The subject of Daoist sexual teachings and practices has often been confusing to Western readers. This confusion is a result of how Daoism has intrinsically bound sexuality with spirituality and internal alchemy, making the language of its literature difficult to grasp by Western readers. In Daoist Sexual Arts, Stuart Alve Olson demystifies this specialized language through his insightful instructional tes and comments, culled from his many years of intense study and practice of Daoist arts. This book presents two of the most important texts of Daoist restorative and transformative sexual alchemy teachings (The Immortaless He Xiangu on the Correct Course for Female Practice and The Immortal Zhang Sanfeng's Summary on Gathering the True Root-Power), augmented with excerpts and insights from a variety of Daoist schools, all of which makes this book a valuable source guide for anyone interested in Daoist health, longevity, sexual-spiritual philosophy, and internal alchemy teachings. This work pays great attention to issues concerning sexual health and practices for women, as well as delving into methods for couples and advice for men. In the end, this book is about bringing harmony, t only in sexual partnerships, but for the individual as well. Those who practice sexual arts from any tradition will find this book both informative and enlightening.
Stuart Alve Olson is a teacher, translator, and writer on Daoist philosophy, health, and internal arts. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the head teacher at the Sanctuary of Dao.