"With this blessing, the readers of The Feng Shui Anthology
will receive increased wealth, wisdom, and prosperity, while evil and
sickness will be expelled."
The Feng Shui Anthology is a collection of great writing by Feng Shui experts from around the world. Combining the ideology behind spirituality, aesthetics, fine arts, and religion, and using various aspects, perspectives, and themes, this book explains in everyday language the result of profound research.
It lets us know that if we understand and apply Feng Shui, our powers of creativity, analysis, judgment, and cognition will naturally be enhanced. This understanding will reinforce our mental and physical health, as well as elevate wealth.
Lin Yun, the Grandmaster of Black Sect Feng Shui and Tantric Buddhism Fourth Stage writes the following Chinese proverb in cinnabar while holding the blessing mudra.
During the years that the Feng Shui Anthology has been published, I have had hundreds of people tell me what a great book that it is. But one moment sticks out above all others and it was not what was said....
One day I was teaching at a women's conference and a lady (who I had never met) ran up to me to autograph her Anthology. I never saw a book look so bad. The pages were yellow, the cover was torn, and so many pages were folded back marking favorite pages. While studying a good book I also mark up my books, fill them with notes and dog-ear pages, but hers was a mess! I couldn't help but ask, why it looked so terrible. Happily she replied, "It is my bible. It goes on the treadmill, goes to my children's after-school activities, and even soaks with me in the tub. It was one of proudest moments!
I wish I had a camera!
Yes, it IS the Feng Shui book by which all others are measured...
Preface - Jami Lin I always love reading the preface of a book. They usually share the motivations and passion why an author decides o sink their heart and soul into a book. While I spent months working with the authors during the editorial process, my motivations were different than with my other books. In addition to wanting to get into the heads of al these experts, I wanted to help share their knowledge with the world. Enjoy my thoughts and heart...
Foreword - Grand Master Lin Yun Master Lin Yun says, " It is clear that Jami Lin, who excels in morals as well as academics, has gone through great difficulties in compiling this book, and we can now witness the splendid result of her accomplishment.
I am so honored. While he shares a lot more about The Feng Shui Anthology, I love this quote the best.. "Feng Shui Anthology is a Feng Shui masterpiece. Nothing is left out!"
Introduction - Sarah Rossbach Sarah and Grand Master Lin Yun were the catalysts that introduced Feng Shui to the west. At the "final hour," I was so pleased she offered to share her profound introduction.
Feng Shui Basics
Earth Design: The Roots of Our Nature - Jami Lin I have always been fascinated by the universal commonality. At its deepest core, the concerns of human kind are rooted in universal concepts. From the way we tell our stories to describe the workings of mother nature (mythology), to the parables in religious texts that define morality and law, and Feng Shui, they are all rooted in basic human needs and desires. I share the universal nature through time and culture as connected through man's physical environment, mental process, and spiritual quest. I love this stuff!
The Bagua - Ho Lynn Ho Lynn is a lovely woman, full of spirit and dedication. In her comprehensive article, she shares the traditional explanations of The I-Ching and evolution of Chinese cosmology and how it relates to Feng Shui. Being Grand Mater Lin Yun's most senior student, she "gets in his head," and explains why and how he uses the Bagua with the 3-gate or front door method. She includes how to superimpose and read the Bagua on your home, face, bed, body, and much more.
The Power of Chi - Angel Thompson I loved when I had quality time with Angel during a conference in Bogota. Besides being so fun to play with, her knowledge on so many metaphysical subjects and earth sciences are extensive. Having written her own Feng Shui book, Angel describes energy or chi as the universal force that influences everything in nature. She also shares the factors that affect the flow of chi, whether or not you have too much, too little, and how to help bring it into your home.
Drawing on Chi - Seann Xenja Seann is a great guy, easy and laid back. I also loved spending time with him in Bogota - I am so impressed with his Spanish too. Seann's article is so excellent that I have even used his simple but very revealing pictures of energy to explain to students how chi influences space. Take the drawings one step further and you can visualize chi flow in your home.
Using the Components of Feng Shui Cures - David Daniel Kennedy This is a gem, that I don't think that David shares in any of his other books. This article describes the attributes and the deeper meanings of the accessories that you choose for Feng Shui enhancements. He details the color, size, number, shape, value, symbolism, placement location of items, and much more. And if that's not enough, he shares performance components such as special timing, intention, special rituals, and transcendental integration. He even provides a method of working with dreams as a method of personal transformation.
The Five Phases of Energy - Mark Johnson Mark is a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. One of his claims to fame (and something he rarely talks about), is that he helped Master Ni (a Taoist master said to have a lineage of 70 generations) with his I-Ching translation. (This is the I-Ching version that I most often use). Mark describes the Five Elements and provides a very revealing questionnaire to help you discover the strengthens and weaknesses of your personality elements which influence your mind, body, and spiritual health.
The Seven Portents - Derek Walters Granddad Derek...he is my first classic Feng Shui teacher and a scholar on Chinese philosophy, astrology, and Feng Shui. He was the first teacher who explained the energy of Personal Best Directions. One of the things I love about the way Derek teaches this, and it isn't the easy way, but if you "read in-between the lines," it will deepen your understanding of the Five Elements (which is vital in all Feng Shui aspects).
Riding the Wind and Harnessing the Water - Angi Ma Wong Angi, another prolific writer writes about the five attributes that influence destiny. She continues with combining the energies of color, numbers, and the directional energies of the Bagua to increase wealth and enhance relationships.
Classical Feng Shui - Kathy Zimmerman Kathy's article contains the most classical Feng Shui in the entire book. She provides an excellent over view of the twenty-year cycle, birth elements (for personal sleeping and most active directions), and annual energies. Good article.
The Mystical Meaning of Feng Shui - Juan M. Alvarez Juan is a master metaphysician. When he starts talking, your head will be filled with the wonder of universal synchronicity. In this article, he gives a glimpse into his knowledge of color (rainbows, Five Elements & Six True Words), The Elements (with both eastern and western application), Directional Bagua Associations, and a bit of Kabalistic thought. Juan's article most certainly provides food for thought!
Feng Shui and Healing Architecture - A.T. Mann Tad Mann is a prolific writer on metaphysical studies. My favorite book of his is called Sacred Architecture. In his article, he shares the relationship of Mother Earth as a sacred entity and the relationship to Chinese medicine and to humankind. He provides the design and Feng Shui one an ideal project. He is brilliant, I would love to meet him personally one day.
Contemporary Architectural Design - Hank Reisen Hank is a Feng Shui architect (the planet needs more Hanks!). In his article, he shares exactly how to apply Feng Shui concepts into smaller spaces: our homes. He teaches us how Form Feng Shui, proportion and dimension, and the balance of materials used are vital in the design of our environments.
Outdoor Feng Shui - Terah Kathryn Collins Terah is a lovely and kind woman as well as a well-recognized Feng Shui author. She describes Feng Shui basics specifically for use in exterior architecture (shapes and energy flow), how to use the Five Elements in the garden, and how to balance existing structures with easy-to-design landscape ideas.
Landscape Design According to Feng Shui - Shelley Sparks Where Terah leaves off, Shelly begins....She starts with wonderful design ideas to "create a more natural setting by imitating nature." Shelly suggests ways to design with the senses which includes sight, smell, sound and touch. Upon reading Shelly's article, you can almost visualize your peaceful green space.
Turn Signals for the Unconscious - Richard L. Phillips I like Rick's article as it creatively describes how our environment effects our mind. As a talented architect, he also provides enhancing ways to use materials to expand space, define entrances and doorways, how to place furniture, and use lighting as enhancing "turn signals."
Feng Shui and Real Estate Values - Shera Gabriel I would not consider buying or selling a house without Feng Shui. Shera briefly describes how to select our home with intrinsic property value in addition to the location-location-location adage. She includes how to increase property value in prep for sale to maximize price.
Utilize All Your Resources - Jami Lin When considering your Feng Shui Interior Design, I share how to incorporate all levels of Feng Shui (your Best Directions, Flying Stars, and Life Aspirations) and intuition, common sense, function, and beauty. I explain how wealth isn't limited and includes wealth of sprit, wealth of business, and wealth of relationships. I teach you how to "stay present" in your life and to reevaluate the mind, body, and spiritual aspects of your life.
The Entry: New Beginnings - Kathy Mann
Kathy's article talks about one of the most important aspects of Feng Shui: the approach to your home and the front door. She describes the do's and don'ts as well as explains the psychological aspects of creating a special transition between your exterior and internal world.
The Room of First Impression - Bob Longacre
Where Kathy stops, Bob starts! Starting with the initial impression, he describes the perfect entry vestibule with how energy moves throughout your home, the relationship between doors and windows, stair location, and lighting. Bob continues with the ramifications and benefits of room adjacencies to the entry such as the living room, bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. Following Bob's helpful list of do's and don'ts will most certainly help you create the right impressions when entering your home.
Inspiring Arrangements - Toni A. Lefler Toni is an interior designer that helps you incorporate good design in our Feng Shui. She inspires you to get started and to evaluate all the furniture and accessories that you love and how to use them properly. She provides before and after layout ideas as well as how to incorporate good Feng Shui with tips on proper placement of furniture, mirrors, accessories, and plants.
Art and Modern Design Solutions - Pamela Laurence
If you have questions on how to decorate to enhance your Life-Aspirations and the Bagua (wealth, relationships, career, etc.), Pamela has all the creative ideas. For each of the eight areas of your home and each of the Five Elements, she provides you a comprehensive idea list for each one!
Big Results for Small Spaces - Linda M. Johnson
This is the article for anyone who says that they can't make Feng Shui modifications because they do not own the property or their space is too small. Linda puts that fallacy to rest so that everyone can make simple, decorative adjustments to improve the quality of their life. Even if you live in a dorm room, she provides different and creative ways to consider the energies of the Bagua, provides solutions for positive change and shares step-by-step ideas for success. Linda says "Little ideas, big results," isn't it time to reap the benefits?
Family and Space Relationships - Pamela Tollefson Pamela is one of The Anthology's western astrologers and in her article, she interestingly provides "Feng Shui tips" based upon the personality of each zodiac sign. With this idea, she shares real-live case studies along with her recommendations and her success stories that we can all learn from.
Chinese Wisdom for the Modern Workplace - Kirsten M. Lagatree If you understand Feng Shui concepts, you can easily apply them to any environment (office, home, or garden). And Kirsten, a writer on many subjects provides guidance on how to get your office to work for you. She shares ideas on how to increase wealth, augment fame, and how to enhance a flagging career. Kirsten then provides tips on desk placement, lighting and much more to enhance your business.
The Way of Beauty through Feng Shui - Katrine T. Karley Katrine's article helps you find the beauty within yourself by enhancing the beauty in your surroundings. She suggests practical ways to incorporate the beauty of nature in your environment. I love how Katrine says not to get rid of old furniture, art, and accessories but to find the hidden beauty in them by giving them a "face lift" as she suggests using them in a refreshed and creative way.
Energy Systems and Feng Shui - Maggie Leyes Maggie introduces the energy systems through the traditional concepts of all Chinese medicine (including Feng Shui): Heaven, Earth and Man. Through "Man" and the energies within all of our bodies, she describes the energy meridians and using acupressure as an easy method for balancing your life. She provides seven of the most effective acupressure points for you to increase energy, help you to relax, expand consciousness, and many more.
Using Feng Shui to Create Health - Andrew and Sally Fretwell This great article helps you to diagnose what may be ailing you. With the Five Elements, Sally and Andy share the difference between balanced and stressed energies and what physical conditions may be activated. They review each of the stresses attributes of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal and provide Feng Shui recommendations as well as what foods and physical activities will help improve your health.
The Energetic Basis of Good Health - Jeanne D'Brant
Jeanne continues where the Fretwell's stop. She discusses the energy flow in your body, how electromagnetic fields are a toxic influence, and provides excellent tips to regain balance and health. As she describes each of the Five Elements, recommendations are provided to improve your health. she
Five Elements for Better Health - Lillian Lesefko Garnier Lillian shares the final article on Feng Shui with the Five Elements. Because the Five Elements are the root of all Chinese medicine and Feng Shui, it is always beneficial to look at them from different perspectives and with a different knowledge base. Lillian's element chart on energy, body part, body types, facial traits, emotions & needs, shape, colors, and values is an informative winner!
Color and the Chakra System - Nancy SantoPietro Nancy explains the relationships of color and the energy centers in your body. One at a time, she details all seven Chakras and addresses possible related physical weaknesses. In conclusion, she shares how all the Chakra colors can enhance or harm your Feng Shui. Nancy further provides insight on how to assess your color quotient, to evaluate how your environment feels, how to integrate nature in your environment and much more!
Feng Shui: A Life Healing Tool - Hope Karen Gerecht Hope's article shares an actual Feng Shui consultation with step by step ideas to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of her client. It is a great way to learn through this wonderful success story that describes how furniture and accessories were used to the maximum advantage.
A Scentual Reminder of Feng Shui Remedies - Dennis Fairchild I love this man. I also love how he writes. Through humor and easy-reading style, Denny jams you with how using essential oils as a wonderful Feng Shui cure. He discusses over 17 essential oils, the benefits of using each and the many different ways to use them. This article is a great primmer in incorporating aromatherapy in your Feng Shui.
Energy Fields, Feng Shui, and Fragrances - Elaine Paris Some energy fields are toxic and are harmful to your mind, body, and spiritual health. Elaine shares information on what energies are toxic, how to detect them, and how to avoid them. Because sometimes you cannot help but be in the negative influence, she provides scientific information on how to neutralize toxicities using aromatherapy. Learn how to choose essential oils that are anti-microbial and anti-bacterial and how to use them for reduced energetic and energetic stress.
Feng Shui and Children - Susan H. Ruzicka Having happy and well-adjusted children is the solution for a harmonized home. Sue explains how children are just as sensitive to their environment and possibly even more so. She shares an actual consultation and what she did to create a quieter home for everyone. Sue shares bedroom placement tips, how to locate furniture, the effects of clutter, the influence of electromagnetic fields and reducing them by using essential oils, and even the how the front door effects children.
Spiritual Feng Shui - Crystal Chu Crystal is GrandMaster Lin Yun's most senior student and as long as I can remember does most of the translation when he teaches. Interestingly, they often have fun moments between them when she anticipates what he is going to say and she "translates" even before he talks. Bottom line: she really knows his teachings. Crystal identifies all the visible and invisible elements of Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui. She explains the spiritual energy of the land, transcendental cures, and the Dharma wheel. She then shares many of Lin Yun's most sacred ceremonies. Tracing the Nine-Star Path (the basis of Flying Star Feng Shui-Secrets 8 & 9 in my Home Study Program), Eight Door Wheel Blessing, Site Purification Blessing, and the Heart Sutra Meditation.
The Magic of Ritual and Feng Shui - Helen and James Jay I loved traveling with Helen and James in China. They are experts in Feng Shui ritual and they share so much in their article. They discuss the components of ritual including sound, offerings, intention and visualization, the three-secrets reinforcement, and timing. The Jay's share several Feng Shui ceremonious that includes the bamboo flute ritual, the burning ritual and Joss papers, and even provide clues on how to create your own ritual.
Self, Society, and Good Feng Shui - Melanie J. Lewandowski
Melanie has the sweetest, most kind energy --she most definitely walks-the-talk. In this article, she shares herself (as she always does) from the inside out. She talks about how we as individuals are the structure of society. Using my words, she explains, "it all starts with me," which comes from personal self-awareness. For deeper understanding, Melanie provides two lovely meditations
To help you grow your self awareness for positive benefits and,
To help you define your space and improve your inner Feng Shui.
Feng Shui in the Age of Aquarius - Cynthia Murray Cynthia's article covers energy differently than anyone else does in The Anthology. She discusses some very interesting astrological references that help you look at the world in a different way. Through your thoughts that create anything you desire, she provides you with the confidence that "all is available" to you. In addition to theory, Cynthia provides practical ideas through actual consultations. As a bonus, she provides quick daily tips to improve the quality of your life.
The Bones of Your Home - Carol Bridges Carol includes "Native American" insight in her Feng Shui (similar to the way I do in my first chapters in Feng Shui Today). She shares how Mother Earth is the source of all Feng Shui and that all her energies should be revered and respected. Carol shares very important ideas on cleaning the energies in your home, teaches you how to "honor your ancestors," and provides bedroom tips to help you actualize your dreams.
Finding Place of Mind at Home - Johndennis Kaiten Govert Master Govert is a Buddhist monk and metaphysical scholar. After sharing a brief history, Johndennis encourages everyone to attain their goals through very clear guidance and instruction in: clarifying your aims, emptying yourself and your space, energizing yourself and your space, cultivating daily living as an art form, cultivating the depths of your intuition, and much more.
Coming Full Circle - Mary Buckley I am not going to tell you much about this article other than Mary shares intimacies about her relationship with her father who taught her how to live through his death. I cry every time I read it...it is absolutely beautiful.
Starting Over - William Spear William is a wonderful man who has donated hundreds, maybe thousands of hours in relief efforts all around the world. In his article, you can feel his heart as he shares the I-Ching with you as a way of expanding your consciousness. One step at a time, he guides you to come back to the place of origin: the love and peace within yourself.
The Divine Plan - Jami Lin I end The Anthology with the same title as the last chapter in Feng Shui Today. In this offering I share some unexpected magic that I experienced while putting The Anthology together. It is always a privilege to share what I am learning with you.
Glossary(enjoy here) The glossary is very complete that defines over 30 of Feng Shui's most important concepts.
Index You want to find something fast, just go to the index which has all the pages numbers of related subjects.