Heavenly Streams

Meridian Theory in Nei Gong

Heavenly Streams

This book focuses on a key aspect of Nei Gong and Qi Gong which is often ignored in practice; this is the practice of connecting with, feeling and adjusting the energy body directly, using the consciousness. The practice sits somewhere between Qi Gong, meditation and the lesser-known art of Shen Gong, and although it is known in China it has never before been written about in an accessible way in the West. The book contains step-by-step instructions on how to experience the various elements which make up a person's energy body, learning to identify and feel the meridians, and to diagnose imbalances and restore harmony through them. The book contains step-by-step instructions on how to experience the various elements which make up a person's energy body, learning to identify and feel the meridians, and to diagnose imbalances and restore harmony through them. This essential aspect of intermediate and advanced practice will be of interest to Qi Gong and martial arts practitioners as well as to practitioners of Chinese medicine.

The Four Dragons

Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

The Four Dragons

Within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin, Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the Dragon Dao Yin exercises, a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine and lead pathogenic energies out of the body. More 'Yang' in nature than Qi Gong, Dao Yin focuses on outwards movements and strong internal cleansing. The book highlights this important distinction and covers the theory, history and development of Dao Yin exercises, as well as the relationship between Chinese medical theory and Dao Yin training. One chapter is devoted to problems related to stagnation and the flow of Qi, and explains the different causes and forms of stagnation. Later chapters look at breathing patterns and the extension of Yi, opening the joints, and rotating the bones and spine. Damo Mitchell also discusses stillness as the source of movement, the philosophical significance of the Dragon and the pearl, and the means of hardwiring Dao Yin exercises into the energetic body. Central to the discussion is the concept of the spine, and how to wake it up. For the first time in the English language, the Dragon exercises – Awakening, Swimming, Soaring and Drunken – are described in detail, with photographs and step-by-step instructions on each of the exercises as individual therapeutic exercises and as a form.

The Poetic Art of Aldhelm

The Poetic Art of Aldhelm

A substantial study of the Latin poetry of Aldhelm, 'the first English man of letters'.

The Hymns of the Rigveda

The Hymns of the Rigveda

In the dim twilight preceding the dawn of Indian literature the historical imagination can perceive the forms of Aryan warriors, the first Western conquerors of Hindustan, issuing from those passes in the north-west through which the tide of invasion has in successive ages rolled to sweep over the plains of India. The earliest poetry of this invading race, whose language and culture ultimately overspread the whole continent, was composed while its tribes still occupied the territories on both sides of the Indus now known as Eastern Kabulistan and the Panjab. That ancient poetry has come down to us in the form of a collection of hymns called the Rigveda. The cause which gathered the poems it contains into a single book was scientific and historical. The number of hymns comprised in the Rigveda, in the only recension which has been preserved, that of the Çakala school, is 1017, or, if the eleven supplementary hymns (called Valakhilya) which are inserted in the middle of the eighth book are added, 1028. These hymns are grouped in ten books, called mandalas, or "cycles," which vary in length, except that the tenth contains the same number of hymns as the first. In bulk the hymns of the Rigveda equal, it has been calculated, the surviving poems of Homer.

Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics

Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics

Phillis Wheatley, the African-born slave poet, is considered by many to be a pioneer of Anglo-American poetics. This study argues how in her 1773 POEMS, Wheatley uses John Milton's poetry to develop an idealistic vision of an emerging Anglo-American republic comprised of Britons, Africans, Native Americans, and women.

Working with Angels

Flowing With God in the Supernatural

Working with Angels

Throughout history and up to our modern day we discover saints who desire a deep and intimate walk with God. The Bible records Enoch as being a trendsetter for those who long to explore the vast and limitless realm of brilliant glory found only in Jesus Christ. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the pages of this book that will launch you into an amazing lifestyle where heaven and earth merge together as one. Gain a fresh understanding and appreciation for the angels that God sends to walk with you and aide you in your earthly life.