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Valley Spirit Center

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August 1, 2007





Labyrinths and Mazes
Bibliography, Links, Resources



Adrian Fisher Mazes Ltd.    

Archives - Labyrinthos   Four articles from Caerdroia.  

Ariadne's Thread and the Labyrinth in Classical Mythology

The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred.  
By  Phil Cousineau.  Berkeley, California, Conari Press, 2000.  288 pages.
ISBN: 1573245097.


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Ba Gua Zhang:  Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal 
martial arts.  60Kb+.  

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe:  The Mathematical Archetypes of 
Nature, Art and Science.   A Vogage from 1 to 10.   By Michael S. Schneider.
Harper Collins, Perennial, 1995.  384 pages.   ISBN: 0060926716.   Review  

Bibliography - Labyrinths   Annotated bibliography from Labyrinthos.  22Kb.  

Bibliography - The Labrinth Society   An extensive annotated bibliography.  56Kb.  
The best place to begin.  

Bibliography - Labyrinths   Annotated bibliography by Jill K. H. Geoffrion.  21Kb.  

British Turf Labyrinths

Caerdroia: The Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths

Caerdroia - Labyrinthos - Labrinth Resource Center - Caerdroia   

The Chartres Labyrinth    80Kb.  

The Children's Labyrinth Project    

The Curves of Life: Being an Account of Spiral Formations and Their Application
to Grown in Nature, to Science and to Art.   By Sir Theodore Andrea Cook.  Dover, 1979.
512 pages.   ISBN: 048623701X.

Directory of Labyrinth Locators   PAXworks.  

Earth Symbols:  Labyrinths, Mazes and Geometric Symbols.   By Alex and Joan Champion.  

Earth Wisdom Labyrinth   Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, Illinois.  

Edmonton Labyrinth Society

Exploring the Labyrinth: A Guide for Healing and Spiritual Growth.  By Melissa
Gayle West.   Broadway Books, 2000.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0767903560.  

Ferré, Robert.   Author of numerous pamphlets on labyrinths.  One Way Press, St. Louis,

Fisher, Adrian -  Mazes Ltd.    

Five Steps: Meditative Sensation Walking.  By Paul Crompton.  Midpoint Trade Books,
1999.   80 pages.  ISBN: 187425060X.  

For Further Study on Labyrinths.  By Jill K. H. Geoffrion.  

The Genesis and Geometry of the Labyrinth: Architecture, Hidden Language, Myths and Rituals.
By Patrick Conty and Arianne Conty.  Rochester, Vermont.  Inner Traditions International, 2002.  
Index, 296 pages.  ISBN: 0892819227.  MGC.  This book includes much on knot theory and

Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell  Praying the Labyrinth.  

The Geometry of Art and Life.   By Matila Costiescu Ghyka.  Dover Publications,
Second Edition, 1978.  174 pages.   ISBN: 0486235424.

Georgia Labyrinths   

The Grey Labyrinth: Puzzles, Mazes, Brain Twisters

The Healing Labyrinth: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace.  By Helen Raphael Sands
and Robert Ferre.  Barrons Educational Series, 2001.  112 pages.  
ISBN: 0764153250.   

ISpiritual Labyrinths.  

The Journey: A Novel of Pilgrimage and Spiritual Quest.   By Elyn Aviva.  
Pilgrims Process, 2004.   432 pages.  ISBN: 0974959707.    

Journeying: Where Shamanism and Psychology Meet.   By Jeannette M. Gagan, Ph.D..
Rio Chama Publications, 1998.  177 pages.  ISBN: 0964208806.

Kinhin - Zen Meditative Walking

Knossos Labyrinth.   A dissertation by Daryl MacGuire.

Das Labyrinth   

Labyrinth   16Kb.  History.

The Labyrinth and the Enneagram: Circling Into Prayer.   By Jill Kimberly Hartwell
Geoffrion and Elizabeth Catherine Nagel.  Cleveland, Ohio, Pilgrim Press, 2001.
ISBN: 0829814507.  Review.  

The Labyrinth Company   

Labyrinthe in Deutschland   

Labyrinth Enterprises

Labyrint Drielandenpunt  

Labyrinth Enterprises    St. Louis Labyrinth Project.  

Labyrinth Forum

The Labyrinth in Culture and Society: Pathways to Wisdom.  By Jacques Attali and Joseph
Rowe.  North Atlantic Books, 1999.  124 pages.  ISBN: 1556432658.   

Labyrinth Links - Google

Labyrinth Links - Yahoo

Labyrinthos - Labrinth Resource Center - Caerdroia   

Labyrinth Poems and Prose.  Edited by Patricia Wellingham-Jones.  PWJ
Publishing, Tehama, California.  

Labyrinth of Human Development: Labyrinths Around the World   15Kb.  

Labyrinth Products from Relax4Life

The Labyrinth Project of Alabama   By Annette Reynolds.  

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

The Labyrinth Society
   The top website on the subject!!   Excellent information, 
links, resources, databases, articles, events, membership, history, news, etc..  
This website "supports all those who create, maintain, and use labyrinths and 
to serve the global community by providing education, networking, and 
opportunities to experience transformation."

Labyrinth Walking: Patterns of Power.   By Patricia Telesco.  Citadel Press, 2001.
208 pages.  ISBN: 0806522178.  

The Labyrinth: Walking Your Spiritual Journey   Lots of features at this website.  

Labyrinth Work Products

Labyrinths: Ancient Myths and Modern Uses.  By Sig Lonegren.  Glastonbury, Gothic 
Image Pubs., 1996.  

Labyrinths: Ancient Paths of Wisdom and Peace.   By Virginia Westbury.  
Perseus Books, 2003.  ISBN:  0306813106.  

Labyrinths and Mazes.  By Jeff Saward.  Hardback 1st edition published by Gaia 
Books, London, 2003.  Paperback 1st edition published by Lark Books, New York, 
2003.  224 pages with 400+ colour photographs and illustrations, maps, tables, 
extensive bibliography & index.

Labyrinths and Mazes   30Kb.  Photographs and illustrations.  

Labyrinths and Mazes:  Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes    

Labyrinths - Bibliography   Annotated bibliography from Labyrinthos.  22Kb.  

Labyrinths From the Outside In: Walking to Spiritual Insight.   By Donna Schaper and
Carole Ann Camp.   Skylight Paths Press, 2000.   176 pages.  ISBN: 1893361187.   

Labyrinths - Links   From Labyrinthos and Jeff Saward.

Labyrinths, Mazes and Geometric Symbols.   By Alex and Joan Champion.  

The Labyrinths of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco   Developed by Rev. Dr. Lauren 
Artress, Executive Director of Veriditas, the World-Wide Labyrinth Project.   

Labyrinths in Stone    Artistic Pavers by Marty and Debi Kermeen.  

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings.   By Jorge Luis Borges.  Translated
by James E. Irby and Donald A. Yates.   New Directions, 1964.  ISBN: 0811200124,

Labyrinths: What Are They.   By Lea Goode-Harris.   10Kb.

Links - The Labyrinth Society.   The extensive annotated links are arranged by 
fourteen categories.   The best place to begin!

Living the Labyrinth: 101 Paths to a Deeper Connection with the Sacred.  
By Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion.  Pilgrim Press, 2000.  104 pages.  
ISBN: 0829813721.

Magical Paths: Labyrinths and Mazes in the 21st Century.   By Jeff Saward.
Mitchell Beazley, 2002.  176 pages.  ISBN: 1840005734.

The Magic of Labyrinths: Following Your Path, Finding Your Center.   By Liz Simpson.
Thorsons Publications, 2002.   176 pages.  ISBN: 0007120478.   

Mandalas of the World. A Meditating and Painting Guide.  By Rudiger Dahlke.  
New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1992.  

The Mandala Project   

Mazes and Labyrinths. A Search for the Center.   An informational videotape produced by 
Scott Campbell.  Scottsdale, Arizona, Lutz Limited, 1996. 

Mazes and Labyrinths of the World.  By Janet Bord.  New York, E.P. Dutton, 1975.
Index, 181 pages.  ISBN: 0525474412.  An excellent assembly of black and white
photographs of mazes and labyrinths from around the world.  

Mazes and Labyrinths: Their History and Development.  By William Henry Matthews.
Dover Publications, 1970.  254 pages.  ISBN: 048622614X.  Originally published
in 1922.  This is the English language Uhr text on labyrinths and mazes.  Mr. Matthews
was the first to write a well researched book on the subject.  

Mazes and Mathematics  By Tony Phillips, Mathematics Dept., SUNY Stony Brook.  

The Medieval Labyrinth   Website in both English and French.  By Jacques Hébert.  
An extensive website with a detailed site plan.  

Meditation Techniques

Mid-Atlantic Geomancy: The Labyrinth Section   

My Maze   Geheimnis Labyrinth.  German website.  

The Mystic Spiral.  By Jill Purce.  New York, Thames and Hudson, 1974.  

Myth and History of Labyrinths

Online Labyrinth   Online translation of the Cathedral Labyrinth created by London 
alternative worship groups: Grace, LOPE, and Epicentre.  

Pagan Spirituality: A Guide to Personal Transformation.  Joyce and River Higginbotham.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn, 2006.  Bibliography, index, 259 pages.  
ISBN: 0738705748.  MGC.  A number of labyrinth meditations are included, and it
is used as a model for transformational experiences.  

Pa Kua Chang:  Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal 
martial arts.  60Kb+  

PAXworks Labyrinths    Resources and products.  

Pilgrimage: Past and Present in the World Religions.   By Simon Coleman and 
John Eisner.  Harvard University Press, Reprint Edition, 1997.  240 pages.
ISBN: 0674667662.

Poetry Inspired by the Labyrinth    By Lea Goode-Harris.

Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration.   By Jill Kimberly Hartwell
Geoffrion and Lauren Artess.  Pilgrim Press, 1999.  128 pages. ISBN: 0829813438.

Products - Labyrinths  

Qigong and Taijiquan  

Qigong and Walking

Quotes for Gardeners    Over 2,700 quotes arranged by 135 topics.  

Rawles, Bruce   

Rediscovering the Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation.  Produced by Dr. Lauren Artress.  
San Francisco, GraceCom Media Ministry, 2001.  Informational videotape.  

Relax for Life Products   

Sacred Circles and Spheres:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes   40Kb.  By Michael Garofalo.

Sacred Geometry.   By Miranda Lundy.  Wooden Books, Walker and Company,
2001.  64 pages.  ISBN: 0802713823.

Sacred Geometry and Labyrinths   7Kb.  

Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice.   By Robert Lawlor.   Thames
and Hudson, 1989.   ISBN: 0500810303.  

Sacred Labyrinth: An Ancient Meditation Tool

The Sacred Labyrinth Walk: Illuminating the Inner Path   

Sacred Labyrinths

Sacred Land Photography    Cindy A. Pavlinae, photographer.  

Sacred Rituals: Creating Labyrinths, Sand Paintings and Other Traditional Arts.
By Belina Recio and Eileen London.  Massachusetts, Fair Winds Press, 2004.
200 pages.  ISBN:  1592330509.

The Santa Rosa Labyrith Society

The Sand Labyrinth: Meditation at Your Fingertips.   By Lauren Artress.  
Vermont, Journey Editions, 2000.   ISBN:  1885203993.

Secrets of the Maze.   By Adrian Fisher.  London, Quatro Pub., 1997.  

Shamanic Experience: A Practical Guide to Contemporary Shamanism
.  By 
Kenneth Meadows.  Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, Element Books, 1991.  
Glossary, bibliography, resources, index 196 pages.  ISBN: 1852302267.  MGC.  

The Spirit of Gardening   Over 2,700 quotes arranged by 135 topics.  

The Staff: Symbol of the Walker

String Figures and Designs  53Kb.  By Michael P. Garofalo, string figures researcher 
and performer.  

Taijiquan and Walking

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong

Through the Labyrinth: Designs and Meanings Over 5,000 Years.  By Hermann Kern.
Prestel, 2000.   360 pages.  ISBN: 3791321447.

Think Labyrinth

Turf Labyrinths in England 18Kb and photographs.  

Walking and Taijiquan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes   

Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool.
By Lauren Artress.  New York, Riverhead Books, 1996.  Notes, resources, 
201 pages.  ISBN: 1573225479.  MGC.  

Walking - Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang)  Chinese internal marital arts practice
of walking the circle.  

Walking - Gardens

Walking: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes   

Walking Meditation: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes

Walking Meditation: Pakua.  The Martial Art of the I Ching.  By Paul Crompton.  
Harper Collins UK, 1997.  192 pages.  ASIN: 1852308974.

Walking - Quotations, Quips, Wisdom   

Walking the Labyrinth  5K     

Walking the Labyrinth - Suggestions    By Rebecca Valette.  13Kb.

The Way of the Labyrinth: A Powerful Meditation for Everyday Life
.  By Helen Curry
and Jean Houston.   Penguin USA, 2000.   255 pages.  ISBN: 014019617X.

The Way of the Winding Path: A Map for the Labyrinth of Life.   By Eve Eschner Hogan.

Way of Walking: Eastern Strategies for Vitality, Longevity, and Peace of Mind.  By Jacques
Moramarco, O.M.D., L. Ac., with Rick Benzel.  Chicago, IL, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary 
Books, 2000.  Resources, 213 pages.  ISBN: 0809225867.  MGC.  

A Web of Labyrinths.   A project of South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona.
Students in a Mythology class have created a number of labyrinths.  Sections on history,
activities, gallery, and projects.  

Walking Yoga: Incorporate Yoga Principles into Dynamic Walking Routines for
Physical Health, Mental Peace and Spiritual Enrichment.  By Ila Sarley and 
Garrett Sarley.  New York, Rireside Books, 2002.  Index, 210 pages.
ISBN: 0743421973.  MGC.

Welcome to the Labyrinth   

World Wide Labyrinth Locator   Search by county, city, state.  

Veriditas: The Voice of the Labyrinth Movement







Labyrinths and Mazes
Quotations, Poems, Notes




“At each of these incidents in time, the labyrinth symbol and the mythology that surrounds 
it have surfaced in a culture that has incorporated them into their lives for various purposes. 
Sometimes these episodes in labyrinth-time were short-lived, other times they flourished 
for hundreds of years and spread the concept far and wide. The media employed for its 
use have been many and varied: a simple symbol in a mythology, carved on a rock face, 
woven into the design on a basket, laid out on the ground with water-worn stones on 
shore lines, in colored stone or tiles on the floors of churches and cathedrals or cut into 
the living turf – to name a few.”
-   Sig Lonegren, Labyrinths: Ancient Myths and Modern Uses




"The labyrinth is a model of spiritual cosmology that is quite unrecognizable to the modern
mentality since this understanding disappeared after the acceptance of Descartes' world
view and the split of the mind/body/spirit."
-   Keith Critchlow



“Walking the labyrinth has reemerged today as a metaphor for the spiritual journey and 
a powerful tool for transformation. This “walking” meditation is an archetype, a mystical 
ritual found in all religious traditions. It quiets the mind and opens the soul, evoking a 
feeling of wholeness.  People have emerged from their walks with a tremendous sense 
of peace and possibility.” 
-   Lauren Artress, Walking a Sacred Path




“Solvitur ambulando – It is solved by walking.”
St. Augustine of Hippo




"What we call the beginning is often the end, 
and to make an end is to make a beginning. 
he end is where we start from."
-  T. S. Eliot



"Stand by the roads and look
And ask for ancient paths,
Where the good way is,
And walk it it, and find rest
For your souls."
-   Jermiah, 6:16




"For the human spirit caught within a spinning universe in an ever confusing flow
of events, circumstance and inner turmoil, to seek truth has always been to seek
the invariable, whether it is called Ideas, Forms, Archetypes, Numbers or Gods.
To enter a temple constructed wholly of invariable geometric proportions is to 
enter and abode of eternal truth."
-   Robert Lawlor, Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice




"The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and
the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage
through a series of thoughts.  The creates an odd consonance between
internal and external passage, one that suggests that the mind is 
also a landscape of sorts and that walking is one way to traverse it.
A new thought often seems like a feature of the landscape that was 
there all along, as though thinking were traveling rather than making."
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, p. 5.





"A thread is all we need...
one golden thread
that takes us to the center
of our being
where we wind around
to the flower-lotus,
the sacred honey
that spills from the well
time begins and ends
as we simultaneously wind our way back out
to greet the mornings of our evenings."
 -   Lea Goode-Harris, A Thread
(Poetry inspired by the Labyrinth)





"Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, 
transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your 
soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous 
challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are 
meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life 
story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, 
of power, of dignity, and of love." 
-   Caroline Adams




"Why does the Labyrinth attract people?  Because it is a tool to guide healing, 
deepen self-knowledge, and empower creativity.  Walking the labyrinth clears
the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey.  It urges action.  It calms people
in the throes of life transitions.  It helps them see their lives in the context of a path,
a pilgrimage.  They realize that they are not human beings on a spiritual path but
spiritual beings on a human path.  To those of us who fell we have untapped gifts
to offer, it stirs the creative fires within us.  To others who are in deep sorrow,
the walk gives solace and peace.  The experience is different for everyone
because each of us brings different raw material to the labyrinth.  We bring our
unique hopes, dreams, history, and longings of the soul."
-   Dr. Lauren Artress, Walking a Sacred Path, p. 21




"... physiologically, telluric and other currents can only enter human beings via a 
vertebral column that is straight and vertical. A person can only move to a higher 
state of consciousness by standing upright."
-   Louis Charpentier, The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral, 1983




"Within the circles of our lives,
We dance the circles of the years,
The circles of the seasons...
Again, again we come and go, changed, changing.
Hands join, unjoin in love and fear, grief and joy.
The circles turn, each giving into each, into all."
-   Wendell Berry, Song (4)





"On the hilltop the rocks reveal
their pattern, the foxfire path
spirals moonwise among trees, among stars.
I choose a white moonsnail shell for talisman,
follow the moon as it wanes to darkness.
In the surrounding mist,
pilgrims pace their millennial journey.
Generations of monks, encowled,
whisper their prayers.
Nuns in rough robes
counting their heavy wooden beads
walk their rosary circles
to join me in the labyrinth's hidden heart."
-  Pat Parnell, Seven Circuits: The Cretan Labyrinth




"A beautiful spiritual tool -- a pattern, an emblem, a walkway -- has captured
my attention and my heart.  The labyrinth is its name."
-   Jill K. H. Geoffrion




"What is this mighty labyrinth - the earth
But a wild maze the moment of our birth?
Still as we life pursue the maze extends,
Nor find we where each winding purlieu ends;
Crooked and vague each step of life we tread, -
Unseen the danger, we escape the dread!
But with delight we through the labyrinth range,
Confused we turn, and view each artful change-
Bewildered, through each wild meander bend
Our wandering steps, anxious to gain the end;
Unknown and intricate, we still pursue
A certain path, uncertain of the clue;
Like hoodwinked fools, perplexed we grope our way
And during life's short course we blindly stray,
Puzzled in mazes and perplexed with fears;
Unknown alike both heaven and earth appears.
Till at the last, to banish our surprise,
Grim Death unbinds the blindfold from our eyes.
They shall Gay's truth and wisdom stand confest,
And Death will show us Life was but at jest."
-   Birtish Magazine, 1747





The Valley Spirit Center Labyrinth
Red Bluff, California
Created by Michael and Karen Garofalo in 2006

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Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Williams, Chester, Orland,
Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, NorCalifia, CA, California.

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Michael P. Garofalo, All Rights Reserved



The Spirit of Gardening

Cloud Hands: Taijiquan and Qigong

Zen Poetry

Trees: Lore, Myths, Magick

Cuttings: Haiku and Short Poems

Cold Mountain Sages

The Green Wizard

Green Way Research





Meditation Homepage


















































Alphabetical Subject Index


Cloud Hands Website
Taijiquan, Qigong, Taoism, Classics, Weapons: Sword and Staff

Fitness and Well Being Website

      Gardening, Meditation, Walking, Yoga, Strength Training,
      Fitness for Older Persons, Aerobics, Relaxation  

The Spirit of Gardening

2,700 Quotes Arranged by 130 Topics, History, Guides,
     Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Gardening 


Green Way Research
Online Publishing, Research, Indexing, and Services
     By Michael P. Garofalo
     Red Bluff, California 


Web Guides, Bibliographies, Links, Directories, Quotes, Notes


Alphabetical Subject Index


Above the Fog  -  Zen Poems   

Aging Well   

Alphabetical Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website   

Ancient Goddesses - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs

Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung      

Bear, Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

The Bear: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Bibliography - Ch'i Kung

Bibliography - Taijiquan     

Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)

Blog - Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo     

Book of Changes (I Ching) and Qigong (Dao-yin)

Breathing and Taijiquan     

Breathing and Yoga    

Breathing Practices: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes    


Buddhism and Martial Arts    

Buddhist Ethics

California (Northern) T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information

Charkas (Energy Centers of the Subtle Body)

Chan Ssu Chin - Silk Reeling    

Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901-1975)    

Chen Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Ch'i - Breathwork  

Chih - Taiji Ruler

Ch'i or Qi

Ch'i Kung: Bibliography and Links    

Ch'i Kung Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California   

Chinese Massage

Ch'i or Qi and Taijiquan     

Classes, Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Instructional Program

Classics of T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung     

Cloud Hands T'ai Chi Ch'uan Journal     

Concrete and Visual Poetry     

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)  (551 - 479 BCE)    


Crane - Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)

Crane, Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan   

Cuttings: Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo  

Cuttings: Above the Fog  

Dance and Taijiquan       

Dao-yin (Qigong, Chi Kung)

Dayan - Wild Goose Qigong

The Deer: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Diabetes Therapy - Exercise: Taijiquan and Qigong   

Direction of Movements in Taijiquan and Qigong

Disclaimer of the Cloud Hands Website  

Eight Ox Herding Songs -  A Ch'an/Zen Parable

Eight Rivers Qigong

Eight Section Brocade Ch'i Kung       

Eight Silken Treasures Qigong    

Eight Trigrams of the I Ching

Eight Trigrams and Taijiquan          

Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Embrace the One - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Emptiness in Full Bloom    

Entering Tranquility (Ru Jing) Meditation      

Exercise - Diabetes Therapy - Taijiquan and Qigong   

Feedback, Kudos and Reviews for the Cloud Hand's Website     

Fitness and Well Being    

Fitness for Older Persons     

Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi): Tiger, Bear, Crane, Deer, and Monkey

Five Precepts of Buddhism     

Five Elements (Wu-Xing) and Taijiquan   

Five Stepping Movements of Taijiquan    

Flexibility and Stretching     

Five Elements (Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal)


Flowers in the Sky     

Gardening: Quotes, Poems, History, Sayings

Gardening: Quips and Maxims by Michael P. Garofalo

The Four Gates: Grasping the Sparrow's Tail    

Michael P. Garofalo's Biography

Michael P. Garofalo's T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

The Goddess - Quotations, Poems, Sayings, Prayers, Songs    

Goose - Bird - Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)  

Goose - Wild Goose Qigong             

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail          

Green Way Research        

Green Way Research - Taijiquan and Qigong       

Green Wizard 

Gu Shen Taijiquan Journal     

Gu Shen (Valley Spirit) Taijiquan Instructional Program

Haiku and Short Poems     

Hatha Yoga

Health and Fitness - T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Hexagrams and Trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan   

I Ching (Book of Changes) and Taijiquan and Qigong

Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Instructional Program, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan    

Journal - Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo

Kriya Yoga    

Kudos for the Cloud Hands Website

Kundalini (Coiled Serpent) Energy

Kwang Ping Taijiquan of Kuo Lien Ying     

Labyrinths and Mazes   

Learning and Teaching Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Links and Bibliography: Qigong    

Links and Bibliography: Taijiquan       

Long Form 108 Yang Style Taijiquan     


Master Chang San-Feng  (circa 1350)       

Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing  (1901 - 1975)    

Master Han Shan  (circa 750)    

Master Kuo Lien Ying   (1895-1984)     

Master Sun Lu-Tang  (1861-1932)   

Master Yang Cheng-Fu  (1883-1936)   

Mastery, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power, Strength of Character

Meditation - General

Meditation and Breathing

Meditation and Walking    

Meditation Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Meditation Methods and Techniques  

Meditation Quotations    

Meditation - Standing Like A Tree  

Meditation - Wu Ji - The Edge of Emptiness     

Michael P. Garofalo - Brief Biography        

Michael P. Garofalo - Internal Martial Arts Practice History      

Michael P. Garofalo - Resume     

Michael P. Garofalo -  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Practice    

Minding the Breath

Months of the Year: Quotes, Poems, Links     

Movement Direction Instructions for Taijiquan and Qigong Forms

Moving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Northern California T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information

Nature Mysticism   

Nine Movement Temple Ch'i Kung Exercise Set

Oak Tree in the Courtyard    

Old Cloud Hands Website

Older Persons Exercise and Wellness Programs   

Oregon T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information   

Original Cloud Hands URL    

Original Waving Hands Like Clouds URL    

Photography - Valley Spirit Photography Gallery    

Pilates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Pranayama: Breathing Techniques from Yoga     

Private Instruction by Michael P. Garofalo, Instructional Programs

Pulling Onions: The Quips and Maxims of a Gardener

Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Qigong: Bibliography and Links    

Qigong - Breathwork

Qigong, Ch'i Kung - Chinese Mind-Body Exercises

Qigong Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Qigong-Yoga Exercise Cycle

Qigong Ruler - Taiji Chih

Qigong Walking      

Qi or Ch'i and Taijiquan     

Raja Yoga

Red Bluff, Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program    

Red Bluff, California, Qigong Classes

Red Bluff, California, Yoga Classes     

Relaxation and Taijiquan     

Resolve, Will. Willpower, Self Control, Self Discipline   

Resume of Michael P. Garofalo

Reviews of the Cloud Hand's Website     

Riding the Ox - A Zen Parable

Ruler - T'ai Chi

Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Will Power    


Senior Citizens Fitness Programs  

Senior Fitness - Red Bluff, CA

Sensing Hands: Push Hands - T'ui Shou   

Shoong, Sung, Song  - Loose, Relaxed, Open, Yielding, Responsive     

Short Form, Yang Style, Beijing Simplified 24

Silk Reeling    

Simplified 24 From, Yang Style       

Soaring Crane, Intermediate Program, Level 3, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Soulful Gardening

Speaking to the Spirit Meditation

The Spirit of Gardening    

Staff Weapons: Jo, Bo, Can, Staff, Spear    

Standing Bear, Level 1 Ranking, Valley Spirit Taijiquan

Standing Like A Tree - Zhan Zhuang

Standing Meditation (Wu Ji)

Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   

Stork - Bird - Five Animal Frolics

Strength Training    

Stretching and Flexibility

Subject Index to the Cloud Hands Website

Sun Lu-Tang   

Sun Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

Swordsmanship and T'ai Chi Ch'uan     

T'ai Ch'i Classics      

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Diabetes

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Bibliography and Links     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information, Workshops      
Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Red Bluff, CA  

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Short Form, Beijing Simplified 24, Yang Style     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Links and Bibliography      

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Staff     

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Sword (Jian)     

T'ai Chi Ruler - Chih

Taijiquan: Bibliography and Links      

Taijiquan - Breathwork

Taijiquan Classics      

Taijiquan For Good Health, Fitness and Vitality         

Taijiquan Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo in Red Bluff, California        

Taijiquan Jian (Sword)     

Tantric Yoga

Taoism, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy      

Teaching and Learning Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga

Temple Qigong - A Nine Movement Exercise Set     

Thirteen Postures: 8 Gates and 5 Steps                  

The 300 Missing Poems of Han Shan      

The Tiger: The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)    

Tiger, Hidden Tiger, Beginning Program, Level 2, Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tree Qigong - Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree   

Trees - Quotations, Poems, Lore, Wisdom  

Trees - Lore, Magick, Myths, Magick    

Trigrams and Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes)

24 From, Yang Style, Standard       

Valley Spirit Fitness and Well Being Website   

Valley Spirit Idea

Valley Spirit Journal by Michael P. Garofalo     

Valley Spirit Labyrinths  

Valley Spirit Photography Gallery    

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club        

Valley Spirit Taijiquan Instructional Program

Valley Spirit Taijiquan and Qigong Journal by Michael P. Garofalo       

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, and Yoga    

Valley Spirit - Tao Te Ching

Vancouver, B.C., T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools     

Virtues in the Martial Arts

Vitality, Health and Qigong   

Walking and Labyrinths

Walking and Taijiquan     

Walking - Eight Ways of Walking Qigong       

Walking - General Fitness Exercise

Walking - Quotations     

Washington T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong Directory: Instructors, Schools, Information 

Waving Hands Like Clouds:  T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong    

Wild Goose Qigong

Will Power, Self Control, Self Mastery, Choices, Strength of Character   


Wu Ji - Standing Meditation   

Yoga Class, TFFC, Red Bluff, CA

Yang Style Taijiquan Long Form 108 Movements     

Yang Style Taijiquan Short Form 24 Movements       

Yin-Yang Sensitivity Training: Sticking Hands - T'ui Shou   


Yoga Class, Red Bluff, CA - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo

Yoga - Breathwork   

Yoga - Hatha   

Yoga - Kriya     

Yogalates: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes    

Yoga - Red Bluff, CA

Yoga -Tantric

Yoga-Taiji Index

Zhan Zhuang - Standing Like A Tree

Zen/Chan Buddhist  Poetry       

Zen Buddhist Quotations   



Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan Club

Red Bluff, Tehama County, North Sacramento Valley, Northern California, U.S.A.
Cities and small towns in the area: Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Chico, Hamilton City,
Corning, Rancho Tehama, Los Molinos, Vina, Tehama, Proberta, Gerber, 
Manton, Cottonwood, Olinda, Cloverdale, Dairyville, Bend, Centerville, Summit City
Anderson, Shasta Lake, Palo Cedro, Igo, Ono, Redding, Shasta, Colusa, Willows,
Richfield, Fall River, Montgomery Creek, Alturas, McCloud, Dunsmuir, Yreka, Happy Camp,
Shingletown, Burney, Mt. Shasta City, Weaverville, Williams, Chester, Orland,
Susanville, Weed, Gridley, Marysville, Yuba City, NorCalifia, CA, California.


April 18, 2005


Green Way Research   

Valley Spirit T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung