Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Commentary on the Mirror for Compounding the Elixir


Golden Elixir Press is pleased to announce the publication of

Commentary on the Mirror for Compounding the Elixir:
A Fourteenth-Century Work on Taoist Internal Alchemy

The Ruyao jing (Mirror for Compounding the Medicine) is one of the most famous texts of Taoist Internal Alchemy, or Neidan. Written in the 10th century, it describes the foundations of Internal Alchemy in twenty short poems of four verses. Because of its symbolic and cryptic language, it has been subjected to different and sometimes conflicting interpretations.

This book contains the first complete translation of the Ruyao jing and of the commentary by Wang Jie, who lived in the 14th century. Wang Jie was a second-generation disciple of the great Neidan master, Li Daochun. His commentary is characterized by a strong connection between the doctrinal and the practical aspects of Neidan.

The translator's notes provide details on the main technical terms and on the relation of this work to other important texts of Internal Alchemy, in particular the Cantong qi (Seal of the Unity of the Three) and the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality).

The book is offered with a 15% New Publication Discount until March 15, 2013. See below for this offer.

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Publication Data:

Wang Jie
Commentary on the Mirror for Compounding the Medicine:
A Fourteenth-Century Work on Taoist Internal Alchemy
Translated by Fabrizio Pregadio

Golden Elixir Press, 2013
ISBN 978-0-9855475-0-9
104 pp., Paperback
US$ 14.95 • € 10.95 (list price)


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