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Now we know from history that the training has been done by rote,

the explanations mired in alchemical secrecy, and then if someone

does achieve the rare status of qigong master it's only because

they've been able to store up their energy sufficiently. In which case

for real qigong masters they then need to protect their energy, dole

it out carefully, build up a base of students, etc. It's obviously not

easy especially considering this shamanic training goes against the

grain of the modern world.

“Your language-focused mind is an idiot; only spirit has

wisdom. No matter how much book knowledge or street

smarts you have, it won’t help with spiritual affairs. Spiritual

wisdom is only voiced by spirit. You may be its instrument,

but you don’t know jack squat. Get over yourself and allow

spirit to take over. Easier said than done. And it’s never

done.” Dr. Bradford Keeney

So then the basic principle of enlightenment training is to

visualize, with the eyes closed, spirit-light or shen, beneath

the life force or jing energy (see the first image above). Spirit

or shen turns generative force (jing) into yuan qi. "Since it is

the undivided yin-yang it is called the One vitality." p. 122,

Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality . As the Tao Te Ching

states on alchemy (works link):,

“empty the mind and fill the belly” which are

reminiscent of later Daoist inner alchemy breathing

practices meant to tonify the energy center in the

lower abdomen. Chapter 40’s passage “the

movement of Dao is reversal”

Alchemically this means we visualize and focus our fire or

spirit qi underneath our water or life force qi, in order to bring out the qi hidden within spirit and life force. Professor

William Clarke Hudson II, University of Virginia provides the Neidan alchemy commentaries on the Tao Te Ching:


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Once the Yin Qi is built up then the real lower dantian also opens the third eye

The alchemical bellows as the harmony of heaven and earth is based on the heart as the furnace of spirit-fire with

the kidneys as the cauldron of life force water. So it is a combination of the bellows as the lungs, using the deep

breathing, and proper intention to then both raise the water and lower the fire to activate the alchemical process. So

only by closing the eyes will the furnace fire of the heart stop going out of the eyes as spirit and then by visualized

below the water of the life force hormones. Above the

navel, deep in the body, is the "zhonggong" and

below the navel is the lower tan tien or lower dantian.

So then straight behind the navel is considered the

"wuji point" of the body:

Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality : "nature and

life [spirit and vitality or shen and qi] change place

during the shutting and opening process [of the

bellows]." So life (yuan qi) goes above nature (yuan

shen) on the in breath - the shutting of the bellows -

and nature (yuan shen) goes below life (yuan qi) on

the out breath - the opening of the bellows.

Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality : "Prenatal

vitality [yuan qi] is produced and stored up by this process while the

heart and lower abdomen mingle." As we can see from this youtube

video, the alchemical Small Universe focused at the navel.

The symbol as the back image for this blog is the oldest symbol of Wuji

or Wu Chi, and srcinally it was with the Chinese characters for

alchemical fire and water (but contrary to the below quote claims - the

red/black color was not added till the Ming Dynasty. ( The Genesis of an

Icon: The "Taiji" Diagram's Early History by François Louis, 2003 pdf


This older symbol is attributed to the Buddhist scholar, Zong Mi ,

of the Tang dynasty, who used the symbol to denote a balanced

consciousness in which “the true and the false” are blended

(Louis, p. 177).... Furthermore, since this diagram was a product

of the Tang dynasty, the Daoist ideas of nèi dān ( 内丹 ) or inner

alchemy, were already established (Robinet & Wissing, 1990).

As Professor Hudson points out, this alchemical aperture or bellows, is then this fire below water, as the Valley of

the Spirit that alchemically creates the yuan qi. For example:

There are three main types of human energy. The first type: xian tian qi (pre-natal energy), also

known as yuan qi (srcinal qi) is derived from ching (primordial essence) which is yin by nature.


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Chiao, Raymond Y. “Quantum Nonlocalities: Experimental Evidence." in Quantum Mechanics: Scientific

Perspectives on Divine Action, 2001, Ed. Robert John Russell, John Polkinghorne, etc. Center for Theology and the

Natural Sciences

As Erik Verlinde models, this is the cause of dark energy phonons (the hidden momentum of light) as negative

entropy or antigravity, enabling levitation in deep meditation. In other words Yuan Qi creates a spacetime vortex as

the Emptiness. And so the "yang shen" is from stored up virtual photons of the "yuan shen" projected as a container

of matter - not mass. Light from relativistic mass has hidden momentum of stored up Yuan Qi phonons, that can be

compressed in the lower tan tien, and then surround the Yuan Shen. Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality : The

srcinal spirit or yuan shen is the white light while the golden light is the spiritual fire that can destroy physical form to

return to nothingness. The fa shen (essential body as these Yuan Qi phonons) causes the manifestation of the

golden light. The physical body will absorb the essential body via the golden light and in three years time be turned

into pure Yuan Qi..."sublimated into pure qi." This is the manifestation of the yang shen that can take form in one

place or scatter into a formless boundless body (fa shen as yuan qi).

In my master's thesis for my University of Minnesota master's degree I cited the research on how yang is the music

ratio 3/2 and yin is the music ratio 3/4 with the Emptiness as the octave, as infinite spiral resonance:

Between heaven and earth, they say, there is perfect harmony. Now, 3 is the emblem of heaven, 2 is

the symbol of earth. If two sounds are in the proportion of 3 to 2 [the perfect fifth interval], they will

harmonise perfectly as heaven and earth. All the tubes were cut on the same principle, … The lüs

[notes] were divided into two classes, the yang lüs and the yin lüs… Everything in Nature belongs to

one of these two grand categories, from whose combinations and reciprocal action results all that

exists or takes place in the universe.” J.A. Van Aalst, Chinese Music (Shanghai: Chinese Imperial

Customs Service, 1933), p. 8.

This craniosacral therapy site has revealed another secret:

So Lui ( 呂 ) is the character meaning spinal column, hence, it is directly related to our subject. This

character has one more interesting meaning ‘ ‘frets’ (of musical instruments) (1,5,6), the construction

of which is similar with that of the spinal column. We should also mention that Chinese musical scale

is also called Liu Liu ( 呂律 ),

In India, the meditation focus of Kriya Yoga is similarly based on this secret of the infinite spiral of fifths, as the oldest

yoga philosophy of India, Samkhya, is from Dravidian-Sumerian culture that spread into China and Europe.

The Quest for Divine Music by Suresh Chandra Dey:

Our whole universe is trigunatmaka, as it is pervaded by the three gunas...Therefore one gets a

wonderful visualization of cosmogony, while doing the elementary Nada-sadhana, with the help of a

tanpura, which is one of the oldest musical instruments....p. 82, As a result the first

musical vibration (Spandan...) that has emanated out of the trigunatmaka (relating to the three

gunas), equipoise of Cosmic Nature - that alone is the AUM or OMkara....p. 266

22 notes of Indian scale from the 3 gunas as Tai Chi Tetrad - 1-4-5 music intervals or 1:2:3:4. The most common

tuning for the four-string tanpura sets the first string at “Pa,” the fifth degree of the scale, while the second and third


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The notes of the scale as the energy points of the spine. Ref: Sriranga sadguru in “Amaravani”

strings are tuned to the tonic above, and the last string is tuned to the tonic below.We know that the most

acoustically pure fifth arises from a 3:2 frequency ratio...tanpura tuning.

"Bandyopadhyay and his team will couple microtubule vibrations from active neurons to play Indian

musical instruments. Consciousness depends on anharmonic vibrations of microtubules inside

neurons, similar to certain kinds of Indian music, but unlike Western music which is harmonic

[commutative logarithmic]" Hameroff explains (Science News, 2014)

Tuning the Brain talk video by Hameroff June 2014 Dr. Hameroff:

In my imagination I see microtubules as a kind of musical instrument being played by the cosmic

Casimir force. here and the Casimir effect, due to the zero point fluctuations of the noncommutative

complex scalar field,....

So the Emptiness is the Octave as sattva, the Perfect Fifth is yang as raja and the Perfect Fourth is yin as tamas

energy in Samkhya, based on the three gunas, the oldest yoga philosophy of India, from Dravidian culture.

As Yogananda describes Kriya Yoga, "The Kriya Yogi mentally directs his life energy to revolve,

upward and downward, around the six spinal centers (medullary, cervical, dorsal, lumbar, sacral, and

coccygeal plexuses) which correspond to the twelve astral signs of the zodiac, the symbolic Cosmic

Man. One half-minute of revolution of energy around the sensitive spinal cord of man effects subtle

progress in his evolution; that half-minute of Kriya equals one year of natural spiritual unfoldment."

"The 24 frets of the (Veena) instrument

are analogous to the 24 cartilages in the

spinal cord. The number 24 also relates to

the 24 syllables in the Vedic Gayatri

mantra." Acoustic engineer and Vedic

sound expert, Dr. M.G. Prasad. The

sympathetic nervous system goes up the

spine with increase adrenaline while the

parasympathetic nervous system goes

down the front of the spine via the left-

side vagus nerve to the heart, increasing

the love oxytocin and electromagnetic spirit energy (qi-shen). The tongue against the roof of the mouth activates the

vagus nerve of the front, activating the salivary glands and the sinus cavity where the cerebrospinal fluid, infused

with qi energy flows down the throat, to be absorbed back into the small intestines through the back pit of the

stomach. Taoist quantum biologist Dr. Mae-Wan Ho explains that there are over seventy octaves of time-frequency

coherent or synchronized harmonized natural resonance qi energy that she calls "quantum jazz." Dr, Mae-Wan Ho:

I have no doubt that at least some of the more esoteric things people ascribe to quantum effects are

real, such as instantaneous communication at a distance, remote healing, etc. But we can push the

boundaries from the very conventional toward quantum coherence of the organism, to complete

quantum coherence of the universe.


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essential nature is "negative breath in the heart."

Yin qi of the liver.

"This spirit's fire derives from the spiritual power in the eyes, and if supported by postnatal breathing

[quick fire breathing], can sublimate the generative force and sustain the inner vital breath." p. 55

So we are beginning to see how crucial the liver qi is - as the Hun and essential nature yuan qi source....

The lower tan tien has the main source of Yuan Qi - but the liver is the source of yuan qi for

the spirit that guides the practice - and so you have proper intention of the spleen/pancreas

that then through deep quick fire breathing builds up the lung qi energy which then builds

up the kidney energy - which is then sublimated up into the brain, to then go back down

and increase the yuan qi energy in the lower tan tien.

"The male element of metal is the sun and the female element of wood is the moon" in the post-natal

state, the sun and the moon do not unite....

"...the sun (the left eye or male principle) with the moon (the right eye or female principle);" p. 90

So again the mystery here is that the left eye is the sun as the Liver Hun which is Lunar Wood energy - yin qi - but

the Po as yuan qi is the Sun as metal but is the right eye lunar energy!

So not until the eyes are properly rotated which truly means the alchemical inversion of dragon and tiger - sun and

moon within each other - as I go into the "Idiot's Guide" article - and this process truly ends in the immortal golden

body, thereby finalizing the connection of the negative vitality as the source of the positive spirit of the sun of the left

eye. From the glossary:

"negative fire in the stove" [lower tan tien]

fire derived from prenatal vitality is "negative fire" in the house of water....

"spirit in li" the house of fire (the heart) is essential nature.

Nature-vitality is negative

golden light reveals the fullness of the "negative vitality within the generative force."


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So that is all from the Hun liver Xing qi - this is the "purification" into yuan qi - down the

front channel of the generative force as it builds up through the small universe meditation!

But the light from that yuan qi is then called "positive fire" or "positive spirit" when it is built

up even further as the golden light!

This academic book details how there's been a long debate about the relationship of Hun

to Xing.

So my interest in that topic has serious standing but as we can see it is crucial to the alchemy training!

The Liji (11, tr. Legge 1885:444) compounds hun and po with qi "breath; life force" and xing "form;

shape; body" in hunqi 魂氣 and xingpo形魄 .

We can now understand the specific alchemical secret of that combination - the solar-lunar-metal-wood alchemy!


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