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Unlike other Taoist texts, "The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress" presents traditions that focus on women, traditions that stem from a long line of courtesans and female Taoists. Translations of the ancient teachings from a rare White Tigress manual dating back 3,000 years explain the sexual and spiritual refinement...

Unlike other Taoist texts, "The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress" presents traditions that focus on women, traditions that stem from a long line of courtesans and female Taoists. Translations of the ancient teachings from a rare White Tigress manual dating back 3,000 years explain the sexual and spiritual refinement of the Three Treasures of Taoism and the secret to unlocking eternal youthfulness and immortality.
Foreword (01/01/2002):
The history of Taoism is not clear-cut, nor is Taoism easily defined; however, it is widely accepted that Taoism originated in China as a blend of psychology and philosophy and later emerged as a religion in the first or fourth century A.D. The outcome was an array of concepts, from alchemy to astrology, and in some sects, sexual rituals.
From reading the cover of this book, many will think the work is purely a step-by-step sex manual, and while sexual practices are described, the book has a larger theme. At its core, it is a revelation of a secret society of women called White Tigresses who engage in "disciplined sexual and spiritual practices" in order to retard the aging process, enhance their natural beauty and cure their illnesses. The book can be viewed as a book on philosophy, a medical review of sexual health and a modern look at unique sexual practices unknown to most people, asserts Lai, a Taoist for more than twenty-five years who has lectured widely on Taoism.
It is an intriguing idea that the paperback presents, for the first time in a public arena, the ancient Chinese sexual practices of this elite group of Taoist women whose training requires nine years in the practice of White Tigress techniques. At the end of their training, these Taoists may choose to become White Tigress teachers to other women. Women who enter the training must reject the idea of a monogamous sexual relationship to achieve their goals, a criterion that will be at odds with readers who practice monogamy. These readers can still discover ideas on sex and health that they can apply within their own beliefs.
With clarity and diligence, Lai guides readers through the thorny concepts associatedwith White Tigresses, explaining in detail the Absorption of Male Sexual Energy, sexual-spiritual alchemy and yin convergence, among other concepts. The Absorption of Male Sexual Energy, for instance, is the spiritual experience of a physical act of oral sex, and because absorption is the goal and focus of White Tigresses, oral sex is the primary sexual activity. Another interesting fact that Lai points out--White Tigresses limit their sexual intercourse because it is believed the practice contributes to the aging of a woman's body.
The author also delves into the healthful benefits of saliva and semen. For example, saliva "can aid digestion, produce weight loss, heal the skin, restore the teeth and gums, and cleanse the esophagus to name just a few of the benefits." As for semen, Lai states that "fresh semen contains high quantities of vitamin C, phosphorous, calcium, and iron, and even has antibiotic properties -- all within a high concentration of protein." The ancients, he continues, knew that semen was "the very best of skin rejuvenation." Lai also includes a chapter on Restoration Methods in which he describes workouts for better health and an improved appearance such as stretching exercises for making the spine and muscles pliable and for improved blood circulation.
As research, Lai observed this sect under the guidance of one of the few living White Tigress teachers in Taipei, Taiwan. Access to the group carried two stipulations - that the text cover only the first three years of training, and that those linked with White Tigresses remain nameless. The author states that most Westerners and most Asians are unaware of the practices presented in his book, and he petitionsreaders to not judge Asians based on the contents of the book, as most Asians have never heard of these practices. Overall, the book is energetically written and highly descriptive. Women will appreciate learning the White Tigress's secrets for looking youthful and being healthy. (January)

Library Journal (09/01/2001):
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 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents:

Foreword
Introduction
Part One: The White Tigress Teachings
Meetings with White Tigress
The Origins and Basis of Practice
White Tigress Sexual Philosophy
Western Medical and Taoist Alchemical Correlations
Part Two: The Sexual Triad
The White Tigress ("Bai Hu")
The Green Dragon ("Ch'ing Lung")
The Jade Dragon ("Yu Lung")
Part Three: The Practices of the Tigress
Restoration Methods
Stimulation Skills
The Transformational Techniques
The completion of the Practices
Afterword
Index

Excerpts:
" 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

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

Review Quotes:
" Fascinating and mind-expanding, "Sexual Teachings" offers readers a unique perspective on?sexuality, spirituality, health, and the meaning of life."

Review Quotes:
& quot; . . . one of the first books detailing how to become a 'White Tigress' and have incredible sex, while becoming more spiritual.& quot;

Review Quotes:
& quot; Fascinating and mind-expanding, Sexual Teachings offers readers a unique perspective on?sexuality, spirituality, health, and the meaning of life.& quot;

Review Quotes:
"Fascinating and mind-expanding, "Sexual Teachings" offers readers a unique perspective on?sexuality, spirituality, health, and the meaning of life."

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

Jacket Description/Back:
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.

Biographical Note:
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.

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

Review Quotes:
"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."

Review Quotes:
." . . one of the first books detailing how to become a 'White Tigress' and have incredible sex, while becoming more spiritual."
A female who has undertaken disciplined Taoist sexual and spiritual practices to restore her beauty and youthfulness and realize her full feminine potential and the condition of an immortal is called a White Tigress. Even most Asians know nothing about them. A practicing Taoist for over 25 years, La

Review Citations:
Library Journal 09/01/2001 pg. 211 (EAN 9780892818686, Paperback)
Foreword 01/01/2002 pg. 49 (EAN 9780892818686, Paperback)
Contributor Bio: Lai, Hsi
Hsi Lai has been a practicing Taoist for over 25 years, studying Chinese language, healing arts, and philosophy with many notable teachers. He lectures throughout the world on Taoism and its practices. 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. Hsi Lai currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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