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Chinese Alchemy

Post  mescalinfusion on Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:58 pm

I've been toying with the idea of studying Chinese medical Qi Gong therapy alongside Hermetic alchemy, although I am uncertain as to whether to follow through or not, since both demand lifelong dedication and hard work. I wonder if it is better just to stick with Hermetic alchemy, rather than spreading myself too thin. I go back and forth.

The inspiration to study Chinese alchemy and medical Qi Gong came from this one guy, a Westerner, Dr. Jerry Allan Johnson. His stuff is amazing! Whether or not I will end up studying Qi Gong, I would still very much like to meet him. So I feel like sharing the inspiration.

Here are the first 2 of his 5-volume series of books, considered as the bibles of Qi Gong by many modern Chinese medicine practitioners. Read the product descriptions!

Volume 1: Energetic Anatomy and Physiology
http://www.amazon.com/Energetic-Anatomy-Physiology-Chinese-Medical/dp/1885246285/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1200444770&sr=8-1

Energetic Alchemy, Dao Yin Therapy and Qi Deviations
http://www.amazon.com/Energetic-Alchemy-Therapy-Deviations-Chinese/dp/1885246293/ref=pd_sim_b_img_1

Here is his website:
http://www.daoistmagic.com
and browse his other books available on the website
http://www.daoistmagic.com/info.php?i=2191

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Re: Chinese Alchemy

Post  deviadah on Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:02 am

It is all very interesting... I'll bump these when I find the time into the resource page!

I am sure m1thr0s has got a thing or two to say about Chinese Alchemy. Personally I have only skimmed the surface... but it is all very attractive!

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Re: Chinese Alchemy

Post  antonchanning on Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:30 am

Personally I think there are so many parallels between the various alchemical traditions that its almost certainly best to get as broad a knowledge of the different traditions as possible. What is more, I think some of the Eastern traditions, such as the Taoist alchemy you mention, have a much more developed sense of body alchemy then we find in the west. In Taoism for example, we have Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

What is more, Taoist, Tantric, Hindu and Bhuddist alchemical traditions all maintain the importance of sexual alchemy. If we look at the symbols of the Hermetic tradition, we find that sexual alchemy is encoded in its symbols, but its importance has been greatly suppressed, probably as a result Hermeticism having had to survive under first Islam, then Christianity, neither of which are renowned for their sexual tolerance.
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Re: Chinese Alchemy

Post  AF Admin on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:49 pm

Although a valuable resource this topic stands on its own worthy of further discussions, so it has been moved into Sacred Art!

Enjoy!

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Post  deviadah on Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:54 pm

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Daoist?

Post  harveydent on Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:36 pm

Dosnt the author of that artice mean Taoist! Confused

This is the chinese concept of the Tao. Wink

He who follows the Tao is one with the Tao

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao;
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
'Nothingness' is the beginning of heaven and earth.
'Oneness' is the mother of everythings.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations.
These two spring from the same source but differ in name; this appears as darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gate to all mystery.


Tao Te Ching & Tai Chi Chuan & Dim Mak

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