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Blue Dragon, White Tiger

Blue Dragon, White Tiger

Verses for Refining the Golden Elixir

Chang Sen Feng, translated by Shifu Hwang and Cheney Crow

Quick Overview

Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 8.46in x 6.22in / 215mm x 158mm, 112pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-115-0
$19.95

Description

Written during the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties, before losing favor to a more ascetic approach to Taoism. According to legend, the author was last seen on the edge of a precipice, clasping the book to his chest, and proclaiming the sincerity of his practice.

Translated into English for the first time, this illuminating text carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice, pursued strictly for the spiritual advancement of the practitioner, and undertaken only once desire and attachment for a consort had been overcome. Cloaked in metaphor, the techniques and attendant virtues of the practice are presented in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries throughout.

This is an important historical text that will provide a fascinating insight into ancient tantric practices for anyone with an interest in Taoism, Chinese history and philosophy, and tantra or meditation practices.

Authors

Illustrated by: S. Robertson
By (author): Chang Sen Feng
Translated by: Shifu Hwang, Cheney Crow