HISTORY & LINEAGE
The development of Feng Shui can be traced back for more than five thousand years. Feng Shui has grown and adapted with the changing needs, desires and circumstances of humanity from both rural to urban environments.
The science originated in rural China through studies of the landscape, seasons and weather, in an effort gain a better understanding of the environment in which they lived. Noticing the timing and quality of how the different energies all flowed together was complicated and scientific. It involved learning what the heavens (weather) and earth (soil and growth) were doing and how humans could successfully fit into these patterns. Their finely tuned expertise was purely observational, practical and common sense. This knowledge helped them to build their homes in the best positions, facing the most beneficial directions. They grew their crops in locations where they were most likely to have high yields. They survived well in their very harsh environments, building successful communities and prospering. Cities grew where the energies of meandering rivers, deep estuaries, protective mountains and flat lands combined in the most productive ways.
The Imperial rulers of China realised that it was a powerful science. Men that were skilled in the many styles of Feng Shui including Ba Chop, Sam Hap, Sam Yuan and Yuen Hom methods became Feng Shui Masters, who served their Imperial ruler. These highly skilled Masters protected the empire by choosing the best land for the palace, the best burial sites for the imperial ancestry and the most opportune times to act in order to succeed, often relating to waging a war. This ensured that the ruler continued to reign powerfully and that he kept control and protected his people.
HISTORY OF CHUE STYLE FENG SHUI
The knowledge that Great Great Grand Master Chan Hai Yee had of Feng Shui came directly through the many changing Chinese Dynasties, dating back to the time of the Imperial courts in China. His student, Great Grand Master Chue Yen became a Taoist Master and developed Chue Yen style Feng Shui. He then chose Grand Master Chan Kun Wah as his student, to pass on his accumulated knowledge using the same traditional methods of tuition as had been applied for centuries. Grand Master Chan Kun Wah in his time chose to break from tradition, a very radical move for many Masters to understand and open an Imperial Feng Shui School in Scotland. Instead of teaching only one person and risk that knowledge being lost over time, he was directed to teach many people. This choice, he believes, will ensure the survival of very vital and profound knowledge that can assist humanity to sustain a more harmonious future.
Since the first Imperial School of Feng Shui and Chinese Horoscopes opened in 1996, Grand Master Chan has directly taught many students the Imperial Yuen Hom style of Feng Shui, including some of the many secrets for interpreting nature. The ultimate aim is to help people and to develop Feng Shui in a modern society.
The “Chue” Lineage
The Chue lineage can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.) when our Founding Great Great Grand Master YOUNG Gwan-Chong worked in the Imperial Court. He was unhappy with the politics inside the Imperial Court, and he wanted to enjoy the freedom of nature. He escaped with a few secret manuscripts of Yuen Hom Feng Shui and stayed in mountains to save himself from the Imperial soldiers. He used his Feng Shui skills to help so many people, especially the poor. He was nicknamed ‘Young Rescue the Poor’.
Among the 3 students of our Founding Great Great Grand Master YOUNG , ZENG Man-Jun passed his knowledge to his only student who became our Great Great Grand Master CHAN Hai-Yee in the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 A.D.).
Chan worked in the Imperial Court as Feng Shui Master. Only male members of the society were allowed to inherit the knowledge of Feng Shui. He continued the practice of ‘Sam Yuen Yuen Hom’ 三元玄空 Feng Shui. The succession of this inheritance has travelled through many generations of the “Chan family” only.
The link and lineage of “Chan family” was broken after CHAN Chi-Sum 陳智琛 or our Great Great Grand Master Chue Sum who belonged to the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911).
The “Chue” link of lineage was established when our Great Grand Master “Chue Yen” has obtained Feng Shui knowledge from “Chue Sum” who was a Taoist.
Before he knew Chue Sum, our Great Grand Master learnt both Sam Hap and Ba Chop Feng Shui 三合及八宅風水 from a Buddhist named Sik Yen 釋緣. Later on, Sik Yen instructed him to leave the temple to find his destiny. He was told to go to a particular place on a certain date to find his future Feng Shui master who became our Great Great Grand Master Chue Sum.
The respectable Feng Shui master, Sik Yen, was subsequently went to Taiwan for good. He looked like a happy Buddha with a rounded head and generous smile.
Our Great Grand Master Chue Yen was inclined to convert to Tao out of respect for his Master, Chue Sum. He was blessed by Chue Sum to form the new lineage of “Chue Yen” of which the name "Yen" was inherited from Sik Yen. The meaning of Chue Yen is "to follow the destiny (fate)". He was also blessed to continue the Chue name for many generations to come and likewise new “Chue” lineage was established during this period for “Chue Style Feng Shui”.
Our Great Grand Master Chue Yen was a renowned scholar and had sacrificed a great deal to learn Chue Style Feng Shui. He was a kind, generous, dedicated, helpful, loyal, obedient, intelligent and respectful man. He founded the “Chinese Horoscope and Feng Shui Research Association” in Taiwan in the 1960s. It was dedicated to Feng Shui research and development.
He directed his successor, Master Chan Kun Wah, to begin a similar Association in Great Britain called the “Overseas Chinese Horoscope and Feng Shui Research Association, 海外中華命理堪輿研究學會” in 1999. The name was subsequently changed to the “Chue Foundation” 隨派命理堪輿研究學會.