Tai-I Chin-hua Tsung-chih

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T'ai-I Chin-hua Tsung-chih (Teaching of the Golden Flower of the Supreme One). 17th-cent. Taoist text of the ch'üan-chen tao (school of religious Taoism). It is a manual for circulating illumination through the body by breathing exercises, until the ‘golden-flower’ is formed. From this, the embryo of the immortal being can be produced.