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Bi Gu (辟谷) – Giving Up Food…

Bi Gu (辟谷) – Giving Up Food…

An important aspect of Daoist alchemical practice is Bi Gu (辟谷) or ‘abstaining from grains’. The term often appears within books on the internal arts but there is rarely anything in the way of further discussion of what the term actually means. In many cases the term...
Free Sample of Scholar Sage Book

Free Sample of Scholar Sage Book

Here is an extract from the new Scholar Sage book. Singing Dragon sent this sample out via their mailing list so I thought I would share it here as well. In the extract featured below we have one of the articles which was previously included on this site a while back....
Nei Dan (Alchemy) Book by Damo Mitchell

Nei Dan (Alchemy) Book by Damo Mitchell

I am currently working on the manuscript for my next book to be released through the Singing Dragon publishing house. I originally planned to write a trilogy of books with them looking at the foundations of Daoist energy work as far as I understood them. This trilogy...
Jade Emperors Embryonic Breathing Classic

Jade Emperors Embryonic Breathing Classic

Below is a translation of the Jade Emperor’s Embryonic Breathing Classic which is highly important for all practitioners of Daoist meditation.  玉皇天尊曰:胎從伏氣中結,氣從有胎中息。氣入身來謂之生,神去離形謂之死。知神氣 可以長生,故守虛無以養神氣。神行即氣行,神住即氣住。若欲長生,神氣相注。心不動念, 無來無去,不出不入,自然常在。勤而行之,是真道路。 The Jade...