What are the internal martial arts? Does the term “Internal Martial Arts” have any legitimacy? What is a “fake” martial art? All this and more is explored in our new episode.
This time we look at Yiquan, a derivative of Xing Yi, putting it in the context of the Miasma of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. Podcast link:
Here’s a link to an interview in which he criticises other arts, like Xing Yi: https://www.internalartsinternational.com/free/essence-boxing-science-interview-mr-wang-xiang-zhai-part-1/
Why is Baguazhang so strange? What does it have to do with Mongolia? In this episode we have a chat about this very unusual martial art, often considered a sister art to Xing Yi and Tai Chi.
In this episode we un-pause our series on Genesis, looking specifically at the figure of Enoch and the associated Enochian Literature. We examine the reasons why this literature has been suppressed by Christians since the time of Emperor Constantine.
Merry Mithrasmas! This is our episode for the 25th December, investigating the origins of Christianity in Mithraism and the pivotal role played by Constantine the Great.
In this episode we come to the end of Poemandres, the foundational text of the Corpus Hermeticum. Among other topics we discuss the various aspects of the miasma that a human being has to strip away in order to become a shaman.
We make further progress with Poemandres this time, looking at the Corpus Hermeticum’s dual-perspective treatment of Shamanism and Esotericism, with a vivid description of the relationship between human beings and Nature.
In this episode we expore the meaning of the Hermetic Elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire as a foundation for further exploration of Poemandres.
In the first of our new multi-part series on Hermeticism we explore the early origins of this esoteric tradition in the empire of Alexander the Great and the subsequent rule of his general Ptolmey’s rule over Egypt. This episode sets the scene for our upcoming examination of the Corpus Hermeticum starting from the next episode. Link.
Moving on to the subject of Karate this episode, we review the TV series Cobra Kai (2018-2020) and compare it to the original classic Karate Kid movie.