Barbara Litt

    Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and philosophy that was developed over 6000 years ago. There are two main schools of Feng Shui Form School and Compass School.  The Form School is the oldest, and it focuses on tomb architecture and orientation.  (The Ancient Chinese culture believed in life after death, and therefore felt it important to prepare well for the afterlife.)  The second school is the Compass School, and it is more centered on astrology and numerology.  Feng Shui is the study of the environment, people, places, astrology, and how each entity's "Qi", or energy, interacts with one another.  Feng Shui actually means "wind-water".  One's Qi can be "blown away" by wind and retained by water.  It also incorporates the nature of Yin and Yang, the 5 element Theory (water, wood, metal, earth, and fire), and the 8 trigrams of the Yijing.  This ancient Chinese philosophy is used a great deal in the Western world.  It is a philosophy that can be learned regardless of age or prior beliefs/philosophies; it is highly adaptable.   Feng Shui has also been known to help solve complex problems of our modern world and to provide more efficient and harmonious lives.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feng Shui (http://www.aafengshui.com/inform.html#is)
This site includes excerpts from the above-mentioned book.  It briefly covers all aspects of Feng Shui, including its origin, principles, and its different schools.

 An Expert's Insights Into the Art of Feng Shui (http://www.spiritweb.org/Spirit/feng-shui.html)
Jenny Liu is the daughter of Master Liu Chi-Jen, one of the leading authorities in Feng Shui.  She provides a brief explanation of the philiosophy behind Feng Shui, and illustrates its various applications in everyday life.  This site also provides links to various other Feng Shui web pages.

 Feng Shui: an Environmental Science (http://www.acuheal.net/FengShui.html)
This site describes how Feng Shui can be used to ameliorate one's environment/living space.  It discusses the advantage that Feng Shui has over other Eastern and Western philosophies: adaptability.  This explains why this philosophy is currently so widespread.

 Lessons From a Renowned Feng Shui Master (http://www.amfengshui.com/lsang.htm)
Provides immediate access to on-line lessons, instructed by a Master of 25 years.  This site also includes links to purchasable lessons and books on Feng Shui.  Lesson levels range from Introductory courses to Advanced Feng Shui instruction.

 Articles on the Divisions of Feng Shui (http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Fengshui/)
These 13 articles provide further insight into the origin of Feng Shui, as well as its relationship to Qi.  Additional information is also provided about the various divisions within the philosophy (Black Sect, San He, and Xuan Kong).

 Case Studies and Applications of Feng Shui  (http://www.xdimension.com/fengshui/)
This site illustrates specific examples of why Feng Shui is useful today and how it helps better our world and surroundings.  Three different case studies are also included to emphasize its success.

 The Black Sect (ttp://www.fengshuidesigns.com/articles/blacksect.htm)
This site elaborates upon the less traditional form of Feng Shui, which originated in Tibet.  The site describes the Black Sect's ties with Buddhism, and explains how it is centered on 2 different levels: sying and yi.

 3-Star Feng Shui (http://www.3-star-feng-shui.com/index.htm)
The most advanced form of Feng Shui is the 3-Star.  This site describes what each star represents (mountain, water, and visitation), as well as their significance.

 Feng Shui Gazette (http://www.allfengshui.com/menu.html)
This is a link to an interesting magazine which is all about Feng Shui.  It incorporates the Feng Shui philosophy and art into everyday life.  It is exactly like People magazine, but through the eyes of a Feng Shui philosopher.

 Feng Shui News (http://fengshuinews.com/)
This is an online newspaper which discusses normal daily issues, but also illustrates Feng Shui's affects and impacts on such issues.  These issues range anywhere from police force morale to Los Angeles real estate.