Taoism

The Symbolic Language of Taoist Alchemy

Symbolic Language of Taoist Alchemy

Those who are interested in the Symbolic Language of Taoist Alchemy and its deeper meanings must learn to see beyond the surface. They must look into the words and figure out the hidden meanings behind the cryptic and difficult to fathom symbols and phrases. Hearing ideas like ‘heaven’ and ‘earth’,’fire’ and ‘water’, ‘lead’ and ‘mercury’. Or ‘tiger’ and ‘dragon’, ‘jade furnace’, ‘medicine’, and the ‘mysterious pass’. Or yet again, ‘golden elixir’, the ‘immortal embryo’, and the ‘gate of no gate’. One must not think such words refer to the preparation of chemical potions to ingest, or parts of the body. One must remember that these words and phrases are symbols. They use a language which speaks of one thing in order to allude to another. Continue Reading