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The Seal of the Unity of the Three — Vol. 2

The Seal of the Unity of the Three — Vol. 2

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Bibliographic Studies on the "Cantong qi", the main text of Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan)
Bibliographic Studies on the "Cantong qi", the main text of Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan)

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Published by: Golden Elixir Press on Jun 26, 2012
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Cantong qi
(The Seal of the Unity of the Three) is the main textof Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan). In addition to Taoist mastersand adepts, it has attracted the attention of philosophers, cosmolo-gists, poets, literati, calligraphers, philologists, and bibliophiles.Thirty-eight commentaries written through the end of the nineteenthcentury are extant, and dozens of texts found in the Taoist Canon andelsewhere are related to it. The present book is the most completeguide to this vast literature available in any language.The book is divided into two main parts. Part 1 contains a catalogueof extant and lost commentaries, essays, and related texts, listingaltogether about 150 works with details on their authors, editions,and reprints. Part 2 contains a survey of the textual tradition of the
Cantong qi
, focused on the composition and contents of about 40major texts. A final index of authors, editors, titles, and editionsfacilitates the use of the book.This book is a companion to the complete translation of the
published by same author, entitled
The Seal of the Unity of theThree: A Translation and Study of the
Cantong qi
, the Source of theTaoist Way of the Golden Elixir 
(Golden Elixir Press, 2011).

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