Wuji Qi Gong And The Secret Of Immortality

 

In Wuji Qi Gong And The Secret Of Immortality, Stephen Elliott and Dr. Meng-Sheng Lin, O.M.D., L.Ac., unravel the 7000 year old  mystery of the “Bagua” or 8 Trigrams of the Yi Jing to reveal one of it’s surprising inner meanings – the secret of immortality.  In this short and unusual work, Elliott and Lin put forward a practical and philosophical discussion of this ancient Taoist practice for promoting health, well-being, and longevity that they refer to as  Wuji Qi Gong. The method is one of aligning with The Way of Heaven vs. going along with The Way of Earth. While this sounds mysterious, the authors shine a compelling light of logic and simplicity on this startling concept. To our knowledge, their explanation has never before been articulated, at least not in the English language! The practice of Wuji Qi Gong involves “integration” of the four primordial elements Air, Earth, Fire, and Water, in effect “reordering” the elements in man such that they produce life vs. consume it, the outcome being health, vitality, and longevity, vs. decay and death. Wuji Qi Gong is the 3rd book by life scientist, inventor, and accomplished student of Eastern yogic and martial arts, Stephen Elliott. His first 2 books, The New Science of Breath andCoherent Breathing - The Definitive Method, both with Dee Edmonson, R.N., BCIAC-EEG, put forward a ground breaking theory of the relationship between Coherent Breathing, circulation, and autonomic nervous function. Coherent Breathing is presently used by tens of thousands of individual users and health professionals in over a dozen countries.

A New Book by Stephen Elliott with Dr. Meng Sheng Lin

author of

The New Science Of Breath

and

Coherent Breathing - The Definitive Method

                                               Reviews                                       

This scholarly book explores the metaphysical basis and practice of WuJiShi QiGong, a very deep and ancient path for longevity and spiritual development. Written for serious students, it hones in on the essential practice. Those who train with an accomplished teacher will find it even more valuable. By making knowledge of WuJiShi QiGong accessible, Stephen Elliott brings a special gift to Western practitioners. This challenging and worthwhile form of practice is made available for those wishing to join mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Richard Brown, M.D.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wuji Qi Gong is an excellent introduction to qi gong practice, gently taking the beginner through the fundamentals that apply to both static and moving styles. I like the way the authors root the practice in the discusson of the primordial elements and their novel explanation of the wisdom contained in the trigrams and hexagrams of the Yi Jing, the interpenetration of Yin and Yang, and the subtleties of Chinese internal alchemy.

Richard Bertschinger, Author, The Secret of Everlasting Life

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wuji Qi Gong casts a whole new light on the practice of standing meditation. The authors have done a tremendous job linking the fundamentals of the practice to the ancient concept of the primordial elements and the method to achieve self-transformation and longevity. It is presented in a clear step-by-step way, enabling both the newcomer and long time practitioner to deepen their understanding and experience. It has inspired me to renew my practice of standing meditation and my study of the Yi Jing.

Jacques Bélanger, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Practitioner

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This ancient archetypal diagram is where the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, and the eternal laws of nature meet for reflection, understanding and integration into daily life.  As a teacher and practitioner of TCM, I encourage you to re-examine your practice in the light of these profound ideas about Fire and Water and their part in health and aging.

Carol Elliott, L.Ac., Qi Gong Teacher and Colleague

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As a practitioner it is a real pleasure to recommend this fine work. The authors have made what was previously hidden - visible, and what was previously complex - simple. From their bare bones easy to follow explanation of the ordering of the elemental hexagrams of the Yi Jing to the no nonsense "how to" of the stages of practice, they have managed to capture what others have only hinted at previously. Their elucidation of attentional focus, the real meaning of the turning of the light around, and the need to keep breathing/relaxing... These gems alone will make this a beloved classic to be read, used, shared, discussed, and re-read around the globe for lifetimes to come. Bravo!

Stephen Michael Hawley, Personal Enrichment Programs

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have found Wuji Qi Gong to be a very clear sustainable practice which will lead to significant improvement in physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Stephen Elliott and Dr. Meng-Sheng Lin have correctly understood and described the approach to qi cultivation as articulated in traditional literature via descriptions of the process of the reversal and intermingling of the elemental relationships of the body. To be able to apprehend and share in a practical way the fruits of Eastern natural sciences is significant accomplishment reflecting decades of effort and experimentation. Wuji Qigong additionally rests on a substantial understanding of western physiology and is positioned to contribute to any future dialogues on the scientific exploration of the development of human potential. To reconcile the insights of the past with the terms of the future is to live most fully in the present. Like the ancient sages, the authors have indeed pointed the way. 

Brian McKenna DOM, Lic. Ac.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is with great pleasure and some small measure of pride that I recommend this book, Wuji Qi Gong, by my former student and assistant instructor from The Gompa Center, Stephen Elliott. Mr. Elliott is a most erudite scholar of oriental mythology, science, history and Daoist longevity concepts. This volume is a testament to his ability to penetrate into the mysteries of Daoist esoteric knowledge in a way that few Westerners are capable of, while making these principles and concepts clear to the general public. Mr. Elliott’s ability to break these difficult concepts down to understandable theories and exercises that make sense to the reader is nothing short of revolutionary and much needed in today’s over stressed world.

John P. Painter, Ph.D., ND, Director of The Gompa Center for Chinese and Tibetan Internal Martial Arts and Health Studies

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In Wuji Qi Gong, Elliott and Lin shine the light of deep understanding over the Yi Jing by translating its esoteric principles into a series of simple, integrated exercises that will rejuvenate the practitioner. I heartily recommend this book to anyone seeking a meditative “map” that leads to health and longevity.

Master Robert Peng, Founder, Elixir Light Qigong

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Indeed, this method connects our inner circuitry to the omnipresent ever flowing qi, allowing it to do what it does – heal, protect, and empower. Without sacrifice, Wuji Qi Gong reveals and simplifies complicated ancient teachings in a way that is manageable for the 21st century Western mind. Jenna Ritter, Founder, Dhara

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Elliott and Lin have done an excellent job at breaking down the step-by-step method of training in the little known method of Wuji Qi Gong. Their insights into the historical and philosophical basis of the method is truly profound. To my knowledge their explanation of the four primordial elements and the Yi Jing has never before been presented. It has inspired me to delve deeper into my work with this meditation system. Thanks for sharing this gem.

Andrew Stronski, Martial Arts Colleague

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After many years of seeking the way to heightened understanding and awareness through the practice of yoga, martial arts, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuji Qi Gong And The Secret Of Immortality makes the ultimate goal seem attainable. It provides in depth explanation and easy to follow guidance to what is otherwise a very complex subject. Anyone dedicated to the journey of self-discovery will find it to be of great value.

Kristin Turner, Yoga and Martial Arts Colleague

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

COHERENCE Press

inquiries@coherencepress.com

Purchase

Copyright 2009