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Monday, August 01, 2005 | More than 60 presenters will offer their expertise on the ancient Chinese discipline of Feng Shui and its many basic and specialized applications at a three-day conference beginning Friday at the San Diego Hilton on Mission Bay.

The International Conference on Feng Shui is the sixth in a series that has seen gatherings in Prague, Melbourne, New England, Zurich and San Luis Obispo. In addition to the main workshop and seminar package, pre- and post-conference events are scheduled for Aug. 4 and 8.

“We are very excited about this year’s conference,” said Roger Green of New York, the conference organizer. “It has been described as the most integrated and innovative conference in Feng Shui, Sacred Geometry, Geomancy, Space Clearing, Vastu Shastra, Eco-Design and Taoist Philosophy.”

Attendance at the three-day main conference is $350; also available are one-day tickets for $120 and two-day tickets for $240. Pre- and post-conference workshops are $75 for a three-hour workshop and $150 for a full 10 a.m.-5 p.m. day, either Thursday or Monday.

Workshops will provide information both for Feng Shui practitioners and the general public. Topics include Feng Shui basics, philosophy, applications in health, fashion and design, Feng Shui in relationships and exercise, and Feng Shui in business, politics and international affairs.

Presenters will include Alex Stark, from New York, who will lecture on “The Impact of Topography in Human Destiny.”

Carol Cannon, president of a Florida company advising businesses, corporations and builders about “achieving healthy new construction and interior design,” will share information about her life and career as a Feng Shui consultant.

Janus Welton, from Woodstock. N.Y., will speak on “The Living Elements of Conscious Architecture, Design and Planning: Harmonizing Architectural Design with Spirit, Health, and the Environment to create ALIVE spaces.”

Roger Green, the conference organizer, will present “A Complete Introduction to Feng Shui,” as well as “Learn Tao and Natural Healing.” Green has established schools for teaching Feng Shui in New York, San Francisco, Europe, London and Sydney.

Karen Rauch Carter, author of the popular Feng Shui guide, “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life,” will present information on “Curb Appeal the Feng Shui Way,” applications and techniques for preparing homes for the real estate market.

See www.fengshuiseminars.com/conference2005 for more information.

– Michael Grant, Voice Guest Columnist

Journalist, author and educator Michael Grant has been putting his spin on San Diego, and the city putting its spin on him, since 1972. His Web site is at www.michaelgrant.com.

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