Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong is an advanced form of Qigong from one of China’s esoteric traditions. Never before written about in the West, this form from Mt. Emei offers great cumulative benefits from regular daily practice. Master Wu describes the practice in detail, including the meaning and significance of the Chinese names for each movement, with its shamanic roots, and provides the mantra, visualization, and mudra for each as well as explaining the therapeutic benefits and talismanic aspects. The book is fully illustrated, and there is a handy reference quick guide at the end showing the entire orbit. This unique book will be essential reading for advanced students and practitioners of Qigong and anyone interested in Daoism, or the ancient wisdom traditions of China.
Dedication. Acknowledgments. Introduction – Chinese Shamanic Qigong. 1. The Shamanic Root of Qigong. 2. Choose a Beneficial Qigong Form. 3. Wu (Chinese Shamanic) Cosmic Orbit Qigong. The Practice. 1. Yang Sheng Yuan Hai – Generating Your Vitality. 2. Xin Di Kuan Rong – Connecting with the Earth. 3. Xiu Zhuan Qian Kun – Communicating with the Heavens. 4. Cheng Tong Dao Zhen – Resonating with the Dao. 5. San Cai He Yi – Merging with the Universe. 6. Xiong Huai Wu Bian – Embracing Infinity. 7. Gui Gen Fu Ming – Returning to Your Root. 8. Wan Shen Chao Li – Cultivating Your Gratitude. 9. Qi Chong Zi Xiao – Uplifting Your Spirits. 10. Jin Guang Hui Zhao – Lightening Your Body. 11. Yue Lang Kun Lun – Awakening Your Inner Wisdom. 12. Qing Jing Wu Wei – Enjoying the Action-less. Appendix: Quick Review Chart of the Wu (Chinese Shamanic) Cosmic Orbit Qigong.
“Zhongxian Wu’s latest book, Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong, successfully continues his previous explorations of the highly secret shamanic tradition of self-cultivation as practiced on Mt. Emei in Sichuan. He provides a comprehensive and very accessible introduction to the main concepts and principles, then outlines twelve distinct exercises that tend to focus on the internal guiding and activation of qi, supported by hand and arm movements as well as mental visualizations and specific breathing patterns. The exercises can be done one by one or in an integrated sequence. They offer a potent introduction to Daoist meditation and open a unique access to our internal energies. A great book for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.”
– Livia Kohn, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies, Boston University