Taiji rules from my daoist master J. W. Shadow

Few rules to follow when practicing Liu He Ba Fa as described in the book “Perfezione”: a collection of notes from the  speeches of Master John Shadows taken  by his Italian disciples at seminars and meetings with him for over 10 years, finally put together and edited by Lucia Bello, with Master John Shadow’s introduction and conclusion. Accept that you … Continue reading Taiji rules from my daoist master J. W. Shadow


道可道 非常道 名可名 非常名 無名天地之始  有名萬物之母 故常無欲 以觀其妙 常有欲 以觀其徼 此兩者 同出而異名 同謂之玄 玄之又玄 衆妙之門 The Dao which can be told is not the eternal Dao The Name which can be named is not the eternal Name The nameless is the beginning of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of the ten thousand things Ever desireless, we … Continue reading Dao

Neijing tu

One of the most famous Daoist image: the Neijing tu (Chart of the Inner Warp), which maps the body as an “inner landscape” with mountains, rivers, paths, forests, and stars. The chart was engraved in 1886 on a stele in the Abbey of the white clouds based on an old silk scroll found on Mount … Continue reading Neijing tu


Polaris, the northern pole star on Earth, is the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation. Polaris is at the end of the or “handle” of the “Little Dipper” very close to the north celestial pole and can be found using the seven brightest stars of the constellation of the Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) … Continue reading Polaris

Qi 氣

the breath, the existential force presiding over all changes in the human body, whether they be macroscopic or microscopic. It is the truest exspression of the way dao works in our bodies according to the modes of yin 陰 and yang 陽 Father Claude Larre Continue reading Qi 氣

Yin 陰 Yang 陽

are the expression of two complementary opposites. Yin 陰 represent the aspect of quiescence, and yang 陽 the aspect of activity. Almost everything can be divided in yang and yin, but the primary dichotomies are day and night, light and dark, hard and soft, male and female and exterior and interior. It is important to understand yin … Continue reading Yin 陰 Yang 陽


Illness is endemic to life. Animals get ill, plants get ill and human beings get ill too. However humans are the only creatures making the conscious effort to end illness. That effort is called compassion and makes humanity the link between Heaven and Earth. — Master Jeffrey Yuen Continue reading Compassion