Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I just saw the the second part of the Hobbit movie, and now can say without doubt: its Tai Chi and Qigong that the Elven folk practice to live forever, heal naturally, and of course: even kill Orcs if they need to! See the movie, which has some of the most incredible martial-art like action scenes ever done...by Elves! It did over-do the action and fighting and under do the magic and beauty of the first part of the trilogy, however. We can only hope for a grand synthesis with the concluding movie next year, where of course the Light and Magic harmonizes with (remember, the oppositional yet complimentary functions of Yin and Yang) the Dark and Dismal.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Live from the 'Lama Den' in Portland, OR. We discuss my newly revised and republished book of poems and color photos, Water Seeking Light, and the topic of the intersection of tai chi/qigong and poetry. Questions such as: What is "natural," and "How do tai chi and qigong help one align themselves with Nature, Flow, and Creativity," are addressed. Pardon the poor sound quality, we were recording via Tantrapa's iPhone.