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Foundations of Internal Alchemy

Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan

Wang Mu
Golden Elixir Press, 2011
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This book provides a clear description of the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, or Neidan. It is based on the system of the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality), one of the main sources of Internal Alchemy, and is enriched by about two hundred quotations from original Taoist texts. Read more.

The World Upside Down

The World Upside Down: Essays on Taoist Internal Alchemy

Isabelle Robinet
Golden Elixir Press, 2011
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Four essays on Taoist Internal Alchemy translated for the first time into English. Their subjects are: (1) The alchemical principle of "inversion"; (2) The devices used by the alchemists to "manifest the authentic and absolute Dao"; (3) The role of numbers in Taoism and in Internal Alchemy; (4) The meanings of the terms "External Elixir" and "Internal Elixir". Read more.

Wuzhen pian

Awakening to Reality: A Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy

Translated by Fabrizio Pregadio
Golden Elixir Press, 2009
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The Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality) is one of the most important and best-known Taoist alchemical texts. Written in the 11th century, it describes in a poetical form several facets of Neidan, or Internal Alchemy. Read more.

Pregadio, 'Chinese Alchemy: An Annotated Bibliography'

Chinese Alchemy: An Annotated Bibliography

Fabrizio Pregadio
Golden Elixir Press, 2009
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This bibliography contains about 300 titles of books and articles, with short annotations on their contents. Read more.

Jami, 'Flashes of Light'

Flashes of Light: A Treatise on Sufism

Golden Elixir Press, 2010
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The renowned Persian thinker and poet 'Abd al-Rahman al-Jami (1414-92 CE) wrote this work to explain "the intuitions and verities displayed on the pages of the hearts and minds of men of insight and divine knowledge." Jami provides one of the best, synthetic introductions to Sufi spirituality. Read more.

Shaikh Sharfuddin Maneri, 'Letters from a Sufi Teacher'

Letters from a Sufi Teacher

Shaikh Sharfuddin Maneri
Golden Elixir Press, 2010
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This book consists of the translation of extracts from the Maktubat-i-Sadi ("The Hundred Letters," or rather brief essays on different subjects), the most elaborate and comprehensive work by Shaikh Sharfuddin Maneri (14th century). Read more.