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    DescriptionThis book is a translation of a concise Taoist alchemical manual known as the Dragon-Tiger Classic, along with its two most important commentaries. The classic, written in ancient times by an unknown author and published during the fifteenth century CE, is regarded by contemporary Taoist practitioners as the most complete guide to spiritual transformation. It covers the three forms of Taoist practice: external alchemy, concerned with the ingestion of minerals, herbs, and other substances to attain health, longevity, and immortality; sexual alchemy, in which the practitioner uses the energy of a sexual partner to cultivate his or her own energy; and internal alchemy, the practice of meditation, calisthenics, and yogic postures to cultivate mind and body. An extensive introduction by the translator and the inclusion of two commentaries by traditional Chinese authors aid the reader in understanding this concise, symbolic text.


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    Title
    Harmonizing Yin and Yang
    Subtitle
    Dragon-Tiger Classic
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Eva Wong, Translated by Eva Wong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570623066
    ISBN 10: 1570623066
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    DC21: 299.514
    BIC subject category V2: HRKN5
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25280
    Ingram Theme: RELI/TAO
    BISAC V2.8: REL024000
    DC22: 299/.51482
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000
    DC22: 299.51482
    BISAC V2.8: REL065000, PHI023000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: BL1900.L88 E52 1997
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL1900.L88
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    01 October 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Review quote
    "Wong's translation is accessible and her scholarship sparkling in this illuminating edition of a Chinese Taoist classic."-- "Publishers Weekly "
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    This book is a translation of a concise Taoist alchemical manual known as the Dragon-Tiger Classic, along with its two most important commentaries. The classic, written in ancient times by an unknown author and published during the fifteenth century CE, is regarded by contemporary Taoist practitioners as the most complete guide to spiritual transformation. It covers the three forms of Taoist practice: external alchemy, concerned with the ingestion of minerals, herbs, and other substances to attain health, longevity, and immortality; sexual alchemy, in which the practitioner uses the energy of a sexual partner to cultivate his or her own energy; and internal alchemy, the practice of meditation, calisthenics, and yogic postures to cultivate mind and body. An extensive introduction by the translator and the inclusion of two commentaries by traditional Chinese authors aid the reader in understanding this concise, symbolic text.