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Taoism

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  • The Resurrected Skeletonby Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (369286 B.C.E.) encountered a skull that later in a dream praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with poets in the second and third centuries and found renewed significance with the founders of Quanzhen Daoism. These philosophers turned the skull into a skeleton, a metonym... more...

  • Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhiby Zhongxian Wu; Karin Taylor Wu

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 65.00

    A detailed explanation of the building blocks of Chinese metaphysics, the 22 Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches upon which Chinese medicine, astrology and FengShui are based. Poetic descriptions dating from the Song dynasty give the reader a deep understanding of the meaning of each and of their interrelationships. more...

  • Nan-ching?The Classic of Difficult Issuesby Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 1986; US$ 12.95

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  • Barefoot Doctor's Handbook for Heroesby Stephen Russell

    Barefoot Doctor 1999; US$ 14.45

    Based on the ancient Taoist idea of the 'Five Excellences', this handbook will teach you how to raise your profile to unprecedented heights in order to convey your own unique message to the world and thus make yourself available to receive bucket loads of money, and all in a spiritually sorted way. Whether beginning the quest or an old hand, this handbook... more...

  • Bagua Daoyinby Jinghan He; David Alexander

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 19.95

    In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoismby Brandon Toropov; Chadwick Hansen

    DK Publishing 2002; US$ 18.95

    You're no idiot, of courser. You know Taoism is one of the world's oldest religions, based on simplicity and balance. However, you may not know it has important parallels with modern Western faith; health, ecology, even in pop culture icons as Luke Skywalker and The Beatles. But you don't have to sit at the feet of a Taoist master to learn how... more...

  • A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thoughtby Chad Hansen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 49.99

    1. An Introduction with Work to Do. 2. The Context of Chinese Philosophy: Language and Theory of Language. Part I The Positive Dao Period. 3. Confucius: The Baseline. 4. Mozi: Setting the Philosophical Agenda. Part II The Antilanguage Period. 5. Mencius: The Establishment Strikes Back. 6. Laozi: Language and Society. Part III The Analytic Period. 7.... more...

  • Cultivating Perfectionby Louis Komjathy

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    This important work focuses on early Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) Daoism, a twelfth-century Daoist religious movement and subsequent monastic order. Emphasis in this first study to approach Quanzhen from a comparative religious studies perspective is placed on the complex interplay among views of self, specific training regimens, and the types of... more...

  • Daoismby Paula Hartz

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Discusses the history, basic beliefs, and traditional practices of Daoism as well as the renewed interest and growth in modern China and the world. more...

  • The Tao of Forgivenessby William Martin

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.95

    Bestselling Taoist author William Martin brings the power of the Tao to the essential practice of forgiveness, creating a unique path from guilt, blame, and shame to peace of mind and freedom. How do we forgive when forgiveness seems impossible? William Martin, author of the bestselling The Parent's Tao Te Ching , provides practical and time... more...