This is a practical and hands-on text thatprovides a systematic home-study course for property owners, architects,designers, and others who want to use feng shui to select, modify, or build ahome or workspace. It guides readers through techniques of the Landformschool for evaluating the external environment (including protective influences,avoiding destructive energy, and receiving benevolent energy) and techniquesof the Compass school to chart the pattern of energy in the internalenvironment (including building shape, appearance, floor plan, andarchitectural features). It provides information for taking readings with thegeomantic compass (lo-pan), and includes a compass that can be copiedand constructed for personal use. Readers are given nine-cycle diagrams,step-by-step instructions, and study problems for determining the individualchart of a specific building, based on its year of construction (orreconstruction), its facing star and palace, and its mountain star. The bookincludes information on types of geomantic charts, and how to superimposethe chart to your structure and interpret it for your building. Further chaptersdelve into evaluating and planning space usage, matching occupants to ahouse, placement of furniture, installing countermeasures and enhancers,dealing with renovations, and choices and measures when building a newhouse or choosing and designing a living or working space. It is fair to say,as does Yap Cheng Hai in the foreword, that this is the definitive textbook forall genuine feng-shui enthusiasts.