Dec. 21, 2013
Did you remember to dance with the full moon a few days BEFORE Winter Solstice – the real power spot in Nature’s cycle? Are you loving every aspect of Water in your life?
1. ALL MICHAEL WINN products – up to 30% savings, 40% off Mantak Chia books! until midnight Friday Jan. 10. 2014. Details below…
2. Winter workshops: A) Fusion 5 Elements/Emotional Alchemy March 1- 2 (Asheville, NC): firstname.lastname@example.org. B) Deep Healing Qigong March 15-16 (Holland). Fransje Bannenberg <email@example.com>. Also a week of Greatest Water & Fire Alchemy (play with planets!)
Dear Lovers of Winter’s Deepest, Sexiest, Most Embodied Possibility,
Winter is a time when the water element reaches its peak power. Water power is essentially our body’s sexual power. Water includes blood, hormones, sexual fluids, inter-cellular fluids, bone marrow, spinal fluids, kidneys, bladder, prostate, ovaries, testicles, etc. in toto about 78% of our body is made of watery substances.
The short story from the Taoist perspective: if you cultivate your “water power” in winter, the return on time and energy invested is ten times greater than cultivating water in other seasons. This is what “going with the flow” literally means. Go with the flow of your water when it is at its peak winter power.
If you want to have a sexy romance this next spring, and be at your full sexual potency, winter is the time to cultivate your jing qi, or sexual essence. Plant a strong seed in winter, watch it grow effortlessly in spring, fed by the cyclical Qi flow of the seasons.
Nature is naturally sexy….that’s why it’s called Creation. Just look around, you’ll get the message.
Those of you who are into tapping the alchemical (transformational) power of Winter also remembered to do a Winter Solstice ceremony. It’s not too late, since the event is so big it last a few days. Here’s an old newsletter with suggestions for designing a ceremony: http://www.healingtaousa.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode2&articleid=114
As I have mentioned in the past, the most powerful time is the full or new moon just BEFORE the Winter Solstice. That captures the lunar power at its peak, in this case it was a full moon on Dec. 18 (yang within yin of the moon). On that day it couples with the yin within the solar cycle, which is what Winter Solstice is, a.k.a. the “dark sun”. Couple sun and moon power at their peak, and voila! Your intentions are balanced and magnified many fold. The same applies to Equinoxes, so mark your calendars far in advance to remind yourself of these peak nodal points.
There are many ways to cultivate your water/kidney Qi. One of the best things you can do for your sexual energy is to try some of the 26 kidney-water building qigong movements on my Sexual Vitality Qigong DVD. Find the movements that work best for you, and practice those deeply – you will be amazed at the improvements in your vitality. Think of your kidneys as the battery of your body – if it runs low, you will be struggling to keep up with your life.
Winter Solstice – the origin of Christmas and many other holy-days — is my favorite time of the year for going into deep, still meditation. I hope everyone takes time to escape the busy-ness of cultural and family pressures to enjoy the dark, deep yin stillness. I am participating in a very special water ceremony this year which I will write about later.
Please enjoy this guest article below by Ellasara Kling on common sense winter methods of self-cultivation and diet.
» Winter Self-Care in Chinese Medicine & Recipes
» 9 Tao Gifts; 35% off Winn DVDs & Homestudy Audio
» China Dream Trip – More PHOTOS
» Mantak Chia books – 40% savings!
» Why We Need to Stay Grounded (photo)
Winter Self-Care in Chinese Medicine & Recipes
WINTER: Foods Have Flavors And Flavors Have Directions
By Ellasara Kling (from Yang Sheng online journal, see info below).
Five Element Theory provides a framework through which we can observe and understand the deeper connections between ourselves and Universal Flow/Natural Cycles throughout our lives. An understanding that has very practical applications at any given moment because we are able to utilize Five Element theory to deepen our understanding of the interrelationships of all things, and apply it to our lives. Truly, Five Element Theory is a way to understand the “10,000 things” which arise from the interaction of Yin/Yang. So, once again, we turn to Five Element theory to explore the current season, Winter and some of its relationships especially to food and general health. (The Five element chart below highlights Winter/Kidney Season.)
Winter Season is “ruled” by the Kidney function. According to the principles of Chinese medicine, it is within the Kidney that our innate qi, which we received from our parents, resides. This basic energy supports us throughout our lives and its preservation and, if possible, cultivation, is of utmost importance for a long and healthy life. During the course of our days, we acquire additional qi that we can use for daily living from the air, water, food we eat and energy cultivation practice. This acquired qi with our “prenatal” qi are what we rely upon to nourish our bodies and to protect us from external pathogens and support us in times of stress. Since our acquired qi is our first available resource and it can be more easily renewed than our prenatal qi, we want to keep that reserve strong and abundant for daily use. In contrast, we want to utilize our Kidney qi as infrequently as possible since it is a finite gift whose abundance and quality is a determinate of our health and longevity.
Even from the brief thumbnail sketch of qi reserves above, we can see the incredibly important role that Kidney qi plays in our lives. Winter has long been used as a metaphor for aging, death, dying, endings, withdrawal, and desolation. I suggest that we think about Winter this year from a different point of view. That we view Winter as the source of our new beginning (Spring), because without a strong Winter, our Spring and Summer will likely be less than they could have been.
It is not mere whimsy or poetic allusions that caused the Sages of ancient times to pair Winter with Kidney. It was clearly from a deep understanding that without deep nourishment, restorative rest, storage and conservation of our energy, we would not be able to follow the depths of Winter with a bright, healthy and energetic Spring. By paying attention to the dictums of the Winter season and the needs of the Kidney system you will be creating better health for the year to come.
Here are some ideas of what to do this Winter to tonify and strengthen yourself. Get plenty of rest. Eat simple warming foods, especially soups, congees and warm cereals. Although Winter foods are denser (heavier) always keep to the guideline of only eating until 70% full. Refrain from eating greasy foods or overly processed foods. As much as possible, have meals that are made from fresh, unprocessed foods.
Keep your feet warm. Gently tap your teeth together about 50 times a day. Choose foods that support you individually and are also seasonal. Spend time in meditation and/or inner reflection. Remember that the emotion for this season is fear so do things to keep your spirits up and bright – laugh and smile often.
Head/neck/ear massage: Starting at the center front of your head, place your “pinky fingers” next to each other along the hairline and let your other fingers fall naturally along the hairline and the thumb slightly behind the temples. With a firm but still gentle pressure, “rake” your fingers over your head and ending at the occipital ridge. Do this 9 times. Then with your open palms, and alternating hands, lay your hand across the back of your neck and so that the heel of your palm is on the large neck muscle and your fingers are resting lightly on the other side of your neck. Again, with a firm but gentle stroke, drag you hand across your neck. Keep your head held up as you do this 8 times with each hand. Finally, with your thumbs and forefingers on either side of your ears, rub the ear starting in the front and continuing down to the lobe. End by giving the lobe a little light tug.
Some Foods That Are Particularly Good For The Winter Season:
Black Beans, Black Mushrooms, Blackberry, Black sesame seeds and oil, Black soybeans, Blueberry, Bone marrow, Cabbages, Celery, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberry, Ginger, Job’s tears, Kale, Kidney beans, Kohlrabi, Longan, Lotus seed, Miso, Mulberry, Mutton, Ocean Perch, Parsley, Pine nuts, Prunes, Raspberry, Rutabaga, Seaweed, Shrimp/Prawns, Soy Sauce, String beans, Turnips, Walnuts, Wood ear mushrooms.
To get her recipes, click here: http://yang-sheng.com/?p=8707
Ellasara Kling – a long-time student of Master Nan Lu, weaves her life around the exploration and sharing of self-healing though nutrition, common herbal plants, Qigong Meridian Therapy, and Qigong for Women’s Health. Ms. Kling has written the column “Food as Medicine” in Yang Sheng’s Qi Dao journal for the past 4 years. For comments, questions, consultations, firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe to the free online newsletter Yang Shen (Nourishing Life): http://yang-sheng.com/
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1. The Ultimate Dream Gift – a Trip to China
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This year is very special – a new sacred Taoist mountain of the North. the fabulous hanging temples, visits to Taoist power spots on Flower Mountain and Lao Tzu’s Ascension Site. Plus the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, White Cloud Temple, Terra Cotta Army, Xian’s 8 Immortals Temple, to name a few highlights..
A $600. deposit reserves your gift spot on the best Taoist sacred mountain trip to China available. Some people have given this to their spouse or older children as a gift, and sometimes people give it to themselves for a birthday present. I really love this trip, it is always so rich, both the people who come and the sacred places we visit. This Year of the Wood Horse Dream Trip will be especially unique.
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2. A Fabulous Tao Summer Retreat
We’ve just listed the 2014 Summer schedule of retreats elsewhere in this newsletter (soon to be on the web at httt://www.healingtaoretreats.com). We have something for everyone, from energy healing, every possible kind of qigong, martial arts like bagua and tai chi, sexual energy cultivation, 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.
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.
Tuition has not been raised, $495. for the 7th year in a row – and it was already a bargain. These retreats are financially subsidized by my 501c3 non profit. Commuters welcome. 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.
The retreats website is being re-designed, so is not yet updated. The list of 2014 retreats is listed separately in this newsletter.
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Voted “best qigong art” in America….but can you judge a DVD by its cover?
I have been refining and improving my integration of qigong and Taoist inner alchemy for 30 years. You are safe in giving an introductory DVD (only $24.95) like Five Animals Play the Six Healing Sounds. Or give a more in-depth course as a quality gift, like the medical and spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 1 & 2 package (2 DVDs +11 audio CDs, at half price). The course includes the Spinning Dragon Orbit method. It may deeply change someone’s life or give them the tools to improve their health.
To make it easier financially, I’m offering big discounts on the already heavily discounted web prices. I have kept prices low and offer periodic discounts because I prefer that everyone be able to afford these precious giftts of cultivating the Life Force. I know some folks are on a tight budget, so I hope these hefty discounts will allow them to stock up on a year’s worth of spiritual homework.
Note: Discounted product orders must be placed by phone or email – they are not on website. Call 888 999 0555 or email email@example.com. order early if you want before Christmas. Jan Gillespie, office manager, will be out of office Christmas week.
On any order of Michael Winn DVD or homestudy audio courses. Sale continues until midnite, Friday, January 10, 2014. One year money back guarantee.
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4. “My Body Moves Easily” — Joyce’s Feldenkrais-Tai Chi Audio CDs
My Body Moves Easily: I Feel Graceful and Light by Joyce Gayheart
These wonderful guided super-learning Feldenkrais-Tai Chi audios by Joyce Gayheart have been specially adapted for Primordial Qigong (aka Tai Chi for Enlightenment), but suitable for helping any Tai Chi form become effortless and graceful.
Joyce weaves her magic mostly while you are lying down, with no struggle against gravity. She’s intertwined her knowledge of qiqong and Alexander and Feldenkrais and decades of studying movement arts and expression into these masterful guided exercises.
You can buy the CDs individually or get a $20. discount by getting the 4-CD set. If someone doesn’t have the Primordial Qigong DVD, or my Advanced Level audio training packaged together for a big saving, you might consider giving those as well. Or buy the package, keep the Primordial DVD for yourself, and give the Audio CDs away…. after listening to them first.
I will sneak in a mention here of another fabuous gift from Joyce – her Divine Love Elixir ($30), 72 alchemical flower essences in a single bottle that really open the heart. www.healingdao.com/JoyceGayheart/flower_essences.html
5. Goji Super Tonic: Feel “Healthy, Happy, & Horny”
Goji plump red berries are appropriate to the holidaiy season because when fresh picked they look like mistletoe’s red berries. It is festive drink, mixable with just about anything. The Total Goji (thick sauce like pulp of the berry) is the healthiest topping you can put on yoghurt or ice cream – a great replacement for sugar addicts.
Last year I gave a bottle of goji to each of my six siblings, except one sister, who I got something different for her kids. She pined so loudly about not getting the Goji fix that I had to later give her some for her birthday….
This is a great edible or drinkable gift to give someone who is trying to wean themselves off coffee and caffeine and sugar. Goji juice gets you high – permanently. No crash. and SUPER-nutritious, the highest ORAC (anti-oxidant count) of any food in the world. Although I will soon be introducing another super-juice made from Coffeeberry that has an Orac double of goji! But goji is still the Queen of the Herbal Tonics.
It is the one of the major tonic Chinese herbs for building your kidneys and liver. The list of health benefits is so long you’ll never be able to remember it all – but I do give 34 of reasons to drink goji on my website.
This is currently the only food item on my site, and its because I am super-picky. This is the ONLY 100% organic natural nothing added Goji juice on the market. Nothing I’m saying about goji is hype (unlike some of the multi-level companies plugging fruit-juice sweetened goji). I drink this goji juice every day, and recommend it to all my students to offset the stress of modern life and poor diet. It’s far more powerful to drink the juice than to eat the berries or get it in powdered herbs.
I sell the goji at the lowest price the manufacturer will allow. If you order two bottles, you get free shipping, the saving amounts to almost 20%. So keep one bottle for yourself, and the other will look great with a red ribbon around it. The healthiest consumable ever grown, thank you China!
If you want to add 32 oz. bottles of other organic super-Qi juices – Noni, Mangosteen, or Acai – just ask Jan, who will either add it to your order or replace Goji.
6 Livia Kohn Daoist Book Bonus – Free $25. book While They Last
Internal Alchemy is only major work by scholars and adepts on the full spectrum of alchemical history and practice. I feel my chapter on Daoist Inner Alchemy in the West is definitive.
Here’s the deal: I sell nine of Prof. Livia Kohn’s books on Daoism (preferred spelling by scholars) on my website. If you order ANY one of those titles, I will ship you a FREE copy of Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way by Livia Kohn and Stephan Jackowicz. She overprinted, and thus I am able to make this generous offer. OR if you buy $25. worth of Mantak Chia books (see later section), I’ll also give you this free book.
The other titles would all make great gifts, about which you can read more on my website:
1. Daoist Body Cultivation (with excellent chapter by me!)
2. Daoism and Chinese Culture
3. Women In Daoism
4. Divine Traces of the Daoist Sisterhood
5. Cosmos and Community:
6. The Way of Highest Clarity
7. Myth and Meaning in Early Daoism.
8. Internal Alchemy: Self, Society,and the Quest for Immorality.
(also with excellent chapter by me!)
9. Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way
Not on the website yet are three new just-released titles you can also order:
10. Daoist Dietetics by Livia Kohn
11. Sitting in Oblivion by Livia Kohn (about early Taoist meditation method)
12. Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology, ed. Livia Kohn. $29.95
MY REVIEW of this book:
Essential reading for Westerners seeking to integrate qigong, taiji, Daoist meditation, energy healing, and therapy practices with deep psychological insights from their own culture. It gives sharp focus to fuzzy issues: Reichian orgasm theory vs. Dao sex energy cultivation; psychological adjustment vs. wu wei and liberation; heady analytical thinking vs. whole-body process and correlative thinking; Jungian symbolic alchemy within Ego vs. substantial alchemical distillation of an immortal Soul; Western “Unconscious” vs. Primordial Qi model. It’s a breath taking, cutting edge Daoist dialectic with an amazing array of therapies – kinesiology, Energy Psychology, Positive Psychology, Psychosomanautics, Cognitive Therapy, and more. This milestone will be required reading at my own Daoist Depth Psychology program. – Michael Winn
Since Jan in my fulfillment office has no way of knowing if you are responding to this free book offer when you order on the web, you must call her to place a book order and ask for the free bonus book. Offer is good while supply lasts. For full description of each book and order link:
7. Total I Ching: the Gift of Divination
For $14. bucks, this is about as high a value as one could dream for. I think my book review on Amazon says it all. This version of the I Ching has achieved cult status amongst Healing Tao inner alchemy adepts.This book is not yet posted on my site, but I finally got a stack of copies in – so call 888 999 0555 to order it.
Reviewed by Michael Winn on Amazon:
As a 30 year I Ching user, teacher of Taoist qigong and inner alchemy meditation, I was very skeptical when yet another I Ching translation arrived in the mail. But I knew Karcher’s scholarship was superb and was hoping for at least a few gems. Was I surprised to discover that this is the best I Ching I’ve ever used – it literally lives up to its name, The Total I Ching.
I used to consult both the Wilhelm (elegant, but too confucian) and Wu Jing-Nuan’s “shamanic” Chou version to get a full spectrum of readings. Karcher’s Total I Ching version is both elegant, scholarly, and shamanic. It brilliantly integrates in the living elements of the shen (spirits) who are actually the agents of change, we could say the “managers” of shifts in the larger chi field that play out in our bodies and lives.
There is only one test of an I Ching, and that is to use it in real life situations and see how “alive” and accurate the responses are for you. I found this version to be far superior to the other readings I previously used. Yin & Yang trigrams can be reduced to abstract and lifeless mathemtical symbols, or they can be experienced as living pulsations, voices from inner space. Total I Ching opens up the voices of the spirits, without losing the bracing clarity of the symbolic language.
I am thrilled to find such a breakthrough work in a field of translations that are generally lacking in spiritual brilliance. Total Ching is a must have for I Ching lovers.
This book redefines the notion of “stocking stuffer”. I sent a copy to my family one year, and they are still chewing on it.
8. Jade Egg – Elegant, Sensssssuous Womb-enhancing Gift
Jade eggs are useful for woman to improve and cultivate the quality of their orgasm.
Jade eggs have a high vibration. The Chinese have always valued jade more than gold because of its balanced yin-yang energy. Jade eggs are preferable because they are sturdy. smooth and non-porous.
Originally Egg Exercises were used for improving health, both physically and spiritually. The Jade Egg “sexercises” provide more power to the Chi Muscle to lift the sexual energy inward and upward, where it can be circulated to the other vital organs and help to balance the monthly flow of blood and daily cycle of hormones. Suitable for both younger women, those recovering from childbirth, and those dealing with menopause or later.
The womb of a female is the most powerful center of gravity in the body. Unfortunately. t he womb tends to concentrate unprocessed (often negative) sexual and emotional energy. The egg “sex-ercises” can help to move that stuck energy and help you to own the inner space of your womb, which is the core power of the divine feminine.
We recently found a new mine with much higher grade deep green jade eggs. The price has thus gone up to $44.95, but well worth it for such an intimate and powerful life-long talisman of sexual vitality. We now also include a lovely silk bag for protecting and transporting the egg. This is an intimate, elegant, health-enhancing, and sexy gift.
9. If you are totally broke, give away this FREE Book.
In gift-giving, it is the thought that counts. I invite you to gift to your friends my Free eBook,
Way of the Inner Smile: Tao Path to Peace & Self-Acceptance
Just go to my homepage http://www.HealingTaoUSA.com and enter your friends email address in the subscribe box on the upper left corner. Then email your friends and let them know it was a heart-felt gift from you. Please don’t forward the pdf in your computer without signing them into my website – it brings me into a relationship with them, which is why I offer the eBook.
And be sure to smile from that deep space within your heart, next time you see them….and anyone else!
Love, Chi, Blessings,
China Dream Trip – More PHOTOS
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.
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!
To view the full China Dream Trip itinerary with 60 photos and cost information, please visit:
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Mantak Chia books – 40% savings!
Get Mantak Chia books for your library at 40% discount off retail price, plus S/H charges. Offer good only while supply lasts!
VCDs are available Free with each separately shipped order of $20. (plus s/h). Email your choice to email@example.com: Inner smile, Orbit, Healing Sounds, Fusion of Five Elements 1 , Fusion 3 :Open Psychic Channels, Cosmic Six Directions, Darkness Technique, and HT Basic Training.
This is a rare opportunity to learn in depth from the foundation books of the Healing Tao system. They enable us to complete the harmonious evolution of our physical, mental and spiritual bodies. These ancient practices are brought to the west by Mantak Chia Universa Tao and Michael Winn’s Healing Tao USA. Most people learn best from DVD and audio, but written books are useful resources.
Call the Healing Tao product office to order your selection today and speak with Jan. 888-999-0555.
Foundational Practices Level 1; Basic Sitting Energy-Mastering Meditations
Foundational Practices Level 1, Basic Standing and Moving Energy
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Chi Nei Tsang-2nd Branch(Physical Body)
Cosmic Healing – 3rd Branch(Energy Body)
Why We Need to Stay Grounded (photo)
Winter is the time to cultivate one’s root. If we don’t stay grounded, we may go flying about and land in some crazy place that we shouldn’t be…..
Loving Winter’s Sexy Deep Roots,
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home,
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
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