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[*] Description text extracted from "Feng-shui ; or the Rudiments of Natural Science in China", EITEL E. J., first published in Hong Kong, 1873.
("FENG-SHUI" by ERNEST J. EITEL was recently reprinted with a commentary by John Michell, Graham Brash Ed., Singapore, 1997.)
Notes :- Picture is borrowed from an accompagning plate of the french version of this text translated by M.L. De Milloué, edited in 1880 in Annales du Musée Guimet, n°111 T1, art."Feng-Shoui ou Principes de Science Naturelle en Chine" ; Pl.V "Boussole Géomantique des Chinois".
- Trigram are in the Wen-wang order. Here North is upside (following chinese tradition, it should be the South instead).
- Eitel does not take account of the Chinese method of counting rings including the central circular area ("which holds and is divided in half by the magnetic needle") or Heaven Pool as the first, as well as each concentric circular strip, so called layers ("ts'eng"). Following this method, the compas you see is not eighteen but nineteen rings. (See "An Anthropological Analysis of Chinese Geomancy", Stephan D.R. FEUCHTWANG")
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