From the Publisher
Would you like to be able to heal yourself or others? How about communicate with spirits or pick up the energies within objects? Would you like to be able to use your mind to make things move? And would you like to do all of this without any sort of expensive paraphernalia? Then you need to get Chi Gung
by L. V. Carnie.
This is truly an astonishing book, filled with all sorts of rarely revealed techniques. The book instructs in everything from diet to exercise. It shows you how to prepare mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It teaches the exercises you need to learn in order to see what the energy of the body (called "chi) feels like, how to enhance it and cycle it throughout your body, and then how to use it for everything from healing to magick.
You'll discover that breathing properly is the single most important concept in chi gung. It enables you to increase or decrease the amount and flow of chi in your body. There are three main styles of breathing for chi gung: natural breathing (what happens when you concentrate on the movements or positions of the various exercises while not thinking about any breathing pattern), Buddhist breathing (deep breathing that coordinates your breathing with the movement of your diaphragm and stomach muscles), and Taoist reverse breathing (the opposite of Buddhist breathing). How they are used is explained in the book.
The practice of the techniques in this book will help you to stay sharp and even get smarter. They will help you withstand heat, cold, and pain. They will even help you to defend yourself by discovering how to sense danger.
In a very real sense, the possibilities that are open to a student of chi gung are almost limitless. If you are already practicing any system of magick, spirituality, or martial arts, you owe it to yourself to add the techniques of Chi Gung
to your practices.
About the Author
L.V. (Lily) Carnie has devoted her life to the study and daily practice of Two-Spirit (Berdache) shamanism and the ancient Chinese art of Chi Gung. She has found that these two esoteric disciplines have helped her realize her potential as both a healer and energy specialist. She lives her art in everything she does. Her expertise in Chi Gung comes from practicing the art on a daily basis while learning from a variety of teachers.
In addition to Chi Gung, her interests include practicing a variety of indigenous esoteric magickal systems, as well as Tanzanian Drunken Chimpanzee-Style Monkey Kung Fu. She likes belly dancing, fencing, stunt kite flying, and sewing, and enjoys playing musical instruments such as the Celtic lap harp, fiddle, and penny whistle for the animals and plants living in wild places.
She spends the majority of her time healing plants, animals, and people as she encounters them. She also teaches Chi Gung and Two-Spirit shamanism to anybody who is interested in learning