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Adventures in Feng Shui With the 5-Element Pagoda

Adventures in Feng Shui With the 5-Element Pagoda

You might have read some of my previous articles on feng shui and the 5-element pagoda. One of my favorite feng shui items, the 5-element pagoda, provides a measure of protection that is truly amazing. For all of those people who wonder what in the world happened to them-what turned their lives upside down all of a sudden-investigating how this pagoda works would be a good idea. In fact, this pagoda might be considered the number ONE item to purchase when moving into a new place.

Perhaps relating some of my personal experiences with this nifty device might aid understanding of those vagrant energies that cause havoc. First of all, energy is and energy moves around; it’s part of life. Whether you call it good or bad energy, vibes, chi, voodoo, or quantum physics, it’s all the same. The trick is to bring lots of good energy in and keep the bad energy out. The masters of feng shui observed and played with these energies and came up with some terrific tools to give us some control over them. In the Flying Star school of thought, certain specific types are given names. There are four auspicious and four inauspicious stars, the worst of which is the #5 Yellow Star of Misfortune, closely followed by the #2 Black Star of Illness. The pagoda of five elements, with its mantra of protection, is the cure (see my previous articles for more information on this).

For those who scoff at the very idea that there could be ‘stars’ causing problems, let me tell you this: I didn’t know anything about those flying stars and they still got me. When I first learned about the little buggers and looked back over the three preceding years, the proof was evident. 2010 has been slated to be a very bad year for the matriarch of the family who resides in a south-west bedroom (uh…that would be me) but my pagoda has been protecting me quite well.

Before the Chinese New Year came, I rearranged my home and paid particular attention to my about-to-be-afflicted bedroom. Placing my 5-element pagoda on a plastic tub in the south-west corner of my south-west bedroom, I retired for the night, blissfully protected. The next morning, shortly after awakening, a distinctive ‘ting’ came from that corner. Knowing that nothing was over there but the pagoda sitting on the plastic tub, I didn’t even turn to look. A few days later, there was a louder ‘ting…TING!” from the same corner. Puzzled, I picked up the pagoda, accidentally shaking it, and heard a mild ‘ting’. In case you just missed the meaning of that, here it is: the crystal inside the pagoda jumped up and hit against the wall of metal, all by itself. No it wasn’t poltergeist action; it means that a jolt of bad energy hit the device hard enough to make that crystal jump.

Although I have been a feng shui practitioner for years, I had never heard of such a thing happening. Since then I have beefed up the protective influences in my home and have replaced the simple pagoda with a much bigger and grander one, called a HoTu 5-element pagoda. That device is a gold-plated work of art created by a true Master of feng shui, to which I have added infusions of frequencies meant to protect one from anything and everything (ancient secrets, meet quantum physics). The results have astounded even me and are definitely something to write about. The first night that HoTu pagoda was placed in my bedroom, on that same plastic tub, there was a racket over in that corner, followed by something going over my head, picking up the top of another protective device as if looking into it, replacing the top with a clunk, and exiting stage left, out the door. It wasn’t a dream, since I wasn’t asleep yet. It was about one week later, shortly after retiring to bed, that through my closed eyes I saw a blinding flash of white light. Opening my eyes in alarm, another blinding flash occurred, followed by a few seconds of flickering white light and a really loud CRACK! in that corner. The rest of the night was quiet.

Examining the crystal within the next day was shocking. The crystal had been pointing right into the corner and was now flipped over, pointing into the bedroom. That crystal was also cracked and had turned from clear and beautiful into almost completely opaque. The only way that makes any kind of sense is by applying the quantum physics of energy movement as considered in feng shui. Knowing what I do about feng shui, I know that I was protected from something big enough to have caused me considerable disaster-if not death. I think I’ll get a couple more of those handy little devices and start an arrangement of them over in that corner!

2010 Dr.Valerie Olmsted All Rights Reserved

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How to Use a 5-Element Pagoda in Feng Shui

How to Use a 5-Element Pagoda in Feng Shui

A 5-element pagoda is an energy tool of great protection for the home, especially if you know how to use it properly. For serious feng shui practitioners, it is the first item to be placed in the home or office. Most people who have heard a little bit about feng shui tend to concentrate on the wealth aspect; they tend to purchase a ‘money toad’ and then wonder why it doesn’t work. Feng shui is the study of energy (chi) movement through our dwellings and grounds. The energies are called ‘auspicious’ and ‘inauspicious’. An analogy would be blood flow in the body, where the blood circulating from the heart carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells and the blood returning to the heart is deoxygenated and has waste products needing to be carried out of the body. Good chi carries positive energies, good luck and health. Waste chi is stagnant, toxic and dangerous. Both occur as a normal course of living in the third dimension. It all circulates around the earth and sometimes the bad, or inauspicious, chi comes in and wreaks havoc in our lives.

One of the most powerful tools to stop the inauspicious chi from damaging us is the 5-element pagoda. The five elements refer to earth, wood, fire, metal, and water; these are represented by the five shapes of the pagoda. The most common sort is about five inches tall, made of hollow brass that comes apart to reveal three sections. The top bowl-shaped section can be used as an incense burner. The mid-section is a nifty thing to have in case the screw-on base slot gets lost inside the pagoda (yeah, ask me how I know that). The base has a threaded slot-you know, one of those things you use a coin to turn-and is the access used to fill the pagoda. There are certain items that must be included inside; these increase the protective power of the item.

While some items placed inside the pagoda can be more personal, such as things that are considered protective by the owner, there is one thing that must always be included: dirt. A spoonful or two of dirt from around the home or business is used to ‘lock up the bad chi’. The pagoda usually contains a mantra of protection, incised into the brass, but including a small scroll of the Ten Mantras of Protection can add a layer of security. Stone chips, usually crystal, can be added, as well as some kind of grounding stone like hematite or tiger iron, pyrite or copper, in the shape of spheres. Add a charged crystal and it’s good to go. To charge the crystal, hold it in your hands and concentrate on having it act as your guardian-program it to serve as a repellant to any negative energy. The final step is to add a red ribbon or tassel and set it in place, instructing it to henceforth be always on guard to protect the home and its occupants.

Placement of the 5-element pagoda varies according to which school of feng shui one adheres to; the Flying Star school being my personal favorite (for more on this fascinating branch of feng shui, see my previous articles and website). Placing the device wherever the #5 Yellow Star of Misfortune resides for the year (South-west in 2010) pretty much takes care of those errant energies that could cause huge problems in life. Since that particular star brings “illness, injury and death” it seems prudent to guard against that. The 5-element pagoda is a handy little device that packs a big enough punch to knock those bad energies right out.

©2010 Dr.Valerie Olmsted All Rights Reserved

Source: Source by Valerie Olmsted