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    The book covers the history, development and commonly used methods of external therapies of Chinese drugs.

    Consisting of five sections, this is a unique and comprehensive book concerning external therapy and Chinese drugs. It covers not only almost all the clinical departments of TCM such as medicine, surgery, gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology, orthopaedics, etc., but also almost all the main external therapeutic methods with Chinese drugs, such as the Yan Xun Fa method of drug-smoking, Xun Xi Fa method of steaming and drip-washing with drug decoction, and so on. It also introduces the external treatment of 167 diseases with Chinese drugs, and involves more than 600 prescriptions.

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    Daoist Alchemy:



    Nei Gong & Wai Gong



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    FINAL EDITION



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    Finally, 618 pages of the much sought after secret teachings of esoteric Daoist Alchemy are available to the public for comprehensive reading and practice. Written by a Senior Daoist Abbot for his "Wen (Healer/Scholar) - Wu (Martial)" disciples, and now available to serious students for the purpose of experiencing exciting life-changing transformations.

    Finally, the much sought after secret teachings of esoteric Daoist Alchemy are available to the public for comprehensive reading and practice. Written by a Senior Daoist Abbot for his "Wen (Healer/Scholar) - Wu (Martial)" disciples, and now available to serious students for the purpose of experiencing exciting life-changing transformations. The following book contains 618 pages of secret information, including the Different Schools of Training Daoist Alchemy, the Three Cultivation Methods, Five Postnatal Energetic Transformations, Principles of Daoist Dao Yin Training, Yin and Yang Dao Yin Transformational Methods, Understanding Dao Yin Harmony, Energetic and Spiritual Manifestations, Shengong Cultivation Methods, Nourishing and Strengthening the Shen, Housing the Shen, Combining the Shen with the Respiration, Combining the Shen with the Qi, Three Training Levels of Ancient Daoist Mysticism: The Level of Man (Rooting Qi into the Lower Dantian, Circulating Qi through the Seas of Yang and Yin, Macrocosmic Orbit, Regulating the Qi of the Wu Xing, Fusion of the Eight Trigrams, Activating the Belt Vessel, Fusing and Energizing the Taiji Pole, Creating & Controlling the Immortal Fetus), The Level of Earth (description and examples) and The Level of Heaven (description and examples), Introduction to External and Internal Cultivation, External Cultivation Methods, Internal Cultivation Methods, Daoist Five Yang and Yin Organ Exercises, the Daoist Turtle Breathing Technique used for Gathering Qi, Five Yin Organ Energetic Manifestations, and the Old Man and the Tide Pool exercise, and Much More


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    Abraham Abulafia
    Kabbalist and Prophet
    Hermeneutics, Theosophy, and Theurgy

    Elliot Wolfson

    2000 Cherub Press
    247 pp.

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    I.  Abraham Abulafia’s Hermeneutic:  Secrecy and the
    Disclosure of Withholding


    Preservation Of The Secret Through Its Disclosure  9

    Philosophical Esotericism: The Secret That There Is No Secret  38

    Esotericism In The Prophetic Kabbalah: The Secret That Cannot Be
    Kept  52



    II.  The Doctrine of Sefirot in the Prophetic Kabbalah of
    Abraham Abulafia


    Typological Classification Of Theosophic And Ecstatic Kabbalah In
    Modem Scholarship  94

    Typological Classification Of Two Kinds Of Kabbalah In Abulafia’s
    Writings  99

    Abulafia’s Appropriation Of Symbols, Concepts And Terms From Works
    Of Theosophic Kabbalah  114

    The Doctrine Of Sefirot In Abulafia’s Writings  134
    Abulafia’s Interpretation Of Sefirot And The Maimonidean Doctrine Of

    Separate Intellects  152


    III. Mystical Rationalization of the Commandments in the

    Prophetic Kabbalah of Abraham Abulafia
    Exoteric And Esoteric Approaches To The Commandments  186

    Letter-Combination And The Mystique Of The Miswot  197

    Hypemomianism And The Prophetic Kabbalah  204



    Bibliography 229


    Index  242

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    From the Introduction:

    There is little doubt that one of the most colorful figures in the landscape of
    Jewish mysticism was Abraham Abulafia, the self-proclaimed prophet with
    messianic  pretenses who was active  in the second half of the thirteenth
    century, the  precise moment  in medieval Jewish  history that witnessed  an
    impressive proliferation of mystical activity in several geographical settings
    both within the  land  of Israel  and the Diaspora communities,  especially on
    the  European  continent.

    Abulafia’s kabbalah provides the means for one to attain the
    spiritual state of the world-to-come, which for him is the untying of the
    knots that chain the rational soul to the body.  The pursuits of the physical
    world are obstacles on the path towards mystical enlightenment that need to
    be removed by an ascetic discipline before one engages  in the meditational
    practice that leads to the union with the divine. Nevertheless, Abulafia does
    not preach the absolute nullification of the body.  He recognizes  not  only
    that the psychological well-being of the individual depends upon the
    reintegration into the physical world, but that the mystical union itself is
    experienced in somatic, even erotic, terms.

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    Most of us think science is incapable of explaining supernatural phenomena. This would include everything from ghosts and communication with the dead to extrasensory perception (ESP), precognition, and telekinesis. Scientists are generally highly skeptical of the existence of such phenomena because of the lack of the rigorous documentation that science requires. Nevertheless, many great scientists have believed--and do believe--in the supernatural.

    The Paranormal Equation presents an argument for the existence of supernatural phenomena based on the mathematics and science discovered during the last century. It also explains why supernatural phenomena must exist if the universe satisfies certain conditions--conditions which are accepted by many working scientists.

    The Paranormal Equation explores such questions as:
    How can we distinguish between the truly unknown and the supernatural?
    How have scientists attempted to study the supernatural?
    What are the rational reasons for believing in the supernatural?
    Which hypotheses about the universe mandate the existence of supernatural phenomena?

    Anyone interested in how science is beginning to understand and even explain the seemingly unexplainable will want to read this fascinating new title. MsSVig

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    Tai Chi Ch'uan originally consisted of 13 kinetic movements. The kinetic movements consist of 8 postures and 5 stepping methods.
    Four postures (penh, lu, ji, an) are the primary expressions of the internal energy or "jing". The four other postures are combinations of the four primary kings (elbow, shoulder, split, pluck).
    The five stepping methods are forward, back, left, right and central equilibrium.
    All internal forms of Tai Chi Ch'uan use combinations of the 13 kinetic movements to build a detailed and continuous expression of jing.
    As Tai Chi Ch'uan has grow in popularity its forms have been increasingly simplified. One simplification found in most forms today involves moving the torso and legs in a two-dimensional (cylindrical) method, rather than in the three-dimensional (spherical) method that the 13 kinetic movements use to emulate the natural world.
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    These lectures are an in-depth continuation of Prof. Fruehauf’s previously uploaded presentation on Macrocosmic Alchemy, which set out to delineate the basic parameters of the ancient cosmological system that originally informed Chinese medicine theory. They clarify the concept of the mid-level and high-level physician, and gives concrete examples as to how traditional knowledge about the months of the year, stellar constellations, hexagrams, rivers, and tribal territories can be used to significantly enhance diagnostic and treatment skills. Richly illustrated, professionally edited by Kamal Khan. (All presentations in English)
    Running time:  Part 1: 1 hr. 13 mins. | Part 2: 40 mins. | Part 3: 47 mins.
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    THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF CLOUD HANDS – 4 DVD SET

    Long time practitioners often refer to Cloud Hands as the most comprehensive movement in Tai Chi Ch’uan. These DVD’s systematically teach each internal component of Tai Chi Ch’uan as expressed in Cloud Hands. In Cloud Hands all internal expressions are made in a symmetrical format, allowing integration and accessibility.

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    The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of internal movement and training for students of T'ai Chi and other internal martial arts. Step-by-step exercises help to bring the theoretical into concrete practice and application. Author Robert E. Tangora, an accomplished practitioner and teacher of several different styles of T'ai Chi, places a heavy emphasis on the development of internal structure and building a solid foundation in the art's most basic movements. Intermediate and advanced practitioners will discover a deeply interconnected world of practice; beginning students will learn basic training methods that can help them bypass years of incomplete training and erase incorrect habits already formed. Tangora also stresses the importance of meditation and its crucial relationship to the art's health and martial aspects, as well as how to use the spine to integrate movements-especially important for practitioners with back problems who wish to learn how to move without inducing pain. Readers will learn to: … Cultivate internal power … Discover the inner workings of Tai Chi Ch'uan … Understand the meaning of the T'ai Chi classics … Move without injury … Relieve back pain MsSVig

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    Documentary movie "I, THE DECEASED!"

    Record of the custom of the Vlachs of East Serbia to arrange for themselves while still living
    funerary feasts known as pomane, sarandar or kumand.



    Pomana


    Pomana derives from the Romanian and denotes a cyclically recurring meal in honour of the person who died. The term is used only by Vlach-Roma groups whose Romani variants show strong Romanian characteristics. Romanian-orthodox non-Roma also celebrate a pomana. It is however a single event, which takes place six weeks after the funeral.

    The pomana is part of the worship of the ancestors and has Indian-oriental influences that are anchored in all traditional Roma and Sinti groups. Influences of the respective religions have been integrated - like in the case of the pomana - into this religious practice which has been passed down for centuries and adapted to the peoples beliefs. The pomana of the Vlach-Roma structures the mourning period of one year, and separates the central phases from each other.

    The intervals between the pomana are set exactly. For the Austrian Kalderaš the pomana is celebrated seven days, 40 days, six months and one year after the death of the person. There are rituals similar to a pomana also within the Arlije and the Džambas or the Turkish Sepečides. The official death ceremony (mevlût) takes place one week, 40 days, six months and one year after the death of the person like the pomana. The Arlije and the Džambas call the real death meal canlik. The term derives from the Turkish and means "belonging to the soul". In contrast to the pomana the canlik takes place only once and is not linked to a certain moment. The relatives of the dead light a candle and present the halva (a ring of pastry baked in oil). The Sepečides have no common mourning meal. On the third and the seventh day after the funeral the closest members of the family of the dead visit the dead’s relatives and friends and bring with them halva or pišides. The meal, but especially the smell of the oil, is believed to calm the spirit of the dead.

    Ceremony

    It is obligatory for the relatives and the friends of the dead to participate in a pomana. Different rituals in honour of the dead and to calm down his mulo also characterise the first pomana of the Kalderaš. In contrast to the other ceremonies the Austrian Kalderaš do not greet each other by shaking hands at the funeral and at a pomana, which presumably goes back to the ritual cleanliness rules relating to death. [ Žužo] At the beginning of the meal the room is incensed. They go around the table three times. The Romanian Kalderaš use the following incantation:
    Te primin le mulekhê o Del e pomana kadja, aj te xan la źuvindi!
    "God, this pomana shall be for this dead, eat!"

    All the guests as well as all items which are necessary for the meal (tables, stools, place setting etc.) have to be counted and result in an odd number. Also in the passages for the funerals of the dead in the Indian Veda, (holy scriptures of Hinduism), the odd numbers carry much relevance. According to one rule, for example, only an odd number of pallbearers must carry the dead to the place of cremation. This indicates that there is still one place reserved for the dead. Also on the table of the pomana a place is assigned to the dead. In some cases his clothes are laid on the chair, which later on are given to persons who had a close relation with the dead and have not got much money. Some groups used to cover the ground with the clothes of the dead. In case the dead was a smoker, cigarettes are lighted. In terms of preparing the meal there are also prohibitions that are similar to the rules of the Indian Veda. For example during a pomana no meals may be prepared which require a turning movement (e.g. with a spit). The Romanian Kalderaš collect the remaining food and throw it into the river.

    Belief in the mulo and the 40 day pomana

    The 40 day pomana carries the most importance. The Roma believe that the death’s spirit can come back for a certain period. For the Kalderaš this period of a possible return is 40 days, for other groups (e.g. the Sinti) this period lasts one year. Only then the dead can be admitted to the community of the ancestors who mean good to the people. In certain situations it can be desired that the spirit of the dead appears and shows a special form of affection. If the negative influence of the mulo is feared there are certain rituals that fulfil a protective function.

    One possibility to calm down the mulo is to place a bowl with flour and water on the windowsill and to search for traces in it the following morning. According to the Kalderaš the traces indicate how the mulo is and what are the needs of the mulo. If the conclusion is that the mulo is hungry, a lamb is slaughtered in honour of the dead in order to make the mulo favourably disposed. The Romanian Kalderaš take some soil from the grave of the dead and throw it into a well. It is believed that the spirit of the dead "suffocates" and therefore is hindered from exerting its influence.

    The 40 day pomana puts a ritual end to the influence exerted by the dead’s spirit. According to the beliefs of the Romanian Kalderaš, bees symbolise the final transition of the dead from this life to the one after. If during the 40 day pomana a bee appears and again flies away, this indicates the spirit’s departure towards the Kingdom of the dead. Since the threat exerted by the mulo is considered to be over by the 40 day pomana, the further meals give relatives and friends the chance to pay their last respects and take their leave of the dead. On the first anniversary of the funeral the last meal takes place. With this last meal the mourning period is finally concluded. MsSVig

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    Like the internal treatments of traditional Chinese medicine, the external therapies of TCM are equally important and essential parts of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of TCM. Compared with the therapy of internal medicine, the external therapies are safe and no invasion with lasting effect but no involvement of metabolism and therefore more indicated for the old and young who are reluctant or unable to take oral medications.
    The book introduces 43 external therapies of TCM which work to effectively threat diseases by stimulating the body surface through medication, photoelectric magnetic field and instrument, leading to dredging meridians and regulating qi, blood and function of internal organs through skin-penetrating absorption and meridian qi induction.  Each therapy covers the preparation of external application agents or instrument, operation approaches, clinical application and treatment of diseases in subspecialties and attention points. In addition, the sketch maps of operation are also combined here to help better understanding and learning.
    The book is suitable for readers who are TCM external therapy doctors, the faculty and students of the universities of TCM, TCM external therapy fans, personnel going abroad, oversea TCM external therapy practitioners and international students.

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    Our lives are filled with everyday questions of fact and finance. Which investment brings the highest return? What school district is the house in? What will this candidate do if elected? But the really fundamental questions of our lives, says Professor Patrick Grim, are questions of neither fact nor finance. They are questions of value. They are the deep questions that apply to every aspect of our lives.

    What is it that gives something genuine value? What things are really worth striving for? What is it that makes life worth living? Are there values that transcend cultural differences? Can we have ethical values without religion? If the universe operates in terms of deterministic laws, how can there be real choice? Is all value subjective? We can even ask if life is always worth living, or whether in some situations we would be better off dead.

    Questions of Value is a course for anyone who has ever felt the tug of such questions or who wants to fine-tune their ability to see how deeper questions of ethics and values apply to the choices that make up their lives.

    In presenting this philosophical examination of the range of decisions we all encounter as we live our lives, Professor Grim has placed the accent on individual choice—and has not shied away from controversy. The issues he presents for your examination cover evolution and ethics, about whether punishment is justified by retribution or by deterrence, and about the differing lessons drawn from life's worst horrors by both religious and antireligious traditions.

    What values, for instance, are involved in thinking about life and death? What values are evident in a yearning for immortality? The lines of discussion raised throughout the course are regularly as provocative as these, and Professor Grim means them to be exactly that.

    "The purpose of the lectures," he notes, "is, first and foremost, to open issues for thoughtful consideration ... [to] give an appreciation for the complex concepts that lie just beneath our everyday patterns of evaluation, and for some of the bold and insightful reflections that can illuminate them.

    "The student can expect to finish the course with some new and interesting answers, and a command of important philosophical arguments and approaches, but also with some new and interesting questions about values."

    A Challenge to Look Inward

    "The course is designed not to close debate but to open it, not to end controversy but to facilitate reflective thought. It was Socrates who said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' This course offers the tools necessary for examining the values that guide our lives."

    Best known for his logical arguments in the philosophy of religion and his groundbreaking work in philosophical computer modeling, Professor Grim has published across an extraordinary range of disciplines, from theoretical biology to artificial intelligence and computer science.

    With these lectures he returns to his abiding interest in values. He uses his award-winning teaching skills to draw on almost every expression of human endeavor, bringing to life not only the fundamental questions of the course but the insights gleaned by the thinkers and artists who have grappled with those same questions for thousands of years.

    The net he casts encompasses history, beginning with Herodotus and running through usury in feudalism's seignorial system right up through more contemporary subjects such as the cases of Patty Hearst and John W. Hinckley. Theoretical economics makes an appearance as well, as does game theory from John von Neumann to Robert Axelrod's work on cooperation. He delves into both theoretical biology and sociobiology through the work of E. O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins on altruism and evolution. There is even a foray into physics, as quantum mechanics is used to discuss determinism. His discussion of relativism brings in aspects of anthropology, and an exploration of the role of rules in our lives draws on psychology, examining the work of Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg.

    But it isn't only scientists whose work inevitably forces us to consider our values. The questions we ask and the answers we seek also figure prominently in the work of writers as varied as Charles Dickens, Peter S. Beagle, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ursula Le Guin, Mark Twain, Anne Rice, and Jorge Luis Borges. Even John Ford's classic western film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, is brought into the mix.

    In exploring the course's varied sources, Professor Grim takes great care in ensuring that every concept addressed in a later lecture has been clearly introduced earlier. His presentation—even of the most nuanced material—is consistently clear, even to those with no background in philosophy.

    A Range of Tools to Make even Complex Concepts Clear

    Professor Grim has put together a course in which concepts are animated through both vivid examples drawn from real life and equally vivid "thought experiments"—hypothetical situations devised by philosophers to isolate and illustrate key concepts in readily accessible terms.

    One of those thought experiments has its roots in the "evil demon" of Descartes' Meditations and is further developed in the work of both Robert Nozick and Hilary Putnam—and you may even recognize it in the theme of The Matrix films. In this example of a so-called "magic button" case, Professor Grim poses the question of whether one would accept a choice of pushing a button that would give everyone a very nice, but merely virtual, life—a life lived simply as a brain in a vat, experiencing as "real" the imaginary existence fed it by a master computer.

    This particular thought experiment, along with G. E. Moore's famous one of imagining a universe containing nothing but the single thing you wish to evaluate, are two of the examples Professor Grim uses to discuss the question of whether values are objective or subjective. Both are remarkable for the clarity they bring to a complex subject.

    In still another example of the tool kit offered as an aid to "doing philosophy," Professor Grim recalls the story of the Ford Pinto, built with a rear-mounted gas tank likely to explode in a collision. At least 500 burn deaths resulted, and many lawsuits were brought against the Ford Motor Company—bringing to light what some might consider the cold-blooded cost-benefit analysis of human worth that the Ford company had used to make its design decisions.

    That analysis is one of the centerpieces of Professor Grim's discussion of the "cash value" of a human life and the ways people have tried to put an actual value on something most people are tempted to say has "infinite value."

    The result is a fascinating discussion not only of the choices made by Ford but of the very different kinds of value that are evident in our decisions as individuals and as a society.

    "Values for beings like us," Professor Grim notes, "are inescapable, but because we want our values to be right, reflection on values—given the particular values we have and for rationally placed beings like us—is also inescapable. ...

    "The philosopher John Dewey somewhere characterizes philosophy as such an inquiry, and he gives an important warning: that an inquiry of ideas, like every other real exploration, is intellectually dangerous.

    "Once you start to think critically about ideas, once you are no longer satisfied with familiar beliefs just because they are familiar, you can no longer be certain what conclusions you will come to."


    Course Lecture Titles

         1. Questions of Value
         This lecture explains the basic structure of the course and its approaches to ethical, aesthetic, pragmatic, religious, and cultural values.

         2. Facts and Values
         This lecture focuses on the fundamental contrast between questions of value and questions of fact, drawing from sources both literary and philosophical, including Kierkegaard, Hume, Searle, and Jose Luis Borges.

         3. Lives to Envy, Lives to Admire
         "What makes a life a good life?" is a question too rarely asked. This lecture emphasizes that question against the background of Plato's Republic, Plato's Philebus, and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, examining the basic tension that separates two very different approaches to the answer.

         4. Foundations of Ethics—Theories of the Good
         Ethical evaluation is more complicated than simple judgments of "right" and "wrong." This lecture explores ethical theories based on the concept of the good as opposed to the right, emphasizing the approach set forth by Utilitarian philosophers like Bentham, Mill, and Moore.

         5. Foundations of Ethics—Theories of the Right
         Continuing the examination of ethical evaluation begun in Lecture 4, this lecture introduces the idea of a pure right-based theory, exemplified by the work of Immanuel Kant.

         6. Thoughts on Religion and Values
         This lecture explains why most contemporary philosophers think that values not only can be talked about independently of religion, but should be, examining an argument from Plato's Euthyphro that remains forceful against any Divine Command theory of ethics.

         7. Life’s Priorities
         This lecture introduces a simple method for examining one's own priorities in life, as well as drawing upon both Plato's Philebus and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics to enrich that examination.

         8. The Cash Value of a Life
         How much is a human life really worth? This lecture explores some of the abstract questions raised by the Ford Pinto case and then moves on to examine whether there are things worth dying for.

         9. How Do We Know Right from Wrong?
         This lecture examines a range of positions in the attempt to construct a better theory of ethical knowledge, including the Skeptic's gambit, A. J. Ayer's theory of Emotivism, and Plato's view of ethical perception.

         10. Cultures and Values—Questions of Relativism
         This lecture begins a two-lecture examination of cultures and values by asking whether values are culturally relative and introducing three theories of relativism: descriptive, ethical, and prescriptive.

         11. Cultures and Values—Hopi, Navajo, and Ik
         Do different cultures have fundamentally different ethical values? This lecture examines three famous anthropological studies in trying to arrive at an answer.

         12. Evolution, Ethics, and Game Theory
         This lecture examines two areas of research that promise us a better understanding of social ethics: sociobiology, introduced by E. O. Wilson and further developed by Richard Dawkins, and game theory, as it is applied to questions of social dynamics.

         13. The objective Side of Value
         Are values purely a matter of subjectivity, or is there an objective side to value? Do subjective states give the whole story about value, or is there something important beyond them? A provocative "thought experiment" is but one of the ways this lecture looks for answers.

         14. Better Off Dead
         Can someone really be "better off dead"? Ideas drawn from Epicurus and Lucretius began our examination, which concludes with a provocative consideration of the rationality of suicide.

         15. A Picture of Justice
         What, exactly, is "justice"? This lecture draws on philosophers like Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Rawls, and Nozick in the attempt to paint a picture of what justice really demands; what a truly just society would have to be like.

         16. Life’s Horrors
         Life is filled with many arbitrary and freakish horrors, including natural evils like earthquakes, floods, and disease and man-made evils like rape, slaughter, torture, and war. This lecture examines the different lessons drawn from them by two different traditions—the religious and the anti-religious.

         17. A Genealogy of My Morals
         Why do we hold the ethical positions that we do? Knowledge of the history of our ethical conceptions can make us rethink and reevaluate our own moral views and may thereby lead us to change them.

         18. Theories of Punishment
         What justification is there for the death penalty? What justification is there for punishment in general? This lecture focuses on the ethical issues that lie beneath the legal controversies, examining two competing ideas regarding the justification of punishment: retributive theory and deterrence theory.

         19. Choice and Chance
         Two people may have precisely the same motives and intentions: to kill someone. One succeeds and is found guilty of murder. The other misses the targeted victim or has a gun that misfires and is found guilty only of attempted murder. Their sentences end up being very different. Can that be just? We examine the contemporary debate over the role of "moral luck."

         20. Free Will and Determinism
         Everything we do seems to be determined by two factors: (1) our biological makeup, for which we are not responsible, and (2) our environment, for which we are not responsible. How then can we be held responsible for the things we do?

         21. Images of Immortality
         Would you like to be immortal? If so, under what conditions? In examining the question, this lecture draws on sources as diverse as novelists Charles Dickens, Peter S. Beagle, and Anne Rice, and philosophers Derek Parfit and Bernard Williams.

         22. Ethical Knowledge, Rationality, and Rules
         Is ethics essentially a matter of rules, or is it something else? If there are reasons why one consideration outweighs another, can those be made explicit? Our search for answers involves Piaget, Kohlberg, Ross, Aristotle, and Nagel, as well as analogies from linguistics and computer science.

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         If two moral worldviews are in conflict, how is any resolution between them possible? This lecture examines the question using John Ford's classic western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and also looks at comparisons between changes in scientific and moral worldviews.

         24. Summing Up
         This lecture summarizes the course in terms of overarching themes, sources, philosophical methodologies and techniques, and conclusions about values and their roles in our lives.
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    Taoist alchemy. Sequence of the development of the mysterious vessel volume


    Year: 2006
    Country: Russia
    Genre: Video Training
    Duration: 00:56:26
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    Description: At the beginning of our era in China began to form a system of knowledge, which requires a practical understanding of the properties of the body. This system took shape knowledge into practice, rooted in ancient times from us and received the name of "The Art of the transformation of internal and external."
    The vessels of the human body (feet, knees, hips, hands, elbows, shoulders, abdomen, chest, head) are not only the physiological structure consisting of muscles, nerves and bones. Any of nine receptacles is a thin energy structure serving as a power storage of the power receptacles to the other, i.e. communication, and, most importantly, a certain energy generation, its intrinsic qualities necessary for human development.
    Presented practice is aimed at the development of vascular knees, which also has the name "Mystery vessel of volume." Knowledge applied followers of internal alchemy, can be used by people who want to improve their health and achieve longevity.

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    The peace-loving Lord of the Hindu Trinity, Vishnu is the Preserver or Sustainer of life with his steadfast principles of order, righteousness and truth. When these values are under threat, Vishnu emerges out of his transcendence to restore peace and order on earth.

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    02 . Vishnu Sthuthi - Uma Mohan
    03 . Peetika - Uma Mohan
    04 . Sankalpam- Uma Mohan
    05 . Dhyanam_Stotram - Uma Mohan
    06 . Phalashruthi - Uma Mohan
    07 . Gajendra Moksham - Uma Mohn

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    This book contains 60 articles written by different astrologers who follow Krishnamurti Paddhati only. Published by Krishman & Co.

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    Preface, by K. Ganapathy

    1. Progeny & romance
    2. Romance & marriage
    3. Is progeny promised?
    4. Why progeny prolonged?
    5. Love marriage
    6. The prenatal epoch & progeny K.P.R.P.
    7. Marriage & romance life
    8. KP name of confidence in astrology, "love" - before & after marriage
    9. Marriage punarphoo & KP
    10. Love & marriage
    11. When is the marriage - through KP
    12. Stellar astrology & child birth
    13. Marriage & married life
    14. Wife pregnant or not?
    15. Will my love affair materialize?
    16. Issueless due to non attaining puberty
    17. No issue at all
    18. By what time shall I be blessed with a child?
    19. Delivery before maturity time
    20. Prospects of child birth - KP reveals
    21. Death of all children
    22. Astro-diagnosis of pregnancy
    23. Krishnamurti Padhdhati confirms "delivery of female baby"
    24. Child birth & the wonderful behavior of sub
    25. Any child for me
    26. Premature delivery
    27. Ruling planets & child birth
    28. "Will I get married?"
    29. Can the time of child birth be assured by KP?

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    Chinese scalp acupuncture has proven to be superior to other acupuncture methods and most Western modalities, particularly in its immediate effect in treating central nervous system disorders…In the past, the use of scalp acupuncture among Western practitioners has been unsatisfactory largely because of the very limited number of highly experienced teachers and the absence of an authoritative and practical text for scalp acupuncture in English. It is our hope that this situation will begin to change after our book is studied and its principles and protocols are applied by acupuncture practitioners.”

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    Incredible book on meditation. See : http://theoccult.bz/details.php?id=2668 for the  audio guided meditations. Highly recommended!

    What would happen if you were to allow everything to be exactly as it is? If you gave up the need for control, and instead embraced the whole of your experience in each moment that arose? In the fourteen years that he studied Zen, Adyashanti found that most seasoned meditators had used the practice as "an end instead of a means to an end." What he ultimately realized was that only when you let go of all techniques even the concept of yourself as a meditator will you open to the art of True Meditation, dwelling in the natural state. True Meditation invites you to join the growing number of seekers who have been touched by the wisdom of Adyashanti to learn: How to make the "effortless effort" that will vivify the present moment Meditative self-inquiry and "The Way of Subtraction" how to ask a spiritually powerful question and determine the real answer

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    La Puerta de la Sabiduría: Yogas contemplativos y curativos taoístas y budistas, adaptados para los practicantes occidentales de la Vía.






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    The book consists of two parts. The first is devoted to Taoist teachings; the second, to the mahayana Buddhism. In both cases the theory and practice are exposed separately. The theoretical part summarizes the principles and fundamental points of view; in practice, are described in detail the various exercises (prostrations, chanting, mantras, mudras, visualizations, creative arts, diet, sex...). Many chapters close with a brief Chinese tale full of humor and sentiment, which serves to highlight important aspects of the doctrine.

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    Formulas From The Golden Cabinet With Songs: Vol. I-III
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    The formulas of Zhang Zhongjing are the foundations of Chinese medicine. As a result, physicians from the Han Dynasty onward wrote commentaries and explanations of Zhang's formulas, although practitioners who do not read Chinese have before now had little access to these works.
    The Formulas of the Golden Cabinet with Songs is a nineteenth century commentary by Chen Xiuyuan on the Jin Gui Yao Lüe (Essentials from the Golden Cabinet), the famous Han dynasty formulary and companion volume to the Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage) by Zhang Zhongjing. Translated by Sabine Wilms to the highest academic standards and yet eminently readable and intended for clinical application, the present volume discusses the first 100 formulas contained in the Han source text. To explain the internal logic of the formulas, interaction of medicinals, and precise clinical indications, the author quotes a selection of commentators and physicians throughout the ages while also stating his own understanding. Beginning with a full translation of the Jin Gui source text, each entry appears as its own vignette that includes indications and associated symptoms, formula ingredients (converted into modern measurements), instructions for preparation, and commentary. The present edition is bilingual in Chinese and English. To increase clinical applicability, we have also included brief modern monographs for each formula in the appendix. An extensive 324-page book, this is a must-have for all Jingui lovers out there.
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    For some, controversial, for others, a long-awaited response to a profound yearning—Kriya Secrets Revealed dares to break the rules of secrecy surrounding the teachings of Kriya Yoga in the form of a Practical Workbook, a format intended to simplify the spiritual journey through Kriya for peoples of all ages, races, religions and beliefs.

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    This intensely antinomian grimoire elaborates the occult, magical and initiatory work of two esoteric orders: the Arcanum Ordo Nigri Solis and the Ordo Hermeticum Sinistrum. Presenting the aeonic history, mythic imagery, and arcane aesthetics of the Black Sun along with its alchemical and astrological aspects and significances, this opus includes a concise though multi-faceted system of esoteric correspondences suitable for work with the Black Sun on microcosmic, mesocosmic, and macrocosmic levels.

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