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Taoism

  • The Tao of Craftby Benebell Wen

    North Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 28.95

    For the first time in English, Benebell Wen reveals the rich history and theoretical principles underlying the ancient practice of crafting Fu talismans, or magical sigils, in the Chinese Taoist tradition and gives detailed instructions for modern practitioners who would like to craft their own Fu. Fu talismans are ideograms and writings typically... more...

  • Daoist Reflections from Scholar Sageby Damo Mitchell; Paul Mitchell; Lauren Faithfull; Donna Pinker; Tino Faithfull; Seb Smith; Roni Edlund; Linda Hallett; Ellie Talbot; Kulsoom Shah; Richard Agnew; Robert Aspell

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 20.51

    Bringing together popular articles and new work from Damo Mitchell and his students at the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, this book covers intriguing but rarely discussed topics. Discover the importance of the pineal gland, learn to find contentment in centeredness rather than excitement, explore the Five Spirits of Daoism, and much more. more...

  • Ba Zi - The Four Pillars of Destinyby Serge Augier

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 15.12

    BaZi (Chinese astrology) is the key to understanding your own character and the characters of others. This book explains how it works and how to draw up and interpret a basic chart. Detailed and practical information is given on the strengths and weaknesses of each character type and how these affect your everyday interactions. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    'The Book of Tea' by Okakura Kakuzo shows how tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessible to Western audiences because, though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English. In this book he explains tea in the context of Zen and Taoism as well as the secular... more...

  • Lao-tzu?s Tao and Wu Weiby Lao-Tzu

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    The Tao Te Ching is a spiritual, inspirational work that guides us through life, helping us to live within each moment and find the beauty that is all around each of us. Simple, beautiful, and life changing. The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy (Dàojia) and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and... more...

  • Four Testamentsby Brian Arthur Brown; Francis X. SJ Clooney; David Bruce; K. E. Eduljee; Richard Freund; Cyril Glassé; Victor H. Mair; Jacqueline Mates-Muchin; Arvind Sharma

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 54.99

    Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions?the Tao Te Ching , Dhammapada , Analects of Confucius , and Bhagavad Gita ?inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore possible points of connection and divergence, and to better understand people who practice these traditions. more...

  • Thus Spoke Laoziby Charles Q. Wu; Charles Q. Wu

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) by Chinese philosopher Laozi (Lao Tzu) is one of the most popular Chinese texts, with more than 100 translations available. Why another? Author Charles Q. Wu believes that his explorations of the infinite nature of the Daodejing can ?bring the readers yet another step closer to what Laozi actually says and how he says... more...

  • Chinese Alchemyby Jean Cooper

    Red Wheel Weiser 2016; US$ 14.95

    Here in one slender volume is a basic introduction to Chinese alchemy?a tradition that dates back 5,000 years. Chinese alchemy, largely associated with Taoism, has a recorded history of more than 2,000 years, but traditionally it goes back even further to nearly 3000 BC and the time of the Yellow Emperor. While Western alchemy was concerned with... more...

  • In Search of the Folk Daoists of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With case studies on parts of Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and... more...

  • Daoist Nei Gong for Womenby Roni Edlund; Damo Mitchell; Sophie Johnson

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 24.95

    Available in the written form for the first time, the specific practice of Nei Gong for women is explained in this book. Maximising the potential of the female energetic system, Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell present teachings that make Nei Gong far more effective for women that the male-oriented methods usually taught. more...