April 11, 2017 at 8:32 am #1415
I just went away for a retreat in the forest by myself and it didn’t go as well as i’d liked, so i have another question about how others practice.
In Mantak Chia’s book he goes through 3 ways of doing iron shirt 1. They all start off the same with the kidneys and belt channel, but then 1 just goes from belly button, to sexual center to perineum then out the legs. Number 2 brings energy from earth up legs to meet and perineum. Number 3 is like 2 but continues on to several points along the spine.
So i’m wondering, if I do 6 repetitions should this be 2x of each version, or 1x ver1, 1x ver2, and 4x ver3? Or do you continually do one version 6x?
Thanks for any replies.April 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm #1433
Because there are some rocketry themed illustrations in the first Iron Shirt book, one might ask why not also to study some rocket science?
HOWDYApril 17, 2017 at 12:13 am #1434
Sorry for my broken English.
In general my suggestion is to learn more varied and functional system of breathing practices for the breath suspension.
For the alchemical process it would be important to understand that for example the Chi Nei Tsang is not necessarily primarily for therapy, but for hands-on training and manipulation for body’s various systems.
HOWDYApril 17, 2017 at 6:01 am #1436
ThanksApril 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm #1437
In the end, I think, if some practice doesn’t make sense in some situation, one should look what else there is available in the alchemical toolbox and choose something new.
What would seem to be missing here is what Carlos Castaneda calls ‘recapitulation’ and L. Ron Hubbard ‘returning’.
Whatever one calls it, it’s not only important practice, but the most important faculty to start with.
In my opinion.
HOWDYApril 19, 2017 at 6:57 am #1440
In topology and related areas of mathematics, a subset A of a topological space X is called dense (in X) if every point x in X either belongs to A or is a limit point of A. Informally, for every point in X, the point is either in A or arbitrarily “close” to a member of A — for instance, every real number is either a rational number or has one arbitrarily close to it (see Diophantine approximation). Formally, a subset A of a topological space X is dense in X if for any point x in X, any neighborhood of x contains at least one point from A (i.e., A has non-empty intersection with every non-empty open subset of X). Equivalently, A is dense in X if and only if the only closed subset of X containing A is X itself. This can also be expressed by saying that the closure of A is X, or that the interior of the complement of A is empty.The density of a topological space X is the least cardinality of a dense subset of X.
…I just went away for a retreat in the forest by myself and it didn’t go as well as i’d liked…
In my opinion developing one’s memory is so essential, because it’s not only past (Hubbard’s time track) which becomes again available more and more cleared, but in the present moment one develops something which is able to decimate gabs on the real line or maybe catch up anyway often enough what would become moments of irrationality on the real line.
It’s that which not only catalogues, but also chooses from that which is available in one’s alchemical arsenal/toolkit.
Sorry for my broken English.
Below: Scientology 0-8 (From zero to infinity)
In geometry, a real projective line is an extension of the usual concept of line that has been historically introduced to solve a problem set by visual perspective: two parallel lines do not intersect but seem to intersect “at infinity”. For solving this problem, points at infinity have been introduced, in such a way that in a real projective plane, two distinct projective lines meet in exactly one point. The set of these points at infinity, the “horizon” of the visual perspective in the plane, is a real projective line. It is the circle of directions emanating from an observer situated at any point, with opposite points identified. A model of the real projective line is the projectively extended real line. Drawing a line to represent the horizon in visual perspective, an additional point at infinity is added to represent the collection of lines parallel to the horizon.April 20, 2017 at 11:41 am #1446
Sorry, but if one is serious with these Iron Shirt practices, I think it’s worth checking also this book.
Evidently it’s not very entertaining to read as a book and also many techniques are worth only for somebody who performs in freak show, but it can still give ideas how to construct an ideal Iron Shirt curriculum for oneself.
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