Internal Energy

The Root of Chinese ChiKung The Secrets of ChiKung Training. Jamaica Plain, Mass. Yang Martial Arts Assn., 1989. Excellent text for explaining many of the consequences and side effects of learning to breathe and exercise internal energy or chi. Scientifically and experientiallybased, and only refers to the ancients for additional descriptions. Does show some energy applications for the martial artist that complement the healing art. Mantak Chia. Awaken Healing Energy...

Screwing Up Higher Sexual Practice

IN 1986 I was asked to be an expert witness at the trial of a poor bastard accused of murdering another man by his former student girlfriend mistress who claimed she was his nin- sex slave. You can imagine the uproar in Port Huron, Michigan. Hfe wasri't a ninja and he didn't have a chance, although there seemed to my mind plenty of evidence of his innocence. He was just a not-too-bright tae kwan do teacher taking advantage of the ninja boom and couldn't keep his peanuts in his pants. He went to...

The Godan or Masters Test for a Ninja

Tn MOST MARTIAL art systems the black belt does not represent I mastery but acceptance. Earning it means you have learned the basic physical skills necessary to be accepted as a peer or advanced student. It might be considered the equivalent of a high-school degree in mayhem. The second degree or dan usually means you can teach the basics the third means you are a licensed teacher with some special skills fourth is often concerned with dojo management as well as weapon esoterica, and in some...

Exchanges with Interesting People

This chaPter is a little parody of Gurdjieffs conversations with great men, with vignettes or descriptions of people who've impressed or inspired me in the martial arts and related arenas. Fiist I'll describe two conversations with Masaaki Hatsumi and their after-effects. I was walking across the big quad at the Girl Scout camp near Kettering, Ohio, where Steve used to hold the Ninja Festival when I felt Hatsumi behind me. I turned around and he was coming out of the dinner hall with Nagato,...

Chapter Fifteen

Magic, Crystals, Talismans, and Swords The focus of intention is the basis of all magic. There is one thing that allows you to learn the 10,000 things continually referred to but seldom explained in Eastern esoteric literature that is meditation. The type of meditation required to truly focus intent, however, is a step beyond focusing on a mantra or going into relaxation response. It is going into your self to awaken your true Self, which connects to the Universal. Internal practice is...

Healing

Medical practitioners are not so secretive about chi kung, as they tend not to be interested in the darker side of its application. As power is derived from the shadow intuition or id, they usually aren't very good with it. Most of their training is with the intellect and memory, so they must resort to the knife for surgery or the acupuncture needle for generation. Practitioners of preventative medicine like chiropractors tend to have more skill, particularly after a few years of practice. It's...

Strange Stuff that Wont Seem So Strange after a While

The Textbook of Yoga Psychology A new translation and interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras for meaningful application in all modem psychologic disciplines. New York The Julian Press, 1963. Need I say more Patanjali was the greatest psychologist in all of history. His exposition of the spiritual mental process is completely accurate and transcends cultural influence. He was a man for all times. Gary Doore. Shaman's Path Healing, Personal Growth and Empowerment....

Sexual Practice

Healing Love Through the Tao Cultivating Female Sexual Energy. Huntington, New York Healing Tao Books, 1986. Absolutely the best book for women. Never give this to any female with whom you are intimate if you haven't finished your own work. You'll never catch up if she catches on. The ladies learn this stuff more quickly and easily than men because of the structure of the corpus colossum. They've one for male sexual practice called Taoist Secrets of Love...

Teaching Esoteric Strategy at the College Level

Founding an American Ryu to compete with Ninjutsu IN 1981 I took an administrative position at Hillsdale College in southern Michigan. It was a new experience for me as the college was small, private, and conservative. I was used to teaching at large, public, and liberal colleges. My job was an instructor in social psychology for the Dow Leadership Development Center, which meant working with managers from all over the world every other week to do psychological assessments and teach teamwork,...

Meditations for Becoming Enlightened

Most people who purport to teach meditation don't realize the importance of some aspects cf the practice and how it affects the brain. Meditation is the key to becoming a complete spirit, an integrated person, a whole human being, enlightened. The biological process of enlightenment involves encouraging the endocrine system to awaken the hypothalamus and cerebellum. These are the oldest parts of the brain and could be said to represent our deepest nature. They are concerned with movement,...

Chapter Sixteen

Things that go bump in the night There are a number of books concerning enlightenment that treat the experience as religious, and that's fair since most of the literature in the West comes from Buddhist translations or pseudo-scientific investigations by occultists. It might be recalled that the founder of Zen, Da Mo, the Bodhidharrna, is the same fellow credited with beginning Shaolin Kung Fu and developing marrow-washing and brain-energizing chi kung. For a Christian perspective...

Meditations for Awakening Kundalini

Once you've mastered the above exercises you are ready to begin Taoist running of the microcosmic and macrocosmic orbits. Before you start this process, read the following books carefully and you won't get into any trouble like being possessed by a demon, delusions of grandeur, or epilepsy Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao by Mantak Chia Aurora Press, 1983 , Qui QuongFor Health by Takahashi and Brown Japan Publications, 1981 ,and Zen Shiatsu by Masanuga and Ohashi Japan Publications, 1977 ....

Mirror Mirror Seeing through a Glass Darkly

In maGIcal, religIous, and occult practice, cryptic references are often made to mirrors. Folklore, superstition, and myths from many cultures mention the use of mirrors and not just for scrying. Lao's mirror reflected the mind and its thoughts. Merlins mirror informed him of treason, secret plots, and other dangers to Arthur's kingdom. Vulcan's mirror showed the past, present, and future. Tezcatlipoca spoke to his Aztec supplicants as the Lord of the Smoking Mirror, and his mirror had the...

The Kundalini Experience

Being a college professor means you have the summer off to indulge in little self-improvement projects. When the school year ended in 1985 I decided to follow the prescriptions given in my chi kung correspondence course from the Chinese National Chi Kung Institute in Moulton, Alabama, to arouse the bubbling springs or bring the inner fire to the brain. This is known as 'Tien Tao Chi Kung or Heaven's Way and corresponds to the Indian Kundalini. I'd been able to run the microcosmic orbit...

Cip

Introduction to Chapter One A Brief History of Ninjutsu, Ancient and Chapter Two Chi Kung and Kundalini The Real Secret of the Masters 17 Chapter Three The Kundalini Experience 29 Chapter Four Traditional Relationships and Teaching in Esoteric Martial Chapter Five Meditations for Becoming Enlightened 57 Chapter Six The Godan or Master's Test for a Ninja 87 Chapter Seven Portrait of the Artist as a Grandmaster 97 Chapter Eight Seeing and Feeling the Aura 111 Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Teaching...

Introduction to Enlightenment

In the summer of 1985 I began a series of experiments on myself following ancient Chinese and Japanese practices concerning the transformation of self. The result of this eclectic approach was the awakening of the kundalini, a very pronounced change in my perception, and a radical shift in physical health. Since the events of '85, I've developed a strong interest in Chinese traditional medicine and transpersonal psychology, as these two disciplines seemed to contain the most useful descriptions...

Chi Kung and Kundalini The Real Secret of The Masters

Worthwhile martial arts have a basis in meditation and chi kung. Usually the secrets cf chi are not passed down until the student has spent long years proving his or her worthiness of the gift. There are many techniques for transmission and generation of chi but all require a master-student relationship unless you are inclined to intense self-study. Self-study is the source of unique gifts and often requires conquering your greatest fears. According to Sun Tzu, self-adventure also results in...

Traditional Relationships and Teaching in Esoteric Martial Arts

He preferred, but seldom achieved, teaching relationship is one of mutual trust and consulting. I know things you don't know. You know things I don't know. We both benefit from sharing. There is always a hierarchy in experience but with respect it doesn't have to be formalized to any great extent. Distancing creates many problems in communication. All science appears as magic to the ignorant. Ignorance is not stupidity but not learning. In Christian nomenclature, ignorance is missing the mark...