Occasional Papers

Pregadio, 'The Book of the Nine Elixirs'

The Book of the Nine Elixirs: An Early Chinese Alchemical Text

Fabrizio Pregadio
Golden Elixir Press, 2011
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A complete translation of the Book of the Nine Elixirs (Jiudan jing), the main extant text of the Great Clarity (Taiqing) tradition of External Alchemy. Read more.

Pregadio, 'The Way of the Golden Elixir'

The Way of the Golden Elixir: An Introduction to Taoist Alchemy

Fabrizio Pregadio
Golden Elixir Press, 2014 (second edition)
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This PDF outlines the main stages of development of the Chinese alchemical tradition, and the analogies and differences among doctrines and practices of its main branches and lineages. Read more.

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The Longmen Lineage

The Longmen Lineage: Historical Notes

Golden Elixir Press, 2014
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This PDF contains a short history of the Longmen lineage, to which many masters of Neidan (Taoist Internal Alchemy) are affiliated. Read more.

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9 Taoist Books on the Elixir

9 Taoist Books on the Elixir

Golden Elixir Press, 2011
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This bibliography contains the main data on nine important original texts of Taoist alchemy. It includes two texts on Waidan (External Alchemy) and seven texts on Neidan (Internal Alchemy). Read more.

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