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Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Fabrizio Pregadio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book examines the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy. Its main focus is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval period (third to sixth centuries). The book shows ... More


The Heaven of Great Clarity

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The alchemical doctrines and practices are deemed not to have originated in the human world; instead, they enter the world through a divine revelation, or through the transcription of scriptures ... More


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