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David Daniel Kennedy - Feng Shui Tips For a Better Life

One of the best introductions to feng shui ever written. He doesn't waste trees or $ with useless huge margins & lots of blank pages. It's a handy pocket size & jam-packed with lucid information.

The unique format encourages skipping around to chapters that seem useful. In fact, a cover-to-cover to read will reveal it to be excruciatingly repetitive when it comes to certain recommendations (i.e. red ribbons, windchimes, etc.) If you're not attracted to wind chimes or prismatic crystals, you'll probably find much of Kennedy's advice hard to swallow - they do seem to be recommended once or twice per page.

No matter how much feng shui you've studied, you're bound to find new and valuable tips here. No other author goes into such detail explaining what is meant by hanging an object by a red ribbon. His neat little section on page 53 has this comment, "You can hang it as far down as is aesthetically appropriate for you; it is the hanging medium itself that is to be cut to a multiple of nine [inches]."

Those who have been upset to hear that their favorite powerful desk position (freestanding) has been referred to by some authors as "the coffin position" will be relieved to read page 104. Kennedy's commonsense words have nothing to do with superstition, and everything to do with energetics.

His advice on organizing cuts to the core of the matter, "The easiest, most powerful, and most important way to be organized now is very simple. Have less stuff."

Parents with difficult children would do well to note his advice on pages 166-167 concerning the window-to-door ratio in the house. "If windows outnumber doors by more than three to one, you've found a feng shui cause for the problem."

Storey Books, Pownal, VT, 1998, www.storey.com, 800-441-5700, 1-59017-038-2, 165 pages, drawings, paper, $12.95

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