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A Record of the Assembled Immortals and Gathered Perfected of the Western Hills

A Record of the Assembled Immortals and Gathered Perfected of the Western Hills

Shi Jianwu's Daoist Classic on Internal Alchemy and the Cultivation of the Breath

Richard Bertschinger, Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

Quick Overview

This is the first English language translation of an 9th century text by Daoist practitioner Shi Jianwu, which prescribes the practice of deep, intentional breathing along with meditation for Qigong and improved spiritual awakening. The author provides insights to this ancient tradition that depicts the journey from knowledge to refinement.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-387-1
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In this Tang Classic text from the 9th Century, Daoist practitioner Shi Jianwu describes how through the practice of adapting individual breath to the breath of the universe and daily meditation, one can develop an astral body and 'transcend earthly matters to walk in the divine'. Richard Bertschinger offers the first annotated English language translation of this text with practical guidance for Qigong, meditative practice and personal development.

With elements of Daoist tradition and drawing on Mayahana Buddhist influences, this ancient guide aims to bring to the fore perceptions and focus on a natural form of breathing for pure meditation. Much of this Chinese practice has been misunderstood and lost over the years, until now. Richard's thoughtful translation and additional comments serve to distribute Shi Jianwu's original message with open interpretations for the individual reader.

Authors

By (author): Richard Bertschinger
Foreword by: Master Zhongxian Wu