Book Reviews of Feng Shui

Feng Shui
Feng Shui
Author: Sarah Rossbach
ISBN-13: 9780525485186
ISBN-10: 052548518X
Publication Date: 9/19/1983

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Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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Book Description
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice based on principles from design, ecology, architecture, mysticism, and common sense. In this masterful work, Sarah Rossbach interprets the teachings of feng shui master Lin Yun for contemporary Westerners, offering the classic essentials on achieving harmony with one's environment. They apply not only to the layout of a building, but also to the arrangement of furniture within a room and to the best design of offices and public spaces--in short, to any arrangement of man's environment. Learn the philosophy of this centuries-old art to help you achieve financial prosperity, good health, and happiness in today's complicated world.

Excellent introduction, November 11, 2002
Reviewer: Timothy Walden (Ashford, CT United States)

Feng Shui as actually practiced by experts in China based on ancient traditions. This book does not cater to western prejudices by leaving things out or by making up theories to turn it into a parody of modern science. The author learned about Feng Shui when she lived in Hong Kong and would accompany a master on his rounds, who had started classes in Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese teachings when he was six. She covers tradition and history as well as the practice and teachings she experienced.

Reviewer: Sydne Porter (Washington State)

I guess it depends on why you read this book, but if you want to know what to do in your home, don't waste your money on this one. She does a good job of telling the history of Feng Shui and lots of little anecdotes about the successful uses of it, but no good practical ways to use it for your own benefit. It didn't do a thing for me.