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Taoist Sexual Alchemy

To: alt.philosophy.taoism
From: Spicer)
Subject: Re: Taoist Sexual Alchemy (was Re: to be a real taoist you must...)
Date: 22 Jul 1996 16:50:12 GMT

 (xiwangmu)' wrote: 
>49960722 AA1 (sorry for any misattribution, but original was not clear) 
> (Chad Spicer): 
>|>|>The primordial basic essence is called the elixir; 
 It seems that people are only reading the first sentance  of what I quoted
and there is more to it than the first sentance, or I would not have
bothered to type the rest. Since you missed the whole, here it is again. 
     The primordial basic essence is called the elixir; 
     In the furnace of the eight trigrams it is forged into a pill. 
     The deluded throughout the world vainly seek external medicines; 
     By taking these they wrongly imagine they can ascend to the clouds. 
>some suggest that the pill is created within one rather than merely 
>ingested.  very complex bodily processes involving chi and meridians 
>as well as typical alchemical timing and transmutations. 
 I agree with what you have said and it is in part the point I was trying
to make. 
Taoist alchemy is not about playing with pills and medicines it is about
refining the self. 
The three great medicines are vitality, energy, spirit. The alchemical
workshop is within. 

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