Part 1. Basic Principles and Theory. Introduction. The Mountain Practice and the Fine Arts. 1. Fundamental Principles. Part 2. Introduction to Shen Gong (Mind Training). 2. Important Principles. 3. Exercises. 4. Achieving Happiness by Calming the Mind. 5. Achieving Happiness by Occupying the Mind. 6. Achieving Happiness by Focusing the Mind. Part 3. Introduction to Nei Dan (Internal Alchemy). 7. Lacking Energy and Building Energy. 8. Breathing Techniques and Exercises. Part 4. Introduction to Xin Yi Dao Yin Fa (Cultivating Emotional Energy). 9. What Can Be Said Without a Teacher. Part 5. Deepening Our Practice (Revealing the Complete Map of Da Xuan Daoism). 10. The Eighteen Methods Leading to the Gates of Madness. 11. The Nine Words of Guidance. Part 6. Deep Nei Dan Practice. 12. The Way of Nei Dan. Part 7. Wai Gong (Theory and Exercises for Training the Body). 13. How to Train the Qualities Developed through Physical Training. Part 8. Some Final Words. Conclusion. Questions and Answers. Case Studies.
Revealing the secrets of Da Xuan
Serge Augier, known as the 'Urban Daoist', is heir to the Daoist tradition of Ba Men Da Xuan, the lineage of which can be traced back to 510 AD in Kunlun. Serge has over 35 years' experience practicing and teaching this tradition and has taught in Europe, USA, Hong Kong and China. He is based in Paris, France.
The study of the human mind became a science 200 years ago in the
Occident and most of the theories contradict each other. Psychology
is looking for unifying models, but it is still in progress and
rarely fits with clinical reality. 4000 years ago, the Daxuan
system developed a clear view of the mind and its functions, with a
clinical and practical reality. This book is about this incredible
system. -- Cyril Joannes, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
and teacher at Paris University, Paris XIII
With my grasp of the French language being rather poor I was very happy to see that Singing Dragon had published Serge Augier's first book on the Da Xuan tradition in English. It is a real skill to be able to present ancient teachings in a modern way without losing their essence; Serge Augier more than accomplishes this and gifts the world with a great introduction to a complete and authentic tradition. -- Damo Mitchell, author of The Four Dragons: Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong, Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change and Heavenly Streams: Meridian Theory in Nei Gong