He ZuDao

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  1. The introduction that can be introduced...

    This might be a slightly more useful introduction: I've been studying the same internal martial art style, and school for about 14 years, and have been a closed door student of a private teacher for the last 8. I've been focusing on qi gong/nei gong almost exclusively lately (the last 4 years?) That doesn't give me much of a foot hold to understand the Tao, but it does set up a frame work to begin understand energy/qi. I got my start with the usual mix of bad (awesome!) shaw bros. movies, and devouring any and all books I could find on the subjects, some I found more useful than other. Particularly early on the possibly fraudulent Deng Ming-Dao books (great reads, regardless of the truth or reality of them.) and Frantzis' books. So now I would like to learn a bit more about Taoism, speicifally the internal alchemical practices, that lead to "immortality" and "enlightenment". A little bit of "dual cultivation" might not hurt either Dreamwork, and non-psychedelic "neo-shamanic" practice are also important parts of my practice. Other than that I'm a Heavy Metal Mofo!! possible Psychotronic Viking Raider, and Othrodox Discordian Inquisitrix. That is all Earthpeople He ZuDao
  2. EXCELLENT thread! Most of what I would have to add has been covered already. In my bare limited experience the 3 tan tiens relate to the nerve ganglia, and act as "batteries" and resemble "force fields" (although I forget where I first heard that metaphor), while the chakras seem aligned/related to the spine... There seem to be a number of other "large points" that have been described as "chakras" such as the Meng Men, and the energy centers of the palms, and the K1 point/bubbling well in the feet. How do the gua/kwa relate? Bruce Frantzis make the case in his "opening the energy gates" book that there are a number of vorticies resembling chakras on the OUTSIDE of the body, although I'll admit that it's been at least 10 years since I read that book. In my own experience, and from my teacher I have made use of an 'energy center" that exists a few inches in front of the "third eye" point outside the skull. I really like the Astral Dynamics information, and approach to this stuff as well. I was introduced to it last year, and thought that they brought it all together in a nice accessible way. I would recommend it to complete beginners over the hodge podge, hit or miss approach that I've been experiencing. Has anyone else noticed that "subtle energy" reacts differently depending on the metaphore you're using? If I'm treating it as "prana", or "qi", or "ether", or "magnetic fluids" (ala Mesmer), I seem to have a different experience of it. I am quite facsinated by the tought that physical structures, such as the fascia, bones, lymph, and nerves act as conduits, or possibly generate sublte energies. great thread everyone thank you! He ZuDao
  3. Intro

    His name is John Chang, and there was a book written about him titled "the Magus of Java" he's reputed to be very reclusive, and lives in Indonesia. edit: ah, apparently there's a rather long thread about John Chang already, which I just found. I reconized the video clip, and decided to run my mouth. "Think twice, and then say nothing." He ZuDao
  4. ...that's probably a stale joke around here by this point... ...but that's my introduction. yay. He ZuDao