Daoist Academy

The Daoist Academy presents a system of knowledge that allows you to go through the path of mastering Daoist alchemy. 

Founded by Jie Kong (Oleg Cherne) in 1987.

The essence of Taoist alchemy. First diagram. Taoist alchemy.

Introduction to the Practice

To practice Taoist alchemy, it is necessary to go through the stages of formation, the first of which is the attunement to practice. To do this, first of all, it is necessary to develop the basis for internal work, and not to collide prenatal factors (the inherent reality) with postnatal factors (already developed skills) and mental forms of external existence.

As a rule, we begin to learn without determining our abilities and readiness to learn, although in this process the priority is to develop an attitude towards alchemical action. It is useless and often harmful to learn without knowing how to learn. And it turns out that much of what we study is more unnecessary to us than necessary.

Attunement to the process of practical development is a necessary condition for gaining experience in knowledge, which requires the formation of a discipline of action. It is important to consider that at the beginning of the journey we form a reflective, rather than conceptual, attitude towards practice. You need to shake off a lot of things, free yourself from distractions, not waste your efforts, that is, accumulate your time. In addition, the information flow of space often interferes with brain activity and prevents one from identifying one’s own thought.

Practice is a multi-level concept that refers to a process consisting of effort and direction. It requires, above all, focus and participation in your own thinking. The development process is associated with an increase in conscious effort, which not only determines the possibility or impossibility of being on the path of knowledge, but also forms the conditions for maintaining a given direction of action.

Setting up for practice should include the preparation of three tasks related to mentality, inherent and acquired problems and the art of learning, which together develops three foundations for the practice of internal development:

  • The basis for the development of perfect consciousness (zheng zhi fa yu ji chu)
  • The basis for starting body transformation (shen ti gai zao ji chu, shen ti gai zao ji chu)
  • The basis for the development of the Immortal Embryo (shengtai faji)


Barriers to inner work

Second scheme. Daoist alchemy.

Only the process that nourishes the brain, allows you to increase concentration and, as a result, develops the functional capabilities of the practice, meets the development criteria. There are obstacles on the path of development, expressed both by our prenatal state and by the accumulated postnatal conditions.

These barriers are characterized by certain restrictions. Four forms of such restrictions can be distinguished:

  1. Egregoric restrictions, when the surrounding field draws a person into existence in a rhythm that does not correspond to the personal one. In this case, the circulation of qi is blocked and limited.
  2. Acquired mentality - it leads a person to a perception that does not correlate with his experience of being in what is understood.
  3. Unconscious mentality formed by personal nature. This type of mentality does not allow the human spirit to be in harmony and is characterized by inherent disturbances in the rhythm of the nature of birth.
  4. Mixed type of restrictions, in which all three of the above forms are mixed.

All these restrictions are associated with internal and external factors, which in turn are related to the rhythms and cycles of life. They do not allow you to implement the practice scheme, prevent you from learning the principles of development of qi, jing and shen energy, do not allow you to build an internal rhythm, which in turn prevents the formation of the basic conditions of practice - return and conservation of energy.