The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress: Secrets of the Female Taoist Masters

The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress: Secrets of the Female Taoist Masters

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by Hsi Lai
     
 

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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.
—Madame Lin

When the Tigress crouches before the Dragon, the Dragon is lured into the Tigress’s mouth.

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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.
—Madame Lin

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 Taoism—the 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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fascinating and mind-expanding, Sexual Teachings offers readers a unique perspective on sexuality, spirituality, health, and the meaning of life."

"With this wonderful record of White Tigress teachings compiled by Hsi Lai, we are assured that our philiosophy and knowledge will not pass into oblivion . . . the teachings will now find a new fertile ground in which to grow."

". . . one of the first books detailing how to become a 'White Tigress' and have incredible sex, while becoming more spiritual."

March/April 2002 Spirit of Change
"Fascinating and mind-expanding, Sexual Teachings offers readers a unique perspective on sexuality, spirituality, health, and the meaning of life."
Madame Lin
"With this wonderful record of White Tigress teachings compiled by Hsi Lai, we are assured that our philiosophy and knowledge will not pass into oblivion . . . the teachings will now find a new fertile ground in which to grow."
Spirit of Change
"Fascinating and mind-expanding, Sexual Teachings offers readers a unique perspective on sexuality, spirituality, health, and the meaning of life."
Diane Wilde
". . . one of the first books detailing how to become a 'White Tigress' and have incredible sex, while becoming more spiritual."
Library Journal
Taoist researcher and lecturer Hsi Lai (which means "Westerner" and is quite possibly a pseudonym) claims to summarize the contents of a 1748 manual for "White Tigresses," an ancient, secret Taoist-Tantra tradition of women who undertake disciplined sexual and spiritual practices to retain youth and beauty, realize feminine potential, and become "immortal" able to retain consciousness after death. In this tradition, a woman rejuvenates herself physically and spiritually by absorbing energies and essences from sexual stimulation and from fellatio of many men. The exercises, practices, and quotations from the manual are fascinating, if likely to appeal to relatively few. Hsi Lai reports that the manual also includes the full texts of several lost Taoist sex manuals (documented in other Chinese sexology works). Fortunately, he plans to publish further books based on the 1748 manual. Unfortunately, his attempted justifications of White Tigress practices in terms of modern biology and medicine are questionable and not backed up by references. This volume supplements the many male- and couple-oriented Taoist and Tantra sexuality works already on the market and is recommended for academic collections in Asian studies, sexology, anthropology, and the occult. Martha Cornog, Philadelphia Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892818686
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
918,687
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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"When the tigress plays, the dragon wisps its tail.
When the tigress turns white and the whiskers grow long,
her waist thins and so hunts for prey.
When the tigress crouches before the dragon,
the dragon is lured into the tigress' mouth.
The tigress' red lotus seizes the dragon's precious pearl
and the tigress leaps away with its prey."
Hsi Wang Mu

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Diane Wilde
". . . one of the first books detailing how to become a 'White Tigress' and have incredible sex, while becoming more spiritual."
Madame Lin
"With this wonderful record of White Tigress teachings compiled by Hsi Lai, we are assured that our philiosophy and knowledge will not pass into oblivion . . . the teachings will now find a new fertile ground in which to grow.

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