Chinese culture has always
understood that the universe is permeated by a vital force
or energy. Everyone knows the Chinese word chi, sometimes
translated as cosmic breath or vital principle; but it does
not matter what name is given to this energy.
The important thing is that we cannot live
healthily - we cannot live with joy and contentment - unless
we live in harmony with it. Not living in harmony with it is
like swimming against the current of a river, or walking into
a high wind.
The Chinese people became aware of this force
long before the occidental world did. By a process of trial
and error extending over many centuries, they developed practices
through which human beings might understand and use chi in
its various manifestations.
In the West, the best known of these practices
are the martial arts, and especially the 'internal' arts of
Tai Chi Chuan, Bagua Chang and Hsing Yi Chuan. More and more
people have experienced the benefits of acupuncture and related
therapies. More recently, the West has become aware of the
art of Feng Shui, literally 'wind-water', sometimes called
the art of placement. It is the art of managing or arranging
our environment in such a way as to create a fruitful relationship
between ourselves and the chi which flows through all parts
Master Simon Wong is a highly accomplished
practitioner of Feng Shui and has helped many people over the
past fifteen years or more.
But the Chinese people understand that to
every positive there is a negative: every force has its 'dark
Master Wong knows that Feng
Shui can be harmful, or can fail to be beneficial, if misused
or used by people whose understanding of it is inadequate.
It is for this reason that he has decided to make his knowledge
available in writing. The result is volumes full of knowledge
Dr. R. W. Dyson (Professional
academic, author and experienced martial artist)