8.19.2. Xiang Gong (香功, 中国芳香智悟气功, Qigong religion)

Literal translation:

  • Fragrant Gong

  • China Fragrang Wisdom Comprehension Gong

It is however so obscure that there isn’t even a wikipedia page for it anymore!

The prophet’s name was Tian Ruisheng (田瑞生). He’s the old due at: https://www.sohu.com/a/270132785_100279655 with little badges on his coat. He can be seen lecturing for example at: https://youtu.be/ItAUwGWSXuI?t=167

Some mentions in English:

Some mentions in Chinese:

In other languages:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Zcgk15kkc Treinamento Perfumado Nível 1 (Xianggong) completo (Complete Xiang Gong training, level 1 complete) by Maria Lucia Lee (2017)

    This is the YouTube channel of a Brazillian Xianggong parcticionner.

    This reminded Ciro Santilli (三西猴, anti-CCP fanatic, 反中共狂热, stupid cunt, 傻屄, CIA agent, CIA特工, 肏你妈的) of a Qigong/Taichi course he went to for a few months when he was a young teenager in Santos, Brazil, attended almost exclusively by older ladies.

    Some people, even outside China, like "mystic stuff", and may start a mystic stuff practice, more or less affiliated to a certain current of mysticism.

    Especially since people know nothing about any of the currents, partly due to the language barrier, it often becomes a larger more dilluted current os mysticisms.

    The same likely applied to that course Ciro attended, but at the time he was clueless and didn’t really classify his teacher’s influences.

    Ciro must say however, that some of the exercises were good, and have become a permanent part of Ciro’s Cirodance.

    The only thing Ciro rejects completely is the metaphysical bullshit: Does Ciro Santilli believe in or practice Falun Gong? (三西猴信仰或者练法轮功吗?).

    Though if something has a lot of metaphysical bullshit, it makes it hard for Ciro to practice it without thinking about the metaphysics.

    Maria speaks perfect Portuguese, and given the name Lee she must be a second or later generation immigrant. She’s likely from Sao Paulo. Here’s a video of her in the 70’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaPlwdb5iIw when she was likely in her late 30’s, already as a Qigong teacher.

    Mystical movements like that likely had a decent following in Brazil, especially in the 70’s linked to the Hippies (嬉皮士). Ciro’s mother mentioned some related stories of her friends.