Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

A Study of Qi in classical texts

Text editor: Caroline Root

  • Verlag: Monkey Press
  • ISBN: 9781872468280
  • 2006, 125 pages


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Qi manifests itself in all phenomena, and is inseparable from that manifestation, so its universality ought to make it easily accessible and understood as a concept. However, even if we are practitioners of oriental medicine or of the various art forms and movement therapies which employ qi as an instrument or a method, we often persist with very vague notions of what we are trying to influence and direct, and we rely on the catch-all term energy to explain what qi is.
This book is an edited transcript of two seminars given in 2004 in London by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée. It not only contains detailed descriptions of the various differentiated kinds of qi, but also a wide-ranging philosophical investigation and explanation of the origin and development of the concept of qi itself. It begins by looking at the historical evolution and use of the Chinese character for qi, and after this there are sections on how it appears in both philosophical texts such as the Zuozhuan, Zhuangzi, Mencius and the Huainanzi and in the medical texts of the Neijing and Nanjing.
They give context and depth to our understanding of this ever-present but elusive activity of life.


Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, Jahrgang 1949, ist eine international anerkannte Autorin, die sich im Bereich der TCM einen Namen gemacht hat. Dabei hat sie mit Autoren wie Larre und Dr. Jean Schatz zusammengearbeitet und interessante Werke erschaffen. Ihre Bücher sind in Französisch und Italienisch veröffentlicht worden, ebenfalls in Englisch.…