Wei Pʾo-yang

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Wei Pʾo-yang or Pai-yang (2nd cent. CE). Foundation figure in religious Taoism (taochiao), who attempted to unify the practices of alchemy with Taoist philosophy and I Ching. His major work, Chou-i tsʾan-tʾung-chʾi (very roughly, the unifying and harmonizing of the three ways, Lao-Tzu, and I Ching) aims to show how life can be prolonged and the cosmic forces brought into harmony and balance.