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In time, almost a hundred years later, another feng shui school of thought - the Compass Feng Shui School - gained strength and popularity. The main influence in this feng shui school was the feng shui master named Wang Chih who developed his teachings during the Song Dynasty
The Compass Feng Shui School calculations are based on the compass directions
and the I-Ching trigrams arranged in the octagonal symbol of the bagua
, or feng shui energy map.
Other theories employed by the Compass Feng Shui School are:
The time dimension was first introduced to feng shui by the Compass School masters, thus calculations can be done to define the best timing for specific activities in specific places.
The Kua number
concept was introduced as a way to calculate the lucky directions
, or most auspicious energies based on a client's date of birth.
In late nineteenth century, after a period of existence as two separate schools, the two feng shui schools
of thought - the Landscape, or Form Feng Shui School, and the Compass Feng Shui School - merged, thus providing for a body of knowledge of unique depth and wisdom in reading the energy in any space, be it home, office
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