Welcome to School for Warriors 3
Hi dear Warrior and welcome to the wonderful world of SFW3 and Taoist alchemy.
The ancient Taoists were evidently incredible people: incredible in their capacity for understanding the mechanics of reality and in finding devices for intervening in the mechanisms to elicit positive outcomes at every level.
How they arrived at their understanding is a mystery. The conventional theory is that they got there through trial and error, which certainly must have played a part, but the underlying template or reality-formula on which all their philosophy and practice was predicated is so profoundly succinct it’s hard to imagine how it could have been arrived at merely through experimentation.
Indeed, myth has it they were privy to instruction from a superior race of extra-terrestrials who were ‘seven feet tall’, wore ‘strange clothes’, came from ‘the high places’, generally assumed to be the Pleiades about 15,000 years ago, and who knew all about the intricate and complex flows of consciousness and energy within the human body and throughout external reality, a body of knowledge they passed on to the local people, who eventually became known as Taoists.
Be that as it may, what’s been passed down to this day, via the disciplines of Taoist energy medicine (acupuncture, acupressure, herbs and so on), Taoist martial arts (tai chi, xing yi, pa kua and so on, and Taoist meditation practice (what you’re learning in SFW) is as universally applicable and efficacious then as it was now.
At the pinnacle of the practice is the alchemical transmutation of energy and consciousness into pure spirit, thereby activating your ‘immortal spirit body,’ the vehicle that will carry your essence through to the next dimension when you eventually die, thus precluding the possibility of losing yourself during the passage; and which, in a more immediate sense, carries your essence in safety and integrity during this lifetime, thus granting you all the powers of siddhis, as they’re known in yoga, of the enlightened master, including the capacity to manifest at an advanced level, along with an accentuation of all the noble human qualities, thus rendering you far more congruent with your fellows and thus able to effect benign transformation of conditions for yourself and everyone in your orbit.
This ability has never been more important for the world, and never more important for each of us as individuals, as we hurl headlong into the next phase of human destiny.
The material itself, though complex is presented in a simple way developed from four decades of personal daily practice and of teaching others. The key to success lies in first following along, making the techniques yours, and then disciplining yourself to practice the system daily.
By and by, bit by quantum bit, you exponentially grow into your super-self, the immortal spirit body. By and by, bit by quantum bit, your perspective shifts entirely, and with that, your life.
I know of no other system that wrings transformation so profoundly or potently, both in the short term and for the duration.
I’m delighted you’ve elected to join me in this advanced stage of practice and look forward keenly to bearing witness to your unprecedented flowering.
With love, BD
Introductory notes in pdf downloadable format
Alchemise your chi into spirit body steps 1 - 4
Imagine having direct access to unlimited power, power to achieve all your goals, power to sustain through thick and thin; imagine knowing you’re fully protected at all times; imagine being directly guided by universal intelligence and wisdom to your highest good; imagine being constantly connected to your highest good, hence always in the right place at the right time; imagine being able to constantly access health and wellbeing and being able to channel that to heal others; imagine being so congruent through your natural healing influence, that you are to all intents and purposes invincible and immune; imagine being imbued with an innate understanding and hence compassion for others at all times, thus able to receive all comers as if you were the Buddha.
For these are the qualities and aspects of self you’re about to access and accentuate by learning and practicing the next four steps.
You’ve found your internal power base, you’ve mobilized your chi, now comes your reward, as you alchemize your chi into spirit, while bringing all your nobler qualities to the fore, thus making your life richer in every way than you’d ever imagined possible.
When following along, do so lightly – keep your intellect and judgmental tendencies out of the loop, let go and allow the chi to flow and the techniques to do themselves.
The rest is all explained in the films.
With love, BD
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Alchemise your chi into spirit body steps 5 - 9
Obviously it’s redundant for me to repeat what you’ll see in the videos anyway but what I want to say is that I would very much like to preclude even the faintest possibility you might momentarily feel daunted by the teaching method I’ve employed.
What happens, as you’ll have been noticing already, is that I’m using the traditional Taoist resume technique, reviewing all the preceding steps in order before moving on to the next move. This might make it seem that you have to speed up your mind to keep abreast of what I’m saying.
But don’t do that. Keep your mind calm and as slow as your very slow suggested breathing tempo (I’m just talking quite quickly at times because there’s a lot to fit in for each pass of the chi), and trust your subconscious mind, wherein lies your deeper absorption faculties, to take it all in via repetition, without you having to strain to think about it.
You can (and are well advised to), of course, re-watch each video as many times as you need so don’t create any stress about it, to the contrary, relax and let it happen. Let the moves learn you rather than vice versa.
The amazing thing is, once you get them, you realize you had them all the time – it’s just that they were in latent state and now you’ve activated them.
Because in a nutshell, that’s what you’re really doing here: activating a primordial state that’s been latent for lifetimes and so rejoining with your original core self and power – your immortal spirit body.
But words are words and only practice and experiencing it for yourself has any real, lasting value, which is precisely what lies at the core of my intention and motivation in your respect.
So I won’t take up any more of your valuable practice time and leave you, hopefully with a feeling of great encouragement and gleeful curiosity.
With love, BD
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Alchemise your chi into spirit body steps 10 - 14
We're now starting part two of the grand orbit, moving into a deeper level of your circuit boards, re-stimulating your protective, directive, and connective energies, then the energies within you that attract material wealth, popularity (congruence), produce success (including full satisfaction in being alive, and freedom of expression and movement), and activate animal magnetism and generative (sexual) force.
These aspects of self are all related directly to your survival functions, as explained in the videos, and the charge you’re building now is crucial to fuel the activation of the spirit body. This is a clear example of yin and yang in action – you dive down into the most animalistic and materialistic aspects of your existence to catapult your chi into the loftiest realms of pure spirit.
It’s crucial to maintain daily practice (from now on), even though (and because) some days, maybe most days to begin with, it’ll just be you going through the motions. This is like preparing the ground for spontaneous so-called peak experiences of pure enlightenment, when the movement of chi through your circuits is tangibly felt as triggering the magic it is. On the non-peak days your subconscious is still working with the information, it’s just that your conscious is too busy to feel it clearly.
But it really is essential to keep practicing every single day now. These Taoist alchemical methods are, in themselves incredibly simple, considering the scale of what’s being achieved – the challenging bit is daily application, otherwise it simply doesn’t penetrate irreversibly, and you miss the payoff.
And even those days when it is just going through the motions, the calming and unifying affect is palpable, but I’m moved to say when you do get the more peak days, the experience is so profound and transformative it’s a little as if you’ve been abducted by aliens, internally rearranged for optimized performance and sent back to Earth a new person.
I hope this has encouraged, inspired and exhorted you to new heights/depths/breadths.
With love, BD
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Alchemise your chi into spirit steps 15 - 19
When Bob Dylan was going through his Hassidic phase he went to see a famous Rabbi in New York and explained he was concerned his ego was so big it was obfuscating the divine light trying to shine through. The rabbi told him not to worry about his ego, because the divine was using it as a hook to get him interested enough to perform and through his performance the world was lit up and his service done.
In other words, the narcissistic element has its role to play in drawing you towards being of service, and as you know, being of service is key to attaining and maintaining enlightenment, as egocentricity merely reinforces the opaqueness.
This week’s steps begin with what might seem at first glance as the narcissistic: developing charisma, but its your charisma that draws people and holds them in your orbit as required whenever you need to be of service by transmitting on behalf of the Tao. And the beauty of this system, is you don’t even have to know what to transmit, when to transmit it, or even why you’re transmitting it – the Tao takes care of all that for you.
In the process of this, you’ve by now built up a substantial enough charge of chi to fuel the activation of the immortal spirit body. This is the alchemical quantum jump this is all about.
The three meta-qualities of the spirit body are its unlimited power, its absolute harmony in terms of how it stands in relation to existence, and its infinite duration (its immortality), each of which is governed by the three inner ‘psychic chambers’ or ‘tan tiens’ (fields of heaven within the body): the lower chamber behind the umbilicus governs the flow of unlimited power, the middle chamber behind the breastbone governs the conduction of absolute harmony, and the upper chamber governs the eternality of the spirit. These three chambers comprise the psycho-anatomical structure of the spirit body, which is activated at this point with an exhalation as a gesture of surrendering the local self, the constructed, constricted earthly self, to the infinity of spirit.
I don’t make any melodrama about it in the film but this step is eminently worthy of a big drum roll and fanfare.
However, on the other hand, it must be seen and felt as supremely ordinary, part of the natural order of things, and this sense develops organically over time, simply by repetition of the whole sequence on a daily basis.
Some days you’re just going through the motions, maybe even most days, but every now and then, you’re rewarded with a so-called peak experience in which in this instance you can palpably feel the presence of your spirit body as a structure co-spatial with the physical yet far larger.
Over time, this presence becomes your default awareness and finding yourself momentarily held in thrall by the localized self, the exception, by which time you can be said to have attained enlightenment.
With love, BD
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Alchemise your chi into spirit body steps 20 - 24
So you’ve finally arrived at the final phase of the alchemical process, activating the spirit body as a vessel of service, thereby instigating a major increase in the flow of blessings in your life and the lives of those around you.
This is a delicate process and one you could almost miss altogether if in a coarse frame of mind, hence the utmost sensitivity and subtleness of mind is required now.
You’ve manifested the spirit body, or more accurately have realized its manifestation, for it was manifest a long while before you were in your physical form. The next stage is to activate its manifesting powers for you and for the world.
So, when you draw the chi up the rear channel you activate your spirit body’s manifesting power – superhuman manifesting power in other words, far more powerful than anything achievable from the individuated localized state.
This requires enhanced throughput of original, creative information and the mental clarity to process and assimilate it optimally. Finally, you have to purify yourself of all energy no longer serving the higher cause, including the very essence of everyone and everything in your life no longer in accord with your attainment of the highest good for everyone. So you graciously release that essence from your orbit, so by its own free will and for the highest good, it’s now free to leave you, making way for a blast of fresh energy including everyone and everything you now need in your orbit in order to succeed in fulfilling your greater potential now, the essence of whom and which you now draw by free will and for the highest good into your orbit.
You are now purifying and refining the entirety of existence as you breathe in and out, even (with practice) while going about your daily rounds.
In our terminology, you might call this realizing the mechanics of sainthood – the Taoists call it becoming a Golden Immortal.
Either way it raises the game to a whole new level by a major quantum jump-up and I wish you (more than words can convey) all the blessings and benefits possible from being who you really are now.
It’s an honor to be a fellow warrior with you and know that I’m always here with you.
All my love, BD