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Feng Shui is a 3500 year old science, based upon experience and observation, that has its roots in the far- east. 'Feng' and 'Shui' are chinese for wind and water, indicating two central influences in our surroundings/ environment

The configuration of our environment in harmony with the five elements (fire, metal, earth, water and wood) and with our personal needs/wants is one of the basic goals of Feng Shui.

Under other names, it has been practiced all over the world since ancient times. The Celts, Greeks and Romans, the Egyptians and Indians (Vastu) concerned themselves with similar principles in vital and harmonious building techniques

It is understood that everything is interconnected

This ancient knowledge of harmonious principles and connections has receded into the background of our fast-paced times and has mostly disappeared from our conscience

The extraordinary success of the 'dragon' states Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia has led the western industrialised countries to the question:

'How have 50 million Chinese emigrants become so successful?'
'What has led to the success of 50 mil chinese emigrants?'

In answer to this question, one is often referred to the fact that Feng Shui is an integral part of chinese cultural practice and reinforces health and wealth. Feng Shui was restricted to the Emperor's court in ancient China.

Between 1950-1980 the Communist party forbade the common practice of Feng Shui, although, surprisingly enough( or perhaps not!), many of the summer residences for party functionaries were built according to Feng Shui!

'Will my space look like a Chinese restaurant after a Feng Shui consultation?'

'No, no, no!'

'What does it have to do with dragons, wind chimes, aquariums and fountains?'

the feng-shui compass (Lo-Pan)

Despite historical recognition and the many complex methods of calculating the optimal flow of the life energy Qi (also known as Chi or Prana) Feng Shui is also a very powerful symbolic language.

Symbols, when properly used, have a deep and effective meaning. It is one of our many tasks to find, with you, the symbols that are most effective for you. These can then be specifically utilised to improve your living and working atmosphere.

In classical Feng Shui, the turtle symbol stands for a strong, solid posture, to have something behind one. When you don't identify with this symbol, and your supports or those of your building need to be strengthened, then we can together find a symbol that, for you, expresses these qualities. For some, it may be a tree (evergreen), a statue a specific picture, a figure, or a special plant.

Important is that you identify with the symbol and not how the chinese tradition defines it.

Feng Shui is, among other things, a key factor to longevity. It is thus important to recognise the connection between Feng Shui and health The possible connection between recurring health problems and incorrect Feng Shui shouldn't make one uneasy!

On the contrary: as soon as a situation is clear, it is possible to deal with it!