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The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (Shambhala Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

This guide to the spiritual landscape of Taoism not only introduces the important events in the history of Taoism, the sages who wrote the Taoist texts, and the various schools of Taoist thinking, but also gives the reader a feel for what it means to practice Taoism today.

The book is divided into three parts:

   1.  "The History of Taoism" traces the development of the tradition from the shamans of prehistoric China through the classical period (including the teachings of the famous sage Lao-tzu), the beginnings of Taoism as a religion, the rise of mystical and alchemical Taoism, and the synthesis of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

   2.  "Systems of Taoism" explores magical sects, divination practices, devotional ceremonies, internal alchemy, and the way of right action.

   3.  "Taoist Practices" discusses meditation, techniques of cultivating the body, and rites of purification, ceremony, and talismanic magic.

A comprehensive bibliography for further study completes this valuable reference work.

Synopsis:

An introduction to Taoism, divided into three sections: history of Taoism, systems of Taoism and Taoist practices. The book follows Taoism from its Shamanic roots in Chinese prehistory to the Taoism of today, and examines the various schools and practices of Taoism such as meditation techniques.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-255) and index.

About the Author

Eva Wong is an independent scholar and a practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages. She has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including A Master Course in Feng-Shui; Tales of the Taoist Immortals; The Tao of Health, Longevity, and Immortality; and The Shambhala Guide to Taoism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570621697
Author:
Wong, Eva
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Taoism -- China -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Guides
Series Volume:
1st
Publication Date:
19961217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.84 in. .91 lbs.

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