The following except is from and interview with Dr. Marina Illich, an Indo Tibetan scholar from Columbia University and teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong. Marina is an executive coach and spiritual teacher.
Amy Cooper, M.F.T., a psychotherapist and Qigong teacher practices in San Francisco.
Marina and Amy Cooper had the following conversation in anticipation of the upcoming large Chi Center Event with Master Mingtong Gu on September 26, 2011, 11am to 5:30pm, sponsored by the Chi Center in Petaluma California.
AC: Marina and I have studied together to become teachers of Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong with Master Mingtong Gu over the past several months. We have had many conversations about how Wisdom Healing Qigong informs psychological and physical healing and how the unique experience of collective healing potentially changes consciousness as well.
Marina, can you tell me about the concept of the chi field and collective healing?
Jaelle Dragomir, scholar and author, collaborated with Master Mingtong Gu on his book Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong Activate and Embody Energy. Her book, Two Revelations With A Miracle on the Side: Our Spiritual Path to a New Political Paradigm, will be available later next year. She lives in Ashland, Oregon. Amy Cooper is a psychotherapist in San Francisco and a teacher of Wisdom Healing Qigong at Flourish Studio. Jaelle and Amy met at a Qigong retreat and have been in conversation over the past year about an upcoming radio show they will produce: The Emerging Field of Transformation: A discussion with cutting edge scholars and activists who are changing consciousness and our perceptions of what is possible.
The following interview was conducted in anticipation of the September 25th Chi Center Event: Awakening the Power of Joy and Vitality, and the launch of the radio show starting in October 2011. The largest Chi Center event to date is this coming Sunday; it will take place at Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, California. Registration and details are online at www.chicenter.com.