng shui expert Richard Webster brings you all of the information you need to know in order to improve your life using this ancient, respected science. Even people like Donald Trump practice the art of feng shui. Shouldn't you? In this book you'll learn the secrets of feng shui in a simple and direct way so you can apply them to your life. You'll find the theories behind feng shui, including an understanding of the universal energy, ch'i. Then you'll learn about the two major traditions, the Form School and the Compass School. The Form School analyzes the shape and contours of the landscape. The location of your home or business, as well as the direction the building faces and the surrounding environment, either helps or hinders the flow of ch'i. Webster gives you the information you need in order to let the energy flow. For example, front doors should be wide, and open into a bright room. Inside doors should all be of a similar size. Dark-colored rooms create bad ch'i, as they symbolize a dark cloud overhead. Anything made of wood should have the grain in a vertical direction. The Compass School is based on an octagonal symbol surrounding the famous yin-yang. Each side is related to one of the eight trigrams from the I Ching and is related to certain energies. By putting a copy of this "compass" over the design of your home you can determine where the ch'i is positive or negative, free-flowing or blocked. The book gives you instructions on how to use this technique to evaluate your own home.
A soft-edged triangle of arrows, tip to end, forms an endless rotation. More than forty years old, the symbol for recycling is used and known the world over. Practitioners of magic know recycling is by no means a "new" idea. Throughout history many have lived by the mantra of "make it do, use it up, wear it out." Earth-based religions have... read this article