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By Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee

A Study of Qi in Classical Texts

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An understanding of qi is central to Chinese philosophy, art, medicine and movement therapies, but we often rely on vague terminology, using the catch-phrase "energy" to explain what qi is. A Study of Qi contains detailed descriptions of the various differentiations of qi, but also a wide-ranging philosophical investigation into the origin and...

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Aspects of Spirit- Hun Po, Jing Shen, Yi Zhi

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In this text the author explores the development of human consciousness through the classical Chinese literature. From an early understanding of the spirits as forces of nature, through reverence and propitiation of the ancestors, there was a gradual recognition that human beings are responsible for their own destiny, and that it is through the adaptation...

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Double Aspect of the Heart

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In Chinese medicine the heart is considered to have two separate functions, two separate energetic qualities, two separate meridians: the heart/mind that regulates emotions and acts as the dwelling place of the spirits, and the heart as governor of blood and the circulatory system - the system which connects and protects. This volume looks closely at...

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Eight Extraordinary Meridians

By (author)  Claude Larre

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This book presents an examination of the eight extraordinary meridians from the texts of the Neijing, the Nanjing, and their commentaries. The first section provides an overview of meridians as revealing the basic interaction of yin and yang within the body, providing the foundation for the movement of qi and the underlying framework for the main meridian...

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Essence Spirit Blood and Qi

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Drawn from lectures given at their popular seminar series, this book presents translated passages from the Ling Shu and the Su Wen along with the insights, observations, and philosophical reflections of the authors which are rooted in their textual studies of classical Chinese texts, and which focus on the "four treasures," as indicated by the title.

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Essential Woman: Female Health & Fertility in Chin Classical

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An understanding of women's health is essential to modern Chinese medical practice, yet it has rarely been studied from the classics. In this unique book Elisabeth Rochat draws on a range of Chinese texts both well-known and more obscure. Beginning with the balance of blood and qi she moves on to examine the different roles played by the zang fu and...

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Extraordinary Fu

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Claude Larre's visionary understanding of the philosophical and cultural background of classical Chinese medicine and Elisabeth Rochat's thorough knowledge of the Chinese medical classics provide a unique insight into the foundations of Chinese medicine. Here they turn their attention to the six extraordinary fu: brain, marrow, bones, mai, gallbladder,...

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Heart Master & Triple Heater

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Following the intent and style of the earlier works in this series, the authors delve deeply into the etymology of the ancient written characters of Ling Shu. The first part, Heart Master, makes clear classical distinctions between the various aspects of the heart that have been diversely translated as heart governor, heart protector,...

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Jing Shen Huainanzi 7

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Jing Shen is the title of the seventh chapter of the Huainanzi, a major Daoist text of the early Chinese Han dynasty. Until recently it has remained relatively unrecognized and only partially translated. Long dismissed as merely a reiteration of earlier writings, its importance as a work in its own right and its role in Chinese intellectual history...

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Rhythm at the Heart of the World

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Chinese medical knowledge is based on an understanding of the processes of yin yang and the five elements. Chapter five of the Neijing Suwen, the first part of the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, lays out these principles. The chapter begins with the laws of yin yang, progresses to the resonances of the five elements...

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Secret Treatise of the Spiritual Orchid

By (author)  Claude Larre

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This text contains proceedings transcripted from a London seminar covering Chapter 8 of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, which describes the specific charges of the zang fu. It includes translation, analysis of ideograms, and commentary by ancient scholars.

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Seven Emotions

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Transcribed from two London seminars, this text provides a new insight into the emotions and their pathology as presented in the texts of the Neijing Suwen and Lingshu, the Yellow Emperor's Classic. There is a general discussion of the classical Chinese concept of the emotions from the medical and Taoist classics, followed...

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Spleen and Stomach - RevEd

By (author)  Claude Larre

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These transcripts of lectures delivered to European audiences delve deeply into the spiritual and ideological possibilities conveyed and suggested by the characters and content of chapters from the Su Wen and Ling Shu dealing with the spleen and stomach. Each selection is accompanied by the authors' translation and commentary, and many...

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The Heart

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Using the metaphors of their combined spiritual grounding, the authors expound, explain, and conjecture as they dialogue and answer questions on the issues and images relating to the heart that can be found in Chapter 8 of the Ling Shu. The lines are reproduced in Chinese and Pinyin, and the discussion dissects and interprets their meaning, imparting...

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The Kidneys

By (author)  Claude Larre

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This text covers transcripts from Larre's lectures dealing with images and symbolism from Su Wen 1, 2, 5, 52, Ling Shu 29,2,8; and Nan Jing 36,39.

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The Liver

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Transcripted from lectures given by two French practitioners at a London seminar, this text presents the interpolations made by Father Larre and Ms. Rochat de la Valle based on their understanding of the often cryptic and mystifying classical Chinese works dealing with the Liver and Gall bladder, principally from the Su Wen and Ling Shu....

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The Lung

By (author)  Claude Larre

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This text is the first in a series of edited and illustrated lecture transcripts that include translations and commentaries on key Chinese texts. Because this work is intently concerned with meanings and etymologies, it includes Chinese characters to encourage familiarity. It shares with serious linguistic works a concentration on the careful selection...

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Way of Heaven: Su Wen 1, 2

By (author)  Claude Larre

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Transcripted from lectures delivered to European audiences, these discussions are meant to offer the reader a broader, deeper understanding of the early chapters of the Su Wen by drawing out the psychoemotional correlations, theoretical implications, and practical applications of the words of the ancient scholars who complied this early Chinese...

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Wu Xing, Five Elements

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This book traces the development of wuxing theory from its early beginnings - where we see the five elements in their literal sense, as the five materials necessary for survival on earth - to its incorporation into the sophisticated cosmological system of yinyang wuxing during the 2nd century BC E. Guiding us through well chosen chapters of the Spring...

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