"Signs of this change can be seen throughout the world. In the Philippines, when a fire erupts, not only does a fire truck arrive but also a shaman, to exorcise the fire demons — a case of modern technology supported by ancient custom. At the opening ceremony of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, event coordinators added an ancient sumo ritual that purified the grounds against jaki (evil spirits) and welcomed participants from around the world. Throughout our country, people are turning to feng shui — the Chinese art of placement — to bless and purify a new space. For all of us, in whatever way we choose to express it, believing that there is Spirit in everything will lead to harmony in our environment as well as greater physical and emotional well-being."