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  1. Nei Gong: Taoist Process of Internal Change

    Whilst I agree in general with your sentiments regarding the coming and going of students and the "perhaps" unseen influence of greater powers than ourselves, I can not and never will support or condone a relatively inexperienced student claiming supposed knowledge and building a web of deceit and dishonesty (if you want to see what kind of web google "lotus neigong") in order to present it in a favourable light to others as their personal experience and understanding for the motive of personal and financial gain. Damo makes public claims to have "lineage" knowledge from Dr. Shen Hongxun and from Phil James: neither of these claims are true. He claims to have studied with his uncle, Phil James, (one of my senior students,) since he was 14 years old. This morning Phil rang me to tell me, amongst other things, that he did not even meet Damo until he was 23. If your teacher lies about the basics of his history and how he related to and studied with his teachers, how much else of what he presents is likely to be of truth and value? all in all a sad affair
  2. Why Taoism is different

    yeah I 've tried that one too - hard to escape your desiny though
  3. Nei Gong: Taoist Process of Internal Change

    Yes - I do I have been one of Dr. Shen Hongxun's most senior students and teachers and assisted him with his writing and translation for over 15 years. The quote re "Jing and Dong Stillness and Movement" is an uncredited plagiarisation from the original work of Dr. Shen Hongxun, which can be accessed via this website: <http://www.buqi.net/> The exact name of the system that this information is derived from is Taijiwuxigong ( a registered and trademarked Name ) and this particular quote, in my opinion, refers specifically to the process of deliberately induced spontaneous movement used for self-Healing, usually accessed through the practice, under the guidance and with the support of an experienced teacher, of the Wuxi Standing Posture. As far as I am aware, Damo is neither experienced in nor qualified to teach these subjects. If you wish to research the authenticity of his claims regarding him being holder of a Taiji (or any other) lineage from Dr. Shen you can email the Buqi Institute and ask if they've ever heard of him or if he has permission to teach and use this information. Ironic then that his website proclaims "..... it is very important to us that we do not contribute to the further watering down of these styles which has happened a great deal in the last few decades." So going to maybe half a dozen lessons and then pretending you know it all and "teaching" others helps to prevent the dilution of this precious knowledge how, exactly............? Oh, yeah, and if you want to check up on me you can do it here: <http://www.heavenmountain.co.uk/> do your own research, carefully..... before you hand your body over for someone to experiment on
  4. Nei Gong: Taoist Process of Internal Change

    "Author" Damo is personally known to me as a young man who attended a few lessons with Dr. Shen Hongxun. In my opinion as a senior student of Dr. Shen for over 15 years and a teacher for 25 years, it is entirely untrue for him to claim he has a "lineage" connection with Dr. Shen's Taijiquan. I also taught his uncle Phil James for some time and he is a thoroughly decent student and teacher who is embarassed by his nephew's extravagant and unfounded claims. The question you should be asking yourself is: of what value is a book written by someone so deluded?
  5. Saying hello for starters

    hi just joined up to pursue some research on here with over 25 years of Taijiquan, Qigong and Meditation practice enjoy