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The Vinegar Tasters

Stephen Karcher asks us to imagine an ancient Chinese scroll painting in his introduction to Ta Chuan: The Great Treatise (2000). Here’s what he says, Three men are shown grouped around a large open cask where vinegar is fermented. They … Continue reading

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The Caput Aureum and the Medicine Lake

The end product of the alchemical process is the caput aureum, or golden head. This stage of consciousness is also “round, it is the wholeness, and it is transparent stone. Which consciousness is like this, inflexible, hard, detached, immortal, and … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama’s Karma

Peter Kingsley’s book A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World (2010) argues forcefully that shamanism is the heart of philosophy and that the concept of incarnation and re-incarnation is central as well.  … Continue reading

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