Over nearly 30 years exploring energy, I’ve developed a new system of energy healing, along with many new terms.

Here’s a quick reference guide for you, covering some of the terms I’ve coined, along with common terms I use in unusually specific ways.

Energy / Chi

Energy, or chi, is produced by living cells. It pools around those cells, and affects the cells bathed in it. Healthy cells produce healthy chi. Inflamed cells produce inflamed chi. Arthritic cartilage produces arthritic chi. And so on. More here and here.

Energy Field

The energy produced by cells tends to collect around the cells, producing an energy field.

Energy Healing

Using chi to promote health and healing of the physical body. In a successful healing session, the client’s pain or other symptoms noticeably decrease.

Energy signature

The type of energy. Healthy cells produce healthy chi, that is, energy with the signature of healthy cells. When I do energy healing, I’m adjusting the signature of the energy around the cells.

Energy Dojo Games

Games where we wear blindfolds, sense energy without the aid of expectations, and verify that our senses were accurate. More here and here.


The first way most people learn to engage their energy. A representation of energy, typically including tactile, visual, and auditory elements. The key is to represent energy the way your unconscious represents energy. More.

Note: The English language doesn’t have a verb meaning call forth a representation using tactile, visual, and auditory components. I follow most authors and use the term visualize. But remember, I mean not only the visual part, but also any auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and other aspects you associate with energy.


To play a movie in the mind without engaging one’s energy. The opposite of visualize.

Ethereal software

My term for the energy sources we channel. Other common names include The Universe, a matrix, an egregore, and Jung’s Collective Unconscious. More.

Ethereal muscles

The parts of the mind that move energy. They are energy structures that connect to the brain. To move energy, you must engage your ethereal muscles, just like to walk you must engage your leg muscles. More.

Mental Posture

Holding one’s mind to engage one’s ethereal muscles and move energy. A key difference between imagining and visualizing. More.


A series of steps that, when practiced to the point of ease, achieve a complex goal. A technique becomes automatic through practice, and serves as the building block of another larger technique.

An example of a simple technique is feeling energy. The technique for reliably feeling energy involves engaging and quieting your energy. A more complex technique, like the one I use to calm nerves that are signaling pain, involves a series of complex techniques. More.

Quiet energy

A key technique in reading the energy of a person’s body. Quiet energy is steady and slow. It doesn’t change on its own. This allows you to sense the energy of another person, without their energy being drowned out by your own energy. More.


A connection carries energy. If you visualize energy as electricity, the connection is the wire that carries it. If you visualize energy as water, the connection is the pipe. More.

Sensory connection

The main technique I use for reading a client’s energy. A sensory connection is a quiet connection. I extend it into the client’s body, and allow it to absorb a tiny amount of energy from whatever it connects to, which lets me read the energy of different tissues in the body. In practice, I use a web of sensory connections to read energy at many different points throughout the client’s joint or other area we’re working on. More.

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