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u/duncanrcarroll · 17 pointsr/AstralProjection

The best guidebook I have ever read for AP (and I've read quite a few) is an old Taoist book called The Secret of the Golden Flower. (The Richard Wilhelm translation)

In the Taoist conception, the goal of meditation is to progress to the point where you leave the body and "join the immortals". It lays out a clear program for how to do this, and why various techniques work, in wonderfully poetic English (well, English translated from German translated from Mandarin... but still very readable.)

I followed the instructions and got the results. It's not easy, and not instant, but no pain no gain. You can do it if you devote yourself to it. Best of luck!

Oh, and you can ignore the entire introduction by Carl Jung, just tear it out of the book. He got it totally wrong and actually made himself look very foolish & misinformed.

Note: The one thing people get stuck on with this book is what is meant by "circulation of the light", which is a key concept. It took me a while to figure out, but it is basically the body's normal energies, or maybe more specifically, mental energy and/or prana / chi. There's no English word for it, but it's the "stuff" that builds up when you meditate and fuels the chakras + AP. After a while you feel it and it's glaringly obvious, but at first I puzzled over it or thought it was symbolic. Not at all. The book is a manual and it is very precise, even if at first it seems esoteric.

u/Graptoi · 3 pointsr/taoism

You'd probably like The Secret of the Golden Flower if you haven't already read it. The version I linked even has a commentary by Carl Jung.

u/IlluminatiShit · 1 pointr/occult

I apologize. I did not read your post to be honest. You would enjoy this book. If you haven't already.

u/regularwaterloo · 1 pointr/NoFap

these are books on the subjects you seem interested in

Tao Of Sexology


The secret of the golden flower



The multi orgasmic man


I havent read the last one but a buddy of mine recommended it to me



u/Sun-Wu-Kong · 1 pointr/taoism

In my reading, I've come across multiple methods for generating and cultivating chi.

Meditation is a big one. The various methods of which are too numerous to list. The Secret of the Golden Flower offers very useful neidan techniques.

Qigong and Taijiquan allow practitioners to generate and even manipulate chi.

Some of the more esoteric sects had an arcane focus on our precious bodily fluids. Their meditative techniques involved generating and swallowing saliva, edging to and abstaining from orgasm, and all sorts of neat things.