Thursday, June 21, 2012

"The Essential Cantong qi" (PDF)

An abridged translation of the Cantong qi (The Seal of the Unity of the Three), the main text of Taoist Internal Alchemy, is now available in PDF format.

This version is based on the complete translation published in The Seal of the Unity of the Three: A Study and Translation of the Cantong qi, the Source of the Taoist Way of the Golden Elixir (Golden Elixir Press, 2011), available in both a paperback and a hardcover edition.

The PDF contains 32 of the 88 poems of the original text. Each poem is translated in full, and the explications and line notes are the same as those found in the complete version. The Introduction, the tables, the glossary of Chinese characters, and the list of works quoted are reproduced entirely. The textual notes, the appendixes, and the final index of subjects are omitted.

▶ See the web page on this PDF
Download a sample (PDF, based on the unabridged version)
▶ Other materials on the Cantong qi in the Golden Elixir website

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