Culture

Feng shui

Why do we still believe in it?

by Gwyneth Cheng

Feng shui has been classified as a pseudoscience. Many young people think it’s all hocus pocus. Yet the practice still greatly influences our lives today. What exactly is feng shui, and why do Chinese societies place such importance on it?

The Bel-Air Residence in Hong Kong. Source: Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

What is feng shui? Let’s try to explain it.

Icons by sandra and Becris on The Noun Project

How exactly does feng shui influence our lives?
Rituals and festivals
Architectural decisions
Tomb design and burials
Are we still believers of feng shui?
A belief or an experience?
“Though fortune is governed by the Heavens, your fate is still in your own hands.”
It’s not all hocus-pocus
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Gwyneth Cheng / Writer

Gwyneth is immensely curious about the way the Earth works. An Environmental Biology graduate, she is particularly interested in environmental issues and the many ways in which human beings are intertwined with the natural world.

Credits
Cover image and illustrations / Griselda Gabriele
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