The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic: The Taoist Guide to Health, Longevity, and Immortality
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Chinese history is sprinkled with accounts of individuals who applied the lessons of the Jade Emperor and lived up to 200 years. The Jade Emperor’s Mind Seal Classic teaches that one can attain immortality through the cultivation of the three treasures of Taoism: ching (sexual and physical energy), qi (breath and vital energy), and shen (spirit and mental energy). Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Taoism, martial arts, and Chinese history and culture, Stuart Alve Olson accompanies his translations with informative commentary that explains the historical context of the texts as well as demonstrates the practical applications of their teachings in contemporary life.. The first English translation with commentary of three classic Taoist texts on immortality• Translates The Jade Emperor’s Mind Seal Classic, The Immortals, and The Three Treasu
A Crucial Pre-Requisite for the Serious Student of Taoism In my opinion, this book should be one of the main pre-requisites to reading more advanced Taoist literature. Olson goes into in-depth explanation of some of the major, and most prominent terminology within Internal Alchemy schools of Taoism. A lot of the concepts within the Mind Seal Classic are mentioned in major Taoist texts (including some texts translated by Eva Wong,) making this an excellent reference point for any serious student of Taoism.The book presents a translation of the Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic along with a phonetic version for those wishing to recite in Mandarin (if I am not mistaken,) instr. Sun Heart said Good Intro. A very handy little book covering the base concepts of taoist longevety. Not a total guide so much as an introduction to the various methods. Along with the translated classics the authors personal stories are fun and interesting. Some parts the authors background in Buhddism shows but its hardly intrusive.. "I am here as a living witness that what Sifu Olson shares with us is not only possible but wonderful beyond words" according to Sam Beasley. Dear reader, I am here as a living witness that what Sifu Olson shares with us is not only possible but wonderful beyond words. I have read, reread, studied, and most importantly practiced what Sifu Olson shares and instructs us in five of his books. His teachings along with personal instruction from my own Sifu have helped me achieve something extraordinary. Only time and karma will say if I get to experience true longevity. But right here, right now, the discovery of the energy is way beyond what I expected. These books are an extraordinary gift to us in the west. I am a living testimony that it works. Please don'
It also provides useful tips for everyday health and pointers for accessing the mysteries of mysticism. Readers will be inspired to begin or renew their commitments for cultivating a fuller life.” (Master Mantak Chia, author of Taoist Cosmic Healing)"this is an excellent book, well conceived to introduce Americans and other Westerners to some of the most difficult and obscure aspects of the Taoist imagination and consciousness." (Reg Little, New Dawn, Nov/Dec 2007) . “Contains very good explanations of and information on Chinese Taoist concepts, principles, practices, and goals
Liang (1900-2002). . Stuart Alve Olson has been a practicing Taoist for over thirty years and has studied with the famous Taoist master T. He lectures throughout the world and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. T