Overall, a wonderful book from both a scholarly and a practitioner's perspective.
Due to its esoteric nature, i.e., internal alchemy ... the author, a Chinese American, was guided by a Taoist master when learning from the original text.
Wong's commentary displays deep insight into the lessons and there is much to be learned here.
This book offers very basic, minimal, beginner "Daoist" lore and it is a great little book for learning very basic techniques to "still the mind" ... Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by T h e C r i t i c - y e a h , r i g h t
This adept translation and commentary of an ancient text presents an amazing richness of information about Taoist Internal Alchemy. Read morePublished on June 20, 2011 by Imios Archangelis
This is yet another book that was not written for the general public. While it does name various techniques, nowhere in it does it tell you how to do the techniques. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by AlchemistGeorge
This book is hands down one of the best treatises/introductions to Taoist Internal Alchemy. It is attributed to the semi-mythical Lao Tzu, written in the 6 Dynasties Era (220-580... Read morePublished on July 29, 2009 by Demitri Pevzner
This is an excellent commentary on an ancient text, not an effective How-To Manual.
It did not "cultivate stillness" in me -- quite the contrary. Read more
A comprehensive view of Tao, I Ching and Zen, from the perspective of aging and transitioning from Earth to Upper Heaven.Published on May 15, 2007 by A. Thompson
Eva Wong has done a great service to all who practice Qigong and cannot read the original material in its native tongue. Read morePublished on August 20, 2002 by Zentao