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9 Taoist Books on the Elixir

A Short Bibliography

Fabrizio Pregadio

 

Occasional Papers, No. 1

23 pp.
Golden Elixir Press, 2011

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This bibliography contains the main data on nine important original texts of Taoist alchemy. It includes two texts on Waidan (External Alchemy) and seven texts on Neidan (Internal Alchemy). In addition to their importance and renown, the selections concern texts for which at least one translation into a Western language is available.

Each entry contains: Title in Chinese, and translation; Information on author and date; A synthetic description; References to printed editions of the Chinese text; Links to online versions of the Chinese text; Translations into Western languages (with links to relevant Web pages, if available); Main reference materials, both in print and online.

An appendix contains the titles of nine selected Western-language works on Taoist alchemy, with short notes on their content.

Introduction

Jiudan jing (Scripture of the Nine Elixirs)
Baopu zi (Inner Chapters of the Master Who Em- braces Spontaneous Nature)
Cantong qi (The Seal of the Unity of the Three)
Longhu jing (Scripture of the Dragon and Tiger)
Zhong Lü chuandao ji (Anthology of Zhongli Quan’s Transmission of the Dao to Lü Dongbin)
Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality)
Zhonghe ji (Anthology of Central Harmony)
Taiyi jinhua zongzhi (Secret of the Golden Flower)
Daoshu shi’er zhong (Twelve Books on the Dao, by Liu Yiming)

Appendix: 9 Western-Language Works on Taoist Alchemy

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