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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; 1 edition (September 8, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567181139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567181135
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

Customer Reviews

I wish scientists read this book too, and do a research.
Pegasus
This book is very easy to read and more importantly easy to understand.
W. Lambdin
I recommend this book to both newbies and advanced practitioners .
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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Ea Ea on December 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
I find this book to be superb. I am particularly attacted to its flexibility, which fits in with the fact that the form of Chi Gung which Ms. Carnie practices is "The Flowing".

Lily Carnie is a skilled teacher unlike many who know *how* to do something but don't know how to pass on that ability. The Olympic coach Laurence E.Morehouse found that an extremely ineffective way to teach someone how to use their body is to tell them what to do with the various parts of their body. What works is to give them an IMAGE to hold in their mind. Ms. Carnie in her section on breathing, "... the most important skill you will learn in practicing this ancient art.", shows her awareness of this principle: "Imagine you are inhaling a delicate silk thread and if you breathe too harshly, quickly, or spasmodically, it will break."

What motivated me to write this review was the "Astonishing bad" review of Kenneth Robinson. I found his review "helpful" in recommending anything on Chi Gung by Lam Kam Chuen or B. K. Frantzis. I have to assume that, in sharp contrast to the flexibility of Lily Carnie, their works would exhibit the rigidity so dramatically displayed by Mr. Robinson.

But to return to "Life as it Should be" as we say in Maine, L.V.Carnie's "Chi Gung" will broaden the vistas of your life.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By W. Lambdin VINE VOICE on May 29, 1998
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I highly recommend this book. This is a rare book. It covers both the physical (Wai Dan), and mental (Nei Dan) aspects of Chi Kung, and Tai Chi Chuan.
This book has approximately 100 exercizes to try.
This book is very easy to read and more importantly easy to understand.
The Information dealinng with the meridians discussed on pages 34-40 is worth the cost of the book alone!
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By "intentaccess" on May 8, 2001
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This book was very enlightening . The author wrote this in a very unique way, very personal and to the second person which makes it very intimate. This reading was easily absorbed and the graphics make it visual from cover to cover. It covers the meridians and theory in general. Then gives you exercises to help you develop your Chi. Then how to include Chi Gung exercises into your daily actions. It even discusses some things that can be made possible at even higher levels. This book had truly wonderful insight how Chi Gung can help you change your awareness and refurbish your child-like wonder and positive reception for the world just about. All and All a wonderful book!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1998
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This book is much deeper than any other self-help type book that I have ever read. The material is fresh and the perspective is totally unique. It is a right-brained styled, easy to read and understand book. The secret to the book seems to be that the exercises only appear to be simple. In actuality, they are able to improve the skill of not only the beginner but also the advanced student and even the master. In fact, the secret behind this book seems to be its very simplicity because the book shows how mastering the basics is really the key to success in any field from business to professional sports.
This is truly a wonderful book. Lily is a knowledgeable and understanding teacher who knows how to present and teach advanced topics using simple exercises and concepts. All that the reader needs is an open mind and patience.
Many of the advanced techniques might be unfamiliar to the average reader but Lily's stories and examples are detailed and if the reader is open-minded, it is easy to sense the genuiness and authenticity of what she says.
The 100 or so exercises consist of apparantly simple activities such as breathing and meditation but as any skilled practitioner in any field knows, it is the repeated practice of the basics which leads to mastery.
One of the unique elements of this book is that Lily reveals the skills of a full Chi Gung program ranging from the beginner to the master. She openly stresses the basics and only apparantly alludes to some of the most advanced skills, but in actuality, she carefully weaves a pattern of writing that teaches the reader the proper skill development at the proper time for their personal situation.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 1998
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Being a reader of many Chi Gung books, I've noted that some tend to focus on techniques and systems, going into elaborate details on forms, postures, diagrams and the like. Others tend to discuss principles and concepts and then demonstrate how various Chi Gung practices incorporate them. Ms Carnie's book definately falls into the latter category and takes it to level I've not seen before. It seems like her fundamental precept is this...if Chi is indeed a universal force then it is available to be experienced, sensed and applied everywhere not just in a martial arts studio while doing this form or that exercise. Ms Carnie helps to bring an "everyday" aspect to the study of Chi. She begins by laying the foundation and then goes on to an extremely diverse variety of training exercises intended to enhance your experiences with Chi. The last portion of the book does discuss some extraordinary abilities that have been traditionally associated with Taoist Wizardry, yet I found that the way she handles those topics to be a reasonable extension of the principles of Chi awareness she discusses earlier. Some may prefer a detailed focus on technique while others may prefer the more relaxed and open style of Ms Carnie. Each reader will have to decide if this approach is effective for them, but I've found this book to be an honest and sincere work dedicated to increasing one's awareness of Chi.
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