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  1. Roots of Virtue

    announcements Separating Legitimate Magic from Occultism: Real Authority Comes from Lineage and its Virtues

    Separating Legitimate Magic from Occultism: Real Authority Comes from Lineage and its Virtues First I'm announcing a policy for Alchemical Garden that we will not accept the promulgation of occult teachings in any form. Read the rest of this article to understand why and how it applies to...
  2. Roots of Virtue

    news Please Be Excited: A Brand New Forum Branch that Absolutely Nobody Asked for!

    For our most esteemed readers, I hereby offer you the newest forum branch called Energy and Evidence: The name is tentative and may change at some point, but it's aptly descriptive of what it is about: Giving a basic idea about various...
  3. 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...
  4. Earl Grey

    journal Healing Stories for Flying Phoenix

    This thread is focused on some stories of healing from the practice of Flying Phoenix.
  5. 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...
  6. Earl Grey

    group study Fragrant Qigong

    Fragrant Qigong After being kept secret for almost two thousand years Fragrant Qigong emerged in China in 1988 and in less than two years it became absolutely the most popular style of Qigong of all time, purely by word of mouth. It has never been advertised. In 1998 it was voted and...
  7. Earl Grey

    group study Spontaneous Five Animals Play

    Spontaneous Five Animals Play Qigong Imagine Reiki, Shiatsu, Kahuna, Rolfing, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Spiritual Healing all rolled into one technique, tailor made to suit your individual needs. That is exactly what Spontaneous Five Animals Play Qigong (Wuqinxi) is. It can treat a wide range...
  8. Earl Grey

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

    This relates to what I said over in the sensations are not progress thread. John Dolic told me that this is how you define what is trusting the gut versus looking at sensations and feelings. If there is discomfort, such as when he experimented with doing Relaxation qigong on the same day as...
  9. 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...