News and Reviews

Daoist Reflections from the Scholar Sage

So it is finally here! The Scholar Sage comes to print! After a couple of years of collected authors producing articles for the website, Singing Dragon have put us into printed format. It was one of our most commonly asked questions – ‘how do I read your...
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The Scholar Sage Book

Daoist Reflections from the Scholar Sage One of our biggest requests for this site was ‘please put some of the articles into print’. I guess, like me, many people do not like reading things on a screen as much as they like reading the printed word. Well,...
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Self-cultivation programme – London (UK), 2017

Please click on the link below to access the details for our upcoming self-cultivation programme, starting in June 2017. The course will be run by Damo Mitchell and Tino Faithfull. self-cultivation programme – london (uk), 2017...
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Book review: *Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essence of Tai Ji*

Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain The Essence of Tai Ji By Chungliang Al Huang When I first read an earlier edition of this book, it wasn’t a good time for me to read it; what I needed at that period of my life was exact instruction on the mechanics of taiji....
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Daoist Nei Gong for Women

The 21st of April, 2016 saw the release of the new book by Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell. This book is entitled ‘Daoist Nei Gong for Women – The Art of the Lotus and the Moon‘. Published by Singing Dragon it includes a detailed look at the nature of...
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Book review: *The Four Dignities*

The Four Dignities The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down By Cain Carroll Having made practically all the mistakes that it is possible to make on a spiritual path, I wish that I could have read this book many years ago when little was said...
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Happy Xmas from Scholar Sage and Lotus Nei Gong

Whatever your belief system, happy Christmas to you from the Scholar Sage Online Magazine and the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts. 2015 is almost over and soon another year will begin afresh. January 1st for those following the western calendar and February 8 for...
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Pain is Really Strange (Review)

Pain is really strange by Steve Haines This has been at the top of my reading list for some time and was put off by it’s small size. Now I’ve had the opportunity to read it, I was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of useful information squeezed into this...
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Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 1

Over the next few weeks we are going to be offering a series of videos looking at the subject of Daoist Nei Dan or ‘alchemical meditation’. In these videos Damo Mitchell will be covering the basic theory of the method as well as the practical training of...
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Video Review of Nei Dan Book

Brandon Gilbert of Hyperion Herbs (click to visit) has kindly reviewed my new book ‘White Moon on the Mountain Peak’ in three short videos on his Youtube channel. In the first video he shares his initial thoughts. In the second video he takes three key...
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Daoist Reflections from the Scholar Sage

So it is finally here! The Scholar Sage comes to print! After a couple of years of collected authors producing articles for the website, Singing Dragon have put us into printed format. It was one of our most commonly asked questions – ‘how do I read your...

The Scholar Sage Book

Daoist Reflections from the Scholar Sage One of our biggest requests for this site was ‘please put some of the articles into print’. I guess, like me, many people do not like reading things on a screen as much as they like reading the printed word. Well,...

Daoist Nei Gong for Women

The 21st of April, 2016 saw the release of the new book by Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell. This book is entitled ‘Daoist Nei Gong for Women – The Art of the Lotus and the Moon‘. Published by Singing Dragon it includes a detailed look at the nature of...

Book review: *The Four Dignities*

The Four Dignities The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down By Cain Carroll Having made practically all the mistakes that it is possible to make on a spiritual path, I wish that I could have read this book many years ago when little was said...

Happy Xmas from Scholar Sage and Lotus Nei Gong

Whatever your belief system, happy Christmas to you from the Scholar Sage Online Magazine and the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts. 2015 is almost over and soon another year will begin afresh. January 1st for those following the western calendar and February 8 for...

Pain is Really Strange (Review)

Pain is really strange by Steve Haines This has been at the top of my reading list for some time and was put off by it’s small size. Now I’ve had the opportunity to read it, I was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of useful information squeezed into this...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 1

Over the next few weeks we are going to be offering a series of videos looking at the subject of Daoist Nei Dan or ‘alchemical meditation’. In these videos Damo Mitchell will be covering the basic theory of the method as well as the practical training of...

Video Review of Nei Dan Book

Brandon Gilbert of Hyperion Herbs (click to visit) has kindly reviewed my new book ‘White Moon on the Mountain Peak’ in three short videos on his Youtube channel. In the first video he shares his initial thoughts. In the second video he takes three key...

White Moon on Mountain Peak Sample

The new book ‘White Moon on the Mountain Peak’ was released by Singing Dragon a couple of weeks ago here in the UK. In this book I discuses the nature of Daoist alchemical practice as well divination basics using the Yi Jing. The basis for alchemical...

New Book on Daoist Alchemy

My new book on Daoist alchemical meditation practices has just been released. This 384 page book is my largest yet and the book that I have spent the most time on. It covers the principles of alchemy, the basics of the firing process and then the fundamentals of...

Returning from retreat

Watching the Swedish countryside pass by as my train takes me home gives me time for reflection. Two weeks of Nei Gong and living in a Daoist community gives plenty of food for thought. This retreat was the biggest gathering so far for Lotus Nei Gong students. Initial...

What’s Going On?

Here is an article written by one of our school members – Ellie Talbot. It discusses her experiences since beginning Taiji and Nei Gong as well as the results from her recent attendance of the Zhan Zhuang training we undertook in Bristol a few weeks ago where...

Ragnarök 

As I step out of the training hall, I can feel that the heat of the day has finally started to dissipate; the air smells of cooling grass, with a faint skein of moisture beginning to settle amongst the chest-high stalks. The crickets, so claustrophic in the bellowing...

USA Teaching

I have been teaching in the USA for the last few years with courses in Berkeley, Oklahoma, Maryland, Virginia and San Antonio. These courses have been looking at various aspects of Nei Gong and now a sizeable core group has built up who are working their way through...

Nei Dan (Alchemy) Book by Damo Mitchell

I am currently working on the manuscript for my next book to be released through the Singing Dragon publishing house. I originally planned to write a trilogy of books with them looking at the foundations of Daoist energy work as far as I understood them. This trilogy...

Cantong Qi – The Triplex Unity

In their research, contemporary internal arts (nei dan) students frequently find their way to the commentaries of the 18th Century Liu I-Ming (Inner Teachings of Taoism, Understanding Reality, in turn written by the 11th Century Zhang Boduan). The genesis of written...