Friday, October 21, 2016 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:00-6:00 p.m.
This five-part course presents how the higher levels of healing can be accomplished with acupuncture and acupressure through the underlying principles laid out in ancient Chinese classics, most notably the Dàodéjīng. It includes a higher form of knowledge that comes from the integration of the Head and the Heart, or the Dào and the Déas as they are called in the Dàodéjīng, a comprehensive and integrated cosmology; higher and more comprehensive levels of healing that take place through the balancing of the Virtues; a comprehensive worldview called the Order of the Universe that is revealed through the organization of the major themes of the Dàodéjīng, which results in what is called the Thematic Context; and the practical application of these principles in clinical practice.
Part 1 (Friday: 6:30PM-10PM) introduces the concept of the Three Levels of Healing. Understanding these levels and using them together is essential to Restoring Humanity and alleviating the Suffering and troubles of the world. To do so we will explore a code hidden within the Dàodéjīng that only emerges through the application of the Five Phases to the Dàodéjīng and results in the overall perspective of its Thematic Context.
Part 2 (Saturday: 10:00AM-1:00PM) continues the definition of Dào from Part 1 to its Manifestation into the world, which establishes the Pattern for how the unification of the Body/Mind/Spirit is directly connected to the cosmology of the world-at-large. The important part of this cosmology links All Things together in a universal inclusivity according to various ratios of Yin and Yang. We will conclude Part 2 with the legendary story of Lǎozi’s birth and its amazing connection to this higher level of practice.
Part 3 (Saturday: 2:00PM-6:00PM) defines Virtue, the “Dé” of the Dào-dé-jīng, in relation to Higher and Lower Virtues. The Higher Virtues are the five non-reactionary impulses of the Heart/Mind, while the Lower Virtues consist of psycho-emotional reactions on the Spirit and Emotional levels. These are then defined as the Pre and Postnatal aspects of Human Nature. The Prenatal Original Spirit is good because it retains its inherent connection to All Things and Dào while the Postnatal True Nature separates us from ourselves and from All Things. According to the Highest Level of Healing, this separation is responsible for all the Suffering in the world and also leads directly to individual health problems on the psycho-physical level. In other words, the Suffering in the world-at-large is directly connected to Suffering on the individual level so that correcting problems within the individual will also have a dramatic impact on the world-at-large.
Part 4 (Sunday: 10:00AM-1:00PM) covers the Fragmentation from Dào and its associated worldview including the degeneration from an orderly universe to one that is random and haphazard and results in Sickness, Disease, and Suffering. These are then re-examined from a Five Phase perspective that shows how these actions are only normal Five Phase imbalances carried to the sociological extreme, which is called Confusion and Disorder in the Dàodéjīng.
Part 5 (Sunday 2:00PM-5:00PM) is called Embracing Dào and shows how this Fragmentation can be reversed by Returning to Dào as Source by following special principles laid out in the Dàodéjīngthat restore Yin-Yang Balance and Harmony to the individual so that our Inner Potential can be reclaimed and humanity on the personal AND the global level can be restored.
Dennis Willmont has been practicing Shiatsu, Acupressure, Taijiquan, and Daoist meditation since 1971 and Acupuncture since 1976 graduating from the first class of acupuncturists trained in North America. Dennis is also an herbalist and dedicated author producing over ten books - driven by his personal quest to heal the world by living and applying the Doaist principles of health and healing through integration of the Mind, Body and Spirit. An Honorary Member and AOBTA Certified Instructor, Dennis has designed, directed, and taught at the first 500 hour Shiatsu/Acupressure school in North America.
Bringing over 40 years experience to this subject matter, practitioners and students will rarely have the chance to study with such as masterful teacher.
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