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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice believed to utilize the laws of earth (geography) and heaven (astronomy) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi (energy). It is commonly utilized today in the positive arrangement of furniture and items around a home or office, to create positive energy flows believed to improve luck and life and for individuals to achieve their desired goals. Traditionally feng shui is important in choosing a place to live, agricultural planning and in finding a burial site.

Feng shui literally translates as ‘wind-water’ in English, and has a 3500+ year history. Proponents of feng shui claim it has positive effects on health, wealth and personal relationships. Some consider it a pseudoscience or even sorcery.

Modern goals for feng shui include selecting and situating human built environments (offices, homes etc) in environments where there is good ‘qi’. Feng shui will also enable one to identify places or locations where nothing should be built. Time, in the form of calendars and astronomy is at the heart of feng shui.

Since the People’s Republic of Chian was founded in 1949, feng shui has been officially deemed a ‘social evil’ and a ‘feudalisitc superstitious practice’ according to the state’s atheistic communist ideology, and is heavily discouraged – it has even been outright banned at times. Persecution of practitioners was most severe during the Cultural revolution, when feng shui was classified as a custom under the so-called ‘Four Olds’ to be wiped out. Feng shui practitioners were beaten.