Book Cover: A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong

Nei Gong is the practice leading to attainment of real internal skill and transformation, and the philosophical art of change that runs through all Daoist practice. This book provides a unprecedented insight into the entire Nei Gong process, expanding upon the foundations laid in the author's previous widely read book, Daoist Nei Gong, to provide a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the practice. Going into unparalleled detail whilst remaining accessible, it explains the philosophy at the heart of Nei Gong practice, and the steps whereby transformation is achieved. A foundational knowledge of Chinese medicine will help the reader appreciate the explanation more deeply, but is not required for understanding. Essential reading for all serious practitioners of Qi Gong and the Daoist tradition, the book will also be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Chinese medicine, martial arts or advanced meditation.

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Reviews:Cindy Engel wrote:

I urge anyone interested in the internal arts to read this book. You won't get standard regurgitated descriptions of Qi or Qi gong. Nor will you get exotic tales of secret rituals in dark caverns. What you will get is a truly comprehensive sharing of profound information in an accessible format. Damo has not only dedicated his life to cultivating 'gong' but also to understanding the processes involved (somatically and intellectually) so that others can benefit.

H Meacham wrote:

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!

Jason Gregory wrote:

Damo Mitchell has dedicated his whole life to Daoism and the Daoist arts. Not many of us can say that we've been studying the internal arts since four years old, but Damo can. With over thirty years of experience, he is an authority on Daoism and especially the path of Nei Gong. In A Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Nei Gong Mitchell flexes his knowledge like no one else on the topic has ever before. The book will leave you with a comprehensive view of the Daoist tradition, Qi Gong, Chinese medicine, and martial arts. In this book Damo Mitchell unleashes his spirit for all of us to learn and grow from on the sacred path of Dao.


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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


The Alchemical Firing Process of Daoism

Book Cover: White Moon on the Mountain Peak
Editions:Paperback - First Edition: $ 38.45
ISBN: 1848192568
Size: 6.80 x 9.70 in
Pages: 384

Explaining the process and energetics of Daoist internal alchemy, the author describes in detail the practice of Nei Dan, the alchemical firing practice of Daoism that has until very recently been a closely guarded secret.

Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, he presents theory and practice coherently for western practitioners. He offers his own experiences of each stage of attainment, describing the tangible results that should appear, and provides guidance on the practicalities and potential pitfalls of alchemical training.

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Reviews:Adam Mizner wrote:

I have been devotedly practicing and researching the esoteric methods of Buddhism and Daoism since I was a teenager. In my travels and research I have been blessed to have received authentic teachings in the internal martial arts and the meditation methods of Buddhism. In strong contrast to this, despite my efforts I have never been able to access the authentic teachings of the Nei Dan firing process. What was available was shrouded in symbolic language and secrecy. That all changed when I met Damo Mitchell. Not only is Damo's transmission authentic but his teachings are clear and practical. The teachings given in this book are a true gift for the English speaking Daoist community

Serge Augier wrote:

With all the information circulating today we face the difficulty of discerning between what is true and what is pure mental fabrication. A number of publications give us misleading information on the reality of practice. Damo's book stands out from these publications and illuminates us, supporting our personal research. My personal practice started 40 years ago I learn something every day - I would like to come across books like this one more often! This is a clear and useful handbook, convenient and concise. This is a book for those who love living Daoism

Mike Jones wrote:

The most precise instructions in the practice of Nei Dan you will ever read. This book will be a revelation to everyone who has previously lost their way in the obscurities of Daoist alchemical texts