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Great Stillness The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series, Vol. 2

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ISBN-10: 1556434081

ISBN-13: 9781556434082

Edition: 2001

Authors: Bruce Frantzis

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This is the second volume of a two-book series that peels away the metaphors and explains the living traditions of Lao Tse's water method of Taoist meditation. The main focus of the book is to explain inner dissolving its major mediation technique which helps people overcome deeply bound negative emotions, deepen their spiritual and psychic development and develop balance and compassion.The Great Stillnessis one of the few books that discuss the Taoist traditions of sexual chi gung and meditation. It is the only book that includes detailed instructions and illustrations for the moving meditation practice called Circle Walking that was developed in Taoist monasteries over 4000 years ago.…    
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 8/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The Taoist Emphasis on Health and Longevity
Meditation for Healers
Meditation for High Performance in Martial Arts and Sports
Decision Making and Intuition
Death and Dying
Meditation for Realizing Universal Consciousness
Meditation as Experiential Knowledge: The Cornerstone of Inner Learning
Making Your Body Conscious
Feeling versus Visualization
The Way of Liu: Reconnecting with Your Internal Environment
Why Does Taoism Focus So Much More on the Human Body than Many Other Spiritual Traditions?
Focus on a Special Topic: The Taoist View of Reincarnation
The Difference between Using the Body to Liberate Consciousness and Wanting to Feel Good
Making the Body Conscious as the Gateway to Universal Consciousness
The Role of the Central Nervous System
Peak Experiences, Consciousness, and the Central Nervous System
Focus on Practice: Taoist Internal Breathing
Moving Meditation Practices
The I Ching's Method of Moving Meditation: Circle Walking
Methods of Stepping
Walking in a Straight Line
Walking in a Circle
Changing the Direction of the Circle
Finishing the Meditation
Focus on a Special Topic: Ba Gua Spontaneous Movement
Sitting and Lying-Down Meditation Practices
The Sitting Practices
Body Alignments for All Taoist Sitting Practices
The Way of Liu: Thoughts on Sitting Positions for Meditation
Taoist Sitting Meditation: Using the Breath, Vibration, and Ultimately the Mind to Awaken Internal Sensations
The Lying-Down Practices
The Inner Dissolving Process
The Outer Dissolving Process and the Inner Dissolving Process Compared
The Relationship between Mind and Blockage
How to Dissolve Inwardly
Focus on a Special Topic: How to Dissolve Downward
Experiences Often Encountered while Resolving the Successive Layers of a Blockage
What Might Happen along the Way
Outer and Inner Dissolving Compared for Ease of Practice
The End Result of the Dissolving Process
Whole Mind Concentration and Distraction
Dissolving Blockages in Your Physical, Chi, and Emotional Bodies
Dissolving Blockages in Your Physical Body
Dissolving Blockages in Your Chi Body
Dissolving Blockages in Your Emotional Body
Three Methods for Releasing the Emotions
The Emotional Dissolving Technique and Its Implications for Astrology
Focus on a Special Topic: Dissolving Shock
Emotions and Emptiness
Taking Personal Responsibility for Doing Meditation
How to Prevent Problems Arising from Meditation
What Is Taoist Sexual Meditation?
Focus on a Special Topic: How This Material Was Learned
Energetic Intimacy Is Not Based on Length of Relationship
Why the Taoist Practices Must Be Successively Learned One by One
Sexual Chi Gung
Focus on Practice: Finger Rolling
Focus on Practice: Using Tofu to Develop Hand Sensitivity
The Nature of Yin and Yang Energy
Focus on Practice: Transferring Sexual Energy around Your Body
Taoist Sexual Meditation Techniques
Shifting the Yang Fire of the Eyes
Physical Foreplay
Focus on Practice: Tongue Strengthening for Kissing and Oral Sex
The Problem of Sex, Nerves, and Stress: Taoist Remedies
Partner Dissolving Exercises
Focus on Practice: Meditative Partner Techniques to Reawaken Tired Sexual Nerves
Spiritual Practice Is Different from Entertainment
The Complete Package Includes Both the Wonderful and the Frightening
Advanced Taoist Sexual Meditation
The Way of Liu: The Master Liu Hung Chieh and Sex
Internal Alchemy
What Is Alchemy?
Alchemy and Emotions
Three Tools of Internal Alchemy: Dissolving, Visualization, and Sound Work
Internal Alchemy and the Recognition of Universal Consciousness
Stillness and Internal Alchemy
The Way of Liu: My First Day of Meditation: Does Meditation Change after You Are Enlightened?
Epilogue: Back to Balance
Sitting in a Chair for Meditation
The Mechanism of the Problem
The Solution: Lift, Stretch and Do Not Close the Kwa
Excercises to Stretch the Kwa While Sitting in a Chair
Should One Foot Be in Front of the Other?
Sitting on the Floor for Meditation
What Causes Knee Pain During Prolonged Cross-Legged Sitting On the Floor?
Releasing to Stretch a Muscle is Different from Pushing to Stretch a Muscle
From the Ming Men Point, Simultaneously Open Your Body Equally Up and Down to Protect Your Knees, Hips, and Lower Back
Do Not Force the Knees to Bend or Drop; Rather, Release from the Kwa and Hip Sockets to Protect Your Knee Ligaments
Should the Left or Right Leg Be on Top?
Sitting On a Cushion on the Floor
Frequently Asked Questions about Taoist Meditation
Energy Anatomy of the Human Body
The Main Energy Channels and the Three Tantiens