Welcome to Primordial Alchemist

Primordial Alchemist has become a leading spiritual development school teaching tens of thousands of students from every walk of life to re-discover their true hidden potential not experienced in other systems.

The “water path” – the celestial way of Taoism – has lead the field in helping others reach their goals of spiritual realization and has changed the world in passing on once hidden knowledge to the masses in an old traditional manner of the master to student transmission of once hidden truths, and were only practiced in remote temples of the east.

All people from all walks of life have had direct mind experiences through the water path of Taoism, and their lives have been changed in so many ways that are too many to describe.

We continue to passionately teach, promote, and hold the standards of teachings as outlined in those lineage masters of the ancient past, the reason why this art has become so well known and successful to all who devote to this authentic path. Learn More

Earth 3 Vision Quest

The vision quest is an age old practice to receive messages from the spirit world to guide oneself on the journey to self learning and understanding the purpose of their life. In the Earth 3 Vision Quest class, Mugen Roshi and Dao Shi will guide you through this traditional Mongolian Ceremony.

This sacred method of personal guidance has always been done in the solitude of the deep forest, sacred mountaintops and places where the life force of the unseen spirits were strong.

Vision quests found in all traditions are a form of communication with the spirit world that a seeker of the truth can personally experience through the guidance of an elder who knows the old ways.

The quest can be used for various purposes based on the mindset and purpose of the practitioner.

There are many variations of vision quests in different traditions. The outcomes of this practice may be profound or very subtle depending on the individual practitioner.

If you’re seeking this connection to the spiritual world, this basic spirit quest will open the door to deeper levels of self learning.

*This class is limited to 20 participants

Date: September 25-26

Cost: $750 

Time: 36 hrs – Classes via Zoom before and after the Vision Quest.

*Vision Quest Ceremony is from sunset to sunrise.

Location: Your favorite spot in the forest that has a phone connection or a big backyard with trees. Please find your spot before class.

Prerequisite: Completed 3 Primordial Alchemist Mongolian Ceremony Classes.

If you have not taken 3 Mongolian Ceremony Classes, please email [email protected] for further instructions.

Each Practitioner must have a Partner (unless in the backyard or a safe location).

Need: camping gear, food, water, homemade sticks for post, yarn, sinew (synthetic), 1 yard of cloth. Bring ties from earth level 2 if you have them if not a ball of yarn.

Mind Mirroring

Mind mirroring is an experience we will all have as we are shown the aspects of ourselves which need love, attention, and healing. 

Pages 175-177 of the KUNLUN System book teach about the reflections we see and how to use them for our evolution.

“I always say to my friends that the path of awakening is not easy at times. You may find that many of the people around you will not like what you reflect during your process of change.

 A true master reflects things you may not wish to see. But remember, a master is a being who has overcome his or her own limitations. I have found this to be true, that those who teach the authentic path will cause a ripple through the minds and hearts of others, making them see the unknown. 

In fact, you may have noticed that masters who taught the true path usually faced greater hardships throughout their lives, and many people did not like what they had to teach.

 Why this occurs is that when a teacher teaches something that really works, many people will not like it because it makes them see the things that they are really hiding from. The master reveals the unknown fears of his or her heart and the lessons hidden within them. 

This way of teaching has made many students despise their teacher because they could not understand the concepts of awakening through direct experience. Once you have identified fear as an emotion that represents something not yet experienced or understood, the fear is no longer there. It simply disappears. Yes, it can be a difficult process but one that is required from time to time.

Some people can be like enemies standing in front of you. In our lives, we meet those who we like and those we do not like. Oftentimes, the people we do not like are those people who reflect things back to us that we do not want to see or experience. 

As you begin to learn from these interactions between you and these people, they will start reflecting hidden lessons that are waiting to be revealed, held deep within you. As you learn from these experiences, these people will no longer be standing in front of you reflecting what it is you need to learn or perceive. 

This occurs because you have learned the lessons from the reflective mirror of the other person through the process of recognizing the fear and the introspection of why or how it plagues you. After the lesson is learned, these people may no longer be in your life since you now understand that specific lesson, whatever it may be.

For those of you who teach and have your own students, here is something for you to consider. This story was given to me by one of my early teachers and it has always stood out in my mind. It is a foretelling scenario for one who truly teaches the path of awakening.

When you first begin to teach the new student, that new student will admire, respect, and even adore you because you have put them upon the living path. As your students progress on the path and when the time is right, they will start to open and will have to face their deepest fears and unknown lessons. 

This is where it gets tricky.
Because they must see their false truths, they will lash out towards you in anger for putting them on the path. As the negative virtues flow within them, they will start blaming the teacher for their own fears and false truths. 

They may blame the teacher for not pressing the magic button to make things better. A true master will make you see your truth, not candy coat your experience or remove it with just a wave of the hands.

 At this point, either the student separates from the teacher and the teachings or boldly and bravely faces their dark night of the soul. All beings on the true path must, eventually, go through this.

There are some who will resist going through this process, and may get to the point of resenting or even hating their teacher. The student who does not realize that the seeing of one’s own fears and unknown issues is part of the process of awakening can get doubly fearful, and in order to cover up that fear or not look at it, they can become very angry. 

Physically or emotionally covering something up to avoid its nature is ex- tremely energy consumptive and exhausting. The perpetual fear will often lead to hate in order to be played out if healing the fear is not considered an option in the initiate’s mind. 

Remember, ninety-nine percent of purification is achieved through the clearing of the mind and its energy. The teacher in this reality is the mirror of self-reflection, but the teacher, being filled with compassion, understands this and recognizes right away that this is not a personal issue.

 After a period of time, the student may come to understand where the root of the anger has come from, finally realizing that it was not the teacher after all, but the self that was responsible for the hard feelings, having this unknowing aspect that was coming up for healing. 

The teacher was simply the catalyst for the student to see, know, and feel, within themselves, the emotions and closed-off experiences that led to the feelings of fear or hatred exposing the doubt that now provides the healing from the necessary lessons well learned. 

So, in a nutshell, the lesson from my wise teacher is as follows: “First they like you, then they admire you, then they love you. Later they despise you, even wishing you were dead. Then if you are dead, they miss you, love you even more, realizing later the truth and wishing that they only knew or understood the truth while they still had you in their lives.”

Remember, a teacher is only a guide; even teachers do not stay around forever, as they have their own path to finish. If you have ever studied about the lives of the many different masters, you would know that they did not have an easy life teaching. In fact, life was often very difficult for many of them who sacrificed so much of themselves for the benefit of others.”

Practice well. You are the beginning and the end of the path!


May & June Retreat – No Classes

During the Months of May and June there will be no classes as Dao Shi and Mugen Roshi will be on retreat. 

The Self-Mastery Event in April will be the last opportunity to learn with them until July. 

Please enjoy all the new content on our website including the New Student Guide and Q & A pages. New blogs will be released each month.

Max Christensen Interview


This Sunday, April 4 @ 7pm, Max Christensen (Mugen Roshi) will make a rare live interview appearance and be the special guest on Inner Journey with Greg Friedman.

Inner Journey is a world renowned radio show dedicated to sharing the teachings of Spiritual Teachers, Indigenous Elders, and Health/Wellness Leaders. Greg’s personal mission is to make the ancient wisdom and teachings of indigenous cultures available for all who feel called to the path in these modern times.

Mugen Roshi will be sharing his personal story, the origins of KUNLUN System, our art & lineage, as well as introducing upcoming classes.

The second hour of the show is open to callers & questions. We would love for you to join us and listen!


WHEN: This Sunday April 4th 7-9 pm PT
WHERE: Inner Journey Show on IheartRadio KXFM
COST: Free!

For more information: https://www.kxfmradio.org/shows/inner-journey/

Enjoy more interviews with Max Christensen on our Video Page here.

Kidney Regeneration

In all spiritual traditions, any practitioner who does high-level energy cultivation knows the kidneys’ great importance. Kidney regeneration is a vital element in every spiritual practitioner’s path.

Kidney energy is directly correlated to the Water Element. It is the key to Life Force Essence and the basis for health, preservation, and regeneration. In many traditions, the kidneys are known as the ‘Root of Life’.

Kidneys can weaken over time with stress, age, fear, excessive emotion and isolation. Depleted kidney energy could lead to weakness, irritability, mental fatigue/memory loss, physical exhaustion, premature aging and a compromised spiritual practice.

Keeping our kidneys strong and balanced is a vital element in spiritual cultivation and for a long, healthy life. Kidney Regeneration is especially important if one is doing a long sitting retreat which can put stress on this vital organ.

In our tradition, there are specific methods of kidney regeneration depending on the season. These various methods were designed so practitioners could always keep the kidneys at full strength.

In this class, we will discuss traditional elements that affect the kidneys including age, seasonal change, massage, as well as meditative practices to protect and revitalize our power supply within our body. 

We will also discuss the do’s and don’ts of these specific methods to ensure our kidneys are in excellent condition. These practices of kidney regeneration in turn fuel the body, brain, and nervous system to aid us towards our spiritual goal. 

Let us begin to explore these traditional methods of self regeneration that will change both the internal and external world on the path inwards toward the Tao.

When: July 18th, 11am to 2pm Pacific Time
Tuition: $300


クラス料金:$300 + tax

通訳料込み手数料:6000 yen






Kidney Regeneration(腎臓再生クラス)では、腎臓の力を素晴らしい状態で保つための手法を実践するにあたり、やるべき事、やってはいけない事をお話し致します。腎臓を強く保つ事は、身体と脳と神経システムが霊的なゴールに向かう燃料になっていきます。



※ 絶対に録音又は口外しない約束ができるクンルン実践者のクラスです。

※ お申込み締切は7月15日(木)ですが、定員に達し次第締切とさせて頂きます。

※ このクラスはズームを利用したオンラインクラスです。






Learn About Us

Learn about the mission & history of the lineage holders.


Get Started

Welcome! We invite you to explore our new student guide, Q & A, and upcoming events.


Our Lineages

Explore The KUNLUN System, Mongolian Shamanism, and Esoteric Egyptian traditions.


Explore The KUNLUN System Book

The KUNLUN® System reveals the hidden root, giving one the key to awakening within oneself.

The KUNLUN® System reveals the hidden root, giving one the key to awakening within oneself. Through meditative and breathing techniques, the KUNLUN System facilitates the complete opening of the energy body, including the chakras, energy meridians, and three specific energy storage areas called dantiens.

The system is named after the Kunlun Mountains, home of the immortals, where ancient masters taught the great alchemical secrets to their students, resulting in the illumination of the body, mind, and spirit into the living body of light.

Max Christensen brings to you these ancient alchemical secrets through the KUNLUN System so you may access the divine hidden potential within your own being.

The KUNLUN® System reveals the hidden root, giving one the key to awakening within oneself. Through meditative and breathing techniques, the KUNLUN System facilitates the complete opening of the energy body, including the chakras, energy meridians, and three specific energy storage areas called dantiens.

The system is named after the Kunlun Mountains, home of the immortals, where ancient masters taught the great alchemical secrets to their students, resulting in the illumination of the body, mind, and spirit into the living body of light.

Max Christensen brings to you these ancient alchemical secrets through the KUNLUN System so you may access the divine hidden potential within your own being.

“Your human body is a miracle of the universe with the great mysteries housed within it. You are the universe. You are the essence of living light, slowed down into the physical manifestation of frozen light. When we do our practices, we are speeding ourselves back up into the sacred vibration of truth, even beyond the speed of light, and in the process we remember who and what we truly are and what we came here to do.”

Max Christensen

Featured Event


The Whispering Teapot

Saturday February 6th at 2pm Pacific

Student Experiences

Online Course

Available Now for Immediate Streaming Access

The One Breath

A pre-recorded online course including a 45 minutes introduction to the One Breath and a 30 minute guided meditation with Max & Diana Christensen.

When fear comes up, see it as something amazing and know you are on the right track. Greatness is on the other side.
Diana Christensen
Lineage Holder of The KUNLUN System

Lose yourself in order to find yourself. No destination leads towards the goal. Gather your thoughts and let them go.
Max Christensen
Founder of The KUNLUN System