For centuries, Feng Shui masters and their few handpicked “in house” apprentices tightly guarded ancient Classical Feng Shui theories and formulas. Its secrets were poetically disguised in early Chinese manuscripts referred to as the Classics.
Classical Feng Shui is one of the oldest known unions of art and science. Archeologists found gravesites using Feng Shui concepts and symbols as far back as 4000 BCE. The oldest documentation containing philosophy and symbolism that formulate Feng Shui’s foundation is the I-Ching. The fundamental framework for both the I-Ching and Feng Shui is the Eight Trigram Bagua developed by Emperor Fu Hsi around 2800 BCE.
Historically, as an extremely protected, sacred knowledge, Classical Feng Shui was only for the noble and affluent. As Feng Shui evolved through the centuries, it experienced the natural course of cyclical ups and downs. When Hong Kong ceded to Britain in 1841, Feng Shui was integrated into its economy creating a financial powerhouse. Currently, Hong Kong is known as a Feng Shui capital of the world.
In China’s recent history, the practice of Feng Shui was banished under communist rule in 1949, exiling Feng Shui masters to surrounding countries. Within the past few decades, Feng Shui is slowly re-emerging in China and expanding rapidly into western countries. Contemporary western interpretation brought many tangent Feng Shui deviations that offer only a glimpse, or even misinterprets the true essence of Classical Feng Shui.
Due to the traditionally guarded nature of Feng Shui, there are few schools offering classes in authentic Classical Feng Shui.
Throughout the ages, Classical Feng Shui has offered a wealth of benefits to those fortunate enough to experience its treasures. Cynthia Lee Chan offers a modern-day application of Classical Feng Shui’s ancient principles and concepts. Contact her to schedule a free consultation.