Taoist Shaman: Practices from the Wheel of Life
by Mantak Chia (9781594773655)

Taoist Shaman: Practices from the Wheel of Life
 
Mantak Chia
Release Date: 24 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback NEW
Pages: 181
Category: Taoism
Publisher: INNER TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL 1FO
ISBN: 9781594773655
ISBN-10: 1594773653



Taoist Shaman explains the principles of the Taoist Medicine Wheel, how it is oriented to the Five Elements rather than the Four Directions; how it relates to the Chinese zodiac and the I Ching; and how it aligns with the Eight Forces of the Pakua.
The shamanic roots of Taoist practice - Explains the principles of the Taoist Medicine Wheel, including the Five Elements, the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and the trigrams of the I Ching - Includes exercises from the "Wheel of Love" to access the Tao of Ecstasy - Contains illustrated teaching stories about the Eight Immortals Thousands of years ago the immortals known as the Shining Ones shipwrecked on the Chinese coast.
Passing their shamanic practices--such as ecstatic flight and how to find power animals and spirit guides--on to the indigenous people, they also taught them the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel.
From the Taoist Medicine Wheel came the principles of Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, the Eight Forces, the Chinese zodiac, and the I Ching. The Taoist Medicine Wheel can also be found at the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine and the esoteric sexual practices of Taoist Alchemy.
In the Taoist Shaman, Master Mantak Chia and Kris Deva North explain the shamanic principles of the Taoist Medicine Wheel, how it is oriented on the Five Elements rather than the Four Directions, how it relates to the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and the trigrams of the I Ching, and how it aligns with the Eight Forces of the Pakua.
Through illustrated teaching stories, the authors show how the energetic principles of each of the Eight Forces are reflected in the Eight Immortals. Revealing the wheel's application to sacred sexuality, they offer exercises from the "Wheel of Love" to strengthen and deepen relationships as well as providing a means to access the Tao of Ecstasy.

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