Basics of Feng Shui: The Art and Science of Sensing the Energies is an introduction into a perennial science that originated from the ancient Chinese practice of arrangement of space, which is claimed to achieve harmony with the environment. There is scientific evidence now that feng shui is effective and not just a belief system, as astrology is not a belief system. Feng shui is a science of the bioenergy and perhaps the oldest distillation of this holistic knowledge.
While feng shui is practiced as a business in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore for the construction of houses and offices, it has to be seen that this is only the pragmatic branch of a larger body of science that really deals with all living and how human beings relate to the greater realms of plants, animals, water, rivers, mountains, and generally to the cosmos. While systems theory now reveals our total interconnectedness, the Chinese knew this more than 5,000 years ago, and feng shui is one of many manifestations of this age-old holistic knowledge about the connective patterns between humanity and the whole of the cosmos.