Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Equinox Sale — 50% off all PDFs (until March 21, 2011)

Golden Elixir Press celebrates the forthcoming Spring Equinox with a 50% discount on all PDF editions.

This year's Spring Equinox is on Sunday, March 20, 23:21 UTC. The sale is currently open, and will end on Monday, March 21, 23:20 UTC. (Depending on your location, the sale may end as early as Monday, 12:20, or as late as Tuesday, 16:20, local time.)

To use the 50% discount, please visit this web page:
Golden Elixir Spring Equinox Sale

Titles and Discounts

Wang Mu, Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan
US$  9.95  > 4.98

Fabrizio Pregadio, Awakening to Reality: A Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy
US$  9.95  > 4.98

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Hinduism and Buddhism
US$  8.95  > 4.48

Jami, Flashes of Light: A Treatise on Sufism
US$  4.99  > 2.50

Shaikh Sharfuddin Maneri, Letters from a Sufi Teacher
US$  5.99  > 3.00

Fabrizio Pregadio, Chinese Alchemy: An Annotated Bibliography
US$  5.00  > 2.50

Fabrizio Pregadio, Index of Zhonghua Daozang
US$  9.95  > 4.98

Fabrizio Pregadio, Index of Zhengtong Daozang
Free download

Golden Elixir Press wishes everyone a Happy Spring!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan, by Wang Mu

Golden Elixir Press is pleased to announce the publication of Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan, by Wang Mu.

Originally written for Chinese readers, this book provides a clear description of the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, or Neidan. The author describes the stages of the practice and clarifies several relevant terms and notions, including Essence, Breath, and Spirit; the Cinnabar Fields; the "Fire Times"; and the Embryo. The book is based on the system of the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality), one of the main sources of Internal Alchemy, and contains about two hundred quotations from this and other Taoist texts.

Wang Mu (1908–92) received the Longmen ordination in his youth. He taught Internal Alchemy (Neidan) and was held in high regard by both Taoist practitioners and scholars. He served as a board member of the China Taoist Association and was for some time in charge of its research activities. He is known outside China mainly for his annotated edition of the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality), the text at the basis of the outline of Internal Alchemy that he provides in Foundations of Internal Alchemy.

Foundations of Internal Alchemy is available in paperback and PDF editions.

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Publication details:

Wang Mu
Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan
Edited and translated by Fabrizio Pregadio
viii + 144 pp., Golden Elixir Press, 2011
ISBN 978-0984308255

Paperback, US$ 16.95
PDF, US$ 9.95