Published October 1990
by Sterling Pub Co Inc .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
The legendary accounts of the origins of alchemy are not confined to the Chinese 'wild history;' in the West there is the story that fallen angels were responsible for teaching the science of alchemy to the women they married on : Jean Cooper. Chinese Alchemy: The Taoist Quest for Immortality Paperback – Decem by J. C. Cooper (Author)Cited by: 5. Chinese Alchemy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Chinese Alchemy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Start your review of Chinese Alchemy: Preliminary Studies. Write a review. Nokasti rated it really liked it Liviu rated it really liked it /5(3). The Ancient Chinese Alchemy. After the seeking of natural elixirs in vain, the West Han dynasty swerved to the man-made elixirs, so we have had heard the stories of Liu’an, who after had succeeded in making himself a immortal, before he was about to go up into the heaven, he was so loath to part with his fowls and dogs, he spread the elixirs.
Ancient chinese alchemy is often associated with the stories of turning base metal into gold, seen in films and books. To most people, this is the alchemy that eventually developed into chemistry. Chinese Alchemy, Secret of Golden Flower - Merge of Male and Female Energy It is the merge of male and female that fascinates us so much, it is the White Queen and the Black King that unite to give a birth to a child that is perfect and immortal. Chinese Alchemy Book Summary: Here in one slender volume are the essentials to a tradition that dates back to 3, B.C. Among the topics covered here are: 1. The origins of Chinese alchemy 2. The quest for gold and immortality 3. The role of minerals and plants, medicines, astrology, yoga, and magic in Chinese alchemy 4. Nathan Sivin. Selected, annotated bibliography of the history of Chinese science and medicine sources in Western languages. Needham Research Institute Library. S. Mahdihassan. Tan, Cinnabar, as Drug of Longevity Prior to Alchemy. R. B. Jefferson The Doctrine of the Elixir. Viswiki article on Chinese alchemy.
Chinese alchemy has a history of more than two thou-sand years, recorded from the 2nd century BCE to the the Way of the Golden Elixir is characterized by a Book of the Way and its Virtue—concerning the rela-tion between the Dao and the world. The cosmos as we know it is conceived of as the last stage in a series of transformations. Chinese alchemy is largely recorded in about “books” that are part of the Taoist canon. Neither Indian nor Islamic alchemy has ever been collected, and scholars are thus dependent for their knowledge of the subject on occasional allusions in works of natural philosophy and medicine, plus a few specifically alchemical works. When Chinese alchemists fashioned the first man-made explosion during the tenth century, no one could have foreseen its full revolutionary potential. Invented to frighten evil spirits rather than fuel guns or bombs, the simple mixture of saltpetre, sulphur and charcoal became one of humanity's most critical inventions. As word of its explosive properties spread from Asia to Europe, it paved /5(4). Qing-dynasty manuscript copy of an earlier text of Neidan (Internal Alchemy). Chinese alchemy is based on doctrinal principles, first expounded in the founding texts of Taoism, concerning the relation between the Dao and the "ten thousand things" (wanwu).