Synopses & Reviews
This highly accessible, fully illustrated guide is the most comprehensive volume available on this popular Chinese tradition. Internationally best-selling author Lillian Too puts prosperity and success within everybody's reach as she presents the fundamentals of feng shui and offers simple steps for employing its principles at home, outdoors, and in the workplace. The book is packed with practical instructions for making small changes that lead to big ones, such as placing potted plants in the southeastern corner of your home so that your finances bloom and grow. A thorough encyclopedia of feng shui vocabulary and concepts ensures that no one will confuse their Pa-Kua and their Lo Shu, while bold color and hip illustrations bring a contemporary feel to this ancient wisdom. Written with authority and humor, and presented in a fresh and vibrant package, Total Feng Shui is the last word on feng shui.
"For readers who are serious about studying feng shui, Too's comprehensive book will prove an invaluable one-stop reference. Too has written 48 previous books on the subject, and her latest is colorfully arranged into sections that examine the 'General Principles,' the 'Practical Techniques,' 'The Secret Formulas,' the 'Protective Symbols and Rituals,' and the ways that feng shui can be applied to 'Improving the Quality of Your Life.' Each chapter is fully illustrated with diagrams, and there is a detailed glossary in the back. However, in spite of the neat layout and design, readers cannot simply dip in and out of this reference book. Many of the concepts and ideas presented build upon each other to such a point that the text can be incomprehensible to readers who haven't started from the beginning. And novice students might struggle with feng shui's complex strategies and theories, which involve calculating kua numbers and 'activating' auspicious corners with plants and crystals. At times, Too's advice can be impractical. For example, at one point she suggests that the best remedy for an irregularly shaped house 'is to add another room' to the building. While many of the suggestions smack of superstition (i.e. 'bury a symbolic wealth box in the Northwest of your garden'), several of the ideas are just common sense (i.e., 'incorporate discrete lighting into all important areas and corners.'). Followers of the practice will appreciate Too's view that everyone is able to learn feng shui. 'A feng shui master, no matter how good, can never be as good as you can be,' she explains near the beginning of the volume. 'When you are doing your own place, you are bound to be extra careful and fastidious.'" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Internationally best-selling author Too puts prosperity and success within everybody's reach as she presents the fundamentals of feng shui and offers simple steps for employing its principles at home, outdoors, and in the workplace.
About the Author
Lillian Too is the most popular and successful feng shui expert in the world today. She was almost single-handedly responsible for bringing this ancient Chinese art to a Western audience eight years ago, and has gone on to sell 5 million books on the subject, in 15 languages, worldwide. She lives in Malaysia.