By Larry Johnson, LAC, OMD
Trade Paperback Book
Ward Off, Enlighten
Tai Chi Chuan is a precious jewel refined from many streams of Chinese thought, including Martial Arts, I Ching, Alchemy, Medicine, Meditation, Philosophy, etc.
It was not”invented” in a vacuum, but developed through thousands of years of study, research, and Direct Experience by great minds in many arenas of endeavor.
Today, Tai Chi Chuan has gained immense popularity as a martial art and health exercise.
There is another aspect to the art that is not always presented, or even acknowledged. That aspect is Alchemy,
“Inner Alchemy is defined as the transformation of “base” to “refined’; taking the ordinary and materially bound consciousness through a step by step journey to Universal Presence:’ (HUA SHAN CHI KUNG LEVEL 1 back cover)
TAI CHI CHUAN ALCHEMY explores the deeper energetic structures of Tai Chi Chuan, notably the Five Elements and the Eight Trigrams. These Thirteen Original Postures provide the energetic matrix through which the Tai Chi Chuan practitioner expresses himself into the world and also through which he can approach Universal Consciousness.
Larry Johnson Lac. O.M.D. is the only lineage-holding disciple of Chan Chiu Lim, late Grand Master of the Hua Shan Chi Kung System. Larry spent thirty years as Master Chan’s student, studying both Chi Kung and Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. He is also a California Licensed Acupuncturist and author of a dozen books on related subjects.