By Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer and aikido instructor. In addition to fiction, I've written several books about lifeforce concepts and East Asian traditions. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching creation myths. My personal website: stenudd.com

Life Energy
The life energy exists in many traditions, such as qi (chi) in China, prana in India, pneuma in Ancient Greece, spiritus in Latin, and vitalism in philosophy. Here they are all explained.

Life Energy Fundamentals


Life Energy Beliefs A - Z


Inspiration


Life Energy Encyclopedia


Contact




Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

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.

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


Other Websites:

Qi energy

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

Taoists

Taoism, the old Chinese philosophy of life, based on Tao, the Way. Click the image to visit.

Creation Myths

Creation stories from around the world, and the ancient cosmology they reveal. Click the image to visit.




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

Life Energy Beliefs
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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 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



Life Energy Books

I have written two books on the subject of life energy:

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.