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Sacred Sexuality in Taoism- “Into the Realm of Bliss and Wholeness”

February 26, 2007

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Taoist Lao Tzu’s “Hua Hu Ching”

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“Into the Realm of Bliss and Wholeness”

One of my favorite accounts of sacred sexuality is contained in a little-known text by Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese Taoist. In the Hua Hu Ching,1 Lao Tzu warns that,

Although most people spend their entire lives following the biological impulse, it is only a tiny portion of our beings. If we remain obsessed with seeds and eggs, we are married to the fertile Great Wall of China reproductive valley of the Mysterious Mother but not to her immeasurable heart and all-knowing mind.

He says that,

If you wish to unite with her heart and mind, you must integrate yin and yang within and refine their fire upward. Then you have the power to merge with the whole being of the Mysterious Mother.

He explains further that,

The first integration of yin and yang is the union of seed and egg within the womb. The second integration of yin and yang is the sexual union of the mature male and female. Both of these are concerned with flesh and blood, and all that is conceived in this realm must one day disintegrate and pass away.

So far we are on familiar ground, but then he suggests that there is an entirely different level of existence open to us through union.

It is only the third integration which gives birth to something immortal….The new life created by the final integration is self-aware yet without ego, capable of inhabiting a body yet not attached to it, and guided by wisdom rather than emotion. Whole and virtuous, it can never die.

Here he refers to the state of enlightenment that the Taoists called Immortality.

Remarkably, Lao Tzu explains that this mystical union of yin and yang can be achieved through sexual intercourse.

Because higher and higher unions of yin and yang are necessary for the conception of higher life, some students may be instructed in the art of dual cultivation, in which yin and yang are directly integrated in the tai chi of sexual intercourse….If genuine virtue and true mastery come together…the practice can bring about a profound balancing of the student’s gross and subtle energies [otherwise it can have a destructive effect].

Lao Tzu insists that

The result of this is improved health, Lao Tzu & Tao harmonized emotions, the cessation of cravings and impulses, and, at the highest level, the transcendent integration of the entire energy body.

While my husband and I cannot yet claim to have achieved transcendence, we have already experienced the other benefits he mentions as a result of making love frequently without conventional orgasm. For example, we have noticed definite improvements in our heath, greater emotional balance and harmony, and decreased cravings. In fact, within several months of beginning this practice, my husband was able to give up a long-term addiction. Also, some months later, he no longer needed the prescription anti-depressants that he had been taking for years due to chronic depression that ran in his family.

Ancient wisdom and modern science converge in the bedroom. In the last decade neuroscientists’ research has revealed that oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, does indeed counteract the effects of stress, which improves health, calms us, and relieves depression. Oxytocin is also the bonding hormone that connects us with others at a heart level. Indeed, we cannot fall in love, or stay in love, without it.

Finally when oxytocin was injected into the key portions of the brains of rodents who were already addicted to substances like heroin, cocaine and marijuana, they voluntarily decreased their use of the drugs, and showed fewer symptoms of withdrawal when deprived of the drugs. In short, there’s a good chance that the increase in oxytocin levels in the brain due to this less-driven, consciously-generous approach to lovemaking is behind the improvements catalogued by both the ancient sage Lao Tzu and by us.

So how is Lao Tzu’s tai chi of sexual intercourse different from Dr. Ruth’s approach (hot sex)? Well, we already know that his recommended approach was not geared toward procreation (“seeds and eggs”). He also provides other clues:

A person’s approach to sexuality is a sign of his level of evolution. Unevolved persons practice ordinary sexual intercourse. Placing all emphasis upon the sexual organs, they neglect the body’s other organs and systems. Whatever physical energy is accumulated is summarily discharged, and the subtle energies are similarly dissipated and disordered.

Before I continue with his insights, I want to point out that, again, modern neuroscience is demonstrating exactly how conventional sex leads to subtle energies that are “dissipated and disordered.” Intense, hungry passion sends levels of dopamine (the compelling neurochemical behind all addictions) soaring. This encourages us to engage impulsively in fertilization behavior.

Unfortunately it also over-stimulates the pleasure/reward center of the primitive brain. For Self-stimulating ratexample, rats that were wired so that they could push a lever in their cages to stimulate the pleasure/reward center tapped that lever incessantly…until they dropped. They didn’t stop to eat, to investigate sexually receptive mates…or feed the kids.

High levels of dopamine are also associated with schizophrenia, sexual fetishes, and all addictions. So now you see why your body swiftly lowers your dopamine levels. Unfortunately that protective shutdown is disquieting, leading to a host of unpleasant symptoms. While it is in effect, people may feel irritable, needy, anti-social, emotionally over-reactive, or experience extreme cravings. Lao Tzu noticed this over two-thousand years ago. As he said, ordinary sexual intercourse is a great backward leap.

So what does this savvy sage recommend instead?

Where ordinary intercourse is effortful, angelic cultivation is calm, relaxed, quiet, and natural. Where o
rdinary intercourse unites sex organs with sex organs, angelic cultivation unites spirit with spirit, mind with mind, and every cell of one body with every cell of the other body.

Lao Tzu explains that the practice moves couples away from separation, toward oneness and transcendence.

Culminating not in dissolution but in integration, it is an opportunity for a man and woman to mutually transform and uplift each other into the realm of bliss and wholeness.

Clearly Lao Tzu believes there is much at stake in our lovemaking.

The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you….The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannotTaoist master Lao Tzu experience liberation. Through dual cultivation [careful sexual intercourse] it is possible to unravel the net, soften the rigidity, dismantle the trap. Dissolving your yin energy into the source of universal life, attracting the yang energy from that same source, you leave behind individuality and your life becomes pure nature. Free of ego, living naturally, working virtuously, you become filled with inexhaustible vitality and are liberated forever from the cycle of death and rebirth.

Finally, he advises that the desired metamorphosis will not just happen without our focused participation.

Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution.

Ready to give it a try?

  1. Hua Hu Ching: Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, trans. Brian Walker, Harper SanFrancisco (1995), sections 65-70.

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How Does Sex Heal?

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Visit artist's websiteAn ancient Chinese Taoist might answer that sex heals by setting up a nurturing exchange of subtle energy, which occurs naturally between the polar opposites of yin and yang.

In this newsletter we often look for the parallels between esoteric knowledge and recent research, so we naturally wondered if there were any scientific support for this concept. Surprisingly, the answer is “yes,” although the evidence is somewhat subtle.

SEX: The Secret Gate to Eden”

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cover of videoThelema Press has finally released its long-promised documentary on the Mystery inherent in sacred sexuality. For those of you not familiar with Thelema Press, it is an organization devoted to sharing the teachings of the late Samael Aun Weor (more on him in a moment). The 75-minute film is a rich tapestry of sacred sex symbolism from around the world. The narrative weaves various traditions into its account, including the Kabbala, Western Europe’s alchemy symbols, Tantra, Mayan carvings, Tibetan Buddhism, and various Christian gospels. It is inspiring to see the parallels between these traditions, even if they have been interpreted radically differently over the years.

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Super Size Orgasms?

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Not long ago I heard an Australian radio program called “The Orgasmic Brain“, hosted by Natasha Mitchell. (The link offers a complete transcript.) One of the guests on the program was Gert Holstege, a Dutch scientist who has begun mapping events in the brain during orgasm using brain scans of the event. At the very end of their interview, Dr. Holstege said:

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The Karezza Method, by J. William Lloyd, printed privately (1931). NOTE: The book is long out of print, but you can read it online at this site. Also, a free download of the text is available (350k). An updated version of The Karezza Method should be published by summer, 2006 according to its author, Edward M. Gomez. For more information, contact White Cloud Press. A version in French is available here.

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Jesus and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings

February 26, 2007

The Tao of Jesusby Joseph A Loya, Wan-Li Ho, Chang-Shin Jih: an experiment in inter-traditional understanding;Comparing the New Testament with the Tao Te Ching, Taoism’s most sacred teachings, Jesus and Lao Tzu features astonishing examples of these two spiritual masters leading their followers down the same path despite vast differences in time and geography.

“There is a thing, formless yet complete. Before heaven and earth it existed. Without sound, without substance, it stands alone and unchanging. It is all-pervading and unfailing. We do not know its name, but we call it Tao. .. Being one with nature, the sage is in accord with the Tao”. (Lao Tzu)

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The Tao of Jesus: An Experiment in Inter-Traditional Understanding. By Joseph A. Loya, O.S.A., Wan-Li Ho, and Chang-Shin Jih. New York/Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 1998. n.p.

This is a gem of a little book tailored to the furtherance of acceptance and inclusivity sourced in mutual respect and vital to the survival of the multicultural and shrinking “global village” in which we live.

Loya, Ho, and Jih in the Tao of Jesus cite the parallels between the words of Jesus and those of Taoists Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, on such themes as nonviolence, perfection, virtue, and …

The eighty-one sayings of the ancient Chinese text of “Tao-Te Ching.” is the world’s most translated classic next to the Bible.

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A Preliminary Introduction about Lao Tzu, His Philosophy, and His Book Tao Te Ching(Dao De Jing)

Lao Tzu(Laozi) was The author of the traditional Chinese book of wisdom, Tao Te Ching. This book was dictated to a man named Yin Xi in the 6th century BC. who was responsible for writing(carving) it down on bamboo slips(the paper was invented five hundred years after then), and handed it down to future generations. Lao Tzu was a great humanistic philosopher. Unfortunately, he had been greatly misunderstood by many people. The pupose of my books was an attempt to demythologize myths, hearsays and fabrications about him and his thoughts. The most genuine and authentic heirloom of Lao Tzu is his book Tao Te Ching(Dao De Jing) and the philosophical framework underlies it.

Great Mathematician S.S.Chern & Lao Tzu

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Jesus und Lao-Tse. Eine Botschaft – zwei Stimmen. Parallele Aussagen der zwei großen Weisheitslehrer [Restexemplar] (Gebundene Ausgabe)
von Martin Aronson

As Leibniz profoundly says;

Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another. (Leibniz, 1670)

Albert Einstein also had a good understanding of humans as an inseparable part of the One, as he wr
ites;

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe … We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein)

The foundation of Taoism is correct, that Tao, Nature, Reality are One. It is important to understand that the ancient Chinese philosophers did not actually know how the One Thing / Tao caused and connected the many things, and further that human Language could never directly describe this One Thing (which must therefore remain beyond comprehension) and which we called ‘Tao’. (God, Brahman, etc.)
As Lao Tzu proclaimed;

(Lao Tzu) 'The Tao that can be expressed is not the eternal Tao'The Tao that can be expressed is not the Eternal Tao. .. There is a thing, formless yet complete. Before heaven and earth it existed. We do not know its name, but we call it Tao. It is the Mystery of Mysteries.
(Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching)

If One Thing / Tao is all that exists, then there can be no logical concepts, (as logic requires two things), nor indeed any understanding of how this One thing could cause the Many changing things which we experience in the world. The error has been in not correctly realising the properties of the One.
Recent discoveries on the properties of Space and the Wave Structure of Matter (Wolff, Haselhurst) suggests that we can understand Reality (Tao) and the interconnection of all things from a logical / scientific foundation.
The One Thing / Tao, (Space) has Properties (Wave-Medium) that give rise to the many things (Matter as the Spherical Wave Motion of Space). This then allows us to form the necessary connections for language and logic (as logic requires a relationship between two things). Space and Motion exist a priori (necessary for us to have senses, the cause of our senses).

As Humans have evolved from Nature (Tao) they ultimately depend upon Nature (Tao) for their survival. Until we understand what we are as humans (what matter is) and how we are connected to the universe (Reality, Tao), it is impossible for humanity to be wise, and to be able to evolve cultural knowledge that enables us to live in Harmony with Nature (Tao).
If you are interested in the Tao that can be expressed, please see below for a (very short) introduction to the Metaphysics of Space and Motion and the Wave Structure of Matter.

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Lao Tse’s observation here mirrors Jesus’ example, set forth in the Gospels, where Christ scandalized both the Pharisees and his disciples by welcoming
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ENCUENTRO ENTRE LAO TZÚ Y JESUS(Lao Tse y Jesús ciertas coincidencias)
Estima en alto grado los mensajes de Lao Tse, Buddha y Jesús de Nazareth. Está plenamente convencido del positivo y profundo cambio del ser humano que pacíficamente ponga fin a la tiranía de las tinieblas ,la larga y prolongada tiranía de la oscuridad. Lao Tse, el Budha Siddharta Gautama y Jesús de Nazareth son figuras cimeras de la Humanidad terrestre. ¿Existen otros personajes de mayor profundidad y trascendenciapara establecer un mundo feliz, paradisíaco, mediante la amorosa confraternidad de todos los habitantes de la Tierra

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El tiempo axial

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En su obra “Origen y meta de la historia”, Karl Jasper propone la tesis que el siglo VI a.C. constituye un “tiempo axial” para el hombre contemporáneo. Es decir, un momento en el que la cultura adquiere ciertas características que continúan presentes. Ese “tiempo axial” representaría el clímax de un proceso de crecimiento espiritual ocurrido entre los años 800 y 200 a.C., etapa en la que se habría plasmado “el hombre con el que vivimos hasta hoy”. Nos recuerda Jasper que durante ese siglo en la China viven Confucio y Lao-tsé. En la India predica Buda. En la antigua Persia, Zarathustra enseña su doctrina sobre el bien y el mal. El pueblo hebreo escucha profetizar al Deutero-Isaías. En la Magna Grecia, Pitágoras funda su escuela y cultiva un severo ascetismo.

Lao Tzu knew the same in relation to Tao, and opens with: “The Tao that can be … But in becoming the religion about Jesus instead of the religion of Jesus
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Preface vii
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Simplicity
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Materialism
37 (16)
Humility
53 (20)
Love
73 (24)
Hypocrisy
97 (14)
Violence
111 (12)
Wisdom
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Mysticism
153 (22)
Immortality
175 (16)
Commentaries 191 (20)
Bibliography 211

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  • Xin Nian Hao! (Happy New Year!) -A HAPPY NEW YEAR OF FIRE PIG!

    February 17, 2007

    2007 : Ding Hai, Year of the Yin Red Fire Pig
    Year of the Fire Pig 2007
    Wishing you and your family a year of health and prosperity!
    Un nou an, al Porcului de Foc, prosper si plin de bucurii !!
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    Celebration Phrases

    Want to know how to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese? Surprise your loved ones by offering them New Year prosperity in Mandarin or Cantonese.

    Gung hay fat choy!(“Wishing you prosperity!” in Cantonese)

    Gong xi fa cai!(“Wishing you prosperity!” in Mandarin)

    Xin nein kuai le!(“Happy New Year!” in Mandarin)

    Sun nin fy lok!(“Happy New Year!” in Cantonese)

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    The Year of the Pig Chinese New Year Cards for 2007

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    Inside: Wishing you a happy and abundant New Year!

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    Inside: Warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful New Year!

    WHEN IS IT? In 2007, the Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated Februrary 18. This year will be the year of the red fire pig. Each year, the Chinese New Year celebration falls on the date of the first new moon on the Chinese lunar calendar, which can be in late January or early to mid-February. This is a late beginning, but the festivities will be just as spectacular. WHAT IS IT? Arrival of the New Year is an important celebration on the Chinese calendar. It’s a time for cleaning house, repaying debts, enjoying feasts, distributing ‘laisee’ packets (red envelopes that hold gifts of money), remembering ancestors, and renewing family ties. The festival lasts for at least 15 days, until Yuen Sui, or Feast of the Lantern. The 12-year cycle in the Chinese calendar recognizes each of a dozen animals in the Chinese zodiac–rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. 2007 is the Year of the Pig. The New Year also is considered ‘everyone’s birthday,’ a day on which all become a year older and gift giving is prevalent. ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ is a typical greeting and means ‘wishing you luck and prosperity.’ WHO CELEBRATES IT? Chinese communities around the world celebrate Chinese New Year. In the U.S., there are approximately 2.5 million people of Chinese descent, and the celebration of Chinese New Year is an important tie to their cultural heritage. WHAT IS ITS HISTORY? Legends surrounding the origins of the ancient holiday abound. One well-known story says the word ‘nian’ (or ‘year’) was the name of a man-eating dragon. Nian terrorized the country until a wise man convinced the dragon to eat other beasts, then advised the people to put red decorations on windows and doors to scare away Nian, in case the dragon changed his mind. HOW DO PEOPLE CELEBRATE IT? Today, families put up red paper decorations, set off firecrackers, and beat drums and gongs in parades to scare away Nian. Houses may be decorated with symbolic flowers, fruits and colorful pictures to welcome the New Year. On the eve of the New Year, tradition calls for a feast of food items that signify good wishes. For example, prawns represent liveliness and happiness, and raw fish salad brings good luck. New Year’s day is often spent quietly with family and friends. Married couples give children and unmarried adults money in red envelopes, called ‘laisee,’ and go door-to-door greeting neighbors and relatives. WHAT TRENDS INFLUENCE ITS OBSERVANCE IN 2007? In modern day China, the celebration is less formal and time-consuming than it was in the past, but it remains a festive occasion with ties to ancient rituals. The color red symbolizes the celebration and gold appears as a tribute to the brilliance of Chinese culture. Peach blossoms, narcissus and chrysanthemum all have symbolic value for a New Year of prosperity, good health and happiness. Wishing business associates wealth, prosperity, and good fortune is a common activity associated with Chinese New Year. Hallmark introduced Chinese New Year cards in 1999. Hallmark.com features several free e-cards with animation and sound for Chinese New Year celebrations. The 2007 Chinese New Year collection includes many culturally relevant card designs featuring traditional Chinese symbols and bright, bold colors. The card sentiments are written in Chinese and include English translations. SOURCE: HALLMARK


    The Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

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    Because of cyclical lunar dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. On the Chinese calendar, 2007 is Lunar Year 4704-4705. On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on February 18, 2007 — The Year of the Pig.

    If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995 – you were born under the sign of the pig. Like the pig, you are highly regarded for your chilvary and pureness of heart, and you often make friends for life. For pigs in 2007, any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome so look forward to a year in which to really shine, either personally or professionally.

    Famous people born in the Year Of The Pig include Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Jefferson, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Mahalia Jackson, David Letterman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    On the Web, check out 2007 Chinese New Year celebrations in the U.S. and around the world, Chinese zodiac, traditional folklore, along with food & recipes surrounding a traditional Lunar New Year or Spring Festival

    What year were you born in the Chinese zodiac calendar?
    Browse the calendar to find your birth year and more about your Chinese zodiac sign :

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    Lunar New Year Parades & Events Worldwide:

    Korea – Seollal is celebrated with traditional rice cake soup and a trip to the shore or mountains to see the sunrise on the first day of the New Year.

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    Chinese New Year Recipes

    In some areas of China it’s a popular custom to give oranges because in Chinese, the word “orange” sounds like “Ji”, which means “good luck”. People present oranges to their friends and relatives to express their respects and good wishes for the
    coming year.
    Chinese Zodiac

    The Year of the Pig Chinese Horoscopes for 2007

    Year of the Fire Pig 2007

    Chinese New Year in 2007 is the Year of the Red Fire Pig. The year of the pig ends the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Like the houses of the zodiac, the animals of Chinese astrology are said to influence your luck during the year. Your horoscopes for 2007, the year of the pig, depends on which animal signifies the year you were born.

    Pigs are said to be very good matches for tigers and sheep, but do not get along well with snakes and monkeys. Other pigs, rabbits, horses, oxen, rats, roosters, dogs and dragons can make good companions, but the relationships are not always smooth or long lasting.

    Babies born in the year of the pig are fortunate and make good partners in life. The pig is modest, sometimes quick to anger but also quick to learn and hard working. Their ability to see things through brings success in business and personal affairs.

    If you aren’t sure which animal ruled the year that you were born this list will help. To get more specific information and learn more about what the omens are for your future in the New Year, check out related links of interest and find out what else the animals of fortune predict for you in 2007.

    Here are a few general conclusions from the opinions of the sages…

    Pig : 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 With the 2006 year of preparation behind them, those born in a pig year finally come into the full energy of their own sign. With all of the patient pig’s attention to detail and hard work, the table has been set for this banquet year and pigs will enjoy sharing the feast with their family, friends and business associates. This will be a lucky year — with prosperity coming from success in business but also from unexpected money. Good fortune in 2007 is ahead for romantic adventures. A marriage for the pig this year is blessed with good omens. Family, always important to the pig, will be well taken care of and the home ruled by the pig will enjoy harmony and good fortune. Old business will be successful and new ventures will be fortunate.

    Rat : 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 The clever rat will do well to spend this year planning for the beginning of the next twelve year cycle. This cycle has been a bit difficult, but starting with the rat year in 2008, plans should start to succeed. This year of the Pig is a good time to be with friends and family who are celebrating the fullness of the year. Take care of old business and tie up loose ends that might get in the way of your coming good fortune. Enjoy vacations and hobbies this year. You will need to be well rested when your year begins.

    Ox : 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 The year of the hard working pig brings good fortune for the ox. The energy is there to get more done and this brings prosperity and success to the sturdy ox. Just remember that this is also a year of celebration. The ox should not become so busy with work that he misses the invitation to the banquet table. It is there that new opportunities will be discovered. The ox should take care to include time for romance in this year’s busy work schedule.

    Tiger : 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 The wild tiger prospered in the year of the dog and the pig will not change your good fortune. Be more cautious this year. The pig invites the tiger to the party, but the guest may find it too easy to spend more than is wise — especially in the early year when the influence of the tiger sign raises the energy. The pouncing tiger must control the urge to jump and learn to walk at the pace of the steady pig. Balance between the banquet and serious business will bring success. It is not wise for th
    e tiger to jump into business or romance decisions this year.

    Year of the Pig 2007 HoroscopesRabbit : 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 The rabbit is also a friend of the pig who likes to hop ahead. The clever rabbit will slow the pace and enjoy the friendship and steady good fortune of the year of the pig. The influence of the pig will make rabbit calmer and more ready for serious commitments. This year may add to the rabbit’s family either through marriage or children. Business fortunes will be steady but not exceptional. The rabbit will be busy enjoying life and family and have less energy to spend on work.

    Dragon : 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 Dragon is very happy to see the pig. After a year of challenges by the yipping dog, the dragon is ready to sit at the banquet table and rest. The tired dragon must remember that the dog is not far away and the clouds of the dog year still dampen his fire. The pig year will bring fullness to the dragon who eats slowly. Self control does not come easily to the fierce dragon, but this year there is little energy stored after battling the dog. The wise dragon will spend resources with caution and build strength for new cycle starting with the rat year in 2008. Enjoy the quiet return to fullness and do not get frustrated at your weakness after battle with the dog all year in 2006. Your strength will return. This year plan trips and business ventures that will not need your full power. Success will come slowly. You will find many reasons for frustration with family and coworkers. It is not the fault of others that you cannot provide the energy you need this year. Control your fire breath and you will receive more assistance and find good fortune.

    Snake : 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 The snake will find that he has not been invited to the pig’s table. This year is a time of quiet for the snake to lie coiled and waiting for the rat year that will bring a new wave of good fortune. You may enjoy the company of friends and family, but successful results in business will be limited. It is not a good time to begin new ventures or to challenge decisions. Avoid conflicts — they will not bring good outcomes with the opposite pig sign ruling this year. The snake should enjoy home, food and limited travel while planning for the much better prospects coming when the opposing pig sign is no longer dominant. The rat and ox years ahead promise that this next 12 year cycle will be good to the patient snake who gathers resources and plans to move when the time is right.

    Horse : 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 The horse will be invited to the party, but may find it difficult to get there. The energy of the horse is very different than the pig. The neighboring snake, who sits alone, may try to keep the horse from the feast by hiding the invitations or slowing down the messengers. You may find your business fortunes are delayed by slow associates and misdirected or misunderstood memos. You will not win the favor of the pig with expensive gifts. Spend wisely to pace your resources to last through the coming challenges of the rat year.

    Sheep / Goat : 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 At pig’s table, sheep has the seat of honored guest. Luck and good fortune in romance and business are the gifts offered to the lucky sign this year. Gifts of money may surprise the sheep. The pig smiles on family and will shower the sheep who becomes engaged or married during this year with many blessings. Sheep born in this year will receive good fortune from the banquet host. The shy sheep or one who cannot decide may miss the advantage of all the opportunities that this year brings.

    Monkey : 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Monkey will be invited to share the fullness of the table. This year will bring good fortune in business but monkey tends to rush to finish and the pig is a slow, detail minded sign. Expect frustration and delays, but do not get discouraged. These are minor setbacks, not the ill fortune of the last two years. The rat year coming up in 2008 will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of your patient work this year. Take time out to enjoy the pleasant year, it will help you to overcome the small frustrations in business. Be prepared for travel — you may even change where you live. All will be in preparation for the good fortune which the rat will share with you in 2008.

    Rooster : 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Rooster will be at the feast, but pig is modest and rooster enjoys strutting. Conservative pig has little patience for rooster’s emotional displays. In the pig year it is best to work on compromise. The rooster will worry about his seat at the table. Don’t be foolish. Stop worrying and enjoy the party. Good fortune comes to the rooster who can copy the pigs steady pace. This does not come easy to the proud rooster and you will find that success this year takes more work. Business may suffer small problems, but a steady pig approach to completing tasks and following through on plans will bring rewards.

    Dog: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 The dog leaves the dominant energy of 2006 as the pig arrives to close the cycle. The dog will continue to enjoy good fortune, but should look inward during the pig year. The feast of the pig year will be enjoyed by the dog only if it is shared with family and friends. The dog is still full of energy and will find that this attracts new friends. Relationships that begin in this pig year may be a source of good fortune in the next 12 year cycle. Calm and relaxing activities are the best idea for the dog who wants to be prepared for the rat year of 2008.


    Chinese New Year Horoscopes for 2007 Pig -  Gung Hay Fat Choy! Remember, whatever the omens portend, for better or worse, you are the final master of your own fate.

    These ideas are provided for your enjoyment and amusement and are not meant to take the place of your own good sense.


    Related Web Sites of Interest:

    2007 Chinese New Year and 2007 Chinese Horoscope Year of Pig

    The Year Of The Pig 2007 – Feng Shui Times Article

    Annual Forecast for 2007: Year of the Ding Hai – Yin Red Fire Pig

    Chinese New Year – Wikipedia

    Destiny of Babies to be Born in the Year of the Pig 2007

    Love-gevity Chinese New Year Horoscopes – Pig

    Chinese New Year – Chinese Calendar

    Find Your Fate – Chinese Astrology

    Yin Red Fire Pig

    GENERAL PREDICTIONS

    Yearly General Forecasts and Predictions as per the Chinese Zodiac Astrology Horoscopes for the Chinese Lunar Year Ding Hai : the Yin Red Fire Pig (18th Feb 2007 to 6th Feb 2008) that deals with personal, political, economical and general matters. What professions and businesses will flourish and what sectors will fluctuate ? What type of health problems will dominate and which type of ideas will get boosted ? Read on ….

    (Year of Yin Female Red Fire Pig/Boar : 18th February 2007 to 6th February 2008) more:see in comment

    See also:Annual Forecast for 2007: Year of the Ding Hai – Yin Red Fire Pig – General Analysis – By Janarrdhana Guptha

    Refer: Chinese Lunar Calendar to know your sign

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    Proiectia Qi(Ki;Chi) un efect al Qigong si al Meditatiei (Taoiste si Yoga)

    February 11, 2007

    The Qi(Ki;Chi) Projection an Effect of Qigong and Meditation (Taoist & Yoga)

    French master Jean – Jacques Quero demonstrates and explains contactless projection using ki

    Here is the translation of the first part of the interview:

    Speaker: So, Jacques-Jean Quero, this vital energy, this coordinated energy you are talking about… How do you draw it from yourself?

    JJQ: Well… To sum up, as a first contact with me, I’m a Judoka of origin, and I did a lot of Judo, as well as competition, and Ju-jutsu. And here in France, I’ve been taught technique, but I still were using my muscular power in my technique. And… one day, I’ve read quite a lot of things, and I went to Japan, in order to find the sources of Judo and of Ju-jutsu. And in Japan, I’ve found authentic Ju-jutsu schools, where masters taught me how to work differently in Judo, and in Ju-jutsu, because it was Ju-jutsu that I was fond of, original Ju-jutsu.

    So, I’ve been taught that one can use the life power of a human being instead of his muscle power (…) I’ve been taught to coordinate my mind and my body, and to do interior breathing (…) and I imagine that the air goes down to the end of my belly and lightens an energy fireplace, that we call the Tantien, located 2 or 3 centimeters below the belly button(navel). That’s where the ancestral energy fireplace of human beings is located. And we work with the Hara, as Japanese says. And that’s here one must place his spirit. By placing my spirit in my belly, and by doing interior breathing exercices, I stimulate all the energy circuits of the body, and I can do a fusion between my mental power, and my vital power, and this coordinated energy, is the mental energy, allied with the vital energy that circulates inside me, that… in a way, melt together, and at the precise moment of fusion, I can transmit it… say, genetically, to my partner, in the form of waves.

    Yellow Bamboo demonstrating their self-defense power-Yellow Bamboo are chiblasters, and even if you do manage to get close enough to touch them, you’ll allegedly die if you touch someone who’s got a charged up chi blast in him

    Master Young’s Chi powers-Master Young throw students away from the sole power of his Chi.

    Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido’s founder) performing some “Ki” projection, or so. It appears like he litteraly blows his students away, and take control over them at distance, sometimes with, and sometimes without touchin ’em. For those who know Quero and his version of wa-jutsu,wei-qi or other to-ate, it sounds similar.

    John Chang: Acupuncturist’s Chi Powers

    QIGONG-A couple of guys make standing people swaying redirecting their energies

    George Dillman shows his ki energy projection on National Geographics

    more on Qi(Ki;Chi) Projection on:http://360.yahoo.com/qimagen