feng-shui practitioners are part
ecologist, part musician, and part priest. They decode an environment,
lend an ear to its discords, and put man and his works back into tune."
--Lyall Watson, The Dreams of Dragons, p94
include Feng Shui in our offerings of Spiritual Guidance because of the
power of this system to help us adjust our personal energies to the
major flux of natural energy, the manifold Chi of the Earth and the
Universe, which flows all around us.
A thorough and
careful Feng Shui analysis can be performed for any place you spend
time and energy: homes, offices, shops, multi-use buildings, schools
and locations for healing including offices and clinics of traditional
Chinese medical practitioners. Crow has also done analyses of small and
large tracts of land to help determine appropriate and effective use of
the land, including access points, path, trail, road and building
helped many groups and
individuals to maximize their happiness and productivity by improving
their understanding of these places.
it brings the sort of harmony that,
in the words of a seventeenth-century devotee, makes a place in which
are fair, the waters fine, the sun handsome, the breeze mild; and the
sky has a
new light: another world. Amid
confusion, peace; amid peace, a festive air... Here chi gathers, and
--Lyall Watson, The Dreams of Dragons, p93
Many thanks to
one of the most inspired of
all writers about nature and "Supernature."
had the great and amazing pleasure of spending two years in the 1960's
in Taiwan doing anthropological fieldwork. During the 60's and 70's he
traveled widely in the Orient including Macao, the Ryuku Islands, two
visits to Japan, one to mainland China, and many visits and many weeks
spent in Hong Kong. He was and is deeply fascinated by things Oriental.
time was Crow's first exposure to Feng Shui,
the Chinese system for achieving optimal coordination of human and
energies. It was amazing to him to discover the constant popular use of
first earth science in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Japan. Concepts,
principles and weekly examples of its use filled many conversations and
the popular press, though books in English were few then.
at the London School of Economics, Crow was happy to discover that
Maurice Freedman, a leading scholar of the anthropology of Hong Kong,
was teaching a course about Feng Shui. Furthermore, one of Crow's
fellow graduate students had just returned from Viet Nam with a copy of
a rare treatise about this earth science, which had been published
there in English. Crow was quick to benefit from this unexpected wealth
Crow continued to
and learn about Feng Shui
in London and during his travels. He
was fortunate to be able to do a photo-study of an old graveyard on the
Islands. The tombs and their layout had been carefully designed along
He has practiced
Shui since returning to the
U.S. in 1970, having done work in Missouri, Salt Lake City, Chicago and
He has taught
at Dragon Waters,* at the Chicago College of Psychophysical Healing and
the Rosewood Art Center near Dayton, Ohio and is available to teach at
other locations at introductory and practitioner levels.
Waters, the home of the Church of Earth Healing, is so named due to its
outstanding Feng Shui energies, including the Dragon Waters which flow
past its south facing main entrance and wrap around the Dragon and
Tortoise sides of the building.