Re: [PulseDiagnosis] Personality through the Pulses?
- Thank you, Wendy.
May looks to be quite a month for pulse-study here in the SF Bay Area.
As most here probably know, two weeks after Jeffrey's workshop, and just a couple of miles away, Lonny Jarret is giving a weekend on: "Chinese Medicine in the 21st Century Deepening Perspectives: Pulse Diagnosis".
Chris MFrom: "Wendy Svitil" <wsvitil@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:25:00 AM
This is a new topic. He was asked to talk on this by some of his senior students.
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Wendy SvitilOn Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:41 AM, Chistopher Macie <cjmacie@...> wrote:Hi all,
Word has it Jeffrey Yuen is coming to the SF Bay Area in early May -- weekend and Monday "practicum" -- on the topic "Personality through the Pulses".
Has anyone heard him speak on this topic before? or is it a new area?
I've heard him teach a method of dynamic pulse-reading, learned from his grandfather -- pressing-releasing positions and observing how other positions, distal to the press/release, react. Not difficult; has neat 5-phase theoretical basis; and can be revealing.
But haven't heard anything in connection with "personality".
- Re: Personality through the Pulses?
I have great respect for Mr. Yuen and his teachings. But, just out of curiosity, isn't a person's personality instantly apparent and always assessable the moment you meet them? Isn't it always present in everything they are, and are not, doing in any moment?
I can understand assessing how physiology as gleaned from the pulse provides insight as to how a person may by unconsciously impacted by unseen forces arising from within.
But I am curious about the use of reading personality through the pulse.
Regards, Lonny Jarrett
I share a curiosity as to what Jeffrey will make of this topic.
From my experience, he's not the type, so to speak, that overly dwells (like some do) on things like Jung/Meyrs-Briggs, Enneagram, blood-types, other such psychological morphologies.
From lectures I've heard, his schema locates
"mood", as inexplicable, transient feeling tone, at the level of Wei/external interface;
"emotion", as largely socio/culturally conditioning (how we should appropriately feel and express) at the Ying post-natal level; and
"disposition" or "innate tendencies" at the Yuan/constitutional level.
-- the latter associated with notions like Daoist "life's curriculum", or jing-ming "fate" (which can be altered, with cultivation, into "destiny"), and perhaps analogous with "rebirth karma" as the background stratum of consciousness of any one lifetime.
"Personality" could be mainly a function of the 2nd level, I would guess, with some grounding in the 3rd. But, expecting to be surprised surprised.
My CEU trilogy for this year's license renewal started with Heiner Fruehauf's "Symbolism of the Organ Networks in CM" (not pulse-related, but illuminating); then comes "Personality thru Pulses"; and will end with "...Deepening Perspectives: Pulse Diagnosis".
You'll have the last word, Lonny.
- I find there are transparent part of the personality, and there are hidden parts. Like how often charismatic people have a dark side. Taking the personality as part of the consideration for diagnosis makes sense to me. For example there is a link between cynical distrust and heart disease. Perhaps though the pulse can help you sense the hidden part. But whether someone can sum that up in a seminar is unlikely, though it may lead you to a new awareness of the topic. Patients often hide a lot even when they don't mean to.