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Magick / A question concerning Taoist Alechemy
« on: August 03, 2015, 12:25:24 AM »
I've been reading, studying, and meditating a lot about this, though I'm still having difficulty finding an answer for this. When Qi is refined to Jing, Jing is refined to Shen/Spirit, and Spirit is refined to Emptiness, I can't find anything that explains how this is done, not exactly anyway. The process of "birthing" the yang body seems to be the entire goal, at least in everything that I'm reading. The yang body must go through 1,000 to 10,000 transformations prior returning to the physical structure. Though, I've also read that when you can empty your mind, with nothing is within your mind, when you lose the idea of dualism, of attachment, when you separate nothing, you have already reached the state of Emptiness; you are already in Wuji when you do this. Some of what I read make the Dao seem like it is something far away, though from some of the more prominent writers on the Dao, they say that the Dao is something you are born from and is always part of you, you cannot be separated or escape from it; that it's about realization of that fact.

What is a bit irritating about this is

1) The lack of material. Not that the amount of material is lacking, it's that a lot of the material has been written in poems, and many of which are very short. So you can understand it in any way that you want, it allows for a lot of interpretation.

2) It's difficult to find material that isn't a mixture of Taoism, Buddhism, etc. It's difficult to find something coming from the original source of the information, and not something mixed in and added later on.

I know that a lot of people here are very intelligent and have a good understanding of Taoism, and the process of Alchemy within it. One of the ways sounds similar to Western magic, which has been described as the immortal self; something that you have to give "birth to", in a spiritual sense. Though at the same time, it sounds quite a bit different, as when they speak of "birth", from my understanding it's not really birth, that is just the choice of wording. Though the order method that I've found seems to be far less alchemical and it doesn't seem to match up with a lot of what I've learned so far, it doesn't have anything to do with the Yang body, etc.

If anyone can shed some light on this, please do.

Thanks

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Magick / Tarot card question?
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:23:22 AM »
I've been having problems with my wife, she left and took the kids. It's been very hard on me, and I'm doing everything to change into the kind of man she wants and needs. I did some magic with Aphrodite to help in this situation, and after I was shuffling my tarot cards, and I gave her thanks, a card popped out on my lap. The Two of Cups. I'm trying to figure out what the meaning behind it is and I would like more then one perspective, both on the inverted and normal.

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Magick / Magical Education
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:33:05 PM »
This post is more meant for people whoa re new here, and to magic in general; though anyone is welcome to post. It's obviously apparent now that this forum isn't as alive as it once was, though people do still visit, and people do still want to learn. I'm putting together a correspondence course on the study of magic. It will be something that I make and design, if you are interested please say so here and send me a private message. I'll get back to you shortly, I check this rather often.

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Magick / Language of the Serpent?
« on: October 09, 2014, 07:48:05 PM »
Reading a book it speaks of a Serpent, a special entity, that spoke in a certain language. The serpent is refferenced to being extremely old, possibly the depiction of what was used in the biblical stories of the Serpent, Adam, and Eve. In india they have stories of the Naga too, which were a Serpent like race. What do you guys think?

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Magick / Theoccoult.bz, anyone?
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:26:40 PM »
Does anyone have an invite possibly? I check in frequently, they are always at limit, so I can't just sign up. No one seems to be on the IRC when I check, unless if I'm doing something wrong. Anyone have an invite they would be willing to give out?

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Magick / Issue during meditation
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:04:33 PM »
This has been going on for a week or two now, so it hasn't just gone away. Usually I do standing meditation in San Ti Shi, though I also meditation daily in full lotus. When doing this, I feel a very tight and heavy pressure in my forehead, feels like a thin horizontal slit. I don't know what it is, and I don't think it's the third eye. All traditions I see show a multitude of steps happening prior to the third eye, usually many years of practice unless if it's forced. When I meditation, I let everything go, I don't focus on anything. So it definitely wasn't anything I was trying to force. Anyone have this happen? What do you all think?

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Body Energy Arts / Chinese energy transmutation, help!
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:58:13 AM »
So I've been practicing Xingyi for quite some time, a family style called "Wuji Style". Anyway, I have some questions about how Jing is changed to Qi, Qi is changed to Shen, then Shen to Wuji. From my understanding the Jing will naturally change to Qi from practice, though how does Qi change to Shen? And Shen to Wuji? My Sifu told me that Wuji is the ultimate goal of this style of Xingyi, it's what we achieve during meditation and is the goal of doing so during normal day life. I was told that Wuji is understanding of the Dao, though when I asked the other questions about how to transmute the energy, I was told that it happens through practice. I'm still practicing everyday, though I know that Xingi originates from Daoism. How was this done traditionally?

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Magick / Chinese Energy Transmutation, need a bit of help!
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:57:41 AM »
So I've been practicing Xingyi for quite some time, a family style called "Wuji Style". Anyway, I have some questions about how Jing is changed to Qi, Qi is changed to Shen, then Shen to Wuji. From my understanding the Jing will naturally change to Qi from practice, though how does Qi change to Shen? And Shen to Wuji? My Sifu told me that Wuji is the ultimate goal of this style of Xingyi, it's what we achieve during meditation and is the goal of doing so during normal day life. I was told that Wuji is understanding of the Dao, though when I asked the other questions about how to transmute the energy, I was told that it happens through practice. I'm still practicing everyday, though I know that Xingi originates from Daoism. How was this done traditionally?

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Theories, Articles, and Philosophy / Aghora - The Path of Bhairava
« on: December 16, 2012, 08:29:58 PM »
This is a lesser known path, and many who know it see it as a "Dark" path, this is through misunderstanding of the practices and the Sadhana performed by the Aghora. Some of the Sadhana can seem terrible, destroying all taboo, removing them, such as Sadhana on a corpse or within a grave yard. This is a large taboo, but the Aghora practice this. Now, lets go into what a Aghora is.

What is a Aghora?

A Aghora is a practitioner of a spiritual path, supposed to be one of the quickest paths, to reach God. It does correlate with Yoga, some of the Sadhana being the same. However, this would be considered High Tantra, going further then Yoga truly does. A Aghora makes everything they do a sacred act, down to deification. A good example of this would be that when you defecate, you give a masculine sacrifice to mother Kali, and when you Urinate, you give a feminine sacrifice. Those are only examples, but they do give a idea. A Aghora generally, in the true sense of this practitioner, destroys all taboo, anything and everything, having no limitations. This is why Bhairava is there God, he destroys all in the way, rebuilding. Knowing we are in Samsara, destroying any idea of the illusion. Now, the key to such is holding truth, holding your balance when going through, allowing nothing to disturb you, to move your train of thought, your focus. Traditionally, they would remove themselves of all friends, of all family, of all things. They would eat as little as possible until food became no desire to them. They would sit in Sadhana for hours upon hours.

Sadhana of the Aghora

There Sadhana focuses largely upon Yantra and Mantra, but it has other focuses as well, such as having no limits or taboo. The idea behind this is that you are within Samsara. A fear or taboo limits your growth. To have to fear, to not be limited, you destroy it. A story about this goes like this. A man, one of the first Aghora, goes into a cave to see Bhairava. He performs Sadhana there for 12 years, never moving the entire time. He leaves the cave upset that he never did see him. He see's a dog in pain with worms coming from it's flesh, knowing the dog would die. To remove the dogs pain, he wants to remove the worms. Before doing this, he then thinks that if he pulls them out with his fingers, he will kill the worms. To not kill the worms, he places his tongue down to the dog. Even though the dog smells of filth and decay, he bears through it, ignoring it. When he opens his eyes, there he see's Bhairava. He asks him why he hasn't seen him, after 12 years of solid dedicated. He answers back "I was always there, all it took was a random act of kindness, and you would have seen me". The Sadhana may seem extreme, but it does help to remove the boundaries that we are all placed upon at Earth. In today's world it is hard to be a true Aghora, to give up everything in this Western Civilization. However, we can still practice the Sadhana of the Aghora and grow further with it, utilizing it within our daily practices.

Every task as Sadhana

Make anything and everything you do as divine action, a practice of Sadhana. Through bathroom trips, to going to the store, to dining. Anything can be looked upon as divine if you make it so. In the IIH they talk about awareness, such as when you are breathing, or eating, performing normal functions. They go on further to discuss pushing thought and impregnation into your food, your air, etc. This is much the same theory and practice, only taking it much further then that, placing it to everything that you do. This is another reason that the Aghora move forward so quickly, everything they do is divine.

Conclusion

This isn't meant as to be everything, it is meant as a guide to get you started, and to intrigue you. I don't expect anyone to go give up everything and attempt to become a Aghora, not at all. But hopefully these practices, and these ideas can be used by some of you here.

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Magick / Taoist Question
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:46:45 AM »
My teacher in Taoism and Martial Arts, he told me that the biggest different between the Chinese methodology of Mysticism, and the Hindu, the goal in Taoism being more focused on the Earth, and mastery of more Earthly things. he gave one example. He said that when the serpent rises from the back and uncoils, it rises upward, to the head (shiva, and then travels down and around, meeting back again. He also said that the immortal fetus is constructed sooner in Taoism then most traditions, creating in upon the Solar Plexus. He said that when the time is right, upon the physical death or when they time is ready, with all of the energy developed within the body and stored over time, the energy is released and absorbed by the immortal body, the ying mind transferred into this body. Nearly nothing left of the physical body other then hair and nails. I red this about the Diamond body and the Rainbow Body. Is there really any difference? Why is the energy kept within the mind and not cycled to create a circuit? He also said that often times Taoists work more with acupuncture points and Skeletal points, and other areas. For example, one of these is the "gate of death", on the back. He said that they don't focus as much on the primary energy points, the Chakras. Is this all true, can someone comment on this?

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Magick / Yogic/Aghora question?
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:41:26 AM »
I have a question about something I have been contemplating. In Sanskrit, the wording "Kita Bhramari Nyaya", the Law of the Caterpillar and the Butterfly". From my understanding, if you focus upon something, you become it. Through focus and concentration you eventually "become" it. The more this is done with more intense ability, the better the results. Not just become something, but master something. Does this refer to Samyama? Just curious if this is the same thing.

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