John Chang, Nei Kung & The Mo Pai – The Story of the Magus of Java
In 1988 the documentary Ring of Fire was released to great acclaim. The most startling sequence in the film is that of a Chinese-Javanese acupuncturist who demonstrates his full mastery of the phenomenon of chi, or bio-energy, by generating an electrical current within his body, which he uses first to heal the filmmaker of an eye infection and then to set a newspaper on fire with his hand. Ring of Fire caused thousands to seek out this individual, John Chang, in pursuit of instruction. Of the many Westerners who have approached him, John Chang has accepted five as apprentices. Kosta Danaos is the second of those five. In his years of study with John Chang, Danaos has witnessed and experienced pyrokinesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and much more exotic phenomena. He has spoken with spirits and learned the secrets of reincarnation. Most important, he has learned John Chang’s story. John Chang is the direct heir to the lineage of the sixth-century b.c. sage Mo-Tzu, who was Confucius’s greatest rival. His discipline, called the Mo-Pai, is little-known in the West and has never before been the subject of a book. Now, John Chang has decided to bridge the gap between East and West by allowing a book to be published revealing the story of his life, his teachings, and his powers. It will surely expedite what may well become the greatest revolution of the twenty-first century–the verification and study of bio-energy.
Abilities he has demonstrated include:
- Ability to Heal people western medicine can’t
- Rudimentary Levitation
- Communicating with a Kris (a type of dagger imbued with a person’s spirit)
- Communicating with Spirits
- Astral Travelling
Lawrence Blair returns to the legendary Magus of Java to shoot even more mind blowing footage.
The authoritative text on Mo Pai is considered to be the book Magus of Java written by one of his western students ( ) Kosta Danaos.
You can listen to the audiobook:
Or DOWNLOAD and read the PDF here:
Nei Kung is fundamentally different than Chi Kung, in that Chi Kung only uses yang (masculine) energy. Nei Kung utilizes both yin and yang (feminine & masculine combined) thus making it infinitely more powerful. The yin energy is also known as Kundalini in the Sanskrit tradition. It is surprising how very few traditional subtle energy systems actually utilize yin (feminine) energy let a lone make a distinction between yang and yin, just calling the two different forms ambiguously “chi”, “prana”, “ki” or “energy”. If a system doesn’t make a distinction it almost always only utilizes the masculine yang energy. A serious limitation. The ultimate goal of Nei Kung is two merge Yin and Yang, this is also known as spiritual alchemy or Neidan.
Yin and Yang have a remarkable similarity to Dielectricity and Magnetism. In fact it appears they are one and the same thing. I believe Eric Dollard’s work is the scientific basis for explaining how Yin and Yang Chi work. What John Chang can do with his body, Eric Dollard can do with technology. The theoretical basis of this knowledge appears to stem originally from India and the aspects of Pranayama, Kundalini & Tantra. The Mo Pai technique involves a series of levels each one with specific mediation & isometric muscle contraciton techniques. In total there are 72 levels in this system. Rudimentary descriptions of what happens energetically in the first four levels is given in The Magus of Java Book but no technique. It appears the techniques are kept secret and the students swear an oath to keep it that way.
John Chang appears to have been psychically aware of about 10 other people in china that are at a similar level to him. Although he appears to have not met them or seriously sought them out.
John Chang had accepted five western students. He currently does not teach anymore and a new person has taken over the Mo Pai school who appears to have no desire to teach any westerners. Thus the Mo Pai tradition is kept extremely exclusive. And maybe this is a good thing.
The 5 students are as follows:
- Jim McMillan
- Kosta Danaos
- and 5. unknown
1. Jim McMillan (American)
Of the five students Jim McMillan is supposed to have attained the highest level (level 3) of all of John Chang’s Mo Pai students including even his ethnic Asian students. He has recently published a book Seeking the Master of Mo Pai: Adventures with John Chang. Having personally read it, I don’t recommend it. The book is poorly written and contains very, very little information on Mo Pai. It reads almost entirely like a travel journal. Of the 262 pages there are maybe 3 that contain some interesting information.
Some other resources about Jim are:
- Jim demonstrating Telekinesis
- Return of the Jedi: Five Questions with a Neigong Expert (Martial Development article)
- John Chang’s Western student: Interview with Jim McMillan of Mo Pai Nei Kung
- Rev. Douglas James Cottrell PhD: Mo Pai Nei Kung – Sifu John Chang’s Western student (Telekinesis demo- same as first video with extra info)
- Jim’s Posts on TheTaoBum Forums
Lama Dondrup Dorje – Tai Chi
This guy appears to have abilities equally as impressive as John Chang. At least the videos are impressive. I don’t know much about his system but I endeavor to find out more. I’m curious if he is capable of pyrokinesis and if he makes a formal distinction between yang chi and yin chi. Also if he is willing to teach how he accomplishes his energetic feats.
- A Discourse on the Heart Sutra, with Chi Kung – Part1 (youtube video)
Photos Released After Jim’s Passing
John Chang & Jim McMillan At Chang’s Daughter’s Wedding
Representation of May Yung Chen
Photo of Chang
“There are no thoughts and there is no sense of time. If you are
thinking, you are not in meditation. If you are aware of yourself, you
are also not in meditation. You must become like a baby in the womb,
there and yet not there. Meditation is like the borderline between
sleep and waking, between consciousness and unconsciousness. You stayed in meditation for long periods when you were an embryo and a baby, and you pass through it
now each time you drift off to sleep. You just have to remember how. ”
Collection of Mo Pai quotes: [ http://neigongforum.com/threads/mo-pai-important-book-quotes.88/ ]
Reblogged from another one of my websites. Source: http://whitelotus.esy.es/press/metap/john-chang-nei-kung-the-mo-pai-the-story-of-the-magus-of-java/