The Origin of Feng Shui - Chinese
Feng Shui has
originated from China about four thousand years ago, based on one of
the oldest Chinese books Yi Jing (Book of Change). Both Yi Jing and
Feng Shui were written and developed in the Central of China, where
the Han ethnic group came from. Now, over 90% of the people in
China are Han.
The practice of Feng Shui began in
the Han dynasty around the 200 BC. Chinese believed that the heaven
and earth were united and had life and energy that affect people.
Every living thing on earth was connected and there was an energy
field ‘Qi’ that affected them. Such energy ‘Qi’ would be bad or
good, depending on the topography, climate and its physical
Chinese also believed that Qi would
be affected by the five elements – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and
Wood. Later on, they further developed Feng Shui by adding
astronomy and other theories (such as Flying Stars and Eight
Mansions) into it.
There are rumours about the origin
of Feng Shui, saying that it was started in Tibet, it went to India
and then went back to Central of China. This is totally untrue.
While Tibet and India have their own geomancy, Feng Shui is uniquely
developed by the Han in the Central of China.
Western people often mix up Feng
Shui with Vastu Shastra (Indian geomancy) as they are both eastern
geomancy. They are actually two different systems and based on
different philosophies and calculations.
If interested, you can have a
detailed explanation by consulting an authenticated Feng Shui
practitioner. Good Luck!