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  1. When you have a number 8 along with a high score in number 3 you have a Donald J. Trump. One who shows off his power and control in order to be admired by others.
  2. Death of Sogyal Rinpoche

    The Ama-Deus healing method from the oldest tribe on Earth in the Amazon in Brazil has a simple method which is used for people who have crossed over to the other side so that they will make better choices next time around. It uses a symbol that we were taught. At first I was not impressed after learning the Reiki like Ama-Deus energy healing method until one day I met someone who had such a bad back condition that she was on lots of pain killers and had to work an important job from home. So I tried using my Ama-Deus remote energy healing method on her. She reported that the next day was the first day she could remember since her injury that she did not have to take any pain killer and that she had so much energy that she was able to put up her Christmas decorations instead of having to remain in bed. So that made a believer out of me. So when someone that I know dies I use this Ama-Deus symbol for them if I remember to do so.
  3. Scott Meredith

    Your information is probably from a more recent source than mine is. He sounded disappointed in himself for putting out too many techniques rather than just keeping it simple. By the way, that image you have of the energy going up the spine into the upper energy centers brings to mind a very brief and simple method from Stephen Chang that Ken Cohen teaches in his book, The Way of Qigong" on page 158 called Brain Cleansing. You do slow breathing for awhile and then breath in a white mist that goes to the base of the spine, hold the breath and then visualize the white light going up into the head and bathing the brain and then exhale. There are some more simple details to this very short method best to use in the morning and then before bed. My instructions here are not detailed enough to do the method correctly. I just wanted to give a general idea of the process that your image reminds me of.
  4. Scott Meredith

    I read a long response to a question he was asked on Facebook and he said his premise is that energy must be felt strongly when you are doing any of the internal energy arts but few people are able to do this. He has tried to simplify methods so that people can feel the energy powerfully and then whatever energy art they practice will give them benefits. But without the strong flow of internal energy there is not much benefit. He believes by writing his books he has created too many things for people to do and this is getting away from his goal of simplify the energy work to get right to the experience of it. So that is why I think he is pulling his prior books. He is not getting away from teaching.
  5. Proposed simplification of forums

    I am old enough to have seen the changes in what New Ager has meant. My personal definition for New Ager when I began my path in 1973 was a person who was seeking a spiritual method outside of, or in addition to traditional religious dogma. But for some, the term seems to be synonymous with kooky or weird. But New Age pursuits have blended slowly and nicely into main stream society by now. Things that were considered as weird and ridiculous are now valued by society as a whole. For example, I remember in the late 1970's a former coworker calling me up and telling me the reason my resume for psychologist jobs was not garnering any job interviews was because the resume included under skills, "meditation instructor". He suggested to make that sound less strange, I change it to read "stress reduction instructor". I followed his advice and soon had multiple job offers. Now meditation is a more valued and understood activity. Whereas previously, meditation was associated with New Age weirdness.
  6. Moldy Towels, I proclaim you as having the most unique user name that I have seen on Daobums!

  7. False lineage narrative with “Mooji”

    Along these lines it was tragic to recently read about the arrest following sexual abuse charges against John of God. But if the charges are true, this is not surprising during our current Kali Yuga age where the abnormal is the norm. Souls incarnating with great spiritual gifts yet there ego has not been disconnected so they have a great fall from Grace. The problem is that then some people over generalize about this and think that all gurus are not the real thing. Guru means remover of darkness which is the bringer of Light. That is the role of a true guru.
  8. What became of Qigong Master Yan Xin?

    I heard him talk of this when I learned qigong from him. Spring Forest was the first form that I learned.
  9. What became of Qigong Master Yan Xin?

    Yes, I was referring to Dr. Yan. He is most likely the master whom Chunyi Lin was crediting for healing his injured knee. It's strange that videos has been taken off YouTube that concern Dr. Yan. I listened to one of his lectures but I didn't feel anything from it. That doesn't mean his work is not effective. It's just that I could not sense his energy.
  10. For those who cannot afford to pay the fee to learn Spontaneous Five Animal Play but do want to experience spontaneous Qi flow, for whatever reason, I would recommend you buy Sifu Jenny Lamb's qigong DVD and practice her Spontaneous Adjustment Qigong and I assure you that you will very quickly experience to some degree body parts moving on their own due to flow of Qi. Requires just sitting down and holding hands in a certain manner and lifting your heels off the ground. It is that simple and easy to learn and do. Of course, I am not saying that you will have the healing results that you would get from Spontaneous Five Animal Play. I am just saying this is a method for those who want to experience spontaneous Qi flow and movement in a very easy, quick and inexpensive way. I do think that learning any method in the traditional manner that it was meant to be taught is important. There are certain methods that just do not work well when self-taught. So my input here is for those who do not wish to try Spontaneous Five Animals Play on their own, but do want to learn a way to have an experience of spontaneous Qi movement. For Jenny Lamb method to work I found out, for me, at least, that I had to have had a full night of sleep or it would not work. And it also did not work at night when I was fatigued. But that might just be because of my make up. For me it did not work every day. It was hit and miss. But once again, that just could be due to my nervous system, energy blocks, etc. Jenny Lamb taught her method to Max who then tweaked it just a tiny bit with the hand position and he renamed the method, Kunlun Method. But one and the same. I say this because I learned from Jenny Lamb's DVD and then later I learned Kun Lun Method directly from Max in a private session. It took about 3 minutes to learn. There is no danger in learning Jenny Lamb or Kun Lun methods.
  11. In terms of recommending Pangu I am wondering how one gets past the boredom of doing that routine? I posted in years past my amazing overnight healing from a serious virus by doing Pangu Qigong but I did not continue with for that long because it was very boring doing it. But it is simple and very effective.
  12. llOf the 80-90 different styles of Qigong that I have tried I find none easier to do than Fragrant Qigong and it has tested as being very effective. The good news is that there probably is a German dvd of this from Emil who learns all these different qigong methods and then puts them on dvds to sell on his website. I can't recall his last name but if you search under emil doing qigong on youtube you will see his many youtube demos of qigong there and that will lead you to his website. I recently visited my 93 year old mother with the intention of teaching her qigong and I chose Fragrant Qigong for her but she said her arm motion limited so she did not want to even try it. But I believe she could have done it.
  13. Xiang Gong - Fragrant Qigong

    Also to Star Jumper, there is no way to do the level 2 Fragrant Qigong properly from any you tube video unless you understand Chinese. This is because there are movements done where you have to work your legs in a way that is opposite to the side you are moving your hands to, etc. That requires teaching and practice which is available in English on John Dolic's dvd of this form. I learned levels one and two from his dvds. Then you can follow along with the youtube videos of Master Tian's daughters doing the forms. I would not trust any other posted videos of Fragrant Qigong because even as a novice I noticed mistakes being made. My wife strongly smelled the scent of flowers when she tried doing Fragrant Qigong the first time and she smells it when I have done the form in the same room as she is in. But I have yet to smell anything, nor have I felt anything other than the typical chi sensation in the hands. And that is all I have felt from any of the other 80-90 methods of qigong that I have tried.
  14. Xiang Gong - Fragrant Qigong

    In reply to Star Jumper, I was also doing one method from Chi-Lel/Zhineng along with the Fragrant Qigong. The method from Chi-Lel is a common posture they call La Chi. It is the one where you look like you are playing an accordion. Palms face each other close to each other and you then open them apart and then come back together. In Spring Forest Qigong this posture is known as Breathing the Universe. For the first 10 days that I did these 2 qigong methods I did not have to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, an age related condition of prostate gland. However, after several days things reverted back to how they used to be so that was a brief and temporary healing only. That was disappointing. But it could due to the fact that I slacked off doing the La Chi posture. It was tested that doing it for 30 minutes would be the optimum amount of time. But I stopped doing that much. So I need to go back to doing it for the recommended amount time like I did for the first 10 days to see if the condition again improves.
  15. Xiang Gong - Fragrant Qigong

    I have received some advice from a teacher of Fragrant Qigong who studies TCM and qigong for several years in China and he has visited the Tian family. He told me that other qigong methods can be done with Fragrant Qigong just as long as they do not involve unnatural breathing methods and do not use visualization or guiding the Qi mentally. I have never smelled any fragrance but my wife smelled fragrance strongly the first time she tried Fragrant Qigong and each time she has tried it. She also can taste flowers in the Fragrant Qigong water that I make following Master Tian's method for that. But I have never tasted anything from the water. Yet the method works regardless of what is being sensed or not sensed. Some people base their evaluation of qigong methods by the experiences or sensations that they have from it. That would be a mistake since you cannot determine what the Qi is really doing for you during the practice. I want to clarify the post that I wrote in January of 2018 when I said that Earl Grey's teacher visited Master Tian's family and Master Tian is alive and well. I since have spoken with that person and he said he visited the family but Master Tian was not there. So it would be incorrect for me to report that he said Master Tian is alive and well. From what I read in the book it seems that Fragrant Qigong is most powerful for healing when done in very large groups. But I have also heard of testimonials from people doing FQ alone. As for learning the method from videos I have John Dolic's dvds and I find that the posted youtube videos on this thread done by Master Tian's daughters are done in the same way that John Dolic performs them. But you do need instruction for the do's and don'ts so you would need John's dvds for level one and two if you do not understand Mandarin. And a reminder that different qigong methods do different things for different people. I did Flying Phoenix Chi Kung for 2 years and did not heal anything. I did Fragrant Qigong and after the first night it improved a medical condition that I had for 20-30 years. So different strokes for different folks. But if someone wants to feel chi very strongly, then Flying Phoenix most likely will do that for most people. I always enjoyed doing Flying Phoenix but my lifestyle never permitted enough time for it.