with Eva Wong
The spirit world is calling us to enter its womb and wander its expanse. Open your inner self to the richness of the invisible realms. Follow the breath of life, dance the mystical rhythms, ride the feather of ecstatic flight, and become the drumbeat of the earth.
Join Eva Wong, practitioner of the mystical path of Shangqing Taoism, in wandering the realms of the spirit world. Walk the paths of the stars and mountains to probe the mysteries of the sky and earth. Climb the celestial ladder to link and reconcile external and internal dualities. Together, let us ride the power of cosmic consciousness, connect with the wisdom of our ancestors, penetrate the mystery of space and time, and celebrate unity within the tribe of humanity.
By the power of the drum we open the portals. By the power of music, we enter the spirit world. By the power of the feather, we fly in its expanse. By the power of stones, we heal the
Participants are welcome to bring their own drum, feathers, flute, and rattles.
with Eva Wong
The world is filled with power. Spirits, deities, natural elements, plants, animals, and humanity itself all have power in them. Magical Taoism is a way of Power, and using this power requires an understanding and a relationship to it in a virtuous way. The genuine practitioners of Taoist magic always use power for good, never for personal gain.
Taoist magicians are artists of power, individuals who have penetrated the mysteries of the Tao and have entered into an intimate understanding and union with both the natural and supernatural forces. Of all the systems of Taoism, Magical Taoism is probably the oldest, dating back to several thousand years. Its beliefs and practices have not changed much since the magicians and sorcerers of ancient China used them to ward off disasters, protect life, guide deceased souls through the underworld to a new life, and draw power from plants and animals to heal, protect, and battle malevolent spirits.
Talismans, amulets, and incantations are the tools of Taoist magic-users. A person can be blessed and protected by wearing certain kinds of amulets or by painting a talisman on his or her body. Talismans can also be placed in strategic locations to create a ring of protection around an individual, a household, and an office. Talismans can also be burned, its ashes dropped into water, and the water sprinkled in places where malevolent forces are lurking.
While personal power of the magic-user is required to summon and control power, there are certain magical practices that can be performed safely by ordinary individuals. In this encounter with the magical world of Taoism, you will learn how to draw personal protective talismans on the body, identify threats from spirit realms, and make simple incantations to ask the deities and spirits for help..
With Eva Wong
Fengshui means wind and water. Where there is gentle wind and flowing water there is nourishing qi, or life energy. Living in an environment with good qi in the land will enhance our health, livelihood, and relationships. However, where fengshui shines is in how we can use our knowledge of land energy to help us and others appreciate the environment and understand the need to conserve it for future generations.
While land provides nourishment, neighborhoods build harmony and cooperation. Street patterns and architecture of a neighborhood can influence how people relate to each other. Living in a neighborhood with architecture and road patterns that are associated with harmonious energy can facilitate cooperation and caring. Where fengshui shines is how we can use the knowledge of neighborhood energy to help us appreciate the importance and the need to build harmonious communities.
Finally, our own homes are the source of health, well-being, and quality of life. Living in a home that is arranged to enhance positive energy and protect us from negative energy allows us to have an uplifted and relaxed lifestyle. Where fengshui shines is how it can help us design a living space where we can look forward to waking up, resting well, having good meals, and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Join Eva Wong, fengshui consultant and author of several fengshui books, at Sky Lake in learning how to recognize positive and negative energies in the land. Work together in teams to design projects to uplift your neighborhood. And experiment with arranging your own home to enhance the quality of your life.
With Eva Wong
The natural world is the gateway to the Tao. The sun, moon, and stars carry the essences of the celestial energy of the Tao. Mountains, rivers, rocks, and earth carry the qi of the land. Trees, flowers, grasses, and animals are filled with life force. Clouds, fog, and mist display the interaction of yin and yang.
Join Eva Wong in experiencing the natural world in the beautiful hills and valley of Dechen Chöling. Learn how to find a place in nature where you can sit quietly, reflect, and be with the phenomenal world. Open your awareness to the energy of the land. Find out how to use the Chinese calendar to guide your diet, lifestyle, and activity as you move through the seasons.
The natural world is intelligent, luminous, and alive. It is the best teacher of the Tao. Let us learn from it.
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