The Search for Mind-Body Energy: Meditation, Medicine & Martial Arts (Paperback)

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Part scientific study, part adventure. The Search for Mind-Body Energy is the most comprehensive discussion on internal energy - the life force - ever presented.

In this powerful guide, John Bracy - martial arts master, international instructor, and author of Ba Gua: Hidden Knowledge in the Taoist Internal Martial Art - shares his life-long collection of research, lore, and personal notes to reveal the meaning behind, and secrets of, internal energy.

Follow the East/West quest from ancient secret traditions to modern-day practices and scientific investigations to uncover the meaning of "subtle" ("internal") human energy.

Discover how holistic intention and internal coherence optimizes, and empowers, your mind-body potential, explore in context of:

- The healing force of the non-contact healer

- The internal power of the t'ai-chi ch'uan and aikido master

- The prana of the yogi

- The enlightenment of the Buddhist monk

- The "inner heat" of the Tibetan tantric master

- The qi energy tapped by the acupuncturist and qigong practitioner

- The mana of the Hawaiian shaman

- The source of influence for those who practice conscious intention

- The transumation of sexual energy practiced by tantric masters and the Taoist alchemist

- Cutting edge mind-body technology for the elite athlete, and more

Share in the discussion of mind over matter as you join us in the quest to uncover the ultimate secrets, and potential, of your mind-body energy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913479411
ISBN-10: 1913479412
Publisher: That Guy
Publication Date: October 26th, 2020
Pages: 656
Language: English



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