Welcome to Appendix B!
Click for Appendix B Read the CIG to T'ai Chi & QiGong's Author's Comments on a few of the recommended books, and how they relate to your T'ai Chi & QiGong journey!

                 The authors are: The 2009 Inductees to the Internal Arts Hall of Fame, and the Tai Chi Expert for DrWeil.com

 
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Author, Bill Douglas, explains why he chose some of the recommended reading in Appendix B,
and how it relates to your T'ai Chi and QiGong life journey! You'll find the YinYang-Vitruvian Man symbol
next to the books the author comments on.



Appendix A:

The T'ai Chi & Qigong Yellow Pages
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Appendix C:

Deep, Real-Time, Class-Like Experience
with Authors' 6-PLUS Hours of
DVD and CD Instructional Programs

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Chapter 18:

An Extensive Tai Chi and Qigong Medical Research Library

Click for Research on 100 common health issues



















Appendix A:

The T'ai Chi & Qigong Yellow Pages
Want to locate Tai Chi or Qigong Teachers worldwide?




Appendix C:

Deep, Real-Time, Class-Like Experience
with Authors' 6-PLUS Hours of
DVD and CD Instructional Programs

Click for Appendix C





Chapter 18:

An Extensive Tai Chi and Qigong Medical Research Library

Click for Research on 100 common health issues

























Appendix A:

The T'ai Chi & Qigong Yellow Pages
Want to locate Tai Chi or Qigong Teachers worldwide?




Appendix C:

Deep, Real-Time, Class-Like Experience
with Authors' 6-PLUS Hours of
DVD and CD Instructional Programs

Click for Appendix C





Chapter 18:

An Extensive Tai Chi and Qigong Medical Research Library

Click for Research on 100 common health issues











Appendix A:

The T'ai Chi & Qigong Yellow Pages
Want to locate Tai Chi or Qigong Teachers worldwide?




Appendix C:

Deep, Real-Time, Class-Like Experience
with Authors' 6-PLUS Hours of
DVD and CD Instructional Programs

Click for Appendix C






Appendix A:

The T'ai Chi & Qigong Yellow Pages
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(a)AppendixB

(b)Suggested Readings

Bach, Richard. Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

All of Richard Bach's novels are mind expanding, uplifting and brilliant. I chose this one, because it is about coming to terms with the fact that our potential is much greater than we realize, and T'ai Chi and QiGong were designed to help us understand that, to take flight into endless realms of possibility, even as the world around us may cause us to doubt who we really are.

Bill Douglas



Badgley, Laurence, M.D. Healing AIDS Naturally.


Batmanghelidj, F., M.D. The Body's Many Cries for Water.


Behr, Thomas E., Ph.D. The Tao of Sales.


Benson, Herbert, M.D. The Relaxation Response.

This is a MUST read for every T'ai Chi or QiGong teacher or practitioner. Although it is about research on the Transcendental Meditation technique's profound benefits, it also shows how mind-body arts in general can and should be an integral part of modern healthcare.

Bill Douglas



Booth, Jennifer. Wind Blowing Lotus Leaf: The Way of Enlightened Action.

Jennifer (Jais) Booth is my T'ai Chi and QiGong teacher. She is a rare treasure in this world, and her teaching opened whole new worlds for me, and in some ways through my books and organizing World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, her teaching has affected the entire planet. All I've done, I could not have done had I not been luck enough to stumble into her class 30 years ago. I still study with Jennifer whenever I can.

Bill Douglas



Borysenko, Joan, Ph.D., and Miroslav Borysenko, Ph.D. The Power of the Mind to Heal.


Capra, Fritjof (author of The Tao of Physics). The Web of Life.

Both, The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life, are must reads. This author introduced me to the realization that science and spirituality are both dedicated to the same goal - truth - and that by exploring our inner nature, we can explore the basic physics of the universe as well.

Bill Douglas



Chen Pan Ling. Chen Pan Ling’s Original Tai Chi Chuan Textbook.


Chopra, Deepak. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind.

Deepak Chopra is a gift to humanity. Read EVERYTHING he writes!

Bill Douglas



Cohen, Kenneth S. The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing.

Ken Cohen married western medical research with eastern wisdom, and his work has effected the world. Any T'ai Chi or QiGong teacher who hasn't read this book, should immediately order it, to help him/her explain these tools in a scientific way.

Bill Douglas



Diller, Lawrence H., M.D. Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society, and Performance in a Pill.


Douglas, Bill. A Conspiracy of Spirits (T’ai Chi novel).

This is my second mind-body thriller, who's heroine is a T'ai Chi master. Pulitzer nominated author/reviewer, David W. Menefee wrote of it, "One of the most remarkable novels of our generation ... on a par with Charles Dickens."

My novel's have been called visionary-fiction, and I weave mind-body science into thrill ride stories where characters from the breadth of humanity come together for a common purpose - to support life on this planet. In each of my novels I paint a vision of the hope and possibility for humanity.

Bill Douglas



Douglas, Bill. 2012 The Awakening .

This is my second mind-body thriller, who's heroine is a T'ai Chi master. It was selected BEST FICTION of the YEAR by Spiritual Enlightenment Magazine. Deepak Chopra called it "A Gift!"

Bill Douglas



Gerber, Richard, M.D. Vibrational Medicine.


Greene, Brian. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory.


Lasorso, Vincent J. Jr. Immortal’s Gift: A Parable for the Soul.


Lee, Martin, Ph.D., with Melinda Emily and Joyce Lee. The Healing Art of T’ai Chi.


Leight, Michelle Dominique. The New Beauty: East-West Teachings in the Beauty of Body and Soul.


Lipton, Bruce, Ph.D. Biology of Belief.


Loupos, John. Inside Tai Chi: Contemporary Views on an Ancient Art.


Luk, Charles. Taoist Yoga, Alchemy and Immortality.


Mann, Felix, M.B., L.M.C.C. Acupuncture: The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing.


Mayer, Michael. Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The Self Healing Path of Qigong, Standing Meditation and Tai Chi.


McGaa, Ed (Eagle Man). Mother Earth Spirituality—Native American Paths to Healing Ourselves and Our World.


Moyers, Bill. Healing and the Mind.


Rothstein, Larry, Ed.D., Lyle H. Miller, Ph.D., and Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D. The Stress Solution.


Sandifer, Jon. Acupressure for Health, Vitality and First Aid.


Sang, Larry. The Principles of Feng Shui.


Shanor, Karen Nesbitt, Ph.D. The Emerging Mind: New Research into the Meaning of Consciousness, Based on the Smithsonian Institution Lecture Series.


Sheldrake, Rupert. A New Science of Life: Morphic Resonance.

After you read Lao Tse's philosophic poetry, this is a good next step, as Sheldrake shows how we indeed are a part of a flowing wave of life's energy, or the Tao as Lao tse would write. Understanding our connection to all of life is profoundly important to a T'ai Chi and QiGong journey.

Bill Douglas




Star, Jonathan, trans. Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved.

My T'ai Chi and QiGong journey of 30 years has shown me that great wisdom lies in all corners of humanity. Rumi was a Persian poet whose writing is a historic Muslim's version of Lao Tse, with a gift of seeing into the heart of humanity, our beauty, and our compassion. Highly recommended.

Bill Douglas




Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe.

In the CIG I write about our connection with the universe that a daily immersion in the field of Qi produces. This book gives a profound intellectual understanding of this concept.

Bill Douglas




Watts, Alan. The Way of Zen.

Alan Watts was a western pioneer in truly understanding Zen meditation, which came from Chinese arts. He explains them in a way so "we can get it." All of Alan Watts books are highly recommended.

Bill Douglas



Weil, Andrew, M.D. Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being.


Dr. Andrew Weil. Spontaneous Healing.


Williams, Tom, Ph.D. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Chinese Medicine.


Yang, Dr. Jwing-Ming. Taijiquan, Classical Yang Style: The Complete Form and Qigong.


Yu-Cheng Huang. Change the Picture.


Yutang, Lin. The Wisdom of Laotse.

If you do, or teach T'ai Chi, and have not read the Tao te Ching's translations - you are missing out on a glimpse into the essence of what these arts are about.

Bill Douglas









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Appendix A:

The T'ai Chi & Qigong Yellow Pages
Want to locate Tai Chi or Qigong Teachers worldwide?



Appendix C:

Deep, Real-Time, Class-Like Experience
with Authors' 6-PLUS Hours of DVD and CD
Instructional Programs

Click for Appendix C

Chapter 18:

An Extensive Tai Chi and Qigong Medical Research Library

Click for Research on 100 common health issues