Monday, May 30, 2016
Feng Shui & Superstitious (从风水看迷信)
It is actually possible to predict which part of the world is more superstitious than others with Feng Shui.
We all know that the core purpose of having good Feng Shui is money and people’s well beings; as the saying goes:
The mountain is about people while the water is all about wealth.
First, let us explore the people/human aspects:
It is true that if a society is made up of majority single ethnic and if this society is located high up in the mountain; then it is likely that this society has a strong religious and magical presence. For example, people around the Himalayan mountain ranges have strong faith in religions and hence magic. And people living in plain areas are more secular compared to the mountain tribes…
Secondly, since water sources bring wealth; people living at coastal areas and river mouths are much richer than those living inland or high up in the mountain. When people are rich, they want the gods and goddesses to protect their belongings and family… So we find there are many big and small temples along the coastal areas and river mouths. Fujian, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Penang, Melaka, Singapore just to name a few.
Let me just take an example of Chinese ethnic in Peninsula to explain this situation:
The local Penang Chinese (not those who work there) would be more religious and superstitious than the Chinese in KL. In another words, KL people are more materialistic compared to the Island folks. I did not make things up but try to visit the two areas and you will feel culture shock within the country!
Thirdly, the time factor:
According to Flying Star theory, the 7th period (1984 – 2003) is the period of proliferation of superstitions and occult matters. So we find magic items, publications, astrology and Feng Shui matters everywhere during this period. As expected… with the waning influence of the 7th period; magical and superstitious matters are forgotten for the time being until the next 7th period; i.e. in 180 years’ time.
To make a long discussion short:
According to Feng Shui, people, location and timing determine if a society of a place is superstitious. By saying so, I am implying that Feng Shui is no superstition as many people like to treat it that way.