Feng Shui & Book Collecting: Enhancing the Bagua Areas

Let the fun begin. This use of books and feng shui combines two of the most fun things I know of—the feng shui bagua and book covers. The covers I’ll be discussing are from The Art of American Book Covers 1875—1930 by Richard Minsky, which I reviewed in my previous post.

This is one of the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever seen. Because the image is trees, it enhances bagua areas where Wood is the element—the Wealth Corner and the Health & Family Area. Because there’s so much red, the Fame Area is also a good place to put this book.

If this next book were not out of my price range, I’d have ordered a copy by now. (Lafacadio Hearn is extremely collectible.) Once again, it’s a great cover to display where Wood is the element—the Wealth Corner and the Health & Family Area.

Will Bradley was the number one artist in graphic Art Nouveau in the United States. I adore his work. Once again, it’s a great cover to display where Wood is the element—the Wealth Corner and the Health & Family Area.

The covers shown in this spread would be great in the Knowledge Area because the theme is mountains. Including an image of mountains in that area represents having a mountain of knowledge. Also, any time a book cover represents a place that is far away from your home it’s very appropriate the Travel/Helpful People Area.

I’m in awe of this cover. Look at it carefully and realize how exceptional it would be to hold it. The image of hands appearing on both front and back covers is extremely unique and I can’t imagine it being done more beautifully. It would be an excellent enhancement in the Creativity/Children and the Travel/Helpful People Areas.

The cover on the left below is one of the most beautiful tree silhouettes I’ve ever seen. The accuracy is impeccable. Both these covers would be good to display where Wood is the element—the Wealth Corner and the Health & Family Area.

It’s important to remember that the Fame Area is enhanced by displaying trees or any plants—as long as the plant is not also suggesting Water (as in the lotus flowers on the cover of the Lafacadio Hearn book). The reason the Fame Area is enhanced by plant imagery is that Fire is the element there. Wood feeds Fire in the productive cycle of elements so it’s a positive enhancement.

PS: I hope this post makes you want to see the whole book—it’s incredible!

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