This blog post is taken from the manuscript of Lorie’s forthcoming book, Kigo: Meditations on the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons to be published by Singing Dragon in late 2020. Then, as the Autumn Equinox approaches, there is a day that whispers secrets in my ear, a day when I need to listen […]
Meet Lorie & Benjamin
Alchemical Acupuncturist and Healer, Author, Teacher
Founding Director of A New Possibility, Astrologer, Bodyworker
Welcome! We are committed to transformational healing rooted in the belief that all change begins for humans with the willingness to look within, and that healing within ourselves and in our relationship to others creates change on a global scale.
The I Ching, Ancient Consciousness, and the Creation of Chinese Medicine
Created by Jessie Shaw, L.Ac. M.S. O.M.
This beautifully rendered film lecture with supporting reading materials tells the story of how Chinese medicine came into being, and the states of consciousness that propelled it forward. The course explores the development of Chinese medicine through an in-depth look at the I Ching – The Book of Changes, a revered classical text compiled over the span of 600 years. Tracing the life of the I Ching enables the course to examine the intellectual antecedents (i.e., yin-yang and five phases theories) that were identified by ancient cosmologers, then developed by the diviners, and ultimately applied to the body and meridian system by physicians. The I Ching’s long lifespan and composite nature also render transparent the consciousness states that brought it and Chinese medicine to life.
Five Spirits, the book
The Five Spirits have been capturing the hearts and imaginations of practitioners and patients all over the world since the publication of Lorie’s book in 2006. Five Spirits introduces readers to the little known Taoist “chakra” system and returns the sacred to the domain of healing. Through myth, symbols, dreams, and real-life case examples, the Five Spirits will open you to Chinese medicine as alchemy and offer a view of your body and our planet as vessels of spiritual transformation.