Feng Shui 101

The Tangible Spirit of Ojai Valley

~ The Tangible Spirit of Ojai Valley ~     There is a belief that the Ojai valley is sacred land, cherished by powerful, unseen forces. No one really seems to know where this conviction stems from. Commonly (though erroneously) attributed to the Chumash people, this popular notion honors potent, compelling forces that protect the basin floor from fiery devastation.     The shapes that make up the area’s terrain are key to its unusual energy. A powerhouse of geomagnetic and cosmological Qi, the mountain range encompassing the valley is an extremely rare landform classified as “geometaphysical” in nature; mountains shaped and situated in such a way as to generate vital life force energy (Qi). These same mountain shapes are recorded in the pages of ancient land-form...

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House of the Dead Feng Shui

 House of the Dead Feng Shui A Geo-Metaphysical Chat between the Living and the Breathless   It does not need to be Halloween for the dead to influence the living. Since ancient times the bizarre and mysterious practice of “Yin House Feng Shui” or “House of the Dead”, has been creating a geo-metaphysical confab between the deceased and their descendants for generations. It’s a little known fact that the science and art of Feng Shui was originally created for burial. Should this conjure up images of a gravesite resplendent with “Mc Feng Shui” octagon mirrors, mini bamboo and other profit driven Chachkies? Nope; not even close. Truth is stranger than fiction when learning how to bury the dead. The earliest written record of Yin House Feng Shui (Zang Shu) is the...

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Ojai Through the Dragon’s Eyes

The magic of California’s Ojai Valley is legendary. But what makes Ojai a truly rare jewel is not readily seen, though in plain sight and wrapped all around the community. As a 20 year veteran of environmental acupuncture and a Xuan Kong Feng Shui specialist, I jumped into what I thought to be a quick look-see into Ojai’s energetic geography. Instead I found myself looking square through the eyes of Ojai’s very own Dragon. Born and bred in the basin, Ojai’s Dragon is not a fictitious “Puff the Magic” or “Desolation of Smaug” mythical type beastie. The valley’s Dragon is an actual, moving geometaphysical force of nature. The practice of humans using Earth’s magical terrain for personal benefit goes back beyond recorded time. Historically, every successful ancient...

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Outfoxing the Wedding Cake House!

Outfoxing the Wedding Cake House Feng Shui Curse   It is no secret that where we live has an effect on our mental and physical well being. Depending on if a person works out of their home, or is home very often, the “house to human” energy exchange can be surprisingly profound. According to the ancient Feng Shui sages, just owning a house is enough of a link to affect the owners of that building. This just might be the case in Los Angeles for the famous – or infamous – “cursed” Solar Drive Wedding Cake House. To the casual observer it may seem like a no-brainer – we either like a building or not, we either have good experiences there or not so much – simple. However, cutting edge science has now proven that every cell in the human body is subject to...

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The Intuitive Feng Shui Hit

The Intuitive Feng Shui Hit   A client called with a funny feeling. She was inquiring about a home for sale in West Hobart, Tasmania. This house is affordable and good looking. It also has a beautiful sunroom, big fenced yard, a deck off the kitchen, generous floor plan, is parking heaven and close to the local amenities. “So what’s the problem?” I asked. She said, “I don’t know…it’s just this feeling…” For the majority of folks feeling is a large part of choosing a place to live. Any Real Estate agent will tell you if a client doesn’t like “the feeling” of a place there will be No Sale. It’s no secret that for exactly this reason—those “feelings”— that staging and interior redesign professionals are in demand, creating favorable first impressions for...

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