Historically, the most satisfying part of reading Damo Mitchell’s books is the fact they grow with you, as your own journey into these arts evolves and this one appears to be no different.
For me, this is not just a book to read once, be mesmerised by the supernatural content and apparent juxtaposition of its complex and yet somehow completely accessible content and then leave collecting dust on your bookcase. But instead one to return to repeatedly as your own awareness expands, which seemingly allows increasing layers of knowledge to emerge from the pages and offer deeper realisations.
Similar to a previous review, I too have already had my fair share of “ah ha” moments, where space and time feels as tho it stands still, as an understanding appears to be absorbed and ‘downloaded’ on levels I cannot fully comprehend, not only in regard to Nei Gong but also in relation to one of its counterparts, Chinese Medicine.
Damo possesses an innate ability to take the plethora of ancient, intricate and esoteric Daoist philosophy and transform it into a logical and coherent system for the layperson to follow. What’s more, he does not do so simply from a theoretical perspective but from an experiential first hand understanding, allowing us to be safe in the knowledge that his generous perspective is authentic and his pursuit sincere.
I can only feel grateful for his lifetime’s journey of investigation, to seek out and train with masters all across the globe, while allowing me to reap the benefits sitting in the comfort of my living room!