Students must complete this program before graduating to the high level systems. The aim of Daoist Inner Alchemy and Neigong is not only good health and to balance inner energy but to realize the Dao and attain Enlightenment. Among the many traditions of Taoist Alchemy, the foundational common goal was to establish the “elixir pill” within the Lower Dantian which remains with the practitioner forever. The “elixir pill” is created when our Essence (Jing), Energy (Qi) and Spirit (Shen) and our Yin and Yang Qi returns to their primordial state. From this point the true energy in the dantian (“zhen qi”) begins to awaken and one can access higher degrees of emptiness and enlightenment. In Taoist terminology this is the transition from the Post-heaven state to the Pre-heaven state. To realize the Dao, we must first realize the primordial state within ourselves. Through the process of Neidan and Neigong our internal energies awaken to a very high capacity, much more than is required for healing illness. Some masters have developed this internal energy to amazing lengths that it often feels like an electrical current of pure energy. This type of attainment was a closely guarded secret within Taoist traditions. Only a few select students were given access to these higher level teachings. This was of course after many years of hard work and dedication to the master. Students were often made to practice preparatory exercises (that were often unnecessary) for years until, after their perseverance, they were deemed ready for the real teachings of Daoist Alchemy and Neigong. After establishing the “elixir pill” the various traditions develop in different ways. Certain traditions seek to realize the Dao through the the martial path whereas other traditions take the alchemical route and seek the Dao through the path of the immortal fetus (golden elixir) “jin dan”. However, this is really just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, there are hundreds of paths and systems in Daoism that are used to realize the Dao. I have systemized these methods to enable a complete beginner to reach the goal as fast as possible in a structured path.