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Feng Shui (風水ふうすい Fūsui?, lit. Wind-water) is a Chinese system of beliefs and principles that is aiming to create harmony with one's surroundings through the proper arrangement of objects and the siting and construction of establishments.

In Toaru Majutsu no Index, Tsuchimikado Motoharu, is the only currently known practitioner of Feng Shui, and is referred to as an expert in it, as part of being an Onmyoudou specialist.[1]

Principles[]

Several items are arranged near the entrance of Kamijou Touya's home.

Feng Shui is a magic system that focuses on the arrangement of things in a certain location to create a magic circle for a spell that activates the moment the circle is created, and its composition is dependent of its contents. The spell makes use of the energy (ch'i) of the world instead of the spellcaster's mana, as such, any person can create a spell using the principles of Feng Shui.[2]

An apt analogy for this would be is that the power of the world is a generator, the spellcaster is a transformer, and the magic circle is the circuitry, which is switched on the moment the magic circle is created.[2]

Feng Shui is explained by Idol Theory, as it still subscribes to the four elements, most specifically, its usage of the various colors, elements, cardinal directions, stars, and guardian deities, to find harmony with the world with the constructed magic circle.

An aspect of Feng Shui is the manipulation of surroundings in order to achieve an effect. Applied to terrain, this can be used to alter the ley lines. Good and bad land, as far as Feng Shui is concerned, can be discerned based on where mountains are, the directions in which rivers flow etc. By destroying and rebuilding the terrain, ley lines can be created and moved. Even outside of magic, filling in rivers and destroying mountains are not rare occurrences in modern times, and magicians using the earth have to work to make sure important magical points are not destroyed in this way.[3]

Background[]

According to Tsuchimikado Motoharu, Feng Shui originated in China, and there were originally no one who was specifically an expert of Feng Shui, as such, the Taoist priest would handle the aspects of arranging objects and other things, to find harmony with nature, this task is intended for the Onmyouji in Japan.[1]

Chronology[]

Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Angel Fall Arc[]

Main article: Angel Fall Arc

Motoharu sets up a spell, using principles of Feng Shui: the four directions, guardian beasts, and colors.

Kamijou Touya amasses thousands of souvenirs and charms, believing that it would bring his son, Touma, good luck. Although, incredibly innocuous on their own, Touya arranges the various charms according to the principles of Feng Shui, making his home a temple, and activating the Grand Magic, Angel Fall, after leaving his house.[4]

Due to the danger posed by moving or destroying part of the magic circle created by Touya, Motoharu, a Feng Shui expert, is forced to destroy Touya's house in order to stop Angel Fall.

Tree Diagram Remnant Arc[]

Main article: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

Index compares the weather forecast with Feng Shui.[5]

Document of Constantine Arc[]

Main article: Document of Constantine Arc

Feng Shui is used by Tsuchimikado and Itsuwa to help Touma understand how ley lines and in particular of how the Vatican–Avignon Ley line works.[3]

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Homecoming Arc[]

Main article: Homecoming Arc

GREMLIN's Radiosonde Castle used Feng Shui as a means of tracking the Imagine Breaker, by observing the repairing of "altered" ley lines that are destroyed by Imagine Breaker.[6] When Radiosonde Castle appears in the sky over Academy City, Accelerator uses his newly acquired knowledge of magic and Feng Shui to locate the crystal "transmitter" which was calling the flying fortress.[7]

Magic God Othinus Arc[]

Main article: Magic God Othinus Arc

Fenrir is able to distort the space around him as by a combination of Idol Theory and in using a principle similar from Feng Shui where the existence of mountains and rivers changes the flow of energy through ley lines and the like. In his case he can create a ‘ditch’ that draws in the surrounding energy by creating a new mountain or river. The spell creates a number of black cracks, forcibly swallows up the magic power that constructed magic and sweeps it away.[8]

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