Five Classics of Fengshui :

Paton, Michael.

Five Classics of Fengshui : Chinese Spiritual Geography in Historical and Environmental Perspective. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (442 pages) - Sinica Leidensia Ser. ; v.110 . - Sinica Leidensia Ser. .

Intro -- PREFACE -- SPIRITUAL GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENERGY OF THE LAND -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- PART ONE -- Discussion -- CHAPTER ONE -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER two -- A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE -- 1. Important Historical Texts -- 2. Cultural and Sociological Commentaries -- 3. Architecture -- 4. Fengshui and the History and Philosophy of Science -- CHAPTER THREE -- NOTES ON TRANSLATION -- 1. Definition of Terms -- 1.1. Fengshui -- 1.2. Qi -- 1.3. Yin-Yang, the Five Phases and the Five Stars -- 1.4. The Five Tonal Surnames -- 1.5. The Celestial Stems and Terrestrial Branches -- 1.6. The Nine Stars -- 1.7. The Eight Trigrams -- 1.8. The Dragon -- 1.9. Configurational Force -- 1.10. Sand -- 1.11. Classic -- 1.12. Mingtang -- CHAPTER FOUR -- COMPARISON OF TEXTS -- CHAPTER FIVE -- FENGSHUI AND GEOLOGY/GEOGRAPHY -- CHAPTER SIX -- THE CONCEPTUAL BASIS OF FENGSHUI AND SCIENCE -- 1. Ritualisation of Knowledge and the Environmental History of China -- PART TWO -- TRANSLATIONS -- PRELIMINARY REMARKS -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- Archetypal Burial Classic of Qing Wu -- 1. Qing Wu-Postscript -- 1.2. The Classic of Burial -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- THE INNER CHAPTER OF THE BOOK OF BURIAL ROOTED IN ANTIQUITY -- CHAPTER NINE -- THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASSIC OF HOUSE SITING -- 1. Chapter 1 -- 1.1. An Outline of the Secondary Method of Repairing Sites -- 2. The Yellow Emperor's Classic of House Siting-Chapter 2 -- CHAPTER TEN -- TWENTY FOUR DIFFICULT PROBLEMS -- Problem 1 -- The Reply -- Problem 2 -- The Reply -- Problem 3 -- The Reply -- Problem 4 -- The Reply -- Problem 5 -- The Reply -- Problem 6 -- The Reply -- Problem 7 -- The Reply -- Problem 8 -- The Reply -- Problem 9 -- The Reply -- Problem 10 -- The Reply -- Problem 11 -- The Reply -- Problem 12 -- The Reply -- Problem 13 -- The Reply -- Problem 14 -- The Reply -- Problem 15 -- The Reply -- Problem 16 -- The Reply. Problem 17 -- The Reply -- Problem 18 -- The Reply -- Problem 19 -- The Reply -- Problem 20 -- The Reply -- Problem 21 -- The Reply -- Problem 22 -- The Reply -- Problem 23 -- The Reply -- Problem 24 -- The Reply -- CHAPTER ELEVEN -- THE SECRETLY PASSED DOWN WATER DRAGON CLASSIC -- 1. Preface to the Secretly Passed down Water Dragon Classic -- 2. Foreword to the Secretly Passed down Water Dragon Classic -- 3. The Secretly Passed Down Water Dragon Classic-Chapter 1 -- 3.1. General Discussion -- 3.2. Discussion on the Subtle Movements in the Machinations of Qi -- 3.3. The Ballad of the Natural Water Method -- 3.4. Eighteen Patterns and their Maps -- 4. The Secretly Passed down Water Dragon Classic-Chapter 2 -- 4.1. General Discussion -- 4.2. Water Pincer Prose of Guo Jingchun -- 4.3. Star Seal Section -- 5. The Secretly Passed down Water Dragon Classic-Chapter 3 -- 5.1. General Discussion -- 5.2. Theory of the Pictographic Patterns of Water and Reeds -- 5. The Secretly Passed down Water Dragon Classic-Chapter 4 -- 5.1. General Discussion -- 5.2. Discussion of Branches and Trunks -- 5.3. Discussion of the Five Stars -- 5.4. Discussion of the Four Beasts -- 5.5. Discussion of the Form of the Situation -- 5.6. Discussion of Strange Forms -- 5.7. Discussion of Pools, Ponds, Wells and Bridges -- 6. The Secretly Passed down Water Dragon Classic-Chapter 5 -- 6.1. Foreword -- 6.2. General Discussion of the Original Book -- 6.3. The Ballad of Seeking the Veins of the Water Dragon -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- 1. Texts Translated -- 2. Other Sources -- GLOSSARY OF CHINESE CHARACTERS -- INDEX.

In Five Classics of Fengshui Michael Paton traces the theoretical development of this form of spiritual geography through full translations of major texts: the Burial Classic of Qing Wu, Book of Burial, Yellow Emperor's Classic of House Siting, Twenty Four Difficult Problems, and Water Dragon Classic.

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