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Feng Shui Glossary

In learning about Feng Shui myself, I thought I would share my findings. Please send additions and corrections.


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Bagua
An octagonal mirror that contains the eight trigrams. Used to reflect and circulate the chi, to prevent it from stagnating.
books
A selection of some of the books available:
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Chen

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Thunder on the Pakua. The Arousing.
Chi

Dragon's Breath, the life-giving forces of the universe.
Chien

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Heaven/Sky on the Pakua. The Creative.
Chinese Calendar System

180 year cycle consisting of the ten heavenly stems and the twelve Earthly branches. [http://3dglobe.com/resources/theories/fs-calendar.htm]
Compass School

An analytical school of Feng Shui based on time and orientation. Includes the Eight House Theory and the Flying Star Theory.
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A selection of some of the popular DVDs available:
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Eight Houses Theory

A school of Feng Shui that uses a static view of a home, office, or area, and examines the effects intangible forces have on the occupants.
The Eight Trigrams

The set of trigrams used to make up the Pakua. A symbolic representation of the family, time, and seasons.
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Feng Shui

An ancient Chinese practice of living harmoniously with the energy of the surrounding environment. (pronounced Fung Shway) Literally means wind and water.
Feng Shui Guild

A US-based organization whose purpose is to promote the use, practice, and teaching of feng shui.[http://www.fengshuiguild.com/]
Feng Shui Society

An unincorporated, non-profit UK-based organization formed to advance feng shui principles and concepts as a contribution to the creation of harmonious environments for individuals and society in general. [http://www.fengshuisociety.org.uk/]
Five Elements

The interactive building blocks to life: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
Flying Star Theory

A school of Feng Shui that examines the dynamic effect of time.
Fuk

One of the three deities said to be symbolic of life achievement. Fuk is symbolic of happiness.
Fuk Luk Sau

The Trinity of Health, Wealth, and Prosperity. Each deity/guardian bears a symbolic gift: Fuk, Luk, and Sau.
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I Ching

Book of Changes. An ancient Chinese system of divination.
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K'an

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Water on the Pakua. The Abysmal
Kan Yu

The study of a site with reference to the time factor
Ken

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Mountain on the Pakua. Keeping Still
K'un

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Earth on the Pakua. The Receptive
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Li

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Fire on the Pakua. The Clinging
Lou Pan / Lo Pan

A Chinese compass used to determine the flow of Chi for determining the orientation of buildings, rooms, and furnitures.
Lo Shu Grid

A 3 by 3 pattern, as found on the back of a giant tortoise shell.
Luk

One of the three deities said to be symbolic of life achievement. Luk is symbolic of wealth.
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Pakua

An octogon shaped amulet, consisting of eight sections, sometimes called The Eight Trigrams.
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Sau

One of the three deities said to be symbolic of life achievement. Sau is symbolic of longevity.
Shapes and Forms School

A school of Feng Shui that examines the environmental surroundings.
Sifu / Shifu

A Feng Shui Master who teaches the art.
Sun

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Wind on the Pakua. The Gentle
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Tai Ji

Yin & Yang
Tui

One of the eight trigrams. Symbolizes Lake on the Pakua. The Joyous
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Wang K'e

Founder of the Compass School of Feng Shei.
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Yang Yung Sung

Founder of the Shapes and Form School of Feng Shei.
Yin & Yang

Chinese cosmology concepts symbolizing the moon (Yin) and the sun (Yang).
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