Feng Shui Planning

This is a paper I wrote at university for a planning class in my landscape architecture program that discusses the use of Feng Shui as a planning method.

What is Feng Shui

Around 7000 years ago the people of China developed a philosophy that took the science of geology, astronomy, magnetism, and alchemy and combined them with the superstitions of astrology, shamanism, and fortune-telling. This method, a metabolic system that the people of China had with the earth was called Feng Shui; meaning wind and water. The philosophy of Feng Shui was based on Chinese Shamans finding the best suitable areas to construct homes, alter and burial sites. This philosophy supports the idea of modern ecology and conservation when finding a location to build.

The location of a suitable site would rely on a master of Feng Shui. Only a master…

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