4 – Animal Styles ?

The 9 Powers and 5 Elements5animals3

     “But they became vain in their imaginations, and their
heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . . And changed the glory of the immortal GOD into an image . . . made like unto . . . birds and fourfooted beasts,
 and creeping things !”       Romans 1:21-23

     In every ancient pagan culture the primary focus of worship was directed to the heavens. Egyptian, Babylonian, Medo/Persian Greek and Roman societies all honoured and sought wisdom, power and protection from the 9 planetary bodies of our solar 5elementshrinesystem. The sun was reveared as the source of life, male and yang by the Chinese. The moon was honoured as the feminine, nurturing power; possessing influence over water; and therefore the yin aspect of life. Under these two opposite, yet considered equal sides of one force, all the other nine planets revolved. In each of these pagan cultures, the priests taught a religion which worshipped and feared the “nine astrological powers” as gods.

Although these superstitious people differed on the names,                  The 5 Energies shrine
characteristics and abilities of each power,
there are five which remained
the same regardless of culture, throughout history and across the globe. 2001a
These common “dieties” were known as as the 5 Universal Powers.

In India, China and Japan each of these five were attributed an influence over all facets of human existence. From buiding a home and gardening (feng-shui), warfare and martial arts (Musashi’s Book of 5 Rings), to health and “healing” (TCM 5 Energies theory).

For this, that since these same five powers could be found in              2001 Space Odyssey
every culture, it was reasoned that it must be they which make up the
elements of our very existence. And if one could learn to use and “invoke” these powers, then one would be able to influence his own life and destiny for good or evil. The Chinese honour these “Elemental forces” with a black stone erected at the Shrine of the
3001aFive Energies.

     It is here that the 5 Elemental gods are payed tribute, honor
and worshiped, in the image of a solid black stone. In effect, it is as though this stone carven and engraved by man’s hand, is
what gave life to mankind. And what is even more amazing,
is that with all our scientific studies and knowledge, many in the western world are following the same path (way). Our public          2010 Year of Contact
schools and colleges are mandating that young students are
“educated” in a modern version of the same old lie. We call this
the “Theory of evolution.”

What does this single eye in the center of the ‘stone’ represent ?

Bible_101     “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them . . . And further, by these My son be admonish-ed . . . Let us hear the conclusion of the matter: Fear God (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For GOD shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil !”                                             Ecclesiates 12:1, 12-14

      Little does the western world realize that “evolution” is just a stepping stone back to
the pagan religions of the ancient world. The real reason that un-regenerate man does not want to believe in Almighty Jehovah (Yehuwah), is they do not want to be told how to live in moral righteousness. All of the ancient cultures recognized the powers of the spirit world, but rather than trust and surrender their lives to The One Who created them; they choose to follow the pagan deities which allowed them to continue in rebellion, immoral-ity, selfishness, lust, violence and sin. To do as they would, with little or no regard to consequences.

Once mankind has removed from his mind the Only True and Living GOD (Elohim), the One Who has written His law and instructions in righteousness upon our hearts, it becomes an easy step to cross over the final line and accept any god, which does not interfere with his carnal, fleshly desires.2001spaceodyssey

The Odyssey –

      The 1968 epic science fiction film by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clark opened the door in western thinking minds to this demonic lie of human evolution, mixed with technological advancement and artificial intelligence. The story leads from a belief in man’s progression and evolvement from a stone to apes, and from there to the final realization of his “godhood” through the help of extraterrestrial spiritual power. An amazing note is the way in which the writer and film maker picture this “source” of life. A solid black monolithic stone; and the “all-seeing” third eye of the pagan Egyptian god horus.

     “O, that they were wise, and that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!   For how should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to Rock Fountainflight, except their rock had sold (surrendered) them . . . .

     And the LORD (Yehuwah) had shut them up (delivered them to the enemy)? For their rock (defense, mighty one) is not as our Rock (refuge, defense), even our enemies themselves being judges (know this) . . . And that spiritual Rock that followed them . . . was Christ (The Anointed One) !”     Deuteronomy 32:29-31 & I Corinthians 10:4

     “I will love Thee, O LORD (Yehuwah) my Strength. For the LORD is my Rock,
and my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God (Elohim), my Strength, in Whom I will trust; my Buckler (shield, defense), and the Horn of my Salvation, and my High Tower . . . For Who is GOD save (except) the LORD? or Who is a Rock save our Elohim (Almighty One)
?”     Psalm 18:1-2, 31

The Odyssey is a work attributed to Homer, in the eighth century B.C. The word actually means a long spiritual quest or journey. His entire story is filled with all the pagan gods of the Greek pantheon. The word Odyssey finds its root in the main character Odysseus the odysseyof Homers fictitious tale.

His name literally meanscunning, cruel, full of wrath, hate and guile.

Is this a coincidence ?

     “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil (traducer- to expose to contempt or shame, slanderer) and Satan (the accuser – opponent, adversary), which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him . . . Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time !” Revelation 12:9-12

bandopatchAre these spiritual powers known throughout the martial arts ?

      Burmese Bando – Burma, a small Asian country located between China, India, and Tibet; The martial art system includes a matrix of 9 disciplines and 9 animal styles. These styles include: the Boar, Bull, Cobra, Leopard, Monkey, Python, gyi1Scorpion, Tiger, and Viper.

According to articles written by renown members of the American Bando Association, and Grandmaster, Dr. U. Maung Gyi, the entire Bando matrix and animal system is based in Burmese astrology and numerology. Just prior to his death in 2004, the Founder explicitly stated his goals for what had previously been known as a “hard, external, physical” system of combative art:                                                                                Maung Gyi

“In the year 2005, Dr. Gyi plans to retire from all major Bando events (tournaments, demonstration, and combat training) in the United States. but will remain active in bandocaveteaching the non-violent systems of Bando. Dr. Gyi wants to promote a non-violent [Ahimsa] and non-aggressive Monk system [Pongyi Thaing] which was advocated by
‘His Holiness The Venerable Oo Pali [Upali] in Burma, around the year 900 AD.

He also wants to share the teachings (doctrine) of the six venerable Buddhist monks, which molded and guided his life. In addition, he desires to learn and share the ancient “Energy Healing Arts” of Burma, India, China, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Native America.”

     “The Bando martial arts systems, while containing traditional fighting techniques common to most styles, also includes techniques aimed at healing, health maintenmonksance, and non violent defense. These included the practice of internal energy systems, meditations, and evasive, non violent martial techniques. The Monk System, Min Zin training, moving meditations, still meditations, yoga, and massage exercises are the yin aspects of Bando training.

     These important training components are rooted in the ancient traditions of Eastern Philosophy, and the model of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is thr-ough balanced practice and understanding of these concepts that the Bando practitioner develops a higherlevel of power, and moves beyond the realm of martial sports and on to the pathof the true warrior !”

     As with all martial arts, the real power comes through only throughspiritual” training. And all of these mystical eastern practice find their roots in the Indian Hindu religion and yoga breathing/meditation techniques. So when these men and woman claim to train merely in the physical attributes of the animals, they by their own admission are denying the spiritual powers which the Grandmasters and Founders design to be inherently woven cobrathroughout their systems.

     “While Maung Gyi was influenced by each fighting approach to which he was exposed, there grew within him a profound interest in the Cobra Style. He actually spent an extended period living with a Cobra master who raised these animals for their venom. Maung Gyi would subsequently become a Cobra master himself and taught the system to others.

Unable to ignore the warrior spirit within, Maung Gyi also
delved deeply intgyi2o techniques of the Bull and Boar Styles, effectively integrating certain techniques into the sport of Lethway (i.e., Burm-ese kickboxing). He competed in dozens of matches against fighters throughout Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia. Eventually, the youthful Gyi became a champion fighter and gained international recognition for his skill.
. . .
warrior spiritwas being well served !”

Worship = to serve and obey, to bow to, croutch as a dog licking it’s master’s hand

And they worship the dragon which gave power unto the Beast: and they worshiped (served, obeyed) the beast, saying, Who is able to make war with him . . . ?”
Revelation 13:4gyi3

      “Maung Gyi’s ‘enlightened journey’ continued, as he moved to the United States in the late 1950s . . . The long journey from Southeast Asia to southeastern Ohio represented far more than time and space for Maung Gyi, rather it ostensibly represented a spiritual transformation ! . . . T he ‘warrior’ was becoming a ‘wizard’
in his new home . . .                                                                                                   Ordination by
     However, the tournament exploits of Maung Gyi himself                    ‘holiness’ Sayadow
were nothing short of mystical. He was known to “move like a cat,”
according to author and tai chi master Robert Smith
. . . . “
One by one, he shattered a pile of commercially produced fighting staffs by striking them against a tree, using the same technique. His technique seemed effortless, yet the staffs splintered upon
L_maung_26impact !” . . .

Several Bando practitioners who witnessed the event
described the performance as ‘magical‘ and proclaimed Gyi’s ‘uncanny’ martial-arts abilities . .
the spirit of
 the ‘wizard’ had evolved through his skill and practice . . .

. . . the ‘wizard’ shares the secrets and spreads his magic with others . . . . . . Amazingly, Maung Gyi imparted the knowledge of Bando’s nine animal systems with his students . . . With the combined talents of an Animist sage and Shaman adept, Dr. Gyi embodied as he shared the secrets of these Burmese
bandotop1fighting traditions . . . .

Animism = belief ascribing conscious life and an indwelling soul to all natural objects, including animals, plants, trees, stones, water ect.

Shaman = a priestor conjurer, a medicine man, one who communicates or influences control over gods, demons, and ancestral spirits.

     Consider the campus legend at Ohio University that there was an Asian professor who possessed the power to eradicate evil spirits and demons from a dormitory that was believed to be haunted. The plausibility of his legendary act of exorcism is not as important as Dr. Gyi’s increasing spiritual connectedness. From the late 1980s to the present date, he has delved increasingly deeper into Bando’s spiritual dimension, reflected in the Monk System.lethayoga

The ‘monk’ reveals himself as the grandmaster ascends . . . .

     Essentially, the Monk System of ancient Burma . . . constitutes the ‘high style’ of Bando, integrating the body, mind, and spirit to achieve harmony with self and others. This system is not a religion, a doctrine, or a dogma, even though it is based on ancient Hindu and Buddhist principals of non-violence . . .

     Origins of the system are suggested by historians and archaeologists to date back more than 3,000 years to Brahmin tribes that migrated from India and settled in the Irrawaddy River valley in Burma. By the 3rd Century, a highly advanced culture known as the Pyu Kingdom developed in the north-central region . . . The Pyu people were known to practice various types of yoga, such as Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Tantric Yoga and Hatha Yoga.”

Duvon G. Winborne, Ph.D. from the book, “The Enlightened Journey of Dr. Maung Gyi

5animalsThe Animal and the spirits –

     When most people speak of martial art Animal Styles, they think first of the “imitation” of the movements and techniques of an animal. Often a beginning student is matched to “their particular style,” based on their physical characteristics. i.e. a larger student would be introduced to the Bear, Bull, Boar, Ape or Python. A medium build student would begin training in styles such as the Tiger, Eagle, Leopard, Dragon, or Monkey. While a more lean student is considered better qualified for the Cobra, White Crane or Mantis style.lion chinese idol2

     Many, more traditional schools will teach the Shaolin animal system as a complete set. Beginning the student in Tiger and then allowing them to progress through each of the five phases of training. According to this method each of the 5 animals represent one of the
elemental energies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Tiger –        Fire,   strength-bones, structure, charasmatic, outgoing, dynamic personality
Crane –      Water,   essence/jing, internal alchemy ,thinner, introverted, detailed, precision, imagination, philosophy,
Leopard – Wood,   speed, mobility muscle/tendon, medium build, artistic active, busy
Snake –      Earth,   chi, energy, flexability, abdominal lean or heavy, loyal, idealistic, jealous, possessive
Dragon    Metal,   shen/spirit, dark wisdom, mind, calculating, intellect, precise, deceptive, hidden, secretive

monkeystyle3      After the student has completed this first phase of training, the instructor will often have a better sense of the student’s personality and “spiritual potential” in the arts. While some practitioners may spend many years in this set, it is designed to open the beginning student’s mind to the philosophy and innate “religious” aspects of the arts. Although the most martial artists will deny any change in their religious
beliefs, the strong Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist and Shinto influ-        monkey kung-fu
ence is undeniable.

But what is often not realized, is the final goal and manifestation of the true purpose for monkey-buddha1these Eastern Arts.

     “Directly facing conflict, the boundary between religion and becomes even more unclear . . . And just as prophets rely on ‘God’s’ guidance, the martial artist is always consulting nature, searching for some secret . . . Perhaps it is proof enough that the earliest martial arts are directly based on animals, like tigers, monkeys, snakes, etc. There seems to be an ancient martial art for every animal we know . . .”
– Earl Montigue

monkey god hindu2And exactly what “god” is this master speaking of ?

Sometimes, internal power is naturally there in a lucky few, such as in Jesus Christ and his other incarnations of Budda or Krishna ect.”       – Earl Montigue

This is blasphemy !
So it is seen that the true purpose in martial arts is not only for physical power over an opponent, but for the change of the human character and spirit. Only what is the martial artist being         hindu monkey god
“changed” into. And how does this transformation take place?                 ‘lord hanuman’

But this I say, that the things which the heathen (gentiles) sacrifice, they to sacrifice to (demonic beings), and not to God (Jehovah, Yehuwah): and I would not that Bible - Genesis1ayou should have fellowship with devilsI Corinthains 10:20

For “by beholding we are changed, into the same image . . . !”   ref: II Corinthians 3:18 & Colossians 3:10

     “The five animals was originally probably a kind of a shamanic dance (kata, form),
a way of getting
in touch with animal spirits for self-healing and empowerment. They believed these animal spirits could connect you to the underworld and the supernatural world. If you could harness them, you could be healed or gain insight and magical snakestylepowers from the unseen world . . .

The five animals evolved within Daoist culture to represent the five spirits or the intelligences (wu jing shen) of the five major human vital organs. That’s where the human underworld is actually hidden, right inside our body. The evolution of spiritual training in ancient China was marked, I believe, by the absorption of shamanic powers and techniques into a more advanced, all inclusive alchemical science. The wisdom of the Daoist alchemists was
that the entire universe, in its essential form, is contained within our human-animal body.”
. . .   Our what ?

     “And GOD (Elohim) said, Let Us (Father and Son) make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon th earth . . . And the LORD GOD (Yehuwah Elohim) formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the Breath of Life; and man became a living soul !”   Genesis 1:26 and 2:7

“. . . What is important is that humans accept they are animals. We have animal
bmonkey buddhaodies, one of things that the Genome Project has verified (?). They mapped out the human gene code. What did they find out? Our human genetic code is pretty close to that of mice, just a couple of genes different, max three percent difference. It’s even less in chimpanzees, about 1.5% difference.”

– Michael Winn, Martial artist, Qigong Instructor & Author

Professing themselves to be wise, they became and changed the glory of the uncorruptible GOD into an image made like to . . . birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things                       Romans 1:22-23

“We also share about 50% of our DNA with bananas and that doesn’t make us half bananachinesebananas.”     – Steve Jones, Evolutionary Scientist

The above statement of 1.5% difference between human and chimpanzee genome was made by Dr. Barney Maddox, a leading genetic genome researcher. Listen to his own words cited in a recent article, – Doubts About Evolution:

Now the genetic difference between human and his nearest relative, the chimpanzee, is at least 1.6%. That doesn’t sound like much, but calculated out, that is a gap of at least 48,000,000 nucleotides, and a change of only 3 nucleotides is fatal to an animal; there is no possibility of change !”dna yellow2

And as a writer for the Smithsonian concedes: “just a few percent-age points can translate into vast, unbridgeable gaps between species.”

Out of the 3 to 4 billion nucleotides present, a 1.6% difference equals 48,000,000 nucleotides. If you were paid only 1 cent for each of these, you would receive a total of $800,000. And the percentages are rapidly dropping, as science catches up with the Word of GOD. According to a groundbreaking release in Nature, May 27, 2004; the measured difference between humans and their closest species is now 7.7%. This changes man’s perspective on the intricacies and complexity of DNA beyond our wildest dreams.

     “This genetic evidence reminds us, even forces us, to face the sobering reality that as spiritual seekers we tend to forget: humans are still animals . . . Could it be that is what we are here to do resolve the tension between our animal and spiritual self?. . . I think it is why we are mostly in the dark about changing ourselves. It’s why we are constantly wondering why our life is unfolding with so much struggle.  Michael_Winn

Our body intelligence is the source of much of the mysterious resistance creating that struggle. That resistance arises from our not including our animal intelligence in our human identity . . .”     – Michael Winn

     Thus saith the LORD, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil . . . For there is none righteous, no not one . . . Because the carnal mind is enmity against GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah): for it is not subject to the law (instructions, character) of GOD, neither indeed can be . . . Marvel not that I say unto thee, Ye must be born (begotten) again !”3dantian
Jeremiah 13:23, Romans 3:10, 8:7, John 3:7

     “We humans are proud how quickly we sometimes are able to change our head brain and its belief system, it is part of the arrog-ance of the information age. We are slowly learning a little bit about mana-ging our heart brain, which is still confused by emotions. But we moderns are totally in the dark when it comes to the instinctual belly brain and the five vital organ intelligences that are the functional rulers of our animal self.

. . . I have integrated into this Five Animals-Six Healing Sounds form the discoveries of inner alchemy, the aspects I call Daoist depth psychology. So you will better understand why you need to get in touch with the little animal selves hidden in the inner family that controls your personality and lend passion (fire) to your desires.

5 elements acu - Copy– Michael Winn – Internal martial artist, Qigong Instructor and author.

     As we begin to unravel the above statement, at first glance this looks like a startling admission from someone on the “fringe” of esoteric martial arts. However, the more we search the history of these masters, we realize they are all saying the same thing only with different words.

Who are these 5Organ Intelligences” which rule in this man’s body ?

Listen as Elizabeth Reninger, who holds an MS degree in Chinese medicine, and 25 years experience in the taoist arts of Qigong, Acupuncture, and Yoga, gives us the answer in her Elizabeth Reninger1own words . . .

What are the Five Shen ?
     The Five Shen are the spirits associated with each of the body’s five yin organ-systems (Heart, Kidney, Spleen, Liver and Lungs). The origin of the Five-Shen system is found within the Shangqing lineage of Taoist practice. Each of these spirits has a connection not only with a yin organ and its associated element, but also with the energy of a planet and a direction. To “wake up” the Shen of the organs is similar to “calling in the spirits” for a shamanic ritual dance (kata, form). The Five Shen, when in balance, vibrate with a resonant beauty not unlike the planets’ “Harmony of the Spheres.” Ultimately, within the context of our neidan (inner alchemy) practice, the Five Shen are returned to Unity (become one again) !”                                                                        – Elizabeth Reninger

     We will now ask some simple questions; and allow the Word of the LORD to answer amazing-green-mountainsthese for Itself, as The Light shining in dark places.

     – Does the belly rule over our head, or was the head designed to reign over the belly ?
    – What are these “animal selves” which Michael Winn says, control man’s personality, and ‘lend passion to desire ?’

     “I will not be brought under the power of any . . . Meats (foods) for the belly, and the belly for foods: but GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) shall destroy both it and them. Now (for) the body is not for fornication (selfish indulgence, sensuality, carnal appetites), but for the LORD . . . What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) which is in you, and ye are not your own ?

    For ye are bought with a price . . . Even the precious blood of Christ . . . therefore glorify (honour) GOD in your body and in your spirit, which are GOD’ (Yehuwah’s) !”
I Corinthians 6:12-13, 19-20crownofthorns

     “For if ye live after (by) the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Holy Spirit do mortify (put to death) the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of Jehovah (Yehuwah), they are the sons of GOD !”  Romans 8:13-14

     “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate (self controlled) in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown (earthly, subject to ruin and decay); but we an incorruptible (immortal) . . . Therefore I keep under my body, and bring it finish-lineinto subjection !”       I Corinthians 9:25-27

     “Mortify therefore (put to death) therefore your members (body and fleshly desires) which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness (moral impurity, lewd) inordinate affection (passi-ons, lusts), evil concupisence (forbidden longing, depraved desires), and covetousness (avarice, fraudulency, greed) which is idolatry. For which things’ sake the wrath of Almighty GOD cometh on the children of disobedience !”      Colossians 3:5-6

     “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts (carnal desires) !”    Galatians 5:24 ref: 2:20

     For “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the Life which I now live in this flesh, I live by the faith the Son of God, Who loved Hope of gloryme, and gave Himself in exchange for me . . . !”     Galatians 2:20

     “For this ye know, that no whoremonger (fornicator, male prostitute), nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ (Moshiac – The Messiah) and of GOD (Yehuwah) . . . For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the LORD: Walk as children of Light! . . . And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them !”
Jesus heals lameEphesians 5:5-11

     “For this is the Will of GOD (Jehovah,Yehuwah), even your sanctification (consecration, purification and holi-ness), that ye should abstain from fornication (harlotry, moral and spiritual adultery, idolatry). And that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel (body) in sanctification and honour !”
I Thessalonians 4:3-4

Let this mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus !”        Philippians 2:5

The Battle for the Mind ?

     “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our . . . dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears . . . Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage; And tigereyes1lend to the eye a terrible aspect . . . !” 
– Shakespeare

     Even to a child, it is obvious that we do not possess the physical attributes of the animal kingdom. We do not have the claws of the tiger, nor the wings of an eagle. We do not, in and of our selves have the strength of a python, nor the speed of a leopard. The human bite may be deadly, but not so leathal as the poison of the cobra, the scorpion or the asp. So what is the true purpose in imitating the posture and movements of these animals in brucele eyescombat ?

Is there something much deeper and darker which the masters seek to tap into ?

tigerclaw     “Animals are an integral part of our lives as they serve as reminders of our deep connection to nature. The animal mind has not been tainted by societal conventions (social order, community, standards of living or conduct in regard to polite fellowship and companionship), and more importantly neither has its instincts. In martial arts practice, we try to cultivate the sense of ourselves we had before our societal conditioning.

kungfuteacher     Shamans of tribal cultures use the power of the animal they invoke to enter these otherworldly realms. The shamans would often dress like the animal they wished to invoke and imitate animal movements and sounds when they entered the animal world. It was also believed that the warriors of the village would invoke an animal like a tiger before going into battle as a way of finding hidden strength within them. The Shamans would often become appointed as the protectors of the villages with their animal totems giving them guidance. As time passed others in the village became more adept in this harnessing of animal energies, which then became synthesized into animal martial arts forms which still exist today, especially in China.”
Hal Mosher – Martial Artist, Author

totem ancient worshiptotem, totem pole = figure of an ancestral or animal spirit; a spirit guide

     From these statements, we see that the real purpose in imitating the animals is to “invoke” their spirit; to allow access into the animal mind. Although the Word of Almighty GOD tells us clearly that He created man in the likeness of His Own Divine image, and gave man dominion before and after the flood over all the animal kingdom.

ref: Genesis 1:26-28 and 9:1-2.                                              praying to wooden devils – Korea

Invoke, Invocation = to call on for aid or protection, call forth by incantation; to conjure, the act or formula for summoning devils, spirits, a prayer or entreaty for blessing or intercessiontotem-poles korean

     “These Chinese martial arts are shamanistic as well. Practitioners harness the power of the animals they practice in order to heal their five elements and protect themselves. . . . By emulating these animals we not only get a glimpse of their power        asian totem poles
but also an understanding of the vast store of energy they
invoke . . .                                                                         

     Animals are very efficient in their use of energy and power which can make these movements seem subtle on the outside, while inside they are very active. This union of internal and external movements is characteristic of Chinese martial arts, and in parti-cular the internal martial arts. The internal martial arts are alchemical in nature; they transform our normal awareness and body into something more alive, flexible and internal neigong bookstrong.

     Taoist practices mirrored Tantric Buddhism, especially in their understanding of inner alchemy to attain higher states of mind and body. The aggregates (elemental properties, collection of particulars into a mass or sum) are one of the ways that these two systems parallel each other. Although they label them differently at times the end results are the same.     internal arts

     Practitioners of different martial arts systems find the same to be true. Although Buddhist and Taoist martial arts look different on the outside they both talk about the same results of practice. This is probably why these two religious traditions worked well shaolin movie poster 2together in China for centuries.

The Shaolin philosophy is one that started from Buddhism and later adopted many Taoist principles to become a new sect. Thus even though a temple may have been Taoist or Buddhist at first, once it became Shaolin, it was a member of a new order, an amalgamation* of the prevailing Chinese philosophies of the time.”
Hal Mosher,   Martial Artist, Author

     Although each of the hundreds of martial art styles worldwide may appear very different in their physical techniques; each of them trace their roots back to the Chinese temple of Shaolin. And though the outward manifestation of the arts may look unique and dragoninternal2different, the spiritual roots and purpose are the same in each !

     “This book series . . . contain a compilation of information for the complete integration of body, mind, emotion and spirit. This internal fusion of whole body awareness requires constant balance, as we are in a state of perpetual Change . . . Although the methodolo-gies may vary between internal schools, the functional structure, alignment, Nei Kung (Internal Skill) and Fa Ching (Explosive Energy), will  always be          Essence of Internal the same !”                                                                                                                   martial arts

– Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, medical/martial Qigong master and Author

“And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days . . .
at the noahcoming of the Son of Man (Jesus Christ) !”  
Matthew 24:37 & Luke 17:26

Quote:     “The people used the gold, silver, precious stones, and choice wood, in building houses for themselves, each striving to excel the other. They beautified and adorned their houses and lands with the most ingenious works, and provoked God by their wicked deeds. They formed images to worship, and taught their children to regard these pieces of workmanship made with their own hands, as gods, and to worship them. They did not choose to think of God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and rendered no grateful thanks to Him Who had provided them all the things which street preaching4they possessed . . .

     They even denied the existence of the God of Heaven, and gloried in, and worshiped, the works of their own hands. They corrupted themselves with those things which God had placed upon the earth for man’s benefit . . .

They loved to destroy the lives of animals. They used them for food, and this increased their ferocity and violence, and caused them to look upon the blood of human beings with astonishing indifference. But if there was one sin above another which called for the destruction of the race by the flood, it was crime of amalgamation* of man and beast which defaced the image of God, and caused confusion everywhere. God purposed to destroy by a flood that powerful, long-lived race that had corrupted their ways before Him!”
– E. G. White – Spiritual Gifts Vol.3 p.62-63

Biblegenesis 2     Once mankind has rejected the authority and protection of The LORD God Almighty (Yehuwah El’ Shaddai); Creator of heaven and earth, and all that in them is; man is left defenseless against the spiritual powers of darkness and wickedness which linger just beyond the veil of the spirit world. This amalgamation of man and beast is changing humanity, and not for the better. Through the false “so-called” science of evolution, mankind is rapidly         Genesis 1:1-5 & Psalm 33:6-9
deteriorating in moral, mental and physical power.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . . !”     Romans 1:22

     The spiritual void which evolution has introduced since the 1800’s, is now being filled with every unclean, licentious, violent and pagan spirit of the underworld. Man, without the restraints of conscience and GOD’s (Jehovah) eternal moral law, is making himself a god; and “Do as thou wilt, has become the whole of the law.” Man has sought to change not only the moral codes which dictate our behavior toward our fellow man, but also
evolution4the physiological and chemical construct of our very nature.

     Through the attributing of “spiritual” properties to the physical structure and organs of the human body, man has exalted himself to be his own god. Even many once brilliant scientists, now having closed their ears and silenced the voice of the Spirit of Jehovah (Yehuwah) in their hearts; are writing and publishing books which blend the physical, chemical, and supernatural in an amalgamation of new age pantheism, occult ritual, and pagan philosophy.

dragon red 42Dragon Speak & the mind of the Serpent ?

       A primary example of this practice is the doctrine, that human beings are made up of 3 intellects or 3 brains. This outrageous phil-osophy, although by a different name, was first made popular by a Psychologist named Carl Jung in the early 20th century. His teach-ings have influenced almost every branch of psychiatry, and psycho-logy over the last 100 years. He blended the religious teachings of his
childhood with astrology, evolution, eastern mysticism, and the
Chinese I-Ching.

dragonmouth     “And the serpent cast out of his mouth, water as a flood after the woman (Zion – the church of the Living God), that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood . . . !”
Revealation 12:13-17

And there came one of the 7 angels which had the seven vials (of God’s wrath), and talked with me saying, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth . . . So he carried me away in the spirit (mind) into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet (crimson) colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads, and ten horns . . .”
Revelation 17:1-5

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of her fornication (adulterous relation-ships with pagan gods, and idols) . . . !”vishnu-laxmi
Revelation 14:8-12

     It is through the subtle blending of these ancient buddhist, taoist, and hindu philosophies, psychology, new age mysticism, and spiritualism that the dragon is making his final attack upon God’s children in these last days !                                                                hindu cobra’s 7 heads

     And it will be through these that the serpent will once again seek to deceive mankind, and prepare the world for what is coming as an overwhelming surprise !

jung     Dr. Jung viewed the human psyche as having three distinct living parts; the ego, the personal and the collective unconsciousness‘. He taught that each of these 3 branches, were influenced by religious practice and “God.” What few people realize is what Dr. Carl Jung chose to symbolize this “God” which he believed in. It was the Serpent !

     Carl Jung wore this occult symbol upon his ring finger; and once when asked of it’s origin and meaning, this was his reply:

     “It (the ring) is Egyptian. Here the serpent is carved, which symbolizes Christ. Above it, the face of a woman; below the number 8, which is the symbol of the Infinite, of theserpentcircle Labyrinth, and the Road to the Unconscious. I have changed one or two things on the ring so that the symbol will be Christian. All these symbols are absolutely alive within me, and each one of them creates a reaction within my soul.”

Carl G. Jung from “Interviews and Encounters,” p.468                                     the Ouroboros

     This “unconsciousness” is also known by the Japanese as “mushin” or “no-mind.”It is this altered-state of consciousness which the martial artist is taught to seek; so that his instincts take over the control of his body. Only then he is told, may he react without thought; or (act without conscience)! And his speed and power will then become other than natural (supra-natural)!5elements9esotericseals

     What is not explained to these adepts of the martial arts, is that the mind operates and commands the body through chemical and electrical signals sent from the brain; and these signals must originate from a spirit (or will). Either that of man, of Almighty GOD or of the fallen angels, demons and devils which followed Satan in his rebellion                    the frontal lobe
against Jehovah (Yehuwah).                                                                                       ‘conscience’

     Once the mind is emptied, and left vacant; something will fill the vacume. There is
always something in the drivers seat, the throne of the will. Whether the Spirit of Jehovah (Yehuwah) or a devil, the choice is ours to make. Our Eternal Father in heaven never forces His way into our lives; He enters only by our decision to trust and follow Him.

     “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served (obeyed) that were on that side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) !”     Joshua 24:15

sagan      Another infamous name in the scientific world of the last century, who promoted this ideology on a grand universal scale, was the author and evolutionary astronomer Carl Sagan.

     In his 1977 Pulitzer Prize winning book, “The dragons of Eden,” Dr. Sagan spins a tale which introduced the atheistic world to the Biblical story of Eden. This was perhaps the most dangerous of all attacks on true Christian faith. For through the pen of a academically respected scientist, a web of deceit caught the imaginations of an entire generation of educated Americans. This book is an amalgamation of anthropology, evolutionary biology, and psycology; all bound up in the most deceptive manner, within the
framework of the saganedenBiblical story of man’s creation in Genesis.

     Throughout his book, Sagan repeatedly places strong emphasis on the theoretical relationship between the neocortex (mammalian) or “monkey” brain, and the R-cortex, or “reptilian brain.” He references the writings of other atheistic, evolutionary psychologist, to advance the idea of an ancient part of the human psyche responsible for cold-blooded instinct, sexual urges, and violent self-preservation. This very concept imbues the man or woman who believes it, with a silent acceptance of
an evolutionary process, over which they have little or no power to change.

In other words; saganbookDo as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,” or
if it hurts no one else, there is no sin.”

     One of the writers which Sagan references is Niccolo’ Machiavelli;
an Italian Renaissance, humanist philosopher. In describing the “sup-posed” mingling of human and animal psyche, he quotes from the book, “The Prince.”

     “Every one admits how praise-worthy it is in a prince to keep faith, and to live with integrity and not with craft. Nevertheless our experience has been that those princes who have done great things have held good faith of little account, and have known how to circumvent the intellect of men, and in the end have overcome those who have relied on their word . . .the prince book

     You must know there are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts; but because the first is frequently not sufficient, it is necessary to have recourse to the second. Therefore it is necessary for a prince to understand how to avail himself of the beast and the man . . .

     So it is necessary for a prince to know how to make use of both natures . . . therefore, knowingly to adopt the beast !”
– Niccolo’ Machiavelli

     “And they became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened ! . . . who changed the Truth of God (the Divine nature) into a lie, and worshipped and served (obeyed) the creature more than the Creator, Who is Blessed for ever. Amen !”     Romans 1:21-25

reptile     Rather than yielding his mind, soul and body to serve and obey the Almighty Father Who created him, man is being led in the path of self-indulgence; yielding to his fallen nature, his passions, the deceitful lusts and desires of his flesh; and ultimately to the influence and control of the spirits of devils, fallen from the kingdom of which we have been made heirs to receive through the sacrifice, blood and resurrection of the Only-begotten Son of Jehovah !

     “Howbeit then, when ye knew not GOD (Yehuwah, Jehovah), ye did service (as a slave) unto them which by nature are no gods. . . For know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin (faithlessness, transgression of GOD’s law) unto death, or of obedience unto serpentg1righteousness ?”     Galatians 4:8 & Romans 6:16

Verily, the serpent is speaking today, just as he did in Eden !

You have three minds. Depending on how you look at it . . . Your animal mind, your lizard brain, is older. It is concerned with you as a physical animal – it deals with danger and hunger and movement. When you are in your animal mind, you move like an animal, like an athlete (possession?). It is pure. It can be
vicious and it is ruthless.

     It is older (?) than human concerns like justice or mercy . . . in just your lizard mind. When absolute terror kicks in and you break out of fight-flight-freeze and just act, it is an animal thing. Sometimes a few feel it when they have trained for a long time and hit the zone, a mushin where they can act with absolute grace
and without conscious thought . . .5animlasmonkey

     The monkey mind . . . It interferes with the human mind as well. Writers struggle constantly with the ‘inner critic’- the voice constantly whispering to them to give up, that they aren’t good enough, don’t know enough.”
– Rory Miller – Martial artist, author

     “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled(seduced, hypnotized, deceived) Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ !”     II Corinthians 11:3

5animalssnakeSerpent =Hebrew old Testament – to hiss, whisper, magic spell, enchant, prognosticate
Greek new Testament sly, cunning, malicious, to gaze, vision, divine (divination), especially Satan !

     “When you silence the chattering monkey (meditation works for some, simply recognizing it works for others) and getthe human mind and lizard brain to work together*, you have something new. Something that uses the human abilities and virtues- thoughtfulness, righteousness, planning, goal setting and decision making– with the deep abilities of the ancient lizard – efficiency, ruthlessness and absolute focus !”
– Rory Miller – Enter the Dragon

     We have two choices, two voices which speak to each of us every day of our lives. The First is the Voice of our Creator, Jehovah GOD (Yehuwah Elohim). And He speaks to uBible marked2s most clearly through His Son Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac). For He is the Word of GOD that was made flesh, and dwelt among us. When you open the Holy Scriptures, with a humble and contrite heart, It is Almighty GOD Himself which is speaking to your heart, your mind and your conscience.

     The other voice which whispers in man’s ear, is that of ha Satan (the Accuser). He is a liar, and the father of all lies; he is a deceiver, and a murderer. His is the voice of self indulg-ence, pride, bitterness and violence; filled all with envy, jealousy, lust, uncleanness, disobedience, disrespect for authority and rebellion. The most sure way to know whose voice is being heard is to go straight to the Word of our Creator.

     For Jehovah (Yehuwah) and His Holy Spirit will never contradict that which He has already spoken and written in His Word. ‘For I Am the LORD (Yehuwah), and I change not . . . Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and Today, and for ever !’
Malachi 3:6 & Hebrews 13:8

chineselionspirit     “Personally, I am familiar with this feeling of ‘Rage’ and ‘aggression’ or what I call ‘the animal’ side. I used to be very free with this side and often times let it come out in the wrong ways (stupid street fights, drinking, hitting useless objects, etc). When I started training martial arts seriously, the animal became more controlled and buried, it had an outlet . . .

     The problem now, is actually bringing the animal back when it needs to come back. For those of you who know, I have had one professional MMA (mixed martial arts, UFC) fight about this time last year. I lost that fight – it was a great learning experience and now I am accepting of that loss. But – I remember during the fight, one particular moment when the animal came out . . .mma3

     My point of this message is that as warriors we need to be in-tune with our animal, with our rage, our warrior spirit. We need be able to call upon it and learn to use it. Most of you men know exactly what I am talking about. You’ve had those moments of POWER, of being on the edge of control; yet loving it.

     When or if we ever have to face a life or death situation, you need to call upon your animal or the warrior inside of you, and use it to defeat your advesary.
Kai Greene – Mixed martial artist, Trainer, BodybuilderWORD of God 2

But what saith the Word of Almighty GOD ?

     “For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we do not war after (through) the flesh. For the weap-ons of our warfare are not carnal (fleshly), but mighty (powerful, possible) . . . for I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me . . . to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high things which exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD (Yehuwah, Jehovah), and bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ !”
II Corinthians 10:3-5 & Philippians 4:13

dragon tiger symbol1The Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon

The spirit of the dragon dwells deep inside each of us, waiting to reveal itself to those who would have it come out . . . !”
Shaolin Chan – Grandmaster’s Text Book

     The symbol of the shaolin tiger and dragon are familiar to all martial styles. They are synonymous with the yin and yang of eastern mysticism. While the tiger represents the earthly, human spirit; man’s will to conquer; his physical strength and power, and the cunning and rage buried deep inside the carnal, unregenerate heart. caduceuscover
The dragon is the symbol of the prince of the powers of the air.

     The astral principalities, and forces of darkness. It is this spirit, the power of the dragon which the masters of the martial arts hold in such reverence and awe. It is this power which is sought after above all others.

     It is this illusive energy/spirit which the Taoist and Buddhist         union of flesh & spirit
priests spend their lives seeking to invoke and harness; and which
the Hindu gurus and yogis call the “kundalini,” or great serpent spirit. The Hindu gurus teach that this spirit lives within every human being from birth. And the goal of all yoga practice, regardless of the name or methodology, is to open the mind, relax the body and let down appleserpentthe guard; and thus inviting this spirit to rise up from it’s coiled slumber below the naval, and climb the spinal column (ladder) to the throne of the human will.

     Thus the yoga practitioner, or shaolin disciple achieves Edenserpentnirvana,” “enlightenment” and begins the path to what is claimed to be “immortal life.” Little do they realize that the life that follows this path is one of torment, fear, and loneliness. And many of the gurus and masters spend their final days in  depres-sion and schizophrenia.
This “immortality” in transgression of Edenserpent2Jehovah’s Life giving Word, is the very same lie which the ancient serpent spoke to Eve in the garden of Eden 6000 years ago. Saying, By partaking of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, “ye shall not surely die; but ye shall be as gods !” The serpent (lucifer-satan) wove an elaborate web of EveinEdendeception; twisting and distorting the Word of Almighty GOD and the same lie is still being spoken by his deceived children today;

In the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods (mighty ones) knowing good and evil !”          EveinEden2
Genesis 3:5

     Since that fateful day so long ago, mankind has continually sought a remedy for his life of pain, suffering and death. If only Edensfall1we would go back to the Genesis of human existence, and hear the Voice of our Creator and Almighty Father . . .

     “For I will put enmity between thee (the serpent) and the woman, and between thy seed (children) her Seed; For It (Christ Jesus) shall bruise thy head (mortal wound), and thou shalt                    innocence lost !
bruise His heel
Genesis 3:15

The Promise of a Saviour !

abraham85      “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the Promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of One, And to thy Seed, which is Christ (The Anointed) !”
Galatians 3:16

     The LORD God Almighty spoke also His Promise to Jacob in vision, as he lay in doubt and fear at Bethel (the house of GOD), after fleeing his brother’s wrath.

     “And he dreamed, and behold a Ladder set up on the earth, and the top of It reached to heaven. And behold angels of GOD (Yehuwah) ascending and descending upon It. And, ladder to heavenbehold, the LORD stood above It, and said, I Am the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac . . . and in thy Seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed !”
Genesis 28:12-14

     “And Jesus (Yehushua) said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) ascending and descending upon the Son of Man !”
John 1:49-51

Christ Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. For there is no other Way to the Almighty Father, but through Him. It is He alone which has purchased our redemption, and bought us back from sin and death with His Own shed blood ! It was He Who was lifted up between heaven and earth as our Saviour and Redeemer. And it is He Who ever lives as our Intercessor, our Mediator and our Advocate in heaven !

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     Most western martial art instructors will emphatically deny any involvement with the pagan or occult religions of the far east. It is common for these teachers to say, that they are able to divorce the physical arts from their spiritual roots! But this is a great deception!

     When one looks closely at the religious background of a style’s founder, he will discern the spirit which inspired (in-spirited) the style; and which empowers and influences it’s forms, techniques, and the methods of training. The very spiritual DNA of a martial style can never be separated or severed from it’s practice and physical manifestation. For “out of the heart, the mouth speaks;” and through the physical life, the spirit is made manifest. The fruit of our actions bear witness to the megamipatchGod or powers which we serve and obey.

Christian Instructor + pagan style = spiritual adultery, whoredom, unfaithfulness and apostasy

For how can two walk together, except they be agreed ?”      Amos 3:3

     One of the many examples of this hidden power within the
martial arts, is Isshin-Ryu Karate. Although a relatively new style in          megami goddess
comparison with the older Chinese arts; this modern form of karate
still displays it’s pagan Shaolin Buddhist roots. The style was named and founded in 1956, by an Okinawin master called Tatsuo Shimabuku. When asked by his eldest disciple for the ensomeaning of his style, Shimabuku simply told him, “because
all things begin with one

      As is characteristic of all the old masters, he spoke the name of his
new  style in a riddle. This idea of “all things beginning with one,” is a         chinese wu chi
a subtle and deceptive twisting of the Truth of Jehovah’s Word.                nothingness – void
A pagan occult counterfeit is taken from Taoist and Buddhist philosophy;
and their occult philosophy of yin and yang and the creation of the universe
according to the ancient Chinese “Book of Changes.”

The Tao Te Ching states:                                                              male/female forces in union

     “Tao gives birth to One, One gives birth to Two, Two gives birth to Three, tomoe3wht
and Three
gives birth to all things.”

     To many western martial artists, this sounds and is interpreted
as the Chinese version of Jehovah God recorded in the first chapter        ‘tomoe’ – the mani-
of the book of Genesis. But little do they realize that this “god” whom      festation of ‘deity’
“Tao,” is not the Creator of the heavens and the earth; it is not He              or pagan trinity
Who gave His Only-Begotten Son for the Salvation of every
woman and child who will believe, trust in Him and follow
taoteching3His Word.

Further reading in the book of Tao Te Ching, reveals the nature of this ‘Force’ which the pagan religions call the “Tao.”

     “The Tao is like a well: used but never used up. It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities. It is hidden but always present. Don’t know who gave birth to it. It is older than God . . . The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Tao is called the Great Mother: empty yet inexhaustible, it gives birthto infinite worlds. It is always present within you . . . You can use it any way you want !”

     This description is identical to that of the power used by the Sith and Jedi warriors in Star Wars. This very same power was also called by them, “The Force.” It is this Force of light and darkness, good and evil, which Lucifer claims to be. It is this spirit and power which has been worshipped by every false religion since the dawn of time.

Bible holy1But thus saith the LORD God (Yehuwah Elohim),

     “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of
(by) GOD: for GOD (Yehuwah) cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man . . . for GOD is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all . . . with Whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning
James 1:13,17 & I John 1:5

     Shimabuku, the founder of Isshin-ryu karate, exemplified his art shimabuku1
in the symbol now seen adorning tens of thousands of karate uniforms and gi’s, and martial arts dojos across the world. Look closely at the figures represented in the spiritual emblem of his style.

     The woman is an amalgamation (unnatural blending) of the
human female and the serpent. Above her right shoulder is the image
of the great red dragon; and
three great stars. And she is seen rising      Tatsuo Shimabuku
up out of the abyss (the deep), and sitting upon the oceans. The symbol-
ishinryu2ism is too exact to be mere coincidence.

     “And there came one of the 7 angels which had the seven vials (seven last plagues), and talked with me, saying, Come hither; I will shew thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication (idolatry, lustful indulgence, harlotry) . . . So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness, and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast (dangerous, venomous), full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns . . .

megami     And upon her forhead was name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH . . . . and the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations and tongues (languages) . . . And the woman which thou sawest is that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth !”
Revelation 17:1-18

     The figure also represents the union of a woman and
the dragon of the water (symbolic of the spirit of Leviathan, pride – Isaiah 27:1 and Job 41:1,34). While the dragon in the skies over her left shoulder is known in the chinese zodiac as Azure, or the dragon from the east. And behind him there are 3 stars, which are also present in the sign of the scorpion.shimabuku disciples

     According to the style’s historians, these 3 stars represent Ichi (number one, first), the first great teachers; ‘those who light the way.’

     To identify the powers whom these 3 stars represent, we need only look to the Word of angeltrumpetAlmighty GOD.

And of the angels He saith, Who maketh His angels (messengers) spirits, and His ministers (servants) a flame of fire . . . When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy . . . !”
Hebrews 1:6-8, Psalm 104:4 & Job 38:7

     Stars are symbolic in Biblical prophecy, of the angelic hosts. And when reading the discription of the war which began in heaven, we are told that 1/3 of the angels of heaven
turned against their Creator in apostasy, and followed the dragon in his betrayal and ultimate rebellion against the LORD God Almighty (Yehuwah El’ Shaddai) !

Bible Revelation2     “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth . . . !”   Revelation 12:3-7

And the sixth angel poured out his vial (plague) upon the great river Euphrates;
and the water thereof was dried up, that the way (path) of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw 3
unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth (speech) of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet . . .

4horsemen - Copy     For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of GOD Almighty . . . !”
Revelation 16:12-16

     Through the mystical philosophies and practices of the far east, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,     4 horseman – Revelation 6:1-8
is leading mankind in preparation for
the last great decep
tion. And although this symbol (of megami) is but a shadow of the the adulterous woman of Revelation, she is being used by the mother of harlots to lead the children of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) away from absolute faith in His Word; and to commit fornication, and spiritual adultery, in blending the faith of Jesus Christ with the pagan religions of
this world !

     And this is what the apostle Paul warned every true child of God of in his letter to the Thessalonians. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the day of the Lord) shall not come, except there come a falling away (apostasy) first, and that man of sin (lawlessness) be revealed, the son of perdition (apolia- destruction, Apollyon- the destroyer)!”   II Thessolonians 2:3-9, ref: Revelation 9:11-12

     Under the inspiration of this japanese pagan goddess, in a vision megami_firstpatch72a
given him in the 1950’s, Shimabuku founded his stye of Karate. By the direct instruction of this “spirit,” the Okinawan master drew a picture of what he had seen in vision; which later was duplicated in the symbol and logo of his style.

     Under the oversight of one of his disciples the artwork took form. The woman’s image is “Megami,” the goddess.

The original title given by the founder for this symbol was: Isshin-ryu No Megami = megami goddess“the goddess of Isshinryu.”

Megamime = woman,
kami or gami = shinto deity or god

Isshin-ryuIs = ichi, one, chief, first
                         shin = shen, spirit, heart
                          ryu = tatsu, dragon, way

the goddess of the first (one) spirit dragon !

     Even the name of the founder, Tatsuo Shimabuku, was symolic of the styles purpose and ultimate goal. To him and the initaited few the final revelation of Isshinryu karate was the “way of uniting as one, the spirit of the dragon and man !” Shimabuku was thus called this title in honor of his “enlightenment,” and recognition by the “gods” (fallen shimabuku4angels, demons).

Tatsuo = the dragon man

     In the beginning, students only mimic the shape, posture, movement and techniques of the various martial animals. But this is not the end, but only the path way to the martial goal. For through beholding, the student begins to change; and through the example of their instructors, each practitioner is led into a search of personal empowerment. As the desire grows for greater knowledge and achievement, fueled by the potential for higher rank and acknowledgment, the student is encouraged to seek in “truly” becoming like that animal while in combat or practice. And this can be accomplished only through the animal “mind” or “spirit.”

3ongbak     The physical movements (1) and postures are soon followed by emotions (2), designed to imitate the feeling of “being” that animal. And finally the mind is opened, and the will (3) yielded to the power of possession.

     This is the ultimate purpose of all martial styles; the “joining” or “merging” of humanity with the forces of darkness, the wicked spirits in high (ariel) places. Millions are being deceived by the ancient dragon, and are told that we are on the brink of the final “evolution” of mankind. And this “evolution” will bring us to “godhood.” Man is delving into the occult practices of the far east in an effort to see beyond the veil of our physical
world. And in so doing, he has opened the doorway to spiritual forces and powers which the Bible has warned us of in no uncertain terms.

PICEDITOR-SMHYoga = to ‘yoke,’ to join in union to – the spirits (hindu gods) Hindu

Aikido = Ai-ki-do the way of harmonizing spirit Japanese

Luohan Quan = arhat – ‘enlightened one’ boxing

Hapkido = Hap-ki-do unifying spirit path or way Korean

Hsingi chuan = Xing-yi-quan form and will/mind boxing Chinese

Bagua zhang = Pa-kua-chang 8 trigrams (divination) palm Chinese

Isshin-ryu = Is-shin-ryu one (first, chief) spirit way (dragon) Okinawa

     Once this door of the heart and mind is opened, these evil spirits take possession of every inch which is yielded to their control.Daniel - lions

     “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are . . . For we wrestle (battle) not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places . . . wherein in time past ye walked (lived) according (after) . . . to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit which now worketh in the children of disobedience . . . fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind !”
Romans 6:16, Ephesians 6:12, 2:2-3

But there is Hope !

     Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Adoni Yehushua ha Moshiac); faith in His Living (Spirit-filled) Word, every one of us may become a child of GOD Almighty.captives free We may become sons and daughters of the Most High. The chains of bondage to sin, addiction and shame are verily broken by the same Word which spoke the worlds into existence.

     That same Living Word is able to do above and beyond all that we can imagine or ask . . . And He is willing to save to the uttermost, all those who come unto Him by faith in the blood and intercession of His Son.

Ask and ye shall receive . . . !

For greater is He that is in us, than he which is in this world !” I John 4:4

And now is the judgment of this world: Now is the prince of this world cast out !”
John 12:31

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Eric & Sarah Wilson – Isaiah Ministries

      “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord (Adoni – Sovereign), Even
the devils are subject (in submission) unto us through Thy name (Jesus Christ, Yehushua ha Moshiac – Yehuwah saves the Anointed) ! . . . And He said unto them . . . Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you
!”          Luke 10:17-19

Who are the men at the top of the martial family tree ?

shaolin union disciplesWhat do the many symbols and insignia represent to the instructors, masters, grandmasters and founders of these arts ?

Is there a common root to the eastern mystical practices now invading the western Christian world ?

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