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Warriors of Stillness 1: Meditative Traditions in Chinese Martial Arts (Used)
by Diepersloot, Jan
Book ID: 9780964997608, 0964997606
Qigong of the Center-Essence of Taijiquan
1. Summary: Volume 1 covers the Tai Chi Chuan tradition as indicated by its subtitle: Qigong of the Center- Essence of Taijiquan. In the introduction, I introduce fundamental concepts as I relate my own personal history of involvement in these arts.
In part 1 of the book, I present the essential practice of standing zen meditation as taught by my teacher, Master Cai Song Fang. The principal objects of mindfulness of this practice are the centerpoint and centerline of the human body in order to realign its structure. An important discussion of the vital function of the breath and breathing is also included.
In Part 2 of the book, I first describe the nature of movement of the centerline structure by the foundation of the legs from the point of view of the economy of movement. Secondly, I show how the arms act as extension of the human cylinder to give it a spherical structure. The net result is an increased understanding of the inner structure of natural movement and how to attain it.
In Part 3 of the book, I explore the concepts of stillness and movement developed in parts 1 and 2 and to how they apply to the theory and practice of martial arts. I explore in depth the function and development of the mind, or awareness, in both the defensive strategies of listening/yielding and the offensive strategies of generating/using the explosive power of "jing".
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...