ASTONISHING FENG SHUI and ASTROLOGY in the HOLY BIBLE
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Auspicious Feng Shui South Facing Direction
Feng Shui is a long lost environmental science once known to the ancients. Many religious comments for or against Feng Shui can be somewhat naive and Victorian, as they completely miss the point. There are now much arising scientific evidence from geography, geology and astronomy about how Feng Shui works. There are even scientific evidence what are the physical nature of qi and sha, the beneficial and malevolent energies of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a long lost environmental science once known to the ancients.
The Holy Bible describes certain geographical features of the homes of the Patriarchs. Think carefully about the geographical features of the passages. You will find that there are many Feng Shui principles in them. Let us discuss them more systematically.
An important derivation of the Four Cardinal Directions and their Four Heraldic Beasts is the auspiciousness of the South direction. The Form Feng Shui has always regarded that a premise should face the South, which is the auspicious direction for main entrances to face. The Northeast is regarded as the Kuei Meng (Demon Gate) and the entrance must not face this direction.
Surprisingly, the Holy Bible contains passages which show that this South facing is the favoured facing direction of God's buildings:
Thus, the Holy Bible shows that South was the favoured direction to face in the buildings of God's people.
The auspicious South facing has got to do with the fact that sunlight would penetrate into a cave lying on the southern slopes. If the cave is on the northern slopes, sunlight does not readily shine in and such a premise would be dark most of the time.
Bagua: Throne of God at North
Another principle of the Bagua is that the North is the location of the throne of Shang Di the One Supreme God.
Surprisingly, the Holy Bible also locates the position of God at the North:
Auspicious Shapes and Boundary
The Bagua also has a square shape, which is regarded as auspicious in Feng Shui. The Holy Bible also supports this auspicious square shape for Godly premises:
The auspicious shape has a sacred boundary associated with the 12 Zodiac signs:
It is quite difficult to understand how Christians could ignore astrology, when the Holy Bible refers so many times to the 12 Zodiac signs:
Inauspicious Feng Shui Areas
In contrast to the auspicious South facing, Feng Shui list various features as inauspicious. The Holy Bible also confirms some of the Feng Shui inauspiciousness:
Barren lands are inauspicious in Feng Shui. As indicated in the above passage, areas where water is not retained and flows too fast away are also inauspicious in Feng Shui. The treeless barren land is cursed:
The great inauspicious Feng Shui direction to face is the Northeast. The Northeast is regarded in Feng Shui as the gateway between the Earth and the other world, and dubbed Kuei Meng or "Demon Gate."
There is an ill-understood passage which actually hints at this forbidden Northeast Gateway direction:
The above Biblical passage indicates that such a gateway between the world of Man and the original divine "Garden of Eden" would be at the East. However, modern astronomers have found evidence that around 2400 BC the Earth tilted towards the Northwest. Thus, the ancient East direction would become the modern Northeast.
Feng Shui has noted certain landforms as inauspicious. Steep relief and straight river courses are regarded as inauspicious. Modern research indicates such steep relief and straight water courses are associated with faultlines, through which radioactive positive ions seep. The Holy Bible also associated underground faults with dangerous emanations:
AUSPICIOUS FENG SHUI ACTIVITIES IN THE HOLY BIBLE
Feng Shui Protection for Entrance
Probably, the most conspicuous activity associated with Feng Shui is the protection given to the main entrances. The evil is considered as trying to enter the premise through the entrance, hence the entrance must be protected.
The Chinese Feng Shui believes that red objects must be placed at the doors to keep out the dangerous Nien Beast (Nien = Year). This Nien Beast comes around the New Year and would attack the home unless warded off by the red cloth, paper or, in ancient times, blood. Well, the Holy Bible shows that the same idea at Passover, where the blood of the lamb is placed at the door to ward off evil.
Christians may not be fully aware of the significance of the door in the Holy Bible - it was the location of a most prominent protection activity during Passover:
The Holy Bible supports other protection-blessing devices to be placed at the door:
These passages confirm a universal notion that the evil will come through the entrance.
To protect the entrance, Chinese Feng Shui would also recommend the establishment of the pai-lous (or arched gates) in front of the entrance. An elaborated Biblical equivalent of the pai-lous (or arched gates) protection at the entrance is seen in the twin pillars Jachin-Boaz in the front porch of the Temple of Solomon:
According to Pennick (1979 p.65-66), Jachin and Boaz represented the immovable pillars supporting the sky and the Gates of Dawn, as well as being the gates to the underworld which exclude demons and wraiths from entering into this world on their own volition. That is, just like the Chinese Feng Shui pai-lous, the Jachin-Boaz twin pillars were an entrance device established to prevent evil from entering into the premise.
At this juncture, the author would like to note that the Chinese protective door devices often include copper items, such as copper mirrors or copper coins. Note that the Jachin-Boaz pillars were made of brass, a copper based metal.
The Holy Bible describes a host of things connected with the door or gate. The area around the door or gate was the scene of major miraculous events, signifying how important this entrance area is. It is the venue by which blessings are administered.
Feng Shui Protection for Rear
The protection of the entrance is also supported by a protection at the rear. There should always be a green mountain at the rear to protect the home.
The passages quoted earlier about the favoured location along the southern slopes already indicate the protective mountains at the North. Here is another passage:
The Feng Shui idea is that the mountains at the North would protect the home against the winds from the North. The Holy Bible has a similar notion:
Feng Shui Protection Within Premise
A favourite Feng Shui device used to bless the premise is the establishment of the water pool or pond, especially that of the lotus. This pond should be located at vantage spots in the premise, especially at the front and also in the centre of the premise.
The Holy Bible indicates the porch of the Temple of Solomon had a brass water pool with artificial lotus, apparently a memory of such a lotus pool feature of the ancient "Garden of Eden":
THE AUSPICIOUS FENG SHUI SITE IN THE HOLY BIBLE
Feng Shui always talk of the auspicious site known as the hsueh or "Dragon Lair". It is located in the centre of the armchair formation created by the mountains lying at the North and the sides at the East and West, with only the South opening to the Sun. It is always a green area nourished by the gentle flowing waters flowing from West to East at the South of the site.
Instinctively, people could associate such a wonderful place with the fabled "Garden of Eden". Other cultures call it "the Elysian Fields", "Shangri-Lah" or Mehameru.
The Holy Bible refers many times to this "Garden of Eden". Some passages have been noted earlier; here are some more passages:
The Holy Bible supports Feng Shui and astrology. The author is not surprised that the Holy Bible has so many passages describing Feng Shui principles in such a favourable light. This is because, the author already knows that the Feng Shui principles do not just magically appear from thin air but have scientific causes and explanations, and could never conflict with the Holy Bible.
The Holy Bible also contains interesting references to geographical and astronomical phenomena. However, what may surprise the author is that the Biblical passages giving support for Feng Shui are estimated to compose about 5% of the Holy Bible, and these are more than those touching on geographical and astronomical phenomena.
The association is not unique, as the Chinese-Biblical similarities in Feng Shui principles are also found in other ancient cultures, including European geomancy. These Godly Feng Shui-geomancy principles had universal existence before 2000 BC and continued to permeate the ancient cultures scattered all over the world.
It is quite evident that many Christians have never researched their Holy Bible at all. However, this may not be surprising, as it is the author's experience, that even Christian leaders and ministers have never really researched the Holy Bible and have resultant superficial understanding of the Holy Bible. All this is rather unfortunate, as many Christians try to give comments on subjects beyond their ken, hence some of the uninspired unfavourable perceptions about Feng Shui and astrology.
The findings about Feng Shui as a science is alike to the discoveries of Galileo and Copernicus. Ill-informed and biased, the Middle Ages Christian authorities condemned the findings of Galileo and Copernicus as heretical.
Biblical Warning Not to Reject Abraham
Remember, the great Godly patriarch Abraham, on whom Christian faith originated from, was a master astrologer.
The discussions also linked Abraham with some Feng Shui principles. It is likely too that the Biblical Feng Shui originated with Abraham.
The Christian faith originated with the promises of God to Abraham:
If Christians reject the astrology of Abraham, how can they be the children of Abraham? The simple serious implication is that it may be doubtful if these people with such wrong knowledge about the Holy Bible and its men of God are Christians at all.
Being ill informed, many Christians fall prey to a misleading perspective about astrology and the allied art of geomancy or Feng Shui. They are just as ignorant as those who turn Feng Shui into a superstitious art. They parroted what their misguided leaders told them and ended up calling many God-given knowledge demonic.
The Lord Jesus Christ would condemn those who labeled the teachings of God as demonic:
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