Jump to content


Photo

The Shining Ones


  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#1 Sionnach

Sionnach

    ясный

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 605 posts
  • Gender:None Selected

Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:49 AM

"Thousands of years ago the immortals known as the Shining Ones shipwrecked on the Chinese coast. Passing their shamanic practices--such as ecstatic flight and how to find power animals and spirit guides--on to the indigenous people, they also taught them the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel. From the Taoist Medicine Wheel came the principles of Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, the Eight Forces, the Chinese zodiac, and the I Ching. The Taoist Medicine Wheel can also be found at the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine and the esoteric sexual practices of Taoist Alchemy." Mantak Chia

 


  • Brian and Rocky Lionmouth said thanks for this

8d4cb69.jpg

"Taoism: It's most direct and universal functions for people in the ordinary world are the recognition of natural laws, promotion of health, prevention of illness, prolongation of life, and the stimulation of the development of culture and civilization based on successful cooperation between humanity and nature, and between the individual and society as a whole." Opening the Dragon Gate


#2 Mudfoot

Mudfoot

    Treebeard

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 459 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Europe, CET.
  • Interests:A Shaolin based tradition.

Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:11 AM

Isn't that the title of a book by David Eddings?

#3 Rocky Lionmouth

Rocky Lionmouth

    1238 - 3945

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 359 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:57 AM

Theres a really good book called "The Shining Girls" by Aaronovich(?), seriously scary thriller, urban fantasy type stuff.
Non possumus facere laterem sine argilla.
“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” -Ben Franklin

#4 Marblehead

Marblehead

    The Wondering Taoist

  • Steward+
  • Pip
  • 36172 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Interests:Short Skirts and Bikinis

Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:25 AM

That was a spaceship that the Shining Ones were in, right?


I reserve the right to be wrong.

YIN-YANG.jpg I reserve the right to change my mind. Anarchy4.jpg



Peace & Contentment!


#5 Taoist Texts

Taoist Texts

    Joss Beaumont, espionnage et chataigne.

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 2031 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Enka

Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:31 AM

That was a spaceship that the Shining Ones were in, right?

Yes. A landing craft, actually. The mothership is calling them home now.


  • Marblehead said thanks for this
世人个个学长年,不悟年年在目前,我得宛丘平易法,只将食粥致神仙。

#6 Sionnach

Sionnach

    ясный

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 605 posts
  • Gender:None Selected

Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:02 AM

I hear the call


  • Marblehead and Taoist Texts said thanks for this

8d4cb69.jpg

"Taoism: It's most direct and universal functions for people in the ordinary world are the recognition of natural laws, promotion of health, prevention of illness, prolongation of life, and the stimulation of the development of culture and civilization based on successful cooperation between humanity and nature, and between the individual and society as a whole." Opening the Dragon Gate


#7 orshavskiy@inbox.ru

orshavskiy@inbox.ru

    Dao Bum

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 87 posts

Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:44 AM

"Thousands of years ago the immortals known as the Shining Ones shipwrecked on the Chinese coast. Passing their shamanic practices--such as ecstatic flight and how to find power animals and spirit guides..." Mantak Chia


Is it really possible that immortals used shamanic practice? Shamanic practice as I heard does not do anything with energy cultivation and lifetime prolongation...
  • Marblehead and Rocky Lionmouth said thanks for this

#8 Marblehead

Marblehead

    The Wondering Taoist

  • Steward+
  • Pip
  • 36172 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Interests:Short Skirts and Bikinis

Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

Is it really possible that immortals used shamanic practice? Shamanic practice as I heard does not do anything with energy cultivation and lifetime prolongation...

 

I have heard many different views from a number of different sources.  I doubt we will find agreement across the board.


  • Rocky Lionmouth and silent thunder said thanks for this

I reserve the right to be wrong.

YIN-YANG.jpg I reserve the right to change my mind. Anarchy4.jpg



Peace & Contentment!


#9 YiYinYiYang

YiYinYiYang

    Dao Bum

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:46 AM


 

 

That was a spaceship that the Shining Ones were in, right?

 

https://www.youtube....zGaJyiJW4&t=29s

 

  :ph34r:


  • Marblehead, Brian and Rocky Lionmouth said thanks for this

#10 Brian

Brian

    He's a very naughty boy!

  • Steward+
  • Pip
  • 8048 posts
  • Gender:None Selected
  • Location:He's not here.

Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:55 AM

https://www.youtube....zGaJyiJW4&t=29s
 
  :ph34r:

My 20-something guitar-&-bass-playing son and I were recently mutually shocked when I quoted Parliament lyrics in a conversation with him and he recognized it. Turns out he had been to a Bootsy Collins concert not long before.

EDIT: I have to admit, though, that this thread brought this song to mind:

Edited by Brian, 26 January 2017 - 10:01 AM.

  • Wells, Rocky Lionmouth, YiYinYiYang and 1 other said thanks
"Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow."

#11 thelerner

thelerner

    Been here long enough to know better

  • Concierge
  • Pip
  • 9772 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:chicago
  • Interests:Getting Closer to Fine
    W/out going too Crazy

Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:06 PM

EDIT: I have to admit, though, that this thread brought this song to mind:

This time you beat me to it.  The youtube'd song I mean.


  • Kar3n said thanks for this
Push hard to get better, become smarter, grow your devotion to the truth, fuel your commitment to beauty, refine your emotional intelligence, hone your dreams, negotiate with your shadow, cure your ignorance, shed your pettiness, heighten your drive to look for the best in people, and soften your heart. A creed from Pronoia

Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves. ~ Gabrielle Roth

#12 Ormus

Ormus

    Dao Bum

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 233 posts

Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

Are they are Chinese at all?

 

Some paintings of Immortals looks realy diferent from Chinese.

 

Ormus


  • Marblehead said thanks for this

#13 Marblehead

Marblehead

    The Wondering Taoist

  • Steward+
  • Pip
  • 36172 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Interests:Short Skirts and Bikinis

Posted 27 January 2017 - 04:02 AM

In my opinion there is the pre-Buddhist art and the post-Buddhist art.

 

The immortals have always been in the art, it's just that much of it is based on the above.


I reserve the right to be wrong.

YIN-YANG.jpg I reserve the right to change my mind. Anarchy4.jpg



Peace & Contentment!


#14 Sionnach

Sionnach

    ясный

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 605 posts
  • Gender:None Selected

Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:12 AM

Do you have examples of these paintings?


8d4cb69.jpg

"Taoism: It's most direct and universal functions for people in the ordinary world are the recognition of natural laws, promotion of health, prevention of illness, prolongation of life, and the stimulation of the development of culture and civilization based on successful cooperation between humanity and nature, and between the individual and society as a whole." Opening the Dragon Gate


#15 Marblehead

Marblehead

    The Wondering Taoist

  • Steward+
  • Pip
  • 36172 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Interests:Short Skirts and Bikinis

Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:55 AM

Not handy, no.  A couple years back there was a thread that spoke to this and then I did a little research of my own.

 

I can't, for the life of me, recall where the thread is or even the thread title.

 

It is a thread about the different styles of Chinese painting.  I'm pretty sure Taoist Texts was involved in it or maybe even the primary poster.  Maybe he has info he can share with you.


  • Sionnach said thanks for this

I reserve the right to be wrong.

YIN-YANG.jpg I reserve the right to change my mind. Anarchy4.jpg



Peace & Contentment!


#16 Sionnach

Sionnach

    ясный

  • The Dao Bums
  • Pip
  • 605 posts
  • Gender:None Selected

Posted 27 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

I know Bodhidharma is the "blue eyed barbarian", that is one :)


  • Marblehead said thanks for this

8d4cb69.jpg

"Taoism: It's most direct and universal functions for people in the ordinary world are the recognition of natural laws, promotion of health, prevention of illness, prolongation of life, and the stimulation of the development of culture and civilization based on successful cooperation between humanity and nature, and between the individual and society as a whole." Opening the Dragon Gate





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users