The Golden Elixir Taoist Alchemy Illustrations

Taoist Alchemical Illustrations


Taiji tu Chart of the Fire Phases

A chart drawn in the year 1284, showing correspondences among spatial directions and temporal cycles.

Dragon and Tiger Dragon and Tiger

Dragon and Tiger joining their essences in the alchemical tripod.

Yellow Court The Yellow Court

A chart of the symbolic center of the human being.

Neidan Neidan Emblems

Human figure surrounded by emblems associated with Yin and Yang and the five agents (wuxing).

Body as mountain The Body as a Mountain

The human body represented as a mountain.