The Science of Sacred Landscape in Old China

with commentary by John Michell

Ernest J. Eitel

80 Pages, ISBN 978 0 9077 9118 8     
First published in 1873, seventh edition Synergetic Press 1993     

The vital currents, influenced by the heavenly bodies, which permeate the earth's surface and regulate its cycles of fertility, were recognized by the Chinese in early times. Feng-shui was the science by which they discovered the ways and meaning of the earth's spirit and regulated human life in accordance with it.
Modern concern about the threat to the earth's continued life and fertility has brought about a revival of interest in this traditional science which was based on principles of co-operation between men and nature.

Feng-shui "This well known word means wind-water, but its wider sense stands for the relations to the surrounding nature, the influence of the landscape on the beauty of the buildings and the happiness of the inhabitants."
Ernst Börschmann

Feng-shui "The art of living in harmony with the land, and deriving the greatest benefit, peace and prosperity from being in the right place at the right time is called feng-shui."
Stephen Skinner

Feng-shui "Every place has its special topographical features which modified the local influence of the various ch'i (energies) of nature."
Joseph Needham

Feng-shui "Feng-shui offers a principled but highly flexible code which can be referred to over all maters of architectural design, city planning and the use of the countryside."
John Michell

(The text above comes from the back of the book)     

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