Despite its popularity as a form of cultural entertainment and competitive sport, the Lion Dance has a mystical aspect which is often not told and it is only known by the most traditional masters of the art. Now, for the first time, Joey Yap’s The Art of Lion Dance will lift the veil and bring to light the metaphysical elements, rich cultural history and symbolism behind the ancient dance.
What You`ll Learn:
-Explore the folklores and development of the Lion Dance through many periods of Chinese History
-Find out about the many different components that come together to create a Lion Dance performance
-Learn about how the Lion Dance is used to usher in good fortune and dispel negative energies
-Discover the metaphysical aspects of the Lion Dance and how Qi Men Dun Jia is incorporated to activate positive energies or negate ill fortunes
-Get to know the significance and purpose behind the steps and various symbolic formations of a Lion Dance performance
About the Author
Joey Yap first began learning Chinese Metaphysics from masters in the field when he was fifteen. Despite having graduated with a Commerce degree in Accounting, Joey never became an accountant. Instead, he began to give seminars, talks and professional Chinese Metaphysic consultations around the world, and has become an avid property investor who also holds an interest in diverse businesses. By the age of twenty-six, he became a self-made millionaire. In 2008, he was listed in The Malaysian Tatler as the Top 300 Most Influential People in Malaysia and Prestige s Top 40 Under 40. In 2013, in recognition of his work and contribution to the industry, society and country, he received the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP), a prestigious award which carries the official title of Dato .
He is also the bestselling author of over 120 books on Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology (BaZi), Qi Men Dun Jia, Face Reading and Yi Jing, which has sold more than three million copies to-date. Many of his titles have topped the Malaysian and Singaporean MPH Bookstores bestseller lists. Some of his books have been translated to French, Polish, Russian, Thai and Indonesian and have also topped the respective countries bestseller lists.
Thousands of students from all around the world have learnt and mastered BaZi, Classical Feng Shui, and other Chinese Metaphysics subjects through Joey s structured learning programs, books and online training. His courses are currently taught in over thirty countries worldwide and now, many of these courses are also available online for those who wish to study in the comfort of their own homes.
Every year, Joey conducts his Feng Shui and Astrology seminar to a crowd of more than 7,000 people at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. He also takes his annual seminar on a world tour to Frankfurt, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Ljubljana, Manila, Singapore and beyond.
In addition to being a regular guest on various radio and TV shows, Joey has also written columns for The New Straits Times, The Star and The Edge Malaysia s leading newspapers. He has also been featured in many popular global publications and networks like Time International, Forbes International, the International Herald Tribune and Bloomberg. He was an invited speaker at the prestigious CEO Space in Las Vegas, where top CEOs and successful entrepreneurs worldwide converged to learn from the best of the best.
He has hosted his own TV series, Discover Feng Shui with Joey Yap on 8TV, a local Malaysian network in 2005; and Walking The Dragons with Joey Yap in 2008 on Astro Wah Lai Toi, Malaysia s biggest cable network; and his popular annual Chinese New Year astrology programs aired for both TV and radio.
Joey Yap has done work for HSBC, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, Samsung, IBM, HP, Alliance, Great Eastern, Citibank, Standard Chartered, OCBC, SIME UEP, Mah Sing, SP Setia, Auto Bavaria, MRCB, Shell, Volvo, AXA, Singtel, ABN Amro, CIMB, Hong-Leong, Manulife and many more.