Here is a classic Chinese text on the Taoist arts of longevity and immortality. The text dates from the Five Dynasties (907and–960 C. E.) and is attributed to Chungli Ch'uan and Landuuml; Tung-pinandmdash;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: and and and andbull;and The nature of immortality and how it can be attained by realizing the laws of the Tao within us and and and andbull;and The art of health and and and andbull;and The art of longevity and and and andbull;and 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.
The Natural Way To Purify Your Body For Health And Longevity
Author: Daniel Reid
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
It is time we recognised the direct correlation between the external pollution of the environment and the internal pollution of the body. The toxins in the air, in the water and in our food inevitably make their way into the human body, but until we take drastic measures to clean up our planet, we have to detoxify the human system from the inside. Combining the best of ancient eastern and the latest of modern western thinking, THE TAO OF DETOX offers a solution to restoring and preserving your good health through detox. If you want to fight chronic disease, live longer, lose weight or just feel the benefits of good health with glowing skin and masses of energy, Daniel Reid's rational and scientific advice will tell you how. Highly practical, THE TAO OF DETOX shows the way to enjoy immediate wellbeing and the promise of a longer, ailment-free life - and all without sacrificing the enjoyment of life's pleasures.
'The body is the temple of life. Energy is the force of life. Spirit is the governor of life. If one of them goes off balance, all three are damaged. When the spirit takes command, the body naturally follows it, and this arrangement benefits all Three Treasures. When the body leads the way, the spirit goes along, and this harms all Three Treasures' - Wen-tzu Classic (first century BC) Inspired by the enthusiastic response to the TAO OF HEALTH, SEX AND LONGEVITY, GUARDING THE THREE TREASURES is a companion volume which can be read independently as an introduction to the philosophy and practice of Taoist health care. Bestselling author Dan Reid acquaints the reader with the three treasures of Taoist medicine - essence, energy and spirit. The Way of Tao is the way of harmony with nature, a dynamic balance of yin and yang. Maintaining this balance in your own mind and body will strengthen your immune system and build up your general health. Whereas Western medicine attempts to fix the affected body part or organ when something goes wrong, Chinese medicine takes a holistic and preventative approach and lets you take charge, through diet and exercises, of your mental and physical wellbeing. GUARDING THE THREE TREASURES will steer you onto the 'Great Highway' of health, longevity and spiritual discovery.
Release on 2018-02-20 | by Mantak Chia,William U. Wei
The Four Healing Arts and the Nine Levels of Alchemy
Author: Mantak Chia,William U. Wei
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A comprehensive guide to the core practices of the Universal Healing Tao System and the advanced esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy • Explains each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than 240 formulas • Explores the Four Healing Arts for transformation of the emotional body, physical body, energy body, and spiritual body • Provides simplified versions of core Universal Healing Tao practices to more easily integrate the system into your daily life • Shows how these exercises were designed to increase longevity and ensure the survival of consciousness beyond death Explaining the evolution and core of the Universal Healing Tao system, Master Mantak Chia and William U. Wei offer a condensed approach to the Inner Alchemy practices taught to Master Chia by his first Taoist Master, Yi Eng, more than 60 years ago. Beginning with the basic principles called the Five Enlightenments, the authors explain each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than 240 formulas, including simplified versions of the Microcosmic Orbit, the Inner Smile, Sexual Alchemy exercises for men and women, Fusion of the Five Elements practices, Kan and Li Alchemy, the Sealing of the Five Senses, and Star and Galaxy Alchemy. They explore the Four Healing Arts that encompass the nine levels of Inner Alchemy--Living Tao practices for transformation of your emotional body, Chi Nei Tsang practices for transformation of the physical body, Cosmic Healing practices for transformation of the energy body, and Immortal Tao practices for transformation of the spiritual body--all aimed toward the survival of consciousness in a self-aware vessel. They also offer simplified versions of the other core practices, such as Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, and Wisdom Chi Kung, to help you easily integrate Inner Alchemy and Universal Healing Tao practices into your daily life. Providing a primer not only on the foundational practices of the Universal Healing Tao System but also a condensed guide to the esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy, Master Chia and William U. Wei show how these exercises were designed to increase longevity, providing you with enough time to master the more advanced spiritual techniques and ensure the survival of consciousness beyond death.
Shots From the Hip is the memoir of Daniel Reid, a world-renowned expert on consciousness, holistic medicine and living life to the full. It recounts a life lived footloose and free, unbound by convention and driven by a quest for new experiences on roads less traveled. From the sex, drugs, and rock & roll scene of Late Sixties America to the opium dens, bars, and bordellos of far-flung Asian outposts, the author recounts his outlandish escapades in a rollicking narrative told with flair and candor.But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Shots From the Hip is also an in-depth commentary on life itself, and a deliberation on death drawn from the author's own close encounters. Reid, who calls himself a "Sinopath," felt a link with China early in life, compelling him to cultivate his taste for all things Chinese, from poetry and philosophy to food and women. His sinologisms entice the reader with tasty treats from the gourmet feast of traditional Chinese life. There is also a love story running through these pages, a tender tribute to the redemptive power of a woman's love for a man in the extremes of adversity.For readers with an appetite for the exotic and bizarre, the author offers a generous banquet of vicarious experience, while for those interested in loftier ideas, he shares new insights about ancient spiritual questions and the enduring mysteries of the mind. Reid's explanations of alternate ways to understand reality, drawn from Eastern teachings, may provide readers with new perspectives on their own lives.
Fundamental Principles of Health, Longevity, and Essential Well-Being
Author: Angelo Druda
Pubpsher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Throughout history Taoists, Christians, the yogis of northern India, and others have learned that the secret of longevity and even bodily rejuvenation lies in unlocking the body's own healing "somas" (or higher chemistry). Traditionally, however, the principles and techniques behind their discoveries have been hidden, transmitted only from teacher to student. Fortunately, these esoteric secrets are but the ultimate expression of a time-tested body of traditional healing wisdom that has taken strong root in the Western world, where it has been clarified and amplified by a new generation of healers and spiritual practitioners. The Tao of Rejuvenation is an inspiring and very well-written guide to the underlying principles and basic practices essential to our ability to not only achieve longevity and bodily rejuvenation, but also to lead a vital, balanced, and happy life. Written in a clear, rational, and highly readable style, it is a book that speaks to all modern men and women ready and willing to assume responsibility for their own destiny. In The Tao of Rejuvenation author Angelo Druda explains how our health and well-being is based on a simple three-part process of purification, rebalancing, and rejuvenation. He makes specific recommendations for utilizing this process to transform our diet, our exercise regimen, even our sexuality, so that these become powerful sources of rejuvenative energy. Case studies and clear explanations make the practices easier and more engaging. Druda has worked professionally with medicinal herbs for many years, and he skillfully incorporates them in the process of bodily renewal. The Tao of Rejuvenation is a timely and authoritative guide that will be of great interest to complementary and alternative medicine professionals, those in need of radical healing and rejuvenation, and anyone interested in enhancing his or her own health and vitality.
1928, 17th Ed. the purpose of the author is to co-ordinate physical, mental and spiritual energies in the treatment of diseases of the body and mind. it is believed, for specific reasons, which this book fully explains, that the most effective initial st.
Three Taoist Classics on Meditation, Breath Regulation, Sexual Yoga, and the Circulation of Internal Energy
Author: Eva Wang
Pubpsher: Shambhala Publications
Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while, they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch trickster are re-told in Blyton's hugely popular and successful style. This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal.
The fine art of preparing and drinking tea has become a hallmark of Chinese civilization, handed down through the ages in China by monks and martial artists, doctors and hermits, emperors and alchemists. In his latest book, Daniel Reid explores Chinese tea in its manifold varieties, its long and colorful historical development in China, and its refinement as a mainstay of Chinese culture. He describes the principles that lie at the heart of tea culture in China, the potent medicinal properties of Chinese tea, and how to cultivate Cha Dao, the Daoist way of tea, in daily life. A central section of the book explores for the first time the alchemy of Chinese tea, an esoteric aspect of Chinese tea culture that remains unexplored by modern science but was known and cultivated in ancient China. Jin Dan, the `golden elixir of life' is the elusive essence that resides dormant within tea (as in some other plants and minerals) and can be extracted, activated and transferred to the human system to protect health, prolong life, and enhance mental performance. The author looks at how and why this works, and explains the chemical transformations that take place as well as explaining the energetic transfer that takes place when tea is prepared by a Master. Illustrated with many photographs, by Christan Janzen, the book contains detailed descriptions of many Chinese tea varieties, especially the High Mountain Oolong Tea of Taiwan, which is considered by many to be the pinnacle of perfection in both the art and alchemy of Chinese tea. The book also contains entertaining tea anecdotes from the author's 'Tea Tidings' bulletin, and a useful glossary of Chinese tea terms. Tea lovers, as well as those with an interest in tea culture, the Dao, and Chinese history and culture, will find this book an absorbing and revelatory read.