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The Way of the Five Seasons : Living with the Five Elements for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Harmony.

Author: John Kirkwood
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to living well through the seasons of the year, the book reveals how the Five Elements, which embrace body, mind, and spirit, change focus through the year. The author offers a model for living in harmony with the world by responding to the Elements of each season, through nutrition, activity, and mindset.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kirkwood, John.
Way of the Five Seasons : Living with the Five Elements for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Harmony.
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kirkwood
ISBN: 9780857012524 0857012525
OCLC Number: 945609900
Notes: The Physical Level of Wood.
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages)
Contents: The Way of the Five Seasons --
Living with the Five Elements for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Harmony by John Kirkwood; Acknowledgements; Notes on the Text; Preface; My Journey with the Five Elements; The Diamond Approach; Part 1 --
Preparing for a Journey; Chapter 1 --
How to Use This Book; Living the Book; Becoming a Practitioner to Yourself; Chapter 2 --
The Five Element Model; Origins and History of the Five Elements; Naturalists; Taoism; Decline of Acupuncture and the Five Elements; The Five Elements Move West; J.R. Worsley and Five Element Acupuncture; Five Element Theory. One Becomes FiveOne; Two; Three; Four; Five; Generation Cycle; Control Cycle; Cycles Within Cycles; Constitutional Element; Chapter 3 --
The Landscape of the Elements; The Principle of Resonance; Seasons; Colours; Sounds of Voice; Odours; Emotions; Tastes; Senses and Sense Organs; Organs; Tissues; Gifts of the Elements; The Officials; Chapter 4 --
The Levels of the Soul; Body; What Is a Body?; What Is Qi?; Mind; What Is Mind?; What Is Thought?; What Is Emotion?; Emotions and the Five Elements; What Is Ego?; Spirit; What Is Spirit?; The Five Spirits; The Virtues; Spiritual Issues. The Diamond ApproachChapter 5 --
Activities and Practices; Journaling; Inquiry; The Inquiry Process; Diet and Lifestyle; In the Garden; Acupressure; Meditation; Establishing Support for Practice; Support of Others; A Basic Practice; Seasons of Life; Part 2 --
The Journey; Chapter 6 --
Water; The Nature of Water; The Resonances of Water; The Season: Winter; The Sense: Hearing; The Colour: Blue (Black); The Sound: Groaning; The Odour: Putrid; The Emotion: Fear; The Gifts of Water; Not Knowing; Knowing; Potential; Power; Stillness; Trust; Wisdom; Will; And More ... ; The Physical Level of Water. Organs and TissuesThe Bladder; The Kidneys; Ears; Bones; Hair; Diet and Lifestyle; Foods That Support Water; Bladder Health; Kidney Health; A Healthy Back; Winter in the Garden; Activity: Fire Gazing; Meridian Pathways; Organ Awareness; Acupressure for Physical Health; KI 3 Taixi Supreme Stream; BL 64 Jinggu Capital Bone; The Psycho-emotional Level of Water; The Emotional Landscape of Water; Fear; Trauma; Meeting the Challenges of Water Out of Balance; Acupressure for Psycho-emotional Health; GB 25 Jingmen Capital Gate; CV 3 Zhongji Middle Pole ; The Spiritual Level of Water. The Spirit of Water: ZhiThe Virtue of Water: Wisdom; The Spiritual Issue of Water: Returning to Original Nature; The Diamond Approach; True Will; Living Daylight; Acupressure for Spiritual Health; BL 52 Zhishi Residence of the Will ; Meditation: The Belly; Transition from Water to Wood; Chapter 7 --
Wood; The Nature of Wood; The Resonances of Wood; The Season: Spring; The Sense: Seeing; The Colour: Green; The Sound: Shouting; The Odour: Rancid; The Emotion: Anger; The Gifts of Wood; Vision; Planning; Decision-making; Good Judgement; Clarity; Imagination; Creativity; And More ...

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