Mao Shan Moon Essence Drawing
“This is the same model as for Qi in Daoism, Prana in Yoga and the Astral Light/Magnetic-Electric Fluid in western magic. The master of western magic will call these electrical (yang) and magnetical (yin). Furthermore, a master can separate the two and use them for different functions, or in combination for various effects…As another interesting sideline, the Witches of Thessaly in ancient Greece were said to have mastered a technique known as Drawing Down the Moon in order to fuel their sorcery…The ancient scriptures of Maoshan also teach how to draw in the Essence of the Moon…”
The most common method is to physically look at the moon, standing in a relaxed posture and gazing at it. Some texts suggest protruding the tongue. Breathe in the essence of the Moon and visualise its yellow light building on the tip of the tongue in a bubble. When you intuitively feel it is ready, swallow and nestle it in the dantian. Practice regularly at least weekly.
One can also practice without the Moon being present, simply visualising the Moon above the crown point of the top of your head. With natural breathing. Inhale the yellow lunar ‘cream’ down your central channel into the dantian.
The method of imbibing the solar essence is almost identical. The magician simply faces the Sun. Ideally, this would be done on waking and facing the East as the solar disc is rising. Breathing in the red energy and storing it in the dantian to add to the total store of Qi.
the text above was pulled word-for-word from Fox Magic: Handbook of Chinese Witchcraft and Alchemy in the Fox Tradition by Jason Read.