Entering the Magical World of Taoism

with Dr. Eva Wong

July 16 - 18, 2021

The world is filled with power. Spirits, deities, natural elements, plants, animals, and
humanity itself all have power in them. Magical Taoism is a way of Power, and using
this power requires an understanding and a relationship to it in a virtuous way. The
genuine practitioners of Taoist magic always use power for good, never for personal
gain.

Taoist magicians are artists of power, individuals who have penetrated the mysteries of
the Tao and have entered into an intimate understanding and union with both the
natural and supernatural forces. Of all the systems of Taoism, Magical Taoism is
probably the oldest, dating back to several thousand years. Its beliefs and practices
have not changed much since the magicians and sorcerers of ancient China used them
to ward off disasters, protect life, guide deceased souls through the underworld to a
new life, and draw power from plants and animals to heal, protect, and battle
malevolent spirits.

Talismans, amulets, and incantations are the tools of Taoist magic-users. A person can
be blessed and protected by wearing certain kinds of amulets or by painting a talisman
on his or her body. Talismans can also be placed in strategic locations to create a ring
of protection around an individual, a household, and an office. Talismans can also be
burned, its ashes dropped into water, and the water sprinkled in places where
malevolent forces are lurking.

While personal power of the magic-user is required to summon and control power,
there are certain magical practices that can be performed safely by ordinary individuals.
In this encounter with the magical world of Taoism, you will learn how to draw personal
protective talismans on the body, identify threats from spirit realms, and make simple
incantations to ask the deities and spirits for help.

Join Eva Wong, a practitioner of the Shanqing and Kunlun systems of Magical Taoism,
in discovering and exploring a form of Taoism that few in the western world have
experienced.

No requirements, just bring a sense of curiosity and adventure


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $460
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $355
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.


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About Dr. Eva Wong

Dr. Eva Wong is the author and translator of many books on the Daoist arts of health, meditation, and qigong. She is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Daoism and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan martial arts and Zhangshuan (standing qigong). She is a practitioner of the Pre-Celestial Way and the Complete Reality Lineages.

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