Feng Shui careers
“Deal with things in their state of not-yet-being put them in order before they have got into confusion”
The secret of Feng Shui Tao Te Ching, Ch 64
The craft of Feng Shui being multi-faceted affords great scope career-wise. But it also subjects one to the rigours associated with the Martial Arts, and the timeline of a medic. Ultimately, it should have 10 stages of progress, each increasingly more difficult, yet bestowing wider responsibility and wisdom with each accomplished step, paralleling the progress of the sorcerer’s apprentice.
The Feng Shui training program: initially, some form of yoga, T’ai Chi and meditation to gain physical discipline, concentration, sensitization and insight. Next, a lifetime study of the I Ching, the quintessence of Chinese wisdom and Jin-Shu, the biographies of famous Feng Shui masters.
After which Kanya, the study of heaven and earth, the combined study of geography and astrology in relationship to man. Following which, mastering the Compass School -, the use of the Ba Gua diagram and the Lo P'an compass featuring the 'twenty-four directions' or 15 degree zones of the magnetic circle to help determine the Feng Shui of the situation, and the use of astrological charts and numerology to measure the auspiciousness of a dwelling.
Following this a study of the tenets of the Form school such as Dimai, the dynamics of mountain ridges, valleys, and rivers, and of the arteries of the earth – the 'Dragon Veins'. The examination of the Classics detailing the interrelationship between water, mountains, dwellings and agriculture such as the Water Dragon, which relates the optimum landscape-water interaction e.g. an ideal site, should nestle among watercourses, or the Shui Jing delineating the waterways of China, giving a wealth of information regarding harmony between buildings and landscapes.
A general course in human and colour psychology, then perhaps specialization in the use of the I Ching for divination, or Chinese alchemy.
Thus equipped one should be able to offer one’s services as follows.
Siting a home
Banishing sha qi - negative energy
Diverting water lines and neutralising other forms of geopathic energy
Dowsing and harmonising the dragon veins
Harmonising the home
Apply the Ba Gua diagram for orientation purposes
Interior décor and the optimum psychological colour combinations
Choosing the best fabrics, and materials
Advice on water devices, wind-chimes, crystals, aromatic oils and incenses
Avoiding angles, enhancing the circular
Placement of fish and plants etc.
Individual and synastric (relational) astrological analysis
Using western and Chinese astrology, its stems and branches, and numerology to delineate destiny and life paths.
Finding the best burial place
Using the I Ching and the Lo P'an compass for divination and advice.
One could pursue this occupation on a freelance basis, professionally or corporately. It would be advisable, at regular intervals, to take refresher courses, degree courses, or specialize in order to become a consultant, or councillor. Your level of remuneration would depend upon which one of the 3 employment tracks above you followed. Alternatively, if you were part of a Chinese medical consortia or astrological consultancy, your income would rise proportionally.
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