By Eva Wong
To age with the sunlight and moon and be renewed by way of spring and summer time, to preserve the seeds of development in autumn and iciness and to be nourished through the everlasting breath of the Tao-these are the pursuits of the Taoist alchemists, the masters of the humanities of health and wellbeing, toughness, and immortality.
This ebook is a translation of a concise Taoist alchemical guide often called the Dragon-Tiger Classic, in addition to its most vital commentaries. The vintage, written in precedent days by way of an unknown writer and released throughout the 15th century BCE, is looked by way of modern Taoist practitioners because the so much whole consultant to religious transformation. It covers the 3 different types of Taoist practice:
• exterior alchemy, interested in the ingestion of minerals, herbs, and different ingredients to realize overall healthiness, toughness, and immortality
• Sexual alchemy, within which the practitioner makes use of the power of a sexual accomplice to domesticate his or her personal energy
• inner alchemy, the perform of meditation, calisthenics, and yogic postures to domesticate brain and body
An broad advent by way of the translator and the inclusion of 2 commentaries through conventional chinese language authors relief the reader in realizing this concise, symbolic textual content.