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Term: chi


Chi: This energy consists of static electricity, infrasound, infrared radiation, and magnetic fields. Chi is a complex form of energy that manifests itself in your vitality, your spirit, and your life.
source: Chi Gung, by L.V. Carnie

Meditation: Continuous and profound contemplation or reflection on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or impenetrable natureLlewellyn

Meditation: Besides contemplation and relaxation, Eastern concepts of meditation add another definition. Specifically, relaxation is the first step and intense contemplation of a single thing is the second step. Eventually, by focusing the mind entirely on a single thing, the conscious tires, resulting in the conscious simply getting out of the way. The result—what some might call “true meditation” or the goal of meditation—is an alternate state of consciousness that allows you direct contact with your higher self or the Divine. Some call this cosmic consciousness or any of several names.Donald Michael Kraig

Chi: Vital life force often referred to as energy. A term commonly used in acupuncture referring to the energetic flow within the meridians.
source: The Mind-Body Fertility Connection, by James Schwartz

Chi: Energy or life force. Also known as Ki or Prana.
source: Sacred Path of Reiki, by Katalin Koda

Meditation: A long and thoughtful observation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)


The Chinese name for vital energy, comparable to the Hindu Prana.

source: Chi Kung for Beginners, by Scott Shaw - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke


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