Introduction to Daoist Alchemy

This is a presentation I did on Daoist Alchemy at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in July, 2017. This research is based primarily on the work of Fabrizio Pregadio and Wang Mu. I hope you find this as fascinating as I do! For more information on similar topics, check out MakingTheMedicine.com. Also, on this…

Why “Golden Pearl”?

Some of you may wonder where I got the title “Golden Pearl”. The Golden Pearl is a symbol of optimal physical, psychological, and spiritual health. The notion of a Golden Pearl is a metaphor from an esoteric discipline of meditation and self-cultivation known as Daoist Alchemy. The Daoist adepts believed that by meditating according to…