#37 XingYi Part 9

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General Zhang Jun (left). From The “Four Generals of Zhongxing” painted by Liu Songnian during the Southern Song Dynasty.
In this episode we discuss the role of General Zhang Jun in the survival of Yue Fei’s tradition, as well as in the survival of members of Yue Fei’s extended family. We also discuss how Zhang Jun managed to protect himself from the purges carried out by Qin Hui.

 

#36 Heraclitus (Part A and Part B)

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In this episode we explore Heraclitus, an ancient Greek who was more Chinese than the Chinese. There are not just parallels between this remarkable man’s essential worldview and ancient Daoism – more than that, he was more fundamentally Daoist in outlook than are many contemporary Daoists today.

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#35 Thales and the Milesian School

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We head at last to Ancient Greece, and look at the attempts of Thales to challenge the miasma of his time.
We also discuss how he agreed with (or perhaps even originated the ideas of) Genesis in a way that modern Christians generally don’t.
https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/34-the-heretics-bible-genesis-3

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#33 Dead Sea Scrolls

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(Image of the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in Qumran, via BBC.)

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed that Jesus and Christianity were much less unique developments than previously thought. In this episode we start to explore these ancient documents and what they can tell us about the origins of both Christianity and Judaism. https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/dead-sea-scrolls

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#30 Xing Yi (part 8) – short version

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Here’s part 8 of the series, which looks at armour in the Song Dynasty, but also talks about XingYi fighting tactics in relation to armour and how the armour influences the way the art works – stepping, continuous movement, minimal movement, twisting the fist in Tzuann, etc…

There are two versions of part 8, the first is for public consumption, available here:

Listen to “#30 Xing Yi (part 8) – short version” on Spreaker.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/30-xing-yi-part-8-short-version

We got into some controversial topics at the end of the episode, so the full version is reserved for our Heretics/Woven Energy Patreons ($5 and up):

https://www.patreon.com/wovenenergy/posts

Here’s some nice Song Dynasty-style armour a Google search turned up

Image Credit: Dragons Armory
http://dragonsarmory.blogspot.com/2017/07/heavy-song-dynasty-armor.html

Like Damon says, you could show that to a ‘normal’ person and tell them it’s Samurai armour and they would probably believe you 🙂

#29 Xing Yi (part 7)

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As a background to our upcoming discussion of late Song Dynasty armour and weapons, in this episode we give a brief overview of a few animal strategies applied on the battlefield at strategic and tactical levels, as well as in individual combat.

Link https://www.spreaker.com/user/9404101/29-xing-yi-part-7

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