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Did you ever wonder where and why we live the way we do With the goal of answering it the Chinese developed a tradition of techniques that combines commonsense fine aesthetics and mystical philosophy This tradition called Feng Shui is both an art and a science that aims to ensure that all things are harmonious with their surroundings The application of Feng Shui ranges from planning entire cities and empires to placing a guest at the dinner table from the orientation of high-rise office buildings to the interior decoration and furnishing of a house or a room Not only is this system used in China but also in other parts of Asia It is also known as geomancy In Korea it is called Pungsu and in Vietnam Dai Ly Japan Hong Kong Amsterdam London Lucerne and Paris are among the various cities in the world that in one form or another used Feng Shui to build their cities Today Feng Shui is widely used in the Western world as well as Asia Field 1998 In the Western world New York City for example Pun Yin served as a consultant to many businesses family restaurants and private residences Her expertise was used in numerous times to plan and develop the architectural base and interior decoration of residences and offices This can involve the right location of object inside rooms the selection of the right colors for a room and the appropriate location of entrances to houses or apartment buildings Walters 1988 The Feng Shui masters calculate the balance or unbalance of natural energies in a home or business Feng Shui deals with chi energy Since mass and energy are interchangeable chi can be in the form of matter energy or a combination of the two Therefore chi can be visible invisible or partially visible and partially invisible The ancient Chinese classified all things of nature into five types metal water wood
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