class for the layperson will comprise three two
When and Where
North River Arts Society, 157 Old Main St., Marshfield Hills, MA 02051
Wednesdays, 7-9 PM, April 24-May 29, 2019.
Acupuncture on the highest
is based upon
its underlying worldview.
times, these ideas came from an integration of the medical
teachings with the Way of Life teachings
Dàodéjīng.Today, in spite of the flourishing of acupuncture
everywhere around the globe, there is no
place where this perspective can be found other than hidden away within the iconic aphorisms of the Dàodéjīng.
This worldview is defined
Dàodéjīng through a
simple organization of the terms used in the text,
which can be defined as its Thematic Context.The five
major aspects of the Thematic Context include:
A definition of Dào as both Source
- A description of how Dào Manifests into
the material world,
- A description of the Prenatal and Postnatal
Human Nature and how they apply to Body/Mind/Spirit integration,
- A description of the Fragmentation of Dào within the
human realm that leads to a general lack of Fulfillment as well as
to the Confusion and
of Suffering, Sickness, and Disease,
- How the wholeness and integrity of Humanity can be
restored by understanding
and applying the basic principles of the
Dàodéjīng in everyday life.
Many ancient legends and myths will be woven
through the fabric of these topics to recapitulate this worldview to empower us
all in the attainment of
One Peaceful World.
The first two classes of the Introduction will discuss the
fundamental concepts of the text including its cultural background, its
relevance to acupuncture
and Natural Healing, and begin the
discussion of the
by defining Dào as “Source.”The second two classes will discuss the definition
Dào as “Path.” They will also include Daoist conception of Human Nature including the
Higher Virtue of the
Dào in relation to
one’s True Nature, which is Good, as well as the lower reactional virtues, which tend to be Evil because they throw
the world into
Confusion and Disorder.The third two classes will
the Fragmentation of Dào through
Selfishness, Desire, Contention, Profit, Pride, Arrogance, Cleverness,
Knowledge, and Force.
They will also include a section on Returning to Dào and the vitally important
Three Levels of Healing that result
Dennis Willmont has been practicing acupuncture since 1976.
He has since written 12 books on acupuncture and natural healing including a five-volume series on the Dàodéjīng.He also teaches Continuing
Education for professionals
and has lectured around the world on these subjects.
$130 for North River Arts Society members; $175 for
Advance registration preferred.
Sign up and
prepay by credit card at secure site www.willmountain.com.Otherwise RSVP via email using Dennis@willmountain.com.