lit. “Wind and Water”) is often referred to as “Chinese geomancy,” or the art or science of divining by landforms. On the most basic level, feng shui is concerned with the ways in which wind and water flow through landscapes. By extension, it is concerned with the smooth flow of qi
), or energy, through places and structures, with qi
having similar movement patterns as wind and water. Considered comprehensively, feng shui includes astronomical, astrological, cosmological, geographical, and topographical dimensions. It places primary emphasis on the energetic qualities of place, which are then correlated to human constitutions and architectural design, including actual site organization and interior design. In this way, feng shui may be seen as expressing a more bioregional or ecological ...