Explaining the process and energetics of Daoist internal alchemy, the author describes in detail the practice of Nei Dan, the alchemical firing practice of Daoism that has until very recently been a closely guarded secret.
Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, he presents theory and practice coherently for western practitioners. He offers his own experiences of each stage of attainment, describing the tangible results that should appear, and provides guidance on the practicalities and potential pitfalls of alchemical training.
Damo Mitchell has studied the martial, medical and spiritual arts of Asia since the age of four. His studies have taken him across the planet in search of authentic masters. He is the technical director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, and teaches Nei Gong in the UK, Sweden and the USA. He is the author of Heavenly Streams: Meridian Theory in Nei Gong, Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change, and The Four Dragons: Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong, all published by Singing Dragon.
Foreword by Jason Gregory. Preface. 1. Background to Nei Dan. 2. Classical Charts. 3. Xing. 4. The Art of Sitting. 5. The Firing Process. 6. Progressing onto Fire and Water. 7. Woman Specific Nei Dan. 8. Reversing the Five Elements. 9. The Alchemical Agents. 10. Conclusion. 11. Understanding the Yi Jing. 12. Divination Method. Appendix 1. Congenital Qi Gong. Appendix 2. The Firing Time Chart. Glossary of Pinyin Terms. About the Author.