Category Archives for Phase Elements

Phase Element Fire

The Chinese character Li [Fire] actually means to leave, to separate, to be distant… Etymologically the character’s radical shows a short-tailed bird next to it a bird-catcher: a hand holding a net (Wang, p. 68). The bird is caught in … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by kus
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Phase Element Metal

Metal, as an element of Chinese nature philosophy, here is described as a quality that can flexibly adapt to a mold (ie, as molten metal) and then become hard and thus useful. Changeability and alteration between solid and liquid states … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by kus
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Phase Element Earth

Earth, our center of safety and security, is the foundation for maturing our relationships with others. Only a sense of self, an accordance with ourselves, gives us the opportunity to relate and bond with others. It is the definition of … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by kus
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Phase Element Water

Well, in man the phase element water corresponds to plant seeds in nature, which rest in the soil during winter until new growth in spring, preserving the year’s essence, the most valuable of any previous existence. It’s like our own … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by kus
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Phase Element Wood

Wood means to be deeply rooted in the earth, just like a tree, and to strive towards the sky, fire, absolute Yang. The wood phase within a person guarantees a free and powerful flow of energy. It lets a person … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by kus
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Pulse Quality Water

Chen Mai = the pulse that is deep; also: stony, rocky pulse Chen means to sink, to drown, sinking, deep; the Chinese character contains the water radical Shui, next to it a person who retires and leaves a room. Stony, … Continue reading

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Pulse Quality Fire

Hong Mai = the pulse that is overflowing Hong also means flood, abundance, immense, large, a superlative, big waves, diluvian

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Pulse Quality Wood

Xian Mai = the pulse that is like a string

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Pulse Quality Metal

Fu Mai = the pulse that is hairy The metal pulse is referred to as “hairy”: superficial, late, short

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Pulse Quality Earth

Huan Mai = the pulse that is sedate; relaxed, large Huan means slowly, unhurried, loose, delayed a little sloppy…

20. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Gallbladder (Gallbladder Meridian)

Zhen is like a bud in its protective leaf, just about to break open.

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Lung (Lung Meridian)

The lung has the office of State Minister and Chancellor. It is the source of orderly rhythm. (1)

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Kidney (Meridian)

On a mental-emotional level this is man’s ability to establish an inner connection with the environment. It is about being aware of the boundaries of our own field. The kidney allows this awareness to penetrate deeply inside. It gives us … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Liver (Liver Meridian)

And then comes the mild air, renewing the world of plants and clothing the earth in green. All this corresponds to the character of [the trigram] Sun, the gentle intruder. The nature of Sun is represented by two images: the … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuits Stomach and Spleen (Meridians)

The spleen’s central function in the integration and assimilation of foreign influences goes far beyond material ingestion and digestion of food. (1)

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Large Intestine (Meridian)

The large intestine is responsible for free passage. Change and transformation are coming from it! (1)

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Small Intestine (Meridian)

The small intestine is responsible for receiving fullness; conversion of all substances derives from it (1)

19. May 2011 by kus
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Functional Circuit Heart (Heart Meridian)

The twelve officers form a coherent whole and tolerate no mistake. If the emperor is enlightened, his subjects will be able to live in peace; whoever orients his life according to these principles will reach old age and will never … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by kus
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Wood and Metal

The phase element wood gives a person the impulses that put him in a position to expand to the outside world. In the phase element wood, the individual virtually leaves his position, his very own base. He moves, he uses … Continue reading

21. April 2011 by kus
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Shen

What is Shen? You cannot perceive Shen through your ears. You must have excellent eyesight and an open and tender heart, so that Shen, spirit, communicates through your consciousness. Spirit cannot communicate through the mouth, but through the heart. To … Continue reading

21. March 2011 by kus
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