Feng Shui Demystified is available in a greatly revised, enlarged, and improved edition, and it is also available as an ebook. 2010 is the new publication year, so make sure your edition says that. The original 2000 edition had a single red door, the new edition has a double-door red gate. The book is quite packed with information---more potential problems and also more solutions. Having an choice of solutions lets you find the solution that feels strongest to you.The new edition has a 33 item Checklist for Moving. It's meant to be photocopied and taken to potential new homes (whether renting or buying). During your initial walkthrough of the new space just fill out the checklist. If the checked item is a problem, look on the page that's referred to for the solutions and see if it seems acceptable and feasible. It is by far best not to get a home with severe feng shui problems, and the checklist alerts you to 7 circumstances when you should not get that home.
As I was first writing the book in 2000, the working title was Feng Shui Because It Works. I practice feng shui because I've seen it work, over and over again. I hear amazing stories back from my clients about transformed lives. You can actually set up your stuff so that you achieve your goals more easily.
The book does not dwell on the history of feng shui. There are plenty of books that cover that quite well. Instead, it jumps right in to how to do it effectively. The writing is concise and very understandable. When a problem is described, multiple solutions are always suggested. I realize that you can't just move if something is "wrong" about your home. I believe there's always a way to fix a bad situation (no matter how ornery,) and in a way that will fit with your décor. I have tried to be especially sensitive to renters who have even less control over their abode.
The book is written in plain English. "Chi" and "bagua" are about the only Chinese words in the book, and they are well explained. Clients have often told me that they found various feng shui books to be confusing (and to have conflicting information.) Feng Shui Demystified is one of the most understandable books written on feng shui. People who have read it tell me, "This is the first time it made sense." That's also what I hear from audiences at lectures.
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I have an Amazon link at the top of this page and use it if you like, but the thing I most appreciate is your ordering the book from an independent, locally-owned bookstore. If a store balks at ordering the book because the publisher is iUniverse (a print on demand company), please tell them this, "It's available from Ingram Distributing at a 40% discount and fully-returnable."
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"I bought your book, Feng Shui Demystified, and it's great. I have read a few different feng shui books, but yours is very easy to follow." - Victoria B. in St. Louis, MO
"Got the book. Devoured the book. Loved the book. It's clear, useful, and delightfully real. Every word is meaningful. The whole thing is rich and fun." - Rowena M. in New Mexico
"It was so nice to read a feng shui book that did not make my eyes glaze over. Feng Shui Demystified will be a guidebook that I refer to often when fine-tuning my home." - Carol K. in San Francisco