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Taoism

  • Secret of the Golden Flowerby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99

    This ancient esoteric treatise was transmitted orally for centuries before being recorded on a series of wooden tablets in the eighth century. It was recorded by a member of the Religion of Light, whose leader was the Taoist adept Lu Yen (also known as Lu Yen and Lu ?Guest of the Cavern?). It is said that Lu Tzu became one of the Eight Immortals using... more...

  • Quantum Soupby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    This series of philosophical essays links the ancient wisdom of the East with the informality of the West, providing food for thought so energizing it will send your mind dancing. Lavishly illustrated throughout with the author's own expressive Chinese calligraphy. more...

  • Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountainby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 22.95

    Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. more...

  • Essential Tai Jiby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    Chungliang Al Huang shares the basic movements of Tai Ji - and its relationships with nature, space and time - alongside stunning, inspirational photography by Si Chi Ko. The book promotes strength, relaxation and clarity, as Master Huang teaches how to unify mind and body, achieving a healthier and more fulfilling state of being. more...

  • Dao De Jingby Roger Ames; David Hall

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    In 1993, archaeologists unearthed a set of ancient bamboo scrolls that contained the earliest known version of the Dao de jing . Composed more than two thousand years ago, this life-changing document offers a regimen of self-cultivation to attain personal excellence and revitalize moral behavior. Now in this luminous new translation, renowned China... more...

  • Early Daoist Dietary Practicesby Shawn Arthur

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    Focusing on the early medieval herbal recipes found in the Lingbao Wufuxu (The Preface to the Five Lingbao Talismans of Numinous Treasure), this study analyses Daoist asceticism and ideas regarding the body, health, grain avoidance diets, the Three Worms, and immortality. Arthur examines the synthesis of religion, medicine, and correlative cosmology,... more...

  • Relax, You're Already Homeby Raymond Barnett

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 13.95

    Simple ways to a fuller and more vibrant existence, drawn from the Taoist tradition and shaped to fit our modern lives. Relax, You?re Already Home explores how we can enrich our lives in modern America by incorporating simple habits discovered in the Taoist tradition. We don't have to dramatically reshape our lives or perform time-consuming... more...

  • The Secret of Everlasting Lifeby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Dong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. This translation reveals the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages. more...

  • Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of Chinaby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more...

  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth... more...