Put your home in order and invite positive energy in before the holidays hit! Author and feng shui consultant Clear Englebert will offer nine free O‘ahu library lectures addressing the most common feng shui problems in and around Hawai‘i homes, based on 20 years experience consulting in the Islands.
Each lecture will last one hour and discuss a number of topics, including mauka/makai orientation of the home and its land; the significance of water features and fountains; clutter and how to eliminate it; interior features (fans, open beams, etc.); furniture selection (patterns, color and placement); and the importance of doors and windows.
This lecture series coincides with the release of the third printing of Englebert’s popular book, Feng Shui for Hawai‘i. Learn why O‘ahu has the most favorable feng shui and about the commonality between the Hawaiian and Chinese cultures’ connection between fresh water and prosperity.
Englebert will also offer four special, topic-specific classes at a nominal fee and a complimentary feng shui walking tour through downtown Honolulu.
Free Library Lecture dates, times and locations:
· Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:30 am at Kapolei Library (693-7050)
· Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:00 pm, at Aiea Library (483-7333)
· Sunday, Nov. 16, 11:00 am at Kaneohe Library (233-5676)
· Monday, Nov. 17, 6:30 pm, at Ewa Beach Library (689-1204)
· Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 pm, at Aina Haina Library (377-2456)
· Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 pm, at Manoa Library (988-0459)
· Friday, Nov. 21, 6:30 pm at Kailua Library (266-9911)
· Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30 am, at Hawaii Kai (397-5833)
· Saturday, Nov. 22, 1:30 pm, at the Main Library, King Street (586-3500)
At each of these talks Englebert’s books, Feng Shui for Hawai‘i and Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens, both published by Watermark Publishing, will be available for purchase; 30% of each purchase goes to the Friends of the Library.
Special Classes at Highline Kitchen Systems (1276 Young St., 589-1104). Class fee, $10 each; space is limited so reservations are required, call 808-328-0329.
· Sunday, Nov. 16, 3:00-5:00 pm, Topic: Bedroom Feng Shui
· Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, Topic: Feng Shui for Love & Money
· Sunday, Nov. 23, 3:00-5:00 pm, Topic: Office Feng Shui
Special Class at the Bodhi Tree Dharma Center (654 Judd St., 537-1171). Class fee, $10. No reservation required.
· Saturday, November 15, 5:00-7:00 pm, Topic: Office Feng Shui
Free Feng Shui Walk through downtown, Saturday, Nov. 22:
This walk will start outside the front of the Main Library at about 3:00 pm (directly after the Main Library talk). It will go past the Capitol Building and ‘Iolani Palace before heading to the tall buildings downtown. Buildings will be evaluated on their feeling of balance, support and solidity. They will be categorized based on the five elements, and water features and neighboring building influences will be noted.
Englebert considers feng shui “an art, like decorating…it may not be classified as a science in the modern sense, but it teaches us to consciously notice where our attention is being drawn and what symbols are around us. This is a cross-cultural belief.”
He compares the ancient traditional Hawaiian role of the kuhikuhi pu‘uone (“the one who points out contours”), who was consulted before building a house or temple, to that of a feng shui consultant who points out the symbolism of the contours surrounding a home or potential building site.
Englebert has practiced and taught feng shui in Hawai‘i and California since 1995. A recognized feng shui expert with five published books to his credit, he has been featured on television programs and in print media. He teaches feng shui at various venues and offers consultations throughout Hawai‘i. For more information call 808-328-0329 or visit www.fungshway.com.