Five Elements, Six Conditions

A Taoist Approach to Emotional Healing, Psychology, and Internal Alchemy

Five Elements, Six Conditions

Taoism and the use of the five elemental forces of nature for healing, says Gilles Marin, are esoteric, understandable only through daily experience with a knowledgeable mentor. Marin’s 25 years of clinical practice teaching the ancient Taoist method of Chi Nei Tsang, which uses hands-on techniques and Taoist meditations to help clients heal, uniquely qualifies him for the task. Five Elements, Six Conditions shows how simple and practical the ancient Taoist healing principles are and how effectively they deepen all methods of healing, including modern medical approaches. Step-by-step, he shows how to work with instead of against the body, whereby healing becomes not only possible but inevitable. His clear language, along with color-coded maps and diagrams, enables readers to understand the alchemical principles formed and refined over hundreds of years. Each chapter includes specific exercises and meditations to help anyone integrate the essence of the teaching and develop at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.

The Way of the Five Elements

52 Weeks of Powerful Acupoints for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health

The Way of the Five Elements

With its practical and immensely readable introduction to the nature and self-help uses of a key acupoint for each week of the year, this book is a gateway to the mysterious world of Chinese medical thought. The author journeys through the seasons of the year, and the five elements that make up the Chinese universe, looking at the physical, emotional and spiritual associations of the most useful acupoints associated with each element. Exploring the deeper meaning of the name, function, and healing use of each acupoint, he shows how to use the acupoint in real life, and explains its practical benefits for the reader, which vary from sharpening a sense of smell, avoiding jetlag, curing a headache, to improving a good sense of humour. With descriptions and images that capture the spirit of each element,and photographs of the point locations, this book will be a delight to anyone interested in a different view of the body and its deeper health, as well as students and practitioners of Chinese medicine looking for poetic and imaginative understanding of the five elements, and the key acupoints of each.

Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung

Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung

Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung is a Taoist practice that is an especially powerful tool for healers and Chi Kung practitioners to build and conserve their own Chi and to channel Chi from both the Earth and the Universe. This practice stimulates our twelve internal organs and their meridians, the eight Extraordinary Channels which are our reservoirs of Chi. In this manual and its corresponding DVD, Gilles Marin and Elise & Kaleo Ching guide you through the subtle yet powerful Buddha Palms sequence. The book provides in depth step-by-step instruction with color photos and relations to meridian points. It also includes introductory information and 7 guided meditations.

Book of Lemmas

Book of Lemmas

The 'Book of Lemmas' presents the outlines of an immanent and transcendent metaphysics. The latter is introduced by a survey of epistemology, in particular criticism, demarcating between valid and invalid propositions and between science and metaphysics. Immanent metaphysics does not move beyond the limitations of conceptual reason and is a heuristic of science. The ontological principal of the proposed process-ontology is the actual occasion, defined by its two state vectors: material efficiency and scalar finality (information and consciousness).

Inner Alchemy Astrology

Practical Techniques for Controlling Your Destiny

Inner Alchemy Astrology

Strengthen the qualities in your Taoist astrological chart with Inner Alchemy techniques and Universal Healing Tao exercises • Describes how to interpret your Taoist astrology birth chart and discover the unique combination of Five Elements underlying your personality, health, and destiny • Reveals how to strengthen your birth chi with Inner Alchemy techniques and Universal Healing Tao exercises • Explains how to calculate your wealth phase, organ health, and luck cycles Each of us is born with a unique combination of heavenly and earthly energies dictated by the stars overhead and the season on Earth at the moment you take your first breath. Known in Taoist astrology as the Four Pillars of Destiny, this “birth chi” can be calculated using the year, month, day, and time of your birth. Master Mantak Chia and astrologer Christine Harkness-Giles reveal how to interpret your birth chi and strengthen weaknesses within your astrological energies. They explain how each of us is ruled by one of the Five Elements--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--in a Yin or Yang state. For each Element and Yin or Yang combination, the authors describe personality traits, ideal career paths, and emotional and health issues. They reveal how to discover your levels of success, wealth, and power; how your astrological strengths will manifest; and how to understand your relationships with partners, friends, and family. They also explain how to use your chart to calculate your organ health and annual luck cycles. The authors show how to use Inner Alchemy techniques, such as color therapy and feng shui, and Universal Healing Tao exercises, such as the Healing Sounds and Chi Kung, to harmonize and strengthen the inborn imbalances and weaknesses in your chart. This hands-on method of astrology allows you to take control of your health and destiny by connecting your personal energy with the energies of the cosmos.

Five Elements for the Acupuncturist

Five Elements for the Acupuncturist

A manual describing the "Five Element" theory as it is used in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Dr. Kuhns explains such areas as: Smells, emotions, vocal sounds, tastes/flavors, the seasons and their energies. He explains the Horary Points, Five elements cycles and other cycles and much more that is used in Acupuncture. It is a training aid for the acupuncture student and a reference aid for the acupuncturist and practitioner.

Tcm Foods, Cooking With the Five Elements

A Reference Guide

Tcm Foods, Cooking With the Five Elements

Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine Colleges and Universities internationally since 2007, TCM Foods, Cooking with the Five Elements, is easy enough for the beginner to learn, and the practitioner to use. For millennia, the Chinese have mapped the universe in terms of Qi and Yin Yang, and its relation to humans, this included food. The teachings have been passed down from practitioner to practitioner over the centuries, and a healthy diet and using foods in a certain practice are part of good health and healing. The book includes lists that can be used in daily life of readily available foods for the seasons and conditions such as Tonify - Harmonize Yang, Tonify Yin, Build Yin, Build Qi, Xue Disharmony, Tonify Blood, Build/Promote Blood Circulation, Detox, Jin Ye - drain water, Jin Ye - Lubricate & Moistens, Nourish Jing, Harmonize Shen, The Six Evil Winds, and The Five Elements as well as complete reference list of food by western categories, vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats. Including foods for depression, and more...

Healing with Form, Energy and Light

The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen

Healing with Form, Energy and Light

In the highest teachings, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being and are accessed through pure awareness. This book offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels.

Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design

Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design

The move from individual decision making to committee decision making is widely seen as a major evolution in contemporary central banking. This paper reviews the relevant economics and social psychology literatures with a view to providing some insights into the question of optimal monetary policy committee design. While the preference aggregation literature points to the effect of committee structure on the extent of the time inconsistency problem and its associated costs, the belief aggregation literature analyzes how different committee structures affect the efficiency of information pooling, the process of social influence, and collective accuracy. In conclusion, we highlight the main tradeoffs that the analysis has brought to light and point to directions for future research.