The Secret of Everlasting Life: The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality
This a translation from the Chinese 2nd century Can Dong Qi, the earliest text on transformation, with original Chinese commentaries. The author's own commentary explains the intricacies of the text's allegorical symbolism for the Western reader while the text itself and the original commentaries are full of practical information and advice about the human transformation process.
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The Yin and Yang Inner Vitality and Energy
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