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Xiandan (仙丹) also known as "Immortal Alchemy" is the belief of Xian immortals in Taoism are/were a real thing and that we have the potential to become an Immortal ourself. Xiandan practitioners discusses the alchemy in internal alchemy and our own hypotheses of how immortal cultivation could be a real thing or how it could work if it was a real thing.

These are the realms, stages and phases of Xiandan:

1st realm:

Foundation stage.
  • - Forming the spiritual roots.

    - Qi refinement phase. (Qi, Jing and Shen)

    - Houtian body refinement phase.
2nd realm:

Advancement stage.
  • - Di refinement phase. (Di, Ren and Tian)

    - Xiantian body refinement phase.

    - Golden core phase.
3rd realm:

Transcendence stage.
  • - Ziran (nature) refinement phase. (Ziran, Yang and Yin)

    - Renxian (human immortal) body refinement phase.

    - Nascent soul (spiritual foetus/fetus formed in Ziran with Yang energy) phase.
4th realm:

Ascendant stage.
  • - Tao refinement phase. (Tao [道], Xiandan [仙丹] and Daoguan [道观])

    - Void phase. (Spiritual foetus/fetus develops further in Tao and later ascents to Daoguan)

    - Shenxian (spirit/divine immortal) body refinement phase.

And here is the first technique: Spiritual Roots Technique
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If you don't want to download it, you can that a look via Google Document.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Jz ... sp=sharing

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Here are the circulation of Qi, Jing and Shen:

Qi
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To collect Qi, one must circulate the vital energy in the motion of Breath. The airflow of inhaling goes down into your lungs which later goes up as you exhale. That is why it start from (1) to (3) and then (4) to (6).

It also circulates in the pattern of how we eat food (1), digest it (2), expose of excrement (3), as the energy and nutrition is absorbed (4) and spread throughout our body (5 and 6).

! The vital energy behaves sort of like gravity/magnitude. North and south pole of a magnet. Metaphorically, this can be seen as the creation of Earth.

Jing
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By looking at the flow of energy from the "Circulation of collecting Qi", the energy happens to spin counterclockwise just like our Earth. If counterclockwise is to collect, then the opposite must be to use.

Qi burns around Jing and sort of behave like magma and lava. Magma moves below (1 and 2), Lava moves above (3). As it circulate around Jing, you must collect the heat/fire (4 and 5).

! Metaphorically, this can be seen as the early state of earth during its formation.

Shen
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Qi flows around Jing like groundwater both in dirt and caves (1). The water heats up and becomes steam that shoots upward as a geyser (2). The steam's heat and vapor flows up into the sky, which later forms clouds (3). When the temperature has cooled down, the moisture in the clouds will condense and become rain (4). The rain then returns to becoming groundwater (1).

! Notice the flow of energy is counterclockwise, flowing through Shen to collect it.

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I'm not sure how google document works but I found a publish option. If you couldn't view it before, maybe now you can.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2P ... _9qrCw/pub

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Houtian body refinement circulation: Cleansing, Forging, Quenching and Tempering

Part 1
Cleansing:
Cleanse.jpg
Cleanse the body by using Shen through Qi to wash the body with a strong wind/pressure.
By understanding that Qi means Breath you could say that breath can symbolize Wind. Shen (Water), with a strong wind would be behaving like a strong river or a stormy weather that clear the area wherever it passes through.

Forging:
Forge.jpg
Forge the body by using Jing through Qi to forge the body with a blacksmith's fire.
Remember that Qi can symbolize wind, therefore by using Jing (Fire) with Qi (Wind), Jing will become a blazing fire like the one in a blacksmith's furnace, forging the body through a blacksmith's fire.
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Houtian body refinement circulation: Cleansing, Forging, Quenching and Tempering.

Part 2
Quenching:
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Quenching the forged body with Shen (Water).

Tempering:
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Tempering the hard and brittle body with Jing.

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Using Jing and Shen to transmute Qi into Di:
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A) Here Jing symbolizes volcanic eruption and how it makes Qi flourish.

The heat of the earth's core melts the underground elements and flows as magma within the mountains (1 & 2). The magma becomes lava when the volcanoes erupt (3). After the volcanic eruptions has ended, the volcanoes will become dormant (4).

! Volcanic materials ultimately break down and weather to form some of the most fertile soils on Earth, cultivation of which has produced abundant food and fostered civilizations.


B) Here Shen symbolizes the water cycle and how it makes Qi fully transmute into Di.

Water from the mountains flows as rivers down to the ocean (1 & 2). The heat from the sunlight will slowly evaporate the water within lakes and seas, which condense into clouds that float back into land and later becomes rainclouds (2 & 3). In the end, rain will fall and form lakes, ponds and rivers (4).

! With Jing (fertilization) and Shen (rain) the land shall flourish and truly transform into the Earth we know of.

This is how Qi shall transmute into Di.

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