I have taken workshops on all three levels of Fusion of the Five Elements with Mantak Chia way back 17 years ago. The lovely thing about personal instruction is you are guided step-by-step through the practice. The problem is that over the years there are bits and pieces of information that you forget. Many years later on I also got the Mantak Chia's videos - just about all of them, including the ones for Fursion of the Five Elements and I highly recommend them. It's like having Mantak Chia in your own room, guiding you step by step.
Then I got this book and I'm so glad I did because in this book I found even more information, more advanced practices and imagery that was not covered in the video.
Before you begin working with the practices in this book you should know how to work with Microcosmic Orbit. That is covered in few of Mantak Chia's previous books "Awaken the Healing Energy of Tao" and "Awaken the Healing Light of Tao".
In Taoist Alchemy emotions are considered to be stored in different organs: lungs, heart, spleen, kidneys and liver. Fuson of the Five Elements involves working with the imagery and healing sounds which help to transmute the negative aspects of energy into positive in each of the organs, and then gathering the purified energy into appropriate collection points, establishing it in four paquas (baguas), fusing it and then creating a pearl, circulating it around the microcosmic orbit, shooting it out, forming another body, absorbing more energy and bring it back into the physical body. That's just the first level.
The practice extensive use of your power to create vivid images. The effects of the practice are noticeble from the very beginning. If the practice seems too complex, go ahead and get videos. They will make the entire process very easy to do. The practice is actually much easier to do then to describe.