The Golden Elixir Taoist Alchemy Pictures

Taoist Alchemy: Pictures

See also Taoism: Pictures

 

Qian and Kun Qian and Kun

Qian (☰) and Kun (☷), the male and female principles.

Dragon and Tiger Dragon and Tiger

Dragon and Tiger joining their essences in the alchemical tripod.

Xuanpin Xuanpin (Mysterious-Female)

The xuanpin is an emblem of the conjunction of the male and female principles.

Qian and Kun The Child

The Child, a common representation of the Elixir in Taoist Internal Alchemy.

Yellow Court The Yellow Court

A chart of the symbolic center of the human being.

Chart of the Fire Phases Chart of the Fire Phases

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

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.