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

Year of the Water Tiger

Another year is upon us for those walking the path. It is the year of the water tiger. A year of developing balance, determination and strength of mind.

Our tiger mind allows us to enter into un-known territory. As cultivators, we progress and move more deeply into the essence of who and what we truly are, and be-coming.

Courage & Focus

The tiger mind allows us the courage and focus to seek the hidden treasures within us as we walk into the forest of our subconscious fears and self-set limitations.

As we have these direct mind experiences, the essence of our tiger mind and heart allows us to face adversity, limitations and fears without having someone “hold our hand.”

The water aspect of our tiger is to catch these things yet to be learned. Instead of tearing it out or changing those things by force, we as the tiger spirit will use a non-forceful instinct. We remain aware not to blame others for lessons we need to experience as human beings.

You can look at this as a union of opposing strengths working in balance to find a solution to what we are learning or un-learning. Remember it’s also a balance of yin and yang forces, hard leading soft and soft balancing hard.

Balance

Other systems have different approaches, but all systems have in common the balance of mind. This balance harmonizes the various qi forms within ourselves, which then affects the body and environment.

Tiger also develops one pointed focus as we approach our life test with determination and without fear to quickly move forward to self success.

Remember the water is life. Even the tiger needs to drink water to sustain balance. The water of the kidneys unite with the tiger spirit of our hearts making us strong if we feel there is no strength.

Be as the tiger. Walk with strength. Talk with strength.

You will become more powerful practitioners on our Kunlun journey.

 

2022 W

Alchemy for a Human Being

As a spirit coming into physical life, our human body’s creation is an alchemical process where we have used our pure, clear mind and energy body to densify into the physical matter by spiritual alchemy.

As we grow and develop ourselves through worldly experiences, our mind brings it into polarity, densifying the body into lower vibrations.

In this process, we forget our original nature of being a pure or clear mind essence with a body composed of pure radiance and vibrating at a very high rate.

Through many lifetimes, we forget more and more of our original nature. Until a sacred time within our life journey, spiritual hunger for this truth awakens.

The Path of Alchemy

Eventually, we have an indescribable urge to seek out such knowledge. We discover who and what we originally were before physical birth after the death of the body. We use outer, inner, or secret means to gain entrance into the “great mystery.”

The difficulty lies in attaining the alchemical knowledge necessary to reverse the polarity of mind and body back to the pre-birth essence of our original nature of being. As explorers of alchemy, we find the world is flooded with alchemical means, books, and historical documents. Here lies the confusion of what is authentic teachings and what is not.

When we change the essence of the mind, the result is reflected in the body’s essence. After all, there is only “mind” and nothing else. What this means is that everything is a hologram generated by the mind to understand itself.

The true path is self-discovery through alchemy, going from “inside-out” or going from “outside-in.” Understanding the concept of “lead into mercury” is essential in spiritual alchemy. It is especially important to remember that “mercury,” our internal essence, is the catalyst to change this lead into gold.

Never Just Follow

Before I close this chapter, I want to make one final recommendation to you, my friend, and that is to never just follow.

Never give away your inner power or your authority to another. In Taoist thought, many of my teachers understood and
taught that only nature should be in between you and Source. Once you have received a true teaching from a trusted teacher and Spirit has given you the proper method best suited for your path of inner truth and awakening, you should practice with the support of nature itself.

This day and age it is very difficult to find a true teaching that will work for everyone. Part of being a human being is to live the journey and to walk the path of the ancients. Traveling here and there in search of masters, getting dismayed with or even being rejected by them and finally giving up the search altogether is a normal expression of self-purification within and for yourself.

When you finally surrender the ego self and stop grasping for the truth, the true teachings that are meant for you will finally appear to you. When the truth appears, trust in Spirit because you have proven yourself as one who has asked honestly to be shown a true path back to your knowing, where you will play and practice with a childlike curiosity.

You must trust that all you need will be provided to you with ease, without effort or grasping. This is the path of doing without doing. When you open yourself and become self-sustaining from within, the outer universe will follow suit. This is the law of manifestation. Simply let go and practice the arts with a playful, childlike nature and you are sure to succeed.

~page 95 The Kunlun System

Qi gong, Nei gong and Shen gong

This article explains the difference between qi gong, neigong, and shen gong paths specific to our water path tradition, the KUNLUN System. There are many lineages which each have differences in their meanings of these terms.

In our water path tradition, these can be seen as the mind paths of fire, water, air, polarity, non-polarity, and void. The cultivator chooses their path and no path is better than the other. 

Qi gong

In the “outer” or qi gong path, the practitioner absorbs and moves the qi from their environments. The qi from the sun, moon, earth, and air better the physical body for higher, more intense/challenging practices.

In this stage, the individual opens the channels. They develop a proper mind and make themselves physically and mentally more substantial for the long path ahead of them.

Nei gong

In the nei gong path or “inner level”, we utilize the stored energy from the three dantiens. We learn how to emit this energy to expand our potentials of the mind – such as the nine gates hidden within the brain and the crystal palace.

There are different forms of nei gong. Some forms awaken dormant potentials while others are used for martial arts. Many of these higher teachings are hidden within various systems for those students who have proven themselves to be great cultivators. In some lineages these forms are only passed on to family members.

Shen gong

In shen gong or spiritual work, we go beyond duality methods. We perfect the clear light mind of non-polarity towards the gold dragon body, also known as the diamond body manifestation.

In this level, we use simple methods to unite the upper dantian with the middle dantian. The polarity mind and its attributes are dissolved resulting in some form of illumination.

Choosing Your Path

The water path of the KUNLUN System is a very different approach compared to other systems of Taoism.

Today, fire path traditions are the most known. Before the fire path, there was the water path. Before the water path, there was the wind path. Before all of these was the void or “mind to mind” path which was the original mindset. Many of those ancient ways of cultivation and the great masters have been lost to time.

This is a simple approach to seeing the fundamental differences between these paths. Whatever you choose as your level, all of these reveal your true potential by cultivating yourself fully and living the practice.

Please explore the Kunlun System Book for more insights or join us for one of our events. I leave you with a quote from the book. Practice well and live your art. You are the beginning and the end of your path.

“…one of the most important things to avoid is combining the KUNLUN Method and System with any forceful, fire-based practices such as kundalini or any other fire-focused methods. The KUNLUN System, the path of the water way, cultivates the internal arts and is designed to facilitate spiritual development. Our KUNLUN Method teaches you how to generate and accumulate energy by using specific time-tested practices that cultivate the downward flow of universal forces. The downward flow of the water path has a different effect on the body and its energies than the fire path practices that cultivate the upward flow of energy. The upward flow of fire originates in the perineum or hui-yin and imparganglia, representing the flow of Earth upward toward Heaven.

The downward flow of water originates in the heart and cardiac ganglia or plexus and represents the essence of Heavenly Way, the Word, or the Tao. The beauty of man’s desire is the ability to merge Heaven and Earth, to bring water and fire together, respectively. The unifying gift of this alchemical interaction is the creation of a super-heated steam that, at body
temperature, can transmute all impurities of density and sublimate those densities into the light of love and the compassion of the ages simultaneously. It is the super-heated steam that provides the superconductive flow of all forces to such a degree that over unity to zero point is possible within our bodies, and our consciousness transcends matter to light at the ni-huan and beyond to the emptiness of emptiness or the void.” Page 87 – Kunlun System

KUNLUN Alchemy

The Way of the Water Path

The spiritual alchemy of the water path is revealed through internal cultivation using both the Qi and non-polarity mind. In this process, the dense matter of the body is transformed. The ancients called the result the “Wu” emanation, the “Red Phoenix” body, the “Diamond” body or the “Golden Dragon” body. This is the meaning of alchemy in the water path.

Within this system, sacred and hidden methods of mind and breath processes connect the practitioner with the mind of “clear” light of non-polarity. Through cultivation, the dormant potentials of body and mind are activated, and the original, primordial nature can be re-discovered. The end result is similar to the returnable rainbow body of Tibet.

There are many forms and levels of spiritual enlightenment depending on the lineage. However, The KUNLUN System, the way of the water path, is known as the path of no more learning.

Alchemy & Purification

In the process of spiritual awakening, the alchemist first purifies the mind of obstruction. This process opens important channels of energy in very specific directions within the concepts of the five elements and four seasons.

Combined with the methods, the human glands are the alchemical elixir sources used by the KUNLUN Cultivator. As the glands are restored and purified, they empower the body and awaken the true essence and dormant potentials hidden within each human 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, remembering who and what we truly are and what we came here to do. Page 35 – The Kunlun System

The spiritual alchemist of the KUNLUN Alchemy uses the concept of “water and fire.” When these elements merge, they create a “steaming” effect within the body and mind. The result purifies the alchemist, removing anything that would hinder the process of awakening in body, mind, and spirit.

All forms of spiritual awakening in the world use some form of alchemy in the search for self-knowledge of both the seen and unseen worlds.

On the path, many manifestations and signs of spiritual purification may occur. This is only natural. Remember, the key is not to be attached to them. Simply surrender your mind and embrace and play with the mysteries of Tao.

Water Path or Fire Path

One of the most important things to avoid is combining the KUNLUN Method and System with any forceful, fire-based practices. This includes kundalini or any other fire-focused methods.

The KUNLUN System, the path of the water way, is a complete system of its own.

The downward flow of the water path has a different effect on the body from the fire path practices that cultivate the upward flow of energy. The upward flow of fire originates in the perineum or hui-yin and impar ganglia, representing the flow of Earth upward toward Heaven.

The downward flow of water originates in the heart and cardiac ganglia or plexus and represents the essence of Heavenly Way, the Word, or the Tao. The beauty of man’s desire is the ability to merge Heaven and Earth. KUNLUN Alchemy brings water and fire together, respectively.

Regardless of the lineage you choose, commit to completing your path and enjoy discovering the hidden truths and wonders in and around you.

KUNLUN Energy & Spiritual Alchemy

The KUNLUN Force, which we experience through our sacred training, is the very substance of the plasma of life. It is found within every particle in the universe. KULUN Energy permeates the seen and unseen realities both in the physical plane and mind-generated planes that exist.

All things are composed of the cosmic dust of creation but we usually only notice the physical manifestation in daily life. If we stop and observe the world from our clear-light mind, we may realize that all things are vibrating at different wavelengths. By this simple observation, we may soon understand the tao, the great mystery. In this way, the object observed reveals how it connects with all things creating a whole living being and the great ultimate mind.

KUNLUN Alchemy follows the true essence of nature both here on our earth and in the heavens above. These seen and unseen realities are waiting to be discovered by you, the inspired alchemist.

Walking the Water Path

It is my desire to simply reveal that the true elixir of awakening must come from both the energy of Tao and the merging of the childlike nature of one’s own heart. The simple methods within the KUNLUN System book will help you to begin to awaken yourself naturally, without force and without using your seeking mind. Spiritual alchemy is realized through the action of the downward or water path system of self-surrender. This is the essence of Taoist Internal Alchemy.

Inner Reflection & Walking the Middle Path

Do you realize that the emotional states we generate within ourselves have a subtle effect on both the body’s inner workings and the movements of the outer world? The spiritual alchemy we cultivate is directly connected to our minds and our ability to walk the middle path.

Emotions create mind energy capable of directly influencing the outcomes of physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

The mind is the most powerful tool we all possess. This powerful essence can change our destiny, influence how we relate, and attract things outside of ourselves.

Positive emotions allow us to achieve unlimited potential when combined with the KUNLUN energy. This potential leads to positive manifestations within our life.

Negative emotions tend to attract those things both internally and externally that are not what we wish. Still, the so-called negative emotions provide paths to learn. The Three Treasures of Taoism serve us well on this journey.

Transforming Mind Experiences

As I always say, when revealed, the so-called negative mind experiences can change into positive experiences. We learn from them instead of acting them out. This is spiritual alchemy; the transformation of the lead into gold.

Most people generally focus on the negative aspects because the happenings of the outer world directly influence our minds.

As cultivators, we use the alchemy of our pure-light heart essence to clarify our path. We choose and direct our lives in alignment with the positive goals of this human life.

There are various traditional means to accomplish this internal positive state of being. The truth is that simply slowing down before making abrupt choices, with calm thought, will support us in cultivating the middle path.

If we do not introspect about a choice to see if it is balanced and serves a positive purpose, we usually make a drastic decision. This thoughtless action may lead to an unproductive or harmful experience.

Choose well my friend. Listen and trust in your natural being in the moment, without attachment. True virtue and deep feeling, provides not only the key to nature itself, but also allows entrance to the truth hidden within ourselves. This truth can became lost due to worldly distractions.

Walking The Middle Path

The human mind is capable of so much more than the outer world tells us. The world’s mind instills many non-virtuous thoughts and actions we take as standard, and this reality passes on to future generations.

No matter what has been projected toward you, you must take responsibility for your actions. This includes not blaming, calling people names, or trying to destroy another human being. How you act in body and mind, and how you react with people around you has a subtle but profound effect on destiny.

Keeping on the “middle” path assures that your path as a human being will result in beautiful changes at all levels of your being.

Remember why you are walking this path, what you are cultivating, and your end spiritual goal.

When I recall the times I sought wisdom from my teachers from all the various traditions, the one thing that stands out most is the discovery that true enlightenment is the sense of total joy and freedom of the self, freedom from the suffering and attachments that hold us in the chains of inner darkness.

There are so many worldly distractions that can distract us from our path. This time we live in demands more of us than perhaps any other time in history.

Consider the following quote from The KUNLUN System book to help you navigate the many choices of your life and stay the middle path.

Questions to reflect on

“I would like you to reflect on the following questions from time to time. This will help you choose, with integrity, the experiences and feelings that will be created by you during your daily life and spiritual awakening. Reflect on these questions as they will help you succeed on your journey, your spiritual homecoming. 

Does this situation or object in front of me provide greater clarity and comfort on my path? Do the people I associate with support me on my path in a positive or negative manner? Why am I on the path? What are my ultimate goals and purpose in living this life and traveling on this journey? 

Questions like these, along with self-introspection and an understanding of your own motives, will keep your path free of distractions and obstructions and anything else that is draining you of your precious energy, which is needed for the great work of discovery and mastery of yourself.” ~ page 66 of The KUNLUN System Book

Purifying The Unconscious Mind 

It is part of the middle path for us to discover, acknowledge, and change the root within the unconscious mind that has caused the problems that exist within and outside of ourselves. I call this the dark night in the forest, and it is something we all must experience. This means that we have to consciously see and remedy the causes of our pain. These pains of experience have always been there within you, but forgotten in the streams of time.

Everyone on the true path must eventually face their inner self, even though they may not like what they might see or feel or experience at those moments of purification. Try looking at these thoughts and emotions as mind experiences, a picture of past experience forgotten in the desert of the mind and buried within the sands of the unconscious mind. Do not look at these expressions of self as weaknesses, as if you have flaws, inadequacies, or something that makes you seem less than another person. Remember, everyone has such experiences.

We have shared many approaches to purifying our minds towards awakening. One additional purification practice from our tradition is called the Burning Skeleton.  This transformational meditation “burns out” mental and energetic impurities that cannot be seen by the conscious mind. In the gold dragon way, the “un-seeing” mind can hold back the manifestations of our practices from coming to realization. Awakening is 98% purification.

We invite you to join us for our upcoming class to support you in purifying the mind. 

内省&中道を歩む

皆さんは自分の感情の状態が身体の内側の働きと外側の世界に対してほのかに影響を及ぼしている事に気がついていますか?

私達がカルティベートしている霊的錬金術は、私達のマインドと私達が中道を歩く能力に直結しています。

感情が創り出すマインドのエナジーは直接的に肉体と精神と霊的健康に影響を与える力を持っています。

マインドは私達みんなが持っている最も強力な道具です。この強力なエッセンスは私達の運命を左右し、どのように他と関係性を育むか、外側のどのようなものを引き寄せるのかに影響を及ぼします。

ポジティブな感情はクンルンエナジーと融合すれば、自分の制限の無い可能性を達成する事を許してくれます。この制限の無い可能性が私達の人生のポジティブな出来事に導いてくれます。

ネガティブな感情は自分が望まない物を内側と外側両方の世界で引き寄せる事をします。ただ、ネガティブな感情と呼ばれているものは学ぶ道を提供します。道教の三宝がこの旅をする上で役に立ちます。

マインドの体験を変容させる

いつもお伝えしていますが、ネガティブなマインドの体験と呼ばれているものが表面化した時に、それらをポジティブな体験に変容させる事ができます。その体験に反応するのではなく、その体験から学ぶのです。これが霊的錬金術であり、ゴールドへ導く変容です。

殆どの人は、外側で起きた出来事が直接私達のマインドへ影響を与えるためにネガティブな部分に意識を向けます。

私達カルティベーターは、自分の一番ピュアなハートのエッセンスである光を錬金術として使い道を清めていきます。私達は自分でこの人生のポジティブなゴールを決めて、そこから外れないように修正しながら生きていきます。

この内側のポジティブな状態を達成した存在になるために様々な伝統が残されています。本当は自分が何か決断をする際には一旦立ち止まり、ゆっくりとした状態になることにより思考が静まり、中道をカルティーベートするサポートが入ります。

もし自分の選択がバランスの取れたものでありポジティブな目的のためであるのかを内省しなければ、その決断は極端なものになる事が殆どです。このように考え無しに行動すると良い結果を産まない有害な体験へと導かれることになります。

友よ、上手に選択してください。執着無しにその瞬間の中にある自分の自然な状態を信じて耳を傾けて下さい。本当の美徳と奥深くにある感覚は自然そのものへの鍵を提供するだけではなく、自分の奥深くに隠れている真実へ入ることを許してくれます。この真実は外側の世界に気を散らされることにより失われます。

中道を歩む

人間のマインドは外側の世界に命令される事よりも遥かに能力があります。世界のマインドは沢山の美徳なき考えや行動を私達のスタンダードなものとして植え付け、次の世代にこの現実を受け継がせていきます。

どんな事が起こったとしても、自分のとった行動に対しては責任をとらなければいけません。これは何かのせいにしたり、人に責任を擦り付けたり、他の人間を破壊しようとしたりしないという事も含まれます。身体とマインドでどう反応するか、自分の周りの人に対してどう対応するかは、ほのかですが深く私達の運命を左右します。

『中』道に居続ける事が人間として道を歩むにあたり美しい変容を自分がいる全てのレベルでもたらす事を確証してくれます。

この道をなぜ自分が歩んでいるのか、何を自分がカルティベートしているのか、自分の霊的最終ゴールは何なのかを覚えておいてください。

私がかつて叡智を求め、様々な伝統の沢山の先生方から学んでいた際に発見した事で一番際立つ事は、本当の覚醒とは完全なる楽しみの中、自分から自由になり、苦しみと執着という内側の闇と繋がる鎖から自由になる事だと理解した時です。

この道を歩むにあたり外側の世界に気を散らされる出来事は沢山あります。この時代私達は今までの歴史上の全ての人々よりも欲望の世界に生きていると思います。

皆様が人生の中で行う沢山の選択の中で、中道にいられるように導く事をサポートできるように、私はクンルンシステムの本の中に記載されているこの引用を皆様にお伝えいたします。

熟考する質問

『この質問を時々自分にして欲しいと思います。それによりあなたは正直に選択し、あなたの日常生活と霊的目覚めの中で経験と感覚を育んでいくからです。これらの質問を熟考すればあなたの旅の成功と霊性の帰郷の助けになるでしょう。

この状況または目の前にあるものは自分の道に、より偉大な清澄さと心地良さを与えてくれるのでしょうか?私が関わっている人達は自分が道を歩むにあたってポジティブまたはネガティブなサポートをしてくれるだろうか?なぜ自分はこの道の上にいるのか?私の最終的なゴールとこの世界に生きている目的とこの旅をしている理由は何なのか?

このような質問を内省と共に行い、自分の動機を理解していくと、外側の世界に気を散らされたり、道の上にある障害物に妨害されたり、自分をマスターし発見する偉大な仕事に必要な、あなたの貴重なエネルギーを奪っている全てのものから自由になる事ができます。』クンルンシステムブックより 

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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

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