The Dao of Dreaming

By Phoenix the Elder – Dreaming from the (non-plant) shaman’s perspective is not an easy reality to understand, there are so many levels of dreams, dreaming, and dreamtime that it requires great discipline not only in dreaming but also your real everyday life, like total sobriety, and understanding the languages of dreaming first before you […]

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Dreaming and Healing the Daoist Way

Intro by Phoenix the Elder – The ancient Taoist principle of “wu wei,” means living in harmony with the Tao as the fullness of life. I find the Tao finally something I can embrace in my elder stage of life. The Tao is for the elder in my eyes – because of its simplicity which […]

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Taoist Body and the Cosmos: Body, Gods and Starry Travel. Part I

Journal of Daoist Studies by Shih-shan Susan Huang 黃士珊 – While the early construction of Daoist ritual space was devoid of iconic displays, images of the body, and cosmos, they were part of mystic inner visions, central in Daoist meditation from an early age, especially in the Shangqing tradition. Often referred to as Cunsi 存思, […]

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The Doctrine of the Mysterious Female in Taoism: A Transpersonalist View

Phoenix the Elder – I’ve always done some Tao work, either martial arts in the Buddist way (a few times) in my long journey or the I Ching practice (one I Ching Hexagram a year) and practiced that all year long as a medicine. It’s been good. I’ve always known that the Tao is truly […]

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Nü Gua | Nuwa 女媧 – Chinese Dragon Snake Goddess

Compilation and additions by Phoenix the Elder – “Introduction: I have done a series of compilations on the oldest powerful Chinese Goddesses. In the article’s list, I used the same cover image, so when you scroll through you can identify it. You can also search on the articles page: Chinese Goddess for convenience. As I have been […]

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Houtu 后土 | Chinese Queen Mother Earth Goddess

Compilation and additions by Phoenix the Elder – “Introduction: I have done a series of compilations on the oldest powerful Chinese Goddesses. In the article’s list, I used the same cover image, so when you scroll through you can identify it. You can also search on the articles page: Chinese Goddess for convenience. As I have […]

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Lady of Linshui 臨水夫人 | Shaman Goddess

Compilation and additions by Phoenix the Elder – “Introduction: I have done a series of compilations on the oldest powerful Chinese Goddesses. In the article’s list, I used the same cover image, so when you scroll through you can identify it. You can also search on the articles page: Chinese Goddess for convenience. As I […]

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Bixia Yuanjun 碧霞元君 | Cloud Goddess

Compilation and additions by Phoenix the Elder – “Introduction: I have done a series of compilations on the oldest powerful Chinese Goddesses. In the article’s list, I used the same cover image, so when you scroll through you can identify it. You can also search on the articles page: Chinese Goddess for convenience. As I […]

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The Golden Flower

Master Lu-tsu said there are many kinds of confirmation experiences and one must not content oneself with small demands, but must rise to the acceptance that all living creatures have to be redeemed. One must not be trivial and irresponsible in the heart, but must try to strive to make deeds prove your own words. […]

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