Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

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Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by AlonzoPartriz » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:30 pm

My customers have mentioned Feng shui to me to few times over the years. The last time was very recently when we were talking about what things "are made of". I was going round the room getting them to deconstruct everything, and I asked them what the tall plastic plant covered in little fairy lights that changed colour was made of. The first thing they told me was that it was Feng shui.
In Glasgow they have another name for things like that; fancy goods. Not quite so self-important a name, but distressing none the less.

What has happened to the idea of Feng shui? I thought it was supposed to be an arrangement of things into a spiritual order. A bit like the furniture version of getting your chakras aligned. Hard to see a fancy good achieving that end. Maybe it's my Western mind.

So, is it a load of eastern crap or what?
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by John Bingham » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:38 pm

Some probably makes sense but a whole lot of it is just random shit with stupid justifications. I lived in a house where the owner moved the doorway and then put it back in the same place again a few months later because he thought it wasn't in the right position for money to come in. Obviously the wall was destroyed twice during this "exercise".
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by Username Taken » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:41 pm

Just make sure that in your bedroom your feet are not pointing toward the door. Oh, and don't forget the water and mirrors, and stuff.

You should be good to go.
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by mauser765 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 pm

I kind of think it is based on personal feelings, but I find it strange that it changes frequently after the initial decision

Isn't that an admission that the whole thing was a mistake?
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:40 pm

Looks totally scientific.
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by cptrelentless » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:27 am

Isn't it all about in which corner of the room you piss in? Fing shewey
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:04 pm

It's right there floating around in the bowl with astrology.
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by mauser765 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Whatever the critics say, I can testify...it's a moving experience
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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by AlonzoPartriz » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:02 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Some probably makes sense but a whole lot of it is just random shit with stupid justifications. I lived in a house where the owner moved the doorway and then put it back in the same place again a few months later because he thought it wasn't in the right position for money to come in. Obviously the wall was destroyed twice during this "exercise".
Blimey, that sounds serious. Is it a bit like religion? Are people prepared to kill and die over Feng shui?

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Re: Is Feng shui an utter load of crap?

Post by taabarang » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:38 pm

Because of the influence of animism it is often difficult to distinguish between imported philosophies and indigenous mysticism. For example no one places the entrance facing west in our village since they believe that dead spirits will enter from that direction after dark.
Is that shin phooie or does it have internal cultural influence?
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