Feng Shui by Clear Englebert

Feng Shui Books by Clear Englebert

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Feng Shui Books by Clear Englebert

Feng Shui Demystified by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9781440198045)

Clear Englebert’s seven books have been translated into four different languages. All titles, except for Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, are available in e-book format as well as paperback.

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Upcoming titles: My next book will be Feng Shui Outside. Following that will be Feng Shui With House Plants, and Feng Shui for Collectors. I’m an avid collector, and we’ve gotten a bit of a bad name in feng shui, so I’m writing this book for my fellow collectors, explaining what to put where, and what not to collect.

Cover of Feng Shui for Real Estate by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9781948011600)

Watermark Publishing, September 2021, softcover, 160pp

Feng Shui for Real Estate

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, and the principles of feng shui can help you make just the right choice. What’s more, feng shui can help sellers pave the way to quick and advantageous transactions. Feng Shui for Real Estate was written specifically for three kinds of people: those who are buying a home or property, those who are selling a home or property, and the agents who assist those people.

The original use of feng shui was to select auspicious property, and that’s still the best use of feng shui. Why pay good money for problematic property when you can be aware of what to avoid and what to look for? The Buyer section is also useful for renters who are moving. I address feng shui issues in order of severity of the problem—the idea being that certain feng shui problems should be avoided altogether in a new home. There are symbolic remedies for most feng shui problems but if a problem is very severe, the remedies won’t be as effective. Avoid buying those kinds of homes. After the worst problems are dealt with there are positive features to look for in a new home—things that help the residents achieve their goals. Every home is likely to be a feng shui “compromise” in one way or another, so symbolic remedies are given when problems are noted. There are several checklists for buyers and those can be downloaded to portable devices to be convenient during a walkthrough.

The Seller section covers home staging from a feng shui perspective. The advice is sometimes extremely specific, such as: Don’t have little decorative signs around your home when it’s for sale. In every case the feng shui rationale is given—in this case, it’s because only one thought should be going through the heads of potential buyers who are walking through the house: “Buy this house.” If you have little decorative signs on display (no matter how affirmative the message), you are undermining your basic purpose of selling the home.

The Agent section is a crash course in using feng shui to achieve your goals with a minimum of obstacles, maintain harmony between all the people involved, and make way for prosperity.

PRAISE FOR FENG SHUI FOR REAL ESTATE

“If you’re looking for the perfect ‘I don’t want to take the time to study feng shui, but don’t want to buy the wrong house either’ book, or the perfect ‘What can I do to sell my house to make the most out of it for me and the buyer,’ your search is over. This is the book.”

—Karen Rauch Carter, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and Make a Shift, Change Your Life

Feng Shui for Love & Money

Love and money are the two topics I am most frequently asked about during presentations and consultations, and they are the two components most people want to change about their lives when they turn to feng shui. Everything in life is connected to love and money—family, home, friendships, career, travel.

Feng Shui for Love & Money offers common sense feng shui advice for promoting prosperity and for attracting and enhancing relationships.

The far back corners in a building are the Wealth and Relationship Corners. They are of primary concern—the kinds of objects you put in those corners are of great importance for attracting or repelling energy. In this book, I address what (and what not) to put in these areas, as well as potential problem situations (and their fixes) that commonly crop up in homes.

Apply the suggestions from this book in ways that complement your decorative style. And don’t procrastinate. Changes made in a timely manner have a more profound effect than changes implemented after a delay. Procrastination dilutes the results, and feng shui is about results.

Cover of Feng Shui for Love & Money by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9781935690719)

Watermark Publishing, August 2015, softcover, 124pp

PRAISE FOR FENG SHUI FOR LOVE & MONEY

“Another easy-to-read, entertaining and inviting do-it-yourself book from Clear! Most interesting are examples from his feng shui practice that demonstrate the dos and don’ts to create love and money. Highly recommended!”

—Susan Levitt, Taoist Feng ShuiTaoist Astrology, and Teen Feng Shui

Feng Shui for Retail Stores by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9781475985801)

iUniverse, May 2013, softcover, 192pp

Feng Shui for Retail Stores

I began working in retail at age 15 and opened my first bookstore when I was 19. Retail is my enduring passion. Retail can change culture and I offer this book with that hope.

Feng Shui for Retail Stores is the result of more than four decades of retail management experience combined with two decades of professional feng shui experience. Store owners have immediately dubbed this books a “must-read for my staff.” This thorough book covers all aspects of retail: the location and exterior, the layout and visual presentation, selection and pricing of goods, employee and customer interaction, plus all the retail details that make the merchandise move. It is an essential book for owners, managers, and employees of retail stores. 

Chi in feng shui is energy. Yang energy is active and alive; a positive retail experience is yang. Customers are a form of chi energy, coming into your store, giving you money, and leaving with a smile. Stores are yang because of the movement of many people and the transactions that happen. A common retail term is turns, which implies activity and encapsulates the yang essence of retail stores. The more movement the better—it ultimately means more money. The yang-ness of retail calls for the effective, energetic use of every moment.

PRAISE FOR FENG SHUI FOR RETAIL STORES

“Business start-ups and veteran retailers alike can benefit from this essential training manual which deftly integrates feng shui principles with a treasure trove of sound business practices for retail success and prosperity.”

Angi Ma Wong, author of the best-seller, Feng Shui Dos and Taboos

Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens

What can your garden do for you? Three very important things: invite good energy to your home, nurture that good energy, and protect your home from harsh energy. Although the book is titled Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, the principles covered within apply to gardens located anywhere in the world.

Partway through writing this book, I had a conversation with my publisher about the importance of gardens in feng shui. He said, “I wouldn’t have thought there was that much to say about what’s outside the house.” But the interior of a building is a very controlled environment; exteriors are just as important as interiors in feng shui, and once you’re outside, anything can happen! Many feng shui concerns arise that influence how to landscape, and where and what to plant.

There is an emphasis in feng shui on the relationship between humans and nature—a call to notice nature. Your garden is the opportunity for nature to lure you outside. Its beauty can refresh your spirit as nothing else does.With this book, I hope to guide you in creating a beautiful and traditionally correct garden.

The first three chapters of Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens cover inviting good energy to your home, nurturing it and protecting it from harsh energy. The fourth chapter covers miscellaneous garden topics such as plant symbolism, pools and ponds, paths and bridges, lighting, property shape, and much more. The fifth chapter is about special gardens such as food gardens and patio gardens. Throughout the book, I have included detailed lists of plants suited for specific purposes with example photographs of numerous specimens.

The art of feng shui gardening lies in picking the right plants for your location. Use this book as inspiration; may the information help you to create a garden that makes your heart soar and your life flow.

Cover of Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens by Clear Englebert (ISBN 978195690153)

Watermark Publishing, February 2012, softcover, 216pp

PRAISE FOR FENG SHUI FOR HAWAII GARDENS

“Filled with practical, easy-to-use recommendations and illustrated with beautiful color photographs, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to live and work in a space surrounded by Nature’s own beauty. Clear Englebert’s extensive knowledge of Hawaiian flora combined with his feng shui expertise will inspire you to surround yourself with healthy, vibrant, lush green chi energies of Mother Nature. This book is definitely an important addition to my library and I will continually refer to it for my feng shui consultations!”

—Master R.D. Chin, feng shui architect and author, Feng Shui Revealed

Cover of Feng Shui for Hawaii by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9780979676994)

Watermark Publishing, October 2008, November 2014 (revised), softcover, 152pp (Japanese Edition: Natural Spirit, August 2014)

Feng Shui for Hawaii

I have been consulting on homes in Hawaii for more than two decades. Homes in Hawaii are prone to particular sorts of feng shui problems—in Hawaii the land around the house is sometimes quite dramatic with the pali (cliff) on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. 

Even a home with a less spectacular location can feel “unbalanced” from a feng shui point of view based on the home’s mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) orientation. Island homes also frequently have open layouts—large windows and doors—to take advantage of the trade winds and beautiful views, but so much openness can cause energy to leave the home. Even local traditions of gift-giving when we visit someone’s home or keeping lei from special occasions can interfere with proper chi flow by creating too much clutter, an obstacle in the path of energy.

In Feng Shui for Hawaii I focus on the most frequently encountered problems in Hawaii, with multiple solutions. It starts with the exterior, then the architectural features inside, then the furniture and appliances, and lastly, decorative objects.

PRAISE FOR FENG SHUI FOR HAWAII

“Clear Englebert has taken the timeless concepts of feng shui and uniquely applied them to specific Hawaiian considerations. The chapters are succinct as well as visually appealing, moving from outside aspects to inner architectural and design factors. Even though Clear sprinkles the text with Hawaiian phrasing and discusses such things as the impact of crashing waves coming up on Hawaiian beaches, the book still has a universal appeal to anyone wanting to learn more about feng shui, whether dealing with an island setting or a strictly urban environment.”

—Carole Hyder, Living Feng Shui: Personal Stories and Wind and Water: Your Personal Feng Shui Journey

Bedroom Feng Shui

Everyone has a bedroom, and it is the most important room because that’s where a person spends at least a third of their life. Someone can make enormous changes in their life using only the energy of this one room.

Bedroom Feng Shui takes the form of an extensive consultation, covering everything a person needs to know when applying feng shui to their bedroom. The location of the bedroom is important and so is the positioning of the bed. People sense that the location of the bed is important and wonder, “Is my bed in the best location?” The main factors in making that decision are the location of the doors, windows, and bathrooms, as well as any features on the ceiling such as beams or ceiling fans. Many different types of beds are evaluated, as well as the bedding and any other fabric in the room. Various furniture choices are discussed, especially since some bedrooms must be multifunctional. Every object that is commonly in bedrooms (clocks, rugs, lamps) is carefully discussed. Chapters are devoted to special bedrooms such as children’s rooms, studio apartments, and guestrooms. Even the bathroom is covered.

This book is for beginners as well as for those with more feng shui knowledge. If someone has studied shui, they are aware of the power of the bedroom, and will appreciate the attention to detail in this book.

Originally published in 2001 by Crossing Press, the revised and expanded edition adds what I’ve learned over an additional 10 years of experience, and there are many new drawings and some helpful photos.

Bedroom Feng Shui by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9781462051557)

Crossing Press, 2002; iUniverse, November 2011 (revised), softcover, 188pp (German Edition: Rowohlt Tb., April 2003)

PRAISE FOR BEDROOM FENG SHUI

“No detail is overlooked in creating sacred space for sleep.”

—Susan Levitt, Taoist Feng ShuiTaoist Astrology, and Teen Feng Shui

Feng Shui Demystified by Clear Englebert (ISBN 9781440198045)

Crossing Press, 2001; iUniverse, January 2010 (revised), softcover, 154pp (Spanish Edition: Amat, February 2003)

Feng Shui Demystified

Clients have often told me that they found feng shui books to be confusing (and to have conflicting information.) I wrote Feng Shui Demystified to be one of the most understandable books 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. 

As I was first writing this 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.

This was my first book, originally commissioned by The Crossing Press for their Pocket Guide series. Once they received it, they decided that it was a more major work and released it on its own. They changed my working title to Feng Shui Demystified because although they had published other feng shui books, they said this was the first one where they really “got it.”

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 decor. I have tried to be especially sensitive to renters who have even less control over their abode.

The new edition is packed with even more information: more potential problems and also more solutions. Having an choice of solutions lets you find the solution that feels strongest to you. It also 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, consult 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 seven circumstances when you should not get that home.

PRAISE FOR FENG SHUI DEMYSTIFIED

“Clear Englebert’s revised edition of his first book, Feng Shui Demystified, speaks to the expansion of his expertise and experience. He has maintained the book’s compelling, easy-to-read format yet has enhanced it with additional valuable information. Using his humor and common-sense insights, Clear enables the reader to grasp even the most confusing concepts.”

—Carole Hyder, Living Feng Shui: Personal Stories and Wind and Water: Your Personal Feng Shui Journey