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Dear Reader,

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

14 December 2009

The Golden Elixir: Taoism and Chinese Alchemy


14 Dec 2009

www.goldenelixir.com, Stanford, CA, US

Supplied note:
"Originally established in 1995, the Golden Elixir website has gone through several rebirths and has been hosted by several universities (Venice, Berlin, and Stanford). In its present form, the website contains introductions, essays, translations, and illustrations related to Taoism and Chinese alchemy. These materials are addressed to both academic and non-academic audiences. The website is also the home of Golden Elixir Press, an independent publisher of books on Taoism, Chinese alchemy, and closely related subjects. In the same way as the website, the press publishes books for both specialists and the general public. - fp."

Site contents:
(## An Introduction to Taoism,
## Short Essays on Taoism [#Yin and Yang - by Fabrizio Pregadio, # Macrocosm and Microcosm, # Chart of the Great Ultimate (Taiji tu), # Taoist Views of the Body, # Inner Gods, # Tao Hongjing (456-536), # Isabelle Robinet (1932-2000): A Bibliography],
## Entries from The Encyclopedia of Taoism [# Daode jing (Scripture of the Dao and Its Virtue) - by Isabelle Robinet, # daojia (Taoism; "Lineage[s] of the Way") - by Isabelle Robinet, # daojiao (Taoism; Taoist teaching; "Teaching[s] of the Way") - by T.H. Barrett, # Daozang and Subsidiary Compilations - by Judith M. Boltz, # jiao (Offering) - by Poul Andersen # jindan (Golden Elixir) - by Fabrizio Pregadio, # Lingbao (Numinous Treasure) - by Stephen R. Bokenkamp, # Quanzhen (Completion of Authenticity) - by Vincent Goossaert, # Shangqing (Highest Clarity) - by Isabelle Robinet, # Tianshi dao (Way of the Celestial Masters) - by Terry Kleeman],
## Taoist Texts [# Zhuangzi (Book of Master Zhuang), # Huainan zi (Book of the Master of Huainan), # Laozi zhongjing (Central Scripture of Laozi), # Baopu zi neipian (Inner Chapters of the Book of the Master Who Embraces Simplicity)], ## Illustrations and Tables [# Yin-Yang and Eight Trigrams, # Chart of the Great Ultimate (Taiji tu), # Original Breath, # Immortals, # Inner Gods, # Talisman of the Center, # Five Agents (wuxing), # Eight Trigrams (bagua)]);
## An Introduction to Taoist Alchemy - by Fabrizio Pregadio,
## Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality),
## Short Essays on Chinese Alchemy [# Cinnabar Fields, # Zhouyi cantong qi (Token for Joining the Three in Accordance with the Book of Changes)],
##Alchemical Texts [1. Internal Alchemy (Neidan): # Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality): Poem 3, # Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality): Poem 7, 2. External Alchemy (Waidan): # Early Taiqing (Great Clarity) Texts: Rituals, # Early Taiqing (Great Clarity) Texts: Methods, # Early Taiqing (Great Clarity) Texts: Benefits of the Elixirs]
## Illustrations [# Chart of the Fire Phases, # Dragon and Tiger, # The Yellow Court, # Neidan Emblems, # The Body as a Mountain]
* GOLDEN ELIXIR PRESS (Details of the following publications:] # Awakening to Reality The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy Fabrizio Pregadio viii, 102 pp. Golden Elixir Press, 2009
# Chinese Alchemy: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in Western Languages Fabrizio Pregadio 50 pp. Golden Elixir Press, 2009
# Index of Zhonghua Daozang (Taoist Canon of China) Fabrizio Pregadio, ed. viii + 108 pp. Golden Elixir Press, 2009
# Index of Zhengtong Daozang (Taoist Canon of the Zhengtong Reign-Period) Fabrizio Pregadio, ed. 53 pp. Golden Elixir Press, 2009, Free download (PDF, ca. 600 KB));
* LINKS (# Part 1: Materials in Western Languages: Essays and Translations, Associations and Journals, Websites on Taoism, Buddhism, Other Traditions, # Part 2: Materials in Chinese and Japanese: Texts in Chinese, Reference Works, Associations and Journals);
* RECENT ADDITIONS (incl. 'Taoist Internal Alchemy' and the 'Wuzhen pian' (Awakening to Reality);

[The website's founder and editor, Dr Fabrizio Pregadio, is presently a Visiting Scholar, Stanford University - ed.]

URL http://www.goldenelixir.com

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Fabrizio Pregadio (pregadio--at--stanford.edu)

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