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Share your links to websites, books, book reviews, articles, movies, etc. that are resourceful for the study and practice of Alchemy, Chi Kung, Meditation and Magick.

 

Let's try to keep this thread an easy to read list of resources, and free from discussion. :P

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Scientific studies on Qi, non-local healing and also on intentional "mind-matter" interactions in general. Here are some links you may find interesting:

 

The Efficacy of "Distant Healing"

A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials

There are links to many related articles on this same page at the bottom.

 

Scientific Evidence for the Efficacy of Prayer

Dr. Peter Fenwick

 

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Remote, Intercessory Prayer on Outcomes in Patients Admitted to the Coronary Care Unit

Many more related articles on the same page at the bottom.

 

Distant Healing

Daniel J. Benor, MD

 

Using western scientific methods to prove the efficacy of traditional healing methods

A proposal for a large-scale human clinical trial

 

Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis of Bioenergy Therapies

by James L., Ph.D. Oschman

 

Book Review - Scientific Qigong Exploration

The Wonders and Mysteries of Qi

 

The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine

 

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research

 

International Consciousness Research Laboratories

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How to Offer to the Hungry Ghosts

by Bill Bodri

http://www.meditationexpert.com/Articles/h...osts-pretas.htm

 

Manual of Zen Buddhism

Search for "Feeding the Hungry Ghosts"

http://www.buddhistinformation.com/manual_...en_buddhism.htm

 

The Merit of Practice in a Cemetery

(somewhat related)

http://www.buddhistinformation.com/merit_o..._a_cemetery.htm

 

Anterior Heaven Ritual for Feeding, Saving and Refining Ghosts

http://www.eng.taoism.org.hk/religious-act...ls/pg4-6-3a.asp

 

Mantra To Offer Food To Hungry Ghosts

Discussion on E-Sangha

http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php...topic=6477&st=0

 

Gate of Sweet Nectar: Feeding Hungry Spirits in an American Zen Community

http://www.zencenter.org/bookstore/multimedia.htm

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Fair enough - feeding the hungry ghosts seems relevant. But what about side-effects? Safety pointers? This seem like a practice that could go wrong with some very unpleasant results.

 

// Peace.

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feeding the hungry ghosts seems relevant. But what about side-effects?

 

You get more merit & satisfy their hunger, and your prayers also go for their benefit to lessen their suffering.

 

Safety pointers?

 

I don't think you should be concerned with this. Very safe practice.

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Movies:

 

Pathfinder (1987). Norwegian. nominated for best foreign film.

 

Excalibur (1980). actually hints strongly at the sexual mysteries of the holy grail.

 

Repo Man (1983). modern mythology of the journey

 

South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (2001?) also a modern mythological setting. no shit.

 

Circle of Iron (1970's). conceived by bruce lee, produced after his death. good story teaching The Way.

 

Sukavati: the Place of Bliss (1998?) joseph campbell's journey of the soul on mystic fire video. released posthumously.

 

 

Books:

 

Games People Play by Eric Berne

 

What Do You Say after You Say Hello by E. Berne (these books arent exactly "daoist" but extremely useful for those seeking an autonomous destiny)[/i]

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Martrix Ebook Downloads

 

Here you'll find a lot of material, in PDF format

Why Qigong has Curative Effects?

Zhan Zhuang Standing Pole Exercise

Ancient Taoist Rehabilitation Methods

A Taoist Path to Immortality

The Paradoxical Logic Developed by the Chinese

Taoist Guidelines for a Peaceful Mind

Tao Te Ching The Classical Book

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Wuyiquan And The Ancient Mexican Warrior Path (includes a lot of the Castaneda material)

 

Some of these books are of more interest than others, however the only downside is that there are no references or sources in these books...

 

The rest of the Martrix homepage is well worth browsing.. There are videoclips of traditional chinese morningexercises in the parks, baguazhang, taiji and qigong. There are interesting articles on Zhan Zhuang (pole standing exercises), and the art of YiQuan and its japanese counterpart Taikikken. Also some meditations that you can download.

 

well have a look for yerself! :)

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Great site, Dustwalker!

 

Thanks for putting it up there.

There are a few practices here that I like to do on a subweekly basis.

 

Long life and happiness,

-Jessica

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These are more about TCM than qi gong but this is my list o' books...

 

Free audio downloads on TCM (and lots of other audio downloads on various Buddhist topics--I was the only person at Diamond Mountain who wasn't a Buddhist....)

 

http://www.dmes.org/terms/2004-2005/Fall/ChineseMed/

 

http://www.dmes.org/terms/2004-2005/Winter/ChineseMed/

 

Dr. Elson's health tips: http://www.elsonhaas.com/health_tips_archive.html

 

Books:

 

The Way of Qi Gong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing by Ken Cohen

 

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine (Beinfield and Korngold)

 

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk

 

Staying Healthy With the Seasons by Elson Has

 

Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson Haas

 

Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford (beware the herbal advice tho)

 

Plant Spirit Medicine by Eliot Cowan

 

Energy Medicine by Donna Eden (a bit fluffy but still good)

 

*Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life by Gail Reichstein (probably my favorite, pretty easy to understand)

 

I also like Michael Tierra's books, which use TCM diagnostics and Western herbs

 

on my to-read list:

 

Oriental Medicine and Cancer by Myung Chill Kim

 

Bodymind Energetics: Toward a Dynamic Model of Health (Seem and Kaplan)

 

No Boundary: Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth by Ken Wilber

 

Secrets of Yang Style Taiji

 

there's a few more titles my qi gong teacher gave me that i haven't read yet

 

What else...Oh yeah, convincing the cute new shiatsu students to trace yr meridians is a great way to learn... :D

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The 24 rules for Chi Kung Practice by Yang, Jwing-Ming

 

Worth reading and then taking with a pinch of salt. or? :huh:

 

The Empty Flower Forum

A good forum for discussions of the chinese internal martial arts. Have a great section for posting of different internal martial arts clips! :D

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Resources I recommend, organised by person.

 

Sifu Yap Soon-Yeong of Penang, Malaysia

 

(See link in links section.)

 

Books:

 

Energy Medicine in CFQ Healing

Energy Meditation, Healing the Body, Freeing the Spirit

Tao of Healing: The Incredible Golden Light Energy

 

Better, tho, by far, to spend some time with him if you can. He travels quite a bit, notably to Europe and Canada

 

 

Dirk Oellibrandt

 

Many of you may already know Dirk.

 

www.dumai.org

 

 

Burgs

 

www.justsitstill.com

 

 

Barry Long

 

www.barrylong.com

 

Barry Long died in December 2003. He has left an enormous resource of books and audio and video tapes. His message is uncompromising and often unwelcome, as befits a spiritual master. You may especially dislike his "Making Love" tapes. :) I don't want to list everything of his which I recommend here. Feel free to ask.

 

I assume most of you are already familiar with Ron Diana and Michael Winn and their material.

 

Hope this list is of use to you.

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My teacher was trained by a guy called Hieu Doan who has some pretty cool stuff at his site: www.thepathofpower.com

 

I like the manifestation and realization techniques there.

 

 

Pretty cool stuff at www.E-Budo.com

 

See someone already mentioned www.emptyflower.com - but I second that!

 

www.russianmartialarts.com is pretty interesting

 

Enjoyed Dan Millman's new book "the Journey of Socrates" he seems to bring in quite a few Systema references there.

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