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    Do you believe in Qi?

    ( Grabs a poke'ball. ) WIKIPEDIA.COM, I CHOOSE YOU!

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    In traditional Chinese culture, q (also chi or ch'i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing.[1][2][3] Qi is frequently translated as life energy, lifeforce, or energy flow. Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The literal translation of "qi" is breath, air, or gas.

    Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, Prana in Vedantic philosophy, mana in Hawaiian culture, Lng in Tibetan Buddhism, and Vital energy in Western philosophy. Some elements of qi can be understood in the term energy when used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine. Elements of the qi concept can also be found in popular culture, for example The Force in Star Wars.[4] Notions in the west of energeia, lan vital, or vitalism are purported to be similar.[5]

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    RE: Do you believe in Qi?

    I've heard a fair bit about this, especially a good few years ago when I was considering at least a try-out of Chinese therapy. To be honest, I don't really believe in Qi. It also seems quite flimsy to me, but I've never been anywhere for something like this in my life and I'd consider trying out a therapeutic treatment based on the concept of Qi, such as acupuncture. Whilst I'm not convinced there's truth to it, I do tend to be open-minded and won't decide anything is impossible right away. I'm the kind of person who will try a lot of things out at least just once, even though I think in this country Chinese therapy is a little too prevalent, and I think a lot of them just want to make a quick buck.

    The amount of problems I've read in leaflets that these clinics claim to be able to solve are certainly a source of amusement. That's what really causes me to lack belief in Qi and the like. They have something similar to Qi in Japan, but I can't quite put my finger on it. The general principles are the same, though.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the rideyou're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: Do you believe in Qi?

    It's certainly a very novel concept. I don't believe in it, but it's a nice idea. I like a lot of old stories that utilize Qi in some way. I think the concept of Chakra is also similar to Qi.

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    RE: Do you believe in Qi?

    HOCUS-POCUS, ALAKAZAM!

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    No, I don't believe a word of it.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    RE: Do you believe in Qi?

    Is this where the concept of "Ki" from Dragon Ball Z came from? Because it seems kind of like the same idea.

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    RE: Do you believe in Qi?

    I'm all for the mysterious powers gig.
    Hope it's real.
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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