Feng Shui Teaching About Science And Pseudoscience

Author: Michael R. Matthews
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030188221
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This book provides a richly documented account of the historical, cultural, philosophical and practical dimensions of feng shui. It argues that where feng shui is entrenched educational systems have a responsibility to examine its claims, and that this examination provides opportunities for students to better learn about the key features of the nature of science, the demarcation of science and non-science, the characteristics of pseudoscience, and the engagement of science with culture and worldviews. The arguments presented for feng shui being a pseudoscience can be marshalled when considering a whole range of comparable beliefs and the educational benefit of their appraisal. Feng shui is a deeply-entrenched, three-millennia-old system of Asian beliefs and practices about nature, architecture, health, and divination that has garnered a growing presence outside of Asia. It is part of a comprehensive and ancient worldview built around belief in chi (qi) the putative universal energy or life-force that animates all existence, the cosmos, the solar system, the earth, and human bodies. Harmonious living requires building in accord with local chi streams; good health requires replenishment and manipulation of internal chi flow; and a beneficent afterlife is enhanced when buried in conformity with chi directions. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the proper manipulation of internal chi by acupuncture, tai-chi and qigong exercise, and herbal dietary supplements. Matthews has produced another tour de force that will repay close study by students, scientists, and all those concerned to understand science, culture, and the science/culture nexus. Harvey Siegel, Philosophy, University of Miami, USA With great erudition and even greater fluidity of style, Matthews introduces us to this now-world-wide belief system. Michael Ruse, Philosophy, Florida State University, USA The book is one of the best research works published on Feng Shui. Wang Youjun, Philosophy, Shanghai Normal University, China The history is fascinating. The analysis makes an important contribution to science literature. James Alcock, Psychology, York University, Canada This book provides an in-depth study of Feng Shui in different periods, considering its philosophical, historical and educational dimensions; especially from a perspective of the ‘demarcation problem’ between science and pseudoscience. Yao Dazhi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

A Path To Pregnancy

Author: Donna Stellhorn
Editor: ETC Publishing
ISBN: 1930038798
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There are plenty of scientific and medical technologies in the world today available to a woman/couples as they seek to become pregnant. There is also a lot of science on the subject of fertility, and treating infertility. Before science, fertility drugs, and in vitro fertilization, women turned to ancient and traditional wisdom to help make their dreams of motherhood come true. The concepts presented in this book derive from traditional European, American and Asian metaphysical and folk lore. While they should not be understood as directions, recommendations, or prescriptions of any kind, they provide a completely fascinating overview of the ways our ancestors went about increasing the likelihood of becoming pregnant (and excellent tips for the modern couple seeking to become pregnant)! Many ancient secrets from a variety of cultures around the world are included in the book, among them: traditional symbols, colors, herbs, and foods. Obviously, these are traditions, symbols and methods that worked for the women of the past, our grandmothers, great grandmothers, great-great grandmothers, and the mothers before. These fertility symbols are a part of our history, They are part of our own culture and part of the myth and folklore of other cultures. Fertility wisdom exists in our ancestral memory, in the very cells that make up our bodies. The symbols are powerful, magical, like a sacred prayer to the heavens. They have worked for generations, and they can work for you, too! Author Donna Stellhorn doesn't claim to be a Medical Doctor or Scientist, she's a successful Astrologer and Feng Shui expert with more than 20 years experience as a consulting professional, and many more years of study and practice leading into her profession. Her book offers readers an opportunity to have access to the unique blend of techniques she uses to help identify the steps you can take to improve fertility energy in your life. Over the years of helping clients using Astrology to find the right time, and offering insight into the traditions of the past including the techniques of Feng Shui, Donna has helped countless women from around the world fulfill their dreams. She says, “This book contains some of what I have learned over the years working with countless women, offering encouragement, and sharing fertility folklore from around the world. I have listened to the experiences and stories of others, seeking to help them however I can with their desire to get pregnant. I feel through this work, and through them, I have in some small way helped to welcome many children into the world.”

Design Your Legacy

Author: Joey Yap
Editor: Joey Yap Research Group
ISBN: 9670794358
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An Introduction to Yin House Feng Shui Design Your Legacy is Joey Yap’s first book on the profound subject of Yin House Feng Shui – the study Feng Shui for burials and tombs. Although still pretty much a hidden practice that is largely unexplored by modern literature, the significance of Yin House Feng Shui has permeated through the centuries – from the creation of the imperial lineage of emperors in ancient times to the iconic leaders who founded modern China. This book unveils the true essence of Yin House Feng Shui with its significant applications that are unlike the myths and superstition which have for years, overshadowed the genuine practice. Discover how Yin House Feng Shui – the true precursor to all modern Feng Shui practice can be used to safeguard the future of your descendants and create a lasting legacy.

Scientific Feng Shui For The Built Environment

Author: Michael Y. MAK
Editor: City University of HK Press
ISBN: 9629372363
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Feng Shui is not all about tradition. The integration and harmony between the natural and built environments concerning modern architecture has long been discussed in Feng Shui, or more academically, Kan Yu. Based on Scientific Feng Shui for the Built Environment: Fundamentals and Case Studies published in 2011, this enhanced new edition has further taken into account the enhancements and new inputs in theories and applications. Emphasis is placed on two themes, sustainability and science. New case studies regarding sustainable design as viewed from a Feng Shui perspective, and integrated applications of different architectural models and their associations with Feng Shui concepts are added and elaborated. On science, other than exploring the new development of particle physics in relation to Feng Shui studies, a totally new approach to numerology and Luo Shu study based on modern linear algebra may bring readers new insight into the possibility of researching Feng Shui mathematically, in addition to the use of spherical trigonometry. This book offers a remarkable in-depth view of Feng Shui by integrating the historical theories with scientific explorations and examples of applications. It once again demonstrates that Feng Shui can be studied scientifically, and eventually scientific Feng Shui may become a new field of science in the academic world as well as a professional and orthodox discipline of architectural design for the built environment. Published by City University of Hong Kong Press. 香港城市大學出版社出版。

The Evolution Of China S Poverty Alleviation And Development Policy 2001 2015

Author: Changsheng Zuo
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811316902
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This book explains in simple language the change of perspective and the transition of the systems for poverty alleviation, based on the fifteen-year development of China’s poverty alleviation policy. Written by scholars from the International Poverty Reduction Center in China, Peking University and the China Agricultural University who have been engaged in the field of poverty alleviation for many years, the contributions combine views on China's poverty reduction policy with the authors’ personal experiences. It is a valuable reference resource for researchers at the forefront of poverty alleviation and also appeals to anyone interested in poverty alleviation and China’s poverty alleviation changes.

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So Chinese

Author: Wander Stories
Editor: WanderStories
ISBN: 9949553482
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Dear Traveler, Welcome to the WanderStories™ guide to Chinese cuisine and table manners, traditions and customs, holidays and festivals, behavior and etiquette, Peking opera, Chinese humor and jokes. We, at WanderStories™, are storytellers. We don’t tell you where to eat or sleep, we don’t intend to replace a typical travel reference guide. Our mission is to be the best local guide that you would wish to have by your side when visiting the sights. So, we meet you at the sight and take you on a tour. WanderStories™ travel guides are unique because our storytelling style puts you alongside the best local guide who tells you fascinating stories and unusual facts recreating the passion and sacrifice that forged the beauty of these places right here in front of you, while a wealth of high quality photos, historic pictures, and illustrations brings your tour vividly to life. Our promise: • when you visit China with this travel guide you will have the best local guide at your fingertips • when you read this travel guide in the comfort of your armchair you will feel as if you are actually visiting China with the best local guide Let’s go! Your guide, WanderStories

A Mandarin Romanized Dictionary Of Chinese

Author: Donald MacGillivray
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Spiralling Rainbows

Author: Pascale Osanz
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503505995
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Colour is living energy. Colour reveals and affects the deeper aspects of ourselves. Understanding the significance of colour can enhance our lives beyond recognition. This is a book that encourages fun as well as personal growth and a more vibrant and healthy life. With it, discover colour!

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