To age with the sun and moon and be renewed by spring and summer, to conserve the seeds of growth in autumn and winter and to be nourished by the eternal breath of the Tao--these are the goals of the Taoist alchemists, the masters of the arts of health, longevity, and immortality.
This book is a translation of a concise Taoist alchemical manual known as the "Dragon-Tiger Classic, " along with its two most important commentaries. The classic, written in ancient times by an unknown author and published during the fifteenth century BCE, is regarded by contemporary Taoist practitioners as the most complete guide to spiritual transformation. It covers the three forms of Taoist practice:
- External alchemy, concerned with the ingestion of minerals, herbs, and other substances to attain health, longevity, and immortality
- Sexual alchemy, in which the practitioner uses the energy of a sexual partner to cultivate his or her own energy
- Internal alchemy, the practice of meditation, calisthenics, and yogic postures to cultivate mind and body
An extensive introduction by the translator and the inclusion of two commentaries by traditional Chinese authors aid the reader in understanding this concise, symbolic text.
About the Author
Eva Wong is the Chairperson and President of TopHuman, which was founded in Canada in 1995 and has expanded globally in the past 11 years. As the Principal Coach of TopHuman, Eva developed the "Ren Coaching Model" which is based on the eastern Philosophy of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Eva is the first Chinese-credentialed MCC coach, as well as a member of the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Currently, she is the President of China Coach Association (CCA). Eva graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Management and obtained a Masters of Counseling from University of New England in Australia. She is also the Life Member in the World Outstanding Chinese Foundation and has been elected as one of China's 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs by the China Women's Federation and China Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Lawrence Leung, Master Certified Coach (MCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF), is the Chief Executive Office of TopHuman - the leading Coach Training company in China. He has been successful in coaching businesses and individuals as well as conducted numerous experiential training programs and skills-based seminars for businesses, government agencies, and universities. Lawrence is also a lecturer for coaching workshops in MBA courses of leading universities like Fudan University, Zhongshan University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has authored various coaching books such as "Corporate Coach: The Leadership Revolution" and "You Can Do It Better - A Collection of Successful Corporate and Executive Coaching Case Studies,"
"Wong's translation is accessible and her scholarship sparkling in this illuminating edition of a Chinese Taoist classic."— Publishers Weekly