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feng shui

 (fŭng′ shwā′)
n.
The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.

[Mandarin fēng shuǐ, geomancy, from Middle Chinese fuwŋ ʂyj´ : fuwŋ, wind + ʂyj´, water (from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lwi).]

feng shui

(ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design and placement of a grave, building, room, etc, so that the maximum harmony is achieved between the flow of chi of the environment and that of the user, believed to bring good fortune
[C20: from Chinese feng wind + shui water]

feng shui

(ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ)
n.
the Chinese practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang.
[1795–1800; < Chinese: natural surroundings, literally, wind and water]

feng shui

The positioning of buildings, rooms and objects to achieve harmony with nature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feng shui - rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into consideration in designing and siting buildings and graves and furniture
principle, rule - a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Translations

feng shui

[ˌfeŋˈʃuːɪ] Nfeng shui m

feng shui

[ˌfʌŋˈʃweɪ] nfeng shui m inv

feng shui

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Similarly, Peter Dawkins has studied many ancient philosophies and beliefs to help create Zoence - a modern development and interpretation of early cosmological and geomantic science and art.
Peter, who runs an organisation teaching Zoence from his home in rural Warwickshire, describes it as a science and art of living in harmony with ourselves and the environment - or, knowing the right thing to do in the right place, at the right time, and with the right orientation.
Nestled deep in the Warwickshire countryside, in a place called Upper Tysoe, lies The Zoence Academy (01295 688185) where you can unravel the mysterious science bit by bit.