Occasional Papers

Pregadio, 'The Book of the Nine Elixirs'

The Book of the Nine Elixirs: An Early Chinese Alchemical Text

Fabrizio Pregadio
Golden Elixir Press, 2011
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A complete translation of the Book of the Nine Elixirs (Jiudan jing), the main extant text of the Great Clarity (Taiqing) tradition of External Alchemy. Read more.

Pregadio, 'The Way of the Golden Elixir'

The Way of the Golden Elixir: An Introduction to Taoist Alchemy

Fabrizio Pregadio
Golden Elixir Press, 2019 (third edition)
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Free DownloadTaoist alchemy has a history of more than two thousand years, recorded from the 2nd century BCE to the present day. This PDF outlines its history, lineages, and main doctrines and practices. Read more. (Note: The PDF and iBook editions are for free download.)

The Longmen Lineage

The Longmen Lineage: Historical Notes

Golden Elixir Press, 2014
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Free DownloadThis PDF contains a short history of the Longmen lineage, to which many masters of Neidan (Taoist Internal Alchemy) are affiliated. Read more.

9 Taoist Books on the Elixir

9 Taoist Books on the Elixir

Golden Elixir Press, 2011
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Free DownloadThis 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). Read more.