道灋自然 the Dao follows its natural way

I hope you will enjoy these complimentary resources for healing and personal cultivation

Free! Interview: The Shamanic Roots of Chinese Culture

In this YouTube interview, I briefly touch on some of those most common questions I receive about the shamanic roots of Chinese culture, Chinese astrology, karma and destiny through sharing personal stories of my traditional upbringing and my life in China…

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Free! Article: Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches part 1 of 4

I was born and raised in a traditional fishing village on the east coast of China. Over just a few short decades, from my birth in the 1960s to the 1980s, the villagers underwent massive change, going from living a very traditional lifestyle—without electricity, indoor plumbing, central heating, motorized vehicles, bicycles, roads, and manufactured goods…

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Free! Article: The Union of Dragon and Tiger

As you may remember from my previous article, while verse 8, chapter two of the DaoDeJing (ChangDunXiangXing 長短相形) is traditionally translated as “Long and short determine one another,” I further interpreted it as “Refine the elixir with long and short seasonal breathing methods” and mentioned that in internal alchemy practices…

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Free! Article: Holy Cow!

We all know that LaoZi’s DaoDeJing is one of the most well known Daoist classics, but most do not know that the birth of this book is related to a green cow – the legendary Holy Cow, the steady mount of LaoZi老子 as he made his journey to LouGuan 樓關…

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Free! Article: Who Cares about 21?

The six numbered arrangement of the dice is rooted in the Yijing 易經 (I Ching) numerology prediction system. As I discussed in my book Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change (London: Singing Dragon, 2009), the modern binary number system was inspired by the Yijing.

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