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The Book of Ki: A Practical Guide to the Healing Principles of Life Energy
 
 

The Book of Ki: A Practical Guide to the Healing Principles of Life Energy [Kindle Edition]

Mallory Fromm Ph.D.
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Illustrated exercises for strengthening your life energy to heal yourself and others

• Presents a thorough understanding of ki and teaches how to access ki through breathing

• Includes a series of exercises, accompanied by photographs, for strengthening, smoothing, balancing, and transmitting ki

One morning in 1979 Mallory Fromm awoke in his Tokyo apartment with agonizing pain shooting through half of his body. A series of specialists were unable to cure the pain, which grew worse until Fromm could no longer walk. Just when he had given up all hope, a friend introduced him to an aged Japanese woman who cured him using her healing art based on ki, the life energy that animates the entire universe, and that flows through each and every one of us.

The Book of Ki presents you with a thorough understanding of what ki is, then teaches you how to access your ki. A series of exercises teaches you how to strengthen, smooth, and balance your ki, and shows you how to transmit your ki to heal yourself and others. Photographs accompanying each exercise clearly show you where to position your hands to maximize the flow of ki in the body.

The Book of Ki also tells the story of Kayoko Matsuura, the brilliant healer who saved Mallory Fromm and countless others. It is an in-depth and moving account of a woman whose simple but revolutionary healing art the West is only now ready to understand.

About the Author

Mallory Fromm, Ph.D., is Professor of Comparative Culture at Meiji University in Tokyo, where he has lived for twenty years. He is the director of the SIKE Institute, an alternative HMO in Los Angeles, and he is an instructor of Aikido, the Japanese martial art based on ki. He divides his time between California and Tokyo.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 762 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (11 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082CXJMY
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #340,362 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This book is an excellent and lucid introduction to Ki which caters to both the pedagogical and the credibility needs of the reader interested in the subtle energy of Ki. Part I is practical and informative, with instructive photographs showing exercises to assist in the generation of Ki, as well as in the application of the technique to specific problems including headaches, eye-aches, digestive problems, fatigue, menstrual cramps etc. Part II is a beautifully written account of the author's healing by Mrs. Matsuura in Tokyo, after a dozen Western physicians had failed to cure his sciatica without recourse to drastic surgery. The tale is by turns highly entertaining - with an ironic yet affectionate eye turned to the mores of the Japanese in general and the eccentricities of Matsuura-san in particular - yet moving in its portrayal of a deepening relationship between healer and patient, which culminates in a radiant celebration of Ki as a mysteriously moving Life Energy in the story's final twist. Dr Fromm's writing is grounded in a sound anatomical and physiological familiarity, and as an academic thoroughly at home in the Japanese language and culture, he conveys the essential Japanese concepts with a fluid ease, which in this particular field must be unique. Being half-Japanese myself, I recognize what an excellent job Dr. Fromm has done in bridging the cultural divide so smoothly and effortlessly, and for such a good cause. My wife and I have been working for some months on the Ki exercises in the book and we have gained in both vitality and general health. What a gift the book has been for us! The author also mentions that animals (pets) respond favorably to Ki. Read more ›
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The best-written and most lucid explanation of ki energy in a cultural and medical context that I have ever encountered. Everything the author says not only rings true, but I found that the ki exercises and treatments work in a very short time. The second half of the book dealing with his discovery of and initiation into healing by ki energy held me enthralled. The character of Mrs. Matsuura is witty and profound; she exhibits superb insight into both character and the workings of the human body.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good on different levels 18 Nov 2012
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I bought this book because I was interested in finding out more about ki, but I also found it to be a very entertaining book to read, with some laugh-out-loud moments. Very enjoyable, as well as informative.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A joyful, life-enhancing, and exhilarating book to treasure. 20 Aug 1999
By strongsan@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent and lucid introduction to Ki which caters to both the pedagogical and the credibility needs of the reader interested in the subtle energy of Ki. Part I is practical and informative, with instructive photographs showing exercises to assist in the generation of Ki, as well as in the application of the technique to specific problems including headaches, eye-aches, digestive problems, fatigue, menstrual cramps etc. Part II is a beautifully written account of the author's healing by Mrs. Matsuura in Tokyo, after a dozen Western physicians had failed to cure his sciatica without recourse to drastic surgery. The tale is by turns highly entertaining - with an ironic yet affectionate eye turned to the mores of the Japanese in general and the eccentricities of Matsuura-san in particular - yet moving in its portrayal of a deepening relationship between healer and patient, which culminates in a radiant celebration of Ki as a mysteriously moving Life Energy in the story's final twist. Dr Fromm's writing is grounded in a sound anatomical and physiological familiarity, and as an academic thoroughly at home in the Japanese language and culture, he conveys the essential Japanese concepts with a fluid ease, which in this particular field must be unique. Being half-Japanese myself, I recognize what an excellent job Dr. Fromm has done in bridging the cultural divide so smoothly and effortlessly, and for such a good cause. My wife and I have been working for some months on the Ki exercises in the book and we have gained in both vitality and general health. What a gift the book has been for us! The author also mentions that animals (pets) respond favorably to Ki. Well, not having a pet, I was still eager to test this idea further and while swimming recently in the Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of a pod of dolphins, I focused my Ki towards them and was amazed at how close they came! The book was worth its price a hundred-fold just for this magical experience, which was, I am convinced, brought about in no small part by the practice of Ki work recommended in the text.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb synthesis of practical healing and literary art. 22 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The best-written and most lucid explanation of ki energy in a cultural and medical context that I have ever encountered. Everything the author says not only rings true, but I found that the ki exercises and treatments work in a very short time. The second half of the book dealing with his discovery of and initiation into healing by ki energy held me enthralled. The character of Mrs. Matsuura is witty and profound; she exhibits superb insight into both character and the workings of the human body.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A most excellent guide to the healing art of Ki. 24 Sep 1998
By Margaret Pernicone (MPWrites@aol.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Beautifully written text supported by graphic photographs of the hands-on techniques. Dr. Fromm clearly has a unique and powerful vision of self-healing through the ancient art of Ki energy. As a woman, I especially appreciate his and Therese's understanding of the entire female system.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ki is a natural valuable tool to healing 26 May 2006
By Doris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this book and was able to utilize the techniques to generate Ki. It was amazing to see what a positive impact this energy can have on the body. I have experienced the healing power of this myself and have seen it work on others who I have Ki-ed. Anyone who is open to exploring alternative strategies to health can benefit from reading this book.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Ki 27 Feb 2001
By Leigh Prickett - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Many books on this subject are often complex, lengthy and unreadable or at the other end of the spectrum, characterized by odd stick figure drawings, terse, inadequate and generally undecipherable descriptions. The Book of Ki appropriately, strikes a harmonious balance between these two extremes.
By combining the exercise and treatment section with the very well written and fascinating narrative description of his personal experiences with Mrs. Matsuura (the Japanese healer who inspired the author to learn these techniques) Mallory Fromm has produced a book that is informative, interesting and easy to read.
If you are interested in or open to the broad possibilities of Ki (or Chi) then you should read this book (incidentally this is type of Ki healing is NOT, nor is it based on, Reiki).
Also having personally benefited from the Ki workshops and treatments offered by Mallory and Therese Baxter at the SIKE institute amd Esalen, I would recommend them to anyone with an interest or need for this type of non-manipulative and non-invasive healing.
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