The ancient art and practice of discovery.
Through experience - through practice - we learn to transform the beliefs that limit our sense of what’s real and what’s possible.
the rain in spain falls mostly on the plain.
Its really darn great.
Introduction to Training Daoist Magic
Male and Female Wuyi Doctors
Introduction to Qi
Introduction to the Five Realms of Energy (Jing, Qi, Shen, Wuji, Dao)
Energetic Anatomy and Physiology
The Story of Fire by Ahmed el-Bedavi
Sleeping Dragon Meditation
One through Ten Meditation
Introduction to Soul Retrieval
Three Bodies, Three Breaths and Three Minds
Four ways to Avoid Losing Magical Power
The Three Levels of the Breath
The Still Point of the Breath
Energetic Breath Meditation
(Old Man in the Tide Pool, Beating the Bag, Dry Crying)
Introduction to Five Element Organ Emotions
(Loss of the True Self , The Ego vs. Super ego)
Shengong- Strengthening your Wei Qi Field Meditation
Forming your Most Secret Name
Feeding your Most Secret Name
Six Laws of Magic
Eight Direction Perception Meditation
The Hun and the Po
The Yin and Yang of the Hun and the Po
Finding Chambers of the Past, Present and Future
Pulling out the Pain Meditation
Who are you Meditation
Spiritual Trauma Protocol
Biological Moment Meditation
Soul Crafting (Truth diagram)
The Thrusting Channels
Three Stages of Emotional Transitions before the Spirit Closes
Wind's Effect on Matter (Sound Projection)
Gathering the Five Vapors Meditation
Five Element Healing
Words and Magic
The Power of Words
Breath Incantation Technique
Creating an Energy Ball
Single Sound Breath Incantation Exercise
That’s just an idea (and a kind of weird, flimsy one at that) until you feel Earth Energy shooting up through the soles of your feet and settling into a clearly felt reservoir in your belly.
Also an idea. A popular one in some circles! But then…there are so many emotions and traumas that are hugely difficult to bear alone. And when you feel - truly feel - something mysterious that’s greater than yourself that resourcing you to face traumatic memories and sensations…such experiences begin to re-forge the idea of what “God” might be.
The Divine may begin to seem less like an angry Sky-Dad cooked up to keep church-goers filling collection pots… and more a Mysterious Something to lean into when the will and power of your individual ego just ain’t enough.
I called this site “Nectar and Ash” in part because I believe the nectar of happiness comes with a certain amount of sacrifice.
Cultural movements like the idea of “manifesting” made popular by The Secret…its quite a dream to wake up buried in jewelry simply because one willed it to happen. To anyone whose making that work - great.
What interests me though - what I want to explore with people - is the possibility of freedom that may come when we face and acknowledge the apparently broken parts of ourselves. And then act from that in. What use is “power” if some younger part of ourselves is fixated on how weak we truly feel? “Manifesting” diamond slippers doesn’t mean much when we feel empty inside. What is it to worth with how things are - including the rot - and also nourish the possibility of an ever growing good?
I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis. She tried to take me upstairs for a ride. She had to heave me right across her shoulder. 'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.