A Qin master is able to create a peaceful, healing, harmonious environment by playing the Qin. Master Zhongxian Wu is sharing this Qinxin (Heart Music) CD with you in the hope that you will live in harmony with these ancient songs. These songs have been specially selected and played in a certain energetic order for optimal energetic transmission. You can use this Qinxin to enhance your spiritual connection, thereby supporting the healing process, enhancing your meditation, Qigong, Taiji, Yoga, and/or Reiki practice, and to create harmonious Fengshui energy in your life.
Song tracks and samples
1. Guan Shan Yue (Moon over the Mountain Pass) 4:49
Guan Shan is the name of a mountain pass on the ancient Chinese frontier and it stands for a separation from home. A full moon stands for a family reunion. This song first appeared in the Han Dynasty (140 BCE – 220 CE) and now has lyrics from a poem written by Tang Dynasty (618-960 CE) poet Li Bai. It represents the path to Enlightenment through cultivation.
2. Ping Sha Luo Yan (Wild Geese Landing on the Sands) 7:13
Wild geese are symbols for spirit. It is said that Tang Dynasty poet Chen Ziang (661-702 CE) composed this song. It represents the spiritual cultivation state of vigor, vitality, and freedom.
3. Yang Guan San Die (Three Variations on the Yang Pass) 6:00
Yang Guan (Yang Pass) is a mountain pass just southwest of Dunhuang. In ancient China, Yang Guan was often the last stopping place made by an official before entering the “barbarian” lands of Central Asia. This song originated in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei. It depicts the spiritual connection between friends who are about to part.
4. Mei Hua San Nong (Three Varieties of Plum Blossom) 8:53
Plum blossom represents the pure, high-quality spirit. Three stands for life energy. It is said that Jin Dynasty (265-420 CE) musician Huan Yi composed this song. It extols the beauty of spiritual cultivation.
5. Yu Qiao Wen Da (Dialogue between a Fisherman and a Woodcutter) 7:51
A fisherman or woodcutter represents the natural way of life. This song may have been composed before the Song Dynasty. The theme has been traced to an essay of the same title by famous Yijing Master Shao Yong (1011-1077 CE). It represents the Daoist idea that one can gain great understanding by living in Nature without a formal education.
6. Xiao Xiang Shui Yun (Mystical Clouds over the Xiao and Xiang Rivers) 11:19
The Xiao and Xiang Rivers were thought to be the spirits of the ancient Chu Shamans. Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE) hermit Guo Mian composed this song while living in this shamanic area. It represents the union of the Human Being with Nature or the Supernatural.