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Feng Shui


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I'm new to all this, but wondered how Feng Shui 'fiitted in' with Paganism. It's something I've used - and seems to work - but would this be a 'Pagan' tradition or have I missed the point?

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It's pagan in the "non christian" sense of the word. I suppose ultimately it depends on if your path gives credence to elements being bound to compass points. Wicca does to a certain extent.

 

Speaking personally that doesn't fit with my take on the universe but I'm sure ti rings true for some here.

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If my memory doesn't fail me completely, I believe there are two types of Feng Shui, of which the more wellknown one is a popularised (and dare I say, commercialised) version of the original Feng Shui. It's been a while since I read up on this, but as I remember, traditionally Feng Shui had far more to do with looking at the land, and how the energies flowed through it, and using that to your advantage. Rather than the other way around, where you adjust your surroundings in order to move energies around as you like. So the more traditional Feng Shui I would definitely consider to be pagan. The modern version.........I'll leave that to everybody to make up their minds for themselves about it.

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Is feng shui the whole you cant put that couch there because it interfers with the ying and yang whatsit. you can tell i was paying attention cant you lol.

I think personally we all do a little feng shui without us knowing we are doing it. :o_beer:

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Hmmm, dubious. Like Artywitch says, surely we all do this naturally. we put a sofa somwhere, go "ew, no, I don't like it here" and whack it somwhere else. This could be simply for aesthetic reasons, or it could be something to do with energies. There could even be no difference between the two. I certainly wouldn't buy a book or pay someone to tell me where my furnishings are most comfortable.

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The one time I bothered to even look at this it told me to put something to do with sound and metal in the north east (IIRC) for luck in wealth. I did the nearest i could - a singing bowl in the north - and shortly afterwards got promoted. And no, that doesn't mean I'm hooked on it! :D

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