Realms of the Dragons

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May 23, 2010


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Bibliography, Links and Resources
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Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Taijiquan and Qigong Website  

American Dragon Gate Taoist Lineage Qigong and Daoist Training Center.  Michael Rinaldini is the director of the Qigong and Daoist (Taoist) Training Center in Sebastopol, California.  It is an affiliate branch of BaGua Xun Dao Gong Qigong Center in Beijing, China. He is also a Certified Teacher of Master Wan Sujian's Bagua Xun Dao gong qigong system.  Shifu Rinaldini is an acupressure and Tuina therapist (CMT).  Shifu Rinaldini was ordained as a 22nd generation Daoist Priest in the Longmen Dragon Gate Taoist Sect in 2003, and authorized to train and ordain Taoist Priests in 2007.  He was given the name "Dao Li-Chang."
  Shifu Rinaldini is the founder of the American Dragon Gate Lineage.  His trainings in qigong include three study trips to China.   He is a Level IV Qigong Teacher and member of the National Qigong Association. 

Animal Frolics Qigong 

The Carp Leaps Through the Dragon's Gate

Chi Kung (Daoyin, Qigong): Bibliograpy, Resources, Links, Lessons  

Chinese Dragons 

Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin.  By Livia Kohn.  University of Hawaii Press, 2008.  268 pages.  ISBN: 0824832698.  History of Daoist health practices.  

Chronicles of Tao: The Secret Life of a Taoist Master.  By Deng, Ming-Dao.  Harper San Francisco, 1993.  496 pages.  ISBN: 0062502190.  

Cloud Hands Taijiquan and Qigong 

Cloud Hands Mind/Body Movement Arts Blog 

Correspondences and Alchemical Associations for the Dragon 

Daoism: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quoations, Lessons 

Dao of Dragon Chi Kung.  Presentation by Shihfu Jiang JianYe.  Instructional VHS, 121 minutes.  "A good series of Chi Kung exercises from other than WuDang Daoism.  Inlcudes many dragon based exercises and Swimming Dragon moves.  The movements require you to be limber.  The include some squatting and twisting.  The theme of the entire series is dragon motions."  Source 1, Source 2 Wayfarer.  "By Jiang Jian-ye. He has combined forms from many Taoist sects into one form that contains stretching and whole body twisting to open key energy channels in the body. There is step-by-step teaching and multiple repetitions and views, plus reviews of segments and demonstrations at the beginning and at the conclusion. 118 Min." 

Daoist Bibliography

Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  University of Hawaii Press, 2006.  243 pages.  ISBN: 1931483051.  VSCL.   

Daoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches  

DaMo Qigong and Taoist Inner Alchemy

Deer Frolic Qigong  

The Dragon and the Tiger  The Inner Alchemy of Water and Fire 

Dragon and Tiger Qigong 

Dragon and Tiger Qigong: A Miracle Health System for Developing Chi.  Master Bruce Frantzis.  North Atlantic Books, 2010.  262 pages.  ISBN: 1556439210.  Energy Arts Curriculum.  "Dragon and Tiger is a 1500-year old self-healing medical Chi Gung (Qi gong or chi kung) system based on acupuncture.  It is sometimes called meridian line chi gung because it helps free you of energetic (chi) blockages by balancing the chi flow that runs through the acupuncture meridians or channels of the body.  Invigorating, yet calming, Dragon and Tiger helps you to release stress and mitigate pain and illness."

Dragon Door Chi Kung.  Presentation by Shihfu Jian JianYe.  Instructional VHS, 121 minutes.  "There is a great deal of emphasis here on gathering energy and spinal twisting (light and safely done). A very decent and reasonable regimen for those looking for Chi Kung. Some difficulties but anything in the routine can be modified to the beginner. Some very logical and well planned sections."  VSCL (VHS).  Source One: Plum Publications.   Source Two: Wayfarer Publications: "By Jiang Jian-ye. This video teaches a Taoist qigong method from the famous Wu Dang Mountain. There is a demonstration followed by step-by-step teaching of the 14 postures, which include subroutines. It is taught at slow and regular speed with multiple repetitions and views. There are reviews of segments and at the end there is a demonstration from the front and rear. 112 Min." 

Dragon Gate Cave Taoist Temple

Dragon Gate Chi Gong Daoyin Therapy.  A combination of traditional Chinese Chi Gong and Daoyin Techniques.  Master Tao Dawson. 

Dragon Gate Chi Kung.  Featuring Dr. Gordon Xu.  Instructional VHS videotape, 64 minutes.  China's Living Treasures Series, Volume 26.  This webpage includes a 3:41 minutes UTube Video.  "Doctor Gordon Xu (Xu Guo Rong) of Shanghai is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. He received training at the Shanghai Medical Institute. He worked at the Huang Pu District Central Hospital and the Shanghai Tui Na Center Hospital. He studied acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine under head of staff, Dr. Lee Yan Fong, top student of Dr. Lu Shou Yan, China's foremost acupuncturist prior to the communist revolution. At the Shanghai Tui Na Hospital he studied under head of staff, Dr. Wan Ming Ming. In addition to mastering five systems of tui na (chinese therapeutic massage), he is also a master of the Dragon Gate Chi Kung system. His teacher Master Yi Chien Liang 1895-1986, nicknamed "one flower that faces heaven", was a Taoist monk from the Wan So Temple (10,000 years Longevity Temple). Dr. Xu was Master Yi's primary student and named by him as the 22nd generation successor to the Taoist Dragon Gate (Chuan Zhen Pai) system. This system, founded by Wan Chong Yang, dates back to the Sung dynasty (960-1127). On this tape Doctor Xu demonstrates three levels of chi kung practice." 

The Dragon in China and Japan.  By Marinus Willem De Visser (1876-1930).  Originally published in 1913.  Edited with an introduction by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.  Cosimo Classics, 2008.  258 pages.  ISBN: 1605204099.  VSCL. 

Dragon Lore 

Dragon Lore from Taiwan   An excellent overview of myth and lore about the Chinese Dragon. 

Dragon Qigong, Eight Dragons Qigong, Ba Long Qigong, Presented by Mike Garofalo, M.S.  Instructions and descriptions of the eight movements. 

Dragon Qigong - Google 

Dragon Qigong, Long Qigong, Presented by Mike Garofalo, M.S.  Instructions and descriptions of Dragon Qigong movements. 

Dragon Terms:  1) In Sanskrit, in India, Naga is the term for all serpentine creatures, including the dragon.  2)  The Chinese world for "dragon" is Lóng, 龍.  3)  The Chinese word for a "blue/green dragon" is Qinglóng, 青龍 .  In the Japanese language the word for "dragon" is Ryu 龍 or 竜, or Tatsu 辰; a blue/green dragon is Seiryu 青龍, and a Dragon King is Ryu-o, Ryuu-ou 龍王, 竜王.  In Korean, the term for "dragon" is Yong, 용. 

Dragons and Tigers:  The Daoist Inner Alchemy of Water and Fire

Dragons, Dragon Art and Dragon Lore in Japan and China 

Dragon's Gate: The Carp Leaps Through the Dragon's Gate

Dragon's Play: A New Taoist Transmission of the Complete Experience of Human Life.  By Charles Belyea and Steven Tainer.  Illustrations by Xiao-Lun Lin.  Berkeley, California, Great Circle Lifeworks,  1991.  196 pages.  ISBN: 0962930814.  VSCL. 

Dragons' Realms Blog

Eight Section Brocade Qigong, Ba Duan Jin  

The Emperor's Seal of the Dragon 

Enter the Dragon Gate 行大道 : The blog of Shen Laoshi and the Neidan methodologies of Longmen (Dragon Gate) Pai (Sect, Lineage) from Wang Liping. 

Five Animal Frolics Qigong 

Five Dragon Qigong   Master Zhongxian Wu.  Five Dragon Qigong, Wulong Qigong is "based on the ancient Chinese cosmological principle of the Five Elements.  From the perspective of this philosophy, the universe is constructed of five elements: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. Each element contains its own characteristic qi and a natural cycle exists through which the qi of one element is transformed into another. Peace and harmony exist when the qi of the five elements flows freely through this cycle. As part of the natural world, a person will maintain health if five element qi flows well in their body and is in harmony with the environment. The Wulong Qigong form has five different postures related to the five organ systems.  Through daily practice, one is able to work with each elemental qi in his or her own body and transform one element of qi into another.  The harmonious state acquired through daily practice of Wulong gong can help to release disease and maintain health."

Flying Dragon Qigong, Nine Dragon Baguazhang, Official Jiulong Baguazhang Website, Dr. John Painter 

Four Guardians of the Four Compass Directions  

Frolics Qigong 

Leaping Through the Dragon's Gate    The carp leaps over the dragon's gate and becomes a dragon.  The scholar passes the highest examination. 

Looking into "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" from Perspective of Chi, Tao, Chan &  Compassion.  By Michael Chung.

Muscle and Tendon Changing Qigong - Yi Jin Jing   

Myths and Lore about Dragons 

Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner and Secret Teachings of Taoism.  Translated with and Introduction by Eva Wong.   Boston, Shambhala, 2004.   104 pages.  ISBN:  1590301048.

One Old Druid's Final Journey: Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove 

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body (The Tao of Energy Enhancement).  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  Illustrated by Husky Grafx.  North Atlantic Books, 1993.  Second Edition.  174 pages.  ISBN: 1556431643.

Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard.  By Chen Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Cheng Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao are students of the modern Taoist master Wang Liping and live in Beijing.  Tuttle Publishing, 1998.  288 pages.  ISBN: 0804831858.  VSCL. 

Qi Dragon Health and Healing    Featuring Julia Liping Julia Zhu.  San Francisco.  She is a certified Qigong instructor from China and a disciple of Taoist Master Yu Anren.  She is the Qigong instructor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and a Zen student of the San Francisco Zen Center.  

Qigong and Daoism: Bibliography, Resouces, Links, Lessons  

Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy Cultivation.   By Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching.  Edited by Denise Breiter-Wu.  Rhode Island, Way of the Dragon Publishing, 1997.  Index, glossary, 348 pages.  ISBN: 1889659029.  VSCL. 

Qi: Bibliography, Links, Resources and Quotations

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-Yun.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Heavenly Arts Press.  192 pages.  ISBN:  0892819456.  Excerpts  VSCL. 

Qigong (Chi Kung): Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Instructions, Lessons, Notes  

Realms of the Dragons Blog  

Realms of the Dragons Website

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Taijiquan and Qigong Website

The Swimming Dragon: A Chinese Way to Fitness, Beautiful Skin, Weight Loss and High Energy.  By Tzu Shi Kuo and T. K. Shih.  Edited by Charles Stein.  Station Hill Press, 1999.  160 pages.  ISBN: 0882680633.  VSCL. 

Swimming Dragon Qigong  UTube Video, 3:42 

Swimming Dragon Qigong: Google  

Swimming Dragon Tai Chi.  Julia Liping Zhu L.Ac., San Francisco. 

Symbolism of the Dragon 

Taoism: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quoations, Lessons

The Taoist Body.  By Kristofer Schipper.  Translated by Karen C. Duval.  Foreword by Norman Girardot.  Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 1993.  Originally published in French in 1982 as Le Corps Taoiste.  Notes, bibliography, index, xx, 273 pages.  ISBN: 0520082249.  VSCL. 

Taoist Classics.  The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala Press.  Four Volumes:  Volume One, 296 pages, 2003.   Volume Two, 640 pages, 1999.   Volume Three, 304 pages, 2001.   Volume Four, 464 pages, 2003.  

Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques.   Edited by Livia Kohn.  Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies, 1989.  398 pages.  ISBN: 0892640855.  VSCL. 

Taoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches 

Tigers and Dragons: The Daoist Inner Alchemy of Fire and Water

Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California 

Valley Spirit Qigong 

VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California 

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing.  By Kenneth S. Cohen.  Foreword by Larry Dossey.  New York Ballantine Books, 1997.  Index, notes, appendices, 
427 pages.  ISBN: 0345421094.  One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific.  VSCL. 

Way of the Staff  

Water and Fire, Dragons and Tigers, The Taoist Inner Alchemy of Water and Fire

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine.  By Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D..  Chicago, McGraw Hill Contemporary Books, 2nd Edition, 2000.  Index, bibliography, appendices, notes, 500 pages.  Foreward by Margaret Caudill, M.D., and by Andrew Weil, M.D.  ISBN: 0809228408.  An excellent introduction to traditional Chinese medicine and modern research on the topic.  VSCL. 

Wudang Mountain Qigong, Taijiquan, and Baguazhang

Wu Qin Xi, Five Animal Frolics Qigong 

Wuji Swimming Dragon   Francesco and Daisy Lee-Garripoli, Qigong: Beginning Practice 

Yi Jin Jing - Muscle and Tendon Changing Qigong 

Yoga: Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Notes



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Cloud TAGS, Subject Terms, Indexing Terms:
Realms of the Dragons, Dragon's Realms, Blog, Website 
Chinese Dragons Lore, Myths, Art, Themes, Literature, Taoism
Japanese Dragons, Indian Dragons, Naga, Korean Dragons
Dragon Chi Kung, Qigong, Dao Yin, Exercise, Mind-Body Arts 
Realms of the Dragons, Dragon's Realms, Dragon, Blog, Website 
Dragons, Naga, Lóng, 龍, Qinglóng, 青龍, Ryu 龍 or 竜, or Tatsu 辰, Seiryu 青龍, Ryu-o, Ryuu-ou 龍王, 竜王, Yong, 용. 
Dragons in the West, Dragons in the East
European Dragons,