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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


Manual of Zen Buddhism

Search for "Feeding the Hungry Ghosts"


The Merit of Practice in a Cemetery

(somewhat related)


Anterior Heaven Ritual for Feeding, Saving and Refining Ghosts


Mantra To Offer Food To Hungry Ghosts

Discussion on E-Sangha


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

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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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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.





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,


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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....)


Dr. Elson's health tips:




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.)




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.






Barry Long


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:


I like the manifestation and realization techniques there.



Pretty cool stuff at


See someone already mentioned - but I second that! 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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