Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A New School of Feng Shui? Pyramid Feng Shui

Wow, I found this on the net. Amazing. Read on...

In the early 1960s, armed with her degrees in both psychology and interior design, Nancilee Wydra started her pioneering research on the human condition in relation to the environment in both nature-based spaces and built spaces. Then, upon coming across an updated edition of E.J. Eitel's 1873 book on Feng Shui, she was inspired to merge her expertise about the person /place connection with this ancient Chinese practice.

After years of study and extensive travels, Nancilee Wydra created the Pyramid School of Feng Shui in 1989, and in 1991 she founded the Feng Shui Institute of America. FSIA was among the first professional certification schools in America to focus on a contemporary, Western approach to blend traditional Feng Shui tenets, Eastern philosophy, and the social/physical sciences. Listen to the May 3, 2007 interview with Nancilee Wydra.

Pyramid School committed to introducing cutting edge research and incorporating fields related to Feng Shui into its curriculum, with leading experts contributing to this commitment. It encompasses the major concepts shared by traditional Feng Shui schools, and it strives to synthesize this wisdom and knowledge and filter out the cultural and geographical tendencies. This approach to Feng Shui is especially attractive to Westerners, including Westernized Chinese.

Another distinguishing aspect of a Pyramid School practitioner from that of a traditional one is her Feng Shui recommendations are based on the design preferences of the client, and not on the rituals of Buddhism and Taoism. Also, the client's current symptoms, issues, and personality expressions take precedence over strict adherence to guidelines regarding what to do based the year, month, day, and hour the client is born. (For example, Classical Feng Shui, you need to sleep in a different direction when a new year approaches.)

Pyramid Feng Shui also includes leading edge tools based on scientific research. One of these tools is Archityping, which is a process for understanding a client's preferences for interior design that is based on subtle visual cues embedded in the environmental scenes. Archityping was developed by Beverly Payeff with research conducted at Harvard, MIT, and Bell Laboratories.

While the exploration and expansion of the person /place connection is the foundation of Pyramid School Feng Shui, there is a large emphasis on the interaction of micro and macro systems. This is the reason the "pyramid shape" was chosen to represent the school's approach to Feng Shui. Pyramid Feng Shui proposes that everything is built from a foundation and that the basic ingredients must be expressed before higher forms can result.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading this article - from a faculty member of the Feng Shui Institute of America.