Bill seeks feng shui-compliant buildings
Feb. 3, 2004
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Tuesday February 3, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A California lawmaker thinks buildings in the state should be more light and airy to allow for positive energy flow — and maybe have more mirrors.
San Francisco Democrat Leland Yee, assistant speaker pro tempore of the State Assembly, said on Friday that he has introduced a resolution urging the state architect and California cities to adopt design standards that allow for the use of feng shui principles.
Feng shui, which translates as “Wind” and “Water,” is the Chinese art of geomancy and dates back at least 4,000 years.
The goal is to encourage the flow of “chi,” or positive energy, and create living spaces that are in harmony with the environment and promote happiness, health and prosperity.
Many feng shui guidelines are based on common sense, such as placing beds and desks facing doorways, using wall colors to stimulate certain moods and eliminating clutter. Others include using mirrors to create a sense of light and space in rooms and installing fountains to charge the air with more negative ions and help reduce pollutants like dust, pollen and smoke.
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