Tomorrow morning a select group of dedicated individuals gather to explore the ancient secrets of Taoist magic. These are the secrets of communing with spirit, cleansing auras and clearing space, dreams and crystals, lower world journeys, guides and totems. This is the magic of healing and of power.
‘The Taoist Canon describes how a group of Aryans were shipwrecked on the South China shore thousands of years ago. They did not die, nor have children, and became known as the Shining Ones. They transmitted their secret magical and healing practices to the shamans. When Buddhism came to China, shamans were persecuted, like witches in the west, so they became Taoists, rivals to the Buddhists, and continued their practices in secret, using only internal energy, internal alchemy, without the use of accessories to identify themselves. The saying goes “you cannot tell a sage by his clothes.” They were also known as magicians, wizards and sorcerers. Yes, Taoism is magic.’ (Mantak Chia interviewed by Kris Deva North, 1998)
Communing with Spirit Journey through the Inner Eye, Heaven’s Garden, Moon Gates, Steps and Chambers. Affirmations
Guides Totems and Animals Taoist Medicine Wheel, relationships to other traditions
Space Clearing and Cleansing Personal, General and Specific
Shamanic Tools & Uses Intuition, dreams, prayer and ceremony, hands, wand, bowl, drum, fan, incense, sage, water, herbs
Crystal Seminar exploring the stone people, ancient allies and healing tools of the shaman
Shamanic Techniques Intention, visualisation, communing with others; drilling, cutting, separating
Aura Seeing, sensing, feeling, healing
Directing Aura, energy field, anatomy, meridians and points
Adapting other traditions Hawaiian Calabash of Light; Native American medicine cards
Practice Evaluation, application
Daily practice on this workshop includes the ‘Hands of Light’ (Cosmic Chi Kung) exercises to develop sensitivity to etheric fields and enhance healing power.
Reading resource for this workshop is Taoist Medicine Wheel – Tao of the Shaman 1
This workshop is pre-requisite for Step 5, Tao of the Shaman You can continue with Taoist Shamanic Training by going on through Steps 4 and 5 (Steps 1 to 3 pre-requisite).