Friday, March 14, 2014

The Longmen Lineage: Historical Notes (Free PDF)

Golden Elixir Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new occasional paper:

The Longmen Lineage: Historical Notes

(PDF, 25 pp., free download)

This essay contains a short history of the Longmen (Dragon Gate) lineage, to which many masters of Neidan (Taoist Internal Alchemy) claim affiliation. It presents the main stages of development of Longmen, and briefly describes its main branches and its main masters.

The essay is translated from the chapter "Longmen pai" (The Longmen Lineage) in Zhongguo daojiao (Chinese Taoism), ed. by Qing Xitai (4 vols; Chengdu: Sichuan renmin chubanshe, 1994), vol. 1.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

"Awakening to Reality": 20% Discount in March 2014

Awakening to Reality

The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian
a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy

Awakening to Reality (Wuzhen pian) is one of the most important and best-known Taoist alchemical texts. Written in the 11th century, it describes in a poetical form, and in a typically cryptic and allusive language, several facets of Neidan (Internal alchemy). This book presents the first part of the text, consisting of sixteen poems that contain a concise but comprehensive exposition of Neidan. In addition to the translator's notes that clarify the meaning of the more obscure points, the book also contains selections from Liu Yiming's commentary (late 18th century), which is distinguished by the use of a lucid and plain language.

The paperback and PDF editions of Awakening to Reality are offered with a 20% discount until March 31, 2014.

Paperback: US$ 15.95 12.75
PDF: US$ 9.95 7.95

For the discount codes see this page of the Golden Elixir website:
• Awakening to Reality (Wuzhen pian)

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