Joseph Needham: Science and Civilisation in China Cambridge CUP (various dates)
Richard Bertschinger (trans.)The Secret of Everlasting Life (Singing Dragon 2010) This book is now published by Singing Dragon. You can advance order it now from me here. Good Hunting! (This is the first translation of THE alchemical classic, c. 142 CE. Also known as the Cantongqi or Tsan-tung-chi ).
Richard Bertschinger (trans.) The Golden Needle and other Odes of traditional Acupuncture. Book two of Yang Jizhou’s Grand Compendium (1601) . I have some copies of the The Golden Needle, linen covers and boxed at the clinic. Only a few left.The new paperback edition The Golden Needle from Singing Dragon (2013) is coming out as The Great Intent next year.
Burton Watson Selected Poems of Su Tung-po (Copper Canyon Press 1994)
Some useful medicines here at David Eastoe’s site Here is the link. Wondrous medicines made from natural materials.
This is the page where I store past Sayings of the Day.
Also some of the early Weblog is here below. From 2009 May 7th.
the author…after a long time translation….time to exit the study and get back to ‘circulating the qi’!
I know what noone else knows and nobody knows what I know. This is the Great Me of Taoism. Yet I also know nothing. This is the Small Me of Taoism. I use the rough and ready as a model to be wise. Thereby comes transcendence. The rough and ready is the stuff of the world, which we observe when timing the firing. This is close to training the fire, in the alchemical sense.
The bright fire throws our body into relief. The looming sensory world is the Yin Fu, or ‘matching tally’ to our Yang spirit. A shadow which accompanies our spiritual life. How do I know suffering? Because I have a body. As the Tao-te Ching (13) says: I honour great suffering as it gives me the idea of my body.
*Note that this alternative text, more politely, substitutes a different character here! The text then reads ‘All people…’ not ‘The s tupid…’
Teach me, my God and King,
All may of Thee partake:
A servant with this clause
This is the famous stone
by George Herbert
trans: Robert Graves