Do you remember what it was like before you were born? No? That’s the point. We are forever aborning. Each moment a new incarnation, and in each moment the original conviction is arrived at again. Yet for all our convictions we are still constantly aborning.
A lot of Chinese mythology contains references to geomantic influences. The roles being played by those figures may have been more a form of journalistic speculation than simple whimsical story telling. An effort to predict what led to an event as well as where it might lead from there. Angry people do things that make other people angry. Happy people do things that make other people happy.
Geomantic sounds like romance between rocks. Mancy. Mantis was actually an archaic reference to priests.
Praying mantis. The praying mantis was named that because it reminded people of priests, and we refer to the arts of divination as such because they were practised largely by priests. Their current scholarly degree is still called a doctor of divinity, a reference to divination, saying that you have shown an ability to understand the will of god or the gods.
I always thought it was preying. No, it is praying. Their forelimbs look like they are clasped together in prayer.
Have you tried feng shui? I make gradual tweaks to our environment that way. People are rather in awe of our basement, and it doesn’t really have anything radical in it. I mostly draw on my own perceptions, but I have delved into world systems to give myself a lexicon to understand my perceptions with, like learning the name for a colour when you see it every day anyway.
So you have a talent as an interior designer. No. I have no sense for peoples preferences of fashion. I just know what things work together and how / what they do.
That’s all any other designer is doing too. Ah, no. In my experience they are artists, some more commercial, some more expressive, but they often ignore the things I react to. Web-working. I have noticed patterns that people seem averse to, almost afraid of, but they are the source of effects they want in their life. Some elements of decay are necessary. Our yard has been allowed to go to seed. That satisfies that requirement.
A cat is an excellent chi flow finder I’ve noticed. He likes to rest in the path of it. Yes, and they observe cats in feng shui. Cat behaviour. This is why they use those cat statues. A place cats won’t go is negative. If a cat wants out of a house entirely, the feng shui is all wrong, but the cat statues are signs for other spirits like a smiling face welcoming humans. All kinds of money flows into Walmart, and KFC as well.
Oh, quick thought… As for if spirits would think of statues as being cats, animals themselves do react to statues as if they were animals. So why wouldn’t nature spirits? Especially if the emotional energy was there.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.