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first off, i am a backwoods hillbilly lacking education in daoist terminology or chinese language.

and my communication skill needs refined.

as a player of baguazhang ive come across some interesting tidbits of historical footnotes.

ive also experienced some interesting energetics playing along.

a few years back i was introduced to a practice set called nine palace stepping to increase internal power, develop latent abilities, and special abilities.

nine palace stepping also goes by other names; piercing the nine palaces and flying through the nine palaces are a couple. i suspect there  are other names and variations of the stepping, painting, or flying.
 

my purpose for starting this thread is to open up a conversation  with a focus on these energetic pathways amongst bums.

may your flights through the heavens lead you to peace and everlasting health /\ /\

 

 

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Some call it magic; the search for the grail.

The propper title of this thread perhaps should have gone by

From Yubu to Bugang and Beyond: keeping up with the times while remaining connected to the roots.

 

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times; the Ancients knew everything.

Starting with Yubu, of course it reasons we look to Yu.

Aka Yu the Grreat

A very famous Ancient

 

 

 

 

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 Yubu part one.

Yu the Great suffered hemiplegia during his process of establishing order after the great flood. 

Yu dredged the Huang and Jiang rivers for ten years. Yu was doing some serious mud stepping soon after Fu Xi produced the eight trigrams. ( I could suggest that or call attention to the eight trigrams and mud stepping being the foundation of baguazhang, but i won't ) (( i know even less about religious taoism- however it's mentioned that Yubu is THE basic mystic dance step of religious daoism ))

The children of Fu Xi and Nu Wa had important stepping that they did as well. This stepping set calibrated time and the seasons. However, this thread isn't about that. This thread is an answer to those who have, over the years, asked me to discuss Immortal Walking. Let's discuss!

Yubu- the pace of Yu- has an important place in early medicine and Daoist ritual.

Ge Hong's Baopuzi gives detailed descriptions of the pace of Yu. Each pace is comprised of three steps. The three paces of Yu were associated with the stepper's movement through the three levels of cosmos, the Santai.

Consider and ponder hexagram 63.

This correlates with the three steps of Vishnu; across earth, air, heaven in the Rigveda.

 

 

 

 

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Interested in hearing more if you have time

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Thanks,

Today while I walked through the bottom cut from apartment to the stores by the exit, I was escorted by Meadow Fritilaries, Shadow Darners, and Banded Pennants.

 

I will get back on topic soon.

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Keeping this one short. However, a lot to think about.

Today cutting through the bottom, less butterflies. A couple of white tail skimmers were darting about and a white tail deer came bouncing by surprisingly close.

Back to Yu.

Yu's father Gun. Yes, Yu is the original son of a gun.

Originally, Gun was given the task of controlling the flood waters. Gun built many dykes in efforts to control the flooding. These dykes collapsed killing many people. Yu took up the task and paced the dredges.

About the time Fu Xi saw the dragon horse, dragon, wind horse, or turtle whence he took the trigrams from,

Yu saw a turtle that had on its shell the magic square. The 3x3 rows of numbers adding up to 15 on each row.

This revealed to Yu the unity of all things.

 

 

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Do you dance the Dance of Yu like this? :) 

 

I use it in feng shui.

 

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Erratic haha

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1 hour ago, Taomeow said:

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Do you dance the Dance of Yu like this? :) 

 

I use it in feng shui.

 

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That is the nine palace stepping pattern I've been taught.

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So it seems an occult secret is that the flying stars are mirrors/optical illusions

 

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You two

@mark @Taomeow

are good,; you're correctly anticipating content.

likely, you know more about this than me. And that doesn't surprise me. I started this thread hoping others would contribute and share.

we will continue on. Before I can truly fly, I'm going to have to flap my wings, try them out. Test them. What begins awkwardly may develop into something graceful.

so, idk really but I think I'm onto something here. My intuition guides me to fabulous places sometimes.

let's see if anyone else joins the discussion. There is definitely quite a bit more to discuss.

I will post more today or tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, mark said:

So it seems an occult secret is that the flying stars are mirrors/optical illusions

 

 

 

No, they are real.  What they project into our world is also real.  There's no illusions except the illusion that only things one can see with physical eyes are real.   That's the illusion, the spell we live under.  

 

The Nine Flying Stars are perfectly visible to the celestial eye.    

 

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Many thanks for this, would love to hear more when you have time

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I have a bit of a background in baguazhang, enough to basically walk in a circle and generate some qi. It's such a deep art, and haven't scratched the surface, particularly where the deep Daoist origins are concerned. Considering taking this upcoming bagua bootcamp with Lindsey Wei:

 

https://www.wudangwhitehorseonline.com/

 

Apparently this "Long Xin Zhang, Dragon Heart Palm" that Lindsey learned at the Five Immortals Temple in Wudang has intimate connection to the big dipper stars and 8 trigram arrangements. I'm debating how much this can be absorbed via Zoom instruction remotely, however Lindsey appears to be a talented martial artist with extensive personal instruction  in Wudang by the abbot Li Song Feng. If anyone has any experience learning this style I would be interested in impressions, or the viability of picking some of this up remotely.

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Today, friend reminded me of Wudang White Horse.

In case anyone overlooked the post and link provided by @Satyalok

 

Check out the link. Or go to wudangwhitehorse.com 

You will find the 2020 schedule,

Scroll down to Dragon Heart Ba Gua

Read the couple of paragraphs, then you will come to the end where it says

To read more about Ba Gua from the Five Immortals Temple

Click here.

Click that and journey on, step by step!

 

I wish I could join satyalok in Ukiah.

I'm trying to find a way to join in online.

 

It's been a few years since I've talked to Bing,

I had posted a couple of his older videos on my Taoist TV thread, 

Talented individual that generously shares.

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I would love to go to Ukiah and train bagua with you @zerostao,however the only option right now is online sadly. I ordered Lindsey's archive recordings of Yangshenggong to get a flavor of what she offers, which are excellent-she has a great presence and teaching style. I am still trying to regenerate some muscle strength from many years of metabolic myopathy syndrome, which I had resigned myself to only progress. Restarting a regimen of light yoga, along with traditional alchemy practices (WLP), has given me more energy to break through some of those limitations. I've picked up my old Yang Taichi short form and some basic circle walking during quarantine, which I've been tolerating well so far. I've been dying to learn more of the arcane bagua stepping patterns since reading about them in in the 'Lingbao Bifa Neigong Tongzhi' and 'Daoist Internal Mastery' (WLP), and hope this upcoming class can satisfy my curiosity. 

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