Elastic Force Chi Kung (Qigong)

Elastic Force Qigong

  • Overview
  • Origin
  • Purpose
  • Application
  • Learning


OVERVIEW: Elastic Force Chi Kung (Qigong) teaches and develops the key skills required to work with energy, from the foundation and all the way up into non-dual light realms. Essentially a course in clairsentience (‘Psychic’ feeling ability), students learn to perceive and utilize energy for specific purposes. It is unique amongst such systems for various reasons – elaborated below, and notably for its speed of student development: hours or days, not months or years.

ORIGIN: Mark Rasmus developed EFQ over three decades of teaching and practicing Internal Martial Arts and Western Hermetic science. After beginning taijiquan training with Chris Hennis, a masterful practitioner of Wuji (Akasha) skill, Rasmus soon noticed the similarities between martial energetics and those found in Hermetics. Energy, after all, follows the same rules no matter how it is described. From these two Rasmus synthesized a system for awakening, developing and mastering energy work.

PURPOSE: Initially the focus was on teaching students of internal martial arts – a passion since his teens. It soon became clear that students who engage hermetic studies with this EFQ foundation developed much faster and had better results. Thirty years on the system has been formalised to be taught to marital artists and those pursuing esoteric disciplines like healing or spiritual development. Often students of both routes are present in workshops. The two approaches to certain exercises are then clarified to be practiced according to the student’s route.


EFQ teaches universal energy skills teaches theory via practice energy in the five states It manifests in:

  • Jin, Vital energy –
  • Qi, Astral energy
  • Shen, Mind/Spirit energy
  • Wuji, Akashic work
  • Light, Non-dual light energy

UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES: Certain aspects of the Elastic Force system set it apart from traditional and even modern models and approaches. These form the key benefits to the system:

Efficiency and Speed: Growth and results begin on day one. This speed and efficiency results from

Understand HOW. EFQ teaches core energy skills with understanding so that you can practice efficiently, measure results yourself, and know how to make corrections. How to feel energy. How to increase that sensitivity. How to build energy. How to issue energy. How to access, differentiate, apply, and develop energy in the five states

Speed – Efficiency of Effort: Learning these skills typically takes a fifty-hour workshop with an instructor capable of energy transmission. Alternatively, most of the first three levels can be trained at home in about double the time. Understanding HOW is important because the second you do it right it works. It doesn’t require years or decades to learn these skills. Developing some of them to a high level can take time, and with the understanding of how to do so students can begin that mastery process straight away.

Scope of application: Terminology and frameworks are aligned across Eastern and Western systems, making it applicable for any esoteric, energy or consciousness system. Yoga, meditation, prayer, sports, cooking, public speaking, gardening, studying, watching movies … Almost anything can be improved with these skills.

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