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A Short Feng Shui Consultation

A Short Feng Shui Consultation

One of the many arts closely connected with the tradition of Daoism is Feng Shui or literally ‘Wind and Water’. This is the art of time and placement with regards to both Yang dwellings (homes) and Yin dwellings (graves). As with many ancient practices it...
The Fire Rooster Year

The Fire Rooster Year

January 28th sees the end of the lunar year of the monkey and the beginning of the year of the Fire Rooster. For many, the monkey year has been challenging and unpredictable and so many have been hoping for a somewhat more steady time in 2017. Unfortunately the year...
2016 – Year of the Fire Monkey

2016 – Year of the Fire Monkey

February the 8th 2016 will see the start of the Monkey year according to Chinese astrology; the Fire Monkey year to be more exact. Let us look at what this means according to ancient Chinese thought as well as making some predictions for the coming year. If we look at...
Daoist Talismanic Fu (符)

Daoist Talismanic Fu (符)

A Daoist Fu (符) is a form of talismanic transmission. Originally, the term itself denotes a contract that exists between two people; it was taken from the practice of breaking a piece of Jade or precious stone in half as a sign of mutual agreement. Both parties within...
Fu Dog Statues

Fu Dog Statues

Continuing on the theme of exploring Daoist art and architecture this article looks at Fu Dog statues. If you have ever visited China or any Chinese temples you will have no doubt seen a pair of Fu Dogs guarding the entrance; in fact you may have even seen them...