Author: Yal Zhi//Yao Changsheng
Yueng County, Hunan Province, China 
Conference/Journal: 3rd Nat Acad Conf on Qigong Science
Date published: 1990
Other: Pages: 99 , Word Count: 452
Humankind have shown, under subconsciousness, a variety of curious talents, which have been studied in many ways. This paper deals with how spontaneous qigong develops subconsciousness and arouses curious talents, and what significance these talents possess in the theory of knowledge.
The whole paper is divided into two parts: 1. The function,essence, principles of exercise and the so-called 'going-too-far-in-deviation' of spontaneous qigong have a great deal to do with developing subconsciousness and arousing curious talents. On one hand, the process of practicing spontaneous qigong is a process in which curious talents are aroused under subconsciousness. Spontaneous qigong can set subconsciousness to dredge jing and luo (channels and collaterals) and acupoints in the human body. It sets subconsciousness to regulate yin and yang of qi in jing and luo and viscera. Then it sets subconsciousness to extract qi from the nature for the human body, so that internal qi which may give rise to some curious talents can be strengthened. On the other hand, the principles of practicing spontaneous qigong, namely, 'let the flow of qi run its course,' also serve to develop subconsciousness (or in other words, subconsciousness, instead of consciousness), is fully developed and adopted when respiration, movement, facial expression, and consciousness go on naturally during the course of the exercise. It is under subconsciousness that curious talents are, step by step, set off. 2. The curious talents aroused by subconsciousness have opened up a new area in the history of human knowledge. They will enrich and improve the standpoint of 'practice--knowledge--parctice' of dialectical materialism. First, the medium of cognition is widened. Those who adhere to the theory of knowledge of dialectical materialism are only aware of the fact that humankind understand and change the world with subconsciousness. However, they neglect the possibility that humankind may understand and change the world with subconsciousness. Secondly, the process of cognition is shortened. When curious talents are used to understand things, some intermediate links are left out. During accomplishing 'the first leap' of cognition some one-sidedness of the rational is prevented by leaving out some links. During 'the second leap,' the practice seems quite feasible by leaving out some links, though it does show blindness. Thirdly, the way of cognition is simplified. That is to say, many complex forms can be omitted when humankind understand things with curious talents.
In the end of the paper the authors pointed out that it is an efficient pathway to exploit subconsciousness and arouse curious talents by practicing spontaneous qigong. Curious talents set off by subconsciousness are constantly pushing the theory of knowledge of dialectical materialism forward. Exercising spontaneous qigong has philosophical significance; and the authors maintain that spontaneous qigong should be popularized in a wider range.