Thank you Kyle,
I'll do right here!
I'm Italian, 26 years old, with the passion of oriental cultures that I've been discovering since the end of the last millenium.
I started the Taoist approach when I found Mantak Chia's book Awaken Healing Light (translated in Italian) in a bookshop, that was the "launch sky jump" to enter in this exciting world.
Few months later I learned Microcosmic Orbit, Inner Smile, 6 Healing Sounds and Tao Yin from an American instructor who lives in Florence (near my town), that formerly was a disciple of Chia.
After about two years of lessons, also in Chi Kung and Tai Chi (and even in American English!), I decided to expand my horizons and look for "other shores". So I began "to sail" either in Internet and in several places of my country to try other practices, techniques and standpoints.
Now I'm finishing to digest and rielaborate these last years of testing and personal research, passing throw the systems of Micheal Winn and Davide Verdesi, waiting for new adventures.
Anyway, I'm arrived to think it's highly recommendable to have a good awareness and get a solid basic preparation before going on on higher and powerful practices.
This is my brief story....
Ah, if there's something I write or explain not very well in my not high English you're welcome to mark and correct me. Best regards