Harvested in Ladakh at elevations of over 3000 meters, the raw substance is processed through an elaborate series of Ayurvedic stages to produce the pure elixir found here. An energizing adaptogen, Shilajit is the premium substance for building Qi and to increase the potency of your spinal fluid. Shilajit contains over 85 minerals in ionic form including humic acid and fulvic acid.
Formula: Pure Shilajit prepared with traditional Ayurvedic processes
Format: Dispersed shards of black crystalline shape in plastic container
Method: Oral (O)
Quantity: 15 Grams approx. 2 month supply
1 peppercorn size amount in the morning or before workout. Do not exceed 2 peppercorns per day. For maximum absorption allow to dissolve in warm liquid first and then ingest.
The alchemical tradition of Burma, known as eggiyat, or the “work with fire”, draws it’s inspiration and techniques from both Indian and Chinese alchemy. While Burmese alchemy contains methods for the transmutation of base metals into gold, of much greater importance are the goals of achieving immortality, magical and occult powers, and spiritual development. The achievement of these goals is sought through the use of the datloung, or alchemical stone, known as the philosopher’s stone or Stone of the Wise in Western alchemical tradition.
The Burmese believe that all matter is made up of four elements: earth, air, fire and water. In direct contrast to the usual Buddhist philosophical position that everything is ultimately impermanent, in Burma it is believed that the essence of these elements is eternal and unchanging. The alchemy of Burma in both theory and practice is based on the premise that by extracting the essence of the elements and solidifying it, this ‘stone’ can pass on some of it’s unchanging (and therefore undying) nature to the owner. Through the use of gold, mercury and iron and other materials, the alchemist ‘forges’ his or her own datloung (alchemical stone), a process which can take many months or years.
Persian physician Abū Rayhān Bīrūnī is recorded as saying that the Indians: “have a science similar to our alchemy which is quite peculiar to them, which in Sanskrit is called Rasayāna and in Persian Rasavātam. It means the art of obtaining/manipulating Rasa, nectar, mercury, juice. This art was restricted to certain operations, metals, drugs, compounds, and medicines, many of which have mercury as their core element. Its principles restored the health of those who were ill beyond hope and gave back youth to fading old age.”
Indian alchemy is focused on finding Moksha: perfection, immortality, liberation. As such it focuses on transmutation of the human body from mortal to immortal.
Alchemy in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan is mostly based in the esoteric form of Buddhism known as Vajrayana, or the ‘Indestructible Vehicle’. This form of Buddhism offers some of the most efficient and powerful means for attaining enlightenment in a single life, and includes the use of special alchemical elixirs for speeding one along the path. Many of the lineages of Tibetan alchemy come from the two most famous Buddhist alchemists of ancient India, the Mahasiddhas Nagarjuna and his student, Aryadeva.
The mahasiddha tradition flowed into Tibet beginning in the eighth century with the arrival of the great Indian master Padmasambhava. Later teachings from the Taoist tradition of China and aspects of traditional Greek and Persian medicine were added to this Indian base, and the canon of Tibetan Medicine was formed.
Chinese alchemy is a part of the larger tradition of Taoism. It centers on a tradition of body-spirit cultivation that developed through the understanding of medicine and the body in China. Various Chinese traditions were developed into a system of energy practices, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and alchemy, both internal and external.
Chinese alchemy focuses mainly on the purification of one’s spirit and body in the hopes of gaining immortality through the combined practice of Chi Kung and the consumption of various alchemical preparations and elixirs.
Alchemical medicines were valued for two main reasons. First, they granted transcendence and immortality, and secondly they made it possible to summon benevolent spirits and to expel demons. Alchemical practice was often divided into Waidan or ‘external alchemy’ – the use of substances to extend life and bring powers, and Neidan or ‘internal alchemy’ – which focused on energy cultivation through Chi Kung and Taichi.
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