The new adult education center program

Feng Shui compass…”of course” also contains in Pfaffenhofen a few, how should I say, scientifically and by common sense not really kosher topics.

For instance, there are four Feng Shui courses – before we’ll have a closer look at these, here’s a quick quiz (please don’t cheat by looking at the course links below):

Which categories are these Feng Shui courses offered in?

  • Science and technology (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Medical topics - natural healing (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Psychology (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ecology (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hobby & co. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Health forum (0%, 0 Votes)

Votes total: 2

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Update: Not too many voters… well, they use the category ecology! (Probably because the first Fen Shui course they ever offered had been for the garden.)

The offered classes (everything in my translation):

These fees are quite low – since the adult education center (VHS) offers this mystic-laden hodgepodge – with scientifically untenable “cosmic energies” and other stuff – the two “counselors” who lead the classes (one the first, another the other three) will reach potential new customers this way who quite probably are willing to pay more money later on – for instance, two-digit square meter proces for the rooms to be examined. Lacking experience, I can’t say anything about the prices and respectability of these two providers, of course.

In the sleep course you learn, among other things (my translation):

From the feng shui point of view, [bad sleep] can be caused, among other things, by bad placement of the bed, sharp edges, skewness, wrong material, electric smog, too screaming colors, water veins or other geopathic disturbance zones.

Feng Shui sign Hey, if I lie on sharp edges or a skewed stone bed, I need no feng shui to know it’s uncomfortable and bad for sleeping! ;) Of course they also include that balderdash about disturbing water veins and “geopathic disturbance zones” (great words – just let some dowser, energy-with-hand-senser or I-see-all-energetic-problems-jabberer walk through your house, he’ll always find (or rather make up) something that he can sell a solution for or at least “justify” his counselling fees).

I just don’t get how the “ancient masters” (mentioned in the 1st yourse) could have included electric smog in their teachings…

Of course there’s more:

Introduction to Applied Kinesiology (25€, 1 day):

Kinesiology perceives the person holistically. Using the muscle test (biofeedback to the body and subconcious), you can see what weakens your body (=drains enery) or strengthens it.

And here it applies, too: Once the patients are hooked on it, they are likely to pay more – maybe even enormous amounts for a placebo effect, some minor movement exercises and for a “muscle test” that’s unsuitable for any pretended diagnostic purposes. (» SkepDic).

Seeing all these, shamanistic round dances and meditation drumming (offered too, of course) are quite harmless and entertaining, even fun…

Photos: Luopan compass musicvisionary2000 / flickr, woman with sign (original) cooljinny / sxc, Chinese characters from Wikipedia


  1. S

    Yeah, 100% glauben das es ein medizinisches Thema ist.- :mrgreen:

    Ich glaube, es gibt auch vernünftige Feng Shui Kurse, oder ?

  2. c

    Und somit liegen 100% falsch. :mrgreen:

    (Die Lösung verrate ich natürlich noch nicht…)

    Feng Shui ist im Westen zu einem Mischmasch von allem Möglichen geworden – aber wenn es nur um “gewöhnliche” Innenarchitektur und Wohnungsdekoration geht, hat das nichts mehr mit dem originalen fernöstlichen Energie-Kram zu tun, verdient also auch die Bezeichnung Feng Shui nicht mehr. Was manche Anbieter nicht davon abhält, sich mit diesem vermeintlich “coolen” Begriff zu schmücken… So gesehen würde ich sagen, es gibt keine vernünftigen Feng-Shui-Kurse.

    (Dass nicht jeder Feng-Shui-Anbieter ein “reiner Abzocker” ist, ist natürlich auch klar.)

  3. b

    Mir ist ja Sheng-Fui lieber.

  4. c

    Das hat’s m.W. aber noch an keine VHS geschafft.

  5. c

    Nach der überwältigenden Zahl an Teilnehmern dieses kleinen Quiz (insg. 2) kurz die Auflösung: Ökologie!

    (Vermutlich, weil der erste Feng-Shui-Kurs, den sie vor was weiß ich wievielen Jahren mal angeboten haben, für den Garten war.)

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