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DPL-1 Introduction to Chinese Metaphysics (Elective Course)

6 Class Meetings
Prerequisites: This course is one of the electives for Professional Training students to become a graduate. It can be taken in any order after the completion of NAT-7 and is included in the Diploma Module. If you are not IAA Diploma Program student, just want to audit the class without having to do a homework and pass an exam, and don't need a credit for this class, register for the same class under

Course Description:

Course Objectives: To equip students with basic knowledge of Chinese Metaphysics (CM) which form the building blocks for most CM studies namely, Chinese Astrology, Four Pillars of destiny, Purple star Astrology, Feng shui, Divination methods, and even Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Instructor: The instructor for this course is Tong Mun Kit (MK), a professional astrologer and geomancer (Fengshui consultant) based in Singapore. Combining the merits of both East and West metaphysics, Mun Kit helps his clients in consultation using astrology and geomancy concept.


Class Meeting 1: Brief history of Chinese Metaphysics, what is Yin and Yang?

Class Meeting 2: Five Elements:

Characteristics, Productive Cycle, Destructive Cycle, Exhaustive Cycle, Different Nature of the Five Elements, Human Body representation based on Five Elements

Class Meeting 3: Twelve Earthly Branches:

Traits, implications and interactions

Class Meeting 4: Ten Heavenly Stems:

Traits, implications and interactions

Class Meeting 5: Introduction to Four Pillars of Destiny (commonly known as Bazi)

Class Meeting 6: Elementary applications in Four Pillars of destiny (Bazi)

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