The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of these second-century verses from the Cantong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on alchemy and immortality, echoes both the secret wisdom of the Tao-Te Ching and I Ching. It is also the ancestral text of all Qi Gong exercises in China. This translation reveals for the first time the ‘meditation’ on an Elixir – practiced for thousands of years by Taoist sages. Presented here with original commentaries by Yuyan, Zhuxi and especially Master Shangyang, the book is full of practical advice about the process of human transformation. It teaches how to nurture and develop the natural life-energy within each of us.
“Ahem… this is my translation of the old alchemical text from China – sometimes called the Triplex Unity, or Akinness of the Three. It has been reprinted most splendidly in paperback by Singing Dragon.” Available by contacting me through this site. £18 including p&p.