The Classic of the Way & Virtue

Book Cover: Dao De Jing
Editions:Paperback - First Edition
Pages: 180

The Dao De Jing is amongst the most widely translated texts in world literature and arguably the most influential text to come out of ancient China. Despite the Dao De Jing being read around the world, many translations have lost much of the original meaning due to being written from the perspective of a non-practitioner of the internal arts.

In this new translation, Damo Mitchell has kept the essence of Lao Zi’s original teachings with regards to his meditation practice. It is hoped that, for the first time in the English language, the Dao De Jing can be accessed by those wishing to understand the texts connection to the method of internal cultivation that has come to be known as the ‘heart-fasting meditation’ method.

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Publisher: Lost Mountain
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Book Cover: Daoist Reflections from Scholar Sage
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 29.64
ISBN: 1848193211
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 312

This collection of fascinating short reads on Daoist thought, including Chinese medicine brings together some of the most popular articles from the Scholar Sage online magazine, alongside new material from Damo Mitchell. It includes:

· How the teaching of the 'three worms' (Sanchong) demonstrates the way Daoism pulls together models of the physical, energetic, spiritual and psychological
· A translation of and commentary on the Classic of Breath and Qi Consolidation, an important Daoist classical poem that discusses the relationship of Jing and Qi in the body
· The importance of the pineal gland in Daoist alchemical thought
· The internal alchemy of Fire, Water, Dragon and Tiger
· The meaning behind the pairs of Fu Dogs often seen guarding the entrances of Chinese temples, government buildings and restaurants
· How Fa Jin works
· How increasing your 'excitement threshold' can help you to find contentment in states of perpetual centeredness
· Understanding and using food energetics
· And much more.

Helping you to think about your practice in new ways, the book features contributions from senior students at the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, including Roni Edlund, Paul Mitchell, Donna Pinker and Dr Seb Smith.

Reviews:R Scott Malone wrote:

Love, love, love it!
Great book, great information and I'll bet he has enough for 6 more like it!
I'd buy everything he has written in hardback and call it a proper library


Clearing the Meridins and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Book Cover: The Four Dragons
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 29.95
ISBN: 1848192266
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 256

Within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin, Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the Dragon Dao Yin exercises, a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine and lead pathogenic energies out of the body.

More 'Yang' in nature than Qi Gong, Dao Yin focuses on outwards movements and strong internal cleansing. The book highlights this important distinction and covers the theory, history and development of Dao Yin exercises, as well as the relationship between Chinese medical theory and Dao Yin training. One chapter is devoted to problems related to stagnation and the flow of Qi, and explains the different causes and forms of stagnation. Later chapters look at breathing patterns and the extension of Yi, opening the joints, and rotating the bones and spine. Damo Mitchell also discusses stillness as the source of movement, the philosophical significance of the Dragon and the pearl, and the means of hardwiring Dao Yin exercises into the energetic body. Central to the discussion is the concept of the spine, and how to wake it up.

For the first time in the English language, the Dragon exercises – Awakening, Swimming, Soaring and Drunken – are described in detail, with photographs and step-by-step instructions on each of the exercises as individual therapeutic exercises and as a form.

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Publisher: Singing Dragon
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Reviews:Barbara Abrams wrote:

The Four Dragons brilliantly conveys, with ease, clarity, and a refreshing sense of humor, ancient Daoist principles and teachings of Qi Gong, Dao Yin and Nei Dan. Until now this information has been shrouded in mystery and secrecy, behind monastery walls, for millennia. With practice, both the beginner and the advanced student will benefit greatly by the reading of this book, experiencing rapid improvements in health and wellbeing. One who cultivates further will be guided to the deepest levels of inner consciousness

Steve Galloway wrote:

The Four Dragons completes a trilogy of plain English Daoist Nei Gong titles setting out a methodology which has proven so successful at Damo Mitchell's courses in Europe, the USA, and Asia. Damo's structured approach to physical health and energetic purging has connected a current generation of students to the energetic realm and prepared them for the next proposition in the Daoist Arts - nei dan