The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy

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An inquiry into ki-energy, its role within Eastern mind-body theory, and its implications for our contemporary Western understanding of the body.
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Table of Contents

Translator's Introduction
Author's Preface to the English Version 1
Ch. 1 Eastern Mind-Body Theory
I Introduction 7
II The Eastern Tradition of Self-Cultivation and Western Mind-Body Dualism 7
III Meditation in Stillness and in Motion 10
V Meditation and Mind-Body Oneness 14
IV Meditation and Psychotherapy 20
VI Self-Cultivation and Artistry 23
VII Characteristics of the Japanese Martial Arts 28
Ch. 2 Beyond the Contemporary Period
I From Disjunctive Mind-Body Dualism to Correlative Mind-Body Dualism 37
II Three Information Systems in the Body 42
III Conditioned Reflex and Control of the Autonomic Nerves 55
IV A Methodological Reflection 61
Ch. 3 Ki and the Body in the Martial Arts and Meditation Methods
I Introduction 69
II Unifying Mind and Ki-Energy 70
III Meditation Training Transforms Ki 76
IV The Transformation of Ki 82
V Aspects of Inner Image Experiences Accompanying the Transformation of Ki 90
VI The Meaning of Knowledge in Eastern Thought: An Intermediary Methodological Investigation 97
Ch. 4 Ki and the Body in Eastern Medicine
I Introduction 99
II Fundamental Characteristics of Eastern Medicine's Theory of the Body 100
III The Relationship Between Ki and Emotion in the Meridians 109
IV The Unconscious Quasi-Body's Function Directed Toward the External World 118
V Memory and the Lived Body 122
Ch. 5 The Science of Ki and Its View of Human Being
I Introduction 131
II Ki-Energy and Its Relation to the External World 133
III Transpersonal Synchronization of Ki and the Problem of Teleology 142
Ch. 6 Ki and the Problem of Paranormal Phenomena
I Introduction 149
II Problematics of the Dispute 152
III An Assessment of Parapsychology 157
IV The Need for an Epistemological Critique of Modern Science 163
V Beyond Causality 169
Ch. 7 Toward an East-West Dialogue
I Teleology and Science 175
II Objectivistic Science and Subjectivistic Science 178
III Concluding Remarks: Mind, Life, and Matter 182
Postscript 189
Notes 193
Glossary 215
Index 225
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