Taoist Alchemy: Pictures
See also Taoism: Pictures
| Neijing tu (Chart of the Inner Warp)
A famous chart that represents the human body following the course of the Neidan practice.
| Xiuzhen tu (Chart for the Cultivation of Reality)
A Neidan chart of the chart of the body that underscores cosmological elements.
| Qian and Kun
Qian (☰) and Kun (☷), the male and female principles.
| Dragon and Tiger
Dragon and Tiger joining their essences in the alchemical tripod.
| Xuanpin (Mysterious-Female)
The xuanpin is an emblem of the conjunction of the male and female principles.
| The Child
The Child, a common representation of the Elixir in Taoist Internal Alchemy.
| The Yellow Court
A chart of the symbolic center of the human being.
| Chart of the Fire Phases
A chart drawn in the year 1284, showing correspondences among spatial directions and temporal cycles.
| Neidan Emblems
Human figure surrounded by emblems associated with Yin and Yang and the five agents (wuxing).
| The Body as a Mountain
The human body represented as a mountain.