Originating in China, Classical (authentic) Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese metaphysical discipline whose philosophy can be traced back several thousands of years. Classical Feng Shi has been around since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). In ancient times, Feng Shui was a heavily guarded secret used by the Chinese emperors to maintain power over their dynasties and to increase their personal wealth. It was initially used to identify the best burial sites for imperial gravesites. Later it was used to site palaces, government buildings and other public monuments. Even whole cities were designed and built according to Feng Shui principles.
In Mainland China, the practice of Classical Feng Shui used to be an important part of daily life. However, during the Communist times, Classical Feng Shui was suppressed and its practitioners persecuted due to the false belief that Feng Shui thrives on the superstitions of ordinary people. Since the 80’s, this mindset has loosened and has given new rise and popularity to Classical Feng Shui.
In Hong Kong, Classical Feng Shui has always been a vital part of cultural life and has penetrated all aspects of society – especially in business. Important buildings and construction projects – most famously the Bank of China building – take advantage of Classical Feng Shui applications to assist their businesses and the individuals working in a particular building to thrive and succeed.
Today, many successful business men – many of them billionaires – both in the West and in Asia trust the wisdom of Classical Feng Shui consultants when designing office space, commercial buildings and residential housing.