Based on principles of cooperation between humans and nature, feng-shui promotes a form of living in harmony with the landscape that is reputed to enhance the attractiveness of buildings and the well-being of their inhabitants. Ernest J. Eitel, a missionary who worked in China, learned firsthand about this ancient oral tradition and its philosophical roots, which span a range of thought from Taoism and Buddhism to ancient rural magic. In 1873, Eitel published the first book on feng-shui, introducing Westerners to the principled but highly flexible code for arranging living quarters to achieve optimal comfort for mind and body.
Unabridged republication of Feng Shui or The Rudiments of Natural Science in China, originally published by Trubner & Co., Hong Kong, 1873.
|Author/Editor||Ernest J. Eitel|
|Dimensions||5 3/8 x 8 1/2|