This book is more or less the sequel to the Magus of Java, titled Nei Kung by Kosta Danaos. After reading the Magus of Java, I had to read more. And when I found out Kosta had written another book on the subject, I had to get it to see if there would be more information on the subject. Any and all information at that point was a must. I was effectively hooked on exploring more into this world and it's wonders. So what exactly does Nei Kung have to offer?
Put simply, this is probably my favorite book, ever! Out of all the books I've read, this book has several things going for it that others that I've read, just doesn't have. I'm not even sure where to begin. It's the story of the author, Kosta Danaos, and his journey and apprenticeship under an experienced master, John Chang, in the art of Nei Kung, or internal martial arts. His journey leads past conventional understanding of the world, and well into ancient wisdom, once thought long forgotten, and into potential, that most don't even believe they have!
I read a lot of books on the subject of spirituality, meditation, chi and paranormal abilities, etc. Much of the information I present on my blog here comes from these books, and my own experiences. I have a little Amazon widget with several of the books I've read here on this blog, but I figured that doesn't do much to convey if any of the books on it are worth reading. So I decided it would probably be useful if I actually reviewed some of these books, so you know a little bit more about them, and if they might interest you at all.
The mind can be a wondrous thing. Capable of dreaming up your greatest fantasies, or summoning your darkest nightmares. Worst, or best yet is, it's also responsible for making them real within you. Both on a psychological level, as well as a more physical one. Held deep within the mind lies the keys to your eternal freedom, or endless imprisonment, and everything in-between. So how might one go about changing one, into the other?
We as people have a tendency to over complicate problems in our lives. Turning mountains out of mole hills. A few posts back, I talked about inner-conflict, which is a subject I wish to touch on again briefly, because many of the problems we are trying to change, are created by the very thing we are trying to change it with. And it only takes a little understanding to begin to change perceptions around pull back on bad habits.
Last Halloween wasn't very good. We only had about 2 trick or treaters or so. I wasn't very happy with the turn out last year, and started worrying that Halloween was a dying holiday. The thought even now makes my heart sink. Thankfully, this Halloween turned out much better then the last, and my hopes for the future have been renewed. Perhaps the holiday hasn't died, and perhaps it will make a come back. That, I would truly love!
As anyone who reads this blog knows, so... pretty much just me, that Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. It's my favorite day of the year, even over Christmas and my birthday. Love the sights and sounds, the leaves changing color and falling in the wind. I love the chill in the air and the sometimes eerie feeling it carries. Of course the candy too. I love it all. Also love giving people a good scare. Of course getting one, isn't quite as fun; but watching someone get scared, is still a good runner up!