Category Archives: Spirituality of Dao

Christina Barea’s Column

The Journey and Its Goal in Women’s Religions

[Spirituality of Dao 道之神] The Journey and Its Goal in Women’s Religions by Brian Griffith   In the Middle East, ancient deities were usually portrayed as superhuman kings, whose instructions to mortals were like a ruler’s commands, given in books … Continue reading

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Nurture Life — Discover Who You Are

[Spirituality of Dao  道之神] Nurture Life, Discover Who You Are By Christina J Barea, DP, MMQ Listening deeply to the quiet sound of leaves unfolding at Spring I breathe in and embody the miracle manifested in each and every tree. … Continue reading

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Yin Yang You

[Spirituality of Dao 道之 神] By Raven Cohan A swirl on one side, black. A swirl on the other side, white. A dot in the thick parts… Like a star in the night And a cinder in the cream. The … Continue reading

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Laozi – Legend or History?

[Spirituality of Dao]  Laozi 老子 – Legend or History? A brief biography of the author of the Dao De Jing  By Christina J Barea Many people are familiar with the Dao De Jing 道德經, a classic of Daoist studies, which … Continue reading

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The Yin-Yang Sword: Weapon of Immortals

The Yin-Yang Sword: Weapon of Immortals by Christina Barea-Young The Chinese have long had a fascination for exquisite weaponry, including swords of the finest craftsmanship. So it’s no surprise that Daoists would develop a metaphorical equivalent for use in ritual … Continue reading

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Qigong Teachers: Masters or Chinese Knock-offs?

Qigong Teachers: Masters or Chinese Knock-offs? Finding a Qualified Instructor By Christina J. Barea The demand for qigong instruction grows and so does the opportunity for teachers to misrepresent their qualifications. The relative lack of education the general public has on … Continue reading

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