“Dual Cultivation” is mentioned in many Chinese cultivation novels. But what exactly is it? And what are these “Cauldrons” or “Furnaces” sometimes mentioned alongside it?
Just based on the context provided in the novels, it’s easy to get a general idea of what Dual Cultivation entails. However, the concept of Cauldrons is usually a little more difficult to grasp.
Interestingly, these two terms are closely linked and have real-world history behind them. This article will hopefully shine some light on their origin and meanings.