This paper continues to examine the employment of QiMen 奇門 in the interpretation of the 60 Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天卦. The YangGong New Method School XinFa 新法 has given us a new perspective as to how pre-SanYuan theories had included QiMen 奇門 into the equation and making them as complicated as “Rocket Sciences” of their era. Apparently this tapestry makes the core knowledge of YangGong method into disarray and somehow lacked the simplicity and originality of the YangGong old method 古法派. It has given such an obscure aftertaste as though YangGong, himself is not able to consolidate the art and science of FengShui, but to adopt whole heartedly, the full bloom methods of his time - QiMen 奇門 into his formulation. While investigating this matter, the author strongly believed that such inclusions may have been done by others, not having the entire knowledge of the true genuine YangGong methods and trying their very best to make up for the lack of knowledge into a collective whole now called - The YangGong New Method School, XinFa 新法.
Continue from the following 6 articles: -
祿馬貴人 - SALARIED HORSE NOBLEMEN
六甲飛宫 - THE FLYING PALACES OF THE 6 KNIGHTS
三元三般卦 - ENCOUNTER OF THE 3RD KINDS OF GUA
三元龍虎門 - SANYUAN DRAGON TIGER DOOR
紅鸞水法 - HONGLUAN WATER METHOD
穿山透地 - PENETRATING TIGER AND RESURFACING DRAGON
We were made to aware of a Poem by Zhang JiuYi 张九仪, that summarized the entire knowledge of The YangGong New Method School, XinFa 新法. Next, we would be surprised by the fact that there are more than one way to arrange the JiaZi, called – HongLuan JiaZi 紅鸞甲子. Not only that, we also learnt where SanYuan people adopted the earliest known 60 Hexagrams into their DaGua Plate 大卦盤 through the now extinct LianShan 連山, GuiChang 歸藏, ZhouYi 周易 to come out with HunTian 渾天 Gua卦. It is also from here, that we learnt as to how the pre-SanYuan people adopted the SanBan Gua techniques 卦取三般. More importantly how these people analyse the SanBan Gua 三般卦 through the lenses of Obscure Heaven NaJia 渾天納甲. This, unfortunately is not simple, but the “rocket sciences” of the day that include QiMen 奇門 – as in the Three Mysterious 三奇 and the Four Auspicious 四吉.
THE THREE MYSTERIOUS AND FOUR AUSPICIOUS 三奇四吉
This term is not unusual for the field of QiMen 奇門 but is highly unusual in the field of YangGong FengShui. In QiMen 奇門 the Three Mysterious 三奇 is referring to Yi乙, Bing丙 and Ding丁. These 3 stems are the imperial families of Jia甲, the emperor. Yi乙 is the sister of Jia. Bing丙 is the Prince to Jia甲 and Ding丁 is the Princess to Jia甲. Collectively these 3 stems are the known as the Three Mysterious 三奇. When the Three Mysterious 三奇 are present, the outcome of the particular palace is known to be auspicious. Even in the face of a Killing Qi, its effect will be neutralized.
The Four Auspicious 四吉 is not unusual for the field of QiMen 奇門 as it refers to the 8 Doors. 4 of these doors are auspicious such as Rest休, Life生, Open開 and Harm傷. When the Four Auspicious 四吉 are present, the outcome of the particular palace for human factors are auspicious.
LOCATING THE THREE MYSTERIOUS 三奇
Based on the same chart called 6Jia Streams Establishing FuTou 六甲旬符頭, for every 6Jia Streams 六甲旬, there is a stem that Jia (the Emperor) would hide itself in. This is called DunJia 遁甲, Hiding the Jia甲. These Stems (being the Generals), where the Jia甲 would hide itself, is called XunShou 旬首. There are 6 XunShou 旬首.
ESTABLISHING THE EARTH PLATE 地盤
Take this Obscure Heaven 60D 渾天60龍 as an example… This 60D BingZi has given this Wind over Water, Kun 困 Hexagram - Trap. BingZi found itself within Great Snow 大雪 of the 24 JieQi 節氣, Middle Hou 中候, YinDun 陰遁 – reverse order, taking Ju7 七局 – where the following FuTou 符頭 is JiaXu stream starts from Dui the order of Wu戊, Ji己, Geng庚, Xin辛, Ren壬, Gui癸, Ding丁, Bing丙, Yi乙 in the reverse order. As a result, you will obtain the Earth Plate.
ESTABLISHING THE HEAVEN PLATE 天盤
From the Earth Plate, locate XunShou旬首 for JiaXu stream is Ji己 and it is located at Qian palace. Replace Wu戊 in Dui palace with XunShou旬首 - Ji己 and rotate accordingly. As a result, you will obtain Heaven Plate. The Three Mysterious 三奇 are located as the followings: -
LOCATING THE FOUR AUSPICIOUS 四吉
Before one can locate the Four Auspicious 四吉 Door, one has to locate the Lead Star that is also known as the Purple Star 紫星. In QiMen 奇門, it is known that the Star 星 gives power to the Door 門. The Purple Star 紫星 is located at XunShou旬首 - Ji己 Earth Plate Qian Palace (6). Replace the star #6, which is the Purple Star 紫星, into the Dui palace and rotate accordingly.
As the Purple Star 紫星 empowers the Door 門, the Open Door 開 now becomes the Lead Door also known as the Purple Door 紫門. Replace the Open Door 開 - Purple Door 紫門 into the Dui Palace and rotate accordingly… As a result, the Four Auspicious 四吉 Door are located as the followings: -
This is the FIRST TIME, QiMen FengShui has been disclosed in this manner. In the common technique of QiMen for FengShui, especially so from the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm), QiMen FengShui is mainly used for Remote Sensing, whereby a QiMen chart is open and a prediction is made based on the ingredients of the chart to say: -
Further to that, SanYuan QiMen DunJia 三元奇門遁甲 may extend its application to SanYuan YuanKong DaGua 三元元空大卦, forming the mouthful SanYuan XianTian YuanKong DaGua QiMen DunJia 三元先天元空大卦奇門遁甲, another subject offered for sale by the legendary Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm). It was also believed that this secret techniques mirrored the legendary grand-master Zeng ZiNan's 曾子南 XieZi Fa 些子法 (Details read HERE). In one of the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) master trainer's own words, he cannot reconcile the application of SanYuan YuanKong DaGua 三元元空大卦 until his late master Chen BeiSheng 陈倍生 disclosed to him the simultaneous application of SanYuan QiMen DunJia 三元奇門遁甲.
From this point onward, it is obvious that the pre-SanYuan XianTian YuanKong DaGua QiMen DunJia 三元先天元空大卦奇門遁甲 has its root from the HunTian Gua 渾天卦 application, where the 60 Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天 卦 are preset with the Static QiMen Plate 奇門盤. For more Details read this paper we wrote back in December, 2014: -
SANYUAN 三元 WAY OF HIDING THE JIA 遁甲
Note: Please take note that the above said illustration is only one example adopted by ONE school. We do not recommend the use of the above said techniques due to many faults. Kindly enroll into our academy if you want to learn more, otherwise just take it as information only... Reader's discretion is highly recommended.
This paper attempt to examine the “birth” of SanYuan. It is a common understanding that SanYuan is the offspring of SanHe but very little is known of the bridge of how SanYuan is born out of SanHe. Both mainstream schools share closely knitted fundamentals where the 60 JiaZi, notably the hallmark of SanHe, at one point became the 64 Gua, the hallmark of SanYuan. Historically speaking, YangGong, being the forefather of KanYu only has one school. As time passes by, schism arises and this One School is separated into GuFa Pai 古法派 or Old School and XingFa Pai 新法派 or New School. Unlike the former, the later has been generally known as SanHe. This later school includes many other forms of techniques and methodologies not found in GuFa 古法 to a degree it is so confusing and complicated that a new form of KanYu is consolidated, not invented, and was branded as SanYuan, predominantly the birth of the 64 DaGua Ring 大卦盤.
Looking at the revival of XingFa 新法 predominantly practice in HongKong, the use of 72 Penetrating Mountain Dragon 穿山龍 and 60 Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍 are at large. Some XingFa 新法 school notably the Liu JiangDong sect adopted technical jargons that are unique and seldom heard of before. A glossary of terminologies are as the followings: -
1. 6 Yao NaJia 六爻纳甲 is Obscure Heaven NaJia 渾天纳甲
2. Penetrating Mountain Dragon 穿山龍 is Penetrating Mountain Tiger 穿山虎
3. Principal Gua 本卦 is Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天卦
4. LuoPan 羅盤 is Precious Mirror 寶鏡
Many modern academies especially one in Bolehland called, the Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) cannot reconcile the theories and application behind the 60 Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍. It just show that the level of FengShui understanding of the “Master Trainer” is so much inferior when he attempted to bluff his way through module – 03, teaching this specific methodology. In essence, besides examining the “birth” of SanYuan in a larger context, this paper for the first time and in a narrower context, discloses the intricate work of Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍 and its relation to the 60 Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天卦 in English.
Continue from these two writings: -
穿山透地 - PENETRATING TIGER AND RESURFACING DRAGON
紅鸞水法 - HONGLUAN WATER METHOD
We have to revisit the poem by Zhang JiuYi 張九儀 as such: -
Contemplate this - First observe penetrating mountain tiger, Directional moving earth surfacing dragon… New Method 新法 termed the commonly called Penetrating Mountain Dragon 穿山龍 as Penetrating Tiger 穿山虎. This is an attempt to differentiate between Penetrating Mountain Tiger 穿山虎 and Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍. The terms – Dragon 龍 and Tiger 虎 have to be used in pair. That is why it is said that first, use the Penetrating Mountain Tiger 穿山虎 to determine the True Incoming Dragon 真龍入首. Then, to seek out the true Vein 龍脉 use Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍. Dragon 龍 and Tiger 虎 have to mutually match just like the spirit 魂 and the soul 魄. These relationships between the Dragon 龍 and the Tiger 虎 are based on the 5 NaYin elemental interplay 納音五行生克.
Honestly speaking, it sounds fantastic in theory but faulty in application, especially in YangZhai 陽宅. To say, it is applicable in YinZhai 陰宅, is also very force fitting. The operative word, is this term - true vein 龍脉, what does it actually measure and how do you measure in YangZhai 陽宅 condominium?
Complications come in the following passage - Obscure Heaven opens the precious mirror 渾天開寶鏡. Precious Mirror 寶鏡 is a term, New Method 新法 use to mean – the LuoPan 羅盤 (Gosh, can’t they think of something simpler?). Obscure Heaven 渾天, on another hand, is something even more complex…
First, it refers to its connection with the entire 24 JieQi 二十四節氣.
1. Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍 comprises of 30 pairs of JiaZi 甲子.
2. Each JiaZi 甲子 supposing, controls 1 Hou 候.
3. However, there are 6 pairs controlling 2 Hou 候 each.
4. Thus, made up the entire 72 Hou 候 of the 24 JieQi 二十四節氣.
That is where the 60 Dragon 龍 has a closely knitted connection with the 72 Tiger 虎 through these 72 Hou 候.
Second, it refers to its connection with the Hexagram to form the 60 Principle Gua 本卦. As a result, there are 4 rings of 30 pairs of JiaZi 甲子 with its assigned hexagram as the following: -
1. Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天卦, whereby JiaZi 甲子 raised Kan Gua 坎卦.
2. GuiZang 歸藏, whereby JiaZi 甲子 raised Shen Gua 頣卦.
3. LianShan 連山, whereby JiaZi 甲子 raised Xie Gua 解卦.
4. ZhouYi 周易, whereby JiaZi 甲子 raised Bi Gua 比卦.
These are the predecessors to the commonly known 64 DaGua Ring 大卦盤.
HEAVEN YUAN 天元 – LIANSHAN PRINCIPAL HEXAGRAM 連山本卦
LianShan 連山 is the oldest form of Gua arrangement, believed to have been from the Xia Dynasty through the scripture of LianShan, now extinct. LianShan 連山 is pictorially mountain above mountain, represented by the Gen Gua 艮卦 nested within the Qian sector. Gen takes over Qian – the same arrangement to what is known as the Early Heaven sequence. Therefore, it is also known as the Heaven Yuan Principal Hexagram Order 天元本卦. In the order of the 60 Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍, it takes the HongLuan JiaZi arrangement 紅鸞甲子, where JiaZi 甲子 raised Xie Gua 解卦. In some school, this 60 Heaven Yuan LianShan Principal Gua Penetrating Earth Dragon 天元連山本卦透地龍 is an extension to Lai BuYi 賴布衣 Human Plate Middle Needle, RenPan ZhongZhen 人盤中針.
HUMAN YUAN 人元 – ZHOUYI PRINCIPAL HEXAGRAM 周易本卦
ZhouYi 周易 is the “latest” form of Gua arrangement, believed to have been created by Zhou WenWang 周文王, that we commonly called YiJing . ZhouYi 周易 is modelled against the Later Heaven sequence with Qian Gua as the principal Gua, with 4 cardinal Gua removed namely Li, Kan, Zhen and Dui. Because ZhouYi 周易 is modelled against the natural order, it is also known as the Human Yuan Principal Hexagram Order 人元本卦. In the order of the 60 Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍, it also takes the HongLuan JiaZi arrangement 紅鸞甲子, where JiaZi 甲子 raised Bi Gua 比卦. Surprisingly, this is not use in KanYu. Now, you know the pedigree of “Master Trainer” from Money squeezing Academy of Chinese metaphysics (MsAocm) of Bolehland teaching ZhouYi 周易 as the principal Hexagram for 64 DaGua 大卦. Where he gets this idea from?
EARTH YUAN 地元 – GUIZANG PRINCIPAL HEXAGRAM 歸藏本卦
GuiZang 歸藏 is the second oldest form of Gua arrangement, believed to have been from the Shang Dynasty, now extinct. GuiZang 歸藏 means return to the concealment or containment, represented by the Kun Gua nested within the Qian sector. Kun takes over Qian – the same arrangement to what is known as the Middle Heaven sequence. Therefore, it is also known as the Earth Yuan Principal Hexagram Order 地元本卦. In the order of the 60 Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍, it takes the HongLuan JiaZi arrangement 紅鸞甲子, where JiaZi 甲子 raised Shen Gua 頣卦. In some school, this 60 Earth Yuan GuiZang Principal Gua Penetrating Earth Dragon 地元歸藏本卦透地龍 is an extension to YangGong Earth Plate, DiPan 地盤.
PENETRATING TIGER AND DRAGON YUAN 穿龍虎元 – OBSCURE HEAVEN PRINCIPAL HEXAGRAM 渾天本卦
Not many people heard of HongLuan JiaZi 紅鸞甲子. Even lesser people know of Obscure Heaven Hexagram 渾天卦. Other contemporary scholars believed that this arrangement were created much later by Zhang JiuYi 張九儀, through his writing such as Earth Principle Penetrating Mountain and Earth True Transmission 地理穿山透地真傳, is the so called - Middle Heaven 中天卦, only known by people of that school. Most of the Hexagrams were repeated and were assigned throughout the 60 Penetrating Earth Dragon 透地龍 taking the Penetrating Mountain JiaZi 穿山甲子 instead, where JiaZi 甲子 raised Kan Gua 坎卦. In some school, this Penetrating Tiger and Dragon Yuan Obscure Heaven Principal Gua Penetrating Earth Dragon 穿龍虎元渾天本卦透地龍 is an extension to YangGong Heaven Plate, TianPan 天盤. Very strange that such was never mentioned in the 3 collections of YangGong classics, wonder if it is really the genuine teaching of YangGong FengShui?
THE THREE YUAN 三元
In conclusion, because ZhouYi 周易 is not used in the art of KanYu, therefore 3 out of 4 rings namely: -
These 3 sets of 60D rings form the foundation of the Great SanYuan 大三元. Later days masters, probably as the first generation of SanYuan schools, restructure these Great SanYuan 大三元 and assigned what is probably known as the LianShan GuiZang Gua 連山歸藏卦 into the Circle and Square Diagram 方圓圖, where it became the basis of the 64 DaGua Ring 大卦盤. Only the Heaven and Earth Plate was shown. There is the “missing” Human Plate of the SanYuan DaGua. The true application is in the “missing” Human Plate of the SanYuan DaGua. This is another story for another time…
TO BE CONTINUE, MAYBE…
This is quite a modern classic authored by Grandmaster Zhang JiuYi claimed to have lived in the Qing period as the royal tomb supervisor and acclaimed to have been from the lineage of Grandmaster Lai BuYi, famous for the method of 砂派 or the school of embrace. Contain within this classic is the application for using the 72 dragon earth penetrating mountain and the 60 dragon earth resurfacing mountain. These secret knowledge can be summarize as the following poem: -
To appreciate this poem, one would have to understand the following jargons: -
What is meant by 穿山 penetrating mountain and 透地 resurfacing earth? Why is it differentiated by 虎 tiger and 龍 dragon? What is meant by 渾天 or the Obscure Heaven and 寶鏡 the precious mirror? Of all the five elements, what has it got to do with 金水 metal and water? Strange enough, what has it got to do with the moon 月?
After meeting a number of HongKong masters, we can see that they are really thrilled by this classic. One has this to say: -
Another postulation... (More towards the explanation of the LuoPan)
TRULY, WILL THIS THEORY HOLDS WATER?