Feng Shui Group 1 Chan Sau Wai 50626742 Cheung Tsun Yu 50667681 Leung Man Yin 50684710 Tsang Yuen Cheung 50698737 Wong King Yat, Lawrence 50394059 Wong Sze Ki, Ellen 50685914 Wong Wai Shing 50670384
Outline of run down • Introduction of Feng Shui • Psychological reasons for the belief • Experiment • Fallacy • Abuse of creativity • Improvement
Definition • Water and Wind • Ancient Chinese practice of positioning objects and buildings in harmony with nature to ensure good fortune • Geomancy • Art and science • Linkage between environment andattitude, opportunities, and luckchange.
Aspects influenced • Mentors & Networking • Romance & marriage • Family & Ancestors • Career • Education & Knowledge • Prosperity & Wealth • Fame & Recognition • Children
5 Principles of Feng Shui • Chi energy • Yin and Yang • Five elements • Eight directions • Nine ki astrology
Follow the formulas of feng shui • Good luck and good fortune • such as career, health and wealth. • Better supply of food and less natural disaster from the environment.
Reason of believing in Feng Shui • Feng Shui offers the support of spirits. (Comfort and happiness) • Following of the trend of Feng Shui. • Confusing of similar theories. (Feng Shui, palmistry, astrology and augury) • Scientific theory about Feng Shui. (Selection of places to built houses and tombs)
Reason of believing in Feng Shui Psychological Explanation • Chinese heritage (Cultural norm) • Following what the past generation says • Witnessing the success of Fung Shui • Influenced by fung shui master- Mass publications
Reason of believing in Feng Shui • Not confident of themselves • Anxiety about the future • An escape from reality or personal problems
Experiment • 200 people (100 men and women) • Divided into 2 groups(50 men and women each group) • 25 years old • One group assigned to a place which is “good for health”, another one assigned to a bad one
Experiment • Do same exercises at the same time. • Rest and have meals at the same time. Duration: • One year • Compare their health condition e.g. times of having illness or accidence
The first fallacy • External environment affects human. • Feng Shui masters : a part of the environment • judge a room by the direction of its window>>>luck • Not including tiny things • TV set, sunny or rainy, sun rise and sun set
The first fallacy • Often change places of the ornaments and decorates. • This is a kind of change in environment
The second fallacy • When we cannot prove if an incident is right or wrong. • Take it objectively • But feng shui masters treat it as a correct and proved theory. • Incorrect
The second fallacy • All universally approved as correct theory are supported by other theories. • Proved by logical thinking and experiment. • However, feng shui theory is based on “Chi energy”. • Abstract and cannot be proved
The second fallacy • Estimate feng shui by their knowledge or experiment. • Limitations in human knowledge and experience. • So feng shui is again one-sided. • Not absolutely correct theory. .
Feng Shui: Abuse of creativity? The following three examples show feng shui is an abuse of creativity. • A bowl of goldfish in our office or home. • The location of our ancestors’ grave. • A curved highway near a building.
Modify in a more scientific way • Using field detector to prove the presence of “chi energy” • Electromagnetic effect
Enlarge the sample space • Do more experiments involving more people • Increase random samples • Increase population • Credibility increased
Reference • Feng shui before and after, Stephen Skinner • Practical Feng Shui, Simon Brown • The Feng Shui Handbook, Derek Walters • http://www.masterso.com • http://www.fonghoiyue.com.hk • http://www.maklingling.com
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