on Feng Shui
on Feng Shui

Article FS10/aug1

Prof. Dr.Ong Hean-Tatt. 8th August 2010

GUI Management Centre scientific research has finally unlocked the secrets of the ancient lores of Feng Shui and astrology. Powerful ancient mysteries are being unlocked!

Think before you leap into and are trapped by bogus theories!

Qian Lung's Tomb

There are arguments whether this tomb has an inauspicious Kung Mang line. The Truth is that the Feng Shui of the whole tomb complex of a number of emperors' tombs is far more potent than that of an individual tomb like Qian Lung's

The Qing tomb complexes have a number of fatal flaws which doomed the dynasty to its 260 years duration.

The Enigma

The Feng Shui of Yin premises, currently of sites like tombs, is said to be an advanced aspect of Feng Shui. This article is highly supportive of Feng Shui of Yin premises, which, however, currently suffers from serious misconceptions and errors.

  • One Feng Shui practitioner feared to meddle in Feng Shui of Yin premises as mistakes can affect generations of descendants.

  • Joseph Yu (2007) wrote, "As a matter of fact, I already pointed out that Yin Zhai Feng Shui is only a small part of all the contributions towards a person's well-being. The effect of graves has been exaggerated by Feng Shui masters in the past. It is to such an extent that no Feng Shui master dares say Yin Zhai Feng Shui is nonsense. If he makes that statement, he will have to receive attack from all directions. He will be denounced as a Feng Shui master. He will be thrown out of the Feng Shui world.

    I won't say Yin Zhai Feng Shui is nonsense, not because I do not dare but because it is not. However, it is far less powerful than claimed. There are just too many more important factors that can affect a person's well-being."

  • Some practitioners even admitted in private that their Feng Shui of tombs has no real effects but is a kind of psychology thing. For commercial reasons, they would not tell that to their clients.

The above reflect an uneasy feeling even among Feng Shui masters that much of so-called Yin Feng Shui are contradictory, having no effects and are nonsense. The misleading views need to be challenged and reviewed. Only through researching out the answers can the original true magnificent nature of the Feng Shui of Yin premises be appreciated.

Our intensive research includes information published in our book, "Imperial Tomb Feng Shui - Truths, Myths & Science". This evaluation refers to the historical testimony of how the ancient Chinese emperors were buried. There is also examination of what the ancient more than 1,000 years old Feng Shui texts really say about Yin premises. The several ancient Feng Shui texts show that modern Feng Shui, whether Yang or Yin, has deviated significantly from the original potent Feng Shui.

  • The astonishing truth is that current practitioners are unaware that Feng Shui of Yin premises is the highest level of Feng Shui!

    Also, kingship or top leadership is related not to Feng Shui of Yang premises but to Feng Shui of Yin premises.

What is currently called Yin Feng Shui is restricted only to tombs and this is only a tiny and much inferior part of the real much larger scope Feng Shui of Yin premises. The narrow preoccupation with tombs has blinded people to the true significance of the much wider original Feng Shui of Yin premises.

Confucius' Tomb
Eee... aaah, his tomb is empty!

Emergence of Tomb Feng Shui

It was during the Han dynasty that permanent tombs began to become popular. Before then, the dead were mourned at the temporary tombs for a few years and the tombs abandoned! Get this historical fact right: Long before there were permanent tombs, there was already the Feng Shui of Yin premises! The intriguing question is where the Feng Shui of Yin premises was practised if not at the tombs.

  • This was the reason why the present so-called tomb of Confucius is empty. When Han Kao Tsu came to Qu Fu to pay respect to the sage, the Kung family hurriedly established a new tomb for the imperial visit. Of course, the emperor knew the tomb was empty, but nevertheless used it to pay homage to and memorialise Confucius. The sage was buried long ago and his grave abandoned. No one knew where was the actual tomb. That was why when in recent times Red Guards vandalised the tomb they were shocked to find it empty!

This brings to mind the search of Han Kao Tsu for his parents' bones to give them a proper burial befitting of the parents of the emperor. Alas, as was the norm, his parents' tomb was unmarked and abandoned and the weeds had grown. Kao Tsu could not find the tomb! So, he prayed to the gods to help him. He had papers thrown into the windy air. He prayed that the gods would make a piece of paper drop onto his parents tomb and remained there without being blown away. Sure enough, the emperor found one tomb where the paper refused to be blown away. On examination, Kao Tsu claimed that it was the tomb of his parents. It was because of this that it is the present custom to place pieces of papers on the tomb, held down by stones.

  • In truth, Kao Tsu never found his parents' tomb. The legend was just a ruse to obtain some bones for conducting a memorial service to his parents. That is, Kao Tsu had actually took other people's bones and pretended they were those of his own parents!

It was because of Kao Tsu's actions that continual memorial services at tombs became the popular norm for the people. Previous to this, only the royal families had such services at the tombs.

  • What many do not realise is that, before Han Kao Tsu, after a short few years period of memorial services at tombs, the tombs were abandoned and their locations forgotten. That was why the tombs of Confucius and Han Kao Tsu's parents were abandoned and lost.

    Further memorial services were then undertaken at ancestral temples. The original Feng Shui of Yin premises was these ancestral memorial services at the ancestral temples. The Feng Shui arrangements of the ancestral temples were always important.

    At those times, there was no such thing as Feng Shui for those then tombs which would be abandoned, forgotten and lost.


Ancestral temple as original site of Feng Shui for Yin premises

Original Feng Shui of Yin premises at Ancestral Temples

The original Feng Shui of Yin premises undertaken at the ancestral temples was very elaborate and contained secretive potent techniques which actually assisted the emperors to control and rule the country. That is why it is known that Feng Shui and astrology used to be practised only by the royal families. As they were at those times undertaken only by the imperial families, there are potent secrets lost and not known anymore in modern Feng Shui applied to tombs.

The ancestral temples were the most important premises in the country, even as Confucius testified:

  • "When a superior man, [high in rank,] is about to engage in building, the ancestral temple should have his first attention, the stables and arsenal the next, and the residences the last." [Li Chi, Bk. I, 11, Pt. I, 9. Cf. "Shih King," Pt. III, Bk. J, Ode III, and Legge's note, S.B.E., Vol. III, p. 384.]

If Feng Shui would be applied to all aspects of building the premises, then the highest Feng Shui definitely would be applied to the ancestral temples, with Feng Shui for residences last and third priority. It is pertinent to note that Confucius did not include tombs in his statement, for Feng Shui was never applied to tombs in his time. But Feng Shui of Yin premises was already applied to ancestral temples. Temples are considered Yin premises. The original Feng Shui of Yin premises was that of the ancestral temples.


The ancient texts on Feng Shui do not support current Feng Shui of Yin premises!

Ancient Texts on Feng Shui of Yin premises

Some of the secrets of this Feng Shui of Yin premises were written in ancient texts like Guo Po's Zhang Shu and Yang Yun Sung's Du Tian Bao Chou Jing and even in Confucius' writings. But these secrets have proven very difficult for modern practitioners to decipher. Contact us to know more!

Many practitioners like to claim that their doctrines originated with the famous Tang patriarch Yang Yun Sung. But they will be shocked by what ancient masters like Yang Yun Sung really wrote about the Feng Shui of Yin premises. There are a number of serious misconceptions in current so-called Yin Feng Shui.

The most important physical feature emphasised by Yang Yun Sung in his Han Lung Jing is that, for an auspicious site, whether Yang or Yin, the premise must adopt the circular armchair horseshoe-like South facing Four Heraldic Beasts pattern for siting and direction:

  • Also having high mountain that is Xuan Wu, the Xuan Wu dropping (crouching) place is the four animals' gathering place. The gathering place is the place Lung gather star, where four animals do not visit is emptiness. On the Kung Mang Lung place do not go to find hsueh, even though having hsueh also easy to die and extinguish. Han Lung Jing 53-55

Yang Yun Sung also stated that there is no difference between Feng Shui for Yang and Yin premises, except:

  • The house and Yin place power have no difference (special). Generally Yang house fears that the hsueh is too small, the hsueh is small only suitable to use as tomb. (Yi Lung Jing, Question 4 answer)

Residences, being much more accommodating the large population, would definitely need a much larger spacious area than the ancestral temples. The area occupied by the ancestral temples could never be larger than that of the rest of the town. But, the Feng Shui for ancestral temples always took top priority.

  • With the emergence of more permanent tombs in the Han dynasty, the traditional Feng Shui of Yin premises of ancestral temples was also extended to tombs. But the ancestral temples still remained supreme even to the end of the Manchu Qing dynasty.

It is thus a great myth that Feng Shui of Yang premises is different from Feng Shui of Yin premises. Yang and Yin premises had the same Feng Shui! But there were additional secretive astrological and ritualistic aspects which were carried out with respect to the imperial Yin premises.

  • The nature of these secretive astrological and ritualistic aspects applied to Yin premises has confused geomancy practitioners down the ages. Practically all the current Xuan Kong schools were confused by these secretive astrological and ritualistic aspects and are practising the wrong types of Feng Shui.

    Xuan Kong Liu Fa, in combining Luan Tou Feng Shui with astrology, is probably closest, but still is racked with serious errors.


Quest for Kingship
Modern Feng Shui and astrology have lost the secrets of kingship, which is closedly related to Feng Shui of Yin premises.

Potent Secrets of Feng Shui of Yin premises

The original ancient focus of Feng Shui of Yin premises on the ancestral temple indicates a powerful secret lost to current tomb Feng Shui practitioners. The ancestral temple concept was always a community approach, never restricted to a single tomb. The Feng Shui of Yin premises revolved around a communal approach embracing several dead ancestral individuals. This was why the early tombs tended to be grouped family graves clustered together with a central shrine.

  • All those tales of how individual ancestral tombs of famous people like Sun Yat Sen, Mao Tse Tung influenced the destinies of the famous people are only hype. In some cases, Feng Shui masters had conflicting claims.

It was the Han emperors who instituted the first common complex of graves for their dead. Before the Han, the Chou and Shang never had such a tomb complex concept. The Chou and Shang imperial tombs were few and scattered. After the Han, the Tang, Sung, Ming and Qing followed the Han example to build large tomb complexes to house their imperial dead. Each tomb complex contained several imperial tombs. The ceremonies revolved around the ancestral temple approach, with the first emperor often dubbed as the "First Ancestor".

  • Some of these "First Ancestor" temples actually gave rise to temples to deities, who were often imminent ancestors of prominent clans. The emperors themselves often linked their Feng Shui of Yin premises to Shang Di the Supreme God. Such Feng Shui of Yin premises was so powerful that Yang Yun Sung stated it was responsible for the long 400 years duration of the Han dynasty.

    It was also such a Feng Shui of Yin premises which was responsible for the over 900 years duration of the Chou dynasty. There are vital important differences between the Chou Feng Shui of Yin premises and the Han Feng Shui of Yin premises which caused the Han dynasty and those after Han to have dynastic durations much shorter than those of the Chou, Shang and Hsia. These factors make an interesting topic of our further research study.

    In contrast, the modern so-called Yin Feng Shui is a much watered down approach. The weak effects of such a Yin Feng Shui are often negated by other factors. Much of current Feng Shui applied to tombs are nonsense.

The ancestral temple Feng Shui of Yin premises, albeit very complicated, is the most potent form of Feng Shui. Want to know its many fantastic secrets? How can it be applied to the modern tombs? Contact us.


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