I am extremely lucky to have come to know about a book, written for "kindergarten" practitioners in mind in very simple English minus difficult FengShui jargons and big ideas which are good in theory but lousy in application. Most FengShui literature in the English language is either to:-
1. Self glorification and self promotion.
2. Says very little or enough to create curiosity to entice readers to enroll into their live courses.
3. Commentary on the classics based on one assumed opinion.
4. Compilation of piecemeal theories in meaningless diagram and charts.
5. Technical manuals like compendium with minimum or no explanation.
6. Verbatim translation which offer no explanation whatsoever.
7. Poor scholarship of classical commentary based on defensive writings.
The list can go on and on...
But this very book is different! It has an unattractive title such as Good FengShui Tips that if you Google, you will get loads of result on it which tells you what to put in your TaiSui area or your bedroom must go along with a pair of mandarin ducks. That is exactly what the book is intended for - Non pretentious and to my surprise, minus the mandarin ducks and whatsoever placebo FengShui. It is an honest interpretation and not just translation of one of the maverick illusive FengShui grandmaster of all time - Jiang DaHong.
A beginner will read it just like any "cook book". They will usually miss the salient points. Those who are in the know how will take its content as a wakeup call. Almost each sentence is woven with FengShui secret methods or gold nuggets much more expansive then the overpriced live modules for a cost below USD10.00. Yes, you get a shock!
If one ever asked, what book shall I read as a start in Landform FengShui, this is one book you cannot NOT read. It is a turning point to be a genuine practitioner. The only problem is, you really need a genuine master to point to you what are the hidden nuggets concealed within the book's simple English designed for easy reading.
The author has demonstrated his knowledge without the need to belittle others, shared his wisdom in genuine gesture without pretends in prudence manner and subliminally informing everyone that you don't need to be a superstar to proof your skill as a knowledgeable practitioner.
Let me indulge to quote:
“Why take the door? The door is the SPOT where the Qi is activated and spread out to the interior space… By knowing this Qi distribution, we are then armed with the necessary information to best work with the Qi that is present within the internal and external space…”
This very sentence says about: -
1. The Door Xue is the point of reference to plot your internal Qi map
2. Having this Qi map, one will know how Qi is drawn from the external
3. And distributed throughout the internal space
4. Then, one is able to design one’s table, bed or stove to receive Qi
So you know why your 8 Mansions sometime work, sometime don’t? I am dearly looking forward to his next publication.