Bill Frazier began his search in the Methodist Youth Fellowship of Pocatello, Idaho. After a period spent traveling and reflecting, he returned to Portland and began studying Chinese history, language, medicine and moving arts. Bill then studied in England with the acupuncturist J.R. Worseley, learned the “Secret Treatise of the Spiritual Orchid” from the French Sinologist Claude Larre, and specialized in using the “Twelve Officials” as a diagnostic guide for treatment with needles, moxibustion and qigong.
While making his living as an acupuncturist, Bill began collaborating with the German sinologist and herbalist Dr. Heiner Fruehauf (founding professor of the Classical Chinese Medicine Program at NUNM) on a series of expeditions to the most remote areas of Sichuan, Yunan and eastern Tibet, in search of the roots of Chinese qigong and alchemy. Between 1994 and 2003, Bill made eight trips, usually in the late summer. The travelers would go high into the sacred mountain ranges of China and Tibet to learn the forms of the ancient Jinjing Gong school. There they studied with Wang Qingyu, the lineage holder of this 400-year-old school. Dr. Fruehauf and Bill would bring 15 to 20 students on these arduous, and sometimes dangerous, expeditions – which made an ideal laboratory for astrological and medical research.
After 2003, he stopped making these China trips and began focusing on the revival of pre-modern Western astrology. Bill is now semi-retired and does not tour.