Feng Shui Information
What is the Pyramid School of Feng Shui?
In order to create “successful” environments, we use the knowledge and wisdom
from various schools of Feng Shui, with a focus on the Pyramid School. Since the
person is the central concern, Pyramid Feng Shui incorporates the knowledge
gathered from Biology, Psychology, Geology and other social/physical sciences.
We also factor in the effects of color, music/sound, aroma, light and design.
All of these bring Feng Shui into a contemporary paradigm, one that is
responsive to life challenges and sensitive to today’s cultural diversity.
Pyramid Feng Shui Overview:
Pyramid Feng Shui is a contemporary western adaptation of ancient Chinese
Feng Shui, integrating biology, psychology, cultural anthropology, physics and
other environmental considerations to assess how an individual experiences their
environment. Recommendations are substantiated using information from these
social and scientific fields. Pyramid Feng Shui also places the individual at
the center of the process by using a customized approach that takes into account
the culture, beliefs, and design preferences of the client.
Through an integrated approach of the use of these disciplines, Pyramid Feng
Shui practitioners identify the many influences of the person-place connection
and create recommendations for long-lasting, sustainable change, achievement of
goals, and support of positive living.
Pyramid Feng Shui History and Detailed Description:
Pyramid School Feng Shui was founded by Nancilee Wydra, who in the early
1960's, started her pioneering research on the human condition as it relates to
the environment in both nature based and built spaces. She traveled extensively
to study feng shui and a myriad of other disciplines in order to compile
scientific research that substantiated feng shui's basic tenets. In 1989 she
officially founded the Pyramid School of Feng Shui and in 1991 Ms. Wydra
assembled her research and teachings into a formal educational program and
launched the Feng Shui Institute of America (FSIA), the umbrella under which
Pyramid School is taught. It was one of the first professional certification
schools in America based on a contemporary, Western approach that blended
traditional feng shui tenets, Eastern philosophy and
social/physical/environmental sciences. At this point, Pyramid Feng Shui, as
taught by FSIA, became committed to introducing cutting edge research and
incorporating fields related to feng shui into the curriculum of its
certification program, For example, FSIA was the first to introduce Bau-Biologie
to a feng shui study program with Helmet Ziehe, founder of the Bau-Biologie
Institute, being a guest teacher.
Leading experts in various fields have contributed to the expansion of Pyramid
Feng Shui e.g. cultural anthropology as presented by Edward T. Hall,
aromatherapy as presented by John Steele, molecular cell biology as presented by
Dr. Bruce Lipton, the organic nature of the bagua along with the eight basic
patterns found in nature as presented by Richard Feather Anderson,
“archimapping” aka Primary Imaging as presented by Beverly Payeff and Holons as
a diagnostic tool as presented by Nancilee Wydra.
There is a large emphasis on the interaction of micro and macro systems, and for
this reason the pyramid as a shape was chosen to represent Pyramid School's
approach to feng shui. The classic pyramid model proposes that everything is
built from a foundation and that the most basic ingredients must be expressed
before higher forms can result. This is very similar to Abraham Maslow's concept
of the hierarchy of needs. Traditional thought concerning the pyramid is that
its apex is the link between heaven and earth.
Although Pyramid School encompasses many of the major concepts shared by Form
and Compass Schools, and Black Sect Tantric Buddhism, it strives to synthesize
the wisdom and knowledge from traditional schools while providing a core
knowledge based on universal laws while filtering in cultural and geographical
proclivities. There is a heavy emphasis placed on current social, physical, and
environmental sciences. Pyramid School investigates and uncovers what is
considered to be genetically encoded human behaviors, innate release mechanisms
and patterns of nature as they affect human response. The exploration and
expansion of the person/place connection is the foundation of Pyramid School
Learn more feng shui history.
Several aspects of Pyramid School distinguish it from other schools. First, an
underlying premise that an individual's current symptoms, issues, and
personality expressions take precedence over explanations of a person based
upon, for example, their birth date. For that reason, much emphasis is placed on
the development and utilization of diagnostic tools, some of which include:
- Elemental personality testing (Five
Elements) - a technique used by Pyramid School Feng Shui to determine an
individual’s combined elemental overt and hidden combinations based on TCM’s
- Holons - a system of systems that includes a graduated hierarchy
where all components must be in place for the individual to be able to achieve
goals. A pyramidal shape is used to represent this system and the selection of
the appropriate holon(s) is based on the feng shui’s professional’s diagnostic
ability. The purpose of Holons is to evaluate a client's issues in order to make
appropriate feng shui recommendations. There are several Holons that
practitioners can access, e.g. Tao Holon, Yin/Yang Holon and Self-Actualization
Holon to name a few.
- Archityping – a discipline that incorporates cellular structures and
processes of the human visual system in order to decode an individual’s
experience of place that is not consciously accessible. Archityping is used to
determine a person’s pre-verbal memory of place along with cognitive/visceral
experiences in order to provide for a supportive environment. It is based on the
Archi-Mapping process developed by Beverly Payeff in conjunction with research
at Harvard and M.I.T.
- Scagging - a tool that uncovers gender roles, social economic status,
support systems, generation and historical references, and positive and negative
- Use of sensorial systems enhancements - process methods via the five
The Pyramid School of Feng Shui continually seeks out and incorporates
leading edge research along with cultural, environmental and geographical
factors that support the science of person/place connection. It is in this way
that feng shui stays current and responsive to the culture it serves.
Pyramid School Feng Shui or Pyramid Feng Shui is not to be confused with a
teaching institution. Pyramid School Feng Shui is a style of feng shui or
philosophy such as Compass School or Form School; however it is a contemporary
school such as Intuitive Feng Shui or Integrative Feng Shui. Feng Shui Institute
of America, LLC (FSIA) is the official teaching and certification institution
for Pyramid Feng Shui.
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