his spare. our place in this system is central to our self-actualization.

The world Feng and Shui are Chinese for "wind" and "water" images that orbit our sentient field. The Chinese proverb "As it is above, so it will be below "suggests our interconnectedness with this spare. our place in this system is central to our self-actualization. We can orchestrate our fate by manipulating an environment.in many ways, Feng Shui is a tool for our personal as well as our collective survival and growth.

Shui identifies the condition in a living space that affects us in either positive or negative ways. According to feng shui, the language of an environment tells a story, and if we change the elements of our surroundings, we can improve the story. In the first few hours of life survival is determined of place. If a fertilized egg is not in the right spot in the womb, a placenta will not form. Feng shui, an ancient Chinese art of placement, is organized around the premise that where we are is as important as who we are. Throughout life interaction with the world is impaired when our surroundings are not nourishing.

‌The ancient Chinese discipline of feng shui dates back at least three thousand years, although its philosophy can be traced back to teachings from six thousand years ago. Feng Shui has remained honored by the Chinese population over the millennia, although in the last one hundred years Feng has lost status. The Communist Chinese viewed it as an antiquated feudal system, and the Chinese in Hong Kong reduced its essence to helping businesses thrive.

Hong Kong looked to the West for guidance for contemporary life and relegated feng shui to a more superstitious, mystical practice.The west, however, has not had the benefits of a consistent person -to-place philosophy through the ages, despite the fact many revered historical figures have given our relationship with the environment it's due. For example, Hippocrates, whose oath outline the duties and obligation of physicians, considered environment influences to be central to healing. In the seventeenth century an English school, Robert Burton, compiled The Anatomy of Melancholy, which referred to the relationship of climate to temperament.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow was among the first in the twentieth century to test how the environment affects our opinion of other.in an ingenious experiment conducted at Brandeis University in the 1960s, he created three rooms: an ugly one, a beautiful one, and an average one. He gathered photographs of people's faces and distributed them to a team of interviewers. Each interviewer was assigned to one of the Maslow intentionally misled the interviewers about the purpose of the experiment, telling them he was researching facial characteristics in relation to personality traits. For example, were small eyes associated with untrustworthiness? The interviewers had no idea that the setting was being scrutinized.

Interviewers were asked to describe their feelings about each photograph. The results were astonishing A face viewed in the ugly environment was described negatively.yet in the beautiful room the same photograph was assigned positive attributes.imterestigly in the ordinary room more faces were described as people with adverse personality traits than as those with positive traits. Clearly, this proves how the environment affects our perception of others not interpret what is beautiful because beauty is always filtered through culture. Although there are universal standards of beauty that are mutually accepted, the taste is relevant in deciding what it is we want to live with. Therefore, Feng Shui acknowledge standards of beauty without dictating them in any given situation  I too had an intuitive hunch that environment exerted a significant impact on our lives and sought through years of schooling to find a discipline that coalesced these ideas.in fact,in the early 1970s I constructed and taught a course for an alternative High School in New Jersey entitled "Aspect of Human Space"My students read the works of anthropologist Edward T.Hall architect Christopher Alexander, and social theorist Jane Jacobs. Searching for a discernible thread of knowledge to link a person with the place.I had these high school students all over the map of schooling activity