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#1 admin

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 11:24 PM

Share your links to websites, books, book reviews, articles, movies, etc. that are resourceful for the study and practice of Alchemy, Chi Kung, Meditation and Magick.

Let's try to keep this thread an easy to read list of resources, and free from discussion. :P

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 01:45 AM

Scientific studies on Qi, non-local healing and also on intentional "mind-matter" interactions in general. Here are some links you may find interesting:

The Efficacy of "Distant Healing"
A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials
There are links to many related articles on this same page at the bottom.

Scientific Evidence for the Efficacy of Prayer
Dr. Peter Fenwick

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Remote, Intercessory Prayer on Outcomes in Patients Admitted to the Coronary Care Unit
Many more related articles on the same page at the bottom.

Distant Healing
Daniel J. Benor, MD

Using western scientific methods to prove the efficacy of traditional healing methods
A proposal for a large-scale human clinical trial

Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis of Bioenergy Therapies
by James L., Ph.D. Oschman

Book Review - Scientific Qigong Exploration
The Wonders and Mysteries of Qi

The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research

International Consciousness Research Laboratories

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 09:04 AM

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 11:27 AM

OTTO WEININGER: SEX AND CHARACTER

http://www.theabsolu...ow/schareng.pdf

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 01:39 AM

How to Offer to the Hungry Ghosts
by Bill Bodri
http://www.meditatio...osts-pretas.htm

Manual of Zen Buddhism
Search for "Feeding the Hungry Ghosts"
http://www.buddhisti...en_buddhism.htm

The Merit of Practice in a Cemetery
(somewhat related)
http://www.buddhisti..._a_cemetery.htm

Anterior Heaven Ritual for Feeding, Saving and Refining Ghosts
http://www.eng.taois...ls/pg4-6-3a.asp

Mantra To Offer Food To Hungry Ghosts
Discussion on E-Sangha
http://www.lioncity....topic=6477&st=0

Gate of Sweet Nectar: Feeding Hungry Spirits in an American Zen Community
http://www.zencenter.../multimedia.htm

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 05:24 AM

Fair enough - feeding the hungry ghosts seems relevant. But what about side-effects? Safety pointers? This seem like a practice that could go wrong with some very unpleasant results.

// Peace.
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Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:01 AM

feeding the hungry ghosts seems relevant. But what about side-effects?


You get more merit & satisfy their hunger, and your prayers also go for their benefit to lessen their suffering.

Safety pointers?


I don't think you should be concerned with this. Very safe practice.

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 11:08 PM

Anybody want to through down and buy the digital audio version of mantak chia's lesser kan and li meditation?

http://www.universal...products_id=143
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Posted 11 December 2004 - 01:05 PM

Different Buddhist writings (Thanks Brother Harry):
http://www.geocities...index.html#home

Including The Nine Cemetery Contemplations:
http://www.geocities.../Death.html#top
http://www.beyondthe...templation.html

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:00 AM

A lot of information on this website
http://hjem.get2net....t-cat/index.htm

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 11:15 AM

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.Amazing! This book WILL change your life!

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 05:33 PM

Movies:

what the bleep do we know?
website: http://www.whatthebleep.com

Excalibur

Repo Man

SUKHAVATI: Place of Bliss

Pathfinder


Nature/Wilderness Skills:

https://www.trackerschool.com

http://www.onpointtactical.com

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:43 AM

Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

Quantum/Holographic view of mind body relationship, psychic/paranormal phenomena and mystical experience.

http://www.amazon.co...=books&n=507846

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 08:03 AM

Came across this article on Taoist principles in internal martial arts:

http://www.rso.corne.../than_quyen.pdf

Other articles on the same site:

http://www.rso.corne...ts/articles.php

Don't know if the information is sound as I don't have the knowledge or experience but they may be worth a look anyway.

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Posted 29 January 2005 - 05:38 PM

Movies:

Pathfinder (1987). Norwegian. nominated for best foreign film.

Excalibur (1980). actually hints strongly at the sexual mysteries of the holy grail.

Repo Man (1983). modern mythology of the journey

South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (2001?) also a modern mythological setting. no shit.

Circle of Iron (1970's). conceived by bruce lee, produced after his death. good story teaching The Way.

Sukavati: the Place of Bliss (1998?) joseph campbell's journey of the soul on mystic fire video. released posthumously.


Books:

Games People Play by Eric Berne

What Do You Say after You Say Hello by E. Berne (these books arent exactly "daoist" but extremely useful for those seeking an autonomous destiny)[/i]

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 02:17 AM

Martrix Ebook Downloads

Here you'll find a lot of material, in PDF format

Why Qigong has Curative Effects?
Zhan Zhuang Standing Pole Exercise
Ancient Taoist Rehabilitation Methods
A Taoist Path to Immortality
The Paradoxical Logic Developed by the Chinese
Taoist Guidelines for a Peaceful Mind
Tao Te Ching The Classical Book
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Wuyiquan And The Ancient Mexican Warrior Path
(includes a lot of the Castaneda material)

Some of these books are of more interest than others, however the only downside is that there are no references or sources in these books...

The rest of the Martrix homepage is well worth browsing.. There are videoclips of traditional chinese morningexercises in the parks, baguazhang, taiji and qigong. There are interesting articles on Zhan Zhuang (pole standing exercises), and the art of YiQuan and its japanese counterpart Taikikken. Also some meditations that you can download.

well have a look for yerself! :)




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