But geomancy is also…

 
-Archaeoastronomy at megalithic sites
  • Layout of mediaeval and modern towns
  • Indian temples, Balinese huts, Hopi villages
  • EMF, microwave towers, sick buildings
  • Local patterns of climate and microclimate
  • Dowsing for water, fault-lines, energy lines
  • and more, and more, and more ...

... //information overload//!




If you read an introductory text on Form School feng shui - Sarah Rossbach's Interior Design With Feng Shui, perhaps - it all seems so simple: the mirror goes here, the wind-chimes go there, and if your neighbour builds a garage pointing at your doorway, it's time to move. But there's more... and more... and more... and more... like any other technology, the more we look into it, the more complicated it gets. As soon as we think we've finally understood how it all really works, along comes another little twist which shows us that we don't. Or just when we're settling into a nice comfortable groove, certain at last of our ability to solve any practical problem in geomancy, up comes that late-night phone-call from a client... yes, that phone-call... oops...

So we try to learn more, and more, and more: about the real physiological problems caused by microwaves and mobile phones; about the effects of geological faults and underground water; about architecture and 'sick building syndrome'; about the self-maintenance of place-memory; or the even stranger worlds of spirits and sacred space. There's so much of it... so much to learn... Half of it makes no sense at all... though everyone argues endlessly about which half it is that doesn't make sense...

So let's look instead at one of the fundamental secrets of the trade: which is that none of this matters. None of it. Which probably doesn't make sense either...