Feng Shui Compass - The Invention of
It is believed that the use of a
magnet was first discovered by the Chinese emperor Huangdi about
4,600 years ago. The earliest reference to magnetism is found in a
Chinese book dated to 4th century BC book and the earliest reference
to a magnetic device used as a compass is in another Chinese book
dated to AD 1040.
is one of the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China: Compass,
Gunpowder, Papermaking and Printing. Compass is mainly used for
navigations, that is, to show the directions. This is why the
compass is used in Feng Shui - to tell the exact direction of a
property hence calculate the details accordingly.
Loupan is the special compass used
in Feng Shui. It is a very accurate compass plus a turntable that
contains the necessary information for Feng Shui consultants,
including Bagua and other charts. In order to use a Loupan, one
must know how to read Chinese characters and understand their
If interested, you can have a
detailed explanation by consulting an authenticated Feng Shui
practitioner. Good Luck!