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Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction


Part 1
The Development of Qigong
Taoist Longevity Practices and the Three Treasures
Taoist Longevity practices
Arts of Nourishing Life
Abdominal Breathing
The Three Treasures
Ching
Qi
Shen

Part 2
The Eight Brocades--The Physical Practice
The Traditional Method, with Commentaries
Author's Introduction to the Eight Brocades
The Development of the Eight Brocades
Practicing and Finding a Teacher
Li Ching-yun
Li Ching-yun's Introduction to the Original Text of the Eight Brocades
The Methods of the Eight Diagram Active Kung
Secrets of the Eight Brocades
The First Brocade: The Heavenly Drum
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Second Brocade: Shake the Heavenly Pillar
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Third Brocade: The Red Dragon Stirs the Sea
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Fourth Brocade: Rub the Court of the Kidneys
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Fifth Brocade: The Single Pass Windlass
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Sixth Brocade: The Double Pass Windlass
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Seventh Brocade: Supporting Heaven
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
The Eighth Brocade: Grasping with Hooks
The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
Concluding Exercises and Comments
Concluding Exercises: The Original Text
Li Ching-yun's Commentary
Author's Instructions
Concluding Comments
Appendix to Part 2: Summary of Instructions

Part 3
The Lesser Heavenly Circuit--The Spiritual Practice
Three Interrelated Techniques
Author's Introduction to the Lesser Heavenly Circuit
Development of the Lesser Heavenly Circuit
The First Regime: Externally Patting the Eight Subtle Meridians and
Twelve Cavities
The Eight Subtle Meridians
The Twelve Cavities--Methods for Self-Massage
The Second Regime: Internally Opening the Eight Subtle Qi Cavities
The Eight Subtle Qi Cavities
The Third Regime: The Lesser Heavenly Circuit


Appendix to Part 3: Summary of Instructions

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About the Author

About the Author

Stuart Alve Olson currently teaches Eight Brocade Qigong, Taoist meditation, and I T'ai Chi. He has studied under numerous Taoist masters including Chan Master Hsuan Hua, Feng Shui Master Professor Lin, Dharma Master Cheng Yi, and T'ai Chi Ch'uan Master T.T. Liang. He is the author of Tai Chi According to the I Ching, Imagination Becomes Reality, and Cultivating the Ch'i. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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