Oct 052011

bagua Qi Gong Book List And Teachers

It is best to learn qi gong from a teacher in person, but books can be a good place to start.

Introductory Books:

  • Heal Yourself With Qigong: Gentle Practices to Increase Energy, Restore Health, and Relax the Mind, author: Suzanne Friedman
  • The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness through Qigong and Tai Chi Roger, author:  Roger Janke
  • The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release Your Body’s Own Medicine (Movement, Massage, Meditation, Breathing), author: Roger Janke
  • The Essence of Qigong: A Handbook of Qigong Theory and Practice, author Ke Yun Lu
  • Chi Kung: The Way of Healing, author Lam Kam Master Chuen

 Books by Grand Master T.K. Shih:

  • The Swimming Dragon: A Chinese Way to Fitness, Beautiful Skin, Weight Loss & High Energy, author: Tzu Shih Kuo, et al (book and DVD)
  • Qi Gong Therapy: The Chinese Art of Healing With Energy, authors: Tzu Kuo Shih, Charles Stein
  • Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy volume II: The Chinese Art of Healing with Energy, authors: Grand Master T.K. Shih OMD, L.Ac and Melanie Shih OMD, L.Ac.

My Teachers:

  • Qi Gong for Healing: Brian Coffey and Fran Maher, Warren, NJ– private appointments (qi healing, massage, acupuncture), weekly classes in Wu Ji Jing Gong, Sun Tai Chi and more. Healer Training: Qi Healer Intensive (6 day program) and Qi Therapist Intensive (8 day program), offer throughout the year check class calendar for dates.
  • Chinese Healing Arts Center, Grand Master T.K. Shih, De Ying Huang, Melanie Shih. Centers located: Danbury, CT and Kingston, NY. The Shih family tradition of healing goes back six generations, with roots in the classical tradition of healing with energy, Qi gong.
  • Silver Tiger Studio – Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Gagua (Internal Arts for Health and Fitness) Master Ting, Mt. Laurel, NJ (Rancocas Woods)  
Oct 042011

BookOfShadows 225x300 Wiccan Book List

This book list is a good starting point. I recommend checking out as much as you can at the library first and seeing what appeals to you and which ones you might want to add to your book shelves.

Margot Adler
Drawing Down the Moon

Scott Cunningham
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.

Marian Green
A Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic

Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Solitary Wicca for Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

Thea Sabin
Wicca For Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess

Janet & Stewart Farrar
A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches Handbook.
The Witches’ Way: Principles, Rituals and Beliefs of Modern Witchcraft.
Eight Sabbats for Witches.
The Witches’ God: Lord of the Dance.
The Witches’ Goddess: The Feminine Principle of Divinity.
The Pagan Path: The Wiccan Way of Life.

Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
The Healing Craft
Progressive Witchcraft

Gerald B. Gardner
Witchcraft Today
The Meaning of Witchcraft

Another good list can be found here:  Recommended Reading for Seekers (Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft)

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