Zhongxian Wu (Master Wu) | K. Taylor Wu

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi cards

The Keys to the Sublime (cards)

  • ISBN: 9781848191501
  • 2014, 37 full colour cards


Lieferzeit: ca. 5 - 10 Tage/days

Art.-Nr.: 84819150 Kategorien: , ,


The cards of heavently stems and earthly branches, TianGan (Heavenly Stems) and DiZhi (Earthly Branches), are commonly compiled to GanZhi, founded in the ancient Chinese cosmological sciences and describe a complex calendrical system which was created to codify the patterns of life and of the universe itself. The ten symbols of Gan express the Yin or Yang perspective of Five Elements and embody the Way of Heaven. The 12 symbols of Zhi, made manifest in the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, hold the root of each Element and embrace the Way of Earth.
The 37 card-set are nicely layouted and show the key characteristics of each of the 22 GanZhi symbols, making it a unique learning tool and reference guide. The Chinese character of each Stem or Branch is shown, and for calligraphers and those who want to draw the characters correctly the stroke order is clearly illustrated on separate cards. This accessible learning tool offers essential information on the fundamental building blocks upon which Chinese classical texts, classical Chinese medicine, Fengshui, Chinese astrology, traditional Chinese cosmology, Qigong, Neigong, Taiji, and other inner cultivation practices are built. These cards provide a key starting point for the beginning student and offer invaluable information for the seasoned practitioner to deepen their practice.


K. Taylor Wu

K. Taylor Wu

Dr. Karin Taylor Wu earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from one of the seven federally accredited medical schools in North America that train primary care physicians in complementary and alternative medicine. She currently serves as the medical director of Blue Willow World Healing Center and QinJian Akademin.

Zhongxian Wu (Master Wu)

Zhongxian Wu (Master Wu)

Master Zhongxian was born in in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang Province. Master Wu practiced Qigong and Taiji when he was a little boy. Since 1972 Master Wu has devoted himself to the study of classical Chinese arts – Qigong/Neigong, Taiji, internal martial arts, Chinese medicine, Chinese astrology, Chinese…

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