March 08, 2012

Qi Men Dun Jia


The Qi Men Dun Jia (奇門遁甲) discussed in chapter 17 of Serpent of Time is a school of astrology based on astronomical observations and Chinese metaphysics. It  is widely used today, as a component of the Luo Pan or Feng Shui compass.

As with blood type divination, the conviction that important activities should be initiated on "auspicious dates" has not diminished in Japan, Korea and China, modernity notwithstanding (or, as with blood type, thanks to modernity).

Of course, as they say, there's an app for that (note the magic square in the center of the compass circle).


In Japanese and Chinese folklore, the more tails a fox spirit has--as many as nine--the more powerful it is.

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Comments:

# posted by Blogger Brother Keong
Nice app that you have for QMDJ. What is the name for the app?
3/29/2012 7:27 AM
 

# posted by Blogger Eugene
I'm afraid that's just an image I grabbed off the Internet (a Chinese language site, as I recall). A search for "奇門遁甲" and "app" returns a surprising number of results, though I couldn't vouch for any of them.
3/29/2012 9:35 AM
 

# posted by Blogger Brother Keong
Join the Five Arts forums. www.fivearts.net (i only a member) and visit my blog.

It has some write up on Qi Men Dun Jia and Xuan Kong Da Gua plus.

http://brotherkeong.blogspot.com/

Cheer.
4/26/2012 2:44 AM