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Are there any Jewish sources which discuss Qi and some of the amazing feats people seem to be able to perform with it? Is it considered impure magic and therefore forbidden to be practiced?

  • There are some rabbis that argue that martial arts cannot be practiced for reasons of avodah zarah. You might want to consider looking there. – rosenjcb Dec 23 '14 at 20:16
  • The WP page you linked to likens it to "ruah in Hebrew culture." That might be a good place to start investigating. – MTL Dec 23 '14 at 20:20
  • Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok argues here that the Chinese concept of qi "correlates almost identically to what traditional Jewish sources refer to as the nefesh level of soul within the body." – Fred Dec 23 '14 at 20:43
  • Duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/35152/… – Kordovero Dec 23 '14 at 20:45
  • You ask if any sources discuss Qi itself, which is a fine question (and IMO not a duplicate, @Kordovero ). But if you mean to ask also for sources that discuss topics that might be relevant when evaluating Qi, then you'd need to describe (the relevant aspects of) Qi in the question. – msh210 Dec 23 '14 at 22:15

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