We're Only Human: Arranging for Serenity; August/September 2008; Scientific American Mind; by Wray Herbert; 2 Page(s)
I am a New Age skeptic. I used to
be a New Age cynic, so this change
shows how far I have come in opening
my mind to things I do not understand.
I no longer dismiss channeling and
crystals and acupuncture as so much
hocus-pocus, nor do I embrace these
practices. I simply await proof.
I have to admit, though, that there
is one New Age practice that has always
had some intuitive appeal to me,
and that¿s feng shui. Feng shui is the
ancient Chinese art of placement,
which is based on the belief that space
and distance and the arrangement of
objects can affect our emotions and our
sense of well-being. This idea makes
sense to me on a gut level: I know that I
feel a greater sense of psychological
equilibrium in some spaces than I do in
others. I just do not know why.