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Dear Lovers of China’s Earthly 12 Animals Wisdom,
Happy Lunar New Year! I hope every one is able to ride the Celestial Cloud Horse of their choice with an Open Heart to swiftly enjoy their highest creative worldly and spiritual destiny in this Year of the Green Male Wood Horse.
I normally wait a week into the Chinese New Year before writing about it, so I can sample it energetically. But I grew up riding horses. I once horse-packed for two weeks in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. I was also married to a Water Horse woman for 25 years – Joyce Gayheart, who leaped (a horse-like trait) from her body into higher dimensions of soul-life on Feb. 29, the 2008 “leap day”.
Joyce had the quintessential horse personality – stubborn and independent, smart, creative, loved to travel, a gifted teacher, an ambitious explorer galloping in all directions, and socially skillful. Horse-types have big hearts as horse epitomizes the fire element, and she was widely loved. She even had the big bones of a horse body. So I know the horse energy well.
I was not surprised to recently have a spontaneous “visitation” by Joyce shortly before her January 2014 birthday and the start of this Wood Horse Year. I’d kept open the portal to her soul since she passed, and we’ve done a lot of powerful spiritual work together since our “heart transplant” operation three days after her death (see link below to read more about Taoist “shijie” liberation from the corpse). On this visit she was radiant, smiling and beaming love on the rapid changes galloping through my life. It was an auspicious encounter, so strong that I could not only feel her but in my third eye actually see her etheric presence in the room.
L: Water Horse Joyce and Gold Rabbit Michael atop Great Wall on 2002 China Dream Trip. R: Celestial Flying Horse antique statue bought by Joyce in a Xian flea market. Appropriate for a Horse person, it was her favorite sourvenir from China.
Joyce said she came to bless my life with Jem (my current wife) and our process of conscious conception. She hinted the child, spiritual name Emerald, has been waiting for the right astrology to support its destiny. Then Joyce departed like a Celestial Horse flying back to heaven. As an alchemist, I love these fluid shifts between realities, and our potential for having multi-dimensional relationships. Why limit ourselves to a narrow 3-D reality?
Different Schools of Astrology – Which is Right?
Joyce Gayheart is coincidentally the subject of one of the best astrology books ever written – it compares 12 different systems of astrology for their accuracy against Joyce’s real life “Horse story”. The book is Under One Sky, by Rafi Nasser, who is also a Taoist adept. Under One Sky has 12 blind readings of Joyce’s chart from 12 different astrology schools. You can read Joyce’s amazing life story and decide for yourself if the chart readings match her life (we have a few copies in stock, you can also order the book). Joyce herself felt four of the 12 readings were accurate, four were so-so, and four were completely worthless. You can still get Joyce’s Divine Love Elixir she alchemized from 72 flower essences, as well as her fantastic CD set “My Body Moves Easily – I Feel Graceful and Light”, designed for Primordial Tai Chi adepts but useful to anyone). Under One Sky book & Joyce’s products: http://www.healingtaousa.com/JoyceGayheart/Joyce_Book.html
One lesson I got from Joyce’s book is that astrology’s usefulness depends on 1) the SKILL of the astrologer; there is little objectively predictive in it. Two people born in the same place at the same time will have totally different destinies. 2) once you have a skillful reading, use of it depends on your WILL to interact consciously with the cosmic forces flowing into one’s personal chart/Energy Body map.
So it’s risky to predict the stock market using astrology, because markets involve the free will decisions of millions of investors. They could use the Horse Year energy to drive it higher or suddenly gallop lower. The best we can do is energetically merge our personal Energy Body (the layers of our soul and body-mind) into the larger Qi field and absorb the information we most need moment-to-moment.
This essay explores in depth the Chinese horse mythos, which is central to the roots of Chinese culture. This includes Dragon-horses and the I Ching, blood-sweating “Thousand Mile” horses and the Magical Flying horses of Fergana that I first encountered while following the Silk Road across China in 1985. Plus a Taoist parable on horses, and loads of lovely horse paintings and sculpture.
Horses are a favorite topic of classical Chinese painters.
Taoist Living Astrology vs. Abstract Mental Astrology
My top focus is on HOW TO CONNECT TO HORSE ENERGY this year. Most modern astrology has devolved into an abstract mental exercise. I myself didn’t take it seriously until I re-read a Chinese astrology reading done before Joyce and I got married, and realized, 20 years later, how incredibly accurate it was. Until then, astrology for me was “interesting mental garbage in/ interesting mental garbage out”. Readings for most people are like New Year resolutions: we think about it for a day or two, and then forget it as life’s real demands overwhelm our abstract ideas or wishes about Life.
I now take very seriously the Taoist art and science of Living Astrology, which preserves the lost initiatic roots of inner alchemy. It gives a PRACTICAL way to interact with the planetary cycles that link our personal Energy Body to the Cosmic Energy Body of the stars. What is beyond the Zodiac is what underpins all astrology and karmic patterns – the great Central Sun of Oneness and pure love (called Tai Yi by Taoists).
The Planetary & Soul Alchemy Formula (aka. Greatest Kan & Li, or Water & Fire) deals exclusively with Living Astrology (taught in March in Holland, see below). See my Taoist Cosmology Diagram to clarify this energetic map. It’s an excerpt from my forthcoming Primordial Tai Chi book.
Let me emphasize the Independent nature of horse types. In China, Fire Horse female babies were often killed because they were considered too independent and so unmanageable (by men) as to be un-marriageable. I valued Joyce’s high level of independence, so I have a different cultural perspective than the Chinese. My current wife is equally independent. When astrology systems cross borders, they must adapt to new cultural values.
Transition from Water Snake to Wood Horse Year is BIG!
The Lunar calendar Chinese New Year (2nd new moon after Winter Solstice) starts Jan. 31 in China, and runs through Feb. 18, 2015. The Solar calendar New Year starts on Feb. 4, 2014 and runs to Feb. 4, 2015. There is a 4-day cusp between Jan. 31 and Feb. 4 where newborns may have qualities from both the departing Black Female Water Snake and the arriving Green Male Wood Horse. I recommend doing your own “welcome in Horse qigong ceremony” during the first week of the New Year to capture the billions of Asians charging it up emotionally with their festivities.
Horses are skittish about Snakes, so this cusp period could be a delicate transition period for some – and possibly for the planet. My wife Jem and I got a very strong omen about this just before we did our first set of “Welcome Horse Energy” qigong ceremonies last night. Within two minutes we each broke a favorite water vessel – an antique ceramic tea cup and a glass tea decanter with a lovely yin-yang symbol on it.
Were these two rare household accidents happening at random, or an omen of how the Male Yang Wood Horse Year is literally busting out of the Yin Water Snake Year container? By Tao theory of synchrnicity, there are NO ACCIDENTS. As an omen, it may portend that people will be shocked by how powerful and rapid changes coming this year will “break” the comfortable patterns of their old life.
(AP Report): Another bizarre omen: on the very last day of the Year of Water Snake, a California schoolteacher was arrested after at least 300 living and dead pythons were found in plastic bins inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County…..
L: Animal zodiac in China is indigenous. It bears absolutely no historical resemblance to early Babylonian zodiacs. R: Every animal or element (fire, water, wood, etc.) is also governed by laws of yin-yang harmony and balance. These forces keep Nature in harmony with itself.
LOOK UP YOUR OWN CHINESE 4 PILLARS CHART
This essay is not just for those born in a Horse year. Everyone’s Chinese 4 Pillars Astrology chart has four Animals, so even if you are not born in a Horse Year, you might have a Horse Moon, Horse Day, or Horse Hour.
To see your chart, go to my website, click on FREE READING, enter your data, and copy it for future study: http://www.healingtaousa.com/ZiPingWeb/ziping-reading.html
If you want a professional Chinese astrologer to help you understand your chart, just email me (hit reply) and I will refer someone to you.
David Twicken, a Senior Healing Tao instructor, is also offering a ten week webinar on Chinese astrology, suitable for those wanting to offer consultations. Sundays starting Feb. 23. See below.
Even if you have NO horse energy in your 4 Pillars chart, everyone on planet earth will be experiencing this year’s Male Wood Horse energy, so it pays to understand what is going on. Chinese astrology is earth-centered and body-centered; Western, Hindu and Middle Eastern astrology systems are sky-centered. All astrology systems that have withstood the test of time are valid, they are just isolating different information. But I find it curious that the sky systems ignore the planet that is closest to us, Earth, while they focus on the other far-away planets.
The last wood horse year was 60 years ago, in 1954, and we’ll review the explosive creativity that happened then.
The Big Picture Astrologically
The Female Water Snake Year 2013 was about digging up deep unconscious personal patterns and bringing them into the Light so they can be shed, like an old skin, by our wise inner Snake. We’ve been in a re-boot and cleanup pattern for the first six Animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Yang Water Dragon 2012 year was about re-shaping our personal and collective Mythic Self. The Wood Horse of 2014, number 7 Animal in this 12-year cycle, is about kick-starting the second half of the cycle into action.
I used the Water Snake Year to explore the roots of the Healing Tao lineage on Mt. Changbai, a lake-filled active volcano in China. If you missed that story, I feel its one of the most important I wrote this year: http://www.healingtaousa.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode2&articleid=168
I plan to use the more expansive Wood Horse Qi to launch my new website and my new book, Primordial Tai Chi: Way of Enlightened Love. The nano-motor funded in 2008 by Taoist investors from this newsletter is now taking off, and it promises a radically disruptive technology that will change the globe. That in turn will fund my vision of Taoist Temple of Heaven & Earth in North Carolina, so western Taoists will have a place for deep retreats and training.
Capturing the energy of a wild horse is not as simple as it looks….start by imagining yourself INSIDE this horse’s body, and feel its powerful heart. Notice if your Energy Body expands.
Mobilize your Will to Ride Your Inner Horse
This Yang Wood Horse Year promises to give us a yang boost in manifesting our newly cleansed selves – BUT ONLY IF WE CHOOSE TO ALIGN WITH THAT POTENTIAL. Nothing is automatic within these large cycles of Nature. People struggle against the flow of nature all the time, and suffer for it. The ultimate result is often disease, unhappiness, poverty, divorce, etc. All personal evolution requires exercising our free will, love, and imagination. That’s called “embracing life and responding to it creatively, in the Present Moment”.
The essence of Taoist self-cultivation is to harmonize with the broader cycles of change and put its Qi (chi) to work within our body and our personal destiny. We can ground the macro-cosmic Qi cycles with qigong and dynamic Taoist meditation like the Micro-cosmic Orbit. You don’t have to be born in the Year of the Horse to benefit from it – you can tune in and CAPTURE the creative horse qualities through your intent and energetic practice. Horse Qi is “in the air” this year – just start breathing it in.
The best qigong ceremonies for capturing these large planetary energies involve facing all four cardinal horizontal directions and connecting that Qi into our body’s core channel. This in turn aligns our worldly outer life with the vertical Heaven-Earth spiritual axis. I rely on three qigong forms that best meet this criteria: Primordial Tai Chi (aka Wu Ji Gong), Deep Healing Qigong, and Shamanic Big Dipper 7-Star Stepping Qigong. The first two are available on DVD, the last one is currently only taught to those who come on my China Dream Trip. Each works a little differently. There is an acquired skill to focus the Qi they gather to accelerate your evolution.
12 Animals = Chi Clock in Mother Earth’s Body
Chinese medicine has a 12 -hour “Chi Clock” that describes the progression of Qi flow through the 12 major vital organ and bowel meridians of the body. (I’m interchanging Chi and Qi to get readers used to the fact they are identical in meaning and pronunciation). The Chi Clock works like a snake swallowing and digesting a meal – there is a large “lump” of expanded energy that moves every two hours from organ to organ. Think of the 12 Animals of the Chinese zodiac as the 12 organs of Mother Earth’s planetary body. This makes the animal zodiac – the 12 Earthly Branches – into the meridians of the planetary “chi clock”. Earth is just beginning to puts its inner mouth around the Horse lump.
Every 12 years Mother Earth cycles through 12 animal-organ energies, one per year. Now we have Horse energy for an entire year. To make sure the energies are well digested, and keep our “energetic diet” varied and interesting, the Tao rotates the Five Element/5 Phase Qi from Heaven through the 12 Animal cycle FIVE times. 12 Animal Years x 5 elements = 60 year cycle. This gives each of the 12 animals a chance to experience all five elements (five, earth, gold, water, wood). This is THE operating system of Nature, just like your computer has an operating system. This natural system ensures that change (= evolution) is balanced and harmonious.
If you can sense the Horse energy as the vital organ Qi from Mother Earth, it makes it more tangible. When I called in the Horse Qi during my “welcoming the New Year qigong ceremony”, I knew exactly where it is coming from and its function in the planetary psyche. In 2014, the “yang” or male Qi and the Wood element are like flavors from Heaven that color the Horse-earthly Qi. This is a big energetic “meal” to eat, and we’ll be digesting it all year long. But the key is to start inviting the Horse Qi into your qigong practice. Your yang wood qi will gradually increase.
I’m feeling this Yang Male Wood Horse Qi in 2014 is that it’s essentially a Fire Horse on Steroids.
Horse is naturally excitable, due to its dominant Fire element. Horse hour is high noon in the human body daily chi clock, the time of greatest fire. The Horse month is June in the planetary chi clock – a time of high heat and the longest day. When you feed a fire-horse Wood-element fuel, it is like pouring gasoline on a flame. Then you add Yang/male Qi into the mix, and it becomes even more volatile due to its extreme expansiveness.
So that’s why I theme this Yang Male Green Wood Horse as the Year of Explosive Creativity. Horse is considered the most yang of all 12 animals. It’s a fire horse stoked up on steroids (Wood element) and Yang force as “speed” (the street drug). That makes for huge potential – both positive and destructive. In 1954, during the last Wood Horse Year, they exploded the first atomic bomb above ground on the Bikini Atoll. In 2014, it could be the global economy or some major government that blows up.
The 2014 horse energy is amplified by the galactic cycle that we are in, just two years shy of finishing our 36 year journey across the dark rift of the Milky Way’s Galactic Center that began in 1980. (Read that Mayan Solstice 2012 letter: That empowers this Creative Horse energy with super-charged potential on a collective scale. Will that happen? Let’s find out!
HORSE FIRE IS LOVING
This explosive potential for creativity is softened by the fact that horse-Fire is very heart-centered and loving at its core. The Wood Horse also has very spiritual qualities; it’s known as a Celestial or Cloud Horse. Wood Qi is expansive, it rises up to heaven. Within our body, wood is expressed by our Hun Soul, aka “our Cloud Soul”, whose physical palace is our liver. It’s spiritual nature is Celestial – it can see and hear things far away, and travel there instantly.
A Cloud Horse Year offers us a high view of our life. But if we don’t mount the saddle of our Wood Horse (= mobilize our creative body-mind) and ride hard towards our Highest Destiny, then we may end up feeling trampled upon by the hooves of change pounding all around us. It’s time to Ride Your Own Horse Or Be Ridden by Others. Change actively or sit by passively and watch yourself Be Changed.
Qigong with Horses? It’s becoming popular. Tao instructor Ada Citron uses the horse’s incredible sensitivity to energy to help train people in qigong. Horses can feel it when humans shift their energy field using qigong, and will respond.
BEST YEAR FOR TRAVEL
2014 is a good year to Travel, either physically or spiritually. A Wood Horse year is perhaps the best of the 60 Animal-element years to physically travel in. Wood Horse makes it an extremely auspicious year to join the China Dream Trip in May 2014 (see below). The next trip is not until 2016.
This 2014 Wood Horse China Dream Trip takes you deep into China’s Earth element (its sacred mountains). So it is pefect for folks who want to ground their heart energy and deepen their earth. You will get a Cloud or Celestial view of your life, doing qigong and sitting atop magnificent sacred peaks. Travel takes you away from your old life quickly, and puts you into a space where you are free to change yourself. The China trip will help harvest and ground the Wood Horse Qi being offered in this dramatic new cycle. This is the 31st year in a cycle of 60 years. This Yang Wood Horse Year offers fresh yang energy needed to kick start the second half of the 60 year cycle.
If you prefer spiritual travel, take a retreat. Naturally I recommend the 20 fantastic low cost retreats offered by Healing Tao University between June 21 and July 22 (see details below). But any retreat that attracts you will work fine.
Warning: an undisciplined horse can go galloping off a cliff. Please don’t let yourself go flying off in ANY direction, make sure you have chosen it.
The Horse is a FIRE animal, which implies rapid and creative change, but a horse is also very well grounded with four strong legs. This is another way of saying: align your heart fire with your body-earth stay grounded. Harness the Fire and Earth power together to effect positive change.Qigong can help us capture that wood-fire yang movement and direct it to create New Earth (= anything real and solid) in our personal life.
L: Horse painting by Jesuit visiting China in 1715 of rider with arrow R: Horses are very independent, but they still love to run in herds. This expresses as “social skills” amongst human horse types.
Susan Levitt, a talented Chinese astrologer, author of Taoist Astrology and Taoist Feng Shui (both are excellent, sold in my summer retreats Tao book store) summarized the mandate of this Horse Year very succinctly:
The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.
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Horse is one of Chinese favorite animals. Horses like to compete with others. They pursuit for their freedom, passion and leadership. That implies that people will have busy schedule for their goals in the year of Horse. The characteristics of those born in Horse Years I also found applied accurately to my own Horse wife Joyce. This summary is from Fortune Angel:
Strengths The spirit of the horse makes unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as ‘Qianli Ma’, a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters). People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely.
Weaknesses They cannot bear too much constraint. However their interest may be only superficial and lacking real substance. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper. Flamboyant by nature, they are wasteful since they are not good with matters of finance due to a lack of budgetary efficiency. Some of those who are born in the horse like to move in glamorous circles while pursuing high profile careers. They tend to interfere in many things and frequently fail to finish projects of their own.
Celebrities Born in the Year of the Horse Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O’Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911).
Show biz and politics is said to be filled with horse types because of their great communication skills and warm hearts. For 60 modern Horse actors, see Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/13/chinese-new-year-2014_n_4590770.html
The most interesting name on the Horse Year list for me is that of Khengis Khan. He had a military strategy that used small sturdy horses and quickly conquered most of Asia and Europe. Each horseman had three to four horses, so one would always be fresh. Mongol cavalryman even knew how to sleep in the saddle. That’s why they could travel long distances without stopping. We know horses can sleep while standing. Mongolian horses had even a better sleeping skill. When they ran in a group, the horse in the center slept while running. This speed of his cavalry allowed Ghenghis Khan to overrun his enemies before they had time to organize a defense.
Be sure to read the other horse sections below on the close relationshiop between horses and dragons in China, and how horses are at the root of Chinese culture and history,
:L Lao Tzu atop a horse, elaborately carved from horse bone. Usually Lao Tzu is depicted riding an Ox, facing backwards. This sculpture, about 15 inches high, I bought in a curio shop near the Great Wall on a China Dream Trip. It suggests a very meditative horse, rooting both its feet and head towards the earth, while Lao Tzu smiles regally above.
Ultimate Spiritual Adventure: China Dream Trip May 16-June 3, 2014
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L: Hanging Temples 1500 years old, near Taoist Sacred Mountain of North, Mt. Heng. R: Mr. Hua is center of Taoist Dream Practice, where many immortals are said to achieved themselves.
Dear Lovers of Spiritual Adventure —
Even if you believe you cannot go to China, please still read this, take the trip vicariously. You’ll get a great education, with 60 photos making it easy. China Dream Trip is for people who believe life is a spiritual adventure. It’s for souls that hunger for the riches of ancient wisdom in faraway lands, and dream of merging that exotic experience into their present moment. I’ve been to more than 100 countries. My philosophy can be summed up:
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the places and moments that take our breath away”. — an Enlightened Traveller
Visit 3 Sacred Tao Mountains on what I promise will be the most amazing trip of your life:
1. Mt. Heng, Taoist Sacred Mountain of the North, and nearby famous 1500 year old Hanging Temples.
2. Mt. Hua, Flower Mountain. Taoist Sacred Mountain of the West – the most spiritually powerful mountain in China. In written records, more Tao immortals achieved themselves on Huashan than anywhere else. In 2012 I got married atop its sheer 3000 foot granite cliffs. We stay in monasteries or caves used by ancient Tao adepts to dream their Way to immortality.
3. Lao Tzu’s Ascension Site in the Zhong Nan mountains, near Louguantai, “Place of Highest Contemplation”. This is where Lao Tzu also transmitted the 5000 character Tao Te Ching. It has amazingly high etheric energy – my favorite meditation spot in China.
PLUS stay in Huashan Monastery or Cave, and see China’s Major Cultural Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Xian ancient walled capitol, Terra Cotta Warriors, many powerful Taoist temples.
2014 DREAM TRIP HIGHLIGHTS – 15 Good Reasons to Go On This Trip
1. Beijing: Temple of Heaven, 4 days of qigong & tai chi training, Taoist White Cloud Temple, Forbidden City
The Temple of Heaven is a 14th century spaceship for launching Energy Bodies. I plan to build a replica in North Carolina for a retreat center!
2. Great Wall: do Primordial Tai Chi on top to capture its powerful Dragon Qi (chi).
3. Mt. Heng: Taoist Sacred Mountain of the North, breath-taking Hanging Temples, ancient pilgrim town of Datong with 9 Dragons Wall, Pagoda, and Sacred Grottoes with 50,000 Buddhas.
4. Xian: ancient walled capitol, Moslem bazaar, 8 Immortals Temple, City Gods Temple
5. Terra Cotta Warriors. 2300 year-old army of individually sculpted soldiers covers 5 football fields – China’s most famous site. At the site is a monument to the famous horses of antiquity that inspired the growth of the Chinese empire. Appropriate theme for this Year of the Horse.
6. Mt. Hua “dream caves”: Flower Mountain’s fabulous peaks, temples, caves where we co-dream with immortal beings
L: those tiny dots are people, not ants, hiking up a ridge to West Peak monastery!
7. Louguantai. Lao Tzu’s ascension site, the original Taoist spiritual power center.
Cauldron and Taoist priest at the Temple of Lao Tzu in Louguantai.
8. Learn Spiritual Tai Chi in China. Anyone can learn and practice the gracefully simple 800 year old Tai Chi for Enlightened Love lineage form, aka Primordial Qigong. Mantak Chia learned this form on the 2010 Dream Trip, and loved it so much he adopted it into the Healing Tao certification system. Attendees on this trip get certified to teach the form. It’s an amazing form that combines qigong, inner alchemy, feng shui, and tai chi.
Get free DVD in advance, when you put trip deposit down. This is something that you’ll take home with you, a lifetime treasure. Even as we visit the “must-see” cultural highlights of China, we constantly focus on using Qigong & Tai Chi to develop a profound “earth connection”.
9. The EARTH QI IN CHINA IS DIFFERENT. It has been cultivated for thousands of years already, so it is more refined than other parts of the world. We practice in China’s most powerful sacred mountains and caves. Taoist adepts have practiced here for thousands of years. Their special Qi will support each of us. When you come home, you will feel super-grounded, ready to create your deepest Life Path.
10. It’s Easy. Climb on some of China’s most powerful sacred mountains. We keep the hiking easy, using cable cars to first get to the spectacular walking areas. Yes, there are a few short stretches of steep stairs – but who cares when the view is what is really taking your breath away? Our group qigong practice will give you incredible energy to handle those stairs and our packed travel schedule.
11. China’s top power spots: feel self-empowered. Our group tai chi practice at Taoist “sacred power” sites is very, very empowering. This form feels different in China, even if you’ve been doing it for years. The Tao Immortals who originally transmitted this form are likely to show up!
12. Shamanic 7-Star Big Dipper Qigong. Training by Michael Winn in the rare and ancient shamanic Seven Star Big Dipper Qigong Ceremony, from Nu Xian Pai, “Path of the Female Immortals” lineage. It aligns with Taoist inner alchemy method of absorbing purple Qi from the Pole Star. This shamanic qigong generates a very special and powerful Qi field — used in ancient times to build a protective field around one’s community or before going into battle. Taoists believe the Pole Star & 7 Big Dipper stars control human destiny. Are you ready to take control of your destiny?
L: Dream Tripper meditating in 8 Immortals Temple. You can feel the vibration of 1500 years of meditation. R: Tripper in deep trance at Lao Tzu’s Ascension Site near Louguantai – amazing etheric energy, my favorite power spot in China.
13. Deep Meditation. Taoist temples allow space for deep tranquil meditation in the midst of 1.5 billion people. We’ll meditate (you choose a method best for you) in Beijing’s White Cloud Temple and Temple of Heaven; Xian’s City God Temple; the 8 Immortals Temple (1400 years old!); Huashan’s Jade Spring Temple, White Ruler God Temple, and Goddess of the 9 Heavens Temple, one of many Flower (“Hua”) Mountain temples dedicated to female Immortals. There are many “cave temples” atop Mt. Hua, dedicated to various divine beings – Jade Emperor, Thunder God, Kuan Yin, etc.These temples are all highly charged with deep spiritual energy of the Tao.
14.Stay in a monastery or a cave on Huashan. This has been hugely popular and led to many powerful spiritual experiences. For those who don’t want to “rough it” fasting in a cave, you can sleep and eat in a comfortable monastery and meditate during the day in a special cave, a Kuan Yin Temple that is not open to the public, just our group..
L: Statue of Chen Tuan at base of Mt. Hua. He’s The Sleeping Immortal who dreamed for months at a time. R: Weak Peak of Mt. Hua has a monastery atop it where we stay.
15. Have the spiritual adventure of a lifetime! Follow your own “Way” in China, on a Journey designed to be a life-changing experience. Do you want to enrich your life and have some “serious spiritual fun” with a fabulous group of souls? If you seek a shot of fresh energy to unfold your highest destiny, this is the trip for you.
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2014 Summer Retreat Schedule – UPDATED!!!
Enjoy a Fabulous Tao Summer Retreat near Asheville, North Carolina
My wife Jem invites you to come play in the fabulous chi fields of Mars Hill, in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC.
Our summer retreats are located in Mars Hill, at a cool but sunny 2500 foot elevation in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. These are FUN, low-cost, high-energy, top quality retreats that will transform your life and deliver you a spiritual community to love for the rest of your life.
I believe it is the biggest and best program of Tao Arts in the world, with an amazingly diverse and talented faculty.We have something for everyone, from energy healing, every possible kind of qigong, martial arts like bagua and tai chi, sexual energy cultivation, and many levels of Tao alchemy meditation.
The place is special, the courses are wonderful, and the folks who are attracted are fabulous people. This is YOUR community.
Tuition has not been raised, $495. for the 8th year in a row – and it was already a bargain. These retreats are financially subsidized by my 501c3 non profit. Commuters welcome ($100. facility fee). No-cost extended payment plans make it accessible to everyone. Give yourself or someone else the gift of self-transformation, with only a $150. deposit.
Our http://www.healingtaoretreats.com site should be updated shortly. We appreciate your patience as it is undergoing a total re-design. Below is list of 2014 summer retreats. You can put down a $150. deposit to save your spot by emailing or call Julia Considine, the registrar. Many of the 2013 retreats have the same description, so you can use the 2013 website listings to get more details.
Mars Hill is only 20 minutes from Asheville, N.C., surrounded by the fabulous Blue Ridge Mountains.
2014 Summer Retreat Schedule at Mars Hill, NC
Retreat tuition is only $495. for an entire week! + Tax deductible 501c3.
1a. Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 1-4 – Michael Winn
1b. Chinese Yoga Tao-Yin + Inner Smile & Chi Self Massage –Andrew McCart
Week 2 June 27 – July 2 (Fri-Wed)
2a. Healing Love: Taoist Sexual Secrets – Michael Winn & Minke deVos
2b. Fusion 1 Emotional Alchemy + Iron Shirt 1 Rooting – Andrew McCart & Steven Sy
3b. How to Cultivate Creative Qi: Leonardo DaVinci Qigong – Michael Gelb
NEW Instructor! Michael Gelb is a world-famous expert on teaching Creativity, and is coming out with a book on Qi and Creativity. This course will be the essence of his many years of teaching Qigong, Alexander work, and Creativity boosting methods.
Week 3 July 4 – July 9 (Fri-Wed)
3a. Medical Qigong for Energy Healers – Minke de Vos
3c. Inner Sexual Alchemy (Lesser Kan & Li) – Michael Winn
Week 4 July 11 – 16 (Fri-Wed)
4a. Chi Nei Tsang 1: Deep Organ Massage – Jampa Stewart
4b. Sun-Moon Alchemy Greater Kan & Li: Healing Our Ancestors – Michael Winn
4c. Tai Chi Qigong #1 Rooting + #2 Fast Fighting Form – Steven Sy
Week 5 July18 – 23 (Fri-Wed)
5a. Chi Nei Tsang 2: Open Wind Gates – Jampa Stewart
5b. 9 Palace Bagua Zhang: Martial Art meets Mysticism & Magic – Frank Allen
5c. Northern Wu Taiji Quan: Final Refinement of Classical Taiji Quan – Tina Zhang
5d. Star Alchemy: Shaping Our Spiritual Destiny – Michael Winn
For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our registrar Julia Considine at 828-575-3825
Upcoming Workshops: Emotional Alchemy to Playing with Planets
• March 1 – 2, 2014 (Sat/Sun) in Asheville
FUSION OF FIVE ELEMENTS 1 Cultivate Your True Feelings & Dissolve Negativity
with Michael Winn
Fusion of 5 Elements image by M. Teeters
Practical Emotional Inner Alchemy methods for managing the feeling layer of the Energy Body. This is part of One Cloud’s foundational Inner Alchemy Formula. It integrates 5 phase chi cycles in your emotions with your biological and spiritual life. Learn to control your inner psychic weather, nurture your inner powers and natural virtues, and especiallyhow to “eat” or dissolve negative emotion and egoic reactivity. Find out where your feelings originate and their true purpose.
Learn to reverse the loss of chi flowing out thru your senses, how to alchemically gather an Inner Pearl, the essence of your original self. Very powerful tools for working on yourself, and centering the energy body. Course is mostly meditation, plus “Nourish the Five Shen” Qigong for emotional body. Pre-req: Fundamentals 1 & 2, live or audio-video. Good to have Fundamentals 3 & 4 if possible, the rooting is key to managing emotions.
Contact:info@HealingTaoUSA.comNEW Location: Asheville Training Center, 261 Asheland Ave, two blocks south of downtown Asheville. $144. weekend, $90. reviewers. Call 828-505-1444 to register.
HOLLAND Retreats Winter 2014(taught in English, no translation)
• March 14 (Fri. eve): Talk on Taoist Qi Healingin Utrecht
March 15-16, 2014 (Sat./Sun) : Deep Healing Qigongin Utrecht
March 18 – 22, 2014(Tues – Sat) in MennorodePLANETARY & SOUL ALCHEMY: Greatest Enlightenment of Kan & Li
Spring Equinox Ceremony during the retreat.
SoulAlchemy is One Cloud’s3ndWater & FireFormula of Inner Alchemy.
Prerequisite: Sun-Moon Alchemy (Greater Kan & Li), live or homestudy
• March 23-24 (Sun-Mon): Heaven & Earth Alchemy Review in Utrecht
Contact: Fransje Bannenberg email@example.com
Special Offer: 5 Animals Play 6 Healing Sounds DVD + Inner Smile Audio
To order this special, please either call Jan Gillespie (office manager) at 888 999 0555 within UISA (or 828 505 1444) OR email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full retail for 1.5 hour DVD is $45, and $15. for 80 minute guided Inner Smile Audio CD + $20. for Five Animals eBook.
Total retail $80. is discounted 50% to $39.95 for this month only, until midnight Feb. 28, 2014.
I put the calligraphic symbol for Horse on the cover of my very first DVD, Five Animals Play the Six Healing Sounds. The calligraphy is from an original painting I bought in China by a well known artist who captured the horse’s dynamic movement.
The standard calligraphy character for horse (ma) is on the right.
The 9 Major Benefits:
Open up deep feeling of peace, self-acceptance with Inner Smile.
Allows you to experience true Chi (Qi) flowing in your body.
Activate infinite sea of chi (belly power) with Ocean Chi Breathing.
So simple – even children love the 5 Animals. Teach your kids!
Get in touch with your family of “inner animals” – vital organ “spirits” that control your biology & psychology – and desperately need the love & guidance offered here.
Tao cosmology made super clear: how to experience yin-yang & 5 elements using body movement, feeling, breath, sound, and color.
Lay a solid foundation for deeper levels of qigong & meditation. First stage in a graduated training. Even advanced practioners of other systems will find it stimulating and filled with insights.
Qigong Fundamentals 1 eBook (EXCERPT from Introduction)
Five Animals Do the Six Healing Sounds
By Michael Winn
Inner Meaning of Five Phase Cycles
Let’s go to the next level of our training. We will now learn the Five Animals Play. This particular form I call Five Animals Do the Six Healing Sounds. This is my integration of two of the oldest forms of chi kung in China, the Five Animals and the Six Healing Breaths (or in modern times, “sounds”). Elements of both chi kung forms were found inscribed on silk fragments in the famous Mawangdui tomb discovery, dated to 216 b.c.
In these silk fragments the animals and their sounds were clearly being used for medical purposes. The five animals was originally probably a kind of a shamanic dance, a way of getting in touch with animal spirits for self-healing and empowerment. They believed these animal spirits could connect you to the underworld and the supernatural world. If you could harness them, you could be healed or gain insight and magical powers from the unseen world.
The five animals evolved within Taoist (Daoist) culture to represent the five spirits or the intelligences (wu jing shen) of the five major human vital organs. That’s where the human underworld is actually hidden, right inside our body. The underworld is not in some abstract dimension of our psyche, its right here if we know where to look for it. There are five animals, one for each of the five elements.
Shamanic Power Animals Live Inside Human Body
The evolution of spiritual training in ancient China was marked, I believe, by the absorption of shamanic powers and techniques into a more advanced, all inclusive alchemical science. The wisdom of the Daoist alchemists was that the entire universe, in its essential form, is contained within our human animal body.
They realized, we can stop chasing after ourselves outside of ourselves. It is all right here, under our very nose. So the shamanic journey into “other realms” evolved into the Taoist notion of an expanded energy body. The journey became increasingly internalized. You don’t need to travel to get to the underworld, you carry it around with you, right inside your body.
Praise for Michael Winn’s “Five Animals Play Six Healing Sounds”
I would like to tell the whole world to get this video
“I’m writing to call your attention to my whole-hearted rave about Chi Kung Fundamentals #1 home study course, which I just now posted on our Forum “Tao Speaks!” You might enjoy seeing it, and thanking Michael Winn on my behalf. As my fellow forum members know, I was expected to die at any moment from the severity of my asthma.
I am 68, and also have emphysema, and this video, more than any other source has improved my health, mental and physical, remarkably. I am able to do my own shopping, for the first time in ages, can walk half a mile without creating an emergency for myself, can get around the house and yard without the ski pole I’d relied on. I wish I was a faster learner, but this has been so amazing.
“Each animal play has a particular emotional problem it is expected to dispel. In his system, Tiger (white, lungs, cloud) dispels grief; Bear (blue, kidneys, ocean) dispels fear; Deer (green, liver, vegetation) dispels anger; Crane (red, heart, fire) dispels self-judgment; and Monkey (yellow, spleen, sun) dispels worry. Interesting to me, because from the emotional perspective, this lists problems I have had, in order of severity, AND it lists the exercises, for me, in order of difficulty.
I had no problem with Tiger and Bear. Deer is very awkward for me. Crane! you have to stand briefly on one leg and then the other for this, and I have always had a problem with balance, which has worsened radically in recent months.
Well, first I was able MIRACULOUSLY to improve my balance very much, THEN I was able to release self-judgment, and THEN I was able to do the Crane reasonably well, at least for a brief period. As to Monkey, tonight was the first time I was able to do it at all, and suddenly it made sense and was easy and fun. Leaving me still with Deer, in the middle, residual anger to shed.
I am so happy about all of this, and I would like to tell the whole world to get this video and do these exercises. I have NEVER had any medicine so therapeutic in my life. I have been bursting with this, and that’s why I just had to post it. Happy, happy, hopeful of attaining true Qi in one lifetime.” Thank you so much!”
Tao Sister (Kate Hawthorne) –
Dragon-Horses & I Ching – the Magical Horses of Fergana
L: Book by Harry Rutstein (on horseback) on our 1985 Marco Polo Expedition across China, which actually started years earlier at Marco Polo’s home in Venice.R: Han dynasty horse ceramic statue found on a China Dream Trip.
My first journey to China in 1985 was rather epic. I travelled 4000 miles following Marco Polo’s original trip along the Silk Road. Harry Rutstein had the vision, and invited me along when he realized I was a kindred “professional adventurer” and talented photographer-writer used to roughing it in the 3rd World. We came in China’s back door, via an18,000 foot high pass over Pakistan’s Karakorum mountains.
We travelled by horseback, camel, train, jeep, goatskin raft, foot – whatever it took. Chairman Mao’s personal photographer accompanied us — it took five years to get the permissions, and this was an “official” expedition. I took 10,000 photos, and will post the best someday on my site. It was a China that no longer exists. We made a film that premiered at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
L: Ta Yuan is ancient name for Ferghana, where the fabulous Magical Flying Horses were sought. R: The vast expanse of western China’s Xinjiang province, where nomads still raised horses and lived in yurts.
I quickly learned that the main reason that China expanded its empire westward 2,000 years ago was to find the ‘Heavenly Horses of Ferghana’. They were the finest mounts then known, called “qianli ma”, or “thousand li horses” (meaning they could travel 312 miles in one day). Horses provided people with quick transportation before automobiles were invented. Horses helped generals to win their battle. Therefore Horse is a symbol of traveling, competition and victory. It’s connected to speedy success in China.
L: famous bronze statue of a Flying Horse with a swallow (bird) under its hooves. R: Horse sculpture from Han Dynasty, about 200 bc.
Emperor Wu of Han China (Wudi) sent an army of 40,000 men in 104 BC nearly 3,000 miles to Ferghana, but they were defeated. Another army of 60,000 men was sent a year later in 103 BC and they managed to negotiate the acquisition of 3,000 horses. Only a few dozen were top class and only 1,000 made it all the way back to China. However, they did get an agreement that Ferghana would send two Heavenly horses each year to the Emperor. These horses were also known as “blood sweating horses”. The ancient thought it was because the horses worked so hard. Modern scientists believe it was because they were infected with a tiny worm causing them to ‘sweat blood’ from skin sores.
But China’s fascination with horses is even more ancient than the Ferghana Magical Flyng Horses.
It begins in China’s pre-history, perhaps 8,000 b.c. with the origin of the I Ching, the Book of Unchanging Changes. Legendary sage Fu Xi saw a Dragon-Horse rise up from the Yellow River with a diagram on its back, which inspired him to invent the I-Ching Pre-Heaven bagua. Chinese civilization began to take off after that.
L: bronze long-ma, from Winn China Dream Trip collection. R: Drawing and statue of a long-ma in a modern park.
Longma or Dragon Horse was a fabled winged horse with dragon scales in Chinese mythology, more than 8-foot tall. Seeing a long-ma was an omen of a legendary sage-ruler, particularly one of the Three Original Sovereigns and Five Emperors. The long-ma is said to have divine origin with the body of a horse and the head of a dragon. A large number of Chinese classical texts mention the long-ma and this legendary creature was often associated with ancient Chinese rulers. Among other accounts, a long-ma was said to have revealed the Yellow River Map, an early example of a mathematical magic square.
Both Dragon and Horse are auspicious symbols. The Chinese believed the best flyer in the sky is Dragon and the best runner on the ground is Horse. Dragon and Horse were symbols of high-rank, outstanding nobility and leadership. One Chinese ancient scripture said a Horse has 30 percent Dragon personality. Dragon-Horse Spirit is said to be in a person pushing himself to transcend his potential, and to hold great leadership. Today, when a person is called one-thousand-Chinese-mile Horse, it means the person is a hard-to-find, experienced elite leader who knows how to run their business.
L: riding atop a lung-ma was sport for Taoists. R: Lung-ma print.
One of the main characters in the classic 17th century novel Journey to the West mostly appears in the form of a white horse, but is really a converted dragon, Yulong, the third son of a Dragon King (Ao Run, of the West Sea): in order to redeem himself from his past unfilial sins, serves as a mount for the monk Xuanzang during his mission to fetch scriptures from “the West”. Monkey (Sun Wukong) is employed in Heaven as a supervisor of the celestial horse stables. He also battles Horse-face guardians, during his epic harrowing of hell. Throughout the novel, the dragon-horse serves a role as part of a fairly elaborate metaphor (or conceit), in which the white horse symbolizes mental will, or mindful willpower.
Evolution of Chinese horse art. L: Han dynasty, 200 bc. Ctr: Tang dynasty, 600 AD. R: Mongolian armored horse.
Terra Cotta Horses near Xian, set to guard the Emperor’s tomb in 221 BC.
Tao Cosmology Diagram + Video update on Primordial Tai Chi
To answer your first question, YES, the Primordial Tai Chi (Wu Ji Gong) book is coming soon. I had to finish clearing out some Water Snake struggles, the betrayal by two old friends I wrote about previously is still taking time and energy. It may go to court.
While you are waiting, consider testing out my updated corrections to the original Primordial Qigong video. Please visit youtube:
This 17 minute video is not suitable for learning the form from scratch, you need the full video for that.
This 2013 video clip has minor corrections to the earth cycle in the Primordial Tai Chi/Qigong form that I first published as a DVD in 2003. At the end is a 2 minute section of my doing 25% of the form, the first cycle of earth and first cycle of heaven, at Emerald Lake, base of Mt. Changbai, China. This volcanic mountain is the root of the Healing Tao lineage, where Mantak Chia’s teacher’s One Cloud and his teacher White Cloud lived as Taoist hermits. There is a very powerful water & fire alchemical Qi transmitted from this active volcano with a large lake atop it (called Heavenly Lake).
These 2013 corrections to the Earth cycle are embedded in current DVDs being sold on my special website devoted to this form (Taichi-Enlightenment.com) or main site (HealingTaoUSA.com) or can be obtained by calling (in USA) 888 999 0555 or email email@example.com. This updated DVD will be accompanied by a fabulous new ebook on the form that will be made available shortly. A downloadable version of the DVD will soon be coming as well.
This diagram from the introduction to my book will also give you something to chew on for a while. Since I could never find an adequate Tao Cosmology diagram, I decided to create one myself. This map is what we “dance” when we do Primordial Tai Chi/Qigong.
Two Taoist Horse Parables
There’s an ancient Taoist horse parable about an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.
One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “May be,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “May be,” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“May be,” said the farmer.
The story is told of a time in China, a long time ago. Men were liable to be conscripted into military service, sent to serve far away and often not return home for years, if ever.
A girl’s father was forced into the army and sent off, far away. Missing her father very much, she then promised the family horse that she would marry him, if he went and found her father, and brought him back home. Surprisingly enough, the horse ran off, and eventually returned with the father,.
The father was horrified at the idea of his daughter marrying a horse, and so he killed it. The skin was then hung up in the courtyard to dry for tanning.
One day, when the daughter was out playing, the wind blew, the horsehide flew and wrapped around the daughter, and off they disappeared. After days of searching for his daughter in the horsehide, eventually her father found that she had been transformed into a silkworm in a mulberry tree. This was the origin, it was told, of the Horse-Head Lady, who later became the goddess and patroness of sericulture (silk).
Wood Horse Year 1954: What Happened?
Was 1954, the last Wood Horse Year, marked by “explosive creativity”?
I think it was. In any case, it’s fun to look back 60 years…
Bill Haley & His Comets record “Rock Around The Clock”, thus starting the Rock and Roll craze.
First Godzilla film premieres in Tokyo. That’s pretty creative 🙂 The last new episode of The Lone Ranger radio program is broadcast, after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years. Lone Ranger is all about Horses…
The U.S. Congress founded the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado (our modern Celestial Horses?)
Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four minute mile in Oxford, England. Diane Leather becomes the first woman to run a sub-five minute mile. Horses are all about speed.
Brown v. Board of Education (1954): The U.S. Supreme Court rules unanimously that segregated schools are unconstitutional. One of the most important legal decisions of the century.
U.S. officials announce a hydrogen bomb test has been conducted on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. It doesn’t get much more “explosive”.
The world’s first atomic power station opens at Obninsk, near Moscow.
In Sylacauga, Alabama, a four-kilogram piece of the Hodges Meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and badly bruises a napping woman, in the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person. hmm…another kind of explosion.
New Zealand inventor Sir William Hamilton invents the world’s first water pump-jet engine, later named the “Hamilton Jet”. Texas Instruments announces the development of the first commercial transistor radio.
The maiden flight of the Boeing 367-80 (or Dash 80), prototype of the Boeing 707 series.
Chinese Astrology Webinar with David Twicken
The Tao of Horsing Around (image)
May Your Inner Horse Guide Your Highest Destiny in 2014,,
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home, the Tao as his door, and who becomes change — is a Sage.” — Chuang Tzu, Inner Chapters
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away. Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.” — Taoist Sage, 200 B.C
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