The Chinese word for unseen ‘poison arrow’ or ‘cutting chi’ which usually is a corner of a building or anything that is pointy.
Visiting yearly stars to each of the eight palaces.
A term used in feng shui to describe anything that is favourable, positive or beneficial. According to feng shui, there are also auspicious and inauspicious numbers. For example, number 8 is considered auspicious and number 4 is considered inauspicious. Read below about lucky numbers
The ba-gua chart is an eight-sided grid map or matrix that shows you the compass directions with further information about each direction including elements, celestial animals, colour, number and characteristics. More on bagua
A long, straight bamboo flute and musical instrument used as a remedy in feng shui. This flute’s base includes the bamboo’s joint which is bigger than the remaining joints, allowing it to act as a support to actively lift, moderate or raise chi.
B.H.S. – The Black Hat Sect
A Western school of feng shui brought to the United States by Master Lin Yun in the early 1980s and popularised by Sarah Rossbach. One key innovation is that the door location is used to find the bagua directions and orientations.
Ba zi – Ba Zhai – Eight Mansions, or East-West school
The most popular method of defining and adjusting the ch’i in compass school of feng shui. First, sitting and facing directions of a building is determined. Then the four most favourable and four inauspicious divisions for the area are calculated, to determine their specific influences of the ch’i.
Ba Zhai Pai
Eight house school of knowledge based on a house trigram.
From the German translation as building biology which is a discipline of how buildings can affect peoples’ lives and their living environment.
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984).
He defines biophilia as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life” More on biophilia