The Internal Elixir

Before we really deep dive into what will be a modernization of Taoist practices, I feel it is essential to touch on the basics of what makes it specific to the style. I won’t go into detail about how “wuji” divides from a primordial chaos into yin and yang. Sifu, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming has aContinue reading “The Internal Elixir”

Pneuma, Simple and Complex

The word Pneuma (πνεῦμα) is a rather interesting study of what could possibly be the only thing that defines “life.” We briefly touched on this subject in discussing Epictetus/Stoicism, but the concept itself is far more expansive than just that. The use by Anaximenes of aer (ἀήρ, “air”) as the foundation of all other elementsContinue reading “Pneuma, Simple and Complex”