The development of Feng Shui can be traced back for more than five thousand years. Feng Shui has grown and adapted with the changing needs, desires and circumstances of humanity from both rural to urban environments.
The science originated in rural China through studies of the landscape, seasons and weather, in an effort gain a better understanding of the environment in which they lived. Noticing the timing and quality of how the different energies all flowed together was complicated and scientific. It involved learning what the heavens (weather) and earth (soil and growth) were doing and how humans could successfully fit into these patterns. Their finely tuned expertise was purely observational, practical and common sense. This knowledge helped them to build their homes in the best positions, facing the most beneficial directions. They grew their crops in locations where they were most likely to have high yields. They survived well in their very harsh environments, building successful communities and prospering. Cities grew where the energies of meandering rivers, deep estuaries, protective mountains and flat lands combined in the most productive ways.
The Imperial rulers of China realised that it was a powerful science. Men that were skilled in the many styles of Feng Shui including Ba Chop, Sam Hap, Sam Yuan and Yuen Hom methods became Feng Shui Masters, who served their Imperial ruler. These highly skilled Masters protected the empire by choosing the best land for the palace, the best burial sites for the imperial ancestry and the most opportune times to act in order to succeed, often relating to waging a war. This ensured that the ruler continued to reign powerfully and that he kept control and protected his people.
History of Chue style Feng Shui
The knowledge that Great Great Grand Master Chan Hai Yee had of Feng Shui came directly through the many changing Chinese Dynasties, dating back to the time of the Imperial courts in China. His student, Great Grand Master Chue Yen became a Taoist Master and developed Chue Yen style Feng Shui. He then chose Grand Master Chan Kun Wah as his student, to pass on his accumulated knowledge using the same traditional methods of tuition as had been applied for centuries. Grand Master Chan Kun Wah in his time chose to break from tradition, a very radical move for many Masters to understand and open an Imperial Feng Shui School in Scotland. Instead of teaching only one person and risk that knowledge being lost over time, he was directed to teach many people. This choice, he believes, will ensure the survival of very vital and profound knowledge that can assist humanity to sustain a more harmonious future.
Since the first Imperial School of Feng Shui and Chinese Horoscopes opened in 1996, Grand Master Chan has directly taught many students the Imperial Yuen Hom style of Feng Shui, including some of the many secrets for interpreting nature. The ultimate aim is to help people and to develop Feng Shui in a modern society.