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The Twelve Spirit Points of Acupuncture
The Twelve Spirit Points of Acupuncture
 
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The Twelve Spirit Points of Acupuncture, 268 pp.

The human spirit incarnates into the human body in Four Stages of Three Aspects each, making Twelve Aspects in all. Each of these Twelve Aspects is represented by an acupuncture point. In each Stage the Spirit has the opportunity to become comfortable with its physical abode. When life experience disrupts the natural progression of this evolution, the Twelve Spirit Points can be used as a group treatment, or together in various combinations to restore the Body, Mind, Spirit unity appropriate to the Stage or Aspect associated with this disruption.

The Twelve Spirit Points is a state of the art study of the acupuncture pointnames as they relate specifically to the development of the Shen/Spirit in human evolution. After first examining the nature of this evolution, each of the twelve points is discussed in detail in terms of it's role in the integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. All of the relevant issues of ancient Chinese culture are fully explored in order to understand the symbolic impact of these names and their significance to healing on the spirit level. The reader will then gain an appreciation of the importance of Spirit in healing, as well as it's place in ancient Chinese society. This is more than a book about acupuncture points. It is a testament to the value of the human spirit to health and well-being in all of it's stages and aspects.  This book is two hundred sixty eight pages long, contains thirty eight drawings including eighteen figures and 20 tables, and is bound in an 8 1/2 by 11 spiral format.

Dennis Willmont has been practicing acupuncture, Taijiquan and Daoist meditation for thirty years. His unique blend of scholarship and intuition has led to the formation of a multi-volume series on the energetics and Body/Mind/Spirit connection in ancient acupuncture. This is the second volume in that series.
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Table of Contents
Incarnation of the Spirit 1
  • The Shen/Spirit and Related Terms 4
    • Shen/Spirit 5
    • Jing/Essence 5
    • Jingshen 5
    • Shenming 6
    • Xing/Human Nature 6
    • Qing/Emotion 6
    • Xin/Heart/Mind 6
    • Ming/Destiny 7
    • Xing/Form 7
    • Gui/Demon 7
  • Methods of Application for Acupuncture 7
    • Summary of Individual Points 8
    • The Twelve Spirit Points 13
    • The Four Stages of Spirit Incarnation 13
    • Heaven/Man/Earth 14
  • Essential Oils for the Twelve Spirit Points 15
    • Oil Summary: Single Oils 16
    • Oil Summary: Blends 19
Cv8: Spirit Deficiency/Spirit Tower 21
  • The Vortex of Creation 21
  • Look-out Tower of the Heart 24
  • Matter and Spirit Combine 25
  • Destiny in the Daodejing 26
  • Destiny and Human Nature; Shen/Spirit and Jing/Essence 28
  • Indications 29
Gv6: Spirit Ancestor 31
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Transition 31
  • Skin Troubles of the Palm and Sole 32
  • Stability in Transition 33
  • The Yellow Court 35
  • Transformation of the Shen/Spirit 38
  • Indications 39
Cv15: Spirit Transmitter 41
  • Polarity Stasis and the Congealation of Qi 41
  • Jade and the Immortality of the Spirit 42
  • Jade in Chinese Alchemy 44
  • Jade: King of the Heart 46
  • Kan and Li 48
  • Alchemical Transformation 50
  • The Mysterious Cavity 51
  • The Yellow Court 52
  • The Pre and Postnatal Gate 54
  • Luo Point of the Conception Vessel 56
  • Source Point of the Gao 57
  • Incurable Disease 59
    • The Double Passes 60
    • The Fat of Crabs 61
    • Mu Point of the Pericardium 61
  • Indications 61
G13: Root of the Spirit 63
  • Root of the Spirit in the Lingshu 63
    • Section One 63
    • Section Two 67
    • Section Three 68
  • Role of the Gall Bladder in the Rooting of the Spirit 69
  • Original Spirit 72
    • Comparisons 72
    • Location 74
    • Bridge Between Sacred and Profane 75
    • Stages of Training 77
  • Indications 79
K23: Spirit Altar/Spirit Domain/Spirit Seal 81
  • Altar of the Soil 81
  • Boundary Disorders: Lv4 and the Related Points Sp5, St41, and G40 82
  • The Ancestral Temple 85
  • Authorization to Rule 85
  • Cosmic Claim 86
  • Creating a Sacred Space 87
  • The Feng and Shan Sacrifices 88
  • The Cultivation of Virtue 90
  • Spirit Seal 90
  • Summary 91
G24: Spirit Brightness 93
  • Spirit Brightness, Shenguang 93
  • Sun and Moon, Riyue 96
    • The Gall Bladder Pivot: Connections to the Kidney and Heart 96
    • Curious Organ 99
    • Polarities of Yin and Yang: Gall Bladder and Heart 101
    • Mutual Union of Yin and Yang 102
    • Union of Yin and Yang in Chinese Alchemy 103
  • The Gall Bladder as Matrix for the Shen/Spirit 105
  • The Conversion of Light 105
  • Gall Bladder 24 in Action 108
B39: Spirit Hall 111
  • Ancestral Hall 111
  • Psycho-Emotional Transformation 111
  • Indications 112
G11: Spirit Path/Spirit Road 113
  • Description 113
  • History 114
  • Philosophy 115
  • Function 117
  • The Poisoning of the Heart 119
    • Corruption by Worms 119
    • Gu Poisoning 120
    • Gu Syndrome 120
    • Cause 121
    • The Path of Demons 122
    • Family Karma in the Yijing 123
    • The Innocuous Wind: Messenger of Dao, or Demon in Disguise 126
  • Applications 129
K25: Spirit Storehouse 135
  • Grounding in the Heart 135
  • God of the Center 136
  • Indications 137
Gv24: Spirit Courtyard 139
  • Descent and Return of the Shen/Spirit 139
  • Secular and Religious Use of the Courtyard 140
  • Architectural Terms Used in the Names of Acupuncture Points 140
  • Pre and Postnatal Junction 142
  • Indications 144
Gv23: Spirit Hall 147
  • Gv23 and the Ancestral Hall 147
  • Ancestors as Heavenly Bodies 148
    • The Star Spirits 149
    • The Milky Way 151
    • The Meaning of Upper Star in Ancient Chinese Astronomy 153
    • Gods in the Constellations 153
    • Connection to G13 154
    • The Chongmai and the Shen/Spirit 155
    • K22: Dance of the Shaman King 160
  • Mingtang: Hall of Light 161
    • The Divine Connection 162
    • History in Medicine 163
    • History in Chinese Culture 164
  • The Great One 167
    • A Cultural Legacy 169
  • Effortless Control 170
  • Li/Appropriateness 173
  • Virtue/Empowerment 176
    • Simplicity 178
  • Transformation of the Shen/Spirit 179
  • Retreat into the Sacred Realm 182
  • Ghosts 184
  • Indications 185
    • The Unification of Opposites 185
    • Ruling the Internal and External Worlds 186
    • Fulfilling Destiny 187
    • Intuition 187
    Heart 7 189
    • Shenmen: Spirit Gate 189
      • The Door Gods: Mindfullness as Protection 190
    • Zhongdu (Central Capital) 191
      • Universal Center 191
      • Shen/Spirit Cultivation in the Daodejing 192
      • The Heaven and Earth Split 195
      • Ancient Chinese Capitals 195
      • Centrality of the Shen/Spirit in the Neijing 196
      • Centering of the Heart 197
    • Ruizhong (Center of Zeal) 197
    • Duizhong (Open Highway/Highway of Joy/Highway of Exchange) 198
      • Pleasure and Joy 199
      • Fire and Water Polarities of the Heart Meridian 200
      • Joy in the Yijing 202
    Indications 204
    Glossary 207
    Index 225
    References 228


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