Where are the ancient texts showing how Yellow Emperor Huang Di, Ta Yu and the like practise Feng Shui?
Huang Di was reputed to be a "world emperor", meaning he ruled the whole world. The Feng Shui he practised must be one also found in ancient cultures other than that of China. His Feng Shui is described in the Shan Hai Jing!
Feng Shui of Yin Premises of Yellow Emperor and Ta Yu
Confucius recorded down:
- "When a superior man 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. "She King," Pt. III, Bk. J, Ode III, and Legge's note, S.B.E., Vol. III, p. 384.]
The above principle of the Feng Shui of the ancestor temple had to exist sometime before Confucius recorded it. This principle had to pre-exist in some more ancient texts than Confucius. One of these more ancient texts who described the Feng Shui is actually Shan Hai Jing, Mountain Seas Classic
Analysts would recognise that Shan Hai Jing, Mountain Seas Classic is a shaman text with many references to ancestor temple sacrificial worship systems. What is intriguing but ill-understood is that these ancient ancestor temple sacrificial worship systems alluded to critical landform Feng Shui guidelines. Shan Hai Jing, Mountain Seas Classic has several passages about Feng Shui. These Feng Shui guidelines form major basis of what Confucius recorded down.
It is not the aim or purpose of this article to fully interpret Shan Hai Jing, Mountain Seas Classic. However, as an indication of its reference to the practice of Feng Shui by Ta Yu, we will give one example here:
- Also east 10 li, Qing Yao (Green Request) Mountain, really maintain emperor secret capital. North looks to He Qu (River Song), is much sail birds (seagulls or albatross). South looks to Shan Zhu (Altar Bank), Yu Fu (Ta Yu Father) his changing place, is much servant together, monocot flowerting plants black. God miltary manager take-charge, is human face leopard markings, small waist, white teeth, bore ear muscial objects, it sounds like singing jade. Is mountain also, suitable female child. Shan Hai Jing 5.28a
Also east 40 li, called He (Harmony) Mountain, up no grasses or trees and much precioius stone and green jade, Shi Wei (Fruit only) river 9 capital, is mountain also 5 bends, 9 water goes out here, join northward flow pours into Luo, itsiddle (area) much dark blue jade. Auspicious god Tai Feng (Peace Meet) , it is like human face tiger's tail, is good place unknown Bei Mountain at south, emerges enters have light. Tai Feng (Highest Chance) god moves Heaven Earth qi also. Shan Hai Jing 5.31
The passage is about a site established by Emperor Ta Yu back around 2205 BC. It has the auspicious Feng Shui features of a southern frontage to an altar and 9 turnings of the river. It was full of light and qi. It was an ancient Feng Shui site! It shows how Ta Yu applied Feng Shui.
- Practitioners have long parroted that Ta Yu found the Feng Shui associated with the Luo Shu. It is time they realise that this Feng Shui applied by Ta Yu is found within the pages of Shan Hai Jing, Mountain Seas Classic.
Other passages show that this Feng Shui also related to Yellow Emperor and other ancient emperors like Shun, Shao Hao and Di Jun. Theirs is the real original potent Feng Shui, not the "half past six" things commercially promoted today.