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Giant Steps

Earlier in the beginning of this year, something happened to my acupuncture practice that I wasn’t quite ready for… it started to get busy. Now last year, since my practice was still in its infancy, I had virtually no patients, and I was bored as hell (more like depressed as fuck). 824 more words

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SRI YANTRA MASTER AND THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (NOT FOR SPAMMERS NOTES): Sānyī 三一 Three Ones

Sānyī 三一 Three Ones, Three-in-One

In general

Livia Kohn opens the encyclopedia entry: “The Three Ones, or Three-in-One, emerge when the original Oneness (yi) of the cosmos first divided into Yin and Yang, and then rejoins these forces in a new harmony. 250 more words

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Material Things

With fingers spread I count the things which do not matter

There are too many
I count the things that never mattered
I am surprised at how many… 66 more words

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (NICE NOTES, I KNOW): Sānguān 三關 Three Passes

Why three and where are they located? 

The Three Passes present three stages of nèidān 內丹 alchemy and they are located along the Control Channel dūmài 督脈 (yang phase, qi moves up) and the Function Channel rènmài 任脈 (yin phase, qi moves down). 278 more words

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (PERSONAL NOTES): Róng Chéng 容成

The specialists tell us that Rong Cheng probably was a teacher of the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) and Laozi and he was an ancient master of esoteric techniques, especially known for sexual practices (fángzhōng shū 房中書), and that is why we have an article in encyclopedia written by Gil Raz: “The fourth of the ten interviews between mythical rulers and sages contained in the Mawandui manuscript, the Shí Wèn 十問 (Ten Questions), is between the Yellow Emperor and Rong Cheng who expounds on breathing techniques and preservation of pneuma (qi).” 182 more words

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (FAMILIAR NOTES): Qìxuè 氣血 breath and blood

There is three quotations from the encyclopedia entry (written by Elisabeth Hsu) I have united in one paragraph:

“Qixue refers to “breath” (qi) and “blood” (xue), which are viewed as flowing constantly through the body, being mutually transformed into one another. 160 more words

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In harmony with the Tao

In harmony with the Tao,

the sky is clear and spacious,

the earth is solid and full, all creatures flourish together,

content with the way they are, … 8 more words

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