My bride, Jennifer “Jem” Minor,
Fortunately, I have “double Monkey” in my Chinese astrology chart…..and love high places. Years of qigong training and climbing Taoist sacred mountains allowed me to pass her test. And she passed mine, by having an Energy Body that loves Primordial Qigong and Taoist inner alchemy. It’s a match made in The 36th (Highest) Taoist Heaven!
Dear “Dreaming of Love” and China Adventurers,
Everyone loves a good LOVE STORY, so I’m going to tell you one. Being a
You are invited to attend my wedding to Jem Minor atop Flower Mountain
Chinese dragons are symbols of imperial power and good luck, are known
Jem and I will begin our honeymoon with two days in my favorite cave on
Left, Vesica symbol.Tao wedding ceremony unites primal power of Water and Fire, to open soul‘s Inner Heart. Right: 2010 Dream Tripper doing qigong ceremony atop Mt. Hua.
We hope everyone who comes on the Dream Trip will participate in the
So the ceremony is not just for us and Emerald. There is a lot of
I’ve visited many Taoist sacred mountains in China. Huashan’s fame is
Huashan has a uniquely intense spiritual energy. Historically,
Left: Taoist monk contemplates Huashan’s West Peak. Sheer 3000
Huashan is literally a direct portal to the consciousness of the Deep
Other folks on my trips have met Dragon spirits, who can be a bit
Left: Guide Cherry Li climbs on Huashan’s South Peak (optional climb down “Heaven’s Ladder”)
Right: One of many breathtaking paths atop Mt.Hua, all with protective chains and carved steps.
Please visit the China “Dragon Year” Dream Trip 2012 site, with full itinerary and 35 photos. Even if you cannot come, be sure to take the virtual photo tour. It offers a wonderful armchair traveller’s experience:
We hope you come to our Water Dragon Taoist Wedding Ceremony, and
ps. Please don’t let money alone deter you from coming. This year I’m
Immortal Stone Sage views sunset at 3
Back to the Love Story….How I Met the Jem of my Life
Jem has a deep, yin, oceanic inner nature, perfect balance for my yang.
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I will skip the 3 years of twists and turns in my dating life since
Instead, let’s zoom to last November 2010. I’m assisting my mother in
I totally trust my mother at this point: why lie when you’re in the
In fact, I even cancel the China Dream Trip 2011 to allow space for the
Right on Mom’s schedule, Jem (Jennifer Minor) shows up a week shy of
Jem plays high altitude qigong on her secret Eagles Nest in Alaska.
After spending just ONE day with her, I invite her to move in, certain
And it turned out that Jem is equally picky as well, if not more so.
I pass the Alaska state rite of
It comes down to knowing yourself deeply. Everyone has their own path
All qigong is aimed at harmonizing these body spirits and their energy
So when I felt the frequency of Jem’s Energy Body was in deep harmony
That’s what we’re doing, starting with our Water Dragon Wedding Ceremony atop Mt. Hua.
The happy groom, perched in her Eagle’s Nest.
What happened to the Primordial Tai Chi book?
I thought I was going to finish the Primordial book this spring. The
The book, or rather e-Book, is closer to completion. But I suddenly
So all I can say is, I appreciate your patience
May You Ride a Water Dragon into the High Heavens
When I teach inner alchemy, I enjoy having symbols of my support team backing me up…:)
To our meeting with Water Dragons and Immortals atop Flower Mountain,
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home,
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
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