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John Chang - Dynamo Jack - Psychic Power


John Chang - Dynamo Jack, Master of Psychic Power?

Have you ever heard of John Chang?
He is a Javanese acupuncturist also known as Dynamo Jack that has gotten some small amount of fame on the internet.

John is either one of the best fakers I have seen, or he's the real deal.

He says that he developed his abilities through meditation, and that the yin -yang, negative-positive centers in his body allow a flow of power.
John supposedly learned this from his master, Liao Tsu-Tong, aka Mr. Weird Banana.
Yes that's right..."Mr. Weird Banana".

I don't know why, maybe it's a phrase that doesn't translate well into English.

John Chang - Dynamo Jack

John Chang - Dynamo Jack

The MoPai Tradition

Liao Tsu-Tong taught John the MoPai Tradition, which is the esoteric nei kung (internal energy) school of Mo Tzu.

Now just what does all this mean?

Well the closest approximation I can get to it is QiGong (or Chi Kung).

Qi gong is a mixture of traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy that supposedly develops human potential and awakens one spiritually to one's true nature.

Now to explain that I have to explain Qi.

Qi (or Chi as you may have heard it called) is life force or energy flowing in all living things according to traditional Chinese culture.

The idea has a lot of parallels in other cultures such as prana (India), Aristotle's "Energeia", French philosopher Henri Bergson's "Ãlan vital" and the ancient doctrine of "Vitalism".

You could even argue that Odic force and Vril fall into the same category.

Qi Gong teaches you to harness and control you own Qi and that gives you certain abilities.

This, to my understanding, is the basic idea of MoPai.

John Chang - Dynamo Jack - psychic power

John Chang - Dynamo Jack - psychic power

Dynamo Jack and The Ring of Fire

Dynamo Jack first came into public view when he appeared in "Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey", a documentary filmed by two English brothers Lorne Blair and Lawrence Blair.

The documentary itself (actually it was a series of five documentary films) was very popular and was nominated for an Emmy.

The documentary was about the Indonesian archipelago and Dynamo Jack just happened to be in a segment called "East of Krakatoa".

You see, one of the crew members developed an eye infection during filming, and having heard about Dynamo Jack's ability to heal with Qi, the crew asked Jack if he would heal the man.

Jack agreed and gave him an acupuncture treatment that did indeed heal him.

It was filmed and put into the documentary, but unfortunately Dynamo Jack didn't know that the film would be distributed publicly and was angered when he found out.

The crew begged him to let them come back and film more of his abilities, but he refused.

For seven years.

Seven years later he contacted the crew and agreed to be filmed and even allowed them to bring three scientists with them, Catherine Nixon Cooke, former CEO and currently one of the Trustees of the Mind Science Foundation, Dr. Roger Nilson and Dr. Gregory Simpson, physicist from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Allegedly these films show John Chang (his real name) displaying healing, telekinesis and pyrokinesis.

(It's said that Liao Tsu-Tong could disintegrate a broom with one touch).

John Chang/Dynamo Jack Fact or Faked?

Here is a video that hits all the high spots of the John Chang/Dynamo Jack story

You may notice that in the video they say that John told them he took a two year journey of meditation in the jungle and while he was on that journey, he discovered that history is moving on, that great change is coming and our old wisdom is leaving us.

So John felt he needed to prove that chi and life energy exists and that we all can tap into it.

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So what's the great change?

John Chang's Western student - Interview with Jim McMillan of Mo Pai Nei Kung

Here is part one of a four part interview with Jim McMillan, a student of John Chang

Nei Kung: The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages

There are two books written by Kosta Danaos, a Greek engineer and martial artist who was accepted as a student by John Chang in 1994.

The first, The Magus of Java I couldn't find.

But I did find the second book, Nei Kung: The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages on Amazon.

Chi Energy - Fact or Faked?

Now of course all of these things can be faked by someone who knows how.


But why would John fake it?
At first he was angry that the Blair brothers showed the film publicly.
Then after all that time, he allows himself to be not only filmed, but tested by scientists.
Then an accident calls the whole thing off and John goes back into seclusion.
What does Dynamo Jack have to gain from any of this?
Then what about his statement that "great change is coming"?
Usually when someone runs a scam, they benefit in some way.
How has he benefited?
I haven't seen an entry on him at Snopes yet so.....

UPDATE: Someone posted below that John has run a successful Shrimping business for years so he doesn't need the money.

John lighting an LED with just his hand

John lighting an LED with just his hand

Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey

Here is the original documentary "Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey" by Lorne Blair and Lawrence Blair that featured Dynamo Jack in the "East of Krakatoa" episode.

Scientists Discover We Have A 'Force Field' Around Us That You Can Actually Feel

While doing some research to see if John Chang had popped up again since his last appearance, I ran across this article that may actually justify some of the things that he claimed...

Scientists Discover We Have A 'Force Field' Around Us That You Can Actually Feel

Dynamo Jack Comments

Sabre1000 (author) on March 23, 2017:

Nope I did not see that. But thanks for mentioning it. Like I said, he is either real or a really good fake.

SgJoe on February 23, 2017:

Guess you didn't see all the newly declassified. Reports about people with super human functions, the CIA has been studying these people for 30 plus years and this John Chang is in there reports they think he's real.The reports also state there are other's like him and the Russian, Chinese, and American atomic energy commissions have been testing these people.

Brother Man on October 13, 2016:

"John Chang" has been a very successful businessman for decades (shrimping business). He didn't do this thing with the Blaire brothers for fame or money.

alex on April 13, 2016:

No magic in the universe

Tysson Rick on November 23, 2015:

No one knows his real name, or ever will so don't go calling him John Chang.

LearnTelekinesis on April 07, 2014:

Great lens. Really interesting

RedHairedRockHead on February 28, 2013:

Perhaps he doesn't have anything material to gain, but some people do create hoaxs just to do it. Sometimes well intentioned spiritual people will fake things to inspire never know. I think I have seen enough weird stuff in person, and done enough myself, to know that reality is quite bendable, so I keep an open mind and both hands on my wallet.

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on February 16, 2013:

Interesting story. I've never heard of John Chang before.

Dorian Bodnariuc from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on February 15, 2013:

Very interesting your lens, I have read about John Chang before, but your perspective is interesting.

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