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"The Cantong qi is the forefather of the scriptures on the Elixir of all times. Its words are ancient and profound, arcane and subtle. No one can fathom their meaning." Thus begins a preface found in one of the commentaries to the Cantong qi (The Seal of the Unity of the Three). These words express several significant features of the work translated in the present book: the charm of its verses, the depth of its discourse, its enigmatic language, and its intimate relation to the Taoist alchemical traditions.

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This book contains four essays on Internal Alchemy, originally published in French and translated here for the first time into English. The essays are concerned with the alchemical principle of "inversion"; the devices used by the alchemists to "give form to the Formless by the word, and thus manifest the authentic and absolute Dao"; the symbolic function of numbers in Taoism and in Internal Alchemy; and the original meanings of the terms "External Elixir" (waidan) and "Internal Elixir" (neidan).

The book is available in paperback and PDF editions.

Daoism: Religion, History, Society

Submitted by James Miller on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 13:38
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Daoism: Religion, History and Society

Issue No. 2 (2010)

Articles

Early Daoist Ideas on Political Practice: How to Select and Control Government Officials
Barbara Hendrischke

Authority and Discipline in the Early Daoist Church
Terry Kleeman

The Institution of Daoism in the Central Region (Xiangzhong) of Hunan
James Robson

Iconizing the Daoist-Buddhist Relationship: Cliff Sculptures in Sichuan during the Reign of Tang Xuanzong
Christine Mollier

道教版畫研究﹕大英圖書館藏《玉樞寶經》四註本之年代及插畫考
尹翠琪

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Living Authentically brings together classical scholars of Daoism, professors of psychology, practicing psy-chologists, medical doctors, and alternative practitioners (acupuncturists, qigong healers, pedagogues, and counselors) in an exciting new journey of discovery. This fruitful venture, born during panels at several Daoist conferences, explores ways of living in the world, sustaining relationships, and educating children, in a stress-free, truly authentic way.

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Interesting article in the National Geographic Society issue of March 2011, pp. 94-114, b y Peter Gwin who tries to present the Shaolin temple under a different light.

Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters

Submitted by Tommaso on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 08:04
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Avron Boretz presents his field work with an ethnographic work that took place between Yunnan (China) and Taiwan. This is a valuable contribution towards the academic world of martial arts studies; an insight into the value of ritualised violence in the chinese culture.

Martial Arts and Philosophy. Beating and Nothingness

Submitted by Tommaso on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 07:59
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This is a newly published edited book by Open Court. The editors are Graham Priest and Damon Young.
It's an interesting attempt to solve basics issue such as to what extent violence is justified in combination with martial arts; to what extent trusting your master and the useful chapter about women's self defence.

Martial Arts and Philosophy. Beating and Nothingness

Submitted by Tommaso on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 07:59
Tommaso's picture

This is a newly published edited book by Open Court. The editors are Graham Priest and Damon Young.
It's an interesting attempt to solve basics issue such as to what extent violence is justified in combination with martial arts; to what extent trusting your master and the useful chapter about women's self defence.

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Golden Elixir Press has just published Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan, by Wang Mu, in paperback and PDF editions.

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