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Awakening to Reality: The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy
 
 

Awakening to Reality: The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy [Kindle Edition]

Fabrizio Pregadio

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"Awakening to Reality" (Wuzhen pian) is one of the most important and best-known Taoist alchemical texts. Written in the eleventh century, it describes in a poetical form, and in a typically cryptic and allusive language, several facets of Neidan, or internal alchemy. This book presents the first part of the text, consisting of sixteen poems, which contain a concise but comprehensive exposition of Neidan. In addition to notes that intend to clarify the meaning of the more obscure points, the book also contains selections from a commentary dating from the late eighteenth century, which is distinguished by the use of a lucid and plain language.

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Fabrizio Pregadio has taught at different universities in Italy, Germany, the United States, and Canada. He is the author of Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China (Stanford University Press, 2006) and the editor of The Encyclopedia of Taoism (Routledge, 2008). In addition to his scholarly activities, he enjoys publishing translations of original texts on Taoism and Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan), unencumbered by academic formalities and addressed to a wider audience. These translations, published by Golden Elixir Press, include the Cantong qi (Seal of the Unity of the Three); the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality); the Ruyao jing (Mirror for Compounding the Medicine); the Yinfu jing (Scripture of the Hidden Accordance); and Cultivating the Tao, a work by the great Taoist master, Liu Yiming.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Elixir Press (19 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HY4CSC8
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Fabrizio Pregadio has taught at different universities in Italy, Germany, the United States, and Canada. He is the author of "Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China" (Stanford University Press, 2006) and the editor of "The Encyclopedia of Taoism" (Routledge, 2008). In addition to his scholarly activities, he publishes translations of original texts on Taoism and Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan) addressed to a wider audience. These translations, published by Golden Elixir Press, include the "Cantong qi" (Seal of the Unity of the Three); the "Wuzhen pian" (Awakening to Reality); the "Ruyao jing" (Mirror for Compounding the Medicine); the "Yinfu jing" (Scripture of the Hidden Accordance); and "Cultivating the Tao", a work by the great Taoist master, Liu Yiming.

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the 4 Greatest Qi Gong Classics 31 Dec 2009
By Hugo Olivares Mila - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very good book, about a very old, Chinese Classic Poem, of Celestial Immortality, Qi Gong and Meditation.

It is a very beautiful and wonderful poem.

It resemble very much about the King book of Qi Gong Classic:

Cantong Qi by Wei Boyang.

If Wei Boyang book is nr 1, then this is for sure nr 2!

It feels so good to be in my bed at night and listening to good music and reading this book!

This book is perfect in its own.

I Hugo Darien wrote this.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fino y delicado trabajo de traduccion. 2 Feb 2010
By Angel Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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El trabajo realizado por el traductor es muy esmerado y solo puede ser factible por alguien que conoce profundamente del tema en cuestion. Es una suerte que el Dr. Pregadio dedique tanta energia personal a la cuestion de traducir textos fundamentales del Daoismo al ingles.
Una obra de preservacion -en cierta forma semejante- a la realizada en su oportunidad por Lu Kuan Yu, la cual si bien puede estar motivada por distintas razones, puede observarse que posee el fuego de la pasion por el esclarecimiento de la cultura y el conocimiento Daoista.
Felicitaciones!.
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