Secretly Transmitted Direct Pointers to the Great Elixir.

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TitleSecretly Transmitted Direct Pointers to the Great Elixir.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOBERFRANK, E. L. M. A. R.
JournalJournal of Daoist Studies
Pagination58 - 92
Date Published2013/02//
ISBN Number19415516
KeywordsALCHEMY -- Religious aspects, China, ELIXIR of life (Alchemy), ELIXIRS, History, Taoism, YI jing & science

This paper presents a complete annotated translation and exegesis of the Michuan dadan zhizhi ... (Secretly Transmitted Direct Pointers to the Great Elixir), a late imperial text that deals with various practical, theoretical, and philosophical concepts in relation to intemal alchemy. Despite its relevance and high quality, it has hardly been noticed so far in China and was only published very recently. In the West, it is virtually unknown, even among China scholars and Daoist practitioners. Its fifteen chapters have much to offer to our under- standing of the system and process of internal alchemy. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Daoist Studies is the property of Three Pines Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)