The Inner Teaching of Taoism
By Chang Po-Tuan, translated by Thomas Cleary. 5.5" x 8.5", 118 pages, paperback. This book is centered on a classic of Chinese alchemy written in the 11th century by a founder of the Complete Reality School of Taoism. Originally known as Four Hundred Words on the Gold Elixir, the central text is a brief aphoristic work that uses colorful metaphorical language to summarize the essentials of self-transformation according to this school.