To tilt or not to tilt?
Ever since the success story of Hyatt Singapore and Reverend Hong Chuan became famous, the tilted doors became a fengshui phenomena. Who cares if it looks crooked or weird, for as long as it works magic to bring in more business…that is what matters isn’t it?
Naturally many fengshui masters commented about it in the chat rooms, some write books about it, while the business savvy one capitalize on Hyatt’s success to conduct courses on Door tilting for good fengshui. Some even claimed to be indirectly associated with the Reverend.
Xuan Kong Dagua tilt to achieve precise matching of the elements with the right direction and right timing of the house with the owners birth chart. This is known as matching of heaven, earth and human factors to bring quick result.
Some flying stars school tilt in conjunction with Xuan kong dagua to change an inauspicious flying star chart of a house to become an auspicious one.
The Landform school will tilt to conform with “the flow” if its necessary.
Some fengshui masters are of the opinion that tilting door is not an authentic practice since there were no tilted doors found in any fengshuied monuments of the ancient days. My personal take on this is that the Old establishments build towns and cities very strictly conforming to the pure cardinal directions of the astronomical principles so there no need for slanting doors. Modern developers in urban cities are concerned with maximizing space for dollars and cents, there is no regard for alignment of cardinal direction.
Since structural fengshui misalignment of the house or building cannot be rectified by rebuilding, fengshui masters from the various schools will remedy this situation in their school’s unique way. Obviously door tilting masters will only resort to tilting the main door to an auspicious angle instead.
Tilted doors in Japan
Japan send diplomatic envoys to China as early as Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties. Ancient Japanese scholars were dispatched to observe and study the advancement in the various arts and sciences of the reigning dynasties. They have preserved the hand copied, word for word classics of ancient China in their Japanese Imperial library. I was told by my Japanese associates that Mainland Chinese tourists these days are buying up shelves of these ancient Chinese classics replicates from the Japanese Imperial library. The traditional Japanese house with its dynamic sliding doors is a unique fengshui design… the doorway of qi can be change to suit the changing pattern of time and space.
Oshamambe and Mashu.
Alan Ng – Baguaeyes