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Ernest J. Eitel, a missionary who worked in China, learned firsthand about the oral tradition of Feng-Shui and its philosophical roots, which span a range of thought from... More > Taoism and Buddhism to ancient rural magic.
He learned firsthand about feng-shui and its philosophical roots, which originated when China's first ruler sought to incorporate the laws of nature and the influence of cosmic forces into daily life. In 1873, Eitel introduced Westerners to the principled but highly flexible code, whose range of thought spans from Taoism and Buddhism to ancient rural magic. The original and definitive guide to feng-shui, this book will prove valuable to professional architects and interior designers, amateur planners and decorators, and anyone seeking the best arrangement of living and working quarters to achieve optimal comfort for mind and body.< Less