Is Feng Shui Superstition?

Updated: May 28, 2020

Before we are dwelling further into Geomancy (Feng Shui), we should know more about it. Do not let others who know little tell you about this vast topic. An incomplete definition of this topic has primarily mistaken for superstition.


Geomancy 風水 is rooted in the study of Qi 氣 (energy) in our environment and us. Whether the Qi is internal or external, positive or negative, we examine how these forces interact and look for patterns. Both systems provide us with an energy map, or in modern language – data.


The purpose of Yang House 陽宅 and Yin House 陰宅:

  1. Yang House is centred among the living like home and offices.

  2. Yin House is centred among our ancestors like a tombstone, burial grounds.

Geomancy Field of Study 風水之學間 consists of these:

  • Psychology 心理學

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, according to the American Psychological Association. Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes.


  • Structural engineering 結構工程學

Structural engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering in which structural engineers are trained to design the 'bones and muscles' that create the form and shape of man-made structures.


  • Environmental Engineering 環境工程學

Environmental engineering is a professional engineering discipline that takes from broad scientific topics like chemistry, biology, ecology, geology, hydraulics, hydrology, microbiology, and mathematics to create solutions that will protect and also improve the health of living organisms and improve the quality of the environment. Environmental engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.


Environmental engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment to protect human health, preserve nature's beneficial ecosystems, and improve environmental-related enhancement of the quality of human life.


  • Geotechnical Engineering 大地工程學

Geotechnical engineering, also known as geotechnics, is the application of scientific methods and engineering principles to the acquisition, interpretation, and use of knowledge of materials of the Earth's crust and earth materials for the solution of engineering problems and the design of engineering works. It is the applied science of predicting the behaviour of the Earth, its various materials and processes towards making the Earth more suitable for human activities and development.


Geotechnical engineering embraces the fields of soil mechanics and rock mechanics, and has applications in the areas of geology, geophysics, hydrology, and other related sciences. Both engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers practice geotechnics.

  • Ergonomics 人體工程學

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design to optimise human well-being and overall system performance.


  • Material science 材料科學

Materials science is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. It includes elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering.


  • Physics 物理

Physics, science that deals with the structure of matter and the interactions between the fundamental constituents of the observable universe. In the broadest sense, physics (from the Greek physikos) is concerned with all aspects of nature on both the macroscopic and submicroscopic levels. Its scope of study encompasses not only the behaviour of objects under the action of given forces but also the nature and origin of gravitational, electromagnetic, and nuclear force fields. Its ultimate objective is the formulation of a few general principles that bring together and explain all such disparate phenomena.


  • Metaphysics 玄學

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality. The word "metaphysics" comes from two Greek words that, together, literally mean "after or behind or among [the study of] the natural".


Metaphysics studies questions related to what it is for something to exist and what types of existence there are. Metaphysics seeks to answer, in an abstract and sufficiently general manner, the questions.


  • Life sciences 生活科學

The life sciences or biological sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study of life and organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, and animals, including human beings.



Hope you can string the different components together and form a better definition of geomancy/ feng shui. If you are interested in geo your home, please contact us at our email jasonchan@wonyanconsult.com

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JASON CHAN

I am not your usual geomancer. I put effort into where the heart matters most.

My passion didn't started as a business idea. It began with a curious mind.  Feng Shui is not a religion. It is a lifestyle where we work, sleep, eat, and cook matters in the flow of energy.