The nature and historical background of geomancy. Introduction ; The origin and evolution of geomancy ; The introduction and development of geomancy in Korea Geomantic principles into practice. Yin-yang theory and geomancy ; The geomantic principles for an auspicious site ; The principles of house geomancy ; Grave geomancy and grave landscape ; An interpretation of geomantic principles ; The cartography of geomancy Geomancy and religion. Geomancy's interaction with Buddhism ; Confucian ethos and geomancy Geomancy and settlement. The use of geomantic ideas in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cities ; Seoul: a new dynasty's search for an auspicious site ; The social construction of Kaesong Geomancy and iconography. Iconographic warfare and the geomantic landscape of Seoul ; Conclusion.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-325) and index.