ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

John Chang - Dynamo Jack - Psychic Power

Updated on April 16, 2017

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.

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

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Sabre1000 profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago

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

    • profile image


      21 months ago

      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.

    • profile image

      Brother Man 

      2 years ago

      "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.

    • profile image


      2 years ago

      No magic in the universe

    • profile image

      Tysson Rick 

      2 years ago

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

    • LearnTelekinesis profile image


      4 years ago

      Great lens. Really interesting

    • RedHairedRockHead profile image


      5 years ago

      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.

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      5 years ago from British Columbia

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

    • Coffee-Break profile image

      Dorian Bodnariuc 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)