There is much
being made of this Ancient Art in the current day world
From Celebrities to builders, consulting Feng Shui Masters in ordering
or building a home has become commonplace
This Art was once
the providence of Emperors
and Shoguns, now it is an art available to all who ask for information.
In a few words, Feng Shui
is the flow of Chi, or Energy
that flows in and around a person, place or thing
Ok, then what the heck am I bringing this up for, in relation to the Craft ?
the flow of Energy
be it in the self,
or the circle
Anything that makes the
for the self, the home
and your life
is something to know, at least IMHO... :)
When most people set up
an altar space
they do not consider
Feng Shui as a thought
But it is what they instinctively do, they do what "feels" right, with regard to placement,
often flying in the face of "tradition" to do so
In fact what you are doing,
is setting up a small
version of a semi conductor,
like a primitive mother board. ( pardon the pun.. :) making energy flow
in and around the space, dependent on what's used
This is Feng Shui
Likewise when one sets
up circle and
all the directions have representations in them, you have
candles, wind chimes, flowers etc.,
Symbology and power flow as one, this is Feng Shui
energy has the ability to affect you
and how things happen in your life,
to your health or practice of your faith.
Chi is like the wind constantly
flowing all around us.
We cannot see it, but we know it exists
Chi is also like water that can be diverted to where it is needed .
And like water it also cycles endlessly, like a fountain
A fountain, that if interrupted
will affect everything else that depends on it.
in this case, means you
is just good fashion sense.
Now take that a few steps further and you have the basic tenants of Feng Shui
with regards to the arrangement and placement of ones house and belongings.
So it's not really an
odd thing at all,
just basic common sense
about flow patterns
with a few new twists tossed in.
Which I am sure will make
a few people scream
to hear me put it that way :)
There is a LOT more to
it than that ,
but for basic understanding, this is enough
See links at page bottom
for more sites and information
for those interested
good vibes that surround us
all the difference in the world ,
literally, in how life goes, both in circle and out.
you read any Book of Shadows or Grimore,
you will find that X items are called for
in the recipe, as it were, to do certain things.
of candles for candle magick,
right incense to burn,
the placement of the altar set, what window to put it in etc.
All laid out in detail
Now can you do the spell without all that..?
ya can, but it makes it easier to do and works better with the right tools,
Feng Shui is one of the reasons why.
those elements combine to make the Chi flow correctly
and make the energy flow be strong and positive.
all the altar goods are also related to the Gods/Goddess
to whom we are petitioning, but it's not just history that has decided what to use.
Flow of Chi, the energy that vibrates
for a given work is what makes certain things preferable
to have in their "proper" placement.
As all things have Chi and that Chi effects you..
smell of a given incense,
subtle changes in the energy flow,
the colors of the candles add there own vibrations,
the sounds of the music playing effects the flow, the placement of the tools you are using
and what are they made of, effect the flow of energy around you.
you are "grounded and centered"
Then your Chakras are into the flow of this energy pattern.
Any good rite or spell
is like releasing
a flow of water to a
And as any kid of five knows, if you just turn on the hose
and lay it down ,the water just spreads out
and doesn't do a whole lot that's useful
Where-as you pick up the
hose and point it,
you can do something with it
is tapping into Feng Shui, the Chi,
energy flow that is part of all things
and directing it to a given purpose.
As with the Chakras, having
in balance and harmony with this flow is critical..
Add the concept of having
the energy that's there
to be tapped,
directed to where you want it in an unrestricted supply
and you have the basics for any power rite
It is also for the home, work space etc.
fat lot of good it does to have your ritual space
set up with perfect Feng Shui,
If the house you live in is a Chi wasteland ! :)
That attacks you with every turn rather than empower you.
you ever been to someone's house or work,
that you couldn't wait to get away from ?
That made you tired every time you spent time there..?
And it had nothing to do with the company ?
was most likely due to the Feng Shui of the place.
The flow did not caress and empower, it attacked and harassed you
But understand this much
and you will improve your life,
your health and your practice of the Craft.
Work with the flow of energy
it to come to you and surround you and you
will see an increase in good things, all the way around,
as you are in harmony with the music of life.
May your home and your life be blessed
And have strong positive Feng Shui !
The dragons not a link to anything
he's just here for the pages Good Feng Shui.. and I like him... :)
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which is no more but I give them their due anyway
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