There is an old Chinese proverb:
Wherever there is a temple, there is a bell;
Wherever there is a bell, there is a temple.
Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging a physical environment to maximize balanced energy, or chi. Also known as the art of placement, feng shui says that if a living area, a building or a community has good chi, then it’s inhabitants will be equally prosperous and healthy. Surrounding yourself with symbols of success enhances your environment and heightens positive energy. In feng shui, bells are used to remove negative energy to bring harmony, peace, energy, happiness and prosperity to the home.
All over Asia and India you can hear the tinkling of bells – that’s because bells hang outside on the corners of buildings to catch the wind. Often you will find that monks are the makers of this kind of bell.
If you’ve ever been to a Catholic mass, you’ve seen them ring bells near the altar before beginning communion. We have learned that a good bell-ringer can actually send a specific, clear message of one kind or another far and wide by the way in which he rings the bell. The Church-Bell is a good example; any elder will tell you that in until recent times The Bell was rung to announce distinct things such as the time of day, or an urgent message such as fire or danger alert, death or celebration.
In Feng Shui, wind chimes and bells are used both to cure certain types of problems, and to enhance positive energy.
Learn more in my Secrets of the Fortune Bell Feng Shui Kit