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     ACUSOURCE: The Acupuncture Handbook, © 2000, 2002, 2004.  (587 pgs.; 108 figures); $60.00. (please see sample for more info)

This Acupuncture Source Book is appropriate for anyone wanting to know more about Chinese acupuncture. The compilation of the information for this book was my method of studying for the acupuncture licensing examination. Therefore, it may be very good for licensing exam preparation. It is also intended to be a quick reference guide in professional practice.

This book concisely and completely compiles information from commonly used text sources studied in acupuncture schools today, and organizes the information to be referenced quickly. It systematically summarizes the history of Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion, energetic theory, diagnostic method, syndrome evaluation, and treatment method. The appendices include the diagnostic arts of body analysis, face analysis, and hand analysis, and additional treatment modalities utilizing acupoints, electro-acupuncture, acupuncture anesthesia, auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha. The sources are referenced at the beginning of each section in tabular form and at the beginning of each subsection in parentheses. All figures are located at the end of the document and referenced throughout.

 

     ACUSOURCE: Meridian Theory. © 2000, 2011.  (279 pgs.; 74 figures); $20.00.

This book, ACUSOURCE: Meridian Theory, an excerpt from the larger text, ACUSOURCE: Acupuncture Handbook, functions as a concise yet thorough study guide for acupuncture meridians and points of Traditional Chinese Medicine. See sample above.

 

     Vector Equilibrium (Cuboctahedron): Meridian Model for Energetic Balance. © 1999. (29 pgs.; 34 figures); $10.00.

R. Buckminster Fuller's Vector Equilibrium, archaically known as the cuboctahedron, serves as a perfect mathematical model for the acupuncture meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The vector equilibrium is specifically applied to the 12 regular organ (zang-fu) meridians and their yuan-source points, the 8 extra-ordinary/spiritual vessels and their master points, and the 13 ghost points. The vector equilibrium also correlates with other anthropo-cosmological models: the 5 elements via the Platonic solids, or polyhedra, Merkabah, Kabballah or Sumerian Tree of Life, Metatron's Cube, the Mayan Tzolkin calendar, and more...

See early draft at: vector equilibrium meridian model

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    BIOSYN (Common Biomedical Syndromes): Traditional Chinese Medical Differentiation and Treatment with Acupuncture and Herbs, © 2002. (188 pgs.); $30.00. (please see sample for more info)

In ancient China, the Taoists believed that sickness came to those who were unrighteous, or lived incorrectly; sinned. Living morally and frugally, by collecting good deeds, was the principal technique for a Taoist adept to become an immortal, or harmonize the spirit with the source of creation.

"Maintain yourself in calm non-intervention, and there will be no need for exorcism or invocation; the Tao is here and not far away, and our fate lies in ourselves, not in the exterior world." –Zhuangzi

This book serves as a quick reference guide that provides diagnostic differentiations and treatment plans for common biomedical (western) syndromes using Traditional Chinese Medicine. This book is appropriate for TCM professionals. It is recommended that the reader have a background in TCM etiology, pathogenesis, and differentiation and treatment prior to using this manual.

The information is presented in tabular format for quick referencing. The common syndromes are classified according to anatomical system, and generally arranged from exterior to interior, or superior to inferior. The common syndromes are introduced by biomedical (western) definition, and then differentiated according to TCM by row. The table consists of four columns. Columns 1 and 2 differentiate common syndromes by compiling diagnostic information, while Columns 3 and 4 formulate treatment plans by compiling acupuncture and herbal prescriptions.

 

     AURICULAR: Ear Acupuncture Handbook, © 2002. (44 pgs.; 19 figures); $15.00. (please see sample for more info)

Auricular acupuncture, or auriculotherapy, can utilize the ear alone to treat disease. A child (homunculus) and organs are imposed on the ear in order to locate the proper point for the treatment of disease. Auriculotherapy treats a broad range of common and difficult diseases with simple methods, is convenient (no undressing is necessary), and safe (few side effects). Its effectiveness can be measured in acupuncture anesthesia and analgesia. Auriculotherapy information is compiled according to Chinese, Nogier (France), and UCLA Pain Management Center methodologies. Ear acupuncture is summarized according to history, symbolism, fortunes, anatomy, points, point location inspection, treatment methods, needle technique, and anesthesia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    MARMA SHASTRA: Ayurveda Bio-Energetics. © 2007, 2011. (465 pgs.; 110 figures; 7 maps); $60.00. (please see sample for more info)

This work presents the human bio-energy model (anthropocosm: cosmic human being) as profoundly observed in Ayurvedic medicine.  According to ancient Vedic texts (and later through Tantric and Taoist traditions), the energetic, or subtle, body is the foundation of the food, or coarse body, and the bridge between the physical and causal realms. Therefore, the structure of the subtle energetic body provides an intended means for human spiritual development, or evolution (which enables humanity to fulfill its purpose as a conduit between heaven and earth, hence transforming into an entity more subtle, and original).

The text’s primary purpose is to present Ayurveda bio-energetic theory, and second, to bridge theoretical gaps between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic Medicine, through the comparisons of their energetic structures, which are fundamental to the esoteric alchemical systems inherent within the theories of exoteric medicine. Furthermore, the work intends to reveal even deeper realizations and correspondences of the origins of esoteric alchemical tradition (eg.Tantra, Taoist neidan). Even though this work archives functions and indications of particular energy points (marma) in their pertaining tables, it will not serve as how-to-book on marma diagnosis and treatment.

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As well as functioning as a compilation of metaphysics, the work is perhaps best used as a practical quick clinical reference. This book concisely and completely compiles information from commonly used text sources on channel theory and acupoints studied in acupuncture schools today, and organizes the information to be referenced quickly. It systematically summarizes Ayurveda bio-energetic theory through surveying its historical origins and presenting its integration into the Ayurveda model of health. The Ayurveda model of health will be presented by unfolding cosmological structures inherent within the energetic structure of the human being, hence establishing the existence of the juxtaposition between the human being (micro) and the cosmos (macro); the anthropocosm (purusha). Cosmic integrity is the cohesive interconnectedness of the three realms (ie.heaven, earth, humanity). The model of health is represented in humanity through the energetic structure (ie.chakra, nadi, marma) of heaven, and the physical structure (ie.bones, marrow, blood, organs, semen, fat, muscle) of earth. The unfolding cosmology will reveal phenomenological bio-energetic structures, consisting of central pulsing energy voids (chakra), which spin energy (prana) through meridians (nadi), which can be balanced through the opening of their accumulation points (marma). The understanding of energy becomes essential to the effective practice of internal alchemy, or spiritual transformation (eg. yoga, qigong), because the disciplined understanding transforms the self by becoming the bridge between the natural diligence of physical wellness and the devotion to awakening the spirit.

The text is presented first with Ayurvedic terminology where applicable (because it is older), and then comparatively is translated into the later Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (which preserves the teachings and fills in the gaps through its consistently documented clinical development). Fundamental bio-energetic theory (Vedic cosmology) is presented with Sanskrit terminology and linked through similar comparison to Taoist cosmology (from Daozhan: Divination Resource for Daoist Calculation by Hamilton, 2005). Thai Medicine (ie.massage), the spread and development of Ayurveda in Southeast Asia via the expansion of Theraveda Buddhism, is referenced in order to definitively cross the gap from Ayurveda to TCM, for meridian [Sanskrit: (nadi); Thai: (sen-sib)] data. The text surveys the original 107 marma points (translating into TCM point correlation, but may vary in size, function and indication, and treatment), and then expands translation into the greater number of TCM acupoints (presented in Chinese pinyin; opening on meridians which correlate with the sen-sib lines); (borrowed from the meridian theory section of the Acusource: The Acupuncture Handbook, by Hamilton, 2000).

See also: marmashastra.com

    DAOZHAN: Divination Resource for Daoist Calculation, © 2005. (572 pgs.; 87 figures); $60.00. (please see sample for more info)

“The holy sages were divine, hence they knew the future; they were wise, hence they stored up the past.”- Yijing as quoted in Da Liu

The word Tao (dao) means “way,” or more specifically “way of truth.” This book concisely presents methods of Taoist divination (zhan), or mystic mathematics (shu), which is structured by an intricately unfolding pantheon cosmology. Taoist divination provides the practitioner with a clear perspective of the source of creation through the application of the philosophy of nature. Focusing on the source, improves the quality of life by defining the path of immortality, which is followed by the Taoist adept (daoren) for becoming the sage (shengren). Divination is fundamentally applied as a cosmological code (earth-external) and philosophical guide (heaven-internal) for facilitating the success of interior alchemy (neidan) (the process of returning the spirit to the divine origin).

When the ideogram for divination (zhan) is broken apart, the upper radical translates as “upper” and the lower “mouth.” This analysis of “upper mouth” implies the meaning “divine message.”  The interpretations of divination, particularly the methods of astrology, a derivative of astronomy (mathematics in space-time), prompted the derivation of Yijing (Book of Changes) oracle symbols, which lead to the invention of writing. Divination opens communication with heaven through various conjunctive methods. Correct timing (astrology), orientation (geomancy), and design (alchemy) allows the revelation of the oracle to whisper the way of truth.

Taoist divination makes the unpredictable predictable through the interpretation of evident natural patterns. It is the mathematical tool that observes a natural philosophy (spiritual principles) for regulating an intuitive practice (physical instincts). Divination is a way of formulating intuitive ritual through mystic calculation. It transforms the concept of coincidence into integrated event synchronicity through intuitive interpretation. Since prediction and calculation have the same meaning in Chinese (suan), they did not distinguish between numerology and mathematics.

Taoist divination, a diagnostic discipline of Taoist medicine, is the art of understanding reality (predicting portents) by utilizing such modalities as astrology, geomancy, Yijing calculation, and biomancy (analysis of the face, body and hand). Astrology predicts the inherited fortune (karmic condition) bestowed by heaven. Geomancy predicts the fortune in personal harmony with the environment. Body and face analysis predicts the fortune in one’s outer appearance. Hand analysis predicts the fortune in one’s inner self (personality). Yijing oracle mathematics provides the symbolic cosmic code as philosophical guidance for spiritual alchemy.

    DAOZHAN Workbook. © 2005  (118 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

                                DAOZHAN chapters are also available in separate books (see sample above):

    [BOOK 1] HISTORY OF TAOISM: Philosophy-Religion of Immortality. © 2005  (215 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

    [BOOK 2] TAOIST COSMOLOGY (YUZHOUXUE): Mythology of Metaphysics. © 2005 (214 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

    [BOOK 3] TAOIST ASTROLOGY (ZHANXINGSHU): Timing of Divine Return. © 2005 (166 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

    [BOOK 4] TAOIST GEOMANCY (FENGSHUI): Orientation of Environmental Harmony. © 2005 (128 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

    [BOOK 5] TAOIST BIOMANCY: Body, Face, and Hand Analysis. © 2005 (166 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

    [BOOK 6] COSMIC CODE OF TAO (YIJING): Science of Divination and Art of Philosophy. © 2005 (202 pgs.; 87 figures); $15.00.

See also: daozhan.com

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    SUBSTANCE OF SHEN, © 1999; 2nd ed. 2009.  (phonetic calligraphy poetry book of Tao) (125 pgs.; 125 original multi-media collages: using water color painting, acrylic painting, pastel, pencil drawing, photography, sculpture, computer graphic art, CAD sacred geometry, poetry of prose, rap, haiku, rhythmic rhyme, mantra-yantra); $15.00. (please see sample for more info)

This is a picture haiku poetry book observing spiritual transformation without purpose, inspired by the ancient Taoist mystic masters (eg. Laozi, Zhuangzi, and others), and Mayan 2012 prophecies. The poems are Space Monk songs of neutrality, peace, simplicity, alchemy, ecstatic wandering, quantum physics, mythos-logos cosmology, mythology, medicine, mathematics, anthropocosmic harmony between earth and heaven, divination, or receiving messages from heaven, meditation, spiritual transformation, and so on...

See also SUBSTANCE OF SHEN in Gallery

 

 

  MUDRA TANTRA: Medicine in Hand Comprehensive Text (unabridged); © 2012. (463 pgs); $60. (please see sample for more info)

This book combines hand modalities (diagnostic and therapeutic) from various oriental medical systems, founded upon a philosophy-religion in harmony with nature, in order to thoroughly evaluate, diagnose and treat the human body through the hand alone. Mudra Tantra surveys these hand modalities in chronological sequence according to their emergence and/or flourishing in world (oriental) culture. This book concisely yet completely compiles information from selected text sources, and organizes the information into tables and figures to be referenced quickly.

The main text systematically surveys Vedic-Tantric Mudra (hand gestures, or divine seals) as mental yoga in the hands, an extension or completion of yoga posture (asana); primary active therapy. Mudra meditation for alchemical/spiritual transformation via hand gesture is an active therapy, rather than a passive therapy (eg. patient receiving acupuncture, or reflexology massage). 

The main text will survey Ayurveda History (Vedic Medicine and Tantric Mysticism), Vedic Cosmology, Tantric (Yogic) Energetic Theory (these initial sections are excerpts from Marmashastra: Ayurveda Bio-Energetics, by Hamilton), and tabularize practical (therapeutic, spiritual) data via the Mudra Index (the text’s practical focus), to provide the reader with a deeper cosmological hence therapeutic understanding of the origins of mudra theory and intentions behind mudra function.

The Mudra Index lists various names and their translations, describes the hand gesture, the particular posture, breathing, visualization, affirmation, repetition, duration, and frequency associated with practice, as well as compares variations in practice and cross-cultural similarities with other hand gestures based on their posture. The index also assesses religious traditions, and mudra energetic indications [ie. element (mahabhuta), energy center (chakra), meridian (nadi), point (marma)] based on elemental relationships, while interweaving spiritual, mental, and physical functions, etiology and therapeutic notes, and including comparable/conjunctive herbal remedies.

The appendices survey supplemental hand modalities (eg. Chinese Palmistry, Korean Hand Acupuncture, Hand Reflexology and Acupressure) which may be considered to have developed out of the traditions of mudra practice. The combination of supplemental appendices with the mudra practicum provides a more complete and developed system of medicine in hand.

Mudra Tantra is published in two versions: the Comprehensive Text, and the Index (or pocket guide).

  MUDRA TANTRA: Medicine in Hand Mudra Index (abridged); © 2012. (176 pgs); $15.

See also Mudra Medicine video by Meridian Motion Productions

 

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    CATHEDRAL CATALOG: Early Cathedrals of the Holy Land and Europe; Phase I: Data Collection;  © 2010. (142 pgs); $15.

This book surveys the early cathedrals of Africa, Asia, and Europe, which catalogs the cathedral name, location, years founded, constructed, and expanded or rebuilt, architectural styles, predominant architectural features and art, associated founders, saints, and martyrs, Christian denomination, site history- including pre-Christian traditions and legend lore, and foreign invasions, earthquake and fire history, indications of megalithic architecture, silk road sites, etc. The catalog is a sub-study within the chapter, "Vortex Sites," within the work in progress, "Earth Acupuncture" (see link below).