This is our special 100th episode which covers both part 16 of our narrative on the origins of Xing Yi, plus an extra hour of Q&A about Xing Yi and some of the controversies that surround it.
Tag: Xing Yi
In this one we pick up our story of Xing Yi, examining the influence of Yue Fei and the great Song generals on the people who were inspired to challenge the increasingly degenerate late Yuan Dynasty. We also look at the influence of the “mythology of the West” in China and of Central Asian religious and spiritual traditions on the White Lotus Society, of which the leaders of the rebellions were members.
This episode explores the connection between the martial arts of the great Song generals’ tradition and Chinese theatre, which was emerged during the height of the Yuan Dynasty.
We pick up our series on Xing Yi with a new dynasty, the Yuan, examining the social changes that Mongol rule brought to China and their implications for the martial arts through the lens of the artwork of the period.
Our sister podcast, Woven Energy, has just released a new episode that I think Heretics listeners would enjoy because it has lots of fascinating insights into religions and spirit dance. In this episode you’ll learn about:
- Yan Yi – a spirit dance tradition from Malaysia which is taught alongside the martial art of Xing Yi.
- What the terms Qi, Shen, Xin and Yi mean in Damon’s martial teaching and how they are expressed in Yan Yi.
- How to tell real from fake spirit dance.
- The Tanna island in the Pacific and the strange John Frum religious tradition that evolved there.
- What Cargo Cults are and what the Prince Philip Movement is.