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  1. Happy International Women's Day everyone! How are you going to spend the day? I have sent greetings (including a card) to women I love. I am also going to bake a pistachio carrot cake for sharing with others.
  2. Anger Aversion Women Power

    I've been reading about what has been happening in America (and all over the world) with this whole 9 million #NotOkay texts in one day, # kind of 2017-2018 twitter storm of women coming into politics in droves, and women protesting. It's a lot more promising than many may be aware of because it is not being reported on in the regular news media. I'll attach 7 pages if anyone wants to read more I'm making this post because I'd like to hear more about women's anger and how it relates to your spiritual journey? I have been fervently engaged in a spiritual search since around the age of 13, more intently the last ten years, and have been having an anger arising in me over the last 4 or 5 months. I do not identify as a feminist although I am pro-woman, pro-people, pro-the empowerment of all people. I am not involved in politics as again my spiritual search has been my main focus besides career, (and I don't relate seeking with politics although I know one definitely could do this). What I especially particularly LIKE about this author is she explains how sadness leads to acceptance and is more passive whereas ANGER leads to more of an outcome or action and that women experience anger alone and isolated, (instead of using it to unite and seek for positive change). The author's main point is that because women are more encouraged to express sadness than rage, it leads to disempowerment. She explains that society in having the habit of repeatedly denying women's anger (she gives about 200 examples in the book many which surprised me, you'll be shocked at the misogyny women who become public profiles face). Politics aside, the home life and community life alone are enough for any women to look at this attachment and contemplate more deeply if there are things they are actually angry about but they aren't aware of their anger (because they're been trained to "let it go" and keep it down...I wonder how much spirituality or Daoism as a practice can be used as like a "coping mechanism" for a woman to try and actually surpress her anger? I would love to hear how other women view their anger--whether it helps them live a more passionate life or whether it is a surpressed enemy, or anything else about anger and your spiritual journey....? Women_politics__meToo_movement_OMG.pdf
  3. A woman's true power

    Creation sings with a dual song, both a masculine and feminine voice quite distinctly different from each other and it is vital to the ongoing prosperity of creation that both voices are clearly and powerfully heard. Modern feminism tells us that in order to be "powerful women" in society we have to be more like men. We have to be equal in strength if not stronger, we have to fight harder, we have to think like them and act like them. More than that, we are taught to think that in order to be "powerful" we need to go into the workplace and beat the man at what he does, take him down, displace him and prove that we are better, stronger, more able and that "WE DON"T NEED MEN". What has happened in my opinion is that we have fought for so long like men, trying to be better than and equal to them in an unnatural state of being for so very long, that we have lost sight of what it is to be women. In fighting to be men, we have stepped away from our source of strength and power. The woman's true "power" is generally not in physical being, our strength, our "seat of power" is different to that of the man and the world needs us to understand and operate in that strength, it needs us to sing our song of female power clearly and unashamedly. For so many years, I did not like women and I resented the fact I was one until the day I realised that it was not femininity that I resented, it was the twisted image of femininity that I saw and heard in society around me. I thought men were "better" because they "told it like it was" not like the girls that "smile to your face then stab you in the back", but that is not what being a woman is about nor is it the natural Taoist way of a true woman. I want to say this today, and I want you to get it, to really, really get it, being female is not a problem, it is not about being passive or whining, being a woman, a confident woman who stands in her power as nature intended us to is about being passionate, creative and powerful. We are designed to protect the heart. It is up to us to speak the language of the heart and become guardians of it, raising and elevating life around us. As women, we are the ones that see things in our children, our partners and our friends that no one else can see and yet the image of women in this world has become a twisted one of manipulation, tearing down, gossip and backstabbing...Sisters, this has to stop!! We have to rise up and awaken, we have to set the standard for what feminine virtue truly is. We need us and the world needs us to be powerful female guardians of our hearts and the hearts of the ones we love, it is our privilege to raise them up and elevate them so that they will shine bright in the sun and in doing so we will shine because we are operating in our natural state of being. Hearing all of this you could assume that I speak with a voice that says the woman is to be subservient to the man. This could not be further from the truth. I do not believe the male is superior nor is the female inferior. We are Co-leaders and co-guardians of this world and it is time we did it properly, male and female in harmony playing their appointed part. The truth is I love men, it saddens me to see so many have lost their way in a world where women no longer lift up, honour, respect and celebrate the raw, divine masculine power that is their make up. On the contrary, they are manipulated, humiliated, castigated and torn down and it is to the detriment of the world around us that this has happened and that we have allowed it to happen. I also love women, it saddens me to see that so many have lost their way in a world where men no longer treasure, cherish, love and celebrate the divine feminine essence that is their make up. On the contrary, they are controlled, dominated, despised and rejected and it is the detriment of the world around us that this has happened that we and our men have allowed it to happen. Men have hurt women and we have lashed out with an incredible fury. Women have hurt men and men are lashing out and the cycle continues in a state of destructive madness. Before this madness takes hold in an irreversible nightmare, women everywhere have to wake up and know who we are and where our true power can be found in order to heal the world around us. Becoming men is not the solution to what ails us, we are an answer to what is needed in our world and the solution is to be women, to love being women and to embrace our divine feminine strength and step into our power.
  4. A decent study worth reading for women interested in Daoist Alchemy. Link: http://www2.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/file/1425FzbrMMZ.pdf and also attached to thread. nudan.pdf
  5. Another place for Taoist female cultivation

    There is very little information or few places for women to talk about those ways that can lead them to forever youth or life, even in China ,what I can find is only one ,called '坤道靈覺 ' , as follows: http://www.xiulian.com/discuz/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=10 That means , you at least have to know how to read Chinese. Note that the Taoist way , different from Buddhist and Yoga's if their unique ways in this respect are available , is very powerful , which implies that women should carefully study it before they proceed...
  6. For my TTB sisters... Deconstructing Yeshe Tsogyal, Tibet's Amazing "Mother of Knowledge" Yeshe Tsogyal, from a wall mural in the Samye Monastery, Tibet.by Vicki Noble Since my introduction to Tibetan Buddhism almost twenty years ago, I have been fascinated by the strong female subtext that runs through it like an underground stream. At the Nyingma Institute in the early 1980s there were images of Tara, but the female in general was still fairly invisible; women attended retreats at the center and helped prepare the Sunday afternoon public dinners, yet were explicitly NOT allowed to ring the dinner bell. Shortly after beginning my Buddhist practice there, I learned from reading Stephen Beyer’s classic text, The Cult of Tara, that Tara was at the heart of Buddhist practice for Tibetans who, Beyer said, called on her every day for every kind of purpose. Over the next two decades, the Tibetan Goddess officially arrived in America along with numerous Lamas and teachers whose unfortunate refugee status has been such a boon to the West. Almost anywhere in America now, one can receive direct authorized transmissions of Dakini practices or get Tara empowerments, and so on. As a younger feminist I experienced Tibetan Buddhist organizations as a roller coaster ride. Although deeply called to the dharma, I found myself infuriated over what appeared then to be hopelessly entrenched discrimination towards women. I signed up for a three-week retreat to study Kum Nye Yoga, a wonderful Tibetan form developed by Tarthang Tulku, founder of the Nyingma Institute. Our retreat was interrupted halfway through when the Lama requested that everyone in the organization come up to Oddiyan (the retreat center they were developing in northern California near Sea Ranch) and help with completion of the stupa that was being built there. It was urgent that the stupa be finished in time for fire ceremonies to be performed on an auspicious date, the next Full Moon. Retreat participants were invited to come as well, and we happily consented to join the community for this exciting event. The minute we arrived at the retreat center, all the men in our small group were sent down to the stupa to join in the construction work, while the women were sent to the kitchen to cook and clean. I told the person in charge of our group that I had changed my mind and was going home (“been there, done that”) and he surprised me by calling a special meeting with Tarthang Tulku, the outcome of which was that men and women were allowed to work anywhere they chose at the site without reference to gender. Thus began an exhilarating three days of working from morning till night on the completion of the first stupa to be built in California (in America?). In an almost preternaturally harmonious environment, men and women worked side by side in a focused way for as much as twenty hours a day, and without any observable antagonism or gender charge. This was my first experience of participating in a group context where a guru was holding a spiritual vision, and the light from that vision was so strong that it held us all inside of its amazing vitality and high-voltage energy. When Tarthang Tulku himself spoke to the group on the final day of the consecration, I saw threads of light emanating out from his heart to the audience and found myself weeping as my heart opened in response. I was certain I had found the community I was seeking. Then as the much-awaited fire ceremony was about to begin, our group was counseled that women might not be allowed to participate in the ceremony! Like a ping-pong ball, back and forth my state of consciousness bounced between joy and anger, moving from moments of profound awe to equally profound cynicism. Now many years later I know that this triggering process belongs to the central tenet of Tibetan Buddhism, which says that it is precisely our attachment to these hopes and fears, desires and aversions, that causes our perpetual suffering — but at the time I took every nuance personally. Luckily for me that day, not only did this very flexible Lama decide to let women participate in the important fire ceremony, he even asked his two young daughters to help officiate (“priestess”) the event. Yab-Yum statue from a Buddhist museum in Kathmandu Three years later Dharma Publishing in Berkeley brought out the first English translation of the biography of Yeshe Tsogyal, the female cofounder of Tibetan Buddhism whose image is so often shown intertwined in sexual union with that of Guru Padmasambhava in the traditional “yab-yum” (father-mother) thangkas painted by Tibetan artists. At the center and in the foreground of most Tibetan meditation centers one will still always find the famous male magician (yogi) and founder supposed to have flown in from Oddiyana with a retinue of dakinis to anchor Buddhism in Tibet during the 8th century C.E. The first Tibetan mantra I learned at the Nyingma Institute was his special invocation, OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM, which I chanted every day for the next fifteen years. At Pema Osel Ling, the Vajrayana center down the hill from where I lived for several years in the mountains near Santa Cruz, California, a monumental statue of Padmasambhava graces the shrine room. Brightly painted and incredibly beautiful, with huge eyes that actually seem to be looking at you, the statue dominates the large room and commands the attention of worshippers during ceremonies held there. Likewise, during my three-week pilgrimage through Tibet in May 2007, the Guru’s image was ubiquitous. Every monastery and cave we entered featured his statue, painted thangka, or wall mural. The first translation of Yeshe Tsogyal’s story was Tarthang Tulku’s Mother of Knowledge: The Enlightenment of Ye-shes mTshr-rgyal, which became my sacred text — I underlined almost every word in the book. In the late 1980s, when I created the Motherpeace School for Female Shamanism in Oakland, I used the book as a text for my students. In the publisher’s introduction to the Tulku book, we’re told that “all of Padmasambhava’s teachings came to us through Ye-shes mTshro-rgyal,” who “received all of (his) teachings, as if the contents of one vessel were poured into another…. Her accomplishments and realizations have seldom been equaled, and the merit of her actions is beyond description” (Tulku xxiii). Most of the biography is a telling of her amazing yogic abilities (“siddhis”) and “miraculous bodily transformations” that she exhibited through her long life of service (Tulku 33). Her awesome powers make her a more than adequate role model for contemporary yoginis. From the time of her conception and birth, Yeshe Tsogyal's life consisted of wholly extraordinary events, accompanied by earth changes, signs, and omens. Beyond being merely precocious, by the age of ten she had “matured into a woman of extraordinary beauty in both face and form…. Soon large numbers of people were coming from the many lands of Tibet, China, Mongolia, Turkestan, Nepal, and more — just to look upon her.” But in 8th-century Tibet the status of women had fallen to that of chattel and Yeshe Tsogyal — although a princess of Chärchen and therefore of higher rank than others — still had to put up with the challenges facing the women of her time. Suitors came to ask for her hand in marriage and, to avoid conflict among the lords and rulers who wanted her, her father and mother decided she should choose. But she pleaded with her parents: “To go with either of these men would be to enter the prison of samsaric suffering, from which it is so very difficult to escape.” Her father — angered by her refusal — sent her away, saying “whoever finds you first shall have you.” She was led away, dressed in “fine silks,” in a caravan of “one hundred laden horses and yaks to face whatever disasters lay ahead” (Tulku 22). Beaten bloody by the thorn whip of the man who caught up with her wanting to be her husband, she “fell before them like an arrow. The soldiers were delighted and danced around, singing with joy” (Tulku 23). When the soldiers became drunk with beer and fell asleep, she fled, “running more swiftly than the wind… through valleys and mountain passes.” ("Fleet-footedness" is one of the supernatural "siddhis" or powers of the famous Indian yoginis from the same time period.) After some time spent free in the wilderness living near a cave as a yogini, “wearing only cotton garments and living on fruit,” she was again captured and carried off by one of the suitors (Tulku 25). More fighting amongst the suitors occurred; her father the King threw up his hands until the Sovereign King of Tibet asked for his “wonderful and beautiful daughter,” to which her father agreed and Tsogyal, whether she liked it or not, was finally married off to the highest bidder. This King encouraged Tsogyal to study the dharma and brought teachers for her, including the great Padmasambhava, to whom he made offerings (a mandala of silver with clusters of gold, and a mandala of gold with ornaments of turquoise), even offering “the whole of his realm as if it were a symbolic mandala…” (Tulku 28). The Great Teacher refused to “barter Dharma with material goods” (Tulku 29), but at the continued pleading of the King, came forth with the following proposition: “I myself am unsullied by desire or lust; and such faults as attachment do not exist in me. But a woman is a necessary accoutrement to the secret teachings…” Listing the necessary qualities in “such a one,” he explained that without her, “the maturation and liberation practices are obstructed; the result, the achievement of the secret teachings does not occur” (Tulku 30-31). The King, understanding the bargain, removed his crown, bowed low to the magician, and besides the usual gifts and offerings, “he gave Padmasambhava the Lady mTsho-rgyal.” (Tulku 31) The guru and the Queen went off to engage in the “secret practices” wherein he would pour from his vessel into hers — kind of an archaic Eastern variation on the Western story line in which the prince marries Cinderella and they “live happily ever after.” Vajrayogini statue from a store in Kathmandu June Campbell’s 1996 book, Traveller in Space, offers a fascinating deconstruction of the Lamaist traditions in Tibetan Buddhism from the point of view of her own personal history as a “secret consort” of the Kalu Rinpoche. Unlike Lamas of the Nyingma tradition who can be married or have consorts, the Kalu Rinpoche belonged to a different lineage, one that required him to take vows of celibacy. He was therefore presumed by his followers to actually be celibate, which is what made the exposure provided by Campbell’s book so compelling to readers and embarrassing to Buddhism. However, Campbell’s feminist psychoanalytic critique of Tibetan Buddhism focused not on moralistic grounds (breaking of celibacy vows), but on the lack of female subjectivity involved in the practice. The female is perceived as “a required complement to the centrality and subjectivity” of the male. The dakini, Campbell says, “rarely enters the frame as the mistress of her own domain… but rather takes her identity from her role as a complementary force,” which she says might make sense for men, but is problematic for women as it “casts them always into the role of helper” or simply “other” (Campbell 129). As Campbell points out, the word dakini is ambiguous, since etymologies of the supposedly interchangeable words dakini (Sanskrit) and khandro (Tibetan) are actually not related. While dakini has a male counterpart (daka), the pertinent word khandro(“sky-goer”) has no such male equivalent. Campbell believes khandro arose “not out of the Sanskrit background of Tantra… but apparently from the shamanistic roots of Tibet itself” (Campbell 145). She connects the word with ancient goddesses associated with the heavens, making me think of the “Priestesses of the Winds” from Linear B scripts found in Bronze Age Crete and Mycenae, or the Valkyries of later Norse mythology. Even medieval European witches were believed to fly through the skies in their nocturnal assemblies, and although this may seem like a far-flung comparison, recent archaeological research suggests otherwise. In my book, The Double Goddess: Women Sharing Power, I made significant historical connections across the Silk Route, linking the Bronze Age Aegean Island cultures (such as Crete) with the mummies of the Tarim Basin and later (8th-century C.E.) Yoginis of Orissa in India (Noble 2003). Some of the best-preserved “Tocharian” (Caucasoid) mummies unearthed in China (which was then Tibet) are from Cherchen (Yeshe Tsogyal’s Chärchän). They were buried wearing the woolen twill clothing that connects them with the concurrent (1200 B.C.E) Bronze Age European Hallstatt culture (Barber). Some of the mummies had on robes of dark red soft wool like those Tibetan Lamas and nuns still wear today. A later wave of immigrants to the Tarim Basin from the West (5th century B.C.E.) included three women wearing tall black conical hats that led Victor Mair and James Mallory to call them “The Witches of Subeshi” (Mair & Mallory). One might assume that viewing a woman as property would be frowned upon by contemporary Buddhists. Yet a recent popular Shambhala publication lists the “Precious Queen” as one of the necessary “Seven Possessions of a Chakrvartin” (“great man”), the others being a “Precious Minister,” a “Precious General,” a wheel, jewel, horse, and elephant. They are said to be part of his mandala, emerging at his birth as both the symbols of his power in the world and the magical means of its accomplishment (Beer 161). So who is this “Precious Queen” and from what lineage does she derive? I contend that the more ancient “Shaman High Priestess” became the "Precious Queen" under patriarchal rule, and that she comes down to us today in the office of the "Secret Consort." The question is especially apt since the tantric tradition, as expressed through the words of Padmasambhava (in the biography of Yeshe Tsogyal), explicitly states that without “such a one,” the yogic accomplishments desired as the result of the secret teachings will “not be accomplished.” Elizabeth English restates this understanding: “According to the methodology of mahamudra, women are necessary to the sadhaka because they are his chief soteriological[1] tool” (English 91). The question naturally arises: If a woman is so auspicious to the (male) practice, then isn’t it even more auspicious to BE a woman?
  7. Welcome to the Women's Cultivation forum

    Hello and welcome to The Tao Bums Women's Cultivation forum. This forum is for members only, not viewable by guests, allowing a more personal space for sharing of female cultivation topics, some of a sensitive nature. Unique topics of interest to women's spiritual cultivation may include: female energetic cultivation practices; female reproductive health; herbs and diet for women; relationships and sexuality; general health and healing; and more. The Women's Cultivation forum was originally created as a space for women to talk with other women in a semi-private setting. However, this forum is open to all TTB members to view and to post in accordance with the TTB Forum Terms & Rules. Women are not restricted to post women's topics in this location, but are welcomed to post in any forum within TTB as they want.
  8. OK so it seems that many of the people who are more curious about the Daoist stuff I'm encountering of late are women. As a man I cannot communicate some things properly because I don't know what it is to live in a woman's body. There is of course the Taoist Yoga for Women book by Oleg Tcherne floating around is it any good? http://www.scribd.com/doc/26226835/Taoist-Yoga-for-Women-by-OLEG-TCHERNE Also, I have a number of Livia Kohn books I have not yet read, are there any of her specific works that are good resources for a woman learning Daoism?
  9. menstruation and blood cleansing

    Anyone know any practices for healthy menstruation and cleansing the blood?
  10. Women's cultivation and male teachers! lol

    I do have to say it has always been a little frustrating asking my male teachers about female cultivation questions. Fortunately they have all been married, and also had female students before (though not usually ones who asked such frank questions I don't think lol). But still... fortunately they were honest enough to reply with a lot of "I think" and "I don't know". Also a lot of the research in some cases has been more modern due to the lack of good historical aspects written about or passed down. Though I have been told the yin style Bagua folks have a lot of the women's cultivation and health stuff. Also JAJ has some in his books, some from his teachers, some from other books, and some from having female students. But aside from all that... not much out there. I'm just starting to read a book recommended by Zanshin in her PPF....
  11. Hello everyone, Well I thought I would post this here since you guys are familiar with the spiritual as well as the bodies energies. OK so I have been taking hormones estrogen and progesterone plus I take sleep aids and amitriptyline. I am a guy so I think that has something to do with it. So I have been feeling great. And am able to make more jokes. The other day I was feeling good, and went to sleep, and had this dream of this young lady that was around me and my friend. I kept making her laugh. And she kept doing things. She eventually got naked and was running around. And I didn't say anything. I just ignored it. Then she came back. And I was joking around saying. Did you see that girl, she was just running right through here naked? Can you believe that? Of course I was just joking about it, and she was laughing. Knowing full well that it was her. Then I was minding my own business and she came over to me and whispered in my ear and said: "lets have sex". I got a hard on then in the morning. Meaning a threesome with my friend. And I told her that she would have to ask my friend. Knowing that he probably would not want to do that. Then i woke up. Now I have never had a threesome. Or sex with any lady. I use porn. But I have always felt that women were out of my reach from my highly Conservative Christian background. I am a funny and smart guy in real life but I have been bogged down by a pretty bad health condition. So I am wondering if any of you as Taoists have insights into this. Note I don't think any of this would have happened if I didn't take the women hormones estrogen and progesterone. Which make a women and women. They estradiol is so powerful it can even make a man grow boobs. So I can only imagine what it does to the brain. BTW estradiol is what I am taking. The way we were playing around in the dream is so like the female energy. All the things were in place for make for the perfect play of the famine. There was no just plain out sex. There was joking. And in the end she came to me and whispered in my ear which is the feminine way of initiating sex. I am not trying to sound all brag as much as I want to learn from this. I have also been feeling this really noticeable feeling of love and compassion. I have also been hearing this very subtle but beautiful music in my mind. God...... I can want for scientists to open up our hearts with real medicine that heals the soul. And no wonder Suzanne Somers says she loves hormones so much. LOL This dream was definitely out of the ordinary for me to have. Any thoughts as Taoists. about the feminine energy manifesting like this in this guys body, with my beliefs? This is very fascinating to me. Perhaps I should post this on the dream forum too.
  12. It was only a matter of time before it happened. PUA for women! Taught by PUA Mehow. Seems to focus on Qualification, screening, and "How to spot a player" How to spot a Player- http://screen.yahoo.com/spot-player-140000332.html Avoiding his friend zone- http://screen.yahoo.com/avoiding-friend-zone-005700731.html The Subtext of Texting- http://screen.yahoo.com/subtext-texting-050000619.html I'm outraged! This is sexism,and I feel I am being unfairly "targeted". I am not a target!!! Man did you see the huge grins the girls in the first video got on their face when Mehow explained the tactics they were going to use and the deviousness of it all? Haha jk, I have no fear of any "tactics" and am comfortable in my ability to maintain the frame of any interaction. If anything it shows that girls go through some of the same issues the we typically think of as issues that guys have to deal with, like the "friend zone" etc.
  13. Female Dan

    In response to some members' requests , I write the following about Female Dan based on a Taoist scholar Chen Yingning's writings and the materials he edited ,and some other Chinese Taoist writings on this topic.Nowadays you can find lot of information about Male Dan on the internet, yet materials on Female Dan is still very little and are mostly written in Traditional Chinese. Although I am not an ideal person to do this job of presenting to you the steps and detail of Taoist Female Alchemy , at this moment, there seem no other perons eager to do the job , so anyhow I have to make the first attempt. I hope after mine , some persons will come in and give more detail. 1) Same as Male Dan, the aim of Female Dan is to follow Taoist Alchemical steps so as to refine some kind of 'medicine' in women's bodies for attaining immortality , making them live forever, not just in spiritual sense,but also in physical (qi’ s) sense. 2) Based on Taoist theory of qi, all things, physical or spiritual , are consisted of qi , and despite how strange their forms , are just varied qi's embodiment in this universe. Qi exists in two dimensions , one is in our body, its meridians ,organs and vessels..which is called post-Celestial qi and can be sensed when we get sick ( in which qi appears to us as some kind of evil or imbalanced force ) , in an acupuncture treatment or by focusing our mind on our dantian. Post- Celestial qi further splits into Yin and Yang qi , 5 elements..etc. Another one exists in the metaphysical dimension which can be sensed when our post-Celestail qi is full or/and our mind having entered a persistant condensed and clear status; we call it pre-Celestial qi; note that it is a unity of Spirit and qi,no splitting. 3) Human life is possible because it is a product of the intercourse between yin and yang qi . Any new life, a human fetus, is in fact a product of an intercourse between a male and a female, in which pre-Celestial qi is absorbed from outside into a femle's body. Note that Pre-Celestial element hides in post-Celestial things,and they are closely linked to each other.The loss of Post-Celestial stuff also means a deterioration of Pre-Celestial essence. 4) During pregnancy , in a mother's body , a fetus is sustained by the pre-Celestial qi and nourished by its mother's post-Celestial qi ,and breathes in the pre-Celestial way. Afterbirth,the baby begins to breathe through its lung and the so-called post-Celestial way of breathing begins , accompanied with it is the rise of post-Celestial way of thinking . This also implies that there is a split of the original pre-Celestial qi into qi and shen. When the adolescent stage comes, jing further split from that qi, making the separated jing-qi-shen status fully established. 5)In case of male, the rise of post-Celestial way of breathing and leak of jing make his Yuan qi ( Yuan means fundamental and original ) recede and hide in his lower dantian . In case of female, it is a little complicated for the pure part of her qi rises up to the middle part of her breasts and the impure part sinks to her womb; Since female body is said to be yin-typed and is in reaction to the movment of moon, so the expression of her period acts in accordance to it. 6) For both male and female , the gradual leakage of qi, whether in the form of jing, blood or milk,leads them to the process of aging and final death. In order to reverse that process , a man has to stop the leakage of jing by focusing his mind on the lower dantian, such a cultivation is usually called " taming the white tiger "; in case of women , the corresponding cultivation is called "chopping off the red dragon" . Since female's qi is mainly accmulated in the middle of her breasts, in order to reverse its being turned into blood , she has to firstly situate her mind in a mindless status, then applies it slightly on the middle of her dantian, a place different from the male's .If she starts by focusing her mind to her lower dantian , it may lead to serious bleeding problem. 7) Of course, women come across Taoist Alchemy in various ways and in different moments of their lifetime , it may happen when she is a girl or an old lady of menopause; If she is a girl, there is no need for her to do any practice of chopping off her red dragon for it has not appeared; what she has to do is to focus her mind on her dantian ( likely to the lower ) or nowhere ; if she is an old lady with her period already stopped, then she has to cultivate diligently so as to resume it , and then proceed to do the job of chopping off the red dragon. Because the red dragon represents the "essence" of life , she has to revitalise it; it is unlikely that she can skip it ; Note that a girl can ‘skip’ it , but an old lady can’t .If she really can't revitalise it, then it may mean that only Buddhist type of cultivation is possible for her. 8) Different from male who can do his cultivation at whatever time he likes, a female should never do her practice during her period, otherwise severe problems likely will arise because during that duration of time her qi already materialized into blood, and should not be carelessly led to run in other ways or forms.. The appropriate time to start her cultivation should be around 2 days after her period ends ( test it by a piece of cloth , if it looks golden, then the end is assured ) and to stop around 2 days before her period starts.Every woman knows when it starts for there are lot of symptons telling them. Although it is advised that she should practice it twice every day at the zi and wu moments, other flexible time are also good.Especially moments when her sex drive rise to the upmost .. 9) Because female’ s qi is yang in a yin body, it is not so easily to be aroused, so rubbing her breasts in circular ways slightly for 30-40 times, together with her mind focused on her middle dantian , is also advocated ; she will then find a flow of hot qi arising from her womb area.. Note that Men's yang is so easily aroused that unless the practitioner is an old guy who even can't have an erection, hardly do we suggest rubbing his balls together with focusing his mind on his lower dantian , for it is unnecessary . But in the case of woman, despite the fact that rubbing her breast may distract her mind and arouse uncontrolled sex drive, it is always requested to do so. Becaue of this,whether she can get rid of her sex drive in her cultivation is therefore something crucial. 10) It is said that because woman is yin , has a quiet character and has a mind easier to calm down, the so-called chopping off the red dragon can be finished, generally speaking , much faster than a man’ s corresponding trouble, say in a year of time;A man needs 3 years to complete his job of taming his white tiger, it is said. 11) By doing the mentioned in a persistant way , gradually a female practitioner will find her breasts contracted and changed into a form similar to a girl's. Her period will also be cut short and blood become lesser; It can be tested by using a piece of tissue or cloth to see whether its color changed from red into yellow, then from yellow into white ,finally to none; generally speaking chopping the red dragon can’t be done in a one-stroke-then- completed way , but in a graduate way. 12)Please be warned that success in chopping off the red dragon also means the suspension of your reproductive ability . Although the result is not absolutely irreversible, you may find it difficult to go back to the original status ;also note that the change of your body shape may not be something you expect. 13) It happens that chopping the red dragon may appear in two possible ways : chopping the head or tail of it : For example, suppose a lady’ s period always starts on the 3rd of a month and ends on its 6th, chopping its tail means due to her cultivation, her period now ends earlier on 5th ,making her capable of starting her cultivation earlier; and in next month, her period further be shortened to end on 4th ,making her capable of starting her cultivation earlier.. 14) Generally speaking it is after having succeeded in slaughtering the dragon, her qi can accumulate to a greater extent and later becomes full; a full of post-Celestial qi will then make the pre-celestial way of breathing rise .Because pre-Celestial qi is hidden in the post-Celestial, unclean stuff,loss of post-Celestial is unlikely anything unimportant. 15) After women's success of chopping off the red dragon, all the oncoming steps of her cultivation will be same as men's . Since many other Taoist books already cover those steps , I am not going to repeat them here.
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  15. Example of a Beta Male

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  16. Neil Style Strauss

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