Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
Hope you are enjoying the Easter vibe: chocolate easter eggs (potent love aphrodisiac), estrogen and Esther (female fertility names related to Easter), bunny rabbits (symbol of sexual copulation), and Jesus’s Resurrection – the religious myth of Eternal Rebirth.
photo: Easter Egg Mandala by Joyce Gayheart, 2007. Intended to symbolize colorful ovum (human eggs inside the ovaries). The eggs await ripening, the vessel of a child’s birth. Bagua (octagon) silk carpet mandala obtained on a China Dream Trip.
Taoists don’t celebrate Easter, but they are big on the cycles of nature and its Eternal Rebirth. Their notion of resurrection is more immediate. Taoists describe ascension as being possible for anyone who cultivates deeply using qigong and especially internal alchemy. Depending on your spiritual virtue and skill, you can rebirth yourself as a human, earth, heavenly, or celestial immortal.
Taoists are also very big on Divine Eggs. It is the cosmic egg or gourd that cracks open and births the dynamic yin-yang and 5 phase cycles of creation in Tao cosmology. When you cultivate your dan tian, one meaning of “dan” is “egg”. Like a hen sitting on an egg, the Tao cultivator “sits” in the field (“tian”) of Original consciousness pouring from the Gate of Life (mingmen) behind the navel center.
You effectively gather this Original Breath (chi) from the mingmen and shape it to “hatch” your destiny. Proper cultivation allows you to spontaneously birth an Immortal Embryo, which eventually matures into an Immortal Child, and then Sage.
One major difference between the Taoists and the Christians is that Christians pray for resurrection in an afterlife. Taoists assume there is a seamless continuum between mortal and immortal realms and seek to cultivate an experience of Eternal Life NOW, within the physical body.
I’m always confused about the date of Easter. Most Christian sects can agree on a single birthday for Jesus (Dec. 25), but have to change the date of his Resurrection every spring by many weeks. It hints strongly of Easter’s pagan roots as a spring fertility festival. (see my letter Equinox, Easter, & Eclipses: the Sexual Resurrection of Time Cycles: www.healingtaousa.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode2&articleid=56
Speaking of fertility festivals, I snapped this photo of two turtles humping in my garden. The upstretched neck of the upper turtle suggests he (?) is having an orgasm. I bet he is wishing he could unstrap both of their shells and get into more of the soft stuff….:).
Anyway, since I am hoping to Consciously Conceive a child soon, I take this act of Turtle Love immediately below my bedroom window as a good omen. More on that topic soon…but I will say that things are getting warm.
photo: Turtle Love in my Garden. Michael Winn.
Turtle markings were said to be the origin of the I Ching symbols. I assume one turtle has the markings of Early Heaven (xian tian) and the other of Later Heaven (hou tian), as this physical reality may be the eternally rebirthing child of their copulation.
This is all warming up to the subject at hand: did Jesus really DIE on the cross, bequeathing us Easter as a result?
To answer this question, I review of book about the life of Jesus as seen from the perspective of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. The book by Michael Morgan is not fiction, but is based on direct witnessing. I happen to agree with this book’s thesis that Jesus did NOT physically die on the cross, but rather lived for another 40 years, continuing his ministry from the Luxur Temple in Egypt. Read below for the full story…..
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photo: 1800 year-old gingko tree on Mt. Qingcheng, one of China’s most sacred mountains.
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The True Tao Cross of the 5 Elements Fused into Original Oneness within the Body. Image by Mike Teeters, www.arrowofmoonlight.com
Book Review by Michael Winn
Pontius Pilate and his Gospel of Jesus: A Tale of the Christ
by Michael E. Morgan. 249 pages. Available on Amazon.
I met Michael 26 years ago at Mantak Chia’s first Greater Kan & Li retreat in 1983. He was a real world scientist, a serious practitioner of several esoteric paths, who by accident later became the best full trance channel I’ve ever seen. His Healing Tao training may have helped open him up to receive teachings from a Western Immortal from the time of Atlantis. I interviewed this Immortal over a 6 year period and plan to publish that book soon (really!).
Michael shifted away from channelling and now uses his considerable psychic skill to read what is popularly known as the “akashic record”. This is the aspect of the Life Force that holds total memory of everything that has ever happened in any dimension of this Cosmos. Michael supplemented this with extensive historical research as well.
Naturally, there are a variety of perspectives recorded in the Akasha, so Michael’s history also involves his subjective editing. But I consider his skill sufficiently good to move this tale far beyond the realm of an “imagined” historical novel, and know that his Atlantean guide previously confirmed many of these details of the life of Jesus when asked.
This story is about the last three years of Jesus’s life. It is told from the perspective of Pontius Pilate, the brutal Roman governor of Judea, who tracked Jesus closely as part of his job to maintain order amongst the rebellious Jewish population. Pilate employs Paul (formerly Saul of Tarsus) as a spy, who penetrates jesus’s inner circle and sends him reports.
Pilate becomes intrigued by Jesus’s obvious powers, as a military man who respects any display of power. He meets with Jesus several times, and secretly becomes an admirer of his teachings. But historical forces – Roman law, an angry King Herod, and Jewish jealots who dislike Jesus’s breaking of their temple taboos – all combine to force Pilate to condemn Jesus to death by crucifiction.
But Pilate plots to save Jesus’ life by partly faking the crucifiction. Jesus is given an Essene drug that induces a coma for three days when he is given a sip of vinegar while nailed to the cross. He is left for dead, but is later revived and taken away by Joseph of Arithemea. Pilate arranges for Jesus to be hidden in Egypt’s Luxor Temple, where he continues his ministry (mostly by astral projection) for another 40 years.
The story is plenty gory; the dark forces at the time were very strong. All of Jesus’ disciples are portrayed as fairly spineless whimps who end up being brutally murdered by the Romans. Mary Magadalene, Jesus’ pregnant wife, is sent off to southern France. There both her children and her sister Martha are murdered by Roman agents; she much later dies, broken-hearted and alone. By curious twist only the brutal Pilate lives out to his natural old age, perhaps redeemed by his saving Jesus.
So why did God allow Jesus to go through so much suffering, even if he did NOT in fact “die for our sins”? In this telling, God overshadows Jesus for three years only, to demonstrate the potency of the Life Force when applied compassionately. Then God withdraws the empowerment, and leaves Jesus to fend for himself, in order to more deeply experience his own vulnerability and develop true compassion for those who suffer. It also allows for the expression of free wil (love) by Pilate and others involved in the drama.
The church founded by Paul – confirmed here as homosexual, phobic, and treacherously selfish – later becomes the Roman Catholic church, and has little to do with Jesus’ original ministry focused on divine love rather than martyrdom, death, and suffering.
From my own investigation, I believe that Jesus spent much of his “missing” 18 years being trained in the alchemical arts by the Egyptian priesthood at Karnak, then the major center of learning. It was unfortunaely corrupted by dark forces. Part of Jesus’ work was to challenge that darkness and attempt to prepare the energy body of planet earth for ascension. He failed, as the contraction of the dark side was too strong at the time.
The era we modern people live in is witness to the liberation of the planet, due to the spiritual work of many on Earth in the 2000 years since Jesus’s vain effort. Christianity, like many religions, has become a powerful accumulation of both light and dark human thought-forms in the astral mid-plane.
Historians have documented that the Romans used Christianity to replace a hodgepodge of other cults of the time, most prominently Mithraism. In both religions the power underlying the Christ is the Solar Logos or Solar Deity at the heart of life in this solar system, and reflected in every human heart. It’s mythos also included a divine child, etc. etc.
I follow the Taoist alchemical path beause it removes all the dogma and confusing layers of mid-plane religious thought forms and myths, and goes directly to empower the adept’s human virtues with that of the natural deities of the sun, moon, earth, and stars. I accept that Jesus was a highly achieved Western immortal serving the whole as best he could in the difficult circumstances of his day.
I have given a thumbnail sketch of Michael Morgan’s book, but suggest you read it to get his skillfully woven details and authentic feel for the dynamic events of that time. For those uncomfortable with the meaning implied by the term “God”, I suggest replacing it with the Taoist notion of the Original Oneness (Tai Yi). This a 3-in-1 Trinity that alchemically would be defined as Original Spirit, Original Breath, and Original Essence (yuan shen, qi, and jing).
May your Divine Inner Egg birth a Great Sage,
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“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