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- Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 14.95
Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T?ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 27.00
?The way that can be told is not the eternal Way; the name that can be named is not the eternal Name.? So begins the first verse of the mysterious Dao De Jing, foundation text of the ancient Chinese religion of Daoism. Often attributed to semi-mythical sage Laozi, the origins of this enigmatic document - which probably came into being in the third... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95
The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble qualities but rather as an embodiment of humanity's basest vices, greed and lust, a maleficent demon who preyed on the weak and vulnerable. In The Sinister Way,... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 14.95
The Tao Te Ching—one of the most loved and widely translated books in human history—has appeared in countless English-language versions. But no modern translation has yet captured the essential thrust of Lao Tzu?s work as a practical guide to living an awakened life. Now William Martin, whose acclaimed previous reinterpretations of the Tao (for parents,... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2012; US$ 12.99
Exploring our relationship to nature?to animals, to plants, and to natural places?this book asks how that relationship can be shaped into an appropriate one that contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. Religions and philosophies have much to say about our relationship with nature, and Chinese Daoist philosophy has long been regarded... more...
- World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99
Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper?s writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 33.99
Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching ( The Book of the Way and its Virtue ) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume... more...
- Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 89.99
This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99
Naturalism?s Philosophy of the Sacred furthers the tradition of religious naturalism by offering an approach to the sacred through the metaphysical categories of ordinality and ontological parity put forward by twentieth-century American naturalist Justus Buchler. The book?s chief argument is that the most effective antidote to religious violence... more...
- Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 17.50
The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world, its principles can be found in the flow patterns of water. Alan Watts captures the Spirit of the Tao, the actual experience of that attitude to life. The ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom is medicine for the ills of the West but it cannot be taken as medicine but... more...