When humans lived more simply, in constant and direct
contact with nature (working
outside), it was easier to connect and absorb
basic and subtle energies.
Chinese Taoists identified a supreme natural power which
they called "WU QI".
Qi means nothingness (original
source) we might call it God.
One theory is that the "nothingness" is infact "Dark
& "Dark energy" (now
believed to be the same thing), or subtle
“Dark Matter/Dark energy” is thought by Physicists to makes up
majority of the
universe accounting for approximately 90%, with the remaining 10%
being the physical universe, or what man knows to exist (planets,
people, creatures, stuff ,gases, atoms).
Wu Qi fills the
is key in Taoist philosophy, everything is connected. Even looking at
a star, not only are you connected by reflected light, you are
seeing the past.
Connecting with nature
helps us to draw upon this source.
point field (ZPF) is well known by scientists, it
describes what is left in a vacuum (a state which cannot exist?) or
nothingness. This field (or interconnected matrix linking everything in
the universe) is full of subatomic activity. ZPF helps explain the
Taoists belief that everything is at the centre of the universe as
everything is connected to everything else.
It is this connectivity which reveals infinite
possibility. Atoms constantly lose and gain energy from the sub-atomic
activity occurring in the ZPF and it is this perpetual activity which
It is likely that this field is what Taoist Alchemy is
current estimate of
From nothing to something, creation (see diagram opposite). Wu
becomes Tai Qi (perfect balance)
consisting of the main
Primordial Forces, Heaven and Earth.
The state of Tai Qi splits into Yin and Yang the
subsequent interaction and proportion gives rise to the 5 elements
(something physical). The 5 elements
describe the quality of the main subtle energies at play
and is dependant upon the proportion
of yin and
yang (+'ve, -'ve )
present. Actually the four elements (water,wood,metal and fire) are the
same as the main four forces that scientists call strong nuclear,
electromagnatism, gravity and weak nuclear. Taoists identified an
additional force (Earth) which links back to the Primordial forces. The
natural state of the four forces (water,wood,metal and fire) is to be
in conflict, it is the "Earth" force which harmonises.
This classification is for general energy quality (the
64 hexagrams give a more detailed description). Each
element has its own
particular quality (vibration/field
of influence). Colours, sounds,
shapes, direction of movement, emotions, organs (&functions)
and planets have a distinct elemental quality.
The Binary system of Trigrams and Hexagrams
by the Taoists to gives a guide to the subtle energies and how they
interact. There are 8 trigram variations which when combined (8x8) give
rise to the 64 hexagrams (which
you may be aware of from the “I Ching”)
which describe the quality of energy. A solid line indicates Yang, a
broken line indicates Yin. You read from the bottom (earthly level,
gives main sex) upwards (heavenly
Humans store part of the primordial forces.
At conception (sperm and egg
forming the first cell) the
power to draw in the primordial energy is vast. Each subsequent cell
also has the power to draw in the primordial force.
Each organ stores a particular quality.
e.g.. The Heart
stores part of the original spirit or Primordial force (red, fire,
heavenly force), and the right Kidney stores part of the
force that gives life (blue,
water, earthly force). Chinese Alchemy
practices help to connect to these forces and increase vitality.
The fusion of the primordial forces is key to Taoist
Alchemy practices, (combining
heaven and earth), at this point you are
able to alter your DNA, rejuvenate the body, giving you a strong
foundation for spiritual development. Spiritual development
is only possible with this grounding as to reach the state of Tai Qi
which is the gateway to “nothingness” (god,
unity), a balance of heaven
and earth is required. ( the balance is a perfect imbalance, see yin
& yang balance for detail).
NB. The reason the "belly
key in "Chinese Taoist Alchemy is that this is the point at which the
primordial force first enters our bodies (first cells - connection to
The art of Feng Shui assesses the effect of the surrounding
environment upon a site, the interaction of
subtle energies within confined spaces and gives guidance on
suitability, arrangement, and how best to utilize.
The core theory is exactly the same as for all Taoist
Humans, planets, living things and objects are all
connected and affected by each other, to a greater or lesser extent,
they are glued together by a vast ocean of inter-connectivity that
Imagine this “stuff/glue” as fields of energy,
exerting influence and being influenced, like many waves or ripples
eminating from different places creating constructive and destructive
Interference is best
visualizd as a pond with a handful of pebbles
thrown into the water, the way the ripples interact is interference.
You can have constructive interference when the troughs of one meet
with the peaks of the other (both with the same amplitude), and
destructive interference when the peak of one meets with the peak of
the other. We are dealing with waves and how they interact.
NB. Nothing is
static, everything is energy, mass is just slowed down
mass has its own gravitational force (the earth
has the greatest effect here). Albert Einstein redefined the
simple Newtonian concept of gravitational attraction by his theory of
"unified field theory" or gravity
as a field of "space time" influence.
( or wind), the stuff we cannot see (in a state of duality) or
electromagnetically charged particles.
[ Electro = electric charge ( both positive and negative
Magnetic = magnetic charge (
positive pole and negative pole ).
Electromagnetic = the interaction of
the two, causing what is called interference. ]
(water) energy, inherent in physical things,
simply described as gravitational force.
Taoism is not Taoism.The
spoken and written word is always misinterpreted.
Lao Tzu apparently only wrote the "Tao Te Ching" after being
continually pestered. The work is a classic in condensed
meaning. It contains a detailed explanation of everything. The "Hua Hua
Ching", a later work , is a more
straightforward description. Much mystery
surrounds Lao Tzu, that he lived to a thousand years, that he
didn't live, that the name was an alias.
Whilst the fundamentals are constant, how you connect is
Mantak Chias' works, I found, are the best descriptions and guides (see reading list).
The aim is to advance spiritually, yet initially the focus is to work on the physical.
The way is to connect to the primary forces ( heaven, earth, cosmic dust).
By aligning your body the flow of internal energy is easy and external forces are naturally absorbed.
(standing Qi Gong or Iron shirt Qi Gong) roots/grounds
you to the earth. Imagine connecting the +'ve (heaven-through top of
head) and -'ve (earth-through feet) terminals to create electic
energy is experienced
as blue cool energy coming up from your feet to fill your whole
body. Connecting with the heavens is experienced as a red, hot energy
down through the top of your head to fill your whole body. Cosmic
particle dust is sucked in through your third eye (forehead).
The diagram opposite describes it all.
Taoists suggested that it would take between 1000-2000 hrs of standing
still to connect ( see Mantak Chia "Iron Shirt Qi Gong" for the
more flexible and aligned you are the better energies flow and the more you
connect to the external forces making it easier to
connect to your spiritual being.
Always start at the base, good foot contact (
heel,side,toes,ball ) with the ground, as we want to achieve almost a
zero gravity state, an alignment straight up. If your feet are not in
correct contact then the rest is out of alignment, the same for knees,
hips, shoulders. Think 3d (alignment, twist and muscle pull)
assume you don't know best, and move till
you find the right position. The more you practice the more you will
Best of all use your stomach brain and not your head brain to find out.
now! ( check back later ).
& Yang 5
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