Livining in harmony. Somehow in our city apartments or our suburban houses. Amidst the clutter and clatter that is life, to be at peace...to have our lives run smoothly.... Isn't that what we want? Feng Shui master Lam Kam Chuen explains (and doesn't it make sense?) that much of our inner and outer disharmony comes from the physical environments that we create: what colors we paint our walls, where furniture is placed, whether we live in a house facing an intersection. Starting with a clear explanation of the properties of yin and yang: the fundamental forces and energies (the seasons, the animals, the directions, etc), Master Lam presents the fundamentals of arranging your home (and thus your life) in harmony with yourself and with the universe.
This is a book that I return to often. Written by a Feng Shui Master, this is not a handbook on interior decorating - which is what many Western books on Feng Shui have become - but a clear and thoughtful overview of the principles behind the art and science that is Feng Shui. Easy to read and well-illustrated, it shows you clearly how energy (chi) flows around the landscape and around your home, so that you can see what lies behind the superficial advice often touted in other books. Once you've read it, you'll be able to easily apply the underlying principles of Feng Shui for yourself in a meaningful way. You'll understand where to locate your home (and why) and how to arrange your living and working spaces to achieve greater harmony in life. This is an excellent book, whether you're new to Feng Shui or a more experienced practitioner.
As a newbie, I found this book to very helpful to understanding the reasons behind feng shui and inspirational in making me want to apply it in my life. He brings up things noone else I've read (yet) does, and has a more individual approach. Is he offbase? Are the others? Who knows? I tend to be skeptical of the "band-aid" feng shui cures such as mirrors and flutes, he hardly mentions them. The other books I've read, seem to have all gotten their material from the same source, I suspect that he actually knows what he is writing about as it not the same cookie cutter feng shui. The book is very visually appealing and illustrations help you to actually understand the underlying principles involved.