Ethics for Geomancers
If you wish to practice Geomancy it is important to be conscious of your motivations and responsibilities.
Following are two Ethical Charters for you to read and consider. One is from the “Magical Arts” and the other comes from the Feng Shui world. Both are important for you to consider in Geomancy.
If good is done to you, then do well to another. If someone wishes to repay you for goodness, then bind them to go out of their way to help three others; then this shall clear debt.
Do not use the Arts or your power to appear powerful among others.
Do not lower the standards of the Art and thereby bring contempt upon the “Old Ways”.
Do not take the life of anything unless it is to preserve life, yours or another's.
Do not give your word of honour lightly, for you are bound by your words and by your oaths
Do not bow before any authority over you unless it is of the spirit. Instead, cooperate with others but do not be a slave and always preserve your honour.
Give respect to others and respect in return.
Teach all who appear worthy and aid the continuance of knowledge, kindness and creativity.
Do not belittle another's beliefs, but simply state your own truths.
Strive to be at empathetic with those who differ.
Do not purposely cause harm to another, unless it is to prevent true harm to yourself or another.
Strive to be compassionate to others, and to be aware of the hearts and minds of those around you.
Be true to your own understanding and turn away from those things which oppose the good in you, or are harmful to you.
Hold reverence to all within Nature.
Destroy nothing, scar nothing, and waste nothing; live in harmony with Nature, for the ways of Nature are our own ways.
Remain open in your heart and in your mind to the experience of Ultimate Truth.
From a Taoist manual of
the divinational and magical arts of the Kun-lun sect
The divinational arts should only be taught to, or practiced by:
those who are filial, upright, selfless, and dedicated in upholding the virtues
those who respect the teacher and the teachings of this art
These persons may not be given the teachings nor should they practice Geomancy:
the person whose heart is not good and whose character is shallow
who has committed crimes against humanity
who has unhealthy habits and unethical intentions
who has an attachment to riches and material gains
who has a fierce and violent disposition
who desires comfort and craves sexual pleasure
who is aggressive and vengeful
who is not honorable and not honest in his or her dealings with fellow human beings