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  • Paperback: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Aurora Press; 1st edition (June 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943358191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943358192
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mantak Chia is a master who gives detailed descriptions of the how-to of moving sexual energy.
Al Link and Pala Copeland
No, the book is highly possible, and provides a viable practice for anyone who has real interest in practicing it.
Isantis
He is a guy who studied a little here and there and wrote some books and got a lot of undeserved recognition.
Rakibe

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80 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Widar Jaensch on March 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
He's done it again. In Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality as well as in this book, Mantak forgets the extremely important collection of energy at the navel after doing the microcosmic orbit. In both books, he summarizes the orbit sloppily, as if all that is needed is to let the energy flow from the eyes, down the body and up to the head. If the energy is not collected at the navel, it can damage your mind or your organs. If anyone wants to do the microcosmic orbit, read the book devoted to it: Awaken Healing Energy Through Tao, which describes the dangers and the precautions and lots more. It's a minor investment that can save you lots of trouble.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Al Link and Pala Copeland on April 27, 2006
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Mantak Chia is a master who gives detailed descriptions of the how-to of moving sexual energy. The methods he proposes are very disciplined and therefore work best for people who like structure and have lots of patience and self-motivation. This book is also good for individuals not in relationship, because so much of the work is done on one's own. Because Chia's work derives from the Taoist tradition (as opposed to Tantric), there is more emphasis on the physical and practical than the mystical and emotional aspects of the work.
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72 of 84 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 8, 1999
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When I was fourteen, my father sent me Taoist Secrets of Love. I started to use some techniques, including the microcosmic orbit. At the age of nineteen, I had to start using anti-psychotic medicine. When I was twenty-six I discovered that the microcosmic orbit necessifies precautions and can otherwise lead to dangerous side-effects such as hallucinations. I stopped using the techniques. In the following year I was able to function better socially and could use half the usual dose of the anti-psychotic medicine. However, I had been achieving well intellectually for all those years, and in the year without the techniques those abilities became weaker. Now I am starting over by following every precaution mentioned in Awaken Healing Energy of the Tao when using the microcosmic orbit. I expect the prospect of sanity in addition to the usual good intellectual functioning. Mantak Chias summary of the microcosmic orbit in Taoist Secrets of Love is careless, because it implies that there are no side-effects and no precautions to be taken. Be aware that you must read Awaken Healing Energy of the Tao if you want to use the microcosmic orbit safely.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Isantis on March 9, 2012
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Forget about the kama sutra, and forget about every new age book on sacred sexuality out there. Here is an actual sexual science, and being taoist in nature, it is a very hardcore set of metaphysics and practices. Many of us are let down by other books on sexuality while out there looking for a way to revolutionize our sex lives. This one will actually do it. However the one thing that I must say to warn prospective buyers on is that it is not exactly an easy book to practice. Mantak Chias method of writing is extremely informative, and though these topics are esoteric he writes in a manner that is not at all difficult to read or understand. However I just wanted to say that following the authenticity of these taoist sexual sciences/metaphysics and practices, they are not for those who are looking for a book to just give them a new sexual technique or position that they can then just turn around and jump into with their lover. These practices are in fact practices, and being such they require actual effort and commitment. And they are not easy. They are not difficult or impossible, as with some manuals on taoist or other esoteric spiritual practices, where they will actually tell you that you need a guru/master to guide you through the practice in order to do it properly, so there is really no point in reading the book. No, the book is highly possible, and provides a viable practice for anyone who has real interest in practicing it. But this is not just a book of sex. This is a book of Chi kung, sexual alchemy, sexual sorcery, cunnlingus, and other very advanced sexual practices. not necessarily for a beginner who just likes to have sex and has heard that tantra and taoism can bring their sex life to a new level.Read more ›
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66 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey D. Merchant on June 13, 2002
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The main problem with this book is that the idea of chi is presented in such a low-brow Western terminology that the concept nearly lost. References to "Tongue Kung Fu". "Air" and the Cranial "Pump" tend to deflate and demystify the spiritual ideology. Literal english translations or even the retention of his own native language would have showed more respect for the subject.
Chia's teachings of meditation seem accurate enough but make one fatal flaw. The whole book - all of the various levels of the energy transference exercises - lead to or stem from the Microcosmic Orbit. Through out the book, Chia states that energy moves from the sexual region, up through the body and is stored in the head.
Why would he say that and then state in one of his other books, Awaken Healing Energy of the Tao, that proper storage of this energy, after moving through the head, should be in the navel. Anyone familiar with t'ai chi knows that the navel is the center point to all of your body's energy. To store such energies in the head can lead to insanity. Very irresponsible on his part.
At the end of the book, I suppose in an effort to cover all bases, everything from the pubococcygeal muscle to refexology gets a paragraph or two. Needless to say that several Chia's notions on tangible sexual issues could use a bit more research. For example, Chia makes reference to how ingesting semen "is at least as rational as buying vitamins" as it is a "treasure house" of vitamins and minerals. Anyone worth his salt knows that it only contains trace elements.
That statement alone makes me question just how accurate the rest of the book is.
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