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Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi: The Keys to the Sublime Hardcover – 28 Apr 2013


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Master Zhongxian Wu is the lineage holder of four different schools of Qigong and martial arts. He was Director of the Shaanxi Province Association for Somatic Science and the Shaanxi Association for the Research of Daoist Nourishing Life Practices. Since 1988, Master Wu has instructed thousands of students, both Eastern and Western. Master Wu is the author of Vital Breath of the Dao, Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change, The 12 Chinese Animals, Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong and Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong, all published by Singing Dragon. Please visit www.masterwu.net for details about his teachings. Dr Karin Taylor Wu is a medically trained naturopathic physician, who graduated from one of the seven federally accredited medical schools in North America that train primary care physicians in complementary and alternative medicine. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, she traveled widely, exploring traditional medicines from cultures around the globe. Drawing on the strengths of modern science and ancient wisdom, Dr Taylor Wu combines recommendations for breath work, nutrition, movement, and sleep habits with natural therapies into individualized health plans. Dr Taylor Wu currently serves as the medical director of Blue Willow World Healing Center.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Keys to the Sublime 24 July 2013
By EarthHeavenHuman - Published on Amazon.com
Although mankind is terrestrial, there can be no separation from the influence of the celestial. The Chinese classics of Internal Medicine discuss the many relationships between the macrocosm and the microcosm of man through the Twelve Earthy Branches and the Ten Heavenly Stems. These concepts are interwoven into almost all aspects of Chinese culture, arts and medicine.

The "Key to the Sublime" lies in the ability to apply the energetic potential unlocked by the knowledge of the movements of the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches. With such an understanding, a practitioner may calibrate the energetic rhythm and flow of an activity, event, or medical treatment. Simply balancing self with all that is.

This particular set of cards is of extraordinary quality. Each card represents not only the individual qualities of each stem and branch but is also color coordinated. This makes stitching together an energetic correlation much easier and more fun. Further each stem and branch has been detailed with the original calligraphy of Master Wu. A beautiful execution and offers visual support for its creation.

Overall, I feel these are great tool for attempting to communicate your thoughts and ideas on the subject to others. A quality set aiding to unlock your potentials.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
beautiful calligraphy 20 Mar 2014
By Ian - Published on Amazon.com
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If you study the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches, for your own cultivation or for application in Chinese medicine, you will find these cards invaluable. Very high quality production and Master Wu's calligraphy is beautiful. Also very helpful are the cards in this set that show the the stroke order of the Chinese characters, so you can practice your own calligraphy and get the feel for the energy of each Stem and Branch.
Great study tool to go with "Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGian DiZhi" Book 28 Mar 2014
By RWalls - Published on Amazon.com
These are incredibly beautiful cards designed to be a study tool to go along with the book "Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGian DiZhi". The set also includes cards outlining the calligraphy brush strokes used to make characters. Fabulous!
Cards are beautiful but no help on interpretation 31 Dec 2013
By Jon C. Kasik - Published on Amazon.com
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The cards were great when they arrived, but there was no help or written materials on interpretation. I a waiting to see what the book due out in February has to say.
I thought this was a book. It is a ... 22 Oct 2014
By David Parker - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought this was a book. It is a deck of Chinese characters some with verbiage on the back.
I can not read Chinese. Not much help for me.
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