Xiuzhen Tu

Xiuzhen Tu (修真圖) or the Chart of the Cultivation of Perfection, is a yet-undated map to the human anatomy explained in the context of Xiuzhen, a method to approach spiritual transcendence. The Xiuzhen Tu is thought to be as old as the "Neijing Tu" (內經圖) or the "Chart of Inner Warp" attributable to the author of Huangdi Neijing, they were traceable to Xiuzhen Shishu [Pregadio (2008), p.767] . There is no consensus to the exact dating of both charts [Kohn (2000), p. 487. cited 1886CE as year of circulation(?) but went no further] but Taoist believe they would be as old as the Huangdi Neijing.

ee also

* Chinese folk religion
* Chinese mythology
* I ching
* Jing Qi Shen
* Wu xing

References

*Kohn, Livia. "Daoism Handbook (Handbook of Oriental Studies / Handbuch der Orientalisk - Part 4: China, 14)." (Boston: Brill Academic Publishers). ISBN 90-04-11208-1.
* Pregadio, Fabrizio. "The Encyclopedia of Taoism." (Routledge).ISBN 0700712003.

External links

* [http://www.taoistic.org/wdb/wdbread.php?forumid=3&filename=f_896 Xiuzhen Map 修真圖]
* [http://www.wudanggongfu.cn/xswd/xiulian/xzt.html Xiuzhen Map 修真圖武當version]
* [http://www1.discuss.com.hk/archiver/?tid-6219661.html Different versions of Xiuzhen Map]
* [http://www.taoism.org.hk/taoist-world-today/current-info-on-taoist-temples/lecture44.htm Xiuzhen Map 修真圖 explanation by Daoist Association Information]
* [http://219.76.217.108/2004/Medit2004/M2004L01.htm Xiuzhen Tu History from HK Kam Lan Koon extracted in this article]


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