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…
PENETRATING MOUNTAIN AND EARTH 穿山透地
This is also sometimes called, Mountain Method 山法.
Penetrating Mountain 穿山, comprises of the word Penetration 穿 or sometimes also referring to as Penetrating Earth 透地. Penetration is a verb meaning forcing a way into or through, in this case a Mountain or Earth. It deals with a force that are pushed through from beneath the earth as the unit measurement of Earth Qi 地氣.
GuoPu’s Burial Classics state: -
In SanHe, 60 Earth Penetrating Dragon 透地龍 and 72 Penetrating Mountain Dragon 穿山龍 are to measure the incoming veins/ incoming dragon.
WATER METHOD 水法
It is a method to evaluate the quality of water. Water here means the exiting water denoted as the “Water Mouth” 水口. It is an assessment of the Water Mouth.
Water method enable one to determine the Formation 局 of a given site through the following mantra (Read HERE for more).
Water Method 水法 is independent from the Mountain Method 山法.
JIAZI DRAGON 甲子龍
SanHe measures Qi as JiaZi 甲子, totalled 30 pairs. Each pair take a unit of NaYin element 納音五行 (Detail read HERE). According to the Book of Burial, every direction has 5 elements. As SanHe measures lateral Qi, every single Branch has 5 elements, totalled 30 pairs. Therefore, each Branch controls 5 JiaZi 甲子, in 2 distinctive orders: -
HongLuan is the arrangement of stem in a static order. Each group of Yang stem shall be led by Jia甲, while the Yin stem shall be led by Yi乙, in a fixed order. In the arrangement of every controlling branches, after Jia is Yi, followed by Jia and Yi and repeat the same. In the 60 JiaZi arrangement, each and every opposite direction of the JiaZi will give you the same NaYin element. This is because only the branch differ but the stem remains the same - Heaven repeat Earth clashes 天伏地反. Location changes but Heaven is unmoved - it is used to measure Heaven Qi.
Penetrating Mountain, however, is takes the arrangement of stem in a dynamic “rotational” order. Each group of Yang stem shall be led by Jia甲 and subsequently rotate among itself. Same is to be said for Yin stem shall be led by Yi乙 and subsequently rotate among itself. in a dynamic order. In the arrangement of every controlling branches, after Jia is Yi, followed by Bing and Ding and repeat the same in a descending order. Penetrating Mountain 穿山 – In the 60 JiaZi arrangement, each and every opposite direction of the JiaZi will not give you the same NaYin element. This is because both the branch and the stem are in total opposite - 天地反吟. Location and Heaven move - it is used to measure Earth Qi.
In the modern LuoPan, these JiaZi are used in the following Rings: -
WHAT IS HONGLUAN JIAZI 紅鸞甲子 ?
What is HongLuan JiaZi 紅鸞甲子 or some may call HongLuan Water Method 紅鸞水法? Here is the explanation…
WHAT IS HONGLUAN JIAZI 紅鸞甲子 - BASED ON 《古今圖書集成》
SO, WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
YangGong may have been the forefather of both SanHe and SanYuan. Within SanHe School itself, known as the gentlemen of GanZhou 赣州, there are 2 antagonistic methods. One called themselves as Old Method 古法 the other, the New Method 新法.
Old Method 古法 do not need to define Mountain Method 山法 or Water Method 水法. Their approach is simple based on two 24 mountain rings. Besides the spot, everything else is measured using the Heaven Plate. New Method 新法 is complex as it also employs other later days grand-master's theories. This school is represented by Hu ShunShen 胡舜申 through his writing – Earth Principle New Methods 地理新法.
The Old Method 古法 School shuns Earth Principle New Methods 地理新法. as it is believed to have been lost. Only a hand copied version was known to have been kept in Korea. The pedigree of this copy is debatable as any FengShui manuscripts deported to alien states outside Imperial Tang are all fabricated false knowledge.
Saying that the late Li DingXin 李定信 doesn't know his stuff is very untrue, not at a theoretical level, as he was also the first who explained the meaning of 3-7, 7-3 gold division by interpolating 240D ring into what is probably known as the 120D 百二龍 that uses the HongLuan 紅鸞 order (Detail read HERE). 72D HongLuan 紅鸞 dragon is utterly rubbish...
THE YANGGONG OLD SCHOOL WATER SHED...
No school is perfect. The Bolehland Conmaster loved to use this very case to demonstrate how bad is his former teacher's YinZhai skill. Apparently this very tomb has been much talked about in the Chinese Metaphysics websites in Chinese and often then not, many other masters would take up this case to bash up the Godfather of YangGong GuFa especially so, from the so called SanYuan proponent. What goes around comes around as the Chinese saying goes, as the Godfather of YangGong GuFa did not mince his words when bashing up other schools within the region of GanZhou including those living in the SanLiao village. Append herewith is part of an example of the sheer criticism lambasted towards the Godfather of the YangGong GuFa...
GANZHOU PREFECTURE DEPUTY MAYOR LIU'S ANCESTRAL TOMB
CRITICISM OF GRANDMASTER LI'S WORK
The rest of the commentaries were gibberish and we shall not repeat here... We just let our readers to have a feel of the sort of bombardment by others regarding this masterpiece by the late Godfather of YangGong GuFa.
WHAT HAS ACTUALLY GONE WRONG...
As demonstrated this tomb was FengShui(ed) by the late grandmaster Li DingXing for the Liu's family. After the burial it was said that the Liu's family undergone sheer bad luck with the bread winner demoted and one of his new born suffered from birth defect. All these was accounted to the late grandmaster's sheer incompetence and thereafter it was known as the YangGong GuFa watershed that has invited all sorts of sacasms and insults from the other various schools of FengShui, with one stated as an example, from the XuanKong school.
One biggest landform defects as mentioned is what probably known as the Reverse Bow Water 反弓水. Back in 2007, one will notice that the river splits with one crossing the bright hall as Reverse Bow Water 反弓水. We do not think that this is the cause of the problem. The root issue is the water split as its incoming water thus receiving watershed formation. What is a watershed, this we shall contemplate later. In the googlemaps of 2016, it is noticed that this defect has been rectified, most likely by another master.
This is also a case that the late grandmaster Li DingXin, wanted to demonstrate his confidence in selecting the earth Xue, among the rest of the elements. He is very confidence that the earth element follows water. Unfortunately, he failed to observe that the formation is receiving Mao water instead of Zi water, thus receiving Death instead of Prosperous water formation...
So, the late grandmaster Li DingXing can also be wrong? Well, who is him, after all?
SOMETHING ABOUT THE LATE GRANDMASTER LI DINGXIN
The late grandmaster Li DingXing, was the head of the GanZhou largest school of YangGong FengShui establishment. He coined the word YangGong GuFa or YangGong Old Method as a branding to distinguish his teaching from the rest of "merry man" FengShui masters earning their livings in SanLiao villages nearby, whom he unapologetically called JiangHu masters (similar to our Bolehland Conmasters). He received his art from his uncle, whom inherited the arts from a long lineage of YangGong practitioners back to the Qing Dynasty as the Imperial FengShui masters. He published a number of books notably the 49 rings of the Chinese LuoPan Explained, where within it, he disclosed, censored and sarcastically bombarded others as JiangHu masters. It is also from his writing that most of us outside the circle of the GanZhou school came to know about YangGong method and one of the Bolehland Conmaster actually begged under his feet to be taught only, later to become the traitor of his own school… If you need the detail please PM us…
WHAT IS A WATERSHED KILLING FORMATION? 分叉水
Confronting Y? - 08052012
A common account of Land form is the challenge to deal with the “Pulling Nose” and the “Piercing Heart” afflictions (ShaQi). Similarly so when we deal with buildings sitting or facing the “Y” configure road, either with Pulling Nose or Piercing Heart effect. Classics are mutually contradicting on these accounts. Their contradictions, however, is consistent if one understand the overall concepts it ought to explain. Here is where applications differ so much from mere theory.
A “Y” configuration is either a road splits into two or both roads connect into one. The former is known to be a water mouth and the latter is known as the water shed. The question is always; will a building facing the water mouth be as auspicious to a building facing a water shed, or vice-versa? Next, a pulling nose effect will happen when the road is flowing outward from the house facing while the piercing Heart effect will happen when the road is flowing inward from the house facing. Compounding both effects to the water shed or water mouth; you end up having a cocktail of “ShaQi” to deal with. Worse, if the setting is within an urban area where the roads are defined by rows of building creating what is probably known as Heavenly Chop afflictions or wind gaps. This is why it is FengShui taboo for a house to face a road or Y junction.
Many case studies revealed that houses in such a location are either vacant or dilapidated. If strictly by the books, it calls for avoidance and probably what is the point of doing FengShui in the first place if there is no cure? However, it is not necessary to be true. There are houses and shops prosper. The question is always – Why? In such doing, it is a land form issue; require a land form solution and probably not the over rated XKDG Fighting Afflictions formula based method.
Confronting Y again? - 25052014
Reflecting one of the article in the now, defunct blog - 13Voices, about Property located on a WaterShed will sure to meet its doom, many of the observations revealed otherwise. It is a FengShui External Taboo no-1 that state, NEVER locate your property in a watershed. For us in QuanYuan, there is a way to go about it - fortunately.
A “Y” configuration is either a road splits into two or both roads connect into one. The former is known to be a water mouth and the latter is known as the watershed. Our article entitled "Confronting Y" is a good reflection of such that it is never Bad FengShui if a property is located in a watershed subject that you know how to position your entrance. The HongKong master always refer to such as "Confronting SanSha".
A case in reference, Shop-A is located in a location that fulfilled its YinYang structure. Used to be a good F&B shop and it was audited by a YangGong master. Few years down the road, it ceased to operate due to high rental.
Shop-B is located in a location of the so called watershed. Many operators failed that include F&B operators. The last tenant rope in another not very well known master. The rest is history. It prosper liked nobody business. You practically have to queue up to get a seat.
The morale of the story, watershed FengShui is salvageable and if you know what to do it brings you windfall.
WHAT IS REVERSE BOW WATER? 反弓水
The Principle of Cul De Sac And Sucking Egg - 06042009
The Neo Urbanism movement has in favour of bringing back the community to scale, opposite of the megalomaniac principle of modernism where size does matter. In the discourse of modern urban design principle, we toyed around the 2 principle ideas of urban form one called the fine grain and the other as the coarse grain. Fine grains are found mostly in traditional town such as Kyoto and ShengYang where the fine grains are reflected to the scale of the roof against the height of the built forms which centralised on the human scale as a reference point. Whereas the coarse grains are modern solutions to our modern problem of congestion, over population and scarcity of land, in which these fine grain towns are stacked up vertically in forms of high rise mega structure with complex networks of roads, flyovers and vertical mapping, called plugs in and plugs out.
The failure of modern urban design principle in addressing the issue of human scale has paved way to the ideology of Neo Urbanism, where the human scale becomes the vital yard stick in examining urban design components such as landmarks, gateways, plaza, edge, nodes and paths are instituted to the right size of a human scale before it is implemented. One product that has signified such an arrival in Malaysia is reflected in Putrajaya, the new administrative capital to Kuala Lumpur.
In the course of my work in Valencia Sungai Buloh, one principle of Neo Urbanism that I find practical is cul-de-sac which give birth to clustered residential with ample parks and pathways clustered liked organic cells, hugging the contours, each manifesting its own identity as a community beacon with huge potentials to grow itself to another community as an entire organism of human inhabitants. In reality only the rich can afford such a dwelling in such a community. It is only the non Architectural trained FengShui master that makes an issue to such wonderful urban solutions by saying it is a sickle formation, therefore very bad Sha Qi – what a disgrace!
What is a sickle formation? Roads that wrap around the cul-de-sac are similar to rivers that wrap around an island and at the concave side of the roads or rivers are deemed to be cut by the sickle, where this is called sickle formation. This is crap!
Second, if there are fewer vehicles, the sickle formation will be less effective. This is another crap! Qi does not travel in car, as Qi does not have a valid driving license. When wind moves, Qi moves. When Qi stop, water coagulates.
Third, in the cul-de-sac formation, there may be a bright hall as the island park. The classics say, bright hall eliminate Sha Qi. So where is the sickle formation?
Fourth, if the sickle is nowhere to be found, how about the pulling nose or piercing heart ShaQi for the unit facing the incoming road that either flow out or flowing in? A pulling nose formation is where water is flowing outward from the main door of the unit in question. Whereas, piercing heart is where water is flowing in directed towards the main door of the unit in question. Answer, these are craps again as the bright hall filters out the unnecessary ShaQi, if any. So what is wrong with a cul-de-sac clustered community, FengShui wise?
Fifth, units facing the water gates are deemed less auspicious based on the premise that water gates must be locked, so that Qi will not disperse. Another less noble saying is that, it is not pleasant to face a property at the ass of the neighbourhood. However such minor concerns can easily be taken cared of by placing what designer called neighbourhood beacons as gateways. So, there is really no fuss at all.
Imagine, getting a FengShui master to teach Architect and Urban Designer to deal with the sickle ShaQi problem is liked teaching them to suck eggs? This is absolutely unwarranted. Worst, if one has to pay a premium for the art of egg sucking, such notion is unimaginable.
Good luck to the egg suckers…
Egg Sucking Jade Belt - 19042010
Strange, wonder what is the different between a Sickle and a Jade Belt formation? That is why there are some suck-eggs practitioners who claimed that all cul-de-sacs are just bad FengShui and yet some claimed island site with roads wrapping around are liked the jade belt around the officer's waist. Very novel indeed.
These brought to mind 2 distinctive developments, namely the KL Sentral at the upper stream and Mid Valley at the lower stream. What makes Mid Valley stands apart from KL Sentral although in terms of logistic, KL Sentral stood to be superior then Mid Valley?
Perhaps the answer is in the Jade Belt Formations or otherwise, egg sucking formation?