The Seal of the Unity of the Three. Vol. 2 — Bibliographic Studies on the Cantong qi: Commentaries, Essays, and Related Works

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Golden Elixir Press is pleased to announce the publication of Vol. 2 of The Seal of the Unity of the Three, subtitled Bibliographic Studies on the Cantong qi: Commentaries, Essays, and Related Works, by Fabrizio Pregadio.

The Cantong qi is the main text of Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan). In addition to Taoist masters and adepts, it has also attracted the attention of philosophers, cosmologists, poets, literati, calligraphers, philologists, and bibliophiles. Thirty-eight traditional commentaries written through the end of the nineteenth century are extant, and dozens of texts found in the Taoist Canon and elsewhere are related to it. The present book is the most complete guide to this vast literature available in any language.

The book is divided into two main parts. Part 1 contains a catalogue of extant and lost commentaries, essays, and related texts, listing altogether about 150 works with details on their authors, editions, reprints, bibliographic records, and—where relevant—present whereabouts. Part 2 contains a survey of the textual tradition originated by the Cantong qi, focused on the composition and contents of about 40 major texts. A final index of authors, editors, titles, and editions facilitates the use of the book.

The book is offered with a 20% early publication discount until April 30, 2012. Please see below for this offer.

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Note: This book is a companion to the complete translation found in Vol. 1, subtitled A Study and Translation of the Cantong qi, the Source of the Taoist Way of the Golden Elixir (see the web page). The two volumes can be purchased separately.

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Fabrizio Pregadio
The Seal of the Unity of the Three
Vol. 2. Bibliographic Studies on the Cantong qi:
Commentaries, Essays, and Related Works

Golden Elixir Press, 2012
ISBN 978-0-9843082-9-3
Paperback, 278 pp., US$ 23.95 (list price)

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