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    « on: December 24, 2016, 11:47:12 PM »
    Seems a good idea to have topic where people can write their view on a feng shui book they have read. There are so many books, topic like that can help peoples to figure out if they want to read a specific book or not.

    Of course, it's more then ok to have multiple reviews for same book, some people may not find it helpful, while others may find it very helpful. Feel free to share.

    I will start with Secrets of Xuan Kong. I'm still reading it, but so far it's really worth writing some info, after all I can compare it to many FS books in English and it's easy to see the difference.
    It doesn't have reviews in Amazon as far as I see, so may be good idea to have here. It seems it's from JY publishing, but author is from Hung Hin Cheong(that is for translations and commentaries, author of the original text is Wu Jing Luan, legendary feng shui master in the distant past).


    https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Xuan-Kong-Translation-Commentaries/dp/9675395923/

    It's translation of 11st century flying star text. Now, this is long, long before Shen, so it isn't clear if that is the same teaching that we use in flying star today and comes from Dahong through Shen, however seeing the text it is very connected to the idea of moving the Lou Shu numbers used in every Flying Star, considering the text was from Feng Shui master it makes sense to work with it in combination with Shen's teaching that is so popular today..


    First the bad, then the good.
    So lets look at the bad stuff:
    • Not very big. Can't think of a lot of bad things and it isn't as big as it may seem.
    • Expensive for a book even with the discounts that seem to be on it lately.
    • Another thing, that isn't exactly bad, it may actually good for some people, but definitely worth noting - need very good knowledge of basic flying star stuff, like how the starts fly, the 24 mountains, some idea about the san yuan luo pan and some idea of types of combinations there can be(double facing etc)

    Lets look at the good stuff.
    • Awesome info.
    • Starts where all the other(or most) English books about flying star end.
    • Very practical commentaries, without them the text would be very difficult to understand from western people.
    • Awesome info.
    • Have some techniques like the castle gates that are very rare to be seen in FS books in English.

    Using amazon rating would give it 5/5.
    Yea, it isn't big, but considering how many flying star books there are, the fact they are(in this book) actually giving so much more depth to the system is the important thing.

    Surprisingly good book for me.
    And I think, first book that I have recommended fully for flying star practitioners, although seems nice to remind again - need very good basic knowledge of flying star that we can get in most FS book out there.

    Feel free to add other reviews of books you read, or share if you have another view of this one, hopefully that can become useful topic for peoples wondering where to start from with flying star.


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  • Re: Feng Shui books review
    « Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 02:07:29 AM »
    We need more reviews for books coming from this publisher for good or bad reasons.

    I have a lot of books published by this particular company. I cannot say I am particular satisfy with my purchases.

    This is a pricey fengshui book.

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  • Re: Feng Shui books review
    « Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 10:36:44 AM »
    Seems a good idea to have topic where people can write their view on a feng shui book they have read. There are so many books, topic like that can help peoples to figure out if they want to read a specific book or not.

    Of course, it's more then ok to have multiple reviews for same book, some people may not find it helpful, while others may find it very helpful. Feel free to share.

    I will start with Secrets of Xuan Kong. I'm still reading it, but so far it's really worth writing some info, after all I can compare it to many FS books in English and it's easy to see the difference.
    It doesn't have reviews in Amazon as far as I see, so may be good idea to have here. It seems it's from JY publishing, but author is from Hung Hin Cheong(that is for translations and commentaries, author of the original text is Wu Jing Luan, legendary feng shui master in the distant past).


    https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Xuan-Kong-Translation-Commentaries/dp/9675395923/

    It's translation of 11st century flying star text. Now, this is long, long before Shen, so it isn't clear if that is the same teaching that we use in flying star today and comes from Dahong through Shen, however seeing the text it is very connected to the idea of moving the Lou Shu numbers used in every Flying Star, considering the text was from Feng Shui master it makes sense to work with it in combination with Shen's teaching that is so popular today..


    First the bad, then the good.
    So lets look at the bad stuff:
    • Not very big. Can't think of a lot of bad things and it isn't as big as it may seem.
    • Expensive for a book even with the discounts that seem to be on it lately.
    • Another thing, that isn't exactly bad, it may actually good for some people, but definitely worth noting - need very good knowledge of basic flying star stuff, like how the starts fly, the 24 mountains, some idea about the san yuan luo pan and some idea of types of combinations there can be(double facing etc)

    Lets look at the good stuff.
    • Awesome info.
    • Starts where all the other(or most) English books about flying star end.
    • Very practical commentaries, without them the text would be very difficult to understand from western people.
    • Awesome info.
    • Have some techniques like the castle gates that are very rare to be seen in FS books in English.

    Using amazon rating would give it 5/5.
    Yea, it isn't big, but considering how many flying star books there are, the fact they are(in this book) actually giving so much more depth to the system is the important thing.

    Surprisingly good book for me.
    And I think, first book that I have recommended fully for flying star practitioners, although seems nice to remind again - need very good basic knowledge of flying star that we can get in most FS book out there.

    Feel free to add other reviews of books you read, or share if you have another view of this one, hopefully that can become useful topic for peoples wondering where to start from with flying star.


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