Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians Stories of Taoist Mystics

Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians: Stories of Taoist Mystics.  Through biographical and historical portraits of Taoist adepts over the course of two thousand years, this book provides an introduction to the magical and mystical realm of Taoism. This comprehensive look of Taoism’s various faces and its deep ties to Chinese culture and society contains fascinating descriptions of Taoist secret societies that engaged in mystical exercises and mind-altering practices such as sensory deprivation, incantation, visualization, and concentration.