Life Energy Fundamentals
In this new de-deified world, the life force, too, had to be explained anew. The community of natural scientists soon decided to do away with it completely. The universe was mechanical, and so was man. Science started to dissect and analyze the components of the body, expecting to find nothing in it but purely biochemical processes.
The mind, that puzzling mystery to all our predecessors, became the substance of the brain, and nothing else. When the mind became a mechanism, so did man's ability to move by his own will, so the ancient question had found a completely new answer, where there was neither need nor room for a life force of any kind.
The only thing hidden within the air, crucial to our survival, was oxygen. And the fluids circulating in our bodies were plain fluids, transporting physical substances hither and thither. Nothing of the person escaped the body at the last breath of death. Humans were mere machines.
- Homo rudis
- Prime mover
- Bodily fluids
- The dead
- Agricultural order
- A demanding spirit
- The Scientific Revolution
- Mechanical man
- Subversive spirits
- Alien forces
- Future speculations
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The ancient Chinese life energy qi
) explained and how to exercise it.
Creation stories from around the world, and the ancient cosmology they reveal.
What the Greek philosophers believed about the cosmos, their religion and their gods.
Taoism, the ancient Chinese philosophy of life explained. Also, the complete Tao Te Ching online.
My Life Energy Books
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.
The life energy qi
) explained, with several very easy exercises to awaken, increase, and use it. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
My Other Books
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
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.
A brunch conversation slips into the mysterious, soon to burst beyond the realm of possibility. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
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.