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Tao Of Health, Longevity, And Immortality : The Teachings of Immortals Chung and Lu - Eva Wong

Tao Of Health, Longevity, And Immortality

The Teachings of Immortals Chung and Lu

By: Eva Wong

Paperback Published: 1st May 2010
ISBN: 9781570627255
Number Of Pages: 160

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Here is a classic Chinese text on the Taoist arts of longevity and immortality. The text dates from the Five Dynasties (907–960 C. E.) and is attributed to Chungli Ch'uan and Lü Tung-pin—two of the most popular figures of Taoism and Chinese culture. This text focuses on Taoist inner alchemy, a theory and method for transforming the mind from within by using practices such as breath control, calisthenics, meditation practices, and sexual alchemy (the method of gathering energy from a sexual partner).

The teachings address the following topics:

   •  The nature of immortality and how it can be attained by realizing the laws of the Tao within us
   •  The art of health
   •  The art of longevity
   •  How to deal with obstacles and recognize spiritual progress

The Art of Health, Longevity, and Immortality will be of interest to both beginning students of Taoism and scholars. Wong's introduction includes a concise overview of the evolution of Taoist longevity practices as well as an elucidating section for readers who are unfamiliar with the teachings and practices of Taoist inner alchemy. She also includes a list of helpful hints for reading and understanding each section of the text.

Translator's Introduction
The Teachings of the Tao As Transmitted by Chung and Lu
Heaven and Earthp. 37
The Great Taop. 31
Heaven and Earthp. 37
Sun and Moonp. 43
The Four Periods of Timep. 49
The Five Elementsp. 57
Fire and Waterp. 65
Dragon and Tigerp. 71
The Medicinesp. 75
Lead and Mercuryp. 81
Extracting and Replenishingp. 87
The Waterwheelp. 95
Returning to the Elixir Fieldsp. 101
Refining the Bodyp. 109
Moving to the Primordial Regionsp. 117
Internal Observationp. 125
Monsters and Obstaclesp. 135
Experiences and Feedbackp. 143
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ISBN: 9781570627255
ISBN-10: 1570627258
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st May 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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