Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (September 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Let me first say that there are few Classical/Authentic Feng Shui experts out there. Even fewer (almost non-existent) English authors. When I began researching the subject Joey Yap was at that time the ONLY English Author I could find any books from.I would give this a 3.5 stars because Joey Yap offers great content but lacks some specifics in his work. Joey Yap is Chinese living in Malaysia and most of his students are Chinese. Although he lived in the US, speaks & reads English his writing does lack some explanation & detail that I think has more to do with an assumption on his part, that his readers already `know' some of the things he is speaking about.His books are beautifully designed & for the most part well written. His writing is easy to read, and smooth but does lack detailed explanation in some areas. I have read several of his books and most of his published articles which does help to better understand his writing style.With that being said let me just explain one Very important point. Joey Yap writes on Classical/Authentic Feng Shui which is a long developed & studied Science in China and bares little resemblance to the hundreds (if not thousands) of books in the market today on the subject. There are only a hand full of English written books on the subject which makes it difficult to truly study & understand.I can say after many years of reading other Feng Shui books that there are no `two' authors that agree on the subject except if they come from a PURE Classical/Authentic background. They all seem to put their own spin, interject their own beliefs, and manipulate the art to their own needs. This does is not what Classical Feng Shui is about.
As someone who has spent nearly 5 years studying feng shui, the last 2 with Joey Yap, I can tell you that yes, he writes differently than any other Feng Shui Master in the marketplace. The reviewer that states he does not share the formula on how he does things should purchase his Chinese Metaphysics Compendium...that is full of every single formula out there! Other masters say he is crazy for writing that book but for those that do not know how to use the formulas, it is useless. For those of us who do know, the book is priceless!Knowing how to use the formulas is the knowledge that takes a lifetime of study and practice. Anyone can teach a formula but to use it and see its results is where the true power lies. Joey's Pure Feng Shui diverges off the path of the westernized dribble that others tout as real feng shui.It amazes me that we in the US trivialize how powerful this science actually is! Do you really think emperors cared if there was clutter in the castle? They looked for the movement of the dragon (mountain) and the meridian spot. They knew that certain mountains in certain areas produced wealth and power.Pure Feng Shui is in no way the end point of feng shui study! It is an easy introduction to this massive area of study and contains easy to use, and at times very powerful, feng shui advice. If you really want to know how to practice feng shui effectively for major results, get to his live classes and commit 2 years (and invest your time and cash).The emphasis on flying stars happens because it is an easy-to-use area of feng shui and US readers will likely be familiar with this system.
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