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Luopan from FORMOSA Art

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  • More than 30 years experience in producing Feng Shui Luopan
  • German quality standards combined with Taiwanese producing experience
  • Experience in international companies and worldwide logistics
  • Handemade, in combination with computer based small batch production
  • Extensive quality checks

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Luopan or Lo Pan (trad. Chinese 羅盤) is a Chinese magnetic compass, also known as a Feng Shui compass. By using a Luopan practitioners can accurately determine the direction of their home, or space, and then create a detailed Bagua map.

 

Form and Function

The Luopan, is a complex tool used in Feng Shui. Because of its intricate details and the complexities they involve, generally only Feng Shui masters and advanced practitioners understand all of the information provided by a Luopan. All of the detailed information is necessary for a true and accurate Feng Shui reading.

 

Like a conventional compass, a Luopan is a direction finder. However, a Luopan differs from a compass in several ways. The most obvious difference is the Feng Shui formulas embedded in up to 40 concentric rings on the surface. This is a metal or wooden plate known as the heaven dial. The circular metal or wooden plate typically sits on a wooden base known as the earth plate. The heaven dial rotates freely on the earth plate. The wooden base of a Luopan, known as the earth plate, is square in shape so it can easily be aligned against structures and buildings. The earth plate is generally red in color to act as a strong protection keeping negative energy away from the Luopan. The color red in Feng Shui also symbolizes the element of fire and is a symbol of divine energy.

 

The center magnetic compass symbolically represents the center of the universe and is known as the heaven pool or heaven pond. It is where chi begins, where yin and yang ebb and swell, flowing into each other and where rest and action interact in all aspects of the universe.

 

A red wire or thread that crosses the earth plate and heaven dial at 90-degree angles is the Heaven Center Cross Line, or Red Cross Grid Line. This line is used to find the direction and note position on the rings.

 

A conventional compass has markings for four or eight directions, while a Luopan typically contains markings for 24 directions. This translates to 15 degrees per direction. The Sun takes approximately 15.2 days to traverse a solar term, a series of 24 points on the ecliptic. Since there are 360 degrees on the Luopan and approximately 365.25 days in a mean solar year, each degree on a Luopan approximates a terrestrial day.

 

Unlike a typical compass, a luopan does not point to the north magnetic pole of Earth. The needle of a Luopan points to the south magnetic pole. The Chinese word for compass translates to “pointing-south needle.”

 

Types of Luopan

 

Although there are a large number of different kinds of Chinese compasses, the three most common types are the San Yuan, the San He Luopan and the Zong He Luopan. Each of these have several common rings including the Early Heaven arrangements, the Later Heaven arrangements and the 24 directions.

PREMIUM LUO PAN

 

Here you will find a selection different types of Luo Pan.

A Poly Gloss protection is optional available.



San Yuan Luopan

 

Also known as the yi pan or jiang pan, the San Yuan luopan contains the ring for the 64 hexagrams of the I-Ching and has one 24 direction ring. A San Yuan luopan is generally used by practitioners of the Three Cycles System of Feng Shui which include:

  • Flying Stars
  • Time
  • Space


San He Luopan

 

Used by the Three Combinations or Three Harmonies Systems of Feng Shui, the San He Luopan contains three distinct rings of the 24 mountains:

  • Outer
  • Middle
  • Inner

The San He Luopan is used in the Feng Shui combination systems which includes:

  • Eight Mansions also known as the East/West System
  • Mountain Dragons
  • Water Dragons
  • Environmental


Zong He Luopan

 

A combination of the San Yuan and San He Luopans. The Zong He Luopan contains the ring of the 64 hexagrams of the I-Ching and the three distinct 24 direction rings. The Zong He Luopan is the choice of Feng Shui practitioners that follow the principles of the Three Cycles System and the Three Combinations System.



Your Own Design Luopan

 

If you want to have your own Luopan design, in your language, with your language character - read more here ...



Material: Brass Plate and Bakelite

 

Type   San Yuan San He Zong He
       
Item No. SY-365 SH-365 ZH-365
Dimension in cm 35.5 x 36.5 35.5 x 36.5 35.5 x 36.5
Weight in g 2200 2200 2200
       
Item No. SY260 SH-260 ZH-260
Dimension in cm 26.0 x 26.0 26.0 x 26.0 26.0 x 26.0
Weight in g 1100 1100 1100
       
Item No. SY-220 SH-220 ZH-220
Dimension in cm 22.0 x 22.0 22.0 x 22.0 22.0 x 22.0
Weight in g 800 800 800
       
Item No. SY-188 SH-188 ZH-188
Dimension in cm 18.8 x 18.8 18.8 x 18.8 18.8 x 18.8
Weight in g 600 600 600
       
Item No. SY-158 SH-158 ZH-158
Dimension in cm 15.8 x 15.8 15.8 x 15.8 15.8 x 15.8
Weight in g 400 400 400
       
Item No. SY-128 SH-128 ZH-128
Dimension in cm 12.8 x 12.8 12.8 x 12.8 12.8 x 12.8
Weight in g 250 250 250
       
Item No. SY-105 SH-105 ZH-105
Dimension in cm 10.5 x 10.5 10.5 x 10.5 10.5 x 10.5
Weight in g 150 150 150
       
Item No. SY-085 SH-085 ZH-085
Dimension in cm 8.5 x 8.5 8.5 x 8.5 8.5 x 8.5
Weight in g 100 100 100
FORMOSA Art Lopan with bag

All Lopan are delivered in a bag


Lo Pan Tripod

Lo Pan Tripod

 

  • Material:     Aluminum 
  • Size:          45 - 125 cm
  • Weight:      0.890 kg
  • Price         89 US$/EA (w/o freight)