FUNDAMENTALS

 

BELIEFS A - Z

INSPIRATION

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA



Life Energy Beliefs
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Life Energy Beliefs. God gives life to Adam, by William Blake.

Life Force Ideas Around the World


Here are the Y entries of life energy beliefs around the world and from antiquity to the present. An edited and expanded version of this Life Energy A to Z is published in my book Life Energy Encyclopedia.



Y

Yari is a deity on Tobi island in Micronesia, in th religion that legend claims was introduced by visitors to the island. Yari can also mean the spirit of an ancient hero. It is sometimes mentioned as a synonym to life energy such as qi, which is doubtful.


Yesod (Hebrew for 'base') is the 9th sefirot (from the Hebrew sappir, sapphire) on the Tree of Life, the basic cosmological diagram of Kabbalah. Yesod stands for pure life, in the meaning untarnished or cleansed. The parallel to life energy such as qi lies in yesod describing God's essence, the divine life force that permeates all of creation. Closer to the life energy, though, is the Hebrew concept ruach (see this word). See also neutral force.


The Kabbalah Tree of Life.
The Kabbalah Tree of Life. See Yesod.



Life Energy Beliefs from A to Z

A   B   C   D

E   F   G   H

I   J   K   L

M   N   O   P

Q   R   S   T

U   V   W   X

Y   Z








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Qi Energy Exercises

The ancient Chinese life energy qi (chi) explained and how to exercise it.


Creation Myths

Creation stories from around the world, and the ancient cosmology they reveal.


Cosmos of the Ancients

What the Greek philosophers believed about the cosmos, their religion and their gods.


Taoistic

Taoism, the ancient Chinese philosophy of life explained. Also, the complete Tao Te Ching online.


My Life Energy Books


Life Energy Encyclopedia. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi, prana, spirit, ruach, pneuma, and many other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



QI - increase your life energy. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Qi - Increase your life energy

The life energy qi (also chi or ki) explained, with several very easy exercises to awaken, increase, and use it. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



My Other Books


Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Cosmos of the Ancients

The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Te Ching

The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Taoist classic, translated and extensively commented chapter by chapter. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Sunday Brunch with the World Maker. Novel by Stefan Stenudd. Sunday Brunch with the World Maker

Fiction. A brunch conversation slips into the mysterious, soon to burst beyond the realm of possibility. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Stefan Stenudd, Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction. Stefan Stenudd


About me

I'm a Swedish author and historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. I've also written books about Taoism, the Tarot, and life force concepts around the world. Click the image to get to my personal website.

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