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  1. What are you listening to?

    "Nazca Space Fox is a three piece instrumental psychedelic & stoner rock band from Germany. Their music consists of groovy stoner rock riffs, long psychedelic jam parts and huge soundwalls. Always played with lots of dynamics. The songs start straight like the Nazca Lines in the desert and rise to somewhere in outer space. Like finding yourself in a cosmic thunderstorm, without knowing how you got stuck there. Ranging from light and delicate to groovy and massive. This is their self titled debut album, released in 2017."
  2. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    I believe voidisyinyang has preemptively answered your question in the above The progression above would relate to the school of 'Inferior Virtue' , I.E beginning with the hormones/sexual energy and climbing up to yuan jing using a technique. and the quote below to school of 'Superior Virtue' , I.E beginning with yuan jing and pulling the rest along non-using a technique. Virtue meaning "inherent potency" in this context. * "An ancient scripture says: Superior virtue has no doing: there is nothing whereby it does. Inferior virtue does: there is something whereby it does.(1) Another scripture says: Superior virtue keeps one's form intact by means of the Tao. Inferior virtue extends one's existence by means of a technique.(2) Both passages say that superior virtue and inferior virtue differ in status, and that their operation is also not the same."
  3. Golden Flower | Beginner Journey

    One thing I would like to add I found useful, A potential reading Liu-I-Ming's cryptic wording of "borrowing from the other house to furnish my house" could be too: Practice some Trataka (candle gazing), specifically the method of easily staring at the glow point of the flame, then close your eyes and attempt to hold the afterburn image in the center of your vision until is dissipates and repeat. The more you try to fix it in place the more it will move about, but with some time and practice you will eventually discover a 'slip-state' of mind between fixed intent and emptiness to keep it in place for quite some time. Then forget the raft and move on to use this mental state whilst practicing the golden flower method of reversal of "sight upon hearing" until the shining mind appears and coagulates. *
  4. Are there any other leftists here? 👀

    Bootlickers to the left of me,Bootlickers to the right, here I am,Stuck in the middle with eyes on the golden dew.
  5. Golden Flower | Beginner Journey

    Hi ZeroQi, ah a good start! The thread linked below contains a copy of an essay on the topic of practical use of the Golden Flower method. thelerner was the sole liker so you know it's good. You will see it fits what has been discussed so far. Key is the way the author goes about describing the technique of 'turning the light around" and how this operation is the first building block required on the 'spiritual path'. Add this piece to the several listed in the thread so far to help gain a nuanced grip on the Golden Flower text itself. I posted this to the forum as it is hidden away at the the end of "Introduction to Magic, Volume II: The Path of Initiatic Wisdom by Julius Evola and the UR Group" which is a translation of numerous articles from the Italian Occultist/Hermetic journal UR circa 1927-28 and it is a resource I doubt many Daoist enthusiasts would peruse. Despite coming through the lens of an anonymous Italian Magician nigh on 100 years ago it is in my humble opinion, the superior commentary on the Golden Flower publicly available today and anyone interested in Daoism should assimilate it Enjoy. * * * Wow, if you wrote that, kudos to you sir.
  6. Becoming aware of subtle energies, etheric, and astral.

    Hello you may find the six steps in "The Hexagradior" up your alley. The translated section is short and concise, the rest of the book is optional trivia.
  7. What are you listening to?

    "Hailing from Norway are The Devil and the Almighty Blues, a quintet who offer up a hazy fusion of Blues, Stoner and Rock n’ Roll. Their third and newest album, cunningly titled Tre, continues this heady mix – offering up a thick, beefed up take on the Blues for those who like relaxed, stoner grooves. Opening with a Hendrix style blues jingle, “Salt The Earth” slowly builds into a stomping rocker that Kyuss would be happy to call their own. “One For The Sorrow” is practically leaking soul, a track with its roots firmly in seventies rock with a hook to die for, but also pours its heart out. This trend continues with “Lay Down”, another head banger with plenty of heart in between. TDATAB have mastered the art of building a track as “Heart Of The Mountain” demonstrates, a heartfelt ballad that ascends beautifully into a crescendo of guitars before collapsing again once more. “No Man’s Land” picks the tempo one final time before “Time Ruins Everything” shows off the bands full spectrum, peaking and troughing with soaring riffs accompanying blues interludes that build into a stomping finale. It really is a great listen, Tre is a master class in how to play within the best of several genres without sucking the life out of any of them and the songwriting is stunning. When they go heavy, it’s heavy; the blues parts will make your heart weep and all played with heaps and heaps of soul. This album is a great listen."
  8. A closer look at candle-gazing meditation

    Interesting information, I had not heard it rationalized as such before. Makes sense. Anyway here is a personal answer; I began daily candle gazing as advised by an old teacher straight off after gaining the ability to somewhat stabilize the post-mind and coalesce the pre-mind via the standard pinpoint&emptiness&pinpointedemptiness meditations. I worked up to one hour straight sessions unblinking the entire time. I thought it was simply to build an iron will and purge emotion. That's when the faces in the glow-point of the flame appeared and access to the, hmmm, shall we say, 'djinn paradise', nay, I prefer 'Tír na nÓg' in my conscious sleep began. I did not dream before this. In my waking life I gained the ability to perceive invisible entities, as in glimpsing into their wavelength of 'smokeless fire' eyes open; eyes closed, and somewhat physically interact and psychically in meditation. As a side note I also have that internal blindness I have seen a forum member post his wife having - that it was not the norm was news to me lol - and I have forgotten the name of, sorry, instead of seeing form and colour it is more of a 'placeholder' and I feel its dimension and weight when 'visualizing' is the only way to describe it. This is relevant as I cannot construct visual images, and since the trataka I will have various spontaneous form and colour visions and communication intrude whilst meditating, sceneries, people, 'people', birds eye my surrounding room, whats directly in front of my eyes with them closed, etc, so it may seem a handicap but alas it serves as a filter, keeping one from being deluded by his own visualization efforts. And by following Lu's advice in the Golden Flower, one will not become attached to these true visualizations neither and will instead focus on coaxing out the shining mind and coagulating that sweet, sweet gold elixir. These experiences of mine seem to be in-line with the three element theory information you have posted. Cheers. It's been a long time, I think I shall go buy some candles. Good times. Go for it. Good luck.
  9. Omniscience. Game of Thrones.

    To quote the thread title "Omniscience. Game of Thrones." = G.R.R.M. official Bran retcon. SERIES FIN.
  10. What are you listening to?

    "This is the album that makes me feel the mental image of a perfect obsidian sphere floating in space. Pure black metal." * * "Can totally imagine a dozen or so druids in white robes with long white beards near a river in a forest on a cold, grey Autumn morning chanting along, stamping their staffs, swaying their heads and just generally having the absolute craic to this." * * * "This album is brilliant white magic. 10/10." * * * * "they have this peculiar way of building and layering and feeling as if they are just about to really let it all out and yet they seem to never really get there. Somehow reigning it in and keeping it together for the sake of Christ."
  11. CLUB 27 ??????

    This 3 x 15minute talk on the 'Understanding the Saturnine Current' may answer the question. (Originally posted by the Magician "Bear Heart") + for the OP I guess the 12-14 minute mark in part one nails the concept behind the 27 club. * * * PREFACE I hope for this book that it may come into the hands of those that were kind to my others and that it may not disappoint them. —Lord Dunsany POLTARNEES, BEHOLDER OF OCEAN
  12. New Book - A Lineage of Dragons

    Hi Starjumper the quote is from this version: Pages 29-31 “This page formatted 2005 Blackmask Online. Adapted from the WJF Jenner translation (Beijing, 1955) by Collinson Fair. Copyright 2005, Silk Pagoda.”
  13. Long men pai nei gong and mo pai

    Thanks that's the one lifeforce. I was going to play a little game and post the monty python "Knights who say Nei" skit and request Starjumper to complete an interactive click-quest through a shrubbery of hidden response branching into multiple hidden responses, rinse, repeat; matryoshka style until the the answer of * Thomas Cleary translating Liu I-Ming "Vitality, Energy, Spirit" (for the image) and Wu Cheng'en "Journey to the West" (for the typetext) * Revealed itself. Ah if only I had struck whilst the iron was hot. Cheers.
  14. taoist books on working with the mind ?

    Indeed it is, yet your statement is somewhat misleading; books can and do help one grasp a handle to actualise the concept illustrated in nature, I.E ephemeral clouds dispersing across a fixed shining sky or the alive empty void encompassing a valley. Otherwise for the average, it's a beautiful scenery, capable of inspiring these internal realisations, but often not and serving as a simple pleasure; and "one must not put their shen into pretty mountains and flowers, that's useless."