Taoist Alchemy at the Taoist Magic Altar

Taoist Alchemy at the Taoist Magic Altar

Alchemy in Chinese is 練丹 which is to cultivate for a “pill” that contains a lot of essence of some sort, and you might wonder how that is done at our magic altar. What is going on with this golden pill? How is it done with your body and how is it different at the altar? You will know it all right now. The concept of alchemy is very simple, wh...
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Incense Powder for Taoist Magic of Cleansing

Incense Powder for Taoist Magic of Cleansing

Today we are going to talk about this special type of incense that we burn in our lineage, which is called the Chum Heung 沉香, which is in powder form in this case.  You will need a small pot for the incense, and also a tool like a small spoon that allows you to dig a hole in the pot of ashes. The powdered incense comes with a small plastic spo...
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Taoist Dragon Hand Incense Pot

Taoist Dragon Hand Incense Pot

This Taoist magical tool in our lineage is called the hand-pot which is made of wood and it has a dragon handle with a “pot” in front of it that got a hole for you to stick your incense into. We can all burn incense, but it is all burning incense as ourselves. First of all, why do we burn incense? You can look at the picture of a human holdin...
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