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But only three chapters of that volume deal with Taoist meditation for the improvement of health, so that for lack of space we were unable to deal fully with Taoist yoga, which includes spiritual alchemy and aims at the total defeat of mortality. This presentation is a translation of The Secrets of Cultivation of Essential Nature and Eternal Life, written by the Taoist master Chao Pi Ch'en born and containing a comprehensive exposition of Taoist yoga with instructions by the ancients which can be studied and practised by modern students. It consists of sixteen chapters which teach how to train in spiritual alchemy from the beginning to the end in order to leap over the mortal to the undying divine state. Taoist scriptures are full of technical terms which seem very obscure and unintelligible even to students in China, for 1 The Secrets of Chinese Meditation, Rider 8t Co. Its French translation is being undertaken by a well known publisher in Paris.
Views 6, Downloads 48 File size KB. The goals of the project are to reveal the entanglements of these historical traditions, and to trace the trajectories of their evolution as components of today's global healthcare and personal development industries. Millions of people worldwide have integrated the concepts and practices of yoga into their daily lives, and multi-billion-dollar yoga industries have arisen in consequence Singleton and Byrne This assumption reflects the fact that yoga and ayurveda are linked in contemporary practices. For example, while claims related to the health benefits of yoga practice are most often expressed in a biomedical idiom "yoga for sciatica", "yoga for carpal tunnel syndrome", "yoga for migraine" 3 , some yoga practices directly integrate ayurvedic humoral theory, relating certain postures to effects on the humours. See, for example, Illustration 1, that visually asserts a superimposition of yoga postures, humours and physical elements. And in India, where the education and practice of yoga and ayurveda are regulated Illustration 1: Swami Ramdev endorses his ayurvedic line of products against a modern urban background.
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Guo Xu —c. Dublin: Chester Beatty Library. The attempt has been made here to create a blueprint of the basic system of Chinese Daoist symbolic alchemy for those interested in experimenting with the method.
Access options available:. It was thus one of the first works to offer advanced internal alchemy instruction in English. On Jiang, see Kohn In , suffering from tuberculosis, malnutrition, and other health conditions, he learned this technique from his uncle, the fifth generation master of the system.
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