Ge Hun( Ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher and scientist)
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Biography Ge Hun
Ge Chzhichuan, prozv. Baopu-tzu (Chinese. "Sage, enveloping the pristine simplicity")
(284 - 363 or 283 - 343) --
The author of the treatise "Baopu-tzu," theorist "doctrine of immortality (hsien Xue). According to GH, a person can achieve physical immortality and holiness manifested in supernatural abilities by a certain religious practices (gymnastics and breathing exercises, meditation) and the alchemy. However, G.H. denied the possibility of immortality of the soul as distinct from the body of spiritual substance. The theoretical basis of alchemy G.H. is the recognition of the unity of the world, the availability of the universal connection of all its phenomena and universality of transformation and change. Treatise G.H. in addition to the extensive empirical material in the region. Chemistry also contains valuable information on traditional Chinese. Pharmacology. Important role in the philosophy G.H. played astrology, magic and the occult.