Friday, September 30, 2011

SanYuan Food Chain

Oh my God! 

Flying Star is at the bottom of the “food chain”!  Joke aside; let us contemplate a little…

During the Big Sister era, 8 Mansions was the known basic of the basic FengShui taught in kindergarten. In those days, it was the easiest  method. So simple that practitioners graduated to advice couples of different Gua to sleep separately. 8 Mansions were actually at the bottom of the “food chain”.

Not satisfied, they opted to primary level – Flying Star. Those days, Hoo-Ha of period 8 was as staggering as the Y2K. Some Chinese literati grandmasters started off very much earlier in the 70’s HongKong where huge classes were organized.

Period 8 passed by and NOTHING happened. So, FlyingStar must have been a flaw! They enrolled into LiuFa. Tan’s School is not the one and only. Read our FengShui history. LiuFa is still out of bound reserved to the elitist Daoist cult.

Then, some opted to do “A” level instead. Entry into University of FengShui takes up 2 routes, Pre-U Matriculation  - XKDG and “A” level - SanYuan LongMen BaJu LMBDJ. Surprising, it had never crossed their mind is that - XKDG is actually kindergarten stuff - the so called 8 Mansions!


SanYuan is NOT XuanKong. XuanKong is only a very small subset, thus it is the most confused system among the arts of SanYuan. Cloaked in secrecy, a complete system must contain prediction, application and activation. Strangely, XuanKong that we knew of today, is almost a standalone system with different and conflicting fundamentals.

SanYuan is the continuation of SanHe. The most valuable part of SanYuan is in its application of water method.
On and off there will be mysterious standalone method in the market. While XieZi is almost forgotten, another emerged in the light of the revival of LianShan GuiChang Gua 连山归藏卦. Can we call it by another name such as SanYuan DaGua?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

FengShui Basic - YinYang of The SanYuan 24 Mountains

… After all the heavy weights, let us come back to FengShui 101.

There are a few good books in English explaining about LuoPan, including the Compendium. However, it never dwell deep into the origin of YinYang of the 24 mountain plate of the so called, SanYuan LuoPan. It only prescribed that 24 mountain is further categorized into Heaven, Man and Earth subsector or Yuan Dragon in the manner of Yin-Yang-Yang or Yang-Yin-Yin configurations. Thereafter… nothing mentioned.

To the ONE RING masters, especially from the Flying Star School, these Yin-Yang-Yang or Yang-Yang-Yin configurations are how the 9 stars “fly” forward or backward in the LoShu chart. Beyond that… nothing mentioned.

So, before one worries about 明师盘线, loosely translated as Great Master’s LuoPan Line, emmm… what say if one try to find out, why do of the so called, SanYuan LuoPan has the YinYang configuration such as this?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FengShui Basic - XuanKong Classics

The celebrated poem of XuanKong comes in 4 components as the following: -

1. Purple White Script (紫白诀)
2. Ode to Mysticism (玄机赋)
3. Ode to Flying Stars (飞星赋)
4. Secrets of XuanKong (玄空秘旨)

Hung HinCheong has written a series of marvelous translation on these 4 classics and is now available in the market. The notable gist of these translations was the appended commentary which is the summarized commentaries from the various Chinese sources available. Therefore, it is some sort of mass market knowledge available for consumption. The caveat is how reliable is this information as pertaining to true application of XuanKong? 

Take for instance, Purple White Script (紫白诀) which believed to have been the foundation of Flying Star. Shen JuRen 沈竹礽 school of thought uses only the Lower Scroll. Tan YangWu denounces Flying Star outright in favor of LiuFa 六法. Yet, not many people actually look at Kong ZhaoSu 孔昭苏 school of thought for an alternative. 

Ode to Mysticism (玄机赋) and Ode to Flying Stars (飞星赋) were written with an 8 mansion BaZhai (八宅) undertones, concealed as a Flying Star classic. So, misinterpretations are common. 

For example, Ode to Flying Stars (飞星赋) script 15: If one get infected by disease at a brothel, it is only because 7 and right assistant (9) are joined by Yellow (5); immediately we ought to think it is 7-9 with the monthly 5 visiting which will caused STD. How often would one get 7-9-5 with all the visiting annual, monthly and daily stars keep changing? This passage is only talking about 5 Ghosts in 8 mansions 八宅. 

There is really no rush about dwelling in theoretical FengShui such as these when the fundamental is missing. Ultimately, it is the fundamental that is working and while we can argued till the cow goes home, we learnt very little of how to receive ShengQi.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

FengShui Basic - Entering Earth Eye (入地眼)

Almost fainted! One chap from Penang emailed and give an outright pop-quiz, asking – where is the moosti-spot? The picture has been reproduce in graphical manner, to illustrate the virtual veins from the series of humps some called Dragon. Honestly, such pop-quiz like this nature really belittle the intelligent of the author of RuDi Yan 入地眼 or Entering Earth Eye, believed to have been written by GuTuo of the Zhou Dynasty. By the way, why all the sudden so much interest has been garnered on this single classic? Is it because of QuanYuan's syllabus?

This classics lay out the fundamental of locating LongXue 龙穴, which some believed to have been as small as 3 feet by 3 feet, where the coffin needs to be buried vertically, is uttered rubbish. This is called, Die Standing! Some market it, liked nobody business, other holds it so sacredly that they were given specific instructions as to how many LongXue 龙穴 can they dot in their entire life. It is even coded in their name, for example Mao ZiDong’s FengShui master  不过五, where 5 is the limit.  Anyway, if one really waits for the so called LongXue 龙穴 to be buried 6 feet under, well just wait. There are always better alternative.

Contradict to many believes, most vibrant cities liked Bangkok, Rio and New York are flourishing in coastal, flat and probably what is significantly known as Spiral City or area surrounded by mountains. Take a good look at Rio, for example. The slums are actually dotting the mountains. Wonders why are all those "Dragon Spots" seem to breakdown or probably it will not work in the other side of the Pacific? 

Entering Earth Eye does not warrant one to climb mountain everyday, in this modern context, just to look for spot. Unlike rural area, urban context is a different cup of tea. GPS and GOOGLE are new technologies that ease determination of a FengShui structure much-much easier compared to our forefather's era.

Furthermore, this very town would not have flourished if the LongXue 龙穴 is only nestled around the “moosti” spot? So, it cannot be just a spot right? If one understand the essence of RuDi Yan 入地眼, you are able to make do with receiving ShengQi everywhere. You do not need a 3 feet by 3 feet spot to Die Standing.

Wise up!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FengShui Basic - The Art of Receiving Yin (收山出煞) 2

LiQi 理氣 must conform to forms 形勢 for things to work. Alongside with some observations, those tilted doors which work are actually the one which conforms to land form. However, how do one know that it is the forms 形勢 that is working all these while and not LiQi 理氣, as forms never lie, formula not necessary tells the truth. It is therefore, prudent to note that door tilting is not the only answer to 收山出煞.

Another form of 收山出煞, came from SanYuan LungMen BaDa Ju, 龍門八大局 or their SanHe version called QianKun GuoBao, 乾坤國寶. Before these schools ever attempt to 收山出煞, they must first define the confluence of two rivers from the Heaven Gua not breaking the Earth Gua structure. If it ever conforms to the 8 structures 八大局, they will attempt to receive Yin 收山 otherwise they will alter their facing to rid themselves from the 8 Killing Waters and the 8 Killing Mountains. These schools also derived a Middle Heaven Gua 中天卦, sometimes also referring to as Star Robbery, having to deal with such is their version of pushing Sha 出煞. Vividly remember a fellow Penang master, having to joke that as though these methods teach you to pull your pants down before you fart, in their attempt to play with the Heaven and Earth Gua. Very thought provoking and entertaining indeed. Theoretical wise, it makes sense. Practical wise, some of the so called 8 structures 八大局 contradict landform principles. So, their versions of 收山出煞 is again good on theory, faulty in application.

YangGong method 楊公法 needs little introduction. Calling the art of receiving Yin and pushing Sha, 收山出煞 by another name, XiaoSha NaShui 消砂纳水, this SanHe version uses a combination of dependent theories to evaluate the environment, layer by layer of YinYang to determine the so called Pure YinYang 純陰陽. So, contradictory that absolute YinYang would not grow, so how possible is it to receive ShengQi? Here is where the “great misunderstanding” comes in. XiaoSha NaShui 消砂纳水 is entirely different from ShouShan ChuSha 收山出煞. One is talking about NaShui 纳水 the other is talking about ShouShan 收山. The operative word is what is the use of ShouShan 收山? Other than that is lineage secret – out of bound. 

The much proven method of 收山出煞, is within its landform with regards to its Qi mouth receiving Qi from the Bright Hall. Receiving Yin 收山, is to sink in and 出煞 is to protrude. Sunken or protrude doesn’t automatically means one is able to receive or retain ShengQi. The idea of sunken when the Qi flow is weak or Yin and to protrude to catch Qi in the wide open space or strong flowing Qi or Yang Qi may also be misleading. This is often a beginner’s mistake. There are many more layers of YinYang which this very method of 收山出煞 needs to gel with, in order to see results. YinYang is only the very first layer to begin with.

TianYu Jing 天玉經 has this to say, 


Translated as - now you have passed down teachings to obtain earth immortality, XuanKong subtlety is difficult to describe. Transforming Heaven changing Earth furthermore very mysterious, DaGua difficult to pass down. Furthermore, have receiving Yin pushing Sha methodology, similar, together have you persuaded. Meet great earth, can how many person be? Everyone does care. If still look for earth without cultivating virtues, conceal mouth deeply hide tongue.

This may be a reason, why many teachers are not willing to teach this very fundamental knowledge of FengShui and all that can be prescribed are the tons of theory which if often nice on paper, difficult in application. 

One FengShui enthusiast from Penang asked, why are you not teaching FlyingStar? The answer to her is obvious; FlyingStar can easily be read off from books. Others liked receiving Yin and pushing Sha, 收山出煞 is priceless. That is one reason, Establishing Heaven Heart (天心十道) and Arranging YinYang (阴阳排龙) is in our syllabus for the beginners.

Click HERE for detail.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FengShui Basic - The Art of Receiving Yin (收山出煞) 1

The art of receiving Yin and pushing Sha, 收山出煞, has many interpretations. Among all definitions, XieZi, 些子, is one of the lesser known. Some define Shan, 山, as mountain while others define it as Yin, static, solidify Qi or stillness. This art is to enable one to turn Yin into Yang and vice-versa. 

Many assumed, WuChang, 無常, lineage practiced 收山出煞, according to the displacing YinYang principles. It has to do with 山上龙神不下水,水里龙神不上山, Dragon Mountain God doesn’t dive; Dragon Water God doesn’t climb. 收山, means prosperous mountain stars matching higher ground, while prosperous water stars matching lower ground. 出煞, is to do the reverse. Same token, a mountain god will be drowned and a water god will be dead thirsty, when their YinYang is displaced. It assumed, Dragon God 龙神 meant the 9 stars. The malignant star will be harmless when their YinYang is displaced. One question is does the term Dragon God, 龙神 really refers to the 9 stars?

Adding to the fallacy, Sheng 沈氏玄空學, gives additives to 收山出煞, by introducing the sitting and facing stars. It assumed that sitting star is mountain star and facing star is water star. That is where it is often mixed up between the need to LiPan or to GePan. Establishing sitting and facing stars became cumbersome. If someone tells you that the same row of shops has a different sitting and facing because they measure it by reference to the door. Sheng’s method on 收山出煞 is deemed to work only if it falls within its “structure” which is one reason why Flying Star sometimes, doesn’t work.

Another reason for 收山出煞 comes from SanYuan point of view. It is called the principle of Direct and Indirect, 零正. Any violation to this principle would not see results in the application of SanYuan. The idea of 零正 comes from Prosperous Qi arriving at the un-prosperous sector while depleting Qi is revitalized by the prosperous sector. It means to say, 8 timely Star will see Northeast sector prosperous 正神. It prefers to receive Yin 收山. Southwest, would be untimely 零神 and prefers to push Sha 出煞 to accumulate water. In many instances, violation of Direct and Indirect Spirits, 零正 also see positive results in many real life cases.

The LiuFa 六法 offers a different perspective by introducing the idea of JingLung or Golden Dragon 金龍 as an annotation to the 5 yellow in their manipulation of the LoShu chart, by means of LoShu path flight based on the YinYang Gua, to explain why in the many instances violation of 零正 also see positive results. However, this theory is force-fitting, as LoShu only leans forward as time only travels forward and not backward, unless space time dimension is bent.

Another novel idea of 收山出煞 came from DaGua 大卦. One advocated that DaGua 大卦 is the body, FlyingStar 飞星 is the application owing to the former has the basis in the Early Heaven and the later has the basis in the Later Heaven. One uses DaGua to match LongShan XiangShui 龍山向水 to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清 and matching FlyingStar chart to acquire the timely purple white. Therefore, door tilting became the upmost important method. Once the door tilt, both the FlyingStar and the Hexagram altered. It introduced yet another caveat known as the Out of Gua and JingFang’s 京房 Hexagram to look ever more convincing. This is another form of 收山出煞, where 收山 by having in-Gua or using the same family Hexagram and 出煞 by putting one out of Gua or different family Hexagram. If this theory works, then all the tilted doors must be enjoying bountiful business but yet, real case studies revealed otherwise. The response to critics is that, most of these tilted doors do not conform to landform, therefore, it doesn’t work.

To Be Continue, as we shall disclose more in our FengShui Workshop.

Friday, September 9, 2011

FengShui Basic - Lessons From Sweet Affairs

Year back when we observed the fallacy of FlyingStar be it reformed or otherwise, when an observation was put up to compare 2 eatery shops side by side having the same facing and sitting. See Bright Hall - A Case Between Two Restaurants. The chicken rise shop is making good business while the other shop with all sorts of new age “voodoo” FengShui has to close down and change name to a Thai restaurant. Yet, until today, business is far from satisfactory. 

In the same vicinity, one street has been transformed into Dessert Street selling all kinds of Taiwanese Desserts and delicacies. Of all the 8 shops, 2 stood out to be making money with patron queuing up just to get a seat. Unlike the earlier case, these outlets are entirely opposite each other, thus they have the opposite sitting and facing.

Assuming that the theory of FlyingStar be it reformed or otherwise, holds water, one successful shop would have capitalized on the prosperous facing or sitting while the other don’t. Yet, both are equivalent successful. So, it draws down to one conclusion. It is not about sitting and facing. FlyingStar be it reformed or otherwise doesn’t work!

Close scrutiny revealed the secrets are within its YinYang structures, some called it XieZi. The formations of XieZi have been incorporated in the design of the outlets, as both coincidently, shared the same interior design with different flavors and themes. More analysis is in the QuanYuan case study. 

Instead of learning FlyingStar in whatever forms which sound bombastic that sounds good only in theory and awkward in application, FengShui lessons should start from the groundwork of observing YinYang, stipulated by Entering Earth Eye 入地眼. Forget about the other dimensions such as “voodoo” and understand well the working mechanism of the 5 elements, for whichever moves, one will be stationary.

Saying such, Door Tilting has never been a main criterion of these successful outlets.

Want to know more?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FengShui Basic - Another New Breed of XieZi?

The hype and the bandwagon of XieZi is finally over?  A visit to WanLi, Singapore, revealed that the late grandmaster Zeng's book is out of print. Even the last copy, which was extremely seasoned, was sold out. None of these literature speak about XieZi, unfortunately. Yet, it was capitalized by others for profiteering. As none knew anything about XieZi -  it always remains a novelty. 

The grandmaster families are already cash rich, selling rich man toys in China. XieZi is something of the past. Reliable sources revealed, XieZi is a technique in most of the genuine FengShui method. Blatantly put it - the 2 dots of the 2 slices. Assuming, correctly disguised XieZi as CiEr Zi - Arrival of the Two Zi(s). 

So, what is Zi?

Well, you see, Zi can also mean the first branch of DhiZi. ErZi meaning two Zi(s). BaZi connoisseur will reckon that there are the early and the late Zi. So, if a FengShui techniques that are so rooted in ErZi, then the "Arrival" means it is a date selection techniques disguised as FengShui technique.  

Furthermore, any teacher that does not teach the applications of the 2 dots of the 2 slices, is like telling you about car but does not teach you how to drive one. Very pity. While some resort to voodoo, others resort to build upon the missing link with some things else.

Well, lately this is the "new" hybrid of XieZi, just called Super-string :-

Super-string enable one to prolong one's good luck, even though it expires. All you need, is to understand ones BaZi and integrate it with Super-string FengShui. There is no further coursework. Only KouJue (oral secret) will be given inclusive of personalized FengShui placement, specialized date selections, method to repeat ones luck pillar, borrow future luck to current use and forming structures to remedy human luck with the price tag of SGD 15,000.00.

SGD 15,000.00 is a small sum in return of being a millionaire. Well, now we knew there is another millionaire factory in a making. Soon everyone would be rich! Just before ones become another suckers, enter into an agreement for a guarantee in ROI, just to see who has the real stuff!  

It is already a norm these days for FengShui masters to prescribe warranty. Any gutsy takers? Let us know...

Yup, by the way to answer some query, the FengShui workshop is limited by invitation only. Watch out this SPACE for details

Sunday, September 4, 2011

FengShui Basic - Locating A Succesful Retail Outlet

In a series of articles to come, we shall discuss about the fundamental of FengShui as a per-cursor to our maiden workshop on FengShui. Lets look at the simple unsophisticated ways of selecting a successful retail outlet... 

Locating a successful retail outlet is an art. Entering Earth Eye 入地眼 stipulates the characteristic of Qi. Those who misunderstood such thought that water placements are the only answer.  By so doing what is generally known as water lizards as though they are water dragons were created. Pity that they also could not differentiate between jade belt and sickle formations. At the end, one succumb to other sorts of voodoo methods to make things work. 

Is this FengShui?

Not really. They are magician by professions. 

One of the pet techniques in locating successful outlets is to receive incoming Qi through a vertical Qi map. Yet both cases presented herein showed otherwise. 

One successful Japanese outlet with patrons queue up just to grab a chair while the other well known "Gui LingGao" stall vacant for the lack of patron. Both are receiving prosperous incoming Qi

Something must be really wrong, isn't it?

There are fundamental basic knowledge a FengShui practitioner must have devoid of the hocus-pocus stuff. QuanYuan has included such in the maiden FengShui workshop earmarked for November. 

Click HERE to check it out.


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