Chi Gung: Chinese Healing, Energy and Natural Magick

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 270 pages
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You possess the ability to tap a bottomless well of physical and psychic energy (called "chi" in Chinese). With it you can harness the magickal power of the universe. How do you do it? By learning the ancient Chinese art of breath, posture, and sensory awareness as explained in Chi Gung by L. V. Carnie.

As you learn this system to direct your flow of chi, you will be able to achieve ultimate health and things you have only dreamed of:

--Look and feel younger
--Add healthy years to your life
--Progress faster in martial arts training
--Develop different types of psychic ability: heal at a distance, talk with spirits,
move objects with your mind
--Increase your fitness level
--Help damaged tissue heal more quickly
--Improve sexual performance
--Learn to control your body temperature
--Bond with your pets or with animals in the wild

Chi Gung is filled with simple but effective exercises for mind, body, and spirit that will open your flow of chi as they open you to a whole new world of possibilities. No other chi gung self help book covers such a broad range of material or presents the actual training techniques for mastering the more advanced skills.

The exercises include simple stretches and slow movements with creative visualization and breathwork. One technique that is fully explained is called the small circulation, or the microcosmic cycle. It will teach you to circulate your chi around your body and head without having it enter your arms or legs. Another technique, the grand circulation or heavenly cycle, teaches you to move chi throughout your entire body. It's not difficult, and you can do it no matter your current level of health or fitness.

The powerful techniques here can be used alone or within any spiritual or magical system. Add them to what you are doing today!


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A beautiful book

User Review  - kim1279 - Borders

I enjoyed Lily Carnie's book on the art of Chi Gung. The beautiful cover with trees silhouetted against a sunset showing a sliver of a moon gives you a indication of the artistry within. I came away ... Read full review

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I've been interested in Chi Gung since I learned about Zhan Zhuang meditation (commonly called"standing like a tree") to help me deal with stress when my work gets tough. Lily-of-the-Valley's book was ... Read full review


Training Sequence
The Three Regulations
Centering Exercise 5557
Beginning Exercises
Chi Familiarization Exercise 6769
The Cormorant Spreads His Wings 8182
Hugging a Tree 8990
Mental Training
Emotional Training 743
Health Training 757
Supporting the Sky 154155
Activity Training
Sensory Training
Nature Training
Advanced Chi Gung

Parting the Tall Grass 9193
WarmDown Exercises 109111
Physical Training 775
Zhan Zhuang positions 124127
Tips Tentations and Tales
Mastering The Flowing
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About the author (1997)

L.V. (Lily) Carnie has devoted her life to the study and daily practice of Two-Spirit (Berdache) shamanism and the ancient Chinese art of Chi Gung. She has found that these two esoteric disciplines have helped her realize her potential as both a healer and energy specialist. She lives her art in everything she does. Her expertise in Chi Gung comes from practicing the art on a daily basis while learning from a variety of teachers.

In addition to Chi Gung, her interests include practicing a variety of indigenous esoteric magickal systems, as well as Tanzanian Drunken Chimpanzee-Style Monkey Kung Fu. She likes belly dancing, fencing, stunt kite flying, and sewing, and enjoys playing musical instruments such as the Celtic lap harp, fiddle, and penny whistle for the animals and plants living in wild places.

She spends the majority of her time healing plants, animals, and people as she encounters them. She also teaches Chi Gung and Two-Spirit shamanism to anybody who is interested in learning

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