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PRESS RELEASE: Feng Shui for Hawaii

Feng Shui for Hawaii
Confronting problems caused by improper energy flow in Island homes, Feng Shui for Hawaii draws upon the venerable Chinese art of object placement and position, offering a variety of solutions for different tastes and budgets and the special requirements of the Hawaiian lifestyle. The author uses simple, concise language to explain the sometimes confusing concepts of the ancient practice.

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New Book Offers Feng Shui Solutions Tailored to Island Homes

Watermark Publishing of Honolulu announces the release of Feng Shui for Hawai‘i by Clear Englebert, a complete guide to creating harmony and positive energy in the Hawaiian home. According to feng shui principals, everything in and around the house creates or directs the flow of energy (chi)—from the slippers outside the door to the position of the beds, each item should be chosen and placed with care. Englebert, a nationally acclaimed feng shui teacher and consultant, addresses all aspects of feng shui in the home with specific attention to Island landscape, culture and décor.

Homes in Hawai‘i are prone to particular sorts of feng shui problems—in Hawai‘i the land around the house is sometimes quite dramatic with the pali (cliff) on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Even a home with a less spectacular location can feel “unbalanced” from a feng shui point of view based on the home’s mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) orientation. Island homes also frequently have open layouts—large windows and doors—to take advantage of the trade winds and beautiful views, but so much openness can cause energy to leave the home. Even our local traditions of gift-giving when we visit someone’s home or keeping lei from special occasions can interfere with proper chi flow by creating too much clutter, an obstacle in the path of energy.

In the softcover Feng Shui for Hawai‘i, author Englebert offers simple solutions to problems like these, and unlike many other feng shui guides, provides more than one option for correcting the situation. Often, the most effective feng shui solution may not be the most attractive—not everyone appreciates a multitude of crystals and mirrors in the home, or an overabundance of the color red. Englebert takes particular care to give multiple methods of improving the home’s energy in instances where aesthetics may be of primary concern to the homeowner, or for renters who may not have the freedom to paint or affix items to the walls or ceilings.

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.

Clear Englebert has practiced and taught feng shui in Hawai‘i and California since 1995. A recognized feng shui expert, he has been featured on television programs and in print media. He has published two previous feng shui titles for a national audience, Feng Shui Demystified and Bedroom Feng Shui, both from Ten Speed Press. This is his first book for Watermark Publishing.

Feng Shui for Hawai‘i (ISBN 978-0-9796769-9-4) is available priced at $19.95 at bookstores and other retail outlets, from online booksellers, or direct from the publisher at Contact Watermark Publishing, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 806, Honolulu, HI 96813; telephone (808) 587-7766; toll-free (866) 900-BOOK; fax (808) 521-3461; e-mail

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