The Golden Hoard Press
Publishers of Classics of Feng Shui and Magic
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FENG SHUI                                              
"Stephen Skinner is probably the most important Western scholar taking the science of Feng shui seriously. In the past few decades he has made important contributions to clarifying the rather vague image from which Feng shui suffers in the West"

- Dr. Ulrich Theobald, Lecturer in Chinese history and classical Chinese at T┨bingen University, Germany.




Advanced Flying Star Feng Shui

 

Stephen Skinner

 

This is the first book in English on Flying Star feng shui which explains how it compatibly relates to Eight Mansion feng shui, and provides 216 giving lower kua Flying Star charts with 24 Mountain direction indicator, as well as all of the variant Substitution Star (ti kua) charts. Although the `Flying Stars¨ were originally related to the stars of the astronomical Big Dipper asterism, in their feng shui usage they are simply terms for changing types of subtle ch'i (qi) energy present in our living environment, our homes, and our workplaces.

Flying Star assumes there is a very real link between the present time, the time a building was built, its directional orientation, the birthdates of its occupants and the consequential changing luck of its occupants. Contrary to popular mis-conception, Flying Star feng shui is completely compatible with Eight Mansion feng shui. The effects of using Flying Star feng shui correctly can often be impressive and very rapid, often within 10 days. Flying Star feng shui is one of the components of Hs┨an K¨ung (Xuan Kong), which is in turn part of the San Yuan School of feng shui, which relies upon the 8 Trigrams kua (gua) and their combinations. By contrast San He (the other great school of feng shui) relies upon combinations of the 5 Elements (in their yin and yang forms) with the 12 Earthly Branches, forming 60 chia-tzu (jia zi) or dragons.

Much of the knowledge in this book comes from the Chinese text of perhaps the most famous Hs┨an K¨ung (Xuan Kong) master of the 20th century, Shen Chu Reng and his book on Flying Star entitled San Yuan Ti Li Tai Hs┨an K¨ung.

 

 

 

 

380 pages

hardback with dust wrapper
60 Tables, 64 Illustrations

Publication: 24th October 2015

OUT OF PRINT
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ISBN: 978-0-9932042-0-3

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Guide to the Feng Shui Compass or lo p'an :

a Compendium of Classical feng shui. Including a history of feng shui, a detailed description of 75 rings of the lo p'an, and a feng shui time line.

 

Stephen Skinner

 

Material never before available in English´and difficult to find even in Chinese

How to read the San He and San Yuan lo p'an, with an explanation of each ring in detail, the history and background of feng shui and the lo p'an (luo pan).

This large book is 448 pages in size, and packed with detailed information which is very clearly explained, so that after reading it anyone should be comfortable reading even the most complex lo p'an. This book is the result of 30 years of research and practice. More than 75 rings are illustrated, tabulated, and classified by Plate and School, with their use and history. Anyone reading the book can go from being a complete novice to complete familiarity with any lo p'an, ancient or modern that they may pick up. It clearly explains for the first time in English how feng shui developed and the relationship between the San He and San Yuan Schools.

There are over 65 Tables, more than 174 illustrations, and 32 full colour plates. These include rare pictures and analyses of Ming and Ch'ing (Qing) dynasty lo p'ans.

Every technical term, book title, or person's name, is carefully footnoted in traditional Chinese characters with supporting pinyin and Wade-Giles transliterations. There is a also a detailed feng shui history time line.

"No Classical feng shui practitioner can afford to be without this book. ̄

 

 

 

Virtually a Complete Compendium of Classical feng shui

 

 

448 pages

hardback with dust jacket

65 Tables, 174 Illustration,

32 Colour Plates

 

reduced to £62.00

(Approx US$96.00)

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ISBN: 978-0-9547639-9-2

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Partial List of Contents

 

A Short History of Feng Shui

History of the Compass - Misconceptions

The Shih Board

The Chai Ching Earth Plate

Reading the Lo P¨an

How to Align the Lo P¨an

Tricks of the Trade

How to Buy a Lo P¨an

Physical Structure of the Lo P¨an

The Rings of the Lo P¨an

Rings, Plates and Needles

Mistaken Western Identifications

The 4 Seasons and Celestial Animals of the Quarters

The 8 Wandering Stars of the 8 Mansions or pa chai

The 8 Mountain Killings or yao sha

The 9 Numbers of the Lo Shu

The 9 Flying Stars or fei hsing

The 10 Heavenly Stems or t¨ien kan

The 12 Earthly Branches or ti chih

The 12 Life Stages Palaces or kung

The 12 Yellow Springs or huang ch'┨an

The 24 Mountains or shan

 

 

The 24 Robbery Sha or chieh sha

The 60 Sexagenary Combinations or chia tzu

The 60 Earth-Penetrating Dragons or tou ti lung

The 72 Mountain-Piercing Dragons or chuan shan lung

The 120 Golden Divisions or fen chin

The 240 Golden Divisions or fen chin

The 12 Jupiter Years or tz¨u

The 12 Provincial divisions or fen yeh

The 24 Heaven Stars or t'ien hsing

The 24 Mini-Seasons or chieh ch¨i

The 28 Lunar Mansions or hsiu

The 60 Uneven Dragons or ying so

The 365.25 Chinese day-degrees or tu

The 360 new Western degrees or hsien tu

The 940 Degrees of the Complete Calendar or shou shih li

The 12 Sovereign Hexagrams or p¨i kua

The 60 Root Hexagrams or pen kua (San He)

The 64 Hexagrams or kua

The 384 Hexagram lines or kua yao

The `Alphabet¨ of Feng Shui

Chinese Dynasties and Feng Shui Chronology

Catalogue of Common Lo P'an Rings




Feng Shui History

the story of Classical Feng Shui in China and the West from 221 BC to 2012 AD

 

Stephen Skinner

 

Feng Shui History tracks the evolution of feng shui in detail in China from 221 BC till the present day, and then its spread throughout SE Asia, and finally to the rest of the world in the last 35 years. This has never been done before in English. The only information on the history of feng shui occurs as scattered chapters in a number of books, but these books often repeat the same tired generalisations, and include many largely erroneous statements such as:

This book has been meticulously researched, from authoritative Chinese texts and the analysis of many antique lo p'ans, and gives the real history of feng shui. It contains the biographical details of many masters, and tracks the developments and people involved in propagating feng shui in the US, UK, Europe and China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, in the 20th and 21st century, right up to date in 2012. It clearly shows the different feng shui methods and masters, and how they relate to each other.

This book corrects a number of erroneous ideas such as:

1. "Feng shui is 6000 years old." In fact the characters 'feng shui' were not used in this context before 320 CE. Even the older names (ti li, kan yi, etc.) for this practice do not occur in any surviving texts before 221 BC.

2. "Feng shui derives from the Yi Jing." In fact, apart from the 8 trigrams being used as basic directional indicators, no feng shui compass shows the 60 hexagrams till 1600 CE, and not the full 64 hexagrams till 1824.

3. "The feng shui compass derives from a magnetised spoon revolving on a plate." In fact this incorrect deduction made by Wang Chen-To in 1946 (and later reluctantly repeated by Needham) was completely discredited by several researchers in the 1990s.

 

 

 

 

208 H/B width d/w

70 illustrations, 22 half-tone plates

Expanded Edition published November 2013

25 x 18 cm

 

OUT OF PRINT
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Price: £
39.95

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ISBN: 978-0-9568285-4-5

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Classics of Feng Shui Series - Finaly Reprinted

Editions by Stephen Skinner of 1739 Chinese feng shui classics by Chang Ping Lin


 

Volume I: The Water Dragon

Stephen Skinner & Chang Ping Lin
 

Water Dragon formulas are key feng shui formulas which show how water should be organized outside a house to provide the maximum benefit. They are usually associated with creating and increasing wealth.

 

This Water Dragon text  comes from a collection of key feng shui texts collected during the reign of the Emperor Ch’ien Lung (Qianlong), by Chang Ping Lin a feng shui master from Fukien in the early 18th century. This text is from an authentic source, which has never previously been available in English. Its formulas, some of which are derived from Yang Kung (Yang Yun Sung, fl. 888 AD), are clear and easy to apply, provided you have an a lo p’an.

 

Original Imperial Water Dragon formula from 1739, with original Chinese text on facing pages.

 

 


Publisher
Golden Hoard Press / CreateSpace
 

72 pages

Paperback 2nd edition
Published June 2016

 

Price: £25.00

(Approx US$36.00)

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ISBN: 978-1533506894


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Volume II: The Original Eight Mansions Formula

Stephen Skinner & Chang Ping Lin
 

The Original Chou Shu Door Opening Method, the key to Eight Mansions feng shui from a rare 1739 text. Originally the Eight Mansions formula was always used to determine the best main door positions. The positioning of the main door is much more critical than the utilisation of the interior rooms, not the quality of the rooms. This formula finally solves the problem that has perplexed many modern practitioners: as to which (the building or the apartment) entrance should be used for feng shui calculations.

 

The present text dates back more than 250 years. It predates many Chinese texts, and is definitely much older and more authentic than anything else available in English on the Eight Mansions. This classic examines each of the 24 Mountain. The translation comes with facing Chinese text, and the original illustrations.

 

Original Imperial Eight Mansions formula from 1739, with original Chinese text on facing pages.

 

 


Publisher
Golden Hoard Press / CreateSpace
 

72 pages

Paperback 2nd edition - revised
Published June 2016

 

Price: £25.00
(approx US$36.00)

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ISBN: 978-1533507488

Out of Print

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Volume III: The Key San He Feng Shui Formulas

Stephen Skinner & Chang Ping Lin

 

This book contains the authentic San He five Element formulas, including San He water formulas, 12 Life Stages, Yao Sha, Robbery Sha, and Kitchen stove positioning, laid out very clearly. It was compiled in the early Ch’ing Dynasty, but the formulas date back to the T’ang. It is translated from the Chinese with illustrations and facing the original woodblock Chinese text.

 

Original Imperial San He Feng Shui formulas from 1739, with original Chinese text on facing pages.

 


Publisher
Golden Hoard Press / CreateSpace

96 pages

Paperback 2nd Edition
Published June 2016

 

Price: £25.00

(Approx US$36.00)

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ISBN: 978-978-1533517579


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Volume IV: Mountain Dragon Formulas

Stephen Skinner & Chang Ping Lin

 

This book contains authentic yin feng shui Mountain Dragon formulas. It was compiled in the early Ch’ing Dynasty, but the formulas date back to the T’ang. It is translated from the Chinese with illustrations and facing the original woodblock Chinese text.

 

Original Imperial Mountain Dragon formulas from 1739, with original Chinese text on facing pages.

 

 


Publisher
Golden Hoard Press / CreateSpace

64 pages

Paperback 2nd Edition
Published June 2016

 

Price: £25.00

(Approx US$36.00)

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ISBN: 978-1533517654


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