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  1. Roots of Virtue

    essay Real Healer Saints and Communication with Angels? Hah!

    Real Healer Saints and Communication with Angels? Hah! In the past years there has been a somewhat universal Western trend that some people seek personal connection with what they imagine as divine and come up with practical approaches which could accurately be described as a genre of...
  2. Earl Grey

    journal Earl Grey's Flying Phoenix vs. Covid19 Experiment

    I am expanding specifically my overall experiences with using the internal arts to heal my covid19 infection that I had earlier written about in this thread. As I have already made general findings in my experiences, the focus here is on my Flying Phoenix routine and a recap of what I discovered...
  3. Earl Grey

    journal Healing Stories for Flying Phoenix

    This thread is focused on some stories of healing from the practice of Flying Phoenix.
  4. One Finger Chan

    group study Perils of meditation – It might be a bumpy ride

    For some people, meditation is a way to relieve stress. But meditation can do so much more, for example one can have a change in the sense of ones self. This might be a welcome chainge, leading to insight and liberation. But it can also become a problem, leading to impairment. I’m not going to...
  5. Earl Grey

    group study Strange Phenomena from Xin Yi and Their Practical Meaning

    This thread is meant to discuss what people may see as mystical and mysterious phenomena in their internal arts practice. Within our Xin Yi school, we've seen quite a few things, but we aren't going to feed the nonsense that detracts from the practice. Some might say that these are paranormal...
  6. Earl Grey

    group study Fragrant Qigong

    Find more about Fragrant Qigong on Sifu John Dolic's website: This thread shall serve as a discussion for Fragrant Qigong, especially for students who have learned from John Dolic. As only Levels 1 and 2 are publicly available and Level 3...
  7. Earl Grey

    group study Spontaneous Five Animals Play

    Find more about Spontaneous Five Animals Play on Sifu John Dolic's website: This thread is for people who wish to share experiences, interesting stories, or ask questions about Spontaneous Five Animals Play as taught by John Dolic. Do not...
  8. question Opening the "heavenly eye", what are the signs and effects?

    Hello! I've got a few questions regarding opening what is often called the "heavenly eye", or the "celestial eye". What are the normal "signposts" of progress in this process? What effects can be expected at what stages of its opening? Will it provide "yin vision" when it's fully opened...
  9. Roots of Virtue

    group study About Exotic Forms of Energy and Dangers in Mixing Energies

    About Exotic Forms of Energy and Dangers in Mixing Energies There are many ways to train the internal energy-body, and sometimes specific training brings simply unbelievable results. How could the materialistic world view accept the existence of energetic phenomena extending outside of the...
  10. Roots of Virtue

    instructions How to Arouse Someone from the State of Samadhi

    How to Arouse Someone from the State of Samadhi As a rule you should not touch them or shake people who are in samadhi because this can hurt the individual. This is because when someone is in samadhi, his or her body becomes extremely soft and vulnerable. For instance, there is a famous story...
  11. Earl Grey

    feedback A Reminder: Sensations Do Not Indicate Progress

    One thing that I hear a lot of beginners say--especially beginners who have been practicing for a decade or more--is that they feel "stronger" or more "advanced" because of energetic sensations. The funny thing is, no matter how long you have been training in most internal systems for the...