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Basic doctrines
The alchemical corpus
Methods and benefits
Taiqing alchemy and the later Waidan tradition
The inner gods and their nourishment
The embryo in Shangqing Taoism
Meditation and alchemy
Two main readings
Dao and cosmos
The way of “non-doing” and the purport of alchemy
The alchemical model
Two emblematic methods
Alchemy and time cycles
The decline of Waidan
Nanzong (Southern Lineage)
Beizong (Northern Lineage)
Two Yuan-dynasty masters
Wu-Liu branch
The Five Schools
Other Ming-Qing texts
Liu Yiming
The Neidan synthesis
Alchemical language and levels of interpretation
Criticism of other practices
The Elixir in Neidan
The ingredients: Essence, Breath, Spirit
Cinnabar Fields
The Function and Control Vessels and the “Fire Times”
Stages of the practice
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Taoist Alchemy Historical Overview

Taoist Alchemy Historical Overview

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A historical overview of Taoist Alchemy
A historical overview of Taoist Alchemy

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Published by: Marlon KL on Feb 03, 2013
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