Secrets of Dragon Gate and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $3.94 (23%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Friday, April 18? Order within and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by Mind Traveler
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Bubble Mailer!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Secrets of Dragon Gate: Ancient Taoist Practices for Health, Wealth, and the Art of Sexual Yoga Paperback


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.01
$4.00 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Secrets of Dragon Gate: Ancient Taoist Practices for Health, Wealth, and the Art of Sexual Yoga + Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change + Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong: Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation
Price for all three: $45.11

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Tarcher (March 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585428434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585428434
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 3.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Steven Liu is the fourteenth Master of the Dragon Gate School of Taoism-centered on inducing the spontaneous and free flow of chi and the development of numerous Taoist art forms, including meditation, martial arts, dream yoga, feng shui, and the five Taoist Arts.
Jonathan Blank is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and creative technologist. He has spent over 25 years studying high-level martial arts, meditation, Eastern philosophy and esoteric metaphysical practices with many remarkable teachers in the US, Asia and Europe.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
14
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
1
See all 18 customer reviews
One can use this book, and each time one reads it, it takes on a deeper, richer flavor.
Steven Taracevicz
I highly recommend this book to those interested in Taoism and those seeking more enjoyment and fulfillment from their lives.
J.R. Getches
It's very easy to read and easy to understand, and the exercises given are explained very well.
Sonny Boy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ralph E Stevens on April 23, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have applied a 5-star rating for this book because it deserves it. The book was well researched, written, organized and executed and I came away from reading it with wonderful exercises and a new vision that will stay with me forever. I had always been peripherally aware of Taoism with a vague interest in exploring its mysteries and all that it may have to offer me. I feel that "Secrets of Dragon Gate" was the perfect book for introducing me to this philosophical way of life. It is loaded with anecdotes, clear explanations and basic exercises organized into a step-by-step format that takes the reader from a basic background and understanding in Tao to a gradual life-changing conclusion. The powerful, yet humble wisdom of Tao is not only tangible but can be incorporated into my life now through simple exercises and through memorable anecdotes like... "It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized" Mr. Blank and Dr. Liu have written a lucid book that entertains and enlightens. I have always believed that it is not enough to simply read and intellectually relate to a profound philosophy but, there needs to be some sort of mechanism and/or exercise that one can unitize to transform the wisdom and knowledge from the cerebral to the practical. In other words, to put concepts into motion and to see it really make a difference in your world - to live a more mindful life and to get closer to the goal of achieving your life's fullest potential. The Secrets of Dragon Gate is all about that. I feel fortunate to have read this book by way of recommendation and hope that this review has encouraged others to read it and to recommend it as well - The more people that follow the path of Tao the better off this world will be.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sonny Boy on September 23, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As someone who's been exposed to Quanzhen Taoism and Qigong for a few years (as a student/practitioner of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine), I've felt that this book is not only a great introduction to Taoist alchemy, but it helps the intermediate student as well. It's very easy to read and easy to understand, and the exercises given are explained very well. What a wonderful book!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By xman on May 12, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
After having read some more in-depth, yet both practical accessible to beginner Taoist or Nei Gong works, this book seems shallow...

For example, some of the "Keys" are breathing deeply and gently, drinking enough water,...etc...

There are fairly good number of basic exercises, that I give them credit for...but they are described in a few pages...From what I have seen in other books, there are enough nuances that are significant, that describing them with a few blocks of text and a few simplistic diagrams is not nearly enough..

This book is lightly better than Internal Martial Arts Nei-gong: Cultivating ...
Bill Bodri

I reccomend these authors: Mantak Chia, B.K. Frantzis, Wong Kew Kit, Damo Mitchell, C.K. Chu. God, do I appreciate those authors now more than ever...
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dermansky on March 9, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I loved this book. Jon Blank lays out all this deep spiritual stuff in a simple way that makes it human, readable and fun. It's refreshing the way he puts himself in the book. His quest for enlightenment becomes every mans quest, and in turn my quest and makes it seem so doable.

I have already started practicing the secrets of Chapter 7.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Prakash on March 3, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Yup, good book simple to understand easy to read...no non sense.
I have began applying the techniques taught streight away.
Thanks
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard R. Jahn on July 15, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Loved this book. Its an interesting read. As with most things in Chinese culture, the concepts and the exercises are simplistic. When you start doing them, and look deeper, you find they are more complicated, and the more you study, the more simple it gets again. Many of the exercises are simple to do, and I believe they give a great starting point. There are a lot of exercises in this book that are not found, or explained anywhere else. Some things must be experienced though. As you master the simple steps, I think you will find the concepts laid out apply to the deeper practices as well. I lived and trained in Shanghai with a master from Wu Dang mountain temple. he was always saying, the moves, the exercises need to be simple, natural. It is the Taoist way.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By manofshine on June 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
After reading this book it gave me an insight that I have not had before. The depth in which Mr Blank and Dr. Liu get into Taoism are truly amazing. I have not read a book that has opened my eyes like this that was so enjoyable and simple to read and understand in a long time. One will gain quite a bit more than expected from this read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alex089 on April 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most useful books I have read about Taoism. I can recommend it to anyone, who is interested in potent Taoist practices.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0x9beb24e0)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?