elcome to my website! Do take
a tour and consider buying a
traditional hardback, paperback
and their new cousins, ebooks.
Though I’m best known as a Feng Shui
practitioner and author of The Feng Shui
Mysteries, my interests and written work
Enter the “Books” portal, and you will
find brief synopses and reviews of my
published books, the very first being
Murder Offscreen and Cut To: Murder,
set in the film industry. There, too, you
can read about The Feng Shui Mysteries,
which include: A Deadly Arrangement,
Positioned To Die, Designed To Kill, and
Evil Intentions. All are available as signed
editions, which we sell directly from
author to reader. FYI, the trade paper
edition of Evil Intentions is no longer
available on Amazon.com but is being
sold exclusively through this website.
For ebook purchases, you will be taken
directly to Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Do
check back as we will be adding all titles
to the Nook and to Amazon’s Kindle.
Enter the “What’s New” portal and find
brief descriptions of works-in-progress.
Click on the Bagua, the colorful octagon
(to the right of the screen) and explore
the many dimensions of Feng Shui.
In the “Links/Library section you will find
recommended websites and book titles.
We offer Blogs on a variety of interests
and concerns. Tweets provide daily Feng
Shui tips and Goddess wisdom, all of
which are useful, practical, and if you so
intend, can be life changing!
Do read on and learn about Feng Shui
and the template many practitioners rely
on, the venerable Bagua.
AND THE BAGUA
Energy dissipated by the wind stops at
the boundary of water.
Where the land features finish, the qi
encounters water and is returned.
----Book of Burial
Feng Shui is all about energy, called ‘chi’
or ‘qi,’ and is part of the structure of all
life, of the planet, of the universe.
Feng Shui is about respecting, honoring,
and understanding the workings of the
Feng Shui is about making practical
decisions based on the heart’s desire.
Feng Shui is about our own physical
energy and the energy in our dwellings,
the object being to attract that which is
Feng Shui does not judge.
Feng Shui is not a religion.
----The Casebooks of Salome
Waterhouse, House of Lost Souls
Feng Shui emerged sometime between
3000 and 5000 years ago through efforts
to locate the best burial sites so the
dearly departed would find harmony in
the afterlife and not bother the living. The
literal meaning of “feng” is ‘wind,’ while
“shui” translates to ‘water.’ Chi or qi can
mean ‘life force’ and/or ‘breath.’
The concept of “placement” began with
the purpose of situating one’s dwelling
where the wind gently replenished the
chi and water flowed nearby, bringing its
life generating power. Ideally, a dwelling
would be built with a hill or mountain at
the back for protection and water at the
front. Over time, water became equated
with money and prosperity, and wind with
renewal. Using the natural environment
as a guide, the same principles were
then applied indoors. For example, we
need a wall for protection behind our bed.
A bed simply placed in the middle of a
room projects a sense of vulnerability,
which does not promote sound sleep.
By learning Feng Shui, you will be
opening up a new way of looking at
your home, your workplace and, most
importantly, the natural world. Every
day the world speaks to us. Are we
listening and observing beyond simply
deciding what to wear when we go
outside? Millions of us live in urban
and suburban environments that, aside
from city parks and our own lawns and
gardens, have greatly reduced our
connection to the earth and all creatures
with whom we share the planet. Feng
Shui will reconnect you to the natural
world. By studying and practicing this
dynamic art and science, you will come
to understand that your home is a temple
that protects you while providing comfort
from the rigors of modern life. Treat
your home like sacred space. Using the
simple methods of Feng Shui, you will
be healthier, happier, and discover true
harmony. When you honor your space,
you honor yourself and all life.
THE BAGUA and HOW TO
The Bagua is the octagon-shaped
template containing the 9 life situations.
Its values came out of the I Ching, the
Chinese Book of Changes. By studying
the I Ching, you will gain a more intimate
knowledge of the Bagua and its inner
workings. You will find the Bagua on right
side of this website. Click on any of the
guas to learn their meanings.
The trend in western society is to simplify
the shape by turning the octagon into a
9 square grid. What is lost aesthetically
and traditionally, is made up for in its
practical application for use in our largely
rectangular-shaped homes and buildings.
To use the Bagua, first orient it by facing
your home. The chi will enter through the
front door, which will be located in one
of the three sectors at the bottom of the
Bagua in either Knowledge, Career, or
Helpful People/Travel. Then, with a bird’s
eye view, superimpose the Bagua over
your entire property. Next, align it with
the house itself. From there, you can do
the same with each room, using the door
to determine the gua through which you
enter the room (again, either Knowledge,
Career, or Helpful People/Travel).
Come back often to see what’s new!
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