ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (SHORT NOTES): Kūnlún 崑崙 Mount Kunlun

Kūnlún 崑崙 Mount Kunlun

“Kūnlún (also called Kunling, Kunqiu, Kunlun xu, etc.), an axis mundi in traditional Chinese cosmogony, is a mythical mountain located in the distant West, the abode of the goddess Xiwang mu (Queen Mather of the West), and a counterpart to the three isles of the transcendent in the eastern seas (see Penlai).”— explains Tomas E. Smith in the Encyclopedia of Taoism, Volume 1. The texts which mention Kūnlún are dated fourth-third century BCE and ca. 300 BCE the link between Kunlun and Xiwang mu begins to be obvious.

Probably, I would not choose this article from others for my short and private notes, but one thing here is definitely interested and calls to be remembered almost every week. The fact is that in the daoyin complex of exercises the neck and head are called Kūnlún and it is totally in the style of Chinese thought when cosmic elements find their way to the human body description. Of course, you can think that your head is your head, but I am going to keep my believing that my head at least is Mount Kūnlún. That is totally cool and stylish:)))

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