Master LAM, Kam-Chuen

 
 

The Chinese art of arranging one's life in accordance with the forces of the universe stretches back over at least 5,000 years and probably far longer.  It is a profoundly creative and intuitive art.  But it is also a science, with diagnostic equipment, mathematical formulae, and specialized terminology.

 

The art is rooted in an extraordinary sensitivity to nature.  This affinity with the natural world is reflected in the two Chinese ideograms that make up its name: Feng Shui.  The literal meaning is Wind and Water.  The pronunciation is: "Fung Shoy".

 

The art actually has a more ancient name which states that this is an art of observing, analyzing and understanding the ways of heaven and earth.

 

Wind and Water are the two of the most fundamental forms of life's energy.  Without air we die in seconds, without water we soon perish.  In Feng Shui, the ideograms Wind and Water also have a broader meaning because they symbolize manifestations of the movement of energy.  Once we begin to see our world in this way, we can look at our environments and their characteristics in a completely different way.

 

As contemplation and exploration of the natural universe evolved in China, Feng Shui practitioners made increasingly subtle discoveries of both a philosophical and practical nature.  They were able to identify the ways in which the natural energy among them behaved and how it affected them.  This information could then be used to establish favourable locations for human habitation and the auspicious confluence of forces for healthy and harmonious living.

 

Together with the art of time selection, both space and time are therefore covered.

Ancient Discipline, Eternal Principle