Refining the Elixir: The Internal Alchemy Teachings of Taoist Immortal Zhang Sanfeng
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
BISAC: Philosophy / Taoist
Four important works by Zhang Sanfeng (Three Peaks Zhang) are provided, along with commentaries:
The Great Process for Refining the Elixir Treatise
Verses on Seated Meditation
The Sleeping Immortal
Zhang Sanfeng’s Commentary on Lu Zi’s One Hundred Word Discourse
These four works of Zhang Sanfeng outline clear perspectives on the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, a unique and effective system designed for the development of health, longevity, and immortality.
Zhang Sanfeng, a Taoist priest of the twelfth century, is not only credited with the creation of Tai Ji Quan, but with some of the greatest Internal Alchemy texts. He reportedly lived 170 years, from the late Song dynasty through the Yuan and into the early Ming dynasty. Zhang’s life exemplified the Chinese ideal of a true “cloud wandering” immortal. His internal alchemy and meditation texts reveal not only his deep wisdom, but his great influence on Taoism and the teachings leading to immortality.