I've talked to a feng shui consultant over the phone to inquire about performing an audit of my home. This person said she only charges US$300 for a bungalow house, but that the materials I may have to buy might run up to about $300-400. She also said that I need to prepare meal for lunch (any kind) so we can all eat and celebrate after she finishes with the audit. I told her I'll call right back and give her my decision whether I want to go through with it. I NEVER called back. With the amount of money I'm shelling out for her fee and her materials, I don't believe I need to feed her. What a rip-off! Im glad I found this great site about fengshui. Thanks Cecil and Robert.
Thanks for taking the time to share with us your Feng Shui encounter. I am very glad that you have benefited from information on this website
In the Far East, (as I am more familiar with this area) Feng Shui Masters normally perform Feng Shui audits only. If a house is found to need certain `fixes', he/she would then recommend the householder on what to purchase.
The reason for this is obvious, so that there is no conflict of interests (in him/her wanting to do a Feng Shui audit and selling you Feng Shui materials. So far, like you, personally I have reservations about this type of Feng Shui audit. But I am aware, this is widely practised in the West so not sure if this is the norm? Have any users here done a similiar Feng Shui audit of this nature?
To share with you, for a FS audit, we normally do here is to first go to the home or office to do a survey. Then there is a second trip to visit the homeowner and provide him with detalied advice. Alternatively, if the location is far away, the survey can be carried out and the final analysis provided to the recipient through courier and a briefing would be conducted afterwards.
The good news is that as more and more of Feng Shui is `opened' to the West, I think many Western FS practioners are beginning to understand and apply landscape Feng Shui especially on the Dragon (on the East) and Tiger (on the right) etc. Plus more are beginning to rely less on `intuitive' form of Feng Shui but rather traditional Feng Shui such as Pillars of Destiny and Flying Star:)
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