SEXUALITY / TAOISM
With this wonderful record of White Tigress teachings compiled by Hsi Lai, we are assured that our philosophy and knowledge will not pass into oblivion . . . the teachings will now find a new fertile ground in which to grow.
When the Tigress crouches before the Dragon, the Dragon is lured into the Tigress’s mouth. The Tigress’s red lotus seizes the Dragon’s precious pearl and the Tigress leaps away with its prey.
The White Tigress Manual
A White Tigress is a woman who undertakes disciplined sexual and spiritual practices to maintain her beauty and youthfulness, realize her full feminine potential, and achieve immortality. Revealed here for the first time in English are the secrets of the White Tigress initiates that have all but disappeared from the world. Under the guidance of Madame Lin, the matriarch of a distinguished White Tigress lineage still in existence in Taiwan, Hsi Lai was given the privilege to study these practices and record them so they will be forever preserved.
The vast majority of Taoist texts on alchemy, meditation, and sexuality are directed at male practitioners. The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress presents traditions that focus on women, traditions that stem from a long line of courtesans and female Taoist adepts. Translations of the ancient teachings from a rare White Tigress manual dating back 3,000 years explain techniques for absorbing male sexual energy, intensifying orgasms, restoring beauty, re-creating youthful sexual energy, and enlivening the sexual organs. The teachings of the White Tigress lead to the Taoist sexual and spiritual refinement of ching (sexual energy), qi (vital energy), and shen (consciousness)the Three Treasures of Taoismthe secrets to unlocking eternal youthfulness and immortality.
HSI LAI has been a practicing Taoist for over twenty-five years, studying Chinese language, healing arts, and philosophy with many notable teachers. He lectures throughout the world on Taoism and the practices of Taoist sex. He began his research into White Tigress techniques in 1986 under the guidance of one of the few living White Tigress teachers in Taipei, Taiwan.