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Energetic Topography




I know you're dying to ask me: “Ethan,
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where, pray tell, do the acupuncture meridians come from?” If you were to ask an acupuncturist, he or she would simply say that they don't know where they come from, but they sure know that they exist. This is not meant to be disingenuous, as there is no mention of the origin of meridians even in the oldest surviving medical classic, the Neijing. In other words, acupuncturists don't know.


Fu Xi Wen derives from theory that predates the Neijing by up to three thousand years. The Early Heaven and Later Heaven bagua are the source of much of traditional medicine. Akin to layers and layers of civilizations built on top of each other, later civilizations may not even know what lies beneath until new construction uncovers lost treasures. Fu Xi Wen is new construction, and here is a lost treasure.


Where do meridians come from? I think I can answer that question.


The foundation of Fu Xi Wen is the tissue-angle. Tissue-angles are derived from horizontal and vertical angles. The keystone of Fu Xi Wen are the lines of force. Without the lines of force, the tissue-angles don't exist. The magnetism of the planet earth creates these static electro-magnetic lines around our bodies.


When we discuss the lines of force, we talk about how they are static and that we move around them. But at the same time, parts of our bodies retain relationships with specific lines regardless of our body positions. Why segments of our body retain this relationship is a big enigma, but it happens to be very true.


Just as lines of force retain relationships with specific body parts regardless of body position, it turns out that angles also retain these same kinds of quasi-static relationships. The horizontal angles in Fu Xi Wen retain relationships with specific lines of our body at all times, regardless of our body positions. These horizontal angles are found to the most part at the locations of the Chinese meridians. Remember how I told you a long time ago that the abbreviations that we use tie Fu Xi Wen with traditional Chinese medicine? Well, here is the knot that ties them together. The SP (Spleen) meridian is the same thing as the SP horizontal angle. The KD (Kidney) meridian is the same thing as the KD horizontal angle. If you follow the meridian along its pathway, you also follow the static attachment of the corresponding Fu Xi Wen angle pathway along the body.


You will also note that if you were to look at HT as the centerline of the body. The meridians create parallel lines in this sequence: (at the front center of the body) HT, LV, PC, SP, LU, KD, SI, LU, SP, TW, GB, ST, BL, SI (where SI is opposite HT on the back of the body). Of course, an acupuncturist would notice some glaring problems. There are apparent errors in translation. For instance, it would appear that defining LV and PC next to each other is impossible, since the LV channel is not to be found on the arms and the PC channel is not to be found on the legs and feet. Second, SP and LU are repeated on the same side of the body, whereas in traditional thought every meridian has only one mirror line on the opposite side of the body. Third, the Kidney channel is apparently in the wrong place – behind the legs in place of the BL channel, for instance.


In other words, Fu Xi Wen rewrites the meridians – an acupuncture blasphemy. The locations of the
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meridians is sacrosanct in acupuncture, but since we are a different medicine, we can define things as we experience them. The traditional Meridian system works fabulously well for acupuncture (except when it does not). The Fu Xi Wen meridian system works terrifically well for our system. With Emoteishin (see chapter “Emoteishin”), we can send energy to specific meridians by feeling our emotions – and where the energy goes aligns perfectly with this horizontal angle layout.


What is a meridian then? It is a sub-line – not an actual line of force – that angles towards or away from the centerline of the body created by the effects of planetary magnetism. In other words, meridians are naturally occurring lines of electromagnetic energy that are differentiated by their natural angles towards North and South.


Here is where things get far more complicated and interesting and divert even further from traditional Chinese theory. The order of the horizontal meridians reverse themselves front-to-back and back-to-front orientations at every consecutive body segment: ankles, knees, hips, chest, neck, and jaw line. At one segment HT is the centerline, at the next SI is at the centerline. As a result, Yin meridians and Yang meridians organize themselves in alternating patterns from head to toe.


At the feet, with the HT and SI meridians literally divide the feet into two separate biological units, the Yin meridians are at the sole of the feet and the Yang are on the top of the feet. Since the last finger digit (the one with the nails) relates to the feet, the Yang meridians are anterior at the last finger digit and the Yin meridians are posterior at the last finger digit. At the shins, the Yin meridians are in the anterior of the body and the Yang ones are behind. Since the second finger digits relate to the shins, the Yin meridians are found anterior of this digit and the Yang meridians are found posterior of the second finger digits. By the way, each finger contains a repetition of every meridian. At the thighs, the Yin meridians are found posterior and the Yang one's are found anterior. In the first finger digits and the palms, the Yin meridians are found in the posterior and the Yang meridians are found anterior (palm side). At the abdomen (and the forearms) the Yin meridians run along the abdomen/anterior and the Yang ones run along the back/posterior. At the chest and the upper arms, the Yang meridians cross the chest/anterior where the Yin meridians cross the upper back/posterior. At the neck to the bottom jaw the Yin meridians are anterior and the Yang meridians run along the back. At the head from the upper jaw to the vertex, the Yin meridians lie within the hairline/posterior where the Yang meridians run along the face/anterior.


But Wait There's More


Vertical angles also have set locations just like horizontal angles. The difference between vertical angles and horizontal angles is that vertical angles run transversely arouund our body parts whereas horizontal angles run perpendicular along them in a long line from feet to head. Not only do vertical angles cross around our bodies like necklaces or bracelets, they repeat their entire sequence over and over again within each and every separate body segment.


Said differently, each energetic box contains the exact same repeating pattern of vertical angles: (bottom half of bottom line of force) HT, LV, PC, SP, LU, KD, BL, LI, ST, GB, SI (top half of top line of force).


Now, an advanced Fu Xi Wen practitioner should notice something glaring. The vertical angles and the horizontal angles are reversed in which is horizontal and which is vertical. This is essentially an illusion. When organisms started their evolutionary track, they were not upright. In fact, humans are one of the rare organisms on the planet that are upright. So, what happens if we lie down – knowing that the lines are somehow connected to the physiology and therefore bend as we bend. When we are prone or supine like most animals, everything aligns perfectly as it should with vertical angles represented by vertical lines and horizontal angles represented by horizontal lines.


This Gets Important


While this may all seem abstract and unimportant, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, this is the secret to understanding how our emotions write health and disease right into the body. With this knowledge we can take an illness and immediately explain its emotional cause. But before we can do that, we need to discuss Emoteishin. And before we can do that, we have much to cover.

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