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Feng Shui For Dummies [Paperback]

David Daniel Kennedy , Lin Yun
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Nov. 22 2000 For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
Take a look around you. What do you see? Whether or not you’re aware of it, your environment profoundly affects your health, wealth, family life, relationships, and yes, even your destiny. Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind water, is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. You can enrich every aspect of your life by applying Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle).

Feng Shui For Dummies is for anyone who seeks a better life. This clearly written, concise, and easy-to-understand guide can help anyone to

  • Create harmony and happiness in your relationships
  • Increase your prosperity
  • Eliminate chronic patterns of failure, difficulty, and stress
  • Energize your home or workplace
  • Enjoy better health

This book shows you how to feel and access the energy of your environment (it’s easier than you may think!). Find out how your environment influences your life right now. Use the solutions in this book to overcome obstacles and enhance the positive. You'll be sure to feel the before-and-after differences.

Feng Shui For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:

  • The meaning and history of Feng Shui
  • Making the most of the space in your home, both inside and outside
  • Tapping into the power of the five elements
  • Boosting your career
  • Jazzing up your bedroom for increased health, energy, and romance
  • Performing blessing ceremonies
  • Cleansing and curing with meditation

Within the past 10 years, Feng Shui has gained widespread popularity in the West. Today, more and more people from all walks of life are practicing Feng Shui and experiencing the positive benefits of auspicious placement. This book shows you everything you need to know to help improve the flow of harmony, creativity, and abundance in your life.

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Praises for Fen Shui For Dummies
"If you've ever wanted to know anything about Feng Shui, this IS the book to read." —Deborah Rachel Kagan, President, Sacred Interiors

"David Kennedy has certainly come up with a gem with Feng Shui for Dummies. I highly recommend this read." —James Moser, CEO, Feng Shui Warehouse

"David has a unique way of organizing the increadible amounts of Feng Shui information into clear, concise, easy to understand principles..." —Ileen Nelson, Director of the Feng Shui Studies Department, The Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design

Energize your home or workplace and watch your life improve!

The ancient Chinese art of harmonious design —demystified at last
Feng Shui can help bring positive energy into all areas of your life, from family and relationships to money and work. But how do you get a handle on this complex Chinese art? Relax! Packed with ready-to-use Feng Shui tips and remedies, this friendly guide features over 100 illustrations and diagrams so you can arrange your home or office for maximum energy — beginning today!

Discover how to:

  • Apply pratical Feng Shui principles
  • Improve your home's energy flow
  • Use color and everyday objects to promote harmony
  • Boost your career by repositioning your desk
  • Enhance your health, wealth, and sex life
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About the Author

David Daniel Kennedy (Berkeley, CA) is a professional Feng Shui consultant, teacher, and speaker, as well as a columnist for Feng Shui, a journal devoted to the art, and a contributor to Natural Health magazine. He is the author of the best-selling book, Feng Shui Tips for a BetterLife, and has had considerable experience translating Eastern concepts for mass consumption.

His Holiness Grandmaster Lin Yun is highly regarded as the leading authority on Feng Shui. His Feng Shui theories, also known as the Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui School, are the most widely practiced Feng Shui school in the United States. For the past forty years, Grandmaster Lin Yun has lectured extensively on the subject of Feng Shui at many distinguished universities, businesses, and professional organizations throughout the world. Due to his introduction,transmission, and continuous promotion, Feng Shui has drawn tremendous interest; its popularity continues to grow worldwide. Numerous Feng Shui authors, teachers, and consultants are his disciples and/or students. Grandmaster Lin Yun's pioneering contribution to spreading theknowledge of Feng Shui has earned him the reputation as the father of Feng Shui in the West. In 1997, he received an honorary Ph.D. in Human Psychology from Northern California Graduate University. In 1998, he was enthroned as His Holiness of Black Sect Tantric Buddhism in its currentand fourth stage of development.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Feb. 26 2001
By Terri
This book makes Feng Shui much easier than any other book that I have tried to read. If you've been looking for a book that will guide you step by step, this is it. It has so much information pack in it, I haven't been able to put it down! I highly recommend it to everyone, so much so that I have purchased several copies as gifts for friends and colleagues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Dummies Feb. 23 2001
David Kennedy is a modern Feng Shui master who skillfully blends Eastern wisdom with Western reality. Read this book cover to cover, apply the knowledge, and your life will change forever.
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If only I'd purchased this book sooner. Believe me, there is more clear and practical information in this book then in the many workshops I've attended, costing me hundreds of dollars.
In trying to learn feng shui, I have been frustrated by the lack of clarity surrounding this subject. Other books I own, review a lot of history and theory, but lack when it comes down to implementation or assume that you know more about the subject then is actually written in the book. Not this book.
Feng Shui for Dummies is well written, has humor and leads you step-by-step in each situation, just what a do-it-yourself book is intended to do.
This book does what it is suppose to do, teaches the novice how to implement basic feng shui one step at a time. HOORAH!
If your the kind of person that purchases a do-it-yourself book to get things done, not to be bogged down with theory then this is the book for you.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mc Feng Shui Oct. 22 2003
By A Customer
Although easily digested, this book is full of fluff! The book is rife with empty remedies. If you're skeptical, look at some of the rituals that the author touts. He incorporates Tibetan mantras (Feng shui is Chinese in origin, not Tibetan) and says that a powerful ritual incorporates sinibar. Sinibar is a red powder that contains mercury. You'd have to be insane to think that this "effective" ritual is good for your home! If you're only looking to do some kind of ritual to turn around your luck, go ahead and buy the book for the placebo effect. Otherwise, take a few minutes and do some research on the Internet.
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It is very easy reading (thank you), entertaining (more gratitude) and very helpful. The book has plenty of diagrams and detailed steps allowing me (the reader) to follow along with ease. Finally, after many purchases, I have found the Feng Shui book you can actually start using within several minutes, what a joy! I learned so much in such a short amount of time and I have already benefited from your teaching at my job with amazing effects on my work. My colleagues at work were all amazed at the difference. Be careful though, once your colleagues start flipping through this book, it may be a while before you get it back. I keep a second copy at home!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, senseless, repetitive drivel June 27 2003
By A Customer
The author goes on and on without getting to the point for 90% of this book. What I like about most Dummies books is they are entertaining enough to keep you reading. This one is an exception, it just never winds up or gets going. The author could have written this book in 20 pages easy. He repeats the same stuff over and over again yet many times never explains his point. This book seems more like an avertisement for the authors "consulting" services than an information source. This is the only book in 10 years that I've taken back for a refund. The information the author does present is just silly. Even the die-hard Feng Shui people in this forum cant seem to like this book. I'd say concentrate on your cleanliness and diet if you want to enhance your life. Then, sure go ahead and read about Feng Shui for interest sake but forget this title. Theres nothing in it. I'll give it 2 stars for the picture of the author and his "master". They both made me laugh at least.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT MY CUP OF TEA !!! Feb. 6 2003
No loupan, no feng shui. As simple as that can be, feng shui is about physics, intuition and scientific data that corroborates the effects of the application. Coordinanting the right angles to create a contrast with the energy we give and receive. In this book the author does not corroborate any of his data, and assumes that feng shui is the same for everyone, dividing areas of the home in different areas of prosperity. I have certaintly learn to be more carefull of what a buy, and understand the unreliable information in the market about feng shui. Feng shui does work when a scientific approach is attained to fulfull harmony for the environment and myself, but this book is far from been scientific or systematic in any way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb! Jan. 29 2003
By A Customer
As a new student of Feng Shui, I found this book along with D.D. Kennedy's Feng Shui Tips For a Better Life to be extremly informative & easy to understand. Having read 9 books, I feel the most comfortable with the Ba Gua method--but then that's a highly personal choice.
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