bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”
you looking for clarity, meaning and purpose in life? Would you
like to cultivate health, healing, happiness and higher-self development
in your life? Would you want to transform the frustrations of stress
and tension into vitality for a full life, plus access reality-based
experiences of the spiritual dimensions within? Universal Healing Tao instruction,
masterminded by Mantak Chia,
provides a complete set of personalized tools to enable you to achieve
your goals. Whether a complete novice or an intermediate wandering
truth-seeker, you already have the resources in you that you need
to reach your goals. You just need to learn how to cultivate them,
simply, step by step.
SELF'S 9 secrets of taoist Inner Alchemy
The Spiritual Core of Master Mantak Chia's Teaching
Chia is the founder of Healing Tao in USA,
Tao Yoga in Europe and Universal Healing Tao Center
and Tao Master School at Tao Garden Health Resort. Tao Garden is a worldwide center for Taoist training
and holistic healing, detoxification and rejuvenation. Located in
the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the northern Thailand countryside near Chiang Mai, Tao Garden offers year-round Taoist
training plus complementary health services. Both TCM (Traditional
Chinese Medicine) and Ayurvedic modalities are integrated with limited
Western medical services. Additionally, the Health Spa offers a
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Karsai Massage, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and yoga. Also: large
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Universal Healing Tao practices are designed to cultivate a
balanced life of love, health, longevity and spiritual evolution.
It is a complete system for our integrated physical, energy (emotional),
mental and spiritual bodies. The focus is on developing and refining
our life energy, chi—our bio-electromagnetic life force—for
self-healing and life enhancement. Tao means way: the way of nature
and the universe, the natural way. The way of the Tao is a process of ‘returning' to Wu Chi, the primordial all-conscious
void. Whereby, the practitioner consciously senses the personal
chi within the body, and then the chi of Earth, nature and the Universe.
We establish a relaxed, healthy base of life in our physical/social
environment. At the same time, we strive to achieve spiritual independence
and merge into oneness with the Wu Chi.
goes back to the time when everybody was living in nature and in
caves. They discovered what we call the Wu Chi, the Original Force
or Primordial Force. In those times, the Chinese started connecting
with nature and feeling the forces of nature. “In the Taoism of my lineage,” says Master Chia, “the origin goes back
to the Wu Chi, the Supreme Natural Power in the universe—in
Western terminology, God. It means ‘nothingness,' but it is
filled with ‘Dark Matter,' the subtle sub-atomic entities.”
Humans also store part
of the primordial force.
Starting from the beginning of conception when the egg and sperm come together in the first cell-this cell has the power to draw the primordial force down, combine with it and form what comes to be a human. Just as when the first cell divides and multiplies, the subsequent copies from the original retain the capacity to draw in the primordial force. The practice of the Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds will help to reunite with this force.
When the human body is
formed, the sexual organ cells store part of the primordial force.
The heart stores part of the original spirit (yuan shen) of the
primordial force. The right kidney stores
part of the primordial force that supports life and gives more life.
When we combine our love, compassion and orgasmic sexual energy, a harmonizing
resonance effect arises at the synergistic frequency of eight Hertz. In this state of activation,
our cells will draw in the primordial force and a process of cellular
intercourse occurs. DNA is transcribed in the nucleus and translated
via RNA in the cytoplasm. Cells divide and combine, giving birth
to new and improved cells. This cellular intercourse will also occur
when we have stored enough of this combined sexual energy (jing)
and then combine it with love and compassion energy. The kidneys
store part of the primordial force and connect with the earth force,
which also has the same eight Hertz frequency.
are many rooting Chi Kung practices in Taoism to help ourselves
to be energetically rooted into the earth in order to access its
primordial force. Earth force is combined with the universal primordial
force so that it is a source of the major force that is closest
to the quality of human force. The Heavenly Primordial Force and
the Earth Primordial Force combine with Human Original Primordial
Force (such as the combination of creative life forces at human
conception of the first cell). Thus, we can give our new cells'
DNA the support of the creative life forces that nurtured our first
cell—original reproductions, but genetically enhanced versions
through the power of ‘positive personal engineering'.
FORCE AND DARK MATTER
whole Taoist practice is involved with how to evoke the primordial
force in order to be reunited with it in our body, Primordial Force-an aspect of Dark Matter-fills
the whole universe.
Dark Matter is about
96% of the universe,
and the other 4% is our physical universe, .
Each galaxy is a part of the Primordial Force, especially our galaxy,
our solar system and our planet Earth. Our sun and Earth are
part of just one solar system out of 200 billion combinations of
star and planet solar systems in our Milky Way galaxy.
The Tao believes that
our Earth is the energy center of the galaxies of our universe.
This point of view is supported by the most advanced scientists
of today in the field of quantum mechanics. According to quantum
theory, one quality of subatomic particles
Thus, with zero-point
fluctuation as the underlying mechanism acting on
and causing one entity to affect the others—it means that
every part of the universe can be in touch with every other part
instantaneously. These scientists believe that the ‘Zero Point Field'
is the all-pervasive ground state
throughout the universe.
it really doesn't matter where we are—we are still at the
center—and each person is at the center of the universe! We
are well-positioned and well-suited for the all-important process
of drawing upon the primordial force for our life maintenance, refinement
and evolution. Fortifying ourselves with this essential resource
enables us to manifest the amazing wonders of our human birthright.
And so, according to the Tao, the universe sends energy to us and
to Earth so the earth can support life. Our earth stores a major
part that we need in order to fulfill our birthright. Our planets
also have a lot of influence on us, and all the planets store some
of the elemental qualities of Primordial Force that we need to access
in order to complete our inner
MASTER, YI ENG: INNER ALCHEMY PRACTICE
my lineage, we call ourselves the ‘Inner-Alchemy-Just-Practice
Taoists.' People in this lineage usually learn from many systems—such
as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and the science of today's
world. Highly refined states of inner experience and consciousness
are the birthright of all humans and are accessible by all! Inner-Alchemy-Just-Practice
Taoists combine all the things that are effective. They take out
what is not necessary, including all rituals and ceremonies. They
go to the mountains, practice and come down to teach and help people.
My master, Yi Eng (I
Yun—means White Cloud) finally decided to go to the mountain
and practice things in this way. He was practicing and searching
for all the masters in the mountains. Finally, he met my grandmaster,
and he learned the whole system that he passed on to me. The master
gave no initiation, no celebration, nothing at all—just pure
The nine formulas of
Taoist internal spiritual cultivation that I teach were originally
transmitted to me by my master, Yi Eng. It took many generations
of masters to refine their amazing experiences into nine practical
stages of inner alchemy. He told me to teach these to Chinese first
and then to Westerners. White Cloud left his body at age 96.
Sexual Essence, Inner Child and the Immortal Spirit Body
Some may find it interesting to hear that spiritual development can go hand in hand with a loving, respectful sexual relationship as well as for solo cultivation practice. And further, that the sexual energy generated in the process is a critical element for spiritual development. One learns to cultivate, control, conserve, refine and store sexual energy in the body in the basic practices. From there, there are more refined inner alchemy practices that enable Universal Tao practitioners to grow and attain their Immortal Spirit Body. It begins with the Fusion I,II and III Chi energy body (soul) practices.
Through inner alchemy processes, one refines immaterial (sexual energy essence and healthy positive energy) generated from material (physical body) and sources of Earth, nature, planets, and the universe. A practitioner can become energetically 'pregnant.' By intention one can create and nurture a crystalized energy 'foetus' (using the physical analogy). With loving attention and care via the upper hierarchy of meditation practices-Lesser, Greater and Greatest Kan and Li, and Sealing of the Five Senses-one feeds, transfers consciousness and trains this energy body to grow like a healthy child.
The goal is to have time to accomplish the energetic refinement and crystalization of one's true spiritual self, referred to as the 'Golden Light Body' (Golden is a reference to the high value accorded to this attainment, not necessarily its permanent color). It doesn't happen by whim or chance. It takes time, patience and commitment. Therefore, Taoists value a healthy, happy, emotionally balanced life and longevity to support feeling good and to be willing to persevere with this higher inner alchemy process. The process is further refined in the practices of the Congress of Heaven and Earth and then the Reunion of Heaven and Man. The Golden Light Body is one's immortal vehicle for spiritual freedom and independence. It transcends the limits of the physical world of time and space-while still living in the here and now. The goal can be attained and experienced in this lifetime. It is the ultimate meaning and purpose of life!
Using White Cloud's structure, I have added my own refinements based on study with many masters as well as my studies in Western anatomy, astronomy, astrology, medical science and of the advancements in the field of quantum sciences-combined with my experience of over forty years of practice and teaching.
TAO INNER ALCHEMY FORMULAS OF IMMORTALITY
of the Inner Alchemy practices are involved with activating and
restoring the Primordial Force back to sufficient quality and quantities
for our health and spiritual development.
These formulas are best
studied with a live teacher in a supportive class setting, but that
is not always possible. Book, booklet, audio cassette, CD, video,
VCD or DVD support materials for many of the practices mentioned
herein are available from the Universal Tao Center (www.universal-tao.com).
We invite you to attend live retreats at Tao Garden Health Spa &
or elsewhere with me when I'm on the world tours. Or, with a Universal
Tao Instructor who may be available to teach in your area.
INNER ALCHEMY FORMULA I
PRIMORDIAL FORCE ACTIVATION
order to activate the Primordial Force, we need to purify the organs
and learn grounding to the earth. The most powerful force that
can be used to support us is the primordial force of Earth. Taoist
practice is involved with the yin/yang, the PH balance of acid and
alkaline. It is also the balance of negative and positive emotions—we
do not look at negative as sin.
the power of smiling to activate the relaxation response in the
parasympathetic nervous system. Get rid of the negative emotion
and rebalance the positive emotion. When we learn to smile to
the negative and make friends with it, we can find a way to live
in harmony together and enhance our health. Transforming negative
emotional energy patterns into the positive components in the
organs helps to reprogram the genes and DNA. The Inner Smile is
one of the most simple and powerful tools for healing. Cosmic
Healing Sounds: Each
organ stores parts of the primordial force and negative and positive
emotions. One part of the negative needs ten parts of the positive
to balance it. With the special sound for each of the organs,
the special healing color, positive emotion and special position
for each sound—these will help to restore you back to good
health and will help with the connection to the primordial force.
The healing sounds practice will help to reprogram the cells so
that when the cells split, the old negative information will not
be copied to the next cells. Cosmic
chi (body's life force energy) flow in the energy pathways from
the perineum (area between sexual organs and anus) up the spine,
through the head and back down the front side of the orbit will
help to activate the orbiting of forces of the solar system and
the universe. This will help draw in more primordial force from
the earth through the soles of the feet up to the spine and from
the universe in through the crown to combine in the lower Tan
Tien (abdominal area), the heart and the brain. Awaken
Cosmic Healing Light (Microcosmic Orbit)
massage techniques are used to remove blockages and to enhance
the healthy distribution of chi in the body from head to toe.
This is good to do after meditation and other practices where
a lot of chi is activated. Chi
Kung for Healing
Abdominal Breathing, Energizer and Empty Force Breath: These are breathing
methods to open and energize the tan tien, the main chi (life
force energy) storage area of the body.
Chi Kung: Activate
the immune system and defense system. Laugh to activate the thymus
gland and the bone marrow.
the Stem Cells Chi Kung: With the use of a bamboo hitter
and a wire hitter, vibrate parts of the body so the stem cells
get the message on where to go for healing and regeneration.
Chi Kung: All of our body hair, including the armpits
and pubic hair are like antennas extended to the universe to absorb
primordial force. Saliva is the Water of Life. Activate the saliva
and charge it with oxygen and the chi of nature, earth and the
cosmic chi. With the Elixir Swallow technique, the charged saliva
will be turned into instant chi (life force)—the most powerful
healing power. Elixir
Tien Chi Kung: Cultivate
and condense chi in the lower tan tien. Pack chi power in all
9 areas of the tan tien and the associated organs, kuas, tendons
and ligaments using the Dragon and Tiger Breath and 11 animal
exercise postures. Tan
Tien Chi Kung
Shirt Chi Kung I: Do Chi Breathing
and Rooting to Ground while unifying and strengthening bone structure
alignment. Circulate forces of Earth and the Universe. Iron
Shirt Chi Kung I
Shirt Chi Kung II: Activate and grow
the tendons. Iron
Shirt Chi Kung II
Marrow Nei Kung: Regenerate
the bone marrow and activate the stem cells for regeneration and
Marrow Nei Kung (Iron Shirt III)
Chi Chi Kung I: Develop
the inner structure and chi flow of Tai Chi. Meditation in movement,
movement in meditation. Tai
Chi Chi Kung I
Taoist yoga that stimulates chi flow in meridians (chi pathways
delineated in Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture maps of
the energy body) affected by each exercise. Coordinate deep breathing,
chi, mind and body for deep sensing. Be more relaxed and refreshed.
Induce elasticity of tendons, ligaments and associated muscles.
Condition the spine, psoas muscles and patterns of movement for
health and inner development. Tao
Chi Chi Kung II: Use
the discharge technique to absorb and transmit the Universal and
Earth Forces in this higher level of moving meditation. Tai
Chi Chi Kung II
Nei Tsang I: This
is the most powerful massage therapy for deep organ detoxification.
It removes physical and emotional blockages to return body systems
to healthy functioning. Each organ contains part of the primordial
force. When an organ's accumulated negative emotions and toxins
are released, the organ can more effectively draw in the primordial
force and regenerate itself. Chi
Nei Tsang I
Nei Tsang II: More
techniques are taught and powerful applications are applied to
release deep tension in blocked tissues. The magic of the elbow
is learned to aid healing. Chi
Nei Tsang II
Healing Chi Kung I: Basic
practices for general healing sessions with specific light energies
of the primordial force are introduced. The procedure for creating
healing ‘chi' water by changing the water's structure with
one's mind-eye-heart power and primordial force is also taught.
Healing Chi Kung I
Healing Chi Kung II: More
advanced methods are learned, and specific healing applications
are taught for specific ailments in specific areas of the body.
The practitioner learns meditations focused on connecting parts
of the body to the structure of the universe in the process of
spiritualization and opening to more powerful healing experiences
with the primordial force. Cosmic Healing Chi Kung II
Nei Tsang: This
genital health therapeutic cleansing massage specifically improves
the health of the genitals and the genital area. The massage movements
break up and dissolve sedimentation in the circulatory system,
release toxicity and remove physical and emotional blockages in
the pelvic area. Most recipients experience a strong sensation
of opening the energy channels from the sexual area to the kidneys,
abdomen, legs, the brain and other parts of the body. This enables
the primordial force and the stem cells to refresh, heal and regenerate
more effectively in these areas as well as in the local sexual
INNER ALCHEMY FORMULA 2
BASIC SEXUAL ALCHEMY PRACTICE
Sexual Alchemy I
organs and the kidneys store part of the Jing, the essence of the
primordial force. Learn how to conserve and store it. More sexual
energy will help to attract and multiply the primordial chi. Men
learn how to control ejaculation and to transform the sexual energy
into chi (life force) and then transform it up to spirit force.
Women learn how to control menstruation and transform the blood
into chi and likewise transform it up to spirit force. Eventually,
there will be less blood lost and more will be converted into chi.
INNER ALCHEMY FORMULA 3
5 ELEMENTS & 8 PAKUA FORCES
Eight-sided Pakuas are created and used to draw the
organs' energies into their spinning centers. These energies mix
with and are transformed by the elemental forces of nature, the
planets and the eight primordial forces.
the practices of Fusion I, II and III, by blending—fusing—all
these forces together in the Pakua, any negative emotional qualities
or imbalances from the organs are neutralized. The organs' energy
is transformed in the fusion processes. The transformed energy becomes
a more refined, balanced quality of energy that is stronger and
attuned to a higher quality. It is used to attract more primordial
force—like coming into ‘oneness with God.'
Fusion of the Five Elements I:
Pakuas for More Powerful Chi Transformation
the vibrating essence of the trigrams of the eight primordial forces
in pakuas. Neutralize negative energies from the organs with primordial
forces of the pakuas. Form a pearl of condensed energy to circulate
in the Microcosmic Orbit.
Fusion of the Five Elements II:
Open Thrusting and Belt Channels
positive energies and create powerful positively charged pearls
of life force, chi. Use them to open the inner thrusting channels
and the outer protective belt channels. Work with energy circles
to broaden the scope of primordial force access and protection.
Fusion of the Five Elements III:
Bridge, Regulator and Protection Channels
the chi pearls to open and connect the Bridge and Regulator Channels,
and then open more protective channels for the spine, head and body.
Use all of these to further refine and protect the energy body.
Chia now teaches the Inner Alchemy Formulas 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the
Darkness facility at the Universal
Healing Tao Center and Tao Master School at Tao Garden Health Spa &
Resort. He taught Lesser, Greater and Greatest Kan and Li in 2002-03.
Sealing of the Five Senses was added to the schedule in 2004.
Take advantage of our
Darkness Retreat technology here at Tao Garden. Participants stay
in the absolute darkness atmosphere during the full week(s) of their
training. This yields the best results due to the natural changes
in the biochemistry of the brain, the relaxed atmosphere, enhanced
inner focusing and the enriched energetic atmosphere of group meditations
led by Master Chia. Share the subdued excitement of experiencing
newly discovered realities in an ambience of friendly camaraderie
among kindred spirited participants from around the planet.
is not dark. The “dark matter” that one encounters in the prolonged Darkness
Retreat is matter that is void of charged particles and therefore
cannot be seen with our normal vision. It can interpenetrate with
visible matter. Think of it as ‘atoms' which are held
together by a ‘force' other than electromagnetic force and
that these ‘atoms' are not visible to our normal vision, yet
they can interpenetrate with visible atoms. Varieties of finer matter
exist not only in the world without, but they exist in man also.
Our subtle bodies and subtle matter are composed of various forms
of uncharged “dark matter.” Time-space relationships
are dependent upon the type of matter one is conscious of or experiencing.
The sense of time and space associated with these various forms
of subtle matter are different from that associated with visible
one acquires an awareness of his/her subtle bodies, there is light
galore, but it is not the light seen with our physical body's eyes.
There are objects and scenes of magnificent beauty and distinct
beings in beautiful light body form as real in appearance as people
in our physical form. There are infinite fascinating possibilities
that one may experience. In the Darkness Retreat you will learn
and practice techniques that make it possible to experience the
universe from the perspective of your subtle bodies. You can observe
the “dark matter” with your “dark matter”
subtle body vision. You may see within and/or beyond.
your unique and wondrous possibilities within—whether it be
journeying through DNA memories, having a spontaneous healing occurrence,
profound emotional revelations, lucid dreaming, inner light experiences,
seeing in other dimensions through the inner ‘third eye,'
or perhaps flying beyond the highest mountains and out among the
stars. Fascinating and inspirational new experiences arise in Tao
Garden's comfortable ‘five star' Darkroom accommodations.
See Darkroom Articles
for more information.
INNER ALCHEMY FORMULA 4:
Lesser Enlightenment of Kan and Li
Sexual Alchemy II (Fire &Water)
with the Primordial Force. The heart stores part
of the primordial force (yuan shen). The sexual organ also stores
part of the primordial force. When these two combine together, they
will form a more complete force. This process establishes a powerful
‘steaming' effect in the tan tien cauldron at the level of
the navel center. This is used to cleanse, purify and strengthen
the organs and brain to better attract the primordial force. Our
spiritual fetus is established in the tan tien.
The equinoxes and solstices
that mark the changes of the seasons provide special opportunities
to get a boost of energy in these Kan and Li practices.
vernal equinox at the beginning of spring time is when the yin and
yang energies are balanced between the cold water energy of winter
and the hot fire energy of summer. The light of day is balanced
with the darkness of night. As the cold of winter yin moves to the
heat of summer yang, the earth opens its energy of the warm moist
growing power in abundance. It is a great opportunity to be open
and interact with it to receive the perfectly balanced quality of
water and fire energy. So, humans can make use of this special offering
of the primordial force from the earth for the inner alchemy in
resonance with our kidney/sexual energy and our heart energy that
we are missing. This is a special time to get a huge boost of the
earth's primordial chi.
ALCHEMY FORMULA 5:
Enlightenment of Kan and Li
Moon and Planets Alchemy (Fire &Water)
Reunite with the Primordial Force. Another cauldron is established
in the solar plexus center to draw on the yin and yang forces of
the sun, moon and planets to further amplify the processes begun
in the lower cauldron.
The Summer Solstice marks
the longest day of the year when the sun is at its highest point
of its arc in our sky. All living things, the plants, flowers and
trees expand to draw on the fullness of this power of the sun. This
is a great time to draw in the missing primordial force of the sun
when we work in the cauldron at the solar plexus.
INNER ALCHEMY FORMULA 6:
Enlightenment of Kan and Li
Star and Soul Alchemy (Fire &Water)
with the Primordial Force Still More. Establish another cauldron
in the heart center and expand the body to become a Cosmic Being,
billions of light years from head to toe. Become an immense being
of the universe whose Crystal Palace is the North Star with constellations
and planets for vital organs. Be this being that beams down its
exquisite rays to one cell of its being, the human on planet Earth
meditating up to the stars. Cosmic consciousness opens the three
tan tiens to receive primordial force from their heavenly counterpart.
By manifesting the intention
to connect the relevant heavenly bodies to the appropriate parts
of one's body, we attract the cosmic primordial forces needed for
our inner alchemy to further develop our energy (soul) body and
spirit body. This more refined alchemy in the heart cauldron enhances
and furthers the steaming processes of water and fire, yin and yang,
energies begun in the lower cauldrons.
The autumnal equinox
at the beginning of the fall season is when the yin and yang energies
are balanced between the hot fire energy of summer and the cold
water energy of winter. Again, the days and nights are balanced
as the days become shorter. As the heat of summer yang moves to
the cold of winter yin, it's a good time to get extra benefit in
the Greatest Kan and Li practice of drawing the missing heavenly
primordial force into the body. In resonance with the tendency of
the weather, the cells of the body are contracting and drawing inward
from the cool dry weather after the expanding heat of the summer.
The soul body is yin
energy, and the spiritual body is yang energy. The soul body (yin)
serves as an earth cable and absorbs the yang energy from the heavenly
‘wire' to the soul body and down to the human body. It also
absorbs the earth energy to balance the yang energy absorbed from
the heavenly (spirit) body.
ALCHEMY FORMULA 7:
Sealing of the Five Senses
and Galaxy Alchemy
we add another cauldron to the head, the upper tan tien. This cauldron
is located at the mid-eyebrow point. It unifies the five shen, the
five streams of personal consciousness that operate through our
senses, with the five forces of the collective Stellar Self. The body of our stellar
mind can be viewed in the four quadrants of fixed stars in the night
sky, originally symbolized by heraldic animals (Black Turtle, Red
Phoenix, Green Dragon, and White Tiger). The fifth, the quintessence,
is the Purple Pole Star in the center of the sky, with the Great
Bear of the Big Dipper marking the progression of the seasons as
its handles rotates like the arm of a cosmic clock.
These personal and stellar
essences are fused in the upper tan tien in the cauldron at the
mid-eyebrow point. This is the process of our Inner Sage attaining
the celestial level of immortality. The pure open space connecting
the three tan tien cauldrons (at the navel, heart and mid-eyebrow)
is integrated. This stabilizes the celestial axis. Profound peace
and different spiritual qualities continuously manifest from this
activated core and radiate sonically into our physical becoming.
We hear the current of inner sound. Our soul pattern expands its
conscious destiny to include dimensions of life beyond the physical
INNER ALCHEMY FORMULA
Congress of Heaven and Earth
and Earth Alchemy
practice integrates the Early Heaven or formless Self with the Later
Heaven (Earth) physical Self. The Self here identifies itself here
with two dimensions that co-exist and co-create: the “formless
form” of our being and the “substantial form”
of our becoming. These two polar dimensions
of our greater Self engage in cosmic sex. They couple in order to
re-open the portal to their Original state, or “Pre-Self”.
This pre-state or Primordial Heaven is called hundun, the primal
chaos-unity that preceded the “big bang” of the cosmic
egg cracking open.
The Three Originals (san
yuan) of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity are gathered in the three body
cauldrons as original ching (jing), original chi, and original shen.
This three-tone harmonic chord is resonated with the fundamental
or original tone of time and space. Consciousness then stabilizes
in the axial center where our true multi-dimensional nature can
now be embodied. This is symbolized by a tonal double vortex spinning
faster than the speed of light within the void of space. Into this
is fused our inner sage's immortal presence, the quintessence of
humanity meditating in the center of a cosmic torus (spiritual black
hole). We must enter this portal to complete our journey of Return
to the Origin.
Union of Human and Tao
stage is the integration of the eight previous levels of consciousness
into the experience of living simultaneously in the present moment
in all dimensions, from physical linear time to spirit's eternal
state cannot be fully known or defined conceptually for others.
Perhaps it might be conceptualized as the experience of living fully
in the Wu Chi, the Supreme Unknown.
is the true achievement of the authentic or Immortal Self, a permanent
state of grace known as wu wei, effortless action, or spontaneous
action without acting. Creation (of the manifest) and Return to
Formless Origin seamlessly complete each other. Attainment of this
ninth level is spontaneous, and happens when the inner will of our
immortal sage within has reached complete alignment with the Tao.
It may occur only by direct transmission from the Tao to the mature
and receptive adept.
and editorial assistance by Dennis Huntington
Senior Instructor in residence at Tao Garden
By Dennis Huntington
Universal Tao Senior Instructor
in residence at Tao Garden
means the way—the way of man, nature, and the universe—the
natural way of evolving in our life to our highest, most refined,
ultimate state of being and experience. This implies a process of
‘returning' from the grosser levels of our manifested physical
existence through the more subtle aspects of our being to our unconditioned,
unrestricted pure-self. At that point we merge and become one with
the Wu Chi—the nothingness, the all-conscious void underlying
all that ‘is'—comparable to the Christian and
other religions' concept of becoming one with God.
Taoist: An individual
who subscribes to and practices the methods associated with the
pursuit of the Tao is referred to as a Taoist. There are
many steps along the way to attaining this underlying state of exalted
being. Hence, there are various practices for health, healing, refining
and longevity to support ourselves with sufficient energy and time
to accomplish the goal. Going back thousands of years in China,
people have accumulated and refined ways of cultivating the integrated
physical body, energy body, mind and spirit for a balanced healthy,
happy life in pursuit of the Tao.
combinations of practices traced to Taoist roots. However,
through time and diversity in different areas and with the impact
of different social, religious, philosophical and political influences—different
schools of thought and practice have proliferated. Various combinations
of practices traced to Taoist roots and these other traditions are
referred to as Taoism. Historically, a body of literature has
accumulated that provides a base of reference for the roots and
principles known as the Tao. Among the many Taoists to whom
Taoist authority is attributed are Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Tan Jing-sheng
and Huang Ti, the Yellow Emperor. Paradoxically, as Lao Tzu tells
us in beginning his Tao Te Ching: “The
Tao that is voiced is no longer the Tao. The name that has
been written is no longer that of eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of the cosmic universe. The named
is the mother of the myriad creatures.” Science is providing
us with a deeper knowledge of what is, but the Tao is still beyond
words and knowledge. It can only be truly known by direct personal
Primordial Force: Taoists
long ago—before the modern scientific discoveries of electromagnetism,
electric energy power and quantum field mechanics—recognized
subtle invisible forces in their subjective personal experience.
They classified these forces in nature and the universe in terms
of their category of effects in humans (physical, energetic, mental
or spiritual qualities). Since they experienced the effects of the
invisible forces and energies in the practices and found tremendous
benefit for completing their inner alchemy, they called it the Supreme Natural Force, Original Force or Primordial Force. When
they accessed it to apply it in the processes of inner alchemy they
also referred to it as Primordial Chi. This use of terminology is
analogous to the usage in modern life to ‘electromagnetic
force' and electric energy when the force is activated and used
in some application—the term ‘energy' is used to identify
its effects in action, like chi is used by Taoists. Sometimes ‘force'
and ‘chi' are commonly used loosely and interchangeably. See
the summary of ‘Dark Matter' for further clarification of
the nature of Primordial Force/Chi.
In order to attain this highly evolved state of experience and being,
the state of existence beyond the restrictions of time and space—immortality—Taoist
practitioners strived to discover what was missing and needed. They
recognized that they needed to change the conditions and qualities
of their normal everyday physical life. Master Mantak Chia's lineage
of Taoists, the ‘Inner-Alchemy-Just-Practice Taoists,' learned
to change the quality of their inner state of energy in order to
more effectively access the original quality of energy, primordial
chi, that all of existence is derived from. This begins with the
simple process of transforming the normal negative emotional energies
in the vital organs into the positive qualities. This changes the
PH balance between the acidic and alkaline states, producing a more
favorable quality of body chemistry, hormone balance, etc. This
is part of a highly refined process of inner change in the inner
state and quality of one's being—inner alchemy—which
evolves to higher levels of refinement and experience stage by stage
by the individual practitioner. Many practices combine to achieve
the desired results. Therefore, we have Master Chia's “Nine
Tao Alchemy Formulas of the Immortal Self.” Herein, ‘Tao
Alchemy' refers to the practices that collectively bring about important
qualitative improvements in all aspects—physical, energetic,
mental and spiritual—within each practitioner's life, culminating
in the nameless TAO!
MATTER — PRIMORDIAL FORCE/CHI
90% of the universe is Dark Matter. Starting from the Big Bang,
10% of matter, recognized as the Physical Universe, came into being.
These estimates are the result of recent measurements and
calculations using the latest advancements of space technology and
its methods of detection.
from the point of view of the prevailing physical science establishment
up to the present era, the physical universe was everything. Space
was just ‘empty' space, a vacuum—nothingness with no
content or form. Until recently there was not sufficient technology
or base of knowledge as to the nature of subatomic quanta (wave/particles)
or how to detect them in a free state in nature.
the 19th century our understanding of electromagnetic phenomena
was pioneered, and the knowledge that electricity and magnetism
were related phenomena and that light was a form of electromagnetic
energy was established. In the 20th Century, a new picture of matter
and the atom emerged in quantum mechanics.
The chemical properties of matter became attributable to
electrical charge—the same electrical charge found to be responsible
for light in the previous century. From the point of view of the
electric field, the atom appears solid, but from the point of view
of mass, the atom appears very empty. Quantum mechanics showed that
not only do we see objects because of electrical charge (and not
because of the properties of mass) but also we can hold and feel
objects because of the properties of electrical charge (and not
because of the properties of mass).
detection of “dark matter” has to be made indirectly,
through the observation of its gravitational effect. Because it
has mass, “dark matter” can exert a gravitational pull
on visible matter. So, looking into outer space with our most sophisticated
instruments we can observe gravitational influences on distant stars,
gas clouds, nebulae, galaxies and other celestial phenomena, but
we cannot see the matter which produces the influences. The existence
of uncharged particles is not new, but the discovery of “dark
matter” seems different from what is known to date in that
it makes up at least 90% of the universe, and is apparently stable.
What we normally think of as the 'galaxy' -- the pinwheel of stars
-- is in fact only a part of the entire structure. It is surrounded
by, and immersed in, a globe of unseen dark matter that makes up
at least 90 percent of its mass.
The real story of the Universe, it seems, is in its “dark matter.”
There are two broad categories for the explanation of “dark
matter.” It can be burnt out stars -- white dwarfs or black
holes, or, it can be matter which is not composed of electrically
charged particles. This simple property makes this matter invisible
to our normal vision, and also would give “dark matter”
the ability to interpenetrate with visible matter, i.e., it could
pass right through visible matter. The property of “interpenetrability”
of this type of “dark matter” with visible matter strikes
a chord with the subtle matter of the mystical traditions.
is a discipline involved with knowledge and techniques which are
of value in assisting the individual toward spiritual growth. It
is a very pragmatic discipline, concerned with direct experience,
or awareness of spiritual truth, of ultimate reality, etc. Spiritual
methodology is not based on external experimentation, but internal
observation. As an age old tradition which continues to develop,
mysticism is expansive, covering numerous concepts and doctrines.
Spiritual Traditions from India and Tibet
are composed of several interpenetrating sheaths or subtle bodies,
which are made up of matter from different planes, each of different
relative density. The densest of these sheaths is what we normally
regard as our physical body, the body that is visible to our normal
vision. The other sheaths are not visible to our everyday vision.
second sheath is a subtle, fine-material sheath known as the prana
[chi (qi)] or etheric body. This gives the visible body life
and consciousness through the prana/chi. In western mysticism, the
astral body is noted in addition to the etheric body, and
is apparently combined with the pranic/chi subtle body. The next
even finer sheath is our ‘thought body' or ‘personality,'
our mental body. This body is necessary for rational and
intellectual thinking. The fourth sheath is the body of our
potential consciousness, which extends far beyond our active thoughts.
It comprises the totality of our spiritual capacities and is apparently
equivalent to the soul in western mysticism. The last and
finest sheath [fifth], the spirit body—which
penetrates all the previous ones—is the body of the highest,
universal consciousness. It is only experienced in a state of
enlightenment, or in the highest states of meditation.
These sheaths are not separate layers forming around a center, but are
mutually penetrating forms of matter, from the finest matter down
to the densest form of matter, which appears before us as our visible
body. The corresponding finer or subtler sheaths penetrate,
and thus contain the grosser ones. Just as the material body is
built up through nourishment, while being penetrated and kept alive
by the vital forces of the prana/chi, the body of active thought-consciousness
penetrates the functions of prana in the same way and determines
the form of bodily appearance.
body, mind body, prana/chi body, and visible body, however, are
viewed as being penetrated and motivated by a still deeper and finer
matter, spirit [shen in in Taoist terminology]. This ‘finer
spirit matter' penetrates these grosser bodies and stores up the
material that our thought and imagination draws its substance from.
It is therefore only the spiritual body that penetrates
all the five layers and thus integrates all organs and faculties
of the individual into one complete whole. In mysticism,
the finest matters appear to be associated with the deepest truths,
or spiritual understandings.
Prana—or Chi (Qi) in Taoist Terminology
with these sheaths or mystical bodies are the energy centers or
chakras [cauldrons in Taoist lore], which are also not visible to
our normal vision. The chakras/cauldrons collect, transform and
distribute the forces flowing through them. These chakras/cauldrons
are at points in which ‘psychic forces' and bodily functions
merge into each other or penetrate each other. Connecting the sheaths
(kosas) and chakras/cauldrons are subtle vessels called nadis/meridians,
which serve as conductors of the energies that flow through the
subtle bodies. To a certain extent, they parallel the nerve-system
in the body, and they are very numerous. However, there are three
major nadis/meridians—the central channel or susumna, which
runs like a hollow channel through the center of the spinal column
(relative to the visible body) and the ida and pingala, which are
two channels wrapped around the susumna-nadi/meridian in a spiral
fashion, starting from the left and the right nostrils respectively,
and meeting susumna in the perineum at the base of the spine. They
establish a direct connection among the seven chakras/cauldrons.
In Tibetan [and Taoist] descriptions, pingala and ida are often
simply called the ‘right and left nadi,' and there is no mention
of a spiral movement of these nadis around the susumna.
our ordinary vision we cannot see the mystical subtle bodies, or
the chakras, or the nadis, but all these bodies and chakras interact
with each other to form the whole human being. To
function as a human being, we are constantly using these subtle
bodies even though we are not conscious of them. To the true
practitioner of mysticism, these truths are as real to them as scientific
truths are to the scientist. By turning inward, mysticism has concentrated
its exploration of the universe on those concepts which are of value
to spiritual growth.
East Meets West
“dark matter” can be defined as
matter which is void of charged particles and therefore
cannot be seen with our normal vision and can interpenetrate with
visible matter. For example, if the universe contained ‘atoms'
which were held together by a ‘force' other than the electromagnetic
force, these ‘atoms' would not be visible to our normal vision
and could interpenetrate with visible atoms.
what we know of the mystical properties of subtle bodies and subtle
matter, the subtle bodies capable of interpenetrating our visible
body must be composed of various forms of uncharged “dark
matter,” if they physically exist (have mass). Interpenetration
with visible matter is a property of “dark matter” which is void of charged particles.
What the mystics were describing was a type of “dark matter”
long before scientists discovered “dark matter.” How
could they have known that such a matter could exist? In our everyday
life we are unaware of the existence of these subtle bodies, but
the true mystics have developed techniques that make it possible
for them to experience the universe from the perspective
of their subtle bodies. In so doing they can look out upon
the universe and observe the “dark matter”
with their “dark matter” subtle body vision.
before “dark matter” was discovered, C.W. Leadbeater
said “All these varieties of finer matter exist not only in
the world without, but they exist in man also. He has not only the
physical body which we see, but he has within him what we may describe
as bodies appropriate to these various planes of nature, and consisting
in each case of their matter.”12 Through our visible
body we are able to experience the visible world, and through the
different unique types of subtle matter of which we consist, man
can experience the corresponding outer world when he becomes conscious
of that respective subtle body. Again, Leadbeater says “The
soul of man has not one body but many bodies, for when he is sufficiently
evolved he is able to express himself on all these different levels
of nature, and he is therefore provided with a suitable vehicle
of matter belonging to each, and it is through these various vehicles
that he is able to receive impressions from the world to which they
correspond."13 To the mystic who
has acquired awareness of his subtle bodies, “dark matter”
is not dark.
looking at the accounts of individuals who have experienced these
other planes of matter (such as during near-death experiences or
in mystical states), it would appear that the sense
of time and space associated with these various forms of subtle
matter are different from that associated with visible matter.
Each subtle body seems to have a unique sense of time and space,
and this suggests that time-space relationships are
dependent upon the type of matter one is conscious of or experiencing.
Clearly this would make it very difficult to communicate these experiences
to those familiar with only our usual sense of time and space.
scientific understanding of the Big Bang as a single energy event which presumably
created simultaneously all matter and time and space, is, interestingly
enough, not the likely source of the “dark
matter” we are discussing. The traditional view of
mysticism is that the more dense forms of matter were born out of
the finer forms of matter, a Creation “which is divided into
seven major planes of consciousness or matter”14.
Our present scientific understanding of the origins of the Universe
indicates that matter was created out of the Big Bang about 15 billion
years ago. Our understanding of this event is sufficient
that these unique types of subtle “dark matter” were
not very likely formed in that event. Subtle “dark matter,”
however, could have existed before the Big Bang, because our comprehension
of the Big Bang is based on the behavior of visible (luminous) matter.
The microwave background radiation of the universe (the “echo”
of the Big Bang), and primordial nucleosynthesis (Big Bang atomic
nuclear production) are the two quantitative tests supporting the
hot Big Bang Theory. Of course both of these phenomena are based
on radiation producing (luminous matter) observation, as is also
the red shift which originally indicated an expanding universe.
can no longer assume that all matter was created at the Big Bang,
even though luminous matter clearly was. Some form of “dark
matter” [‘Primordial Chi' or ‘Original Force'
in Taoist terminology] may have existed before the Big Bang.
To have some sort of primordial "dark matter" present
before the Big Bang would indicate that the Big Bang
was created out of a certain percentage of this primordial "dark
matter," but not all of it was "converted" to luminous
matter. Thus we still have much of this primordial "dark
summary is from “‘Dark Matter'--The Physical Basis
for Mysticism”; 18 pages; ©Deno Kazanis, Ph.D., 1997.
Any part of that article may be copied providing credit is given.
This summary has been extracted, compiled and edited (with Taoist
terms added) by Dennis Huntington.
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Primordial Force and
“The Tao believes that our Earth is the energy center
of the galaxies of our universe. This point of view is supported
by the most advanced scientists of today in the field of quantum
mechanics. According to quantum theory, one quality of subatomic
particles is ‘non-locality.' Thus, with zero-point fluctuation
as the underlying mechanism acting on quantum entities and causing one entity to affect the others—it
means that every part of the universe can be in touch with every
other part instantaneously. These scientists believe that the ‘Zero Point Field' is the all-pervasive ground state throughout the universe, including the ‘Dark
There is a giant reservoir of energy that every quantum physicist
is well aware of, the Zero Point Field. Quantum mechanics has demonstrated
that there is no such thing as a vacuum, or nothingness. What we
tend to think of as a sheer void (if all of space were emptied of
matter and energy and you examined even the space between the stars)
is, in subatomic terms, a hive of activity.
Substructure of the Universe: No particle ever stays completely
at rest but is constantly in motion due to a ground state
field of energy constantly interacting with all subatomic matter.
It means that the basic substructure of the universe is a sea of
quantum fields that cannot be eliminated by any known laws
of physics. What we believe to be our stable, static universe is
in fact a seething maelstrom of subatomic particles
fleetingly popping in and out of existence.
We cannot know both the energy and the lifetime of a particle;
so a subatomic event occurring within a tiny time frame involves
an uncertain amount of energy. All elementary particles interact
with each other by exchanging energy through other quantum particles,
which are believed to appear out of nowhere, combining and annihilating
each other in less than an instant (10-23 seconds), causing
random fluctuations of energy without any apparent cause. The
fleeting particles generated during this brief moment are known
as ‘virtual particles.' They differ from real particles because
they only exist during that exchange.
Fluctuation: Still Detectable in
Temperatures of Absolute Zero. When
added across the universe, this subatomic exchange gives rise to
enormous energy—more than is contained in all the matter in
the entire world. The Zero Point Field was called ‘zero' because
fluctuations in the field are still detectable in temperatures of
absolute zero, the lowest possible energy state, where all matter
has been removed and nothing is supposedly left to make any motion.
Zero-point energy was the energy present in the emptiest state of
space at the lowest possible energy, out of which no more energy
could be removed—the closest that motion of subatomic matter
ever gets to zero. But because of the uncertainty principle there
will always be some residual jiggling due to virtual particle exchange.
It had always been largely discounted because it is ever-present.
In physics equations, most physicists would subtract troublesome
zero-point energy away – a process called ‘renormalization.'
Because zero-point energy was ever-present, the theory went, it
didn't change anything. Because it didn't change anything, it didn't
A Quantum Sea of Light:
To the quantum physicist, it is an annoyance, to be subtracted away
and discounted. To the religious or the mystic, it is science proving
the miraculous. What quantum calculations show is that we and
our universe live and breathe in what amounts to a sea of motion—a
quantum sea of light. What quantum physicists have found is that
the energy in the Zero Point Field keeps acting on particles so
that they never come to rest but always keep moving, even in conditions
at a temperature of absolute zero.
REGION OF INFLUENCE. A field is
a matrix or medium which connects two or more points in space, usually
via a force, like gravity or electromagnetism. The force
is usually represented by ripples in the field, or waves. An electromagnetic
field, for example, is simply an electrical field and a magnetic
field which intersect,
sending out waves of energy at the speed of light. An electric field
and a magnetic field form around any electric charge. Both electrical
and magnetic fields have two polarities (negative and positive)
and both will cause any other charged object to be attracted or
repelled. The field is considered that area of space where this
charge and its effects can be detected. The notion of an electromagnetic
field is simply a convenient abstraction to try to make sense
of the seemingly remarkable actions of electricity and magnetism
and their ability to influence objects at a distance – and,
technically, into infinity – with no detectable substance
or matter in between. Simply put, a field is a region of influence.
In the quantum world, quantum fields are not mediated by forces
but by exchange of energy, which is constantly redistributed in
a dynamic pattern. This constant exchange is an intrinsic property
of particles, so that even ‘real' particles are nothing more
than a little knot of energy which briefly emerges and disappears
back into the underlying field. According to quantum field theory,
the individual entity is transient and insubstantial. Particles
cannot be separated from the empty space around them.
Field of Fields: Inexhaustible
Energy. Fluctuations in the atomic world amount to a ceaseless
passing back and forth of energy. This sort of emission and re-absorption
of virtual particles occurs not only among photons and electrons,
but with all the quantum particles in the universe. The ZERO
POINT FIELD IS A REPOSITORY OF ALL FIELDS AND ALL GROUND ENERGY
STATES AND ALL VIRTUAL PARTICLES—A FIELD OF FIELDS. Every
exchange of every virtual particle radiates energy. If you add up
all the particles of all varieties in the universe constantly
popping in and out of being, you come up with a vast, inexhaustible
energy source. To give some idea of the magnitude of this energy
source, it has been described thusly: the energy in a single cubic
meter of space is enough to boil all the oceans of the world.
Explanation for many metaphysical notions. Regarding
the wave-particle nature of quantum entities,
there is also a larger implication of a vast underlying sea of energy.
The existence of the Zero Point Field (ZPF) implies that all matter
in the universe is interconnected by waves, which are spread out
through time and space and can carry on to infinity, tying one part
of the universe to every other part. The idea of the ZPF might just
offer a scientific explanation for many metaphysical notions,
such as the Chinese belief in the life force, or chi (qi),
described in ancient texts as something akin to an energy field.
It even echoes the Old Testament's account of God's first dictum:
there be light,' out of which matter was created.
Self-Generating Feedback Loop across the Cosmos. The stable
state of matter depends for its very existence on this dynamic interchange
of subatomic particles with the sustaining zero-point energy field.
Electrons lose and gain energy constantly from the Zero Point Field
in a dynamic equilibrium, balanced at exactly the right orbit.
Electrons get their energy to keep going without slowing down because
they are refueling by tapping into these fluctuations of empty space.
In other words, the Zero Point Field accounts for the stability
of the hydrogen atom – and, by inference, the stability of
Fluctuations of the Zero
Point Field waves drive the motion of subatomic particles, and all
the motion of all the particles of the universe in turn generate
the Zero Point Field—a sort of self-generating feedback loop
across the cosmos. It is a kind of self-regenerating grand ground
state of the universe, which constantly refreshes itself and remains
a constant unless disturbed in some way. It also means that
we and all the matter of the universe are literally connected to
the furthest reaches of the cosmos through the Zero Point Field
waves of the grandest dimensions.
ZPF: A Mirror Image
and Record of Everything That Ever Was. One of the most important
aspects of waves is that they are encoders and carriers of information.
When two waves are in phase and overlap each other – technically
called ‘interference' – the combined amplitude of the
waves is greater than that of the individual amplitudes. The signal
gets stronger. This amounts to an imprinting or exchange of information,
called ‘constructive interference.' If one is peaking when
the other is troughing, they tend to cancel each other out –
a process called ‘destructive interference.' Once they've
collided, each wave contains information, in the form of energy
coding, about the other, including all the other information it
contains. Interference patterns amount to a constant accumulation
of information, and waves have a virtually infinite capacity for
As all subatomic matter
in the world is interacting constantly with this ambient ground-state
energy field, the subatomic waves of the ZPF are constantly imprinting
a record of the shape of everything. As the harbinger and imprinter
of all wavelengths and all frequencies, the ZPF is a kind of shadow
of the universe for all time, a mirror image and record of everything
that ever was. In a sense, the vacuum is the beginning and the end
of everything in the universe.
QUANTUM ENTITIES: MASS IS
AN ILLUSION! The perspective of recognizing the dynamics
of wave-particle fluctuation interactions with the ZPF provides
a more refined clarification of Einstein's famous formula E = mc2.
The equation has always implied that energy (one distinct physical
entity in the universe) turns into mass (another distinct physical
entity). From the ZPF perspective, we now discover that the relationship
of mass to energy was more a statement about the energy of quarks
and electrons in what we call matter caused by interaction with
the Zero Point Field fluctuations. In the language of
quantum physics, matter is not a fundamental property of physics.
The Einstein equation was simply a recipe for the amount of energy
necessary to create the appearance of mass. It
means that there aren't two fundamental physical entities –
something material and another immaterial – but only one:
energy. Everything in your world, anything you hold in your
hand, no matter how dense, how heavy, how large, on its most fundamental
level boils down to a collection of electric charges interacting
with a background sea of electromagnetic and other energetic fields—a
kind of electromagnetic drag force. Mass is not equivalent to energy;
mass is energy. Or, even more fundamentally, there is no
mass. There is only charge.
The property of inertia
possessed by all objects in the physical universe is simply resistance
to being accelerated through the Zero Point Field. Inertia is what
is termed a Lorentz force – a force that slows particles moving
through a magnetic field. In this instance, the magnetic field is
a component of the Zero Point Field, reacting with the charged subatomic
particles. The larger the object, the more particles it contains
and the more it is held stationary by the field.
What this is basically
saying is that the corporeal stuff we call matter and to which all
physicists since Newton have attributed an innate mass is an illusion.
All that was happening was that this background sea of energy was
opposing acceleration by gripping on to the subatomic particles
whenever you pushed on an object. Mass is a ‘bookkeeping
device, a 'temporary place holder' for a more general quantum
vacuum reaction effect.
What gives an object
mass (or inertia) so that it requires an effort to start it moving,
and exactly the same effort to restore it to its original state
is the fact that so-called empty space is actually a cauldron of
seething energies—the Zero Point Field. The implication is
that both inertia and gravitation are electromagnetic phenomena
resulting from interaction with this field.
FOR THOUGHT: If the Zero Point Field has imprinted everything
that ever happened in the world through wave interference encoding.
This kind of information might account for coherent particle and
field structures. There might also be an ascending ladder of other
possible information structures, perhaps coherent fields around
living organisms. Maybe this acts as a non-biochemical ‘memory'
in the universe. It might even be possible to organize these fluctuations
somehow through an act of will.
The Zero Point
Field represents nothing less than a unifying concept of the universe,
which shows that everything is in some sort of connection and balance
with the rest of the cosmos. The universe's very currency might
be learned information, as imprinted upon this fluid, mutable field
of information. The ZPF demonstrates that the real currency of the
universe – the very reason for its stability – is an
exchange of energy. If we were all connected through the
ZPF, then it just might be possible to tap into this vast reservoir
of energy information and extract information from it. With such
a vast energy bank to be harnessed, virtually anything could
be possible—that is, if human beings had some sort of quantum
structure allowing them access to it. But there is the stumbling
block. That would require that our bodies operated according
to the laws of the quantum world.
[The preceding information relating
to the Zero Point Field was gleaned from THE FIELD, The Quest for
the Secret Force of the Universe, from Chapter Two ‘The Sea
of Light' by investigative journalist and author Lynne McTaggart;
HarperCollins Publishers, Great Britain 2001 and the U.S. edition
in 2002; first Quill edition published 2003.]
NEWS! That is what
the Tao and goal the Universal Tao System of practices is all about:
attuning ourselves to our more subtle ‘quantum structure'
within in order to function in accordance with our innate capacities
in the interpenetrating quantum world that we are already a part
of. It is a process of returning to our subtle nature as
we connect our awareness and consciousness with our chi, the ‘primordial
force,' and the Wu Chi—referring to this subatomic quantum
realm with Taoist terms. Darkroom Retreat meditation
practices are conducted yearly in February at Tao Garden.
They provide an ambience for
in the ‘Quantum Sea of Light' in the mother lode of darkness
by awakening our inner vision capacities and opening ourselves to
the interconnectedness with the universe(s) accessed within.
EXAMPLE OF TAOIST INSIGHT AND
EXPERIENCE: “Change is constant in nature. … [Reference
to the changing states of water] … In the same way, death
is a mere transformation, not an end. We need not be terrified of
it. In fact, our sentimental emotions are totally irrelevant.”
“So you see,"
added Crystal Spring, “that Chuang Tzu is throwing us a diversion.
… [He dreamed he was a butterfly.] … He is neither
Chuang Tzu nor the butterfly. He is both at once. What is important
is not to be deceived by the dualistic question of whether he was
one or the other, but to realize that there is some underlying essence
beneath it all.”
“Do not fear the
sensations you feel during meditation,” concluded Slender
Gourd. “Let all phenomena come and go. Even death is a part
of such illusion. Don't identify with phenomena, but instead look
deeply into the Tao and its source. Forget the illusion of a separate
existence. Cast off this imaginary limitation that separates you
from the Way. Let your finiteness merge with the infinite. Far from
becoming diminished, you will become infinite yourself. When you
have this perception, you will then know the true secret of the
sages: The mind of one who returns to the Source becomes the Source.”
[CHRONICLES OF TAO, The Secret Life of a Taoist Master,
page 304, by Deng Ming-Dao; HarperSanFrancisco, A Division of HarperCollins
Publishers; first HarperCollins Paperback Edition published in 1993]